a traveler from Travelocity.com
on September 25, 2010
Would not stay again or recommend this hotel. This was suppposed to be a relaxing family vacation for 2 adults and 1 child, but turned into a nightmare. By night two we were ready for the vacation to be over. We stayed in an "ocean view" room in the Rainbow Tower, and it definately was NOT worth the money. The room was old and worn down. The bathroom was EXTREMELY dated, and there was mildew around the shower and floor. Not to mention, there was dust every where, the grout was disgusting, and the bathroom had rust all over.
The beach was clean enough, though smokers were everywhere. The pools were not too crowed, and there were nice shops. The resort was entirely too crowed, however, and if you are into fitness, there isn't much to eat at all. As well, the gym is ok for cardio, but doesn't have anything for weightlifting; the free weights only go up to 50 lbs. As well, as expected, everything is very overpriced ($* for a sippy apple juice, $* for a turkey sandwich..)
There was a nice luau on site, and the people were all very friendly.
If you do stay, I would recommend taking "The Bus". The fee is only $* for adults, and it really is a pleasant ride. As well, if you take Robert's Shuttle from the Airport, you'll save money and they drop off and pick up at your hotel. Be careful of "Charley's Taxi", the fees are pretty outrageous, though they do provide car seats and booster seat.!
Get to Starbucks as soon as they open, lines build early
Get to Rainbow Buffet early..very good food, very good variety, expensive, lines/waits form early
Run outside around the lagoon in the morning; peaceful w/ track
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