PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL INFO...FAQ`s and more.......

tgarre06

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Aug 1, 2015
We are staying in the PB club in 7 days, so excited! Do you know what afternoon snacks they have available? TIA!
 

have2getaway

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Jul 5, 2005
I’m sure this has been asked before, but just curious what section to request to have the best proximity to the club lounge and boat launch?
 
  • Vicki Rickerd

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    Mar 13, 2016
    When we leave on Wednesday we will be leaving behind some came off dirt Coke, tide pods, dryer sheets and ponchos. If anyone can use them, let me know
     

    peachesafs

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 19, 2018
    Hi, we are coming Thursday and it will be our first time ever at Universal and Portofino. I'm getting a little nervous after reading some of the reviews about the renovations. How bad is the noise and renovations right now? With this being our first time there I was looking forward to enjoying this hotel and the parks with my family.
     

    DisGhost

    Earning My Ears
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    May 11, 2016
    So we are going to be at PBR Feb 16 - 19. When you search on those dates, it mentions the room renovations. We were considering moving our trip to the second half of the week instead, so I searched on the 19th- 22nd yesterday, and the room reno notice goes away and it says that the pool will be undergoing renovations Feb 18th - Mar 5th. Even though the 16th - 19th includes dates the pool will be closed, that is not at all mentioned in the notification for those dates. Which is super frustrating because had we known, we might have decided to go with RPR even though it would cost more. In the end we aren't moving our dates anyway, and will be sure to visit the pool on the 16th and 17th ahead of the closure.

    Once you get past March 5th, it goes back to mentioning the room renovations instead. It sure would be nice if they mentioned BOTH inconveniences taking place during our dates!
     

    DisneyLifePapioNe

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    Mar 9, 2017
    Hi, we are coming Thursday and it will be our first time ever at Universal and Portofino. I'm getting a little nervous after reading some of the reviews about the renovations. How bad is the noise and renovations right now? With this being our first time there I was looking forward to enjoying this hotel and the parks with my family.
    So we are going to be at PBR Feb 16 - 19. When you search on those dates, it mentions the room renovations. We were considering moving our trip to the second half of the week instead, so I searched on the 19th- 22nd yesterday, and the room reno notice goes away and it says that the pool will be undergoing renovations Feb 18th - Mar 5th. Even though the 16th - 19th includes dates the pool will be closed, that is not at all mentioned in the notification for those dates. Which is super frustrating because had we known, we might have decided to go with RPR even though it would cost more. In the end we aren't moving our dates anyway, and will be sure to visit the pool on the 16th and 17th ahead of the closure.

    Once you get past March 5th, it goes back to mentioning the room renovations instead. It sure would be nice if they mentioned BOTH inconveniences taking place during our dates!
    I wouldn’t worry to much about renovations, Universal’s really got some of the best around to minimize the impact of the renovations and provide a great guest experience.

    You can pool hop also, if something is an inconvenience.
     
  • DisGhost

    Earning My Ears
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    May 11, 2016
    I wouldn’t worry to much about renovations, Universal’s really got some of the best around to minimize the impact of the renovations and provide a great guest experience.

    You can pool hop also, if something is an inconvenience.
    Yeah I don't really care much about room renovations. Been there, done that. I do, however, care that the pool would be closed and it's not even mentioned! We don't really like the other pools much. It is part of a decisions about things.
     

    smiths02

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    Feb 13, 2009
    So we are going to be at PBR Feb 16 - 19. When you search on those dates, it mentions the room renovations. We were considering moving our trip to the second half of the week instead, so I searched on the 19th- 22nd yesterday, and the room reno notice goes away and it says that the pool will be undergoing renovations Feb 18th - Mar 5th. Even though the 16th - 19th includes dates the pool will be closed, that is not at all mentioned in the notification for those dates. Which is super frustrating because had we known, we might have decided to go with RPR even though it would cost more. In the end we aren't moving our dates anyway, and will be sure to visit the pool on the 16th and 17th ahead of the closure.

    Once you get past March 5th, it goes back to mentioning the room renovations instead. It sure would be nice if they mentioned BOTH inconveniences taking place during our dates!
    Oh man, I am glad I read this. We will be there Feb 15-22. We saw that the later part of the week was going to be warmer, so we were thinking about having a pool day (renting a cabana) like we did our last trip, but I guess not (not really interested in that at the quiet pool). Maybe we can see about the 17th (15th is arrival and 16th is our first day).
     

    DisGhost

    Earning My Ears
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    May 11, 2016
    Oh man, I am glad I read this. We will be there Feb 15-22. We saw that the later part of the week was going to be warmer, so we were thinking about having a pool day (renting a cabana) like we did our last trip, but I guess not (not really interested in that at the quiet pool). Maybe we can see about the 17th (15th is arrival and 16th is our first day).
    Yup we are in the same boat! Luckily, the second half of the trip is visiting the grandparents, who have a great pool!
     
  • peachesafs

    Earning My Ears
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    Oct 19, 2018
    Cannot say enough good things about this hotel. We are forever spoiled.
    we just returned today from the weekend and it was amazing. didn't encounter any noise and wasn't bothered by any of the renovations. we spent Thursday Feb. 13th at the pool because it was so nice outside. we would definitely stay there again the next time we go back.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    we just returned today from the weekend and it was amazing. didn't encounter any noise and wasn't bothered by any of the renovations. we spent Thursday Feb. 13th at the pool because it was so nice outside. we would definitely stay there again the next time we go back.
    Glad to hear you had such a good time and look forward to visiting again! And to not have been disturbed by renovations is good to hear.

