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Sandy's RIU MoBay Review 3/20/10

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#1 slynn2121

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    Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:06 PM

    Hello everyone...

    Lets start out with saying we had a relatively small destination wedding. We flew out St. Pattys day and headed to RIU Mo Bay, which we booked back in September 09. Well when we get there we find out that 12 out of the 16 peoples who rooms were booked - got bumped!!! They overbooked the hotel and wanted to split us up at different resorts!!! NO WAY! So after about 3 hours in the lobby and dealing with their 'manager' we finally secured two rooms and we all had to bunk up together until Thursday until we could talk to the real manager in charge, Frank. Well after our horrific stressful first night, Frank fixed everything. We all got our rooms, we were moved to an oceanfront suite, and he did alot to make things right for us. Some members of the party were still unhappy and are disputing the hotel charges.

    I was having second thoughts and about 45 days before the wedding, I moved the wedding offsite -- after this disaster I was glad I did. We worked with Dawn at Jamaica Elegant Weddings and had our wedding on the beach in front of The Twisted Kilt in Montego Bay (its an irish pub). Dawn was wonderful, she was easy to communicate with and worked within in our budget. The setting was beautiful. Everything was perfect!! The photographer got all our photos on a disk and Dawn delivered them the day before we left.

    As for the resort, this was my first trip to an allinclusive so I dont have anything to compare it to. But the resort was beautiful, the beds were hard as a rock though! And getting into the restaurants was near impossible, you have to book as soon as you get there.
    ~ Sandy ~

    #2 taranyc

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      Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:59 PM

      Congratulations on your wedding!

      #3 kris

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        Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:39 AM

        Wow what a disaster, I can't imagine my entire family and friends bunking together...it would be a disaster haha..At least you have a funny story to tell :) Congratulations, I'm glad the rest worked out!

        #4 debbmach

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          Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:10 AM

          Congratulations! It's too bad you had all that hassle in the beginning, but it's sounds like they made it up to you guys!

          58 people booked...and counting!!!

          #5 EmmaGaussoin

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            Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

            Congrats, I'm glad you enjoyed your first AI.

            #6 sorord1

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              Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:33 PM

              Im glad in the end everything worked out for you! I believe the DJ posted some pictures from that location and everything did look beautiful!

              #7 hiccups

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                Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:43 AM

                Congrats and thanks for your review! Sorry to hear about your first night there! Glad everything worked out in the end!

                #8 Sheree10

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                  Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:47 PM

                  Congrats Mrs.!! Good thing you listened to your instincts and moved the wedding offsite. Despite it all, it sounds like you had a great wedding.

                  BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

                  #9 mlabbe

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                    Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

                    Congrats on the big day! I'm glad that everything worked out well in the end. What a great idea for a location, must have been lots of fun!

                    #10 jodi_22n

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                      Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:00 AM

                      congrats on the day sorry to hear about the mess to begin with but glad it all worked out xx

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