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Old 09-13-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Portofino Bay versus Royal Pacific for 3 adults: Please help me decide!

We're traveling to Universal for the first time this Thanksgiving. We'll have a group of 3 adults & we're staying for 3 nights/4 days. We're currently booked at the Royal Pacific via the Cheap Tickets web site for a total of $934 (room + taxes). We have a standard 2-queen room reserved. I checked the AP rates today and it looks like we can get a 2-queen bay view room at Portofino Bay for $1077. Would this be an upgrade? If so, if it worth the extra $143? I've read that the Portofino Bay rooms are the nicest & biggest on property. Is this true?

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Old 09-13-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Depends..RPR is closer to the parks .If you aren't spending all that much time in your room, then it should be fine. We prefer PBH despite it being further away.We love the more adult vibe ( though there are still plenty of families ), the theming and yes the rooms are the largest and recently rehabbed.If you are planning on downtime at the resort, then I would go with PBH
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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I just stayed at PBH and fell in love, so luxorious! I checked out the Royal Pacific becaue i love the south seas but I still preffered the PBH.

Review of the Grand Floridian http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...2#post51494372
Review of the Portofino Bay http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3327615
Disneyworld/Universal Sept 2014 Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3326380
video of the grand Floridian http://youtu.be/79U98ll0BZ0
Video of the portofino bay http://youtu.be/v8sICd77gfY
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