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Scouting Trip - Ceiba Del Mar, Azul Beach, and Le Reve


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#21 lalanyc

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    Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:32 PM

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    Tracy - I'm very concerned about this as well, not because I think my guests won't stay at Ceiba, but because I'm worried that they'll end up booking it online instead of through our room block. We negotiated for awhile, and the prices that they gave us are still higher than the prices were for May of this year online. They say that the prices go up next year, and I hope this is true, because if not, I'm sure our guests won't want to book in our room block when it's cheaper online!
    Mexb- Does it matter if they book through you or through your room block?? I would think they should be happy so long as they stay at the hotel right? If they didn't give you rates as competitive as they are offering, that's their fault! :)

    #22 tweets.13

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      Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:29 AM

      We did site visits to Ceiba del Mar and Le Reve (as well as La Amada and Blue Tulum) earlier this month. Ceiba and Le Reve were our finalists. Both are incredible, and it was tough deciding. In the end, we booked Ceiba del Mar for our wedding next April. I will post a separate, more detailed review later. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email/ask!

      Theresa

      #23 Lisa2011

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        Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

        Hello tweets!

        We are thinking of having our wedding at Le Reve it will be a small wedding not more than 50 guests. We will be visiting the resort in August. Any recommendations?!

        #24 tweets.13

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          Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:25 PM

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          Hello tweets!

          We are thinking of having our wedding at Le Reve it will be a small wedding not more than 50 guests. We will be visiting the resort in August. Any recommendations?!
          Hi! That will be a perfect group! The entire place will be your wedding, so you will feel like you rented a villa! Have you been in touch with Arlenis, the WC? She is WONDERFUL! Be sure to give her a heads-up of when you are planning on visiting, so she can let you know whether there are rooms available. (The place was full 2 of the 3 nights we went to visit the various resorts, but we were lucky that the night we wanted to stay there they had a room open.) I wrote a separate review on here "Site Visit - Ceiba Del Mar, Hotel Le Reve, La Amada, Blue Tulum" that has more info. Let me know if you have any more questions after you read that (although this thread is very helpful too). We were back and forth between Ceiba and Le Reve, but ultimately decided on Ceiba because we will likely have more than 50 guests. The food at Le Reve is DELICIOUS and very authentic!

          Good Luck!

          Theresa

          #25 Ayita

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            Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:51 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by tweets.13
            Hi! That will be a perfect group! The entire place will be your wedding, so you will feel like you rented a villa! Have you been in touch with Arlenis, the WC? She is WONDERFUL! Be sure to give her a heads-up of when you are planning on visiting, so she can let you know whether there are rooms available. (The place was full 2 of the 3 nights we went to visit the various resorts, but we were lucky that the night we wanted to stay there they had a room open.) I wrote a separate review on here "Site Visit - Ceiba Del Mar, Hotel Le Reve, La Amada, Blue Tulum" that has more info. Let me know if you have any more questions after you read that (although this thread is very helpful too). We were back and forth between Ceiba and Le Reve, but ultimately decided on Ceiba because we will likely have more than 50 guests. The food at Le Reve is DELICIOUS and very authentic!

            Good Luck!

            Theresa
            You can see my site visit thread (link below in my signature). There are lots of pics !

            Also know that they are very flexible on the food. We ended up with a very customized menu

            #26 Lisa2011

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              Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:47 PM

              Thank you girls!

              I appreciate your comments and will let you know how it goes!

              #27 playaboda

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                Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:47 AM

                I have a question for the brides that have visited La Ceiba or held their wedding there: What is Puerto Morelos like?  What is the atmosphere of the hotel like?  Do you think that a group of  wedding guests in their late 20's-early 30's would get bored at the resort and not being close to PDC?

                 

                Thanks!



                #28 tracysf

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                  Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

                  Hi Playaboda,

                   

                  Puerto Morelos is a very cute little Mexican town. It is very authentic/local with a few restaurants on the water, taco shops, a dive/scuba shop and a bar or two. It is definitely sleepy -- I think more of a place you go during the day and for dinner (but there isn't a night life that I am aware of).   How many people are going to your wedding?  It totally depends on your group, but for me, I think my group will have fun anywhere as long as their are good people, music and cocktails!  My group is sort of over the bar scene (we are all about 30-31) --so I wasn't too concerned about not being in playa. We might decide to plan one night in Playa for dinner and drinks after. Its only about a 25 minute drive- so maybe rent a shuttle bus for everyone.

                   

                  There is definitely a lot more going on in Playa Del Carmen though- if that is what you are looking for. However, keep in mind, the beach is not as nice.

                   

                  let me know if you have other questions.

                   

                  Tracy



                  #29 Planner1Events

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                    Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:16 PM

                    Hello girls!! Puerto Morelos is amazing!! A small place but magical!! of course your guests will have fun there. They have a lot of bars and options! let me know in case you need some suggestions!!

                    Ceiba del Mar is a perfect hotel for your group, we have worked there a lot of weddings and everybody love it!

                     

                    And we also have Le Reve that is a so beatifull hotel! If you want next to Playa, it is really the best option for you.

                     

                    It is a lot of options :) ...

                     

                    Have fun planning :)!!



                    #30 jen1252

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                      Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:49 PM

                      Tracy,

                       

                      The reviews of your scouting trip have been super helpful! It seems we are looking for many of the same things as you were, so I am curious if there were any other places you came across during your research that you would recommend checking out? We're planning a site visit next weekend to Ceiba del Mar and Le Reve and want a few more spots to add to our list!

                       

                      Jen






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