Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Review Part 3 of 3

You will recall in Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: Review Part 1 and 2 that my family decided to stay at this resort for our third time.  We had checked in at the resort and were staying in the “Nemo” themed room in the Barbados section.  We had noticed that the room had some condensation issues, but were more worried about our son who had become quite ill during our visit.  We had carefully watched him for 2 days in the hotel room with him only getting more sick.  In the end, we had called 911 to assist.  Now, off to the ER…

My son was admitted and took many tests.  After 4 hours of my son asking to return to our Resort, we heard that he had severe Bronchitis.  The doctor asked if he has been around smoke or damp spaces.  I told him about our room and the condensation found on the walls and windows.  He insisted that we move from this room to a dry room at the Resort.  We used the cab service and got back to our room at 2 AM after getting my son’s medication.  Overly tired, we called the front desk and requested a room change.  We were on the phone with at least 3 cast members over various phone calls, and then finally spoke with the manager on duty.  The phone conversations took nearly 45 minutes, but we were eventually accommodated and even reimbursed for the cab fee.

After getting our approval for the room change, we were told we would be picked up in 10 minutes by a cast member who would take us to our new room.  We packed quicker than I could have ever imagined possible, then headed for our new room.  We were delighted after the evening we had had to see that we had been placed in the newly themed pirate room!  But to be honest, at nearly 4 AM, my husband and I said “cool”, then hit the sack!

When I woke, I was a bit nervous that my “Nemo” loving son would not like the new pirate theme.  My son woke up and looked around the room with confusion then with complete delight!  He started walking around the room looking at the pirate cross-bone curtain, boat-shaped beds, crate drawers, and hidden barrel refrigerator.  Nemo, what Nemo?  These rooms are so nice and new!  No condensation here, I checked!  The carpet, curtains and bedspreads are crispy new.  All three of us were completely enthralled with the room and were in love!

We were able to stay here in the pirate themed room at no additional cost for the remaining two nights of our stay there.  These rooms typically run $30 more per night than the standard “Nemo” themed rooms.  You will find that these rooms are located in the Trinidad section of the Resort.  My understanding is that Disney had many customers that did not want to stay in the remote Trinidad South areas.  In response, they created the exciting pirate themed rooms only available in that area.

In the end, we were pleased with our stay in the pirate themed rooms at the Caribbean Beach.  We are still very skeptical of staying in the “Nemo” themed rooms, but only because of personal issues from this trip.  While I have not had the opportunity to stay at this Resort since this trip, my son says we will definitely be getting the pirate themed rooms on our next visit to the Resort!

6 comments for “Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Review Part 3 of 3

  1. November 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Yay, a happy ending!

  2. November 14, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Your poor son, but luckily, he loved the pirates room. We stayed in Trinidad South one year (before the pirate theme), but it was just so far from everything. We were the last building on the parking lot side. If they had the themed rooms then, maybe it would have been worth it! 🙂 We usually stay at CBR, but now reading your review about the damp room, and my son having issues with bronchitus, I guess we have been lucky nothing kicked in for him while we were there. Next time we stay there I will be more conscious of the dampness before settling in! Glad your trip ended well!

    • November 14, 2010 at 3:53 am

      Well, I am not saying that all rooms are in that condition. However, if I ever get a room with condensation on the walls again anywhere, I am moving then!

  3. Nancy Toby
    January 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I stayed there 8-9 Jan 2011 and noticed condensation had formed on the inside of the windows on several of the other rooms (Jamaica area). It wasn’t particularly hot or humid outside, sounds like a system problem.

    • January 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Glad to know I am not the only one. If I ever get a room that has humidity problems, I am outta there!

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