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Barcelo Maya vs. Riu Riviera Maya?


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#1 morenaindc

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    Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:08 PM

    Does anyone out there have any input? Any former or potential Barcelo and RIU brides....I need your weigh in PLEASE.

    #2 Rache1124

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      Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:22 PM

      Well, I will be getting married at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya in July of this year, I know that might be too late to help you with your decision, but I will for sure keep you posted as the event gets closer and let you know what kind of experience I have...(I plan on it being completely wonderful!!!)

      #3 Maartje Oremus

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        Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:33 PM

        I do not have a lot of experience with these hotels, however something that is important for you to keep in mind is location. The Riu Riviera Maya is located in Playacar. This is the hotelzone of Playa del Carmen and very close to downtown. The Barcelo hotel is about 30 min south of Playa del Carmen. If you like to go into town once in a while, this is definitely something to take into consideration.

        Good luck with your decision.
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        #4 Icis

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        Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

        I'm in the same boat as you trying to figure out the pros and con's of the two. I think so far I have found out that Barcelo has an inter-resort bus to ship everyone around.

        #5 Icis

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        Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

        I mean too...

        #6 anaMay2014

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          Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

          I mean too...

          I am struggling with the same decision. I like Barcelo Palace more as a hotel - nicer and bigger rooms, good food reviewes, nice beach, but too far from Playa. I want my guests to be able to explore Playa without paying $20 for a cab each way. But Riu's reviews seem to be mixed. Icis, did you make your decision?

          #7 Icis

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          Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:42 AM

          I am struggling with the same decision. I like Barcelo Palace more as a hotel - nicer and bigger rooms, good food reviewes, nice beach, but too far from Playa. I want my guests to be able to explore Playa without paying $20 for a cab each way. But Riu's reviews seem to be mixed. Icis, did you make your decision?

          I still haven't decided. I heard that Barcelo doesn't really have a Plan B location for the ceremony if rain happens.

          #8 VannessLares

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            Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:41 PM

            Who is interested in sharing a photographer and saving money?? 

             

            Our wedding date is June 28th, 2014 at the Barcelo Maya Palace.  We are thinking of flying out a photographer from Los Angeles, Ca. 

             

            Let me know if you're interested. My photographers team does an amazing job with great prices. 

             

            Message me. 

             

            Thanks. 

            Vannessa. 






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