Cancun Palace **** AI

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  1. lisaten

    lisaten Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Hey DT - glad you're posting from paradise. i'll see you tomorrow afternoon.

    as for reassembling old stuff at beach palace - you mean those green unicorns from the waterfall and the mermaid from the front entrance are going to be there? or did you mean arturo and lorenzo?? haha. you walked up to it from the beach? or from the road?

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    DaveT,
    Have you seen the Isla Palace???
    Or have you heard anything about it?????

    I am feelin' an itch!!!!

    EB
     
  3. Jan13

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    Hey Dave T,

    You mentioned that the CP beach is great. What about the beach bar; has it been rebuilt?

    Could you use your influence and get the palms planted in the pool area??? :wink:

    It sounds like you are having the time of your life!
    Jan
     
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    Lisaten,
    Sorry about the misspelled word. I meant "reassembling the staff", not stuff. I am sorry about that. Once again, it's not my fault....blame it on the Sol and Tecate Light w/lime. lol

    Ella,
    The beach bar is not back up. It is pretty snarly looking as the last storm that went through tore it up pretty badly. I don't think that it is that seriously missed though. I have not been to Isla Palace, however, today we played golf at Playacar and on the way back we stopped at Playacar Palace. It is beautiful. What makes that resort special is that you can see Cozumel across the Carribean Sea. The shuttle to Cozumel only costs $8 from just outside the Playacar Palace.

    We are having a blast. The weather has been perfect for us. Not too hot, sunny, etc. It has been a little overcast, but we're fine with that.


    Let me know if you have any questions!

    DaveT
     
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    Wonderful

    Hello guys,

    I've visited this hotel and can say it was wonderful experience I'll never forget. Hotel personnel was friendly and great, food fantastic and drinks...well they have all kind of drinks that you cannot even imagine. I have several pictures of my stay there that you can take a look at http://www.cancunvacationpictures.com/cancunphoto.htm

    I hope we can discuss some new ideas and new hotels in Cancun... Please, tell me your experience.

    Cheers!
     
  6. DaveT

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    Hey everybody! We're back from the Cancun Palace and I must say, it was a fantastic week. The hotel was perfect in just about every way. We had excellent dinners at the steak and Japanese restaurant. The darn room service was outstanding too, and lightning fast. The overall service was impeccable. I can't say enough. I did check out Beach Palace and I do believe it will be OK for a Dec. opening. If you guys have any specific questions that I can answer, feel free to shoot them out.

    DaveT
     
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    was there enough umbrellas to find some shade around the pool??....how was the beach doing??.....any pics?.....was your mini-fridge always restocked??...thanks!!
     
  8. DaveT

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    Molson09,
    Yes, there were many umbrellas around the pool, however, shade is scarce. Luckily, we had a few afternoons with some clouds, so shade was not such a necessity. I am honestly puzzled why there have been no palm trees planted on the backside of the property around the pool. It actually bothers me. Seeing palm trees swaying in the breeze is a major part of the beach/vacation experience. There is not ONE palm tree in sight around the pool area at the Cancun Palace.

    The beach was fabulous! It really was. No rocks, and it was cool and powdery white. I would estimate that it was 40 yards deep.

    Our mini-fridge was restocked every single day and we even asked the guy in the hallway with the cart to load it up with 6 extra Diet Cokes and Tecate Lights. The response was always, "it's a pleasure."

    DaveT
     
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    Hey DaveT,
    Glad that you had a great time!!!! That is what it is all about.

    About how full was the hotel?
    Were they still alowing people to bring their food to the pool chairs in the water?

    Thanks,
    EB
     
  10. DaveT

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    Hi Ella,
    The hotel was only about 60% full. I did not see anyone eating at the pool, nor did I see any food in or floating around the pool areas. Actually, the pool water was very, very clean and I especially liked the temperature. In Feb. I found the CP pool water to be too cold.

    DaveT
     
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    DaveT,

    Do you have any vacation photos to share with us? Sure hope so!
    Also, did you notice anything new or improved at CP since your trip this past spring?

    Thanks, Jan13
     
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    Hi Jan13,
    I did take some photos. I will get them posted this weekend. I did not notice anything new or improved at the CP since February (other than the kids club). It was great then and it is great now. BUT, they do need some dang palm trees near the pool!!!!

