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Old 04-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #16
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We just booked for our May trip at the Wyndham Cypress through the Army vacation rentals website for $394 for 7 nights. This price couldnt be beat! Saw all the great reviews so i am confident that we will love it. Its our first time staying off site. But, a stay at the Pop Century was more then double in price so i couldnt justify the price difference! We will be renting a car to do to Disney, Universal and Sea World. grandmadebby2, I will let you know if they still do the mid week cleaning!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #17
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We just booked for our May trip at the Wyndham Cypress through the Army vacation rentals website for $394 for 7 nights. This price couldnt be beat! Saw all the great reviews so i am confident that we will love it. Its our first time staying off site. But, a stay at the Pop Century was more then double in price so i couldnt justify the price difference! We will be renting a car to do to Disney, Universal and Sea World. grandmadebby2, I will let you know if they still do the mid week cleaning!
Sounds like you got a great price. thanks for checking out the mid week cleaning. It's not as fancy as Bonnet Creek but it is nice, quiet and not to far from Disney. Have a great vacation.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:59 AM   #18
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Sounds like you got a great price. thanks for checking out the mid week cleaning. It's not as fancy as Bonnet Creek but it is nice, quiet and not to far from Disney. Have a great vacation.
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Just got back from vacation and we LOVED the Cypress Palms! I had made a request for a renovated room and Kizzy at front desk worked with her manager to find us one. We got upgraded to a bigger room with balcony and it was very nice. We did NOT get a mid week cleaning but that was fine by us, we would just wash the towels in our washer and it was perfect. The only complaint is the timeshare presentation. The gift was nice but it lasted FOUR hours instead of 90 minutes (as advertised). Thank god we had extra time on our hands but if you're on a tight schedule, DONT do it!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #19
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Just got back from vacation and we LOVED the Cypress Palms! I had made a request for a renovated room and Kizzy at front desk worked with her manager to find us one. We got upgraded to a bigger room with balcony and it was very nice. We did NOT get a mid week cleaning but that was fine by us, we would just wash the towels in our washer and it was perfect. The only complaint is the timeshare presentation. The gift was nice but it lasted FOUR hours instead of 90 minutes (as advertised). Thank god we had extra time on our hands but if you're on a tight schedule, DONT do it!!!!!!!!!
We're staying here in October. What did you think of the renovations? Was everything new? I had read some reviews on Tripadvisor that there were new appliances and paint but that they kept the old furniture.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #20
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infopurposesonly : The reviews you read are right, the furniture and the shower were a bit outdated but still in good condition. The room was very clean and we would go back in a heartbeat. Especially for the Army vacation rental price of course....
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #21
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Yes, we booked through AFVC as well, so for that price we can't complain at all. Most reviews are good. I'm looking forward to it!
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #22
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The refurbished units

Hello...we are looking to book at Cypress Palms Sept 8-15 and can get a really awesome deal through tomorrow @ $199 for the whole week (through RCI) in a 2-bed condo. It will be myself, my spouse, my 3-year-old dtr & my elderly grandparents. I am a little skeptical b/c there are many "new" mixed reviews on tripadvisor about this place. Some of them say it has bugs everywhere INSIDE the unit; the carpets turns your feet black; hairs all in the tubs, shower and the bathroom floors; dirty, old uncomfortable furniture; etc... Then there are some reviews that the newest refurbed units are lovely & clean w/ new furniture. I'm so confused & scared & not sure what to do. It is between this resort & Silver Lake as I can get a 2 bed condo at either place for the same price right now. Both have mixed reviews on Tripadvisor. Are the beds comfy? I ask this b/c of my grandfather having a bad back and that is really important for him to have a comfy bed that is not worn out & sagging. Also, are the 2 pools & hot tubs sufficient enough for the size of the resort & the amt of people at the pools at any given time? I ask this mainly b/c my daughter loves to go to the pools when we are at the resorts. Also, does anyone know which units or bulidings are the newest refurbed so we know what to ask for to be booked? Are there any playgrounds for children? Any other advice would be truly appreciated, good or bad to help me in my decision. Again, I only have till tomorrow to book this, so if you could reply today that would be so helpful. Thanks DIS people!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #23
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Hello nemo7673!!!!!

