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Originally Posted by ftavarez View Post

Azul beach and sensatori hotels are much pricier than we imagined.  Did  a site visit a few weeks ago and we fell in love with Sensatori.  Our travel agent got us  "group rates" and the hotels are still too expensive.  A family jacuzzi room for a 4 people would cost over $4k and that's without airfare!!  Needless to say, we are looking into other opitons. If your guests can afford it, I would highly recommend Sensatori without a doubt!   Azul beach is nice too but rooms are too small and nothing amazing ...for what you pay which is a lot in my opinion; however, their staff is very nice.  I hear they may be renovating very soon.

 

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Yes, my TA told me that Azul Beach will only have small weddings (10pax) until May 1st. But both hotels are way too expensive for my guests. I can't ask anyone to pay those prices, besides I'm not sure it is worth it. At the moment we're looking at Gran Porto Real. Much better prices and the hotel seems nice. I didn't want a resort "in town" before but it might work out well for my guests that are staying more than 5 nights so they won't be bored. Which resort did you end up choosing?
 

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Yes, my TA told me that Azul Beach will only have small weddings (10pax) until May 1st. But both hotels are way too expensive for my guests. I can't ask anyone to pay those prices, besides I'm not sure it is worth it. At the moment we're looking at Gran Porto Real. Much better prices and the hotel seems nice. I didn't want a resort "in town" before but it might work out well for my guests that are staying more than 5 nights so they won't be bored. Which resort did you end up choosing?

 

 

Privmavera -- Yes, I don't blame you for not going with either.  Just like us, you have to think about your guests and what they can realistically afford; otherwise, you won't have many people show up.  Not mention, those resorts charge around $100/per guest for entry into your event(ss) at the hotel.  As for the Gran Porto, I think it's a nice hotel...seen it before.  We are having children at our wedding and i was told they don't accept children, which is a bummer for us. They have extended the beaches on Playa so you get more beach space than before.  

 

We are planning on renting a villa instead to accommodate our immediate family.  I already found a wedding planner who is very good, responsive and quite affordable, so that should ease the burden a bit.  Still deciding on which of the 3 villas we like...hope to make a decision by next week.  If you can do a site visit at some point it's really helpful.

 

Anyhow, good luck planning!   

 


 

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Originally Posted by ftavarez View Post

Yes, my TA told me that Azul Beach will only have small weddings (10pax) until May 1st. But both hotels are way too expensive for my guests. I can't ask anyone to pay those prices, besides I'm not sure it is worth it. At the moment we're looking at Gran Porto Real. Much better prices and the hotel seems nice. I didn't want a resort "in town" before but it might work out well for my guests that are staying more than 5 nights so they won't be bored. Which resort did you end up choosing?

 

 

Privmavera -- Yes, I don't blame you for not going with either.  Just like us, you have to think about your guests and what they can realistically afford; otherwise, you won't have many people show up.  Not mention, those resorts charge around $100/per guest for entry into your event(ss) at the hotel.  As for the Gran Porto, I think it's a nice hotel...seen it before.  We are having children at our wedding and i was told they don't accept children, which is a bummer for us. They have extended the beaches on Playa so you get more beach space than before.  

 

We are planning on renting a villa instead to accommodate our immediate family.  I already found a wedding planner who is very good, responsive and quite affordable, so that should ease the burden a bit.  Still deciding on which of the 3 villas we like...hope to make a decision by next week.  If you can do a site visit at some point it's really helpful.

 

Anyhow, good luck planning!   

 


 


Yes, exactly. Most of our guests will travel from Europe (one couple from Australia) so they are already paying for an expensive plane ticket. Even though we haven't booked anything yet, we already have guests worrying about the cost, so I really want to choose an affordable option for everyone.

 

Gran Porto Real do accept children, which is why I'm looking at it. The Royal next door don't, maybe that is the one you were thinking of?

 

A villa sounds awesome. I thought they would be too expensive so I haven't even looked at any. I won't be able to do a site visit unfortunately, can't afford it, but I have been to the area before without visiting any of the luxury resorts though. I'm normally a backpacker ;)

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Welcome & Congrats! I ended up choosing the Royal Playa del Carmen because it is a beautiful resort and has 2 cheaper sister resorts as well (which are also family friendly). But its all about choosing whats right for you! Good luck in searching through the forum!!
 

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Originally Posted by primavera View Post

 

 

 

Gran Porto Real do accept children, which is why I'm looking at it. The Royal next door don't, maybe that is the one you were thinking of?

 

Also, just to let you know about this, the Royal (the sister Resort next door to the Gran) does allow children to come to any wedding related events (ceremony, welcome dinner, reception etc)

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Originally Posted by SarahE786 View Post

 

 

 

 

Also, just to let you know about this, the Royal (the sister Resort next door to the Gran) does allow children to come to any wedding related events (ceremony, welcome dinner, reception etc)

 

Yes, of course. Thanks! I wasn't really clear in my comment :)

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