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#11 vacationsrthebest

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    Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:07 PM

    My review of Crown Paradise Club Cancun with 35 guests:

     

    Hotel- 7; The hotel was clean but some of the rooms needed to be updated. We had some guests with updated rooms that were really nice and others with cracked floor tiles etc. We received a free upgrade to the Crown Club room with a hot tub and mini bar in our room and had been somewhat updated in tile etc. Our room was on an adults only floor in building 2 which was nice. The hotel is close to the airport and easy location to get on the bus and head to nearby shopping etc.

     

    Food- Buffet & Snack Bars 6, Restaurants 8; The buffet food was average. They change up the food served at different meal times but from day to day many of the same items were there. The restaurant food was good....only problem is you had to make reservations and could only do it a day ahead of time, so you had to plan ahead and keep hitting redial or walk to the concierge desk and stand in line. Our 35 guests also thought the same as us for the food. The room service was really good and only took about 30 min to get to your room.

     

    Bars/nightlife- 7; The bars were average for a hotel with families. There was a pub style bar that we went to the most and that was fun. It's also connected to a dance club which had a great DJ and hosted our after party for guests that wanted to dance more after our reception. If you tip $1 every other drink or $5 to start with your bartender takes care of you with strong drinks all night long. There is also a nightly show in the theater but I thought that was more for the young kids or the 50+ ages.

     

    Pools- 8; There were 2 family pools, 1 kids pool and 1 adult pool. We only went to the family and the adult pool. The adult pool was great and had it's own bar and was on the non-ocean side which was less windy and stayed sunny later into the day.

     

    Wedding Coordinator- 9; Evelyn was really easy to work with via email before the wedding and usually got back to me within 24 hrs of my email. She was running around a lot the day of the wedding so she wasn't easily found.

     

    Ceremony & 4 hr Private Reception with a DJ 10; the value of the ceremony and quality of it was great!! We were very impressed with all that we got for free and choose to upgrade to a private dinner reception which was totally worth the $30 per person fee. We also got a wedding cake for all of our guests and that was only an extra $40, well worth it. We pd extra for the flower wedding arch and that turned out great too! The DJ was pretty good and all our guests danced the 2 hrs we had him for.

     

    Flowers- 10; I used the florist that the resort used and they were beautiful! Like I mentioned above we paid extra for a flower arch at the ceremony and it was HUGE and well worth the $150. The BM flowers were only $20 each and GM flowers were $6 each. The Bridal bouquet and Grooms flower was free with the pkg we qualified for because of our guest count per night.

     

    Photographer- 10; We used Ivan Luckie (he is mentioned on this forum) He was awesome and well worth every penny!! We were charged a resort fee of $150 to use a non-resort photographer but that is cheap compared to some resorts that charge $500. Below is a pic from one of our guests as I don't have the pics from Ivan yet.

     

    Make-up & Hair- 10; I used Norma Perez with MAC cosmetics in Cancun (she is mentioned in this forum). She brought a hairstylist and they were both awesome and not expensive. I paid $200 for my hair and make-up and the BM's were $50 for hair and $50 for make-up.....well worth the money! The resort did NOT charge me a fee to bring either one to the resort.

     

     

    Overall my vacation, wedding and honeymoon was a 10 because of all the many friends and family with us and the awesome excursions we did!!! It was well worth the money and the budget we had to work with for ourselves and our guests. We wanted to stay around $1,000 a person for 7 days with airfare at an all inclusive and Crown Paradise met that. I probably wont stay there again unless they make upgrades to the food and hotel rooms.

     

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    #12 Mac2012

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      Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:28 AM


      Hello, Congratulationss on your wedding.

       

      I am actually planning on having my reception at the Crown Paradise Club.

       

      I am very curious how the private reception area looks like. Do you happen to have any photos of your reception?

       

      And how were the menu options for the reception? Was the food good?

       

      Your feedback is very much appreciated.

       

      Thanks,
       

      Originally Posted by vacationsrthebest View Post

      My review of Crown Paradise Club Cancun with 35 guests:

       

      Hotel- 7; The hotel was clean but some of the rooms needed to be updated. We had some guests with updated rooms that were really nice and others with cracked floor tiles etc. We received a free upgrade to the Crown Club room with a hot tub and mini bar in our room and had been somewhat updated in tile etc. Our room was on an adults only floor in building 2 which was nice. The hotel is close to the airport and easy location to get on the bus and head to nearby shopping etc.

