Desire Pearl TR from a TTR-lover's perspective

Discussion in 'Desire Pearl' started by hot_2_trot, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. KNK3

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    Appreciate the review. Lots of risk to try it - thanks for saving us $$$.
     
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    Thanks for the review, that was interesting.
     
  3. Nikki&Ira

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    Like others have said....so sorry you guys had a shitty time but thanks for saving us some money! We will just use that money for the greater good and party longer at TTR!

    Nikki
     
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    Ryan, we had espresso every morning at the buffet at TTR. We just asked our server. We generally ordered double or triple espressos (with or without Bailey's) as our coffee replacement / one-up, because the coffee was abysmal. The espresso really hit the spot. :D
     
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    WHAT??? :aktion047::aktion047::D

    I agree the coffee is horrendous but I'm almost positive they used to not have espresso. Good to know for next time!
     
  6. Ali & Andrew

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    Many thanks for the comprehensive trip report guys.
     
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    I know TTR has espresso at Patty'os and at the Italian restaurant. I have one every evening when Patty'Os opens, it's my "Mexican Red Bull".
     
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    They have it at the fish place too.
     
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    That may be the greatest quote I've read in a long, long time. And great advice, too.
     
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    OK, I said I'd reply to Kyle's comments so here goes. And Kyle I'm not at all arguing with you, just wanted to throw out my reaction to your respectful and helpful comments.

    The fact that I went to the buffet 4 times and was never offered a menu or asked if I would like anything a la carte is far more infuriating than when I thought there was only buffet. The drink service was also spotty - right on twice, and twice we took turns going to the buffet while the other waited to place drink orders and both times the second of us was halfway through the buffet before anyone came by.

    Chairs: not a lot more to say. At a resort claiming to be of the quality they are (and charging for it) there should be a chair for every person at the hotel. No bullshit games. What makes it much worse is that with the pool unheated and the beach a sandblaster, the only other option is the 6 daybeds by the hot tub (so seats for 12 more people) or going back to your room. There is no quiet pool option, you're simply shit out of luck. If we were to ever go back we'd of course play the tip game, but it's stupid.

    It also feels cheap that they don't heat the pool a few degrees, and keep the hot tub (and the small one by the pool) always ready other than cleaning.

    Basically those 3 things to me represent 2 major shortfalls in service at a luxury resort and 1 very in-your-face sign of cutting corners.

    I'm obviously being harder on them than on TTR, but they chose to market and price themselves in the luxury tier.

     
  11. Dave & Audrey

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    You could "what if" the hell out of this too. You guys just came from 4 days of the Shitshow too. And the Shitshow was awesome this year and still raging while you were at Desire. What if you hadn't been coming down from that high and had just gone straight into Desire cold. If you didn't think you were missing out on being somewhere else by being there, then the same experience may have felt different.

    With that said, that wouldn't make the hot tub any warmer, given you a place to sit, or competing for your meal with a cat any better. So yeah, now that I have written this up, just ignore me. I've invalidated my own thought.
     
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    Who mentioned fish?
     
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    I remember my first time at Temptation having a lot of "WTF?" Moments for the price we paid (2013 week 8 was expensive for us). Getting in line at 10:30 to make restaurant reservations?? No chairs by the pool as early as 6am?? Shitty A/C? Room and resort layout that looked like they were designed by Alice in Wonderland? Weak drinks? Sports pool never heated? Slow meal service?

    Point is, there's lots to complain about at both places, but the party crowd is what keeps us coming back to TTR. We spend the money and choose to overlook the negatives because we enjoy the overall experience. For someone looking for a very laid back, quiet, sexual time, they might be equally willing to deal with a few unfavorable things at Pearl as we do with TTR.
     
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    I remember my first time at Temptation having a lot of "WTF?" Moments for the price we paid (2013 week 8 was expensive for us). Getting in line at 10:30 to make restaurant reservations?? No chairs by the pool as early as 6am?? Shitty A/C? Room and resort layout that looked like they were designed by Alice in Wonderland? Weak drinks? Sports pool never heated? Slow meal service?

    Point is, there's lots to complain about at both places, but the party crowd is what keeps us coming back to TTR. We spend the money and choose to overlook the negatives because we enjoy the overall experience. For someone looking for a very laid back, quiet, sexual time, they might be equally willing to deal with a few unfavorable things at Pearl as we do with TTR.
     
  15. Lenni & Jodie

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    The price you paid in 2013 .....

    Happy Wife - Happy Life lol
     
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    Absolutely. And now they have a better idea going in what some of the things they'll need to overlook (or know the secret handshake to avoid) will be.
     
  17. CaptMorgan

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    Absolutely! Nothing beats an informed decision. If not for these forums and people convincing Mrs Morgan it would be great, I'm quite certain I could have never convinced her to go to TTR in the first place.
     
  18. JoeMar

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    Agreed! And a mistake is only a stupid mistake if you make it more than once.
     
  19. Stacia_and_John

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    I was cncerned that this would be what I'd think of Pearl, too. Desire RM was a bit different, and not 7 Benjamins a night! Ouch!
     
  20. Jen&Kyle

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    One thing is for sure... It would be a shame if anyone based their vacation choice off of the most negative or the most positive review. And that goes for pearl AND TTR. For those of u saying no way I am going to Pearl now, might be best to keep that in mind.