Golden Parnassus (Adults only) ***** AI

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  1. Corona_couple

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    We have stayed at BBG(Temptations now) twice and Golden Parnassus. The