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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2015, 08:11:38 AM »

A few unlucky guests end up in regular rooms in the main lobby building. Which might explain why Dan doesn't seem to be a huge fan of this resort.


Well, turns out here that Dan was actually in the same (type of) room I was in.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2015, 09:52:10 AM »
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Interesting, I had the same experience with Alamo, I ended up with almost $100 more than my original reservation.


When I asked them about it they told me it's prepaid fuel.
I told them I'm not interested, but the agent warned me there are no gas stations around the area and I'll have to pay me if I return an empty tank.

Only problem: once I got out I noticed quite a few gas stations.

I now called them back to refund me for the unused gas or I'm disputing the charge.
My rate at Hertz was $48 for 3 days but they added $50 for insurance but as soon as I asked him about it he took it off so my total stayed at $48.

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2015, 10:28:06 AM »
Well, turns out here that Dan was actually in the same (type of) room I was in.
My beef wasn't with the room. Was the several other issues that we encountered that I wrote about.

I gave them feedback, hopefully that at least caused them to turn up the temperature on the pools.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2015, 10:47:31 AM »
I gave them feedback, hopefully that at least caused them to turn up the temperature on the pools.
My understanding was that the pools were not heated.

When JoeCha was there he said temperatures was about 85 but when I was there it barely touched 75
so maybe that's why the pools were a lot warmer for him,

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2015, 10:51:37 AM »
Could be. Pretty pathetic if true.

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2015, 10:52:39 AM »
Could be. Pretty pathetic if true.
I agree big downside.

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #81 on: March 02, 2015, 10:53:45 AM »
I guess I'm just not sure what you guys saw.

A resort with cold pools and a beach full of seaweed and rocks  (and a mile away from most rooms) isn't going to compare to an Andaz Maui with stunning very well heated pools and a pristine beach right on location.

Yes, the property is beautiful and serene, but I felt it didn't deliver much more than that.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #82 on: March 02, 2015, 10:55:00 AM »
I guess I'm just not sure what you guys saw....
What's the question? Some people see B/B, some W/G, etc, etc ;D

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #83 on: March 02, 2015, 10:56:11 AM »
I guess I'm just not sure what you guys saw.A resort with cold pools and a beach full of seaweed and rocks  (and a mile away from most rooms) isn't going to compare to an Andaz Maui with stunning very well heated pools and a pristine beach right on location.
Or the Westin Lagunamar

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #84 on: March 02, 2015, 10:56:39 AM »
What's the question? Some people see B/B, some W/G, etc, etc ;D

Lol.

If it weren't for my Fairmont free nights and the fact that they have just a small handful of resorts I wouldn't go back.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #85 on: March 02, 2015, 11:40:22 AM »
a beach full of seaweed and rocks 



Yep, that's true.

But the beach service was amazing.
I found an empty spot past the restaurant and the beach guy schlepped over beach chairs, umbrella and even cold beer just for us.

(and a mile away from most rooms)

Not sure why you'd care about that. Never had to wait more than 2 minutes for a golf cart.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #86 on: March 02, 2015, 11:44:42 AM »
Construction at the Andaz Mayakoba

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #87 on: March 02, 2015, 11:47:30 AM »
Yep, that's true.

But the beach service was amazing.
I found an empty spot past the restaurant and the beach guy schlepped over beach chairs, umbrella and even cold beer just for us.
 Not sure why you'd care about that. Never had to wait more than 2 minutes for a golf cart.
Did you go with kids? Maybe that's the difference here if you didn't.

Kids don't just sit around on a beach chair, and when the beach is rocky/seaweedy it's not very useful.

And shlepping a stroller on and off a golf cart to get anywhere is annoying.

If I went without kids I'd have gone to the Zilara anyway.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #88 on: March 02, 2015, 11:48:59 AM »
I'm sick. I can't get enough of these photos.

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #89 on: March 02, 2015, 11:50:13 AM »
I'm sick. I can't get enough of these photos.
Great pics btw. Have you been to a photo DO yet?
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