Loved CBR!

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Koda, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Koda

    Koda Mouseketeer

    Apr 27, 2005
    We stayed at CBR during marathon weekend, 1/10-1/13. It was myself, DH and 17 y.o DD.

    The resort is beautiful! All of the colorful buildings are around a big lake (you can rent boats to tour around if you like). There is a great walking/running path that was used by many runners while we were there (probably warming up for their races!). There is a really cool main pool area (DD made a comment that if she were younger, she would have loved to play there!). There are also 5 or 6 quiet pools throughout the resort, which never seemed very crowded.

    DDs favorite part was the sand beach that was just steps from our room. There were plenty of lawn chairs and several hammocks to relax in. There are several of these beaches sprinkled throughout the resort. DD said that one day as she was on the beach, a boat came up with several young kids on a "pirate treasure hunt". I didn't look into this, but it sounds like lots of fun for any child interested in being a pirate!

    We arrived via Magical Express at 12:45, and our room was ready when we got there! We walked from the check-in building to our room in about 5 minutes. We only had carry-on bags, and were able to pull them behind us.

    I had requested Martinique 22 or Jamaica 45, because I read on these boards that those were the closest standard room buildings to Old Port Royale. We were given room 2201 in Martinique 22.

    We ate at the food court 2x for lunch and 1x for breakfast. The food was always fresh and tasty. Lots of choices....I highly recommend the chocolate monkey cupcake! We ate outside at one of the umbrella table every time, so we could enjoy the perfect weather, and watch the boats on the lake.

    Yes, it is a large, spread out resort, and I could see how if you were in one of the farthest buildings, you would have a really long hike to the food court area. I would definitely request Martinique 22 or Jamaica 45, or else pay for preferred.

    It is a beautiful resort, though, and I love to walk and run, so the size was actually a plus for me.

    I hope this review helps!:)
  2. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    Thanks for your review......glad you had a great trip :). Our first onsite stay was at CBR and we loved everything about it. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again as it is a great resort with beautiful surroundings, fun pool, and great food court. We also thought the transportation was awesome as we never had any waits or overly crowded buses :goodvibes.
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  4. kaysmommie

    kaysmommie DIS Veteran

    Feb 27, 2006
    Thanks for your review! I also love CBR for the tropical theme. Very relaxing like Poly without the price tag.
  5. sfromma

    sfromma Earning My Ears

    May 21, 2011
    We love CBR, too! It was the first (and second) resort we visited. We haven't been back in a couple of years (trying others) but CBR is very special to us. It's gorgeous, clean, convenient and has a fantastic pool. Glad you liked it :)
  6. LovinPooh

    LovinPooh DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2008
    LOVE CBR! Gorgeous!
  7. KELLY

    KELLY DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    Thanks for the review. We are thinking of upgrading to a moderate this year. CBR and POR are the ones I'm looking at.
  8. P00H1010

    P00H1010 DIS Veteran

    Jul 29, 2011
    Glad you had a great time! We love CBR :thumbsup2
  9. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2006
    Glad to hear that you had a great stay at the CBR. The reasons that you enjoyed the resort are the same things that keep us going back year after year.

    Oh and I agree that the chocolate monkey cupcakes are delicious!
  10. nessz79

    nessz79 DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2007
    We love it, too! It's so pretty and relaxing :)
  11. FantasiaMagic

    FantasiaMagic DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2012
    That's great! Thanks for the great review! Glad you had a good time and everything went well...:)
  12. artemis908

    artemis908 EPCOTnaut

    Jun 5, 2012
    CBR is my favorite overall resort! Love the theming, price, and location. And so far it's never really felt crowded to me since it's so spread out. Also really like Old Port Royale. Personally I enjoy staying at Aruba 51 since there's a nice walk across the water.
  13. Linda T.

    Linda T. DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2005
    CBR is our favorite resort too! Everything you said about CBR is why we choose to stay there time and time again. Glad you had a great time!
  14. RHMH

    RHMH FTW Texas

    Jun 5, 2011
    Linda T - RHMH here, we are ready to grace the doors of CBR.

    Saturday 07/13/2013
    Arrive MCO 9:48AM
    Check in to Resort
    Receive Groceries from Wego Shop
    Disney Bus - Play Day At Downtown Disney
    T-Rex - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx919 - 4:00 PM

    Sunday 07/14/2013
    Magic Kingdom Magic Hours 10:00 PM- 1:00 AM
    Be Our Guest - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx933 4:45 PM

    Monday 07/15/2013
    Hollywood Studios Magic Hours 9:00 PM- 12:00 AM
    Sci-fi Dining - Lunch Reservation # xxxxxxxxx031 - 12:55 PM

    Tuesday 07/16/2013 Celebrate My 55th Birthday :cool1:
    Epcot Magic Hours 9:00 PM 12:00 AM
    Eat and Snack at World Showcase - Lunch
    Rose & Crown Pub - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx097 - 5:45 PM

    Wednesday 07/17/2013
    Animal Kingdom Magic Hours 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Ohana's Polynesian - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx031 - 7:05 PM

    Thursday 07/18/2013
    Blizzard Beach Water Park
    Chef Mickey Contemporary - Dinner Reservation # xxxxxxxxx825 - 7:35 PM

    Friday 07/19/2013
    Magic Kingdom Magic Hours 10:00 PM- 1:00 AM
    Tony's - Lunch Reservation # xxxxxxxxx743 - 12:50 PM

    Saturday 07/20/2013
    Hollywood Studios until flight at 7:20 PM
  15. Linda T.

    Linda T. DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2005
    RHMH your itinerary looks awesome. I'll post mine when I finish them up. I keep changing stuff around.
  16. tink's girls

    tink's girls Mouseketeer

    Aug 9, 2006
    we are thinking about staying here for our trip in june but i wanted to verify - are there double beds in the rooms that aren't kings, or are there queen beds? Thanks and I am glad everyone loves CBR!
  17. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011

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