Hi! We just got back from a week at the CBR and I thought that I would give a short review. This trip was just my husband and I so we only had one room.
We paid for a Preferred Room and requested the ground floor, so they put us in Martinique, room 2516. The room was very clean and everything still seemed brand new, even though I know it has been about a year since Martinique was renovated. I am not crazy about the new decor - I miss Nemo! But it was very sleek. Mousekeeping was great - plenty of towels, everything clean,.No towel animals, though - we missed that too! There is no Murphy Bed in this room. The mattresses were extremely comfortable.
We were really less than a minutes walk to the Shutters entrance at OPR, which is the closest we’ve ever been (this was our 5th stay at the CBR and my husband always insists on a preferred room). OPR was about the same as usual - cheerful and clean. We only ate there a few times but the food was about the same as well - overpriced but a decent amount of food and some things were really tasty. I really like the jerk chips!
The buses worked out well for us. We found that the OPR stop was closest to our room, so we always used it. Almost every time, the bus went from OPR to Trinidad N, Trinidad S, then out of the resort. On the way home, the bus always stopped at Jamaica first, so we were the 5th (?) stop. We waited an average of 5m - sometimes less than one, a few times about ten, but generally about 5. One night, coming home from the MK, we waited about 20m. The line was very long and we had to wait for the third bus. But that was the exception.
It was way too cold to use the pool, but it looked like it was in fine shape.The gift shop had the usual stuff. All the OPR staff were pleasant and helpful. The sound track is bouncy and the bathrooms were clean.
Overall, a clean and comfortable trip. We probably won’t stay there again as, after 5 times, I am ready to try another moderate. We spent a morning at Port Orleans and my husband liked it. So, when we decide to go back to WDW, I will start reading POR reviews. But I would not hesitate to recommend the CBR to anyone!!