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#1 MagsieMexico

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    Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:57 AM

    From my humble research, it seems to me that this is how the hotels compare in price for guests. I've seen a lot of us talk about wanting the price for guests to be reasonable so I did some searches. The sample prices are for a week in October, just hotel, but really, I did this to compare the hotels and see which are more/less expensive as a benchmarker. I'm sure once you've picked a hotel, you can negotiate a specific rate.

    Cheaper

    Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun 1288

    Grand Melia Cancun 1083

    Sunscape Puerto Aventuras 1287

    Hacienda Vista 1337

    Allegra Playacar (occidental) 1494

    Catalonia Riviera 1341

    Riu Tequila 1437

    Riu Lupita 1360

    Medium

    Dreams Cancun 1977

    Occidental Xcaret 1781

    Grand Palladium Katenah 1628

    Colonial Palladium 1628

    The reef playacar 1532

    Riu Playacar 1647

    Gran Bahia Principe Tulum 1590

    Grand Palladium Riviera 1992

    Riu Yucatan 1685

    Grand Palladium White Sand 1992


    Expensive

    Moon Palace 2478

    Riu Palace Las Americas 2260

    Paradisus 2511

    Occidental Royal Hideaway: 3926!

    Aventura Palace 2478

    Riu Palace Meixco 2203

    Playacar Palace 2640

    Grand Bahia Principe 2276

    Xpu Ha Palace 2478
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    #2 evonut

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      Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:09 PM

      Wow, that's good research!

      I'm getting married in RIU Palace Riviera Maya in Nov 2007...puts it in the same category as RIU Palace Mexico...'EXPENSIVE'!

      :-(

      #3 TammyWright

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      Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:22 PM

      just a quick FYI for people. October is the low season in RM/Cancun (with hurricanes and all)...so these rates are lower than june/july/november and especially december.

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      #4 MagsieMexico

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        Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:15 PM

        Yes, good point Tammy, as I mentioned, this was just for comparison between hotels, not to budget how much you will likely spend. Thanks for pointing that out! For me it was just helpful to know which 'class' of price range each hotel was in because it was so overwhelming at first!
        Margaret & Eric

        #5 gunde

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          Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:45 AM

          thanks for putting that together. I kind of assumed MP would be $$$. I told my family my wedding in Oct. would be a nice substitute for X-mass or a nice X-mass gift. I'm wondering how much they are willing to bend on thoes prices. I think I read that destination weddings increased 400% the last few years so I'm assuming prices are just going to keep climbing. Good luck on your search

          #6 Adamsgrrl

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            Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:08 AM

            WOW.... Magsie.. I'm assuming your prices are for 7 nights land only

            What exactly are you quoting.... because the Moon Palace and Aventura quoted me land only (group rate of 10 rooms) at $130 per person based on double occupancy. Grand Bahia Prinicpe should not be in the expensive category.

            Per my Experience:

            Riu Tequila -- Old
            Riu Lupita -- Old
            Gran Bahia Principe Tulum -- Okay
            Paradisus -- Yes!! nice.
            Moon Palace & Aventura -- more affordable than you think

            Best bet to compare "niceness" of the hotels is to go to applevacations.com and compare the apple ratings of the hotels. They are by far your best bet for honest interpetation. I am happy to share any info and/or pictures as well as the email contacts for the group rates directly to the hotels. Because at my initial glance these rates seem a bit outrageous for some hotels.

            #7 TammyWright

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            Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:51 AM

            i think this thread is a great idea but i need to interject something here...

            to give proper information, you really need to compare apples to apples...

            for example:
            • packages priced at different times of the year will fluctuate in prices dramatically.
            • some prices include tax, others do not. be sure to make sure you add taxes to the final price because it can make a huge difference in price.
            • some packages include r/t transfers, others do not...transfers in RM can cost as much as $50 per person
            • insurance? is it part of the pacakge price or not?

            when you are on the apple website and are pricing, be sure to go to the end to get the final price. the price they initially give you does not include taxes and is about $200 less that what it really ends up being.

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            #8 MagsieMexico

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              Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:20 AM

              Yes, these prices were not including air, and were from a package holiday site. I am VERY glad to know that they are more than you expect to pay.

              I did it this way knowing that it varies with tax and time of year, but just to get a sense of the expense of hotels compared to one another...

              Adamsgrl, would love any advice you have. I am looking at Moon Palace, Riu Palace, Dreams Tulum.

              I think that they are all roughly the same price range, and pros/cons are that moon palace is far out, dreams tulum is new so not much info, and riu palace looks lovely, but is not very responsive with weddings...

              Any thoughts would be great!
              Margaret & Eric

              #9 Jackie

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                Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:59 AM

                Good research I like reading stuff like that. Is a week 6night 7 days or 7 nights 8 days?
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                #10 rockbride

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                  Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:54 PM

                  Adamsgrrl, really, just 130 per person? I was looking into Beach and Cancun Palace and they gave me $181 per person per night for next summer. Can one year really make a $50 a night difference. I'm torn right now between the Palace Resorts, the Ruis and Dreams Cancun. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm afraid $181 a night per person is too much to ask of my guests. What is the best value AI in Cancun to hold a wedding considering the level of service you get.




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