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    The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    The Grosvenor Resort on Hotel Plaza Boulevard which has undergone a major rennovation is changing it's name to The Regal Sun Resort.

    You can access their new official web site here: http://www.regalsunresort.com/


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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    I hope they change management as well - the resort has been a terrible hotel for a long time, IMHO. (I do hope it's really going to be better, though I wouldn't stay there again until it had a LOT of good reviews).
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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    I really this hotel gets it's act together. It's been really bad for a long time and it's location is one of the best at Downtown Disney.


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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Interesting news. Looked into this hotel for our October trip and ruled it out because we wanted a monorail resort. Grosvenor/Regal Sun is not a Disney owned hotel, is it? Any idea who owns and operates it?

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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacha View Post
    Interesting news. Looked into this hotel for our October trip and ruled it out because we wanted a monorail resort. Grosvenor/Regal Sun is not a Disney owned hotel, is it? Any idea who owns and operates it?
    The Grosvenor/Regal Sun is NOT owned or operated by Disney, but it is located on Disney property. It opened in 1972 and was called the Americana Dutch Resort. It seems that it's independently owned since it's not part of any chain or franchise.


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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by nbodyhome View Post
    I hope they change management as well - the resort has been a terrible hotel for a long time, IMHO. (I do hope it's really going to be better, though I wouldn't stay there again until it had a LOT of good reviews).
    Just curious...
    What is so bad about it? What sort of hotel would you compare it to? I've never set foot in the place, so know nothing about it.

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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacha View Post
    Just curious...
    What is so bad about it? What sort of hotel would you compare it to? I've never set foot in the place, so know nothing about it.
    I don't know...a dump? I am not that picky about hotels, but it was just overall not an pleasant place to stay. Check Trip Advisor here:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...o_Florida.html

    There were some recent decent reviews, but still some bad ones (keep going back, you can see what the issues were). I stayed there 2 or 3 times on priceline for around $30, which i felt was too much for the property!
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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Does anyone know which one of the DTD resorts was called the Viscount back in the late 80s? There was a talking parrot in the lobby, and we walked to the Marketplace. I was 8 at the time, so I don't remember much else.

    I always wonder when driving down Hotel Plaza Blvd which hotel it was....

    Anyway, if someone knows, I would appreciate it
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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by nbodyhome View Post
    I don't know...a dump? I am not that picky about hotels, but it was just overall not an pleasant place to stay. Check Trip Advisor here:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...o_Florida.html

    There were some recent decent reviews, but still some bad ones (keep going back, you can see what the issues were). I stayed there 2 or 3 times on priceline for around $30, which i felt was too much for the property!
    OUCH!! Well, if you, an admittedly non-picky person, felt $30 was too much, then it must be bad! Not to mention all the bad reviews on Tripadvisor. Hopefully the renovations will turn it into a decent place.

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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabres2006 View Post
    Does anyone know which one of the DTD resorts was called the Viscount back in the late 80s? There was a talking parrot in the lobby, and we walked to the Marketplace. I was 8 at the time, so I don't remember much else.

    I always wonder when driving down Hotel Plaza Blvd which hotel it was....

    Anyway, if someone knows, I would appreciate it
    It took me about 30 seconds to find it on Google - it is now the Best Western.

    My family stayed one night at the Dutch Inn (the first year we ever went), and then left to go to the Polynesian. My parents didn't like the Dutch Inn, thankfully there was room on property! You really had to book much farther ahead back then, they would book the Polynesian a year out (right after our stay).
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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by nbodyhome View Post
    It took me about 30 seconds to find it on Google - it is now the Best Western.

    My family stayed one night at the Dutch Inn (the first year we ever went), and then left to go to the Polynesian. My parents didn't like the Dutch Inn, thankfully there was room on property! You really had to book much farther ahead back then, they would book the Polynesian a year out (right after our stay).
    Thanks (don't know why I didn't just Google it...).

    Not to say anything negative about Best Western, but the Viscount seemed so "grand" to me as a kid...big staircase, the bird in the lobby, my spaghetti meal on a frisbee (weird what you remember). Anyway, I wouldn't think a Best Western would be as nice.

    Okay, OT reminiscing done. Sorry for the interruption, folks
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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabres2006 View Post
    Does anyone know which one of the DTD resorts was called the Viscount back in the late 80s? There was a talking parrot in the lobby, and we walked to the Marketplace. I was 8 at the time, so I don't remember much else.

    I always wonder when driving down Hotel Plaza Blvd which hotel it was....

    Anyway, if someone knows, I would appreciate it
    The Viscount is now the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Hotel. It's the one across the street from the Royal Plaza and is shaped like a Y.


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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    From the sound of one of the people who has stayed in a new room - it sounds average, not regal.
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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    I've stayed at the Grosvenor 3 times... once in 2000 and twice last year. Never had a problem with them. The rooms were always clean and the front desk was always friendly and helpful, as were the valet guys and bellhops. My single complaint would be the beds were kind of stiff but not totally uncomfortable... I was able to sleep just fine in them.

    I'll have to check them out after the makeover is complete if I can get a room at a good rate. My next trip is in October so we'll see.

    If you'd like a nice hotel near Downtown Disney though, I highly recommend the Royal Plaza. I stayed there in January and it was wonderful! They recently renovated the whole place as they sustained a lot of damage from Hurricane Charley a couple years ago. The bed was soooooo comfy! And I wanted to take the bathroom home with me.... Roman tub with a separate shower stall and granite countertops! I had a room on the 11th floor and had a great view of Downtown Disney and I-4.

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    Re: The Grosvenor Gets An Extreme Makeover

    The Hilton is very nice, too, IMHO.
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