    Appreciate you coming back to update us on your trip...... :wave2:
     

    tgarre06

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    Aug 1, 2015
    We are staying in the PB club in 7 days, so excited! Do you know what afternoon snacks they have available? TIA!
    I stayed last week, so I’m posting the answer to my question in case anyone wants to know! At lunch time the Club has white bread, wheat bread, peanut butter, jelly, Doritos, Smartfood, Pretzels, Goldfish, Milano Pepperidge Farm cookies, Nature’s Valley Oat bars and Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bars (all items individually packaged snack size). They have fruit infused water and lemonade. They also have out the coffee, hot water for tea, soda, bottled water, apples, oranges and bananas that are kept out all day.

    We had a blast and upgraded to annual passes, so we can go again for the Christmas festivities in early December. We will most likely stay again at PB in a Club room, we definitely found the Club worth it. My daughter and I love Disney (husband and son favor Universal now!), but I will agree with anyone that says Universal is more relaxing and more of a vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed not having to make fast pass and dining reservations. We were able to do what we wanted in the moment which was really enjoyable! All of us can’t wait to go back!
     
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    DisneyLifePapioNe

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    Mar 9, 2017
    I stayed last week, so I’m posting the answer to my question in case anyone wants to know! At lunch time the Club has white bread, wheat bread, peanut butter, jelly, Doritos, Smartfood, Pretzels, Goldfish, Milano Pepperidge Farm cookies, Nature’s Valley Oat bars and Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bars (all items individually packaged snack size). They have fruit infused water and lemonade. They also have out the coffee, hot water for tea, soda, bottled water, apples, oranges and bananas that are kept out all day.

    We had a blast and upgraded to annual passes, so we can go again for the Christmas festivities in early December. We will most likely stay again at PB in a Club room, we definitely found the Club worth it. My daughter and I love Disney (husband and son favor Universal now!), but I will agree with anyone that says Universal is more relaxing and more of a vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed not having to make fast passes and dining reservations. We were able to do what we wanted in the moment, which was really enjoyable! All of us can’t wait to go back!
    Glad to hear you had a great experience!

    We are so happy we finally became pass holders a couple of years ago also lots of great perks!!
     

    ilanakan

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    Jul 20, 2012
    I stayed last week, so I’m posting the answer to my question in case anyone wants to know! At lunch time the Club has white bread, wheat bread, peanut butter, jelly, Doritos, Smartfood, Pretzels, Goldfish, Milano Pepperidge Farm cookies, Nature’s Valley Oat bars and Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bars (all items individually packaged snack size). They have fruit infused water and lemonade. They also have out the coffee, hot water for tea, soda, bottled water, apples, oranges and bananas that are kept out all day.

    We had a blast and upgraded to annual passes, so we can go again for the Christmas festivities in early December. We will most likely stay again at PB in a Club room, we definitely found the Club worth it. My daughter and I love Disney (husband and son favor Universal now!), but I will agree with anyone that says Universal is more relaxing and more of a vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed not having to make fast pass and dining reservations. We were able to do what we wanted in the moment which was really enjoyable! All of us can’t wait to go back!
    We will be doing CL in Sep. Can't wait. What room request would you recommend we make for comfort - closest to club?
     

    patster734

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    Apr 4, 2004
    I stayed last week, so I’m posting the answer to my question in case anyone wants to know! At lunch time the Club has white bread, wheat bread, peanut butter, jelly, Doritos, Smartfood, Pretzels, Goldfish, Milano Pepperidge Farm cookies, Nature’s Valley Oat bars and Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bars (all items individually packaged snack size). They have fruit infused water and lemonade. They also have out the coffee, hot water for tea, soda, bottled water, apples, oranges and bananas that are kept out all day.

    We had a blast and upgraded to annual passes, so we can go again for the Christmas festivities in early December. We will most likely stay again at PB in a Club room, we definitely found the Club worth it. My daughter and I love Disney (husband and son favor Universal now!), but I will agree with anyone that says Universal is more relaxing and more of a vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed not having to make fast pass and dining reservations. We were able to do what we wanted in the moment which was really enjoyable! All of us can’t wait to go back!
    Now that you’re annual passholders, you might want to keep an eye on August. That is Passholder Appreciation month, and Universal will have special events (sometimes free but limited quantities) throughout the month. Many of the Citywalk restaurants, as well as Mythos, will have a secret menu item only available to passholders. So secretive that the servers usually weren’t aware and had to check with management (happened at both Margaritaville and Mythos).
     

    tgarre06

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 1, 2015
    We will be doing CL in Sep. Can't wait. What room request would you recommend we make for comfort - closest to club?
    I’d ask to be right in the main building (villas I believe). Our first room was right above the lobby with a beautiful view of the harbor. Unfortunately the room was very tired and not up to par. We were changed to a renovated room in the West Wing but the location of that room was still very close to the Lounge. I think we were the first people to stay in that renovated room!
     

    ilanakan

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    Joined
    Jul 20, 2012
    I’d ask to be right in the main building (villas I believe). Our first room was right above the lobby with a beautiful view of the harbor. Unfortunately the room was very tired and not up to par. We were changed to a renovated room in the West Wing but the location of that room was still very close to the Lounge. I think we were the first people to stay in that renovated room!
    Thanks.
     

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