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#231 Sandra&Mario

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    Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:08 AM

    Hi Past & Future Barcelo Brides!! My fiance and I are getting married at the Palace on January 8, 2010. We put the date on hold with Claudia. A few days ago we called the hotel directly to make a reservation for our week stay. It was a little pricey...$3,400...but it includes everything as you all know, and we got an oceanview suite! Does this price sound accurate? They didn't require a deposit which we found odd. I mean, we are having our wedding there...wouldn't they want that guaranteed? We then proceeded to email Claudia with our confirmation number. She hasn't responded yet. So, there's no deposit for our reservation (which we were told we could cancel up to 48 hrs prior), yet our wedding will be on hold? This all sounds strange. What was the process with everyone else? How were payments made? Upon arrival? Any feedback/advice would be great!! Thanks :)

    Sandra

    #232 Sandra&Mario

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      Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:16 AM

      OK, now that I've read message after message, $3,400 sounds like A LOT!! I've read quotes that were $2,000 - $2,500. I would be curious to know how much y'all paid for a one week stay at the Palace. Thanks!

      #233 taxchick

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        Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

        Hi Sandra&Mario,

        I just got a quote from my TA for February 2010 and for a weeks stay I am being quoted about $1700. But I think that may be with a group rate since we are expecting a number of guests. I think that pricing you have is little high. On the website, regular pricing is about $400/night.

        Hope that helps.

        #234 Sandra&Mario

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          Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:35 PM

          Thanks! That's your quote at the Palace? What room do you have? I know we're having an oceanfront suite. Even so, I feel that our pricing is quite high!

          #235 CaraW

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            Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:13 PM

            Hey! We've been quoted around $1700 to $1800 for a week at the Palace with a group rate. And that's not including tax. I'm sad though because my FI and I REALLY REALLY want the Barcelo Palace, but our guests would never pay $1800.... should we just try to get people to stay at the Colonial or other resorts? I feel bad doing this.

            #236 Sandra&Mario

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              Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:52 AM

              Cara,

              Thanks! Wow. $1,700 for the Palace! Even without taxes it sounds like a great price! How did you find out about a "group rate"? Did you use a travel agent? I'm so confused. Even penny counts and I don't want to be ripped off! You shouldn't feel bad that you're staying at the Palace and others may not be able to afford it. If they stay at Colonial for example they will still be close enough to you guys! The only thing I'd say would be where you all would be gathering for dinner and such. But other than that, it's the same beachy sand! And hey, it's YOUR WEDDING! You should stay at the best one, haha.

              If you used a travel agent, do you mind sharing their info? Or, if you contacted someone at Barcelo, who did you speak to?

              Thanks so much!

              Sandra

              #237 TrishB12

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                Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

                For brides who have already been married at the Barcelo.
                I am planning a wedding for May 2010 and I'm trying to get as many ideas together as I can. Do the wedding coordinators send you pictures of your options for the cake, flowers, decorations, etc or are we supposed to just send them pictures of what we want? How limited are they with the choices?
                Thanks for your help!

                #238 Shannond4156

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                  Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

                  Hey Ladies, I just got back from my wedding at the Barcelo Maya Palace. It was amazing, everything was perfect. I'll be writing a review in the next week, but if you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to PM me or ask me here!

                  #239 Sandra&Mario

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                    Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:29 AM

                    Shannon,

                    I can't wait to read your review!! Us future brides LOVEEEEEEEEE reviews! Especially ones from the resort we're getting married at :) Oh, and pictures too of course!!

                    Congratulations :) May your marriage be filled with love and happiness!

                    <3 Sandra

                    #240 sparkles

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                      Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:00 PM

                      I am getting married on July 10th at the Barcelo. Does anyone have any information on activities? We are having about 25 guest and some of the guys are going golfing - any good golf courses around? Has anyone used their Salon or Spa Services?




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