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#11 *JillD*

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    Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:56 PM

    That's okay melissa, when I found this forum I think I was the only dreams cancun bride and now the group grows bigger by the day, I think there might be 15? of us. So, I'm sure as word of this forum continues to spread you will see some girls on here that will be getting married at the same resort as you. And you'll have tons of great tips to give them because you're already doing the research :)

    #12 EDYTA

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      Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:19 PM

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      No I've never stayed there before. It looks like a great resort and I love the wedding gazebo. But I've been reading reviews and there have been a TON of bad ones lately. Just gets me questioning things.
      Really dont worry bout the reviews you will definately find the resort to be absolutely beautiful...and the company matters the most not the place cause when ur with amazing people and having fun everything around you seems to be perfect

      #13 ~Melissa~

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      Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:29 AM

      Edyta - Do you remember which hotels are beside the Riu Jalisco?

      #14 erica

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        Posted 10 February 2007 - 03:52 AM

        Hey Girls, im a newbie here.. Im planning on getting married this november..I have been looking at the jalisco, but still havent decided.

        #15 EDYTA

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          Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:15 AM

          Quote:
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          Edyta - Do you remember which hotels are beside the Riu Jalisco?
          Hey - I know they just built the new riu right beside the Jalisco it's called RIU VALLARTA other than that they had condo's on the other side...I have some pics of the gazebo, beach and parts of the resort I can send them 2 u if u like, just let me know

          #16 Caletas_bridetobe

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            Posted 10 February 2007 - 11:53 AM

            Anyone been to the new RIU VALLARTA? I am staying there in June for my wedding? I really love the RIU JALISCO so if it is anything like that I will be happy. Also, there is a great travel review site that posts hotel reviews from people who have recently been there. I find it very helpful when trying to decide a hotel: tripadvisor.com

            #17 amyh

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              Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:14 PM

              Edyta's been there before. You should PM her, I'm sure she would love to answer your questions.

              #18 ~Melissa~

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              Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:54 PM

              hey melissa - is your wc name Andrea? Just wondering if the 2 Riu's have the same wc. I'm so excited. I really would have liked the vallarta but I wanted the gazebo for the wedding at Jalisco. Does the Riu Vallarta have one? I know the rooms look alot nicer and comfier at the vallarta.

              I know I'm the only bride at the Jalisco but I thought I would share my findings. Maybe there will be more in the future... i could hope at least. hehe

              http://boards.weddin....=5&o=4&fpart=1

              I hope that link works - it's a really old posting with some photos but it gives someone an idea of the gazebo ceremony

              #19 KARALANE

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                Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:41 PM

                Hi there, We are getting married at the Riu Vallarta and visited Jai as well. Here is our reviews of the various resorts we looked at ; e-mail me at rubybeachy at yahoo.com for pictures and more info :)

                Puerto Vallarta Scouting Trip

                Hotel Riu Vallarta (Nuevo Vallarta):
                We showed our selves around this hotel and it was beautiful. The hotel opened 1 week ago and has lovely grounds and open air lounge and eateries. There are 2 pools and a nice beach with private chairs and umbrellas. There seemed to be a lot of space and people weren’t jam-packed into the pool area. After viewing this property we headed over to the other Riu to meet the wedding coordinator. Both Riu’s had Mexican influence in their d©cor and architecture.

                Riu Jalisco (Nuevo Vallarta):
                This hotel is right next to Hotel Riu Vallarta and it 4 years old. It was a beautiful property as well. It has a gazebo for weddings that is a replica of the church in downtown Puerto Vallarta. We met with the wedding coordinator, Tina; at this hotel (she does both hotels). Best of all there is no additional charge for the reception! Tina offered us a cocktail and we were shown the entire property and she explained all the options for the wedding. The only downside of this hotel was the “musty” smell in the hotel room we viewed. I have allergies so I am very sensitive, but it was bothersome. The feel at both Riu’s was relaxed and fun. There is a movie theater and disco, kid’s club, gym. Etc. I left there with a good feeling.

                Vallarta Palace (Nuevo Vallarta):
                From the Riu’s we went to Vallarta Palace Resort about 5 minutes south. Palace was beautiful as well, but in a different way. It was very modern and had clean lines. There wasn’t much Mexican influence in my opinion. The wedding coordinator there was very nice as well. The grounds and hotel are very well maintained. The rooms are beautiful and modern. There is a wedding gazebo and they offer beach weddings as well. The spa was lovely and the pedicure stations faced the ocean with a beautiful view. The palace also has a ballroom indoors. The beach was beautiful.

                Golden Crown Paradise Resort: (Puerto Vallarta):
                When we pulled up to this resort we were unimpressed, the streets out front were dirty and there was construction going on. The place looked nice enough, however it was much crowed and there were vendors on the beach, walking up to people lying out in the sun. Once we sat down with the wedding coordinator, we discovered that the resort was adults only, the sister hotel next door (Crown Paradise Club) was all ages. We left there and were heading to the other hotel we both decided; this area wasn’t the place for us.

                Dreams: (Puerto Vallarta):
                This was a HORRIBLE experience. We had a confirmation from the wedding coordinator to do a site inspection on our own since the she was busy that day. We took at taxi across town and when we got to the gate we were told to leave by security!!! I spoke with the concierge and he would not let us in. I explained the situation and that the wedding coordinator approved a site inspection and he still told us to leave. We were so disrespected and disappointed in Dreams. We wasted almost $30 getting there to be treated like scum. I have sent a complaint to the hotel and wedding coordinator and she responded saying she was “sorry” this happened to us and she will speak to security. Unfortunately it is too little, too late.

                Melia: (Puerto Vallarta):
                Nice place, older (14 years). The wedding coordinator here was very nice as well. He showed us around the hotel and grounds looked nice. There was a very pretty terrace area for weddings and receptions and a garden area as well. The beach was disappointing; it was a small strip of sand compared to what we had seen. The pool area was very crowded as well. The room was nice; a little tattered on close inspection. Overall a nice resort and there was 3 weddings going on that weekend.

                #20 Caletas_bridetobe

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                  Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:41 AM

                  The Riu Jalisco is the only one with the gazebo. It is really pretty and so is the hotel itself. It looks like Riu Vallarta is more modern looking. The rooms are great!!! They are rather large and have a balcony and mini bar. The beds arent the most comfy but thats ok. I still have not decided on which resort to stay at because we love the Jalisco! We keep coming back every year that we go. I promise, you wont be dissapointed!! I am not sure about the WC, it has been a while since I talked to her. I changed to a Caletas wedding vs the Riu because we are having a really small group.




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