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    • nrymut

      Registered: July 2006
      Posts: 105
      Review Date: Sun January 17, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Location, clean, quiet
      Cons: Beware the "green and gentle" laundry detergent

      We have not stayed here for a long time, and I am glad we returned. We were located next to the elevators, but we did not hear any noise. Housekeeping and Bell Services were very efficient. The theme of New England beach resort is well done throughout the hotel including the villas. Loved the print on the curtains in bedroom and duvet on foot of bed. Appliances are older but all worked well. We could see the Epcot fireworks from our room. I noticed there were private functions on the beach every other evening and almost daily closing of the Solarium for private functions. Concierge services were available in the lobby of the Villas every morning which was very convenient. At Concierge desk at the Villas you can obtain park maps and the flyer of hotel events and movies.
      Laundry detergent being supplied in the villas needs to be added to the washer BEFORE adding clothing and water. It left marks on my black jeans and my husband's navy blue polo shirt.
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      Registered: September 2014
      Posts: 19
      Review Date: Mon January 11, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Location, Rooms, Pools
      Cons: Food Options

      We just got back from this resort, and we loved the hotel. We had a 2 bedroom and it was plenty big enough for all 5 of us. Everything was clean, the pools were great (though I hate cold water, and the pool water was not warm). Only room complaint would be that the water took a long time to heat up. We would need to run the shower over 1 minute before it would even get warm. But that is just a minor thing.

      My only complaint about this hotel is the lack of quick dining. They have a small marketplace, but even that has very few options (just one 3-4 shelf case of pastries). This resulted in me making the hike for the room to the Boardwalk Bakery every morning we didn't have reservations. Not a huge deal (that place is ridiculously good), but a bit of a hassle.
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      Registered: August 2015
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Tue August 11, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Pool, location to Boardwalk activities, location to EPCOT, charm
      Cons: No balcony off bedroom

      We just got back from our first stay at the Beach Club Villas (Aug. 2 - Aug. 9, 2015) and we couldn't have been more happy!! We loved everything about our stay!! We requested room 536 and got it! Our one bedroom was plenty big for me, my husband, and our two boys (8 & 11), and spic-and-span clean!! The staff was extremely friendly and eager to help us with anything that we needed at any time! We were on the dining plan so the refillable mugs at the pool and market place were great! Also, there were a lot of snack and quick service options, and the food was great! We have absolutely no complaints and can't wait to come back again next year!!
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      Registered: October 2012
      Posts: 12
      Review Date: Tue July 21, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Pool complex, service, facilities
      Cons: Rooms very tired, sun lounger availability

      Just back from 2 weeks at BCV. Our 4th visit to our home resort. This is in many respects a great resort. Pool complex is good in comparison to other resorts on property, although the claim that it is a mini water park is probably only true for younger kids (ours now early teens).

      What really lets it down is the rooms which are very tired. However, the good news is that a refurb programme is underway, although no villas have been redone as yet.

      Also there seems to be a European approach now to sun lounger use. People are being allowed to leave towels on beds all day to reserve them. It used to be the case that after a period of inactivity staff would remove the towels and new arriving guests to the pool could find a bed.

      Staff as ever excellent for the most part
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      Registered: November 2007
      Posts: 28
      Review Date: Mon October 20, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great location
      Cons: housekeeping

      Everything about the Beach Club Villas is excellent except for housekeeping. They don't show up when they are scheduled and don't do a thorough job of cleaning - even if you leave them a tip. Front desk personnel are friendly and ready and willing to help you with any problem that should arise.
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      Registered: January 2006
      Location: Illinois
      Posts: 26
      Review Date: Sat May 17, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): location, parking, room, staff
      Cons: none

      May 2, 2014 > may 14, 2014. 1 br villa.
      We loved the room. Location on 5 th floor was wonderful. Very peaceful and quiet. Never heard anyone up there.
      Room was serviced daily. No mousekeeping issues.
      Loved the washer / dryer in unit. Loved the jetted tub after parks.
      Got our room at 12pm and it was ready. View overlooked pool. Only negative was lights on building at night.
      We could see magic kingdom higher fireworks from our room.
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      Registered: January 2010
      Location: Richmond Virginia
      Posts: 91
      Review Date: Tue February 18, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Location, Pool area
      Cons: Long hallways

      We stayed in a one-bedroom for three nights starting February 13, 2014. We are DVC members and stayed on points. Our room had a king bed and separate living room with a sleeper sofa. The bed was firmer than I, or my wife likes, but it was OK. The bathroom was very clean as was the kitchen and the rest of the room.

      There are two things that set this resort apart from all others: location – you can walk to Epcot or DHS; and the pool area – Storm-a-long Bay is a great little water park by its self.

      The only complaint we had was the distance we had to walk to get to our room from the main lobby. It was a very, very long walk; especially when you’re tired from a day in the parks. We would still love to come back if we can ever get another reservation.
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      Registered: January 2006
      Location: Stratford, Ontario
      Posts: 28
      Review Date: Wed January 8, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Pool and Location
      Cons: Always late check ins

      I love this place but getting into your room before 5PM is becoming harder all the time. We had dinner reservations at Tutto Italia at 5:30 Dec 26'th but had to go there in our clothes that we had wore all day as we did not get into our room till 5:15. The carpets in the hallways are VERY DIRTY and worn and the units are showing wear and tear. IT is due for a rehab this year I think. having said all of this, I love this resort but somehow think that a better management team could help run it more efficient.
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      Registered: March 2009
      Posts: 4
      Review Date: Sat December 7, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Proximity to Epcot
      Cons: Needs updating & repairs

      We were just at Beach Club Villas from 11/30/2013 to 12/7/2013.