I dont have answers to all your questions but here's what i have

We had a renovated unit and the bed was very comfy. We had a room facing the pool and it was NEVER ever crowded (in May). I cant remember our unit number but i had called the resort 2 weeks prior to our stay and had asked to put in a request for a renovated room. As i mentionned before, Kizzy at front desk, really spent alot of time finding us a renovated unit and she did. I didnt see a playground but we didnt really tour the resort, we basically parked in front of our unit and thats it. In the elevator, i did see a sheet with a schedule for children's activities but i dont recall what exactly since i didnt really pay attention (dont have kids). I personaly loved this resort!!!!!
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Hello nemo7673!!!!!

I dont have answers to all your questions but here's what i have

We had a renovated unit and the bed was very comfy. We had a room facing the pool and it was NEVER ever crowded (in May). I cant remember our unit number but i had called the resort 2 weeks prior to our stay and had asked to put in a request for a renovated room. As i mentionned before, Kizzy at front desk, really spent alot of time finding us a renovated unit and she did. I didnt see a playground but we didnt really tour the resort, we basically parked in front of our unit and thats it. In the elevator, i did see a sheet with a schedule for children's activities but i dont recall what exactly since i didnt really pay attention (dont have kids). I personaly loved this resort!!!!!
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Thank you very much for the info Jozymouse Much appreciated Was it clean? That's really a big thing for me, cleanliness, bugs etc freak me out...LOL
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Thank you very much for the info Jozymouse Much appreciated Was it clean? That's really a big thing for me, cleanliness, bugs etc freak me out...LOL
Cleanliness is also very important for me and it was indeed VERY clean. The doors to the rooms are outdoors so of course bugs CAN come in if your lights are on and its nightime etc. So, we made sure to close all the lights when we left and, when we came back, we hurried a bit to get into the room so bugs wouldnt come in..... hehe...but no big deal for us......!
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Cleanliness is also very important for me and it was indeed VERY clean. The doors to the rooms are outdoors so of course bugs CAN come in if your lights are on and its nightime etc. So, we made sure to close all the lights when we left and, when we came back, we hurried a bit to get into the room so bugs wouldnt come in..... hehe...but no big deal for us......!
Perfect...Thank you very much for the info
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This will be our first time staying here ( I have only stayed off property once, but for 249.00 for a week for a 2 bedroom condo we couldn't pass it up!) and was wondering about the kitchen. My Inlaws may be coming with us, and my MIL will want to cook some of the days. Are there pots/pans? Do we need to bring dish soap, ect?

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There is a fully equipped kitchen. They do provide dishwashing soap and some dishwasher detergent.
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Had an AMAZING time here. We fell in love with the condo, my 3 year old referred to it as the "hotel house". There was 7 of us, and we had a 2 bedroom lock off unit. Having 2 living areas and 2 washers/dryers and fridges was a blessing at times.

It was very quiet, and it appears that it was one of the newer rooms. Everything was clean, we had no complaints. We did have an issue with tiny little ants coming down a wall and onto the counter. We called the front desk when we discovered them (about 10PM) and by noon the next day they had sent a company out to spray. This resolved the issue.

The longest drive we had to a park was 15 minutes to Typhoon Lagoon.

My husband was offered the timeshare presentation when he check in, but that was the only time all week. We received no phone calls or notes under the door.

Still can't get over the fact that we only paid $248.00 for the week. We are going again in May and watching to see if we can get anywhere near the same deal. We would even be willing to pay the full resortcerts price of 499 for the week. Well worth it.
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I hate sitting through those things but I am always curious as to what the gift is. What did you get?

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Just got back from vacation and we LOVED the Cypress Palms! I had made a request for a renovated room and Kizzy at front desk worked with her manager to find us one. We got upgraded to a bigger room with balcony and it was very nice. We did NOT get a mid week cleaning but that was fine by us, we would just wash the towels in our washer and it was perfect. The only complaint is the timeshare presentation. The gift was nice but it lasted FOUR hours instead of 90 minutes (as advertised). Thank god we had extra time on our hands but if you're on a tight schedule, DONT do it!!!!!!!!!
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