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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:30 AM posted to rec.travel.resorts.all-inclusive
RICK DAVIS
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Default Cancun Royal Solaris - Questions

Looking for my first all inclusive vacation resort. I was told of the
Royal Solaris and the GR Solaris in Cancun. I was told that the Solaris
Resorts are good. Are there any in Cancun that are better than Solaris
Resorts? We also understand that at the GR Solaris all room have
balconys while the Royal Solaris only some do. We were also told that
the GR Solaris is smaller than the Royal Solaris and the GR Solaris is
more upscale. Any opinions as to which are better?

As I stated in the beginning, this is my very first all inclusive
vacation and I'm just beginning my research. I appreciate any and all
information. We think we are sure that Cancun is the destination we
want as we have never been but always wanted to go. A little background
information: Past vacations included 20+ Cruises plus land based
vacations (all beach destinations). Two guys aged 42 & 38 traveling.
Were not into night clubs but do enjoy bars and talking to other guests.
We also enjoy production shows. Casinos are a plus but we know there
are none in Cancun (that would just make it perfect). Thanks again for
any and all help & input.

Rick
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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:16 AM posted to rec.travel.resorts.all-inclusive
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Default Cancun Royal Solaris - Questions

On Jan 11, 5:30 pm, (RICK DAVIS) wrote:
Looking for my first all inclusive vacation resort. I was told of the
Royal Solaris and the GR Solaris in Cancun. I was told that the Solaris
Resorts are good. Are there any in Cancun that are better than Solaris
Resorts? We also understand that at the GR Solaris all room have
balconys while the Royal Solaris only some do. We were also told that
the GR Solaris is smaller than the Royal Solaris and the GR Solaris is
more upscale. Any opinions as to which are better?

As I stated in the beginning, this is my very first all inclusive
vacation and I'm just beginning my research. I appreciate any and all
information. We think we are sure that Cancun is the destination we
want as we have never been but always wanted to go. A little background
information: Past vacations included 20+ Cruises plus land based
vacations (all beach destinations). Two guys aged 42 & 38 traveling.
Were not into night clubs but do enjoy bars and talking to other guests.
We also enjoy production shows. Casinos are a plus but we know there
are none in Cancun (that would just make it perfect). Thanks again for
any and all help & input.

Rick


Rick,

My wife and I went to Cancun with another couple 2 years ago. We all
did a ton of research before we went. From what we found the Royal
and GR solaris were supposed to be very nice, but Dreams was even
supposed to be a little nicer. The resort (Dreams) had just changed
hands at that time so they were very competitively priced. We ended
up going with Dreams. We ended up meeting, by coincidence, some other
people we knew when we were down there. They were staying in one of
the solaris places, I forget which one. They ended up being very
unhappy the first day with a crappy room and other stuff going on.
Luckily they had booked through Apple Vacations so all they had to do
was call Apple and Apple got involved. Apple got them a transfer to
the other solaris resort and an upgrade at no extra cost. After that
they had a great time, but if hadn't been for Apple they would have
been miserable, according to them. We booked our own vacation, and
Dreams was fantastic. I would highly recommend it. The most
important part for us was no reservations required at any of the
restaurants, and absolutley no balking at top shelf liquor requests.
In fact, they ended up running our of Sauza Hornita tequila, so they
recommended a different brand of tequila, which we were a little leery
of. It ended up being great tequila, and when we looked it up at the
duty free shop, it was $70 a bottle tequila (duty free!!!!).

Bottom line, check into the pricing at Dreams, make sure they still
don't require reservations for dinner, and strongly consider it. The
only problem at all is that they are way up the strip in Cancun. This
means that they have two great beaches facing two different
directions, but it does mean that you need to walk a little further to
go to places down the strip, or take a taxi.

Good luck,

Slacker
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Old February 9th, 2007, 05:00 AM posted to rec.travel.resorts.all-inclusive
RICK DAVIS
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Default Cancun Royal Solaris - Questions

Slacker, Thanks for the reply. I guess alot of people don't post on
that board. I am still doing my research on All Inclusive in Cancun. I
did take a look at Dream Resort & Spa and like the looks of it. I have
also been told that Le Blanc Resort & Spa has been the Number 1 rated
All Inclusive Resort for the last 4 years. This is according to an
agent at Liberty Travel (a chain travel agency). Le Blanc is rated 4
stars. From what I have gathered most of the resorts offer about the
same level of quality in their rooms. The difference in price is going
to be made up in food and beverage. Top shelf liquor and good food is
very important. After all next to the room it is the greatest expense
on a vacation. I Want to go top line as I am very accustomed to being
pampered (from Cruises) and only want the best. Again thanks for the
reply. I'll be looking more at the Dream Resort.

Rick, NY

PS
I am sure the Solaris Properties are out of the question as of this
point in time. I had no idea so may all inclusive resorts were out
there.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:13 AM posted to rec.travel.resorts.all-inclusive
LT
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Default Cancun Royal Solaris - Questions

Do you want to stay in the hotel zone?

I've stayed at the Moon Palace and Iberostar, both on the coast between
Cancun and Cozumel. Both were great, but Iberostar had better food and lots
of high end liquors. Moon Palace include excursions which is a big plus....

LT

 




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