Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1): Radiance of the Seas Cabin Reviews

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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony Cabins

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Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (179 sq. ft., balcony 41 sq. ft.)

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1)
Decks: Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 9532
Sep 2016
We had a corner cabin....the balcony was slightly smaller then we were use to.. Again the shower curtain was a problem at first but then you get use to it. Other than that it was the topical cabin and very comfortable.
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Cabin 8632
Aug 2016
The rooms: The rooms are on the small side. We had the class E1 stateroom for 3 people and class E2 for 2. For the E1, there were 2 double beds that we pushed together to make one queen for my parents. The third bed lowered from the ceiling. It was bunk-style just above the 2 doubles with a ladder. For the E2, it was a single queen or king (not sure which). All beds were comfortable (for a cruise bed). The bunk remained lowered for the whole trip, which was fine. Just be careful. Both mom and dad hit their heads on the bunk (only once each). The bathroom was small and the shower was really small. If you’re 300 pounds, good luck. There is a retractable clothes line, but no clothes pins. The reports on Cruise Critic (CC) indicated a sewage smell in the bathrooms. Both rooms did have a smell. The E1 had a mild sewage smell, but only when docked and not every time. It went away while sailing. The E2 smelled like Swiss cheese. I guess that’s better than sewage. For storage, you have to get creative. There is closet and drawer space for most things. If you bring a large suitcase, it might fit under the bed. There was a refrigerator thing in the room full of bottled water, soft drinks, etc. It didn’t seem like a real refrigerator. There was a cooling coil in the back, but no adjustable thermostat, and it wasn’t very cold. RCI wanted you to drink the stuff so they can charge you for it. We did ask to have the drinks removed so we can put our own drinks inside. That took a few days, only to find the drinks under the bed!
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Cabin 9626
Aug 2016
Lots of disrepair - missing floor tile in the bathroom, cup holder coming apart and there was a pee smell. Looks like there was a shower door at one point but it was a curtain for us. Stateroom door would not close on its own after us and drawer rollers stick. Bedding was stained and torn.
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Cabin 9078
Jul 2016
The fact that the balcony was rusty, patchy, in need of repair and paint made this a dismal experience at best. It was disgusting.
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Jul 2016
The cabin was comfortable. I usually take an inside cabin, but the views of Alaska were to good to miss.
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Cabin 7148
Jun 2016
Very shabby and worn out. Non working TV and Refrigerator. Balcony floor and door rusty. We found a crew members private papers in the drawers. And also in the trash can. Our attendant was very courteous and hard working. He put the bunk up every day, on previous cruises they left it down the entire cruise. He was an extremely caring and helpful person.
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Cabin 9586
Apr 2016
Disappointed By: Wandering Faye
Needs updating. There is no cold water. Otherwise, it was a regular cabin.
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Cabin 1016
Feb 2016
Cabin 8572
Feb 2016
Average Experience! By: foley jill
Cabin small but adequate . Shower area small .Slight sewerage smell at all times in bathroom and no toiletries except small cake of soap . Tissues were provided on second last day of cruise ! Sewerage smell often on balcony which meant we were unable to use it and had to keep door shut .Toilet often would not flush ! Dead lock on door not working . Advised cabin attendant and he was to look at it . Never repaired !
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Cabin 7598
Feb 2016
Love the Radiance By: offtherails123
Balcony cabin 7598 is mid ship adjacent to the Centrum, when we were allocated this cabin we were worried that noise from the late night activities could be a problem as we are both light sleepers. Not a worry, shut the door and all you could hear was the water and wind through the balcony door. The big advantage of this cabin was it's position mid ship, we had one day which was a bit up and down and when you watched the bridge from the balcony you could see a great variation in it's position in regards to the horizon, we did not suffer from this movement. The bathroom was as on the Voyager with ample room in the shower for my 85 kg frame, plenty of space for toiletries and never a shortage of hot water. Just make sure that the shower curtain sits within the lip of the shower recess.
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Feb 2016
Very clean and tidy. Small but lovely. Great balcony but would not necessarily have a balcony again.
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Jan 2016
Great Family Cruise By: dmcewan9
Very nice. No evidence of wear or neglect. Spacious compared to Oriana (1984). Good size balcony, loved the king bed, very comfortable and I'm picky when it comes to beds. Room service excellent
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Cabin 7592
Dec 2015
Average By: Jwendy
Cabin service was exelant if a little shy attendant was very helpfull . Bed was a bit harder than I remember on Voyager,
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Cabin 9012
Dec 2015
Butlins Holiday Camp By: betty/margaret
clean
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Cabin 8030
Sep 2015
Cabin 8030 was extremely well located in terms of convenience, noise and comfort. The cabins are small, particularly the bathrooms, but laid out well, clean and convenient. A major problem was the smell of sewage from our bathroom which permeated the room. This did not seem to be a problem throughout the ship. Engineering attempted to resolve the problem but was not very successful.
