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Unread 19 May 19, 04:11 AM  
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We have stayed at both. We had a regular bay view room at Portofino and a suite at RPR but although we had more room at RPR due to room type, I believe that comparing regular room to regular room, Portofino will provide a lot more space.

We liked the room and large bathroom at Portofino but we had a number of service issues and found the staff unpleasant. We walked back to the hotel from the parks a couple of times, but didnt want to walk to the park and get all hot before even starting our day. On the other hand we walked to the parks, there and back, twice a day every day from RPR.

So there is no debate for us, based primarily on location, we would only consider RPR for future trips.
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Unread 19 May 19, 06:01 AM  
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I've stayed at both and think PB is nicer-larger rooms, more luxurious and quieter. DD had a birthday the day we arrived so we were upgraded in terms of room size and location. Also she had treats sent to the room by reception.

Once we had a RPR room that overlooked the park-loved sitting in the room and looking out at the hulk. We had very good service, here, too.

If price were the same, PB for size.
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Really enjoyed both and we like to go club.( you get a delux room at PB)
I just feel PB is better, bigger rooms. I like that you get a separate bath and shower. Nice and relaxing atmosphere, but so has RP.
Sitting in Starbucks in the early morning watching the boats is my favourite pastime.
The theming in both are excellent its a hard choice regardless of price!
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Unread 19 May 19, 09:52 AM  
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Stayed at both - adore RPR but Portofino is even better. If they were the same price then Portofino wins hands down. If RPR is considerably less expensive then I would choose that as it is still amazing.

RPR is closer to the parks, has a superb theme and is a beautiful hotel. Portofino has more pool options, bigger rooms and even better theming.

Whichever you choose you will love it. First time we stayed at any of the Universal hotels was amazing.
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Only stayed at RPR , love it, good for walking to parks, rooms good, staff lovely at pool, ate at jakes at hotel, food good, huge portions, also ate at Islands dining, gorgeous, but not cheap, staying again for 3rd time next year
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Might be worth noting PB is a big hotel with lots of small alleys and lots of steps so easy to get lost. RPR seems more compact. Both are very nice, but I'd probably choose RPR for the easier access, not as much time to discover the resort, plus I'm not a great fan of italian food.
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Watching with interest as we'e booked RPR this year. Loved our stay at PB, its only downside is the walking time to the parks (or boat) it does seem a bit further out. Other than that its a fab hotel.
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