- Jul 24, 2003
Courtyard By Marriott, LBV. Pool
LOL! Reunion Grande is at the Ginn Reunion Resort about 6 miles due south of WDW. The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes is near Sea World. The Rosen Shingle Creek is 2 miles from Pointe Orlando near the Convention Center (currently more-or-less on its own on fairly recently broken ground). The Ritz-Carlton and Rosen Shingle Creek are actually very close to one another.ok UK DEB, you win cant compete with those hotels, where exactly are they?
Like I have always said, some people like yourselves make the hotel part of the holiday and enjoy the luxury, others like myself see it as somewhere to sleep for the night and get away from, we never use any resort facilities. Florida is best place in the world at catering for eveyone.They might be budget, Wayne, but they look immaculate - I'd happily stay there!
It's a lovely resort isn't it.Fab pictures, Claire - I can just about make out both rooms we've stayed in!
That is so sweet....I hope your DS continues to take him on his holidays for ever more.In post #18 there is a Pooh bear on the bed, he has been on every trip since DS was born, In 13 years he has been abroad 47 times. Xmas will clock up his 50th, maybe we should have a party to celebrate.
Can't imagine ever leaving him, Its the only thing DS puts in the case. He turns 14 on Saturday, just like me will never grow up.That is so sweet....I hope your DS continues to take him on his holidays for ever more.
The first time we stayed, in May, 2003, we had a lovely room (to the left of Thirsty Fish in your second photo). It had a big balcony and shutters between the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom had a huge tub and separate shower. Elder dd somehow managed to wipe an entire memory card, comprising all our PBH shots. We have video footage, but no photos.I don't know why but I don't think I took a picture of the room or at least if I did then I must have deleted it! If you've got one Deb then could you post it please?
The Reunion Grande is a condo hotel, and you can choose either a one or two bed unit with a lounge/kitchen/dining area. At the Ritz-Carlton we stayed in a regular hotel room, although suites are available. We were lucky enough to stay at both (as well as Rosen Shingle Creek) shortly after they opened so, not only was everything shiny new, but we got unbelievably great rates. Reunion Grande still has that newness in its favour over the Ritz-Carlton. I absolutely adore Reunion (we also have 3 villa stays under our belts), but I would also happily stay at the Ritz-Carlton again. The service there is second to none.Debbie, I have always wanted to stay the the Ritz Carlton, but now my kids have got the Disney bug I find it hard to fit in.
But looking at your photos of Renuion Grande I may have to change my mind. What sort of room was that you stayed in?
How do they compare to the Ritz Carlton ?