April 2013 Roll Call

Discussion in 'Golden Parnassus' started by MeagMarie, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. MeagMarie

    MeagMarie Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Looks like the boobs cruise is almost booked up. Hammie talked us into so those of you that will be there at that time should def come with us!
     
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    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    hahah :) Hope I didn't twist your arm! ;P

    I can't believe it! Only 28.37 days until Cancun! :) It's going sooo fast!! Not too slow.... but not too fast... just right! Just fast enough for me to get in all of my pre-trip tans and workouts! :)
     
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    SheldonOklahoma Newbie Registered Member

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    We will be at the GP for our 9th time for a quickie get away April 6th to 9th, and then again May31 to June 8, and looking at Christmas as well
     
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    SheldonOklahoma Newbie Registered Member

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    I will be wearing Oklahoma clothing so anyone just holla at me, sorry I can't wear orange (its an OKLAHOMA thing) lmao
     
  5. HammieJ

    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    hahaha.... well I'm VERY easy to spot. lol. Bright white hair, 38H's set free and wild. lol. and I'll most likely be found like this.... (minus the birthday hat since we are going in april instead of march this year)
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  6. MeagMarie

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    We are getting closer and closer guys! 25 days!!! Cant wait. Bc I am trying to finish up last minute prep things seem to be flying by.
     
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    Wow see the hrrible reviews on tripadvisor asbout people being sent to the great, their sister reesort, i'll freak if they try that with me...,
     
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    that blows...

    I see those last two reviews on tripadvisor also -
    “NEVER AGAIN! Scammed!”
    “Awful staff - This hotel is a SCAM!!!!!!”

    I hate it when hotels overbook their property - this is a practice that HAS TO STOP! and I've heard Golden does this ALL THE TIME. I've stayed in Cancun 13x and other Mexico destinations 8x and fortunately never been bumped to another hotel - knock on wood!

    Tigerjohnni - hopefully you're arriving to the hotel early (before Noon) - and you have all your paperwork (itinerary) with you including your hotel confirmation #. I think this is key to not getting bumped - ask for a room IMMEDIATELY when you get there and keep pressing them - don't wait until check-in time (3pm) or later..by then, they could have given them all to others. I think the folks that come unprepared or newbies to Mexico get pushed around ...simply because the management can! Don't be one of those...be firm and don't take any sh*t and you'll probably be fine. Hope this helps. My 2 pesos.
     
  9. tigerjohnni

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    This year I get there a little late unfortunately...plane lands at 2:55pm, so probly wont be at resort till 4pm, but i'm actually gonna call resort a few days ahead of time and confirm reservation etc etc...and i'll have all papers when i get there. i'm hoping the bumping stuff happens more so during feb & march, those really are the busiest travel times! we shall see what happens! I've been to cancun like 5times already and i've never had that happen yet...but i'm getting the feeling that because theres so many hotels in cancun, they use the golden (being an adults only) to get customers for the great resort. i've been to club med, intercontinetal presidente, grand oasis, Temptations and now here. I actually wanted to go to playa del carmen and stay at the royal pdc....maybe next year!
     
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    Bumping is usually mid to end february until mid to end March.

    I've been bumped once.... it was only for 2 days and we liked it so much that we stayed. We got to stay in a nicer hotel and still come to the golden for the day.

    The other time they tried to bump us... (my 7 visit) and I just looked and her as was like girl.... you know how many times ive been here. Don't do that to me! I was very nice although instead I'm sure I was beginning to boil. and low and behold.... our room keys were presented to us! :)


    It's not the hotel that does this though. It's all of the agents, websites, etc. They overbook on purpose since people have cancellations all the time. Sometimes, not enough people cancel. Believe it or not this happens at other hotels as well. I've even heard of TTR peeps being sent to Desire.

    Don't take it out on the front desk staff even if you want to. Of my 7 times there they have NEVER give us are room immediately when we got there. Even if there is a room available, the maids usually haven't cleaned it yet depending on what time you arrive. We usually arrive at noon-ish which is the average check out time.

