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#201 Jillian Murphy

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    Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

    My wedding has been cancelled there.  My date was April 14th.  I was finally able to get a hold of Diana on Wednesday and she said my deposit will be returned.  I will believe it when I have the check in my hand.  3 months to go and what nightmare!



    #202 tiff21

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      Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

      My April wedding was also canceled.  Has anyone found another hotel that is a good similar option? Everything I am looking at is either booked, adults only, our way too expensive.  This Sucks!  



      #203 Pierre Violle

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        Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

        I was so sorry to hear this news and hope everything works out for all the brides having to change plans on such short notice.  

        Sending positive energy to you all!!!!



        #204 futureceibaboda

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          Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

          I'm in the same situation.  All of the places that I like that are still available are almost double the prices for food and beverages and set up etc that I had negotiated at Ceiba.  These hotels know I'm desperate and aren't negotiating on prices either.  Also, for the places that are available for my wedding date, my guests will not have ocean view or not have all inclusive and pay the same or more.  It's ridiculous.  They gave us no notice!  The new hotel has a website, so they knew about this for a while.  It's so upsetting.



          #205 Jillian Murphy

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            Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:21 PM

            Tiff- Are you wanting to stay within that same area? For your date if it is a Saturday, could you move it to Friday? That may help with availability.  I have been running into the same problems though with everything being booked, way more expensive and not allowing kids.  

             

            I would suggest looking into North of Cancun or Playa.  I am looking at some potential condos in playa and thinking of getting a spot for the ceremony in Playacar. For the reception, I have no clue yet.  

             

            Have you spoken with Ceiba? Are they sending you your deposit?



            #206 lalanyc

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              Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

               

              Here you go!  For context, our main considerations in selecting a spot were: keeping guests in one spot, lack of intimacy at megaresorts, good food/service, and relative privacy.  With that in mind, below are other alternatives we considered:

               

              FULL SERVICE HOTELS (all boutique)

              • Le Reve

              • La Amada Hotel
              • Le Meridien  (awesome coordinator)
              • Omni Puerto Aventuras (only 40 rooms but great quality though lack of beach area)
              • Azul Beach
              • Hotel Marina El Cid (ok, not small but also not a wedding factory and near Puerto Morelos)
              • Al Cielo Hotel (closer to Tulum. We didnt visit personally due to location and rooms were more sparse than we would have preferred).
              • Ana y Jose

               

              OFF THE BEATEN PATH OPTIONS

              • Akumal Beach (Turtle Bay/Lol Ha Restaurant) 

                Yes Lala, any suggestions you have for new hotels would be SO helpful!



                 



              #207 tweets.13

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                Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

                Ahhhh!!!!  I too am sooooo sad!!!!!!!!!  My husband and I were talking about our 1 year anniversary coming up this April - I guess we will not be celebrating at Ceiba! :( 

                 

                Ladies with weddings scheduled - I am so sorry for you.  I cannot imagine the stress this places on you at this time!  I agree with Lalanyc's list - La Amada is now called Beloved or something like that, but I think everyone still has to wear clothes!  :)   It is now all inclusive (used to be optional) - the rooms are incredible and the facilities, pool, restaurants, beach are good. 

                 

                Le Reve is amazing if your group is not too big or if you don't mind if some guests stay elsewhere.

                 

                I had a friend get married at one of the Azul properties, and she was very happy with it - I believe Azul Sensatori.

                 

                Good luck ladies! 



                #208 jlynne

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                  Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

                  Thanks Matt, Le Reve does look pretty amazing. Unfortunately we need a resort that allows children. I have been looking at The Beloved, have you ever been there? Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks!



                  #209 bochisgirl2010

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                    Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

                    hello ladies, I cant believe what hapenned with Ceiba, so sad!

                    The Beloved (Formerly La Amada) is a great Hotel, All Inclusive and allows children, you should chek it out!



                    #210 mrspfafftobe

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                      Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

                      Hi - I am getting married at Le Reve in June and they do allow kids for the day if you do a buyout of the hotel, which is 25 rooms. They offer very good room rates with the DelSol/BDWF promotion.






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