A dissapointing trip *report*

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    Well after 8 times of going I am actually going through with writing a trip report and unfortunately it’s because we had multiple issues with the hotel. It wasn’t all bad by any means but it does have us second guessing us going twice a year. There were a few changes since we had been there last in may. The pool party is now at the sports pool and I was talking with Victor and they are probably going to be heating that pool and keeping it open 24 hours. The restrooms at the sexy pool now have separate entrances and the rest rooms them selves are much larger. Could use more space between the sinks and the urinals though. The upper deck with the hot tub for member was complete.

    We had a blast hanging out in the pool because this is the first late in the year trip we have been able to get in the pool maybe once our twice. They kept the temp in the pool warm to really warm most of the time we were there. I really wish they would put a different bar tender at the swim up bar. Jose has never ever given us the best service because he spends to much time messing around. The bar tenders at the top bar were great even though they had endure a constant swarm of bees. Entertainment staff was great it was good to see Brenda again and sexy Sara make a good addition.

    The food was horrid this trip the worst we have ever had. We left most of our food at the Italian restaurant un-eaten. It seems they have given up quality in exchange for speed. Items that used to be maid at your table now come out pre-made. Even the pizza for lunch at margaritas was bad which really upset the wife who normally eats the pizza there every day for lunch. Had to drink way to much pepto on this trip. I am not sure what is going on with the wait staff but most mornings we would have to get our own drinks and I was lucky if I got my coffee before I was done with my meal.

    There is a lot more entertainment with dj’s and bands but its always out in Patty o’s. I personally would prefer if they would make better use of the nice shoes there is not really any place to hang out and chat with people that has an open bar In May everyone was griping about how there was too much security but they let this one guy go around the bar harassing women even after people went to security and asked him to intervene on multiple occasions. It was not until the second night of this guy doing this that they did anything but that was not until after he grabbed my wife's ass and she went ballistic on him. All they did was make him stay in his room for the night and he was back out harassing people the next day. Luckily most of the women were on to him now and did not acknowledge him. I do not understand why he was not kicked out of the hotel after grabbing multiple women's asses and just generally harassing the rest.

    All of that said we will still be there in May and one can only hope this trip was just a fluke. Its always the people we meet and hang out with that really make the trip great anyways and we had no shortage of those people. It was great meeting all of you (to lazy to list so many names) and hopefully we cross paths again.
     
  2. zurc

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    Thanks for the TR. I'm hoping it was like you said an isolated incident and that your next trip in May is back to the place we all know and love.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the problems you had this trip. Glad to see that your still coming back.
     
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    We don't like change much either. Here's hoping your next trip is a fabulous one! We will be there May 4-11!
     
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    Wow sorry to hear about the jerk! I sure hope the other issues are a fluke too! We were there in Sept and I know what you mean about Jose. We really like him but sometimes he does get carried away. The one day is was raining and there was only about 10 of us in the pool he was a blast! Other times when it's busy he takes forever! I would go up top because it was much faster.
     
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    we normally do not write trip reports,
    BUT if i did write one for my october trip it would be pretty much the same. we noticed the same issuses with the food and service but chalked it up to the resort being slower than usual. you think the service would be faster not slower or maybe im just spoiled with the may group and the service we get there.

    in fairness we did like several of the improvements also such as the heated pool, the larger bathrooms and more entertainment at the Patyos bar.

    we hope this was a fluke, but we have pretty much decided to NOT go in october anymore.

    PS the Bees were crazy!!
     
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    I have now heard three people in 2 days talking about these damn bees.

    is this common for the time of year?
     
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    We were there Oct. 15-20 and the bees were insane at the sexy pool bar! Sometimes you couldn't even sit there because there were so many and they would fly in your face. If you sit close to the bar at the sexy pool, the bees will be drawn to your drinks and it is kind of annoying!

    I feel a bit vindicated by the posts in this thread because I got some sh*t for dissing the food on our trip, but it was about the same to me as going to Denny's. The only things I could eat at the buffet were what was made at the grill (e.g. omelette or hamburger). The Tex-Mex place had a good burrito and great habanero salsa (you have to ask for that), but when I saw the pizza and other stuff I stuck with the burrito. Dinner was marginal, and it really upset me that their menu did not adequately describe the meal (e.g. the steak came wrapped in bacon, didn't say that on the menu, and I loathe bacon!).

    This was our first and only visit, and there were other problems as well, some that were the fault of the resort completely and others that were just part of going on Oct. If we had a do-over, we would not have gone to Cancun in Oct. It was for my husband's birthday (Oct. 18), but it just isn't worth the weather gamble that time of year - because really bad weather completely shuts the resort down. However, if the food had been better, that would have compensated (as well as the resort properly advertising their amenities).

