7th time trip report - mixed feelings

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    Hey Kyle! Long time no talk!

    Thanks for the good words. I think after reading my report one more time it comes across as though we did not have a good time at TTR. That's not the case at all. Matter of fact, it was one of our better trips, I just am getting much more sensitive to the annoying strange random shit that one has to put up with there than I used to be, probably due to the good experiences we've had at Desire. In particular, we got a LOT of sleep during the TTR portion of this trip, probably because the crowd dispersed so early and there's nothing else to do afterwards. We averaged like 7 hours a night where we usually used to get 4. So that part was good, especially prior to Desire where we average even less sleep due to all the nighttime fun.

    Jess and Ryan did not join us for Desire, they wanted to spend a full week at the new TTR. I think they had a pretty good time.

    Great to hear from you, and please give the lovely Jen our best!
     
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    Ah yes, Brandi, thanks for the reminder. One more stupid thing we encountered, the dress code. I have no problem abiding by whatever dress code exists for each restaurant, but, when the documentation provided at check in did not indicate which restaurants did or did not require pants, we asked the concierge. She circled certain ones. So when we went to the one that used to be the old Asian restaurant and I was in shorts, I was scolded and sent away. Not cool, especially when it's because we received incorrect information.

    We had a large party of 10 I think and were celebrating a friend's 50th birthday that day so instead of being indignant I went back to the room. And proceed to put on Laurie's super thin, super tight size XS yoga pants. I'm not gonna lie it was a challenge getting them on. But damn did my ass look good in them! Anyway, I walk back to the restaurant and made a point to show them to the host. Here's my pants bro! What could he say? The whole group got a good laugh.

    Sometimes you just gotta roll with the bullshit stuff instead of getting mad, and have fun with it.
     
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    We had friends just get back yesterday, and they said lots of people were getting turned away from the Italian for wearing shorts, and they were the only ones from there group that had pants so they went in. I've been there twice in the last two years, and never even packed pants, and ate there both times. Wonder what the real rules are?
     
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    Hubby got turned away at Italian last trip. He had linen shorts on. So we went a different night in slacks. Had no issues at any other restaurant in dress shorts.
     
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    Did they offer any upgrades to your room besides the garden view? Thanks for the review and we will make note to bring some tape in case the cabinet door won't shut. :)

    Lastly, we also started at TTR but once we went to Desire, we became hooked. We are giving TTR another shot so hoping for a great time!
     
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    But that was September for you? We went in October, and I wore shorts, plenty did and I didn't hear of anyone getting turned away then.
     
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    Do you think if we brought a community screw gun that everybody could use to either: A- take the damn closet / shelf doors off so they finally don't swing open, or B- screw them closed, again to prevent them opening themselves, management might take note and fix them?
     
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    Italian is the only place I was able to eat in shorts the whole trip. See, that's what's weird. Inconsistencies....
     
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    Well, just between all of us on here, I ripped one of the under-shelf LED light fixtures right out of the cabinet, on the one closest to my bed that would not shut. Hey, I figure I gave them fair chance to fix it, and they didn't care, so neither did I. I slept better after that.
     
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    We were offered zero upgrades of any kind. What was even stranger is that after our bags were taken off the transfer, we walked into the lobby and nobody helped us. I had to hunt around for someone to point me in the direction of premier check in. And when they did, it was broken english "dis way dat way" directions down the hall which were especially confusing because we'd never been there. Why not just walk me over there for goodness sake?
     
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    When we checked in we had to wait for our room (bit of a back story, but doesn't matter), are butler ended up leaving without ever getting us a room. We fell asleep at the pool waiting for them to get us, and they never did. I went to the desk, and they had no idea what was going on. Ended working out good for us, as I used that as leverage to not have to sit thru the presentation, since we were on a referral, but still, wtf?
     
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    Would duct tape help to keep the closet doors shut? We like a nice, dark room...and I always pack duct tape no matter where we go lol.
     
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    This was Aug 26- Sept 2 trip. So still early during soft opening. Hope they can get everyone on the same page for dress code. Its been hit or miss. Hubby always has long pants just in case.
     
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    I was kicking myself in the ass for not packing duct tape. Won't make that mistake again. To answer your question YES it would have fixed the problem pronto.
     
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    Wow--tough customer, here. We consider ourselves to be very discerning and even difficult to please at times, but I'll have to say we weren't concerned with ANY of the issues you brought up. Nonetheless, it's squeaky wheels like you that tend to bring out the grease gun, so I'm hoping that management sees this and is prompted to take action. Thanks for the honesty.
     
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    We actually fixed the ones that weren't working right in our room... just realigned the clasps and retightened! Bingo, 30 sec job and no more swearing. You do get a lot of finger prints all over to try to figure out from which side they open though! Make a game out of it and keep score!
     
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    what about those chairs?
     
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    What is stupidly frustrating is the need to make repairs to a brand new resort while in Mexico on vacation. That’s insane. Call me high maintenance if you will, but I’m not packing repair supplies (nor Lysol for the air vents) or any such bullshit to Mexico for a supposed 4+star priced resort. Doing so defeats the purpose of vacation. I manange properties for a living. I don’t want to fix shit in Mexico. TTR apologizers say whatever you like but there’s absolutely no excuse for this.
     
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    I agree, I'm in commercial buildings, so we know how stuff gets banged up with all the traffic. All I was saying is there is no need to rip everything out so stuff gets fixed faster, it just makes it this much harder for the maint people to get ahead of this mess. All I did was, while having my Grand Marnier one evening and waiting for my Mrs. to finish getting ready, I fixed the dressers doors.

    But again, we've traveled all over, and there is always something that's not right, never is perfect. So if the bad outweighs the good in one’s opinion, then for sure we might not be in the right place and in need for something that better suits what we want for a vacation and what we're willing to pay for. We are not apologizing in any way for what the resort as done, cause it might be us in our next trip that will get a mess that ticks us off. Was just sharing our experience.
     
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    Interesting TR.

    Just wrapped up our 4th trip since Opening Day, and 28th overall.
    Have to say it was the "best one yet" since the Reno!
    The rapid ascension of improvements has been very noticeable over 28 weeks, on each trip since August.

    We both are hard markers and we really couldn't find anything to formally complain about, that wouldn't be construed as petty.
    Last year, same week, we were at DRM, -- and although very good and has greatly improved over time-- it is not comparable to TTR 2.0
     
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