      The good: The front desk & concierge staff could NOT have been nicer. They were a pleasure to deal with (even when our bill was incorrect). It's also fantastic to be able to walk out the back of the resort and stroll right into Epcot (or wait a few minutes for a FriendShip to Hollywood Studios).

      The bad: The Dunes Cove Pool (the pool "exclusively for BCV guests") has a hot tub with no jets. What's the purpose of a hot tub with no jets? Doesn't that make it just a bathtub? I called maintenance 3 times and told the Concierge twice and nothing was done while we were there.
      They were doing work on the water mains which was not well-communicated to either the guests or the staff. The memo telling us that we would have no water overnight was placed underneath our microwave. Front desk staff didn't know that water had been disconnected or why when we called, either. That's unusually poor communication for a WDW property.

      The ugly: BCV is in serious need of refurbishment. The carpeting is worn through to the padding in places. The furniture in the room, while comfortable, was showing its age. Some of the glasses had been broken and had not been replaced.

      The Verdict: BCV was nice, but we've had much better experiences at Saratoga Springs (where we could have stayed in a 1 bedroom for the same price as a BCV studio).
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      Registered: November 2007
      Posts: 28
      Review Date: Thu October 24, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 0 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great customer service
      Cons: Rooms need some repair work

      Check in was great - personnel took the time to explain everything with the wrist bands and how they worked. All staff were friendly and helpful. Best location if you want to spend the majority of your time at EPCOT. Rooms could use some repair work, sink stopper was broken when we checked in and the HVAC system was pulling away from the wall.
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      Registered: October 2013
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Thu October 10, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Staff, accomodations, food, pool
      Cons: NONE

      We stayed at the Beach Club Villas, 1 bdrm 9/29-10/6. The place was amazing, the staff was more than accomodating, the food was amazing. We are planning a return visit soon. Our stay was truly magical. Thank you Beach Club Villas Staff!
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      Registered: January 2011
      Location: Madison, WI
      Posts: 15
      Review Date: Sat October 5, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Proximity to Epcot, Stormalong Bay Pool

      We stayed two nights 9/2-9/4 after a 6 night stay at AKL Kidani. I have always longed to stay at Beach Club, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to do so on this trip. I love all things Disney, but I have to admit that we probably will not stay at BC again mostly because it didn't have the Disney feel- this is not something I can explain well- but those of you who get "the Disney feel" will understand what I'm saying. There wasn't anything bad about the resort, other than the dirty hallway carpet and lame quick service spot (mentioned in many other reviews), I just didn't feel the way I have felt everywhere else I've stayed (AKL, CB, Port Orleans FQ).

      However, I do not let anything at Disney disappoint me, so I must tell you what I found to be awesome about this resort: proximity to Epcot and Stormalong Bay Pool. There is nothing better than walking from your resort room to Epcot World Showcase in 10 min! Also, the pool was absolutely amazing; the sand bottom and play areas as well as the slide. We did find it frustrating that the pool closed when lifeguards are not on duty: 10pm-10am making it difficult to fully enjoy (no early morning or evening swims) because we also wanted to spend our last two days fully enjoying the parks!
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      Registered: June 2013
      Location: Port Chester, NY
      Posts: 8
      Review Date: Tue September 10, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): The pool, restaurants, and proximity to Epcot
      Cons: Marketplace WAY too small, not enough variety of food or merchandise.

      We stayed in a one bedroom villa the last week of August 2013. Everything was clean, in perfect working order, and beautifully themed. Make sure you bring your resort ID with you to the pool! They sometimes get a bit grumpy if you don't. All of the cast members (except that one lady at the pool) were really great. We ate one night at Beaches and Cream and loved it. The Beach Club Marketplace is just too small. There are not enough choices in the food section or the merchandise section. The other DVC resorts seem to have much more.
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      Registered: July 2010
      Location: FL
      Posts: 31
      Review Date: Sun September 8, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): great CM, closed to EPCOT
      Cons: loud lobby, wear showing

      Stayed 8/31to 9/2 in room 459. We could see that the decor needs to be updated, especially carpets and couches in the lobby. This was our fist trip to BCV and we will be back. Check-in was a little difficult because of the noisy level and the CM speaking so softly. I had to ask her to repeat everything she said. This caused us to pass the door to go out to the villas and had to ask another CM where to go. Checked-in at noon and room was ready. Bell services brought our bags up within 10 minutes of us calling down. The bed were not the most comfortable. Hopefully the mattresses will be replaced soon. Loved being able to walk in the back gate of EPCOT. Walked around the lake twice.
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      Registered: November 2009
      Posts: 47
      Review Date: Tue August 20, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): location to Epcot, Beaches and Cream, pool
      Cons: distance from main area, hallway carpet was filthy

      I've always wanted to stay here so I was excited when I scored 2 nights here then I was....disappointed. Maybe it was because we had just come from the Boardwalk but felt like this place was just a let down. Our room was a hike from anything-next to the last room in the DVC Villas. I was really surprised how dirty the hallway carpet was. Yuck! I was not very impressed with it all and probably will not be back anytime soon. The absolute best things about this place is B & C and the awesome pool.
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