We stayed at the Vero Beach Disney Resort from 10/29/13-11/3/13. It was myself, husband, three year old daughter and 70 year old mother. We had a two bedroom, two bath villa. It had two balconies (glimpses of the ocean, could hear it though), washer dryer, full kitchen, pull out couch in second bedroom, pull out chair and couch in living room. Could have slept 9 adults. Kitchen table, chairs and kitchen island, table and chairs on balconies. Stand up shower off the master bedroom and Jacuzzi tub. The first room they booked us in was black mold ridden. There was a stench of mold that would knock you over upon opening the door, also a de-humidifier in the room, to apparently help w/ the mold. Maybe problems never fixed from Tropical Storm Fay? The vents were filled with black mold, you could see and SMELL it. My husband asked to be switched, at first the housekeeper asked why and said she could not smell anything, my husband showed her the vents and her statement was "oh". The next room had no smell, no mold and was higher up, probably no storm water got into this room. The room was in need of some overhauling. Some of the grout in the bathrooms was loose, moldy, dirty. The Jacuzzi and shower had seen better days. The carpet needed a good steam clean too. Overall the room was quite functional for our family. Beds clean, comfortable. The housekeeping staff was very speedy if you needed something.
The spa was immaculate and very nice. I had my nails done. If staying in Vero Beach again would go to this spa.
The beach is great, awesome waves, of course you can't hear them at the pool, even though it's steps away...Disney has to have artificial noise going at all time we discovered. At the pool there is always music, games, people on microphones...constant, annoying noise. How about giving kids and families a break w/ all the noise....it's suppose to be relaxing! Enjoy the sounds of nature! Ok, you get my point...no relaxing to be had at the pool!
The cabanas, chairs and umbrellas at the beach cost you, even if you are a guest. Just work it into the room price Disney, at least we will not feel nickeled and dimed!
The lobby is very nice, too air conditioned though, and some fake smell is always there. Front desk staff nice and friendly. The restaurants are nothing to write home about, but will cost you.
Overall I would not go back. Did my three year old and 70 year old mother have fun, yes, did my husband and I have one relaxing moment here, no. With a three year old there is not much relaxing anyway, but the noise at the pool, the paying for chairs on the beach, the not comfortable furniture and the old bathroom fixtures did not help with the relaxation at all.
The activities for my three year old were great, she had a lot of fun. She also enjoyed the character breakfast on Saturday. I did not like the $30/person for adults and $10/person for child. So our breakfast was $100, without even a free mimosa! Actually no alcohol at all, not that I am usually looking for alcohol at breakfast, but usually when I drop $100 on a meal, it comes w/ a glass of wine and a server who checks to see if everything is okay, at least once. I know you pay for the experience and for your kid to give Goofy a hug. And boy do you pay!
If you like noise, mediocre food, steep prices, and rooms that need an overhaul this is the place for you. The great beach can't make the other stuff better. To end on a positive note, it was good for my little one and mother, just not good for my overworked self and husband.
- Also Known As:
- Disney Vero Beach
- Disney Resort Vero Beach
- Disneys Vero Beach Resort
- Disney Vero Beach Resort
- Vero Beach Disney
- Disneys Vero Beach Hotel
- Disney Vero Beach Hotel
- Disney Vero
- Disneys Vero Beach
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