       

      Food- Buffet & Snack Bars 6, Restaurants 8; The buffet food was average. They change up the food served at different meal times but from day to day many of the same items were there. The restaurant food was good....only problem is you had to make reservations and could only do it a day ahead of time, so you had to plan ahead and keep hitting redial or walk to the concierge desk and stand in line. Our 35 guests also thought the same as us for the food. The room service was really good and only took about 30 min to get to your room.

       

      Bars/nightlife- 7; The bars were average for a hotel with families. There was a pub style bar that we went to the most and that was fun. It's also connected to a dance club which had a great DJ and hosted our after party for guests that wanted to dance more after our reception. If you tip $1 every other drink or $5 to start with your bartender takes care of you with strong drinks all night long. There is also a nightly show in the theater but I thought that was more for the young kids or the 50+ ages.

       

      Pools- 8; There were 2 family pools, 1 kids pool and 1 adult pool. We only went to the family and the adult pool. The adult pool was great and had it's own bar and was on the non-ocean side which was less windy and stayed sunny later into the day.

       

      Wedding Coordinator- 9; Evelyn was really easy to work with via email before the wedding and usually got back to me within 24 hrs of my email. She was running around a lot the day of the wedding so she wasn't easily found.

       

      Ceremony & 4 hr Private Reception with a DJ 10; the value of the ceremony and quality of it was great!! We were very impressed with all that we got for free and choose to upgrade to a private dinner reception which was totally worth the $30 per person fee. We also got a wedding cake for all of our guests and that was only an extra $40, well worth it. We pd extra for the flower wedding arch and that turned out great too! The DJ was pretty good and all our guests danced the 2 hrs we had him for.

       

      Flowers- 10; I used the florist that the resort used and they were beautiful! Like I mentioned above we paid extra for a flower arch at the ceremony and it was HUGE and well worth the $150. The BM flowers were only $20 each and GM flowers were $6 each. The Bridal bouquet and Grooms flower was free with the pkg we qualified for because of our guest count per night.

       

      Photographer- 10; We used Ivan Luckie (he is mentioned on this forum) He was awesome and well worth every penny!! We were charged a resort fee of $150 to use a non-resort photographer but that is cheap compared to some resorts that charge $500. Below is a pic from one of our guests as I don't have the pics from Ivan yet.

       

      Make-up & Hair- 10; I used Norma Perez with MAC cosmetics in Cancun (she is mentioned in this forum). She brought a hairstylist and they were both awesome and not expensive. I paid $200 for my hair and make-up and the BM's were $50 for hair and $50 for make-up.....well worth the money! The resort did NOT charge me a fee to bring either one to the resort.

       

       

      Overall my vacation, wedding and honeymoon was a 10 because of all the many friends and family with us and the awesome excursions we did!!! It was well worth the money and the budget we had to work with for ourselves and our guests. We wanted to stay around $1,000 a person for 7 days with airfare at an all inclusive and Crown Paradise met that. I probably wont stay there again unless they make upgrades to the food and hotel rooms.

       

      Wedding Ceremony_edited-1.jpg



       



      #13 vacationsrthebest

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        Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:34 PM

        The private reception area was right off the beach and was beautiful and private. The head table was against a wall of all windows over looking the ocean/beach. All of our guests sat at round tables with white linens facing us so when they took pictures and looked at us there was an ocean view behind us. We didn't have a lot of daylight left for the ocean view but it was beautiful while it lasted.

         

        We had our own staff, private bar and restrooms just for our group. The food was really good and there were many options to choose from. I think it was a 4 course meal including dessert and even though we also had a wedding cake, it worked out well because some people don't like cake. 

         

         

         

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        We also paid for a screen so we could do a slide show

         

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        #14 marinah84

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        • Wedding Date:March 14, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Crown Paradise Club Cancun
        • LocationOklahoma

        Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:35 AM

        @vacationsrthebest

         

        Thank you!  you are one of the ONLY reviews I can find on this site.  I'm getting married here in March '14, and hoping by digging I can find some more brides!


        @Mac2012

         

        Did you end up having  y our reception here?  How did it go?


        30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

         

        Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
        http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

         

        Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

        https://www.facebook...=1&l=a8a5688cd7

         

        Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

        http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

         

        Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

         

        Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

        http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

         

        For Sale Items

        http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

         

         

         

         


        #15 marinah84

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        • Wedding Date:March 14, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Crown Paradise Club Cancun
        • LocationOklahoma

        Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

        Here is my planning thread for any other brides considering the CPC Cancun!

         

        http://www.bestdesti...se-club-cancun/


        Edited by marinah84, 28 June 2014 - 08:23 AM.

        30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

         

        Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
        http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

         

        Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

        https://www.facebook...=1&l=a8a5688cd7

         

        Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

        http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

         

        Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

         

        Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

        http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

         

        For Sale Items

        http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

         

         

         

         





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