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Cabin 8636
Aug 2015
Alaska August 2015 By: lflores143
Shower is way too small, and bathroom smells. They need to address this next time the ship is in dry dock. Cabin was nice, there were 4 of us. The balcony was nice too. Very private, with a table and 2 chairs. Our stateroom attendant was very nice.
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Cabin 7616
Jul 2015
Cabin 8658 & 8660
Jun 2015
Boring and Bait and Switch!! By: flyingvm@aol.com
8658 room was fine. We were promised adjoining balconies, which was on the website layout when we booked last November, but somehow dissapeared from the website, when we brought it to their attention on the first day of cruise. 8660 had an view obstruction off from the balcony, which they assured us we would not have at booking.
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Cabin 7514
May 2015
Average sized cabin. The bathroom door had to be closed all the time due to the outhouse smell coming from the bathroom.
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Cabin 8550
Apr 2015
Clean. Good comfortable beds but as it was 2 singles pushed together I often felt I was falling down the gap. Shower was powerful with good hot water. Cleaned everyday and we loved the towel animals.
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Cabin 6368
Apr 2015
Sad of the Seas By: Taj001
My cabin was very dated ocean view right under the dinning room and around 3:00PM most mornings I woke up with a fright from the loud noise of the cleaners moving around the furniture. Bathroom in the cabin was very old with a shower curtain that has seen better days. All bath towels where tiny and shabby and the fridge was so small you couldn't even stand a bottle of wine up in it. There was wasted space in the wardrobe.
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Cabin 7074
Apr 2015
Excellent, balcony was large enough to have breakfast on in the mornings or to relax and read a book. Bed was wonderful. Bathroom was tight but fully functional, room attendants were amazing and their attention to detail was terrific. Don't be shy ask for extra pillows and coat hangers if needed
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Cabin 9012
Jan 2015
Never wanted to leave! By: Scozzie12
Awesome spot, not far from the lifts, easy access to the Gym which was lovely, nice quiet and great view. Room was clean neat and tidy, ty my lovely room attendant who made me so comfortable. Plenty of cupboard space. Lots of power outlet spots for the old adaptor, essential item for IPad charging!
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Cabin 9576
Jan 2015
The hump cabin with the largest balcony, along with 9594 at the other end.Check the deck plans carefully before booking...it's worth it to get extra room for no extra cost.
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Dec 2014
Great for Families By: gailnjohn
We were on deck 8 - not far from the Centrum - and found it central to just about everything - up/down, forward/aftFound the cabins to be a bit tired - all the timber could have done with some work - the balcony rail, the cabin cupboards, dresser etc.Our cabin steward was very good only too happy to oblige any reasonable request from any of us.
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Cabin 7034
Nov 2014
Embarkation from hell By: bobnewey
Cabin is small, but comparable with other cruise lines. However the shower was small. Wifi is available most places on the ship, but when most good hotels throw it in as a "free be", the price they want for it is over the top.
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Cabin 7550
Oct 2014
Lets Compare By: nswsteampower
Shower is very small, when the sofa bed is pulled out there is no room to step around it you have to step over it, noise was not an issue, it is above the Pub/Casino on deck 6 , but did not here any noise. The lifeboats are on the deck below and there is a roof/cover over the top of them so you can see directly below but the view from the balcony is fine, it also has a slightly bigger balcony as it wraps around a bend
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Cabin 1102
Oct 2014
Back to Back Holiday By: tobeatsea
We loved our aft balcony stateroom, we did choose this cabin ourselves as we always like a aft cabin. When we arrived our stateroom had a stale smell, we got our room attendant who then arranged maintenance as we thought it was the bathroom, they cleaned out shower drain and replaced shower curtain but some time later this musky smell was still evident an d appeared to be from the wardrobe, we called again and they felt the carpet and wereleft with this odour on there hands, they then brought in carpet cleaners and dryers, this did appear to solve the problem although there still was a slight odour I think we just got used to it.ll
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Cabin 1014
Oct 2014
very comfy and great balcony. Tiny bathroom and shower but manageable. Good room attendant and great towel animals. Very clean and looking attention twice a day FABULOUS !
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Cabin 7060
Jul 2013
Alaska 2013 By: aprmfg
State room balconies look down on to the tops of the life boats obstructing views of the ocean below, a very poor design for a cruise ship.
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Cabin 9030
Jun 2013
Lots of storage, convenient to the forward elevators, quiet, just forward of the deck 11 overhang for a better view of the sky from the balcony.
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Cabin 1506
Jun 2013
Nice stateroom! Not overly large but big enough for the two of us to move around in easily. The view from the balcony was incredible. Being at the end of the hallway meant nobody running past our door at night making noise. Would pick it again!
