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Unread 29 May 19, 07:46 AM  
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Originally Posted by Mr Tom Morrow View Post
I wouldn't say the rooms are bad, just tired. Plus they have allowed them to reach an unacceptable standard that wouldn't be allowed by Hilton or others who provide 4 or 5* accommodation.

It's the little things that annoy me.
Why should I have to screw the drawer handles back on every visit?
Why are there marks in the emulsion on the walls
The sink plug waste is brown as the chrome has peeled off
Sit in the bath and glance at the water pipe feeding the loo. Solid rust. That happens due to condensation - well change it!

Furnishings aside I could make a Studio room look pristine for under $750. They should have done that 5 years ago.
Thats unacceptable, I would expect those things in a cheap motel off the 192 but not in a deluxe Disney resort.
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Thats unacceptable, I would expect those things in a cheap motel off the 192 but not in a deluxe Disney resort.
So right. What is keeping my spirits up is seeing what they have done at OKW. Lovely job..

The trouble with Disney and other similar places is the 'designers' get carried away with ideas that maintenance Guys will tell you don't work.

An example is taps. Everybody knows if you have 3 separate pieces (hot, cold and spout) on a granite surface they are liable to move and they always do!
A plumber will say get the same effect with a 1 piece unit. No spinning. Job done.

It's the simple things they get wrong and those simple things manifest themselves in guest reviews.
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For April next year I'm thinking the refurb won't be complete and it looks like my family (sister and 2 nephews) will come with me. That means a 2 bed or 2 studios but I think a 2 bed is nicer familywise. Would you recommend OKW in that case? I keep seeing that it has the largest rooms onsite and it still is very close to DS.
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For April next year I'm thinking the refurb won't be complete and it looks like my family (sister and 2 nephews) will come with me. That means a 2 bed or 2 studios but I think a 2 bed is nicer familywise. Would you recommend OKW in that case? I keep seeing that it has the largest rooms onsite and it still is very close to DS.
If they start this Month as I was told in an E Mail I would suspect the end by date will be mid 2023 maybe 2022.

OKW is a lovely Resort, never stayed there but my Cosuin has owned there since they were built.
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If they start this Month as I was told in an E Mail I would suspect the end by date will be mid 2023 maybe 2022.

OKW is a lovely Resort, never stayed there but my Cosuin has owned there since they were built.
Thanks, I was ok with SSR until this last trip where it just seemed so tired and in need of a refurb. The grounds are still lovely and it's a peaceful resort but I think the crunchy carpet was the final straw for me.
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For April next year I'm thinking the refurb won't be complete and it looks like my family (sister and 2 nephews) will come with me. That means a 2 bed or 2 studios but I think a 2 bed is nicer familywise. Would you recommend OKW in that case? I keep seeing that it has the largest rooms onsite and it still is very close to DS.
I would definitely do the OKW 2 bed, the refurb there is very nice and the 2 bed is extremely spacious, I stayed in one in 2016.
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Tom, do you know whether the remodelled studios will get the 5th Murphy bed?
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Tom, do you know whether the remodelled studios will get the 5th Murphy bed?
Sorry I forgot to ask. Probably due to the fact it's invariably just the two of us and it slipped my mind.

However I will be amazed if they don't do a 5th bed as the room size will certainly take it. Would fit nicely in the current location of that awful TV and drawer unit that looks like it was acquired from a junk shop.
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