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ummm.. why did I have the idea that the Contemporary

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by Mari, Jan 10, 2009.

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    had better rates than the Poly??

    I checked online, and the Poly is a bit more affordable that staying in the Contemporary.... tower rooms...

    So.. I dont know where I got the idea that the COntemporary was less expensive...
     
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    Perhaps it is from time to time? The Poly usually is pretty pricey, so its being less than the Contemporary I would think it fairly unusual.

    So then? Are you staying at the Poly or the Contemporary? :D :D
     
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    Cause the Poly looks nicer than the Contemporary? That's what I always think.
     
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    Id be happy to stay in either...
     
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    I dont know....

    I like the fact the the COntemporary is within walking distance of MK.... How long would it take to walk to the Poly with a crying kid??? hahahahahaha
     
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    Not terribly long, actually. Well, from the ticket and transportation center, I mean. You can't walk from the MK to the Poly.

    There is the monorail from the MK to the Poly of course. :yes:
     
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    I'm a contemporary fan, whereas I didn't think much of the poly

    The poly has a great lobby that's for sure and the luau cove is really nice too. Once you're out there looking for your room though, it's just not very polynesian IMHO. However, no real reason to worry about getting to/from MK from the poly, there's the monorail, the boat and so on.

    The contemporary, whilst perhaps feeling less themed, is the perfect location for the MK. 5minute walk along the path and especially appreciated after a late night at the park. The resort itself has been refurbed recently with the rooms looking a lot more modern and tasteful than they used to be.

    We've stayed in both garden wings and tower room and being able to watch the fireworks from our room was simply superb. The music is piped in on one of the tv channels. There was also a computer there with free Internet Access included

    Add to that the new food court which is really well done with nice things on the menu, the california grill, the wave (not great), chef mickeys.. some nice shops, the monorail

    Well I know I prefer the Contemporary to the Polynesian every time

    The shot enclosed was taken from the bed in the room and although not a great photo it shows that we really could even lie in bed whilst watching the fireworks over a perfect view of the castle.
     

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    that looks good Keith, on our first kid free trip...................

    can you guarantee a MK view when booking?
     
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    yep :yes: there are various tower options including other side of the tower, cheapest, through to MK view concierge (and all the stages in between... well actually they go to the presidential suite in which I've been to a party but never stayed in :lol: )

    When I was booking, it was said that to go for the mk side but not specify MK view was the best deal because it was cheaper and most of the time you were high enough to see the castle anyway. However when I looked, the difference in price between that and guaranteed MK view was so small that it wasn't worth taking the cahnce
     
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    Absolutely fabulous shot, Keith!

    So you didn't care for the Wave, either then?
     
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    see my followup to your review
    http://wdisneysecrets.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/3/cat/22

    I did NOT care for the Wave one little bit.

    I went with an open mind, indeed I read your review and thought I bet it's not really that bad :lol: well you were right :yes:
     
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    Oh geez. I didn't realize you'd written a review.

    So they've not improved much, eh? :sigh: I had such hopes for that place! The organic component and the implication that there would be healthier choices (over counter service and fat laden sauced entrees) available.

    The bar area is neat though, isn't it? :yes:
     
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    I was very put off by my experiences at the podium I must admit.

    Once in the restaurant, well it was a fairly low cost surrounding for a higher cost meal. Not having our choice of wine didnt help much, having a server who didn't understand English very well also not optimal

    HOWEVER in fairness, all that having been said, the food was ok. Would we make an effort to go back? absolutely not but would we try it again one day? yeah sure
     
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    Well. there you go!

    Im sold on that view!!! ... and of course.. the rest of the reasons were also very good ones!

    Thank you Keith!!
     
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    I think I would try the Wave for a meal other than dinner. The menus certainly looked interesting for breakfast and lunch.
     

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