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Cabin 1946
Jun 2013
Fantastic By: lo459rh
Great balcony, very quiet, close to the elevators and restaurants.
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Cabin 8020
May 2013
This is a standard balcony cabin.
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Cabin 7118
Feb 2013
Large enough, balcony small but good, if you get a cabin nearer elevator, balconies are huge but you get some noise from elevators Showers tiny but clean Sofa bed very uncomfortable to sleep on and takes up much of cabin, when its opened up you have to step on it to get out of cabin 7th floor is really good, close enough to most levels of ships and you can use stairs rather than wait for VERY slow elevators
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Cabin 8648
Feb 2013
Room was just right for two of us. It was quiet & well located. Balcony was good size
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Cabin 9574
Nov 2012
Large, nice balcony, great flat screen TV.
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Cabin 9574
Nov 2012
Large, nice balcony, great flat screen TV.
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Cabin 8116
Jul 2012
This cabin had a king size bed, and a pull out sofa. It also had an option of a bunk bed, but we used the pull-out sofa for the little one. The cabin is on port side, which was not a big deal for the 'Inside Passage' as you get to see lot of stuff on both sides. Close to the main elevator to food and such. And located on the 8th floor, which is flanked by other floors which have just cabins, and not any public areas. It was quiet because of that - no other noises from other activities like theater, restaurants, etc. The bathroom was a bit tiny. The balcony was nice, but only had two chairs. The toddler had to sit on the lap if at the balcony, which was not a big deal.
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Cabin 7600
Jul 2012
our cabin was in a great location easy access to the elevators, balcony had all around views, no obstruction from the life boats and can see all the way to the water and both ends of the ship. Only downside to this room is the noise from the Centrum can get intrusive on some nights as they have it up way to loud.
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Cabin 8588
Jun 2012
Cabin 8588 Radiance of the Seas. This cabin was too close to the Centrum stack of rooms. At night you could hear all the loud music, during the day you could hear the children if they were having an activity in the centrum. Any cabin on any floor near the centrum stack I would avoid, too noisy. The balcony was OK since we were on the hump....but still small. The SHOWER was the SMALLEST I have ever been in on a cruise ship.
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Cabin 8562
May 2012
You can do better By: beechbum530
Older ship, very attractive however, cabins are smaller and bathrooms tiny. Veranda small but functional
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Cabin 8118
Apr 2012
Cabin 8118...Great views from balcony, although not directly onto the water. Overlooks the lifeboat covers. Lots of cupboard space, plenty of hangers provided. King bed...very comfy, not a problem with my bad back. Plenty of room for power board to charge cameras etc on dresser table. Bathroom excellent, plenty of room to turn & use it, even with it being small.
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Cabin 7626
Apr 2012
Cabin 7626Balcony cabin - just behind midship. Nice quiet room and there is a double bed with a pullman overhead and a single chair that pulls out to a bed. The only noise was the children running up and down the hallway on deck 8. We didnt hear anything from the Schooner bar or Colony club below. Let down was the cigarette smoke from the other balconies.
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Cabin 8534
Apr 2012
Cabin 8534 - starboard balcony. Good quiet location not too far from forward elevators.
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Cabin 8604
Feb 2012
we could choose a Balcony room (8604) on the "Hump" on the Starboard side. Our balcony on the Hump was a about twice as big as normal. The views from the Starboard side (Even Numbered cabins) were always dockside for this itinerary. The size and layout of this room was more than adequate for our needs. There was ample storage for all of our things. Two Cruise Critic Tips that served us well were to bring a Power Strip for all your electronic gadgets and a Digital Clock. There was absolutely no outside noise even though the room was very near the beautiful Centrum.
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Cabin 1520
Nov 2011
Welcome Radiance of the Seas By: Chester Locksley
Cabin 1520 on Radiance is a balcony cabin (with an interconnecting cabin door)on Deck 10. Some noise does come thru the interconnecting door. Late night horizontal folk dancing, excited conversation and a TV a little too loud can be a bother. Plenty of hanging space, cupboards, drawers etc. NO tea or coffee maker in this cabin but a fully stocked mini bar. Duvets can be too hot so I asked for a blanket instead. Balcony was (is always) wonderful. Very little hallway noise was noticed.
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Cabin 7598
Nov 2011
had room 7598. Small but nice. 1 and 1/2 seater sofa was an improvement. Rounded bed good in some ways and no sharp edges but not good for tall people and your feet hang off the end. bathroom is small and shower is so tiny even an anorexic would get claustrophobia. Excellent closet and storage space. Balcony small but fits 2 chairs and a table which was adequate. The cabin is well positioned on the ship being close to the centrum and lifts (midship). main problem was the regular smell of sewerage outside the room and on the balcony. Same smell was regularly found on the deck 5 balcony. Its a real problem when the smell of someone smoking is more preferable than that awful sewerage smell
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Cabin 8582
Jul 2011
Poor cabin attendant. We would have preferred the glass shower door over the curtains. Location was good, and wife loved the balcony.
