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Old 07-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Caribe Royal Suites

Anyone ever stayed here? Pro-Cons comments

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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I'm interested in info on this resort too
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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Our family of 5 stayed 5 nights at the Caribe in May of this year. We very much enjoyed our stay and have no complaints. Essentially, we wanted to feel like we were staying in a hotel/resort, but wanted the space and the kitchen that a condo would provide;
this place fit the bill for us.

I requested the "Mousesaver's Rate" as quoted on the Mousesaver's website. At check-in, we also requested a higher floor room and extra towelsl. All requests were propmptly honored.

Our villa in Tower 4 looked exactly like the one displayed on the website. We had just the right amount of space, and enjoyed the full kitchen, washer and dryer, and 3 flat screen tvs. We also liked the screened in porch with a ceiling fan, which had a nice view of the lake and fountain.

We received a welcome basket and note because I "friended" the hotel on facebook before our trip, which I thought was a nice touch.

Housekeeping was excellent as was all customer service. The pool was beautiful and my kids enjoyed it very much. We liked the poolside bar for drinks and smoothies.

There was a car gate you had to use to go back to the villas, but my husband expressed that he would have liked to have had more security as in a "guard gate."

Our ride to the parks daily could not have been easier. We did not use the shuttle service.

I would stay here again.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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Our family of 5 stayed 5 nights at the Caribe in May of this year. We very much enjoyed our stay and have no complaints. Essentially, we wanted to feel like we were staying in a hotel/resort, but wanted the space and the kitchen that a condo would provide;
this place fit the bill for us.

I requested the "Mousesaver's Rate" as quoted on the Mousesaver's website. At check-in, we also requested a higher floor room and extra towelsl. All requests were propmptly honored.

Our villa in Tower 4 looked exactly like the one displayed on the website. We had just the right amount of space, and enjoyed the full kitchen, washer and dryer, and 3 flat screen tvs. We also liked the screened in porch with a ceiling fan, which had a nice view of the lake and fountain.

We received a welcome basket and note because I "friended" the hotel on facebook before our trip, which I thought was a nice touch.

Housekeeping was excellent as was all customer service. The pool was beautiful and my kids enjoyed it very much. We liked the poolside bar for drinks and smoothies.

There was a car gate you had to use to go back to the villas, but my husband expressed that he would have liked to have had more security as in a "guard gate."

Our ride to the parks daily could not have been easier. We did not use the shuttle service.

I would stay here again.
Happy planning!
Thanks for the great review, and for the tip about the Mousesavers rate! This place is moving to the top of my list.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Yes thank you for the wonderful review. I think the mousesaver rate where you get an extra $25 off food only goes through July 30 bookings.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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I just started a thread for any info on this hotel. I guess I didn't go back far enough! Any current information would be appreciated! Thank you
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #7
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I used hotwire to book Caribe Royale. It was one of the "secret deals" but I was able to easily deduce that it was the Caribe because it said "hurry the last person that booked this deal got the Caribe Royal". anyay I got it for $80 a night and there are no extra parking or resort fees!
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #8
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We booked a suite for Thanksgiving & loved it. We are Fl. residents & my daughter's birthday was on one of the days we stayed so we got a really great rate & then we got the day of her birthday for FREE!!! It was a birthday special, they even brought her a mini cake after we checked in.

Very easy to get to the parks, just hated paying the $15 a day @ the parks. Missed getting to do the magic bands but the rooms themselves were awesome! We will be back!
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We did book and go here in Oct of last year. The hotel was really nice and the villa quite large. We were happy with our stay. For its lack of mention on these boards, a hidden gem. We had the 2 bedroom for 185/night, and a $30/day food credit. I was very happy with the service and closeness to WDW. We found the distance to be about the same as the values with way more room. An AP did help with cost for parking since we did not use the shuttle but drove.
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There are great 'mousesaver' rates available for the villas.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #11
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We booked the Mousesavers deal for the villas! So excited. The reviews look great.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:51 PM   #12
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I used hotwire to book Caribe Royale. It was one of the "secret deals" but I was able to easily deduce that it was the Caribe because it said "hurry the last person that booked this deal got the Caribe Royal". anyay I got it for $80 a night and there are no extra parking or resort fees!
That seems like a steal. $80 a night is not bad at all.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:04 AM   #13
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Stayed here years ago (in the villa's) and when I saw the Mousesaver rate, we (my entire family) have decided to take advantage and are heading there next weekend.

The Villa's are great, washer/dryer full kitchen, every bedroom has it's own TV. and the screened in porch is also nice. We are not going to Disney this trip but headed to Universal for the first time in over 10 years.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:05 AM   #14
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Caribe is our favorite offsite hotel! We have thus far only stayed in the villas and that's our favorite for certain. We are staying this coming weekend in a 1 bedroom, though, and we're looking forward to being in the main buildings instead of back in the villa buildings (especially since we always end up in the farthest back villa building, not sure why, nice to walk instead of drive to the pool). But we will be back in the villas for Memorial weekend, as we just can't imagine giving up the space (2 teens really need their own bathroom if for more than one night) plus I adore the 2person jacuzzi tub in the master!
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Please keep us posted after you return! They were renovating one of the buildings (the first you pass) for the villas last fall when we visited. I wonder what they're like!
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