    DaveT
     
  13. lisaten

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    hellooo everybody - back last nite and will have tons of pics. i also tried my hand at short videos but haven't reviewed them yet.

    jan13 - for one thing, they banned straws at the pool bars. it's totally changed the pool filtration for the better. they also pulled up the sand at the pool-front lounge area and cemented it. far, far better and neater, too. the jacuzzis on the terrace finally had circulating water in them but i'd still stay away. the kids club turned out really nice and they included a pool table, two air hockey tables, ping pong and foos ball for the older crowd. there are 7 or 8 Wii stations and it seemed that's where the adults hung out. the darn bar on the terrace was closed the whole time we were there so i never got to look for DaveT.

    the beach is in rough shape but you can still get to the ocean. we were plagued with seaweed for the first time in all the years we've gone. the beach bathrooms on the meridien side are gutted as is the beach bar. the beach bathrooms on the marriot side are open.

    presidential members now get black bands supposedly to mark us as VIPs and members still have the standard gray. unfortunately, i had to come to work today so i'll write more over the weekend and will get the photos together, too.

    they changed airline terminals for us, too. continental is now going to terminal 3. their arrival/departure setup is ingenious. one thing is for sure, even if you go every 6 months, something is different every time.
     
  14. DaveT

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    Hey Lisaten,
    I was looking for you Thursday-Saturday. I even had my black Titleist hat in tow, just to serve as a flag. Next time we'll connect. lol

    Speaking of the Cancun airport terminal.....I forgot to mention how cool it is now. They put in a huge new Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant/bar next to the gates. That made waiting around for an hour and a half actually a lot of fun. We ate, drank, and watched Buffett videos while our plane began to board. How cool is that? Now I will not cringe when I hear that we need to be at the airport three hours prior to departure!!! lol

    DaveT
     
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    DaveT and lisaten,

    Thanks for the new CP info. The airport just seems to be getting better & better. The new JB restaurant sounds great!

    We will not get to go back to CP until next April-May. I hope by then that the management has made other improvements like the ones that you mentioned.

    I wish that they would plant some of those gorgeous palm trees in the pool area like they previously had! It would make a world of difference. Right DaveT?

    I'm anxious to see your photos... :)
     
  16. DaveT

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    Jan13,
    There is no doubt that planting some big, beautiful palm trees would make a HUGE difference to the Cancun Palace. I really do hope they'll make that happen. I am working on putting some photos up. Hopefully, I'll have them up in the next few days.

    DaveT
     
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    I agree with you both. If they could incoporate palms like Playacar Palace they're have something really nice. I don't know how to attach photos directly but here's one of Frida showing they're trying with foliage. These were all taken 10/12/07-10/17/07
    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x41/lisaten98/cancun palace 10 2007/CPFridaRest.jpg

    and here's the newly cemented deck, beach views and a lot of concrete where palms could go!!!
    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x41/lisaten98/cancun palace 10 2007/CPBeachanddeck.jpg

    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x41/lisaten98/cancun palace 10 2007/CPBeachsouth.jpg

    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x41/lisaten98/cancun palace 10 2007/HPIM0701.jpg

    THE POOR SWING BAR IS GONE. There was sand inside chest high. and they are working hard to restore it before winter season.
    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x41/lisaten98/cancun palace 10 2007/CP-FORMERSWINGBAR.jpg
     
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    Hi lisaten,

    Nice shots! The foliage around Frida pretty much looks like it did in May (to me). Nice, but not over the top tropical.

    The new cement area looks really good. A few palms would have been sooo nice.

    Are there big rocks on the beach by the wall?
     
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    Yes Jan13, the rocks are up against the wall still. However, they do not cause a problem or diminish the beauty of the Carribean Sea.

    DaveT
     
  20. lisaten

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    yep the boulders are against the wall. i'm beginning to think they were there under the sand. the promotion people brought prospective members to the ocean front and said that hurricane dean left there them. but i tend to think hurricane wilma did it and they pumped sand on top. when you think back to spring, there was a hard rock edge when you stepped down to the beach. regardless, if it helps to keep the sand in place, so much the better. there are NO rocks or rock ledges in the ocean in front of CP like there is at casa magna. so everyone can enjoy the ocean. the rock/shell ledge at water's edge is even gone.

    our friend at CP, Ileanna, said the gov. is supposed to do another beach restoration in November but i would not count on that. as we know, the winter storms can take away as much as hurricanes. I assume if they spend money on the beach it will be early spring.

    all in all, the resort is coming together nicely and we sure had a good time last week. ahhh. last week. how sad to think it's over. but to those yet to go, WE LIVE THRU YOUR REVIEWS, SO please keep the comments coming. every day brings something new at CP. thank everybody!!