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Cabin 9240
May 2011
Disappointed By: Average Joe
Should not have booked rooms in our area. (9th deck aft.) Pipe burst while on shore excursion flooding cabins in our section. No other rooms available. Prisoner's at sea in horrid conditions.
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Cabin 9234
Dec 2010
Room 9234 was spacious as far as balcony cabins go. Very small balcony. Two chairs barely fit. I like the curtain you can pull across to let someone sleep while you read, etc. Hanging space ok. Cubby space, just ok. Shower poorly designed. There was always water on the floor no matter what I did.
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Cabin 8140
Nov 2010
Celebrity Fanboy Tries RCCL Again By: i guide the sky
Good storage, Small Balcony, shower curtain a problem, always clings to your body.
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Nov 2010
#7648, 7th floor starboard/aft. Small square footage for a balcony room, shower barely big enough for 1 person, but you better not move or your body which clings to the shower curtain will open and douse the floor of the bathroom. Poorly laid out bedroom area. Sofa big enough for only 1 person to sit. Room perfect size for single traveler. A couple? Not so much.
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Cabin 8638
Oct 2010
Since the aft stairway (shown on the RCCL web site) is actually for crew use only, we had to hike a bit to get from our cabin to the public stairs in the Centrum. The cabin was fine for two people, but probably too small for any more.
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Cabin 8618
Oct 2010
8618. No complaints except "cloth" shower curtain. Smart use of space. Bright. Nice size balcony. Hallway is accessible yet quiet.
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Cabin 8104
Mar 2010
Stateroom # 8104, nice cabin, strange round footed bed (but comfortable) "hump" balcony of nice size but forward view obstructed by the "hump" of the cabin next door, small bathroom, plenty of storage, terrific steward, close to elevators.
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Cabin 7126
Feb 2010
Cabin 7126 - closet was ok size, adequate storage for 3 people, not sure for 4. Location very quiet, we heard nothing. Port side great for the itinerary. Did have lifeboat cover directly under our balcony so couldn't see down into the ocean, but never bothered us at all, it was just nice to be able to look across the ocean. Bathroom small, shower curtain gross when it sticks to you.
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Cabin 1516
Jan 2010
We were cabin #1516, an E1 balcony. Overall the space was sufficient, though the shower setup and size were a bit small and uncomfortable. We would have prefered to store our luggage under the bed, but there was not sufficient height. The location, just forward of the front stairs, was great...very quiet and fairly convenient. The fridge didn't have enough space, and for those who didn't realize they could ask their attendant to move some of the items out and they wouldn't get charged, it would have been useless.
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Cabin 9010
Oct 2009
Plenty of storage, great balcony, unpleasant bathroom odor
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Cabin 8514
Oct 2009
Tiny bathroom shower, lots of storage space, balcony overlooks Deck 7 balconies below, actually very quiet, would book same room again.
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Cabin 8102
Oct 2009
Our own Alaskan Gold Rush - NB By: choozin' cruzin'
This cabin is in a great location and has an extended balcony. It is also sheltered from the wind so is a great one for Alaska (better for SB)
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Cabin 9528
Sep 2009
9528 - Nice quiet balcony room with plenty of closet and storage space. Good size for two people. Bathroom was ample except for the tiny shower. Room located on starboard bow area of Deck 9 just around the corner from the elevators and stairs. It was easy to get around the ship from this location. Motion on ship was minimal when we were at sea, but hardly noticeable at all when in the Inside Passage. Only issue with us was that our neighbors were smokers and were out on their balcony smoking often. This made it hard for us to enjoy our balcony as much as we would have liked.
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Cabin 8542
Aug 2009
Great spot on ship. Balcony is recessed behind others on both sides, so privacy is assured. Wood was a bit worn inside but stateroom was very functional, and held 3 suitcases below our hanging clothes. I would specifically seek this stateroom again.
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May 2009
Cabin positioning has been discussed in other threads.All I wish is that the showers on every ship have the sliding glass doors instead of the plastic drop cloth.The shower stalls are small enough as it is without having to share them with an overly affectionate shower curtain.
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Cabin 8588
Jun 2008
The cabin, 8588, balcony on the hump, was awesome! We were right next to the elevator, but situated away from the sound! There were plenty of closets, drawers and shelves, and the suitcases fit right under the bed. The bathroom was big enough, good water pressure and tons of hot water. There were lots of hangers. The coffee table in front of the couch is perfect to bring outside to have breakfast on the balcony. The bed was huge and tv worked great. We will stay in there again for sure!
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