It’s only two weeks late, I don’t lose too much credit for my book report, I mean trip report, right? Pictures will follow.
Studio at Jumbo. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER accept pool view again. We felt like the afternoon games were being played right in our room. The PA was sooooo loud. Good thing about room was, it was really close to an elevator. Not the main banks of elevator. It was a single smallish one. It was easy to get to Mara. Quick trip down to ground floor and around the pool and there was Mara. Two evenings we took our books and sat by the fire pit outside for an hour or so. Sounds boring, but we enjoyed it.
After 4 nights we switched to BCV. We had asked for a room close to an elevator. We got off the elevator and the room is about 30 steps away. I opened the door and gasped…….it was a pool view. But it was ok. It was the quiet pool. No noise to speak of at all. An almost perfect location. The only thing that could have made it better was if you could see fireworks. It was right across from the laundry room on the fourth floor but we never heard any noise from the laundry room. Nor any noise from the elevator. The room was set back a bit into the corner so I think that blocked a lot of hallway noise.
I think we had the most problems of all our trips this trip.
At AKL, with trash and towel day, we got towels and soaps, but no plates, bowls, etc. I called and got a big bag of stuff. Probably twice what should have been left.
At BCV, on the first day I borrowed a few DVDs. We were going to rest in the afternoon and watch a movie. I couldn’t figure out which setting the TV needed to be on for the DVD. Tried, tried, tried. Asked bell services when they brought our bags. They didn’t know. Asked in the gift shop, they didn’t know. After about an hour, I thought “are the wires plugged in”…Nope, nothing plugged into the DVD player. Ok, fished behind the dresser, got the wires plugged them in and nothing. Well, they are not plugged into the TV either. At this point I wasn’t moving TVs. My luck, I would have dropped the TV. So I went to the front desk, they sent housekeeping. Between my DH and housekeeping, they twisted the TV, got the wires, fished them through back and got everything working. By this this time, over 2 hours had past and we weren’t going to watch a movie now, we went back to the park.
Next day, I try to make toast. Tried, tried, tried. Nothing….called got new toaster. About an hr. later was eating toast.
Two days later we had a repeat of trash and towel service just like AKL. Got towels and soap, nothing else. I didn’t call. I just didn’t feel like tipping again for something that should have been done. (I did tip at AKL)
But it worked out OK in the end. The day before we were going to leave, I needed to get our boarding passes printed out. So after they were printed, the CM says “can I do anything else for you”. And I mention all the issues I had and I said we were only there for 5 nights. I shouldn’t have had a need to call someone three times. I mentioned it just to mention it, I didn’t expect anything. The CM says it there anything I can do for you. I shrugged my shoulders and said well, we are leaving in 16 hrs. not really. She looks up our account and says, I see you have a balance due. How about I take a hundred dollars off? I was floored. I never expected anything like that. I have never gotten a credit, never gotten an upgrade or any special gift in the room. I thanked her many times over.