    We may try another trip when the weather can be mostly guaranteed to be good. Don't care if it rains a little, but wouldn't want to go during a tropical storm ever again. We would love the boobs cruise in good weather for sure! Would have loved to have had more than a day and a half in the pool as well, because the time we were in the pool was really fun (although it sounds like Chinos made that much better in the past).

    Glad the opinion on the food was validated, clearly something is different lately!
     
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    dont give up!! try end of april begining of may. its like a totally different resort.
     
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    If any groping moron messes with me, he'll get a swift kick in the privates with my 5-inch heels. <insert groin-kicking smiley here>

    BUT I'm disappointed to hear the resort wasn't more proactive in protecting the ladies, which is especially important for us single gals who don't have a big strong hubby watching our backs.
     
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    reguardless of when you go ie april/may or oct to nov or what ever we all pay our money (in our case around £2500) for 10 nights and are entitled to be in a safe and decent envireonment with out our wifes being assaulted and the hotel should respond immediatley .also the food and drink should be good it is advertised in the uk as a 4 star hotel so should be reaonable at least we arrive on the 30th of nov for ten days and we are beginning to regret it already we travel with thomson the biggest travel agent in the uk and if the standards are as many are stating i shall be contacting them with my own trip report
     
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    My birthday is May 3 so maybe it is better timing for my birthday to go to Cancun, and my husband's to go to Vegas :part-time:

    However, for my birthday I would rather stay at LeBlanc or Secrets - was very disappointed that TTR advertised room service for every meal with drops of love and has no way of honoring that promise! LeBlanc and Secrets (and Dreams) have 24 hour room service at no additional charge, but yes, it is about $1000 more at least to stay there than TTR. I just now know that to have the sexy party I have to give up other stuff I really like. I was truly hoping that wasn't the case, but it clearly is.
     
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    Anyone qualified to say that the bees actually were honey bees?

    Curious beekeeper here.

    Derbytwo
     
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    Not sure what kind of bees they were, but they were big and nasty in September. Kristin got bit on the leg and it swelled up like a golf ball. They are attracted to sweet stuff, so the bartenders put a bottle of sugary mix that most of them go at, but not all of them.
     
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    Food

    This will be our 6th trip in May, and we have always thought the food is just average..Do really like the breakfast every morning but thats about it...We always head out for dinner at least 3 times a trip for a really good meal... Not saying its terrible, just average or sometimes below average...
     
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    THATS A COMPLETE OPPOSITE TRIP REPORT THAN MYSELF AND ABOUT THE 12 OTHERS THAT HAD JUST RETURNED FROM TTR CANCUN NOV 7-14TH 2011.

    If you go without a closed mind and plan in your head that ur gonna get top quality food etc, than you should have been to the ritz or a 5 plus* resort. TTR is an open minded, adults only resort filled with great friends and is not a 5* so non one can really compare it to one.

    Its all in what you make of it. Im sorry you had a bad time, i truley am but I Myself personally can not wait to head back. I had a few problems as well but once you address them (which i hope u did) then they fixed it right away.

    I met the BEST PEOPLE ever and would go back in a second. Even despite the clouds and odd drops of rain... it was FANTASTIC.

    It's ok to state your issues but I think its another to bash to the point that you may affect someone elses decision to try cancun Temptations. EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE and everyone is entitled to it, but Im pretty sure a lot of us TTR fans may just perhaps defend TTR Cancun lol. Go with an open mind, meet and chat with new people, join in on the poolside games, have some drinks, do the BOOBS CRUISE, relax (or atleast try to) and breathe.

    I hope to those who had a poor experience, that you can give it another chance
    Better luck next time and again Im sorry it never worked out the way you imagined it to
     
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    Thanks we were starting to think we had booked at the wrong place
     
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    No you did not book wrong place.... Please take my word and just go with an iopen mind and remember that its what u make of it. Dont go expecting gourmet 5* meals... Its mexico for goodness sakes.

    TTR cancun was the best trip i have ever taken.... U will not regret it i promise xxoo
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Thanks for the trip report M-n-K. Even though it was "disappointing", it's reports like these that add balance and especially coming from a ten time repeater.

    The bees are a seasonal thing that lasts a few weeks, Derbytwo -they don't look like the honey bees we have in the UK, but I'm not quite sure if they are or not.

    Fluctuations in food quality have always been reported for years, some weeks people say it's great other weeks not so great. It just seems up and down. Maybe, the food and beverage manager was saving the November budget for Thanksgiving Turkeys!

    Kazliz1 said it well in her report that if you "eat to live and not live to eat" you shouldn't have too many problems. No one visits Temptation for a culinary experience but for First Timers I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the range and quality when you visit.