Hi Nixen. Our guests stayed at the Palace as did we. However, there are two Palace hotels - Oaxaca and Michochan and while most guests' rooms were in Oaxaca like ours, they were far away from us. Our WC grouped our guests together on one end of the hotel and us closer to the beach. We ran into our guests here and there but we could easily escape to anywhere on the resort - even on the Palace end - and not run into our guests if we chose to be alone. There are so many pools and the beach is so large just at the Palace that you have plenty of space to go wherever you want.
Originally Posted by nixen1
Hi Everyone! I am just new to this forum. And in the early stages of planning. Currently my TA is checking on wedding availability at the Barcelo Colonial. I apoligize in advance if this question has already been asked somewhere in the past 200+ posts/threads.
My TA suggested that what some couples do is stay at the Barcelo Palace and have their guests stay at the Colonial. That way you still get that feeling of a honeymoon, are able to have alone time, but can still meet up with guests at the other available restaurants, pools etc. Has anyone done this? Were you guests upset that you were staying at a separate "resort" that they couldn't enter? I am getting some harsh feedback that I am considering staying at the Palace which is private and the guests at the colonial. Am I the only one to think there shouldn't be anything wrong with this? It is my understanding that Colonial guests cannot use the facilities of Palace but Palace guests can use all facilities of Colonial, etc etc. My TA said that, on the day of the wedding, my guests would get special permission to enter the Palace facilities/ceremony site whatever.
If anyone can give me some feedback, that would be super!