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#1 LeeLee

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    Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:17 AM

    Hola ladies!

    I just got back from my site visit to Cabo this past weekend! We stayed at the Melia Cabo Real and I have nothing but rave reviews!!!! We also toured the Crowne Plaza, which was nice—but not our thing. We (my fiance and I) were able to see 2 weddings take place, as well as a long cab ride to the airport with another couple that got married before we arrived--everyone LOVED it!

    Keith and I did a lot of lounging by the pool, then we'd go to our appointments. We talked to everyone we could about their experiences at the Melia and 99.9% of the guests had amazing things to say. One lady was not so happy—but she must’ve been one of those travelers that isn’t happy with anything unless they are serving her grapes on a gold platter while hot pool boys fan her! Eye ye ye! She was bad!!!! Anyway, back to the fun stuff!!!!

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    GROUNDS/POOL/BEACH:
    We arrived on Saturday afternoon and it was a few hours until check in, so we had lunch, walked around the grounds and lounged by the pool. It was great! The food was very, very good and the grounds are so clean and so BIG!!!! If you wanted to “get away” you could. The pool is huge, so if you want to hang by the Palapa/Pool bar and get crazy you can, but then you could sit on the other side of the pool and be secluded and away from everyone.
    The beach at the Melia Cabo Real is huge—Football field big! The sand is rough but gets softer as you reach the ocean. The Meila has a retaining wall made of huge boulders that creates a swimable beach. Very nice!
    Extra fun stuff—Rock climbing wall, bonfire pit, zip line on the beach and free kids club.

    ENTERTAINMENT:
    The Melia doesn’t have live entertainment shows every night—which I actually liked, they provide more interactive activities for you to do together with your travel partner. The night we arrived they had a live rock band. We listened with a drink, lounging on the day beds on the terrace, some people danced, it was fun! The next night they had Casino Night. Black Jack and Craps tables were set up—fun and interactive! The last night of our stay there was a DJ that really knew what he was doing. EVERYONE was dancing—even my FH and he NEVER dances! It was fun, energetic and lively!

    WEDDING PLANNERS:
    Cecilia was my contact, however when we arrived we learned she had to leave due to some sort of family emergency and would not be working there any longer. Abagail was the other contact and she jumped in and listened to all our questions and set up an appointment with us for the following day to have answers. In the mean time, Vanessa the new Wedding Planner started and hit the ground running. They both were amazing and are whipping up a contract with all of our custom requests.

    FOOD:
    The Melia Cabo Real’s food was so good! They have the typical breakfast/lunches at La Palapa over looking the ocean. Everything I had was spot on—nothing was bad! And we are really big on eating tasty food, so this met our expectations! As for dinner-they have two restaurants. One has steaks, seafood—fine dining and the other is Asian inspired with sushi, tempura, etc, which was soooo good! What I liked was that at the Melia they do not give you a ticket voucher for one dinner at each reservation restaurant. You can go as many times as you’d like throughout your stay—you just need to make a reservation the day of. They also have themed buffet dinners available every night without reservations required. Tasty, tasty, tasty! OH…and the the desserts were actually good! A lot of my experiences with desserts during my travels in MX have been poor to average, however the desserts here were soooo good! Fruit tarts, chocolate cakes, the list could go on and on!!!!

    I hope this helps anyone who is curious about the Melia Cabo Real. I LOVE IT! We are staying at the Melia, getting married here on Feb 1, 2011 at the Mission de San Jose del Cabo and having the dinner and dancing at the Melia! Can’t wait!!!!!

    Adios! Stephanie

    #2 pinayflava

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      Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:27 PM

      thank you for the review! I am also getting married at the Melia on November 12, 2010 this year. I too received an email from Cecilia and Abigail about Cecilia not being ableto be at my wedding due to a family emergency but Abigail has been great so far. Can't wait til November!

      #3 Blissloscabos

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        Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:43 PM

        Hi Stephanie-

        Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Melia Cabo Real IS an oustanding resort that does not get the recognition it deserves- your post was wonderful and will help to shed light on this great location. Best wishes and happy planning to you!

        ~ Amanda & Kym

        #4 pinayflava

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          Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:07 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Blissloscabos
          Hi Stephanie-

          Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Melia Cabo Real IS an oustanding resort that does not get the recognition it deserves- your post was wonderful and will help to shed light on this great location. Best wishes and happy planning to you!

          ~ Amanda & Kym
          I am glad to hear that! I can't wait to post my review of this resort once its my turn! It was really hard going by just a few reviews on BDW/trip advisor. I have also chosen Dino Gomez as the photographer and can't wait to review him also as I didn't see a lot of reviews on this forum.

          #5 TammyB

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            Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:00 AM

            That is a fabulous resort, and of course Cabo is awesome. I' am sure your wedding will be nothing short of amazing. :-)

            #6 megsthomson

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              Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:24 PM

              Hi,

              My finacee and I would also like to get married at the Melia resort in Cabo sometime late next spring/early summer. How do you get a hold of their wedding coordinator? I sent in a request a few weeks ago on their website but have not heard anything back. I was wondering if you had an email address I could send an inquiry to. Any contact info you have would be great.

              Thanks

              #7 pinayflava

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                Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:29 PM

                I haven't been on their website as of late but i do know that they did change wedding coordinators and if you emailed Cecilia she is no longer there and the new wedding coordinator is Vanessa and her assistant is Abigail. contact info is: abigail.bautista@meliacaboreal.com and vanessa.basurto@meliacaboreal.com

                hope that helps!

                #8 jschleff

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                  Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:19 PM

                  I def agree! the Melia site visit is very close to the internet advertisement, I visited four other hotels and the internet sites definetly do not tell the whole picture. We decided to have our wedding at the Melia next April 2011. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them!!!

                  #9 LeeLee

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                    Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

                    I am so glad other's have also booked at Melia Cabo Real! I have been in contact with Vanessa and she is so quick to respond. She always says YES to my requests! She's great!

                    I was a little nervous about choosing MCR since there isn't a ton of info, but after the site visit, we were 100% sure!

                    Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see how everything turns out!!!!

                    #10 pinayflava

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                      Posted 25 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by LeeLee
                      I am so glad other's have also booked at Melia Cabo Real! I have been in contact with Vanessa and she is so quick to respond. She always says YES to my requests! She's great!

                      I was a little nervous about choosing MCR since there isn't a ton of info, but after the site visit, we were 100% sure!

                      Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see how everything turns out!!!!
                      i am finding that abigail her assistant replies but i haven't heard anything yet from vanessa except that she was taking over from cecilia and that was like almost a couple months ago now! i just hope when i arrive there everything goes smoothly....i was asking if we can do a taste testing of the menu we choose (tropical buffet) and i was told that someone would get back to me no later than June 28, 2010 so its now July 25, 2010 and still no response




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