Desire Condition Question

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  1. Donald

    Donald Devil's advocate Registered Member

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    Some people on here can only afford to go to TTR, to use the word ''dump'' is just disrespectful . It has had its ups and downs, but for the dollar value it is far from being a dump.

    To compare a 500$ @ night resort to a 200$@ night resort is il-logical.
     
  2. RayParis6

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    Comparable to a 2 star... Breathing problems from the AC/ run down. liquids exiting gum because of humidity in room... Sitting without coffee several mornings with waiters walking past everyone=dump
     
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    We've been to RM many times, pearl twice and TTR once. For the price none are anywhere close to a 5 star. You pay for the atmosphere and the party. That's it. Don't expect great rooms anywhere unless you pay for a suite. TTR has a jacuzzi suite which beats any regular room at RM and Pearl. But the crowd at RM and Pearl is very different than TTR. It ain't Secrets by any stretch but it ain't boring!
     
  4. Jen&Kyle

    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Maybe we didn't have the right suite but twice we got jacuzzi suites at ttr facing the ocean on the end of the quiet pool and neither came close to our room or the rooms we saw at pearl. Like said above you don't go to ttr for the room, even if it is a suite in our opinion.
     
  5. Cokewithlime

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    True, the rooms at Desire Riviera Maya are not 5 Star, but here is the room we had on our last trip in November and also had the same room last May.

    Note: this is just a regular garden view room(just regular pricing), not a suite. Not too shabby eh !!

    Desire Riviera Maya Room #1902 from sitting area looking towards bed area and bathroom entrance
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    Desire Riviera Maya Room #1902 from bed area looking towards sitting area.
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  6. GoGoBlanco

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    Don't wish to argue Coke, but our understanding is that room is now classified as Deluxe Garden Suite and is NOT the standard garden room price (we've had it before and tried to get it last 2 trips- but no dice. this is a standard room...
    :daisy:
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  7. Cokewithlime

    Cokewithlime Guru Registered Member

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    Your right, it's now classified as a Deluxe Garden room but is not classified or priced as a "suite"

    Honestly for most of us that go to Desire on a regular basis we spend very little time in the room, other than to actually sleep ;)
     
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  8. marshe

    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    Had a very similiar room....it ain't all that!
    almost break an ankle everytime you get out of bed with that silly raised platform. Weird shower design. Freakishly get to watch yourself on the toilet.
    And crazy steep stairs outside door.
    Food ain't superb...buffet lunch only....No reservations for dinners...and no pool service.
    Not much of a party...unless you want to get naked in an old spice commercial

    No comparison: price/quality/service/party/guests/location ratio

    TTR over DRM
     
  9. Cokewithlime

    Cokewithlime Guru Registered Member

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    It has been a while since you where last there - lol
    - rm #1901 is ground floor - no steps, just walk out
    - full bar pool service to your chairs/loungers
    - you can reserve for dinner in the specialty restaurants.. if you want to
    - lunch restaurant is buffet or order off of full menu for table dining
    - As of this Sept new rebuilt heated pool with in pool swim up bar

    oh , and the A/C there works, no charge for missing towels, etc :icon_razz:
     
  10. marshe

    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    Actually it is 55 weeks since we were there.
    room design is similiar I said.
    And it was a tedious procedure for a reservation.
     
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    We returned from our worst rip ever at TTR in early December after not being there for 14-months - much of it had to do with the crowd & Weather.

    Our Butler's at RM we're every bit as good as Damian & Luis at TTR and took care of our numerous requests -

    Dinner reservations nightly at RM, we alternated between the Asian & Italian restaurants. Just find your Butler in the morning and they will take care of it. Food quality, I hate to say it but Breakfast & Dinner is only marginally better than TTR. Lunch is much better at Desire as the grilled food options, fresh ceviches, made to order tacos are really good. And late night BLT's at RM are the best.

    Beach side service was a bit slow for drinks at RM, Pearl was much faster and the Premier crew at TTR are the finest bunch of people and your drink never goes empty.

    We had a Deluxe Garden at RM - I think all the Garden View rooms are on the 2nd floor now and they are much smaller than the Deluxe rooms. The room pictured above was very close to our room - we were missing the rugs and everything was a bit worn down as those photos posted above are when the room was new and refurbished and never stayed in.

    The Pearl rooms are just overkill - they should allow 4 people in some of those rooms for as huge as they are.

    TTR is a 2-2.5* Resort -
    RM is a 3 - 3.5* Resort
    Pearl is a 3.5* Resort -

    At $450 a night for Desire it's still cheaper than almost all the luxury hotel offerings, offers better entertainment for the for the trade off off better food in our opinion.
     
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    TTR needs a makeover. The AC is horrible and so is the staff
     
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    Nice. Looks really nice.
     
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    Not so much December 2013 when we had that room, and 3 inches of water....good job the bed is on a plinth.......no resort is perfect, no not even TTR, but we love that, and it's wonderful staff, too...:daisy:
     
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    I like were this is going....

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    We had a junior suit at Pearl and we loved it, as Donald said there is no comparison between TTR and Pearl obviously you get what you pay for 200 as compared to high 500 per day. Non of them are dumps and you have to enjoy what you get, if not then... oh boy its going to be a long miserable vacation for you...:pcwins:
     
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    PS. we also have few pictures of Desire pearl if you would like to check them out...