    In april.... it's rare. Don't let it ruin your vacation. Don't even give it a 2nd thought. You're fine! :)


    P.s. OMG we only have 23 days!!!! holy crapola!!! :)

    Meagan did I read that you guys are arriving on the 6th?

    I did the math and I only have like 9 personal days to do all of the $#!t that I need to do before we go! YIKES! I have three tans down. Still would like to get at least 5 more so I don't fry when I get there!

    I still have to try a hugeeeee suitcase of clothes on my baby.... pack my stuff.... and see if I can lose 5 more pounds before i go! :) So far I'm down almost 5 : )
     
  11. tigerjohnni

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    I hear you hammie, but i'm only there for 5days this year, and we have three kids and a dog and cat, that I want to get away from for a few days, I also expect to stay where i chose and paid to stay (especially all adults), and especially when you booked the resort and vacation 6 months in advance. Today there are two new reviews on tripadvisor, one by a woman who says she stayed at the golden for 14yrs straight and was treated very disrespectfully by maru, antonio, angel at the front desk...all i can say is, its gotta be very upsetting when your all built up to get away and have a blast, only to be shot down when you arrive! hopefully its not like that in april!
     
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    I agree with Hammie - bumping shouldn't happen as much in April as it does in March. But you shouldn't worry - it will be alright - just slip into your swimsuit, grab a refreshing drink and a tasty burger from Breeze when you get there, go poolside or to the beach - push for a room as soon as possible and you'll be enjoying paradise. I leave all my stress behind the moment I get on the plane :) I'm not fully relaxed though til I get a good room. :)
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  13. tigerjohnni

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    Thx scorpio, my plan is when i arrive i'm gonna take my luggage with me to front desk, then when they tell me to wait for a few, i'll say ok, i'll be at the bar with my luggage and all, come get me when my room is ready (I always have my boardshorts on before I arrive, theres no time to waste....lol )
     
  14. HammieJ

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    In april and later.... there is rarely bumping. All will be fine! :)
     
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    Hammie, I know you love the place, but its a big world out there, so so many places to stay, go and see....only place i would ever go back to year after year is my own vacation/retirement condo that i hope to buy in next couple years, preferably down towards playa del carmen and tulum!!!! i've been to cancun 5 times and always stay somehwere different!!
     
  16. HammieJ

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    OH my gawsh!!! 20 days! We only have .42 of a day until we are in the TEENS!! In a sense I want it to hurry up and be here.... but in a sense I'm stressing! lol. I have soooo much I need to do!! I will make my Cancun "shirts" tonight and this week for my crew. SO excited! <3
     
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    I'm sure it will be a blast at gp , can't believe were getting snow again, spring is in 2 days.......
     
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    36 days and counting! Hi everyone! I'm new to the Cancun Care forum but I have been reading many of your posts to help me determine which resort to stay at and the Golden Parnassus won! This will be mine and my boyfriends first time to Cancun but we aren't going alone, my parents are coming with us and they have been to Cancun several times but they have always stayed at Temptation Island. Haha I see there is some rivalry between to two resorts so I won't say much more than that... :X LOL! Who will be at the GP April 25th-May 2nd?? I'm so excited!!!:huepfen013:
     
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    welcome BeachBaby!

    You'll enjoy GP..trust me. :ernaehrung015: :ernaehrung005: :69:

    Looks like we'll miss you by a couple weeks...4 of us will be there Apr 7-14. Have a great time on your vaca!
     
  20. HammieJ

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    I'm also the 7th-14th so we will miss you too! :( There is always a great bunch there! Make sure you get some "travel networking cards" made by vistaprint or somewhere cheap before you go! I ran out of paper from giving out my info so many times! lol. I still have my stack of names, numbers, and facebook pages that i received from my last trip somewhere.

    My card just says my name, my facebook, My CancunCare handle, email, and my mexican cel number for those who also have TelCel. Oh and it also says "It was nice meeting you in Cancun". or something of the sort haha.