Go Back   theDIBB > Walt Disney World and Other Florida Vacation Planning > Accommodation
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Accommodation Hotels, Resorts, Villas Questions and Info
Ocean Florida
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 6 Dec 19, 09:57 AM  
Link to this Post
#25
dreamisawish
Thread Starter
slightly serious Dibber
 
dreamisawish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 17
Mobile

Originally Posted by Clare View Post
Portofino is undergoing a refurb, tbh I never liked the big flowers on RPRs bedroom wall and preferred PB, but having seen a video of a new room at PB ... lets just as Im preferring the RPR rooms.

New PB rooms appears harsher than before, more masculine and the carpet reminds me of something my cats used to do on the carpet. Such a shame but I still love PB.
I need to have a look at these rooms! We will be going in September 2020 so I imagine if they are returning now then the majority of rooms will be done by then. Ill see if I can find a picture of the refurb online.
__________________
~

DLP | June 2015 | Dec 2016 | Sept 2017 | Oct 2017 | Nov 2018

WDW | April 2009 | Feb 2019
dreamisawish is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
The second /Once in a Lifetime/ trip
Reply With Quote
Unread 6 Dec 19, 10:07 AM  
Link to this Post
#26
soraia
slightly serious Dibber
 
soraia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 11
Location: London
I've never stayed at Portofino but have stayed at HRH and various times at RPR. For me what would swing it is the location - although you can get the water taxi from all 3, HRH and RPR are much closer than Portofino. You could walk from both to city walk in 10 mins, whereas it would easily be double that staying at Portofino. 20 mins doesn't sound too bad but when you have been walking around in parks in the sun all day the last thing you want is a 20 mins walk. (just flagging as there are times when the water taxis are down due to rain/thunder - or if you just miss one you have to wait 20 mins)

I personally love the decor at RPR but I understand that is completely subjective. The whole hotel has a really relaxing vybe and although 200 isn't much for 8 nights I'd save it and have a couple of nice meals etc
soraia is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Happy Birthday to...Me! Florida 2019
Reply With Quote
Unread 7 Dec 19, 09:01 AM  
Link to this Post
#27
Clare
Imagineer
 
Clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 02

Clare's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 6
Restaurant Reviews: 6

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 17
Guidebook Reviews: 1
Originally Posted by dreamisawish View Post
I need to have a look at these rooms! We will be going in September 2020 so I imagine if they are returning now then the majority of rooms will be done by then. Ill see if I can find a picture of the refurb online.
Refurb is meant to be during first 2 quarters of 2020 but some rooms appear to have been completed already (or potentially trial rooms?). Room I saw online now has blue headboard and white/cream walls (instead of white/cream headboard and blue walls), curtains are a dark blue/navy print and carpets a pattern of blue/brick colour.
__________________

1992/1994/1995/1997/1999/2001-offsite/POFQ * 12/2004-RRP/CSR/YC * 12/2006-PB/YC CL * 05/2007-BWI * 12/2007-GF CL/BWI CL * 05/2009-BWI CL * 05/2010-BWI CL *
11/2011 - BWI CL - Trip Report
12/2012 - BC CL - Trip Report
05/2014 - WL CL/GF CL - Trip Report
Clare is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Going back sooner than I thought
Reply With Quote
Unread 8 Dec 19, 07:07 PM  
Link to this Post
#28
Rescuer
Imagineer
 
Rescuer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 12

Rescuer's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 6
Mobile

Weve stayed in all 3 of them this year. There is nothing I dislike about any of them but there are things I love.

Rpr- I really like the pool here and club level here is fantastic. Its also a good location and if you want to explore sapphire falls or Aventura its really easy to walk across through the convention centre.

Hard Rock - my favourite location. I love the closeness of the original universal park. Also like the vibe around the pool.

Portofino - larger rooms are great and I love the courtyard for either a Starbucks breakfast or a glass of wine from the thirsty fish - its like a holiday within a holiday. Also love Sals for pizza.

I dont really think you can go wrong with either of the 3.

We are booked in at RPR club level in the summer for a week again and have Aventura booked for our next trip.
__________________
Rescuers Reports Food - 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 x2, 2019 x2 Trips Christmas 2018, April 2019, July 2019
Rescuer is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Universal Mardi Gras
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu

Attraction Tickets

US Dollar Rates
Covent Garden FX  $1.2960
FAIRFX  $1.2840
John Lewis  $1.2957
M&S  $1.2745
Post Office  $1.2662
Updated: 11:01 23/01/2020

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
Covent Garden FX  €1.1684
FAIRFX  €1.1585
John Lewis  €1.1682
M&S  €1.1495
Post Office  €1.1415
Updated: 11:01 23/01/2020

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Thu 23rd Jan 6:17am
Now: 12C/54F
Overcast Clouds
Overcast Clouds
Cloud Cover: 90%
Wind: 7mph - N Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1019mb
Humidity: 100%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 11:10 23/01/2020