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#1 pinklori

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    Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:24 AM

    Hey ladies! I haven't really been a regular poster on here but alot of information on here has helped me so I thought it would be nice to be able to help others too!
    I just got married at the Barcelo Marina Palace two weeks ago and if anyone has any questions about it or would like to see pictures of the resort feel free to PM me!
    To keep it short on here I'll just say the resort was beautiful and the staff was incredible-we were treated like rock stars! They upgraded us to the most beautiful (not to mention huge!) suite for the entire stay, decorated the wedding gazebo beautifully, gave us a private room for the wedding dinner with an amazing meal, and were unbelieveably friendly our entire stay! Our entire group was happy with this resort!
    If your only reason for not considering the Marina Palace is because you've heard the bug are worse there-don't believe it! In my group of 15 people-2 of us ended up with a ton of bites (I was one of them unfortunatley) 8 people had one or two bites, and 5 people had none! We did a few excursions and when we stopped to pick people up at other resorts such as the Iberostar resorts, Melia, Trip Pennisula etc, we saw the exact same thing...some people with none and some people covered in bites!
    My honest opinion is that it is while you get what you pay for- the 5 star resorts such as the Ibererostars, Melia and Trip are probably the nicest-the Barcelo is the best of the moderatly priced resorts and because they have less weddings the service is incredible! I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding!
    Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions!

    #2 Amarillis

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      Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

      I am thrilled to hear you had a great experience. I would totally agree with everything you've said. I too was subject to terrible bug bites, but I experienced the same thing at all of the other resorts we've been to in Varadero. Some people have reactions.... bottom line.

      I too loved that they only had one wedding per day and made us feel like royalty!

      Glad to hear you had a great experience!!!


      #3 Jeff Babineau

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        Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

        Just got back from photographing a wedding at the Barcello marina Palace and it was awesome!!! Lots of great staff and yes although there was many mosquitos around the main resort..... there was none on the Private island.
        GO FOR THE UPGRADE!!! it is really worth it.
        the restaurant on the Island is the best food on the resort.
        photos can be viewed on my blog www.babineauphotography.ca/blog
        PM me for more info or email

        Jeff Babineau

        #4 Jeff Babineau

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          Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

          Here are a few photos from our last wedding at the Barcello Marina Palace in Varadero Cuba!

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          I will post more from our trash the dress session at a later time. email me if you need to see more.

          #5 pensfan

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            Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

            I just wanted to add a few words as well. We were married at Barcelo Marina Palace on April 15 and had an amazing time. We were also upgraded to the "island" for most of our 2 week stay - i would recommend that to everyone :) The staff were great, but most of all, the wedding team were absolutely amazing...my day was perfect!! We had 40 guests, and about 2 or 3 had bad mosquito bites on their legs. After hanging around the lobby bar for 1 night we quickly learned our lesson and most of us were able to escape with a handful of bites each! The fact that the resort only books one wedding per day was a selling factor. Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time and agreed that it was amazing and went off without a hitch! We had a 2.5 yr old and an 11 mth old, with ages ranging from 20's, 30's 40's and 50's...everyone had a great time.

            If you have any questions, don't hesitate to pop me an email:

            #6 Shannon Fowler

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              Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

              Hello everyone!  I have an upcoming wedding at the Barcelo Marina Palace in November 2011.  Is there any tips that you may be able to offer from your experience there?  I already have skin so soft for us and our guests!  Anything else to know?



              #7 cchouinard

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                Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:22 AM

                Hi Lori! if you can send me pictures of your ceremony, that would be great! candace_leah@hotmail.com. thank you :-)

                #8 candissj2000

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                  Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:19 PM

                  shannon when do you leave we are booked for our wedding there on the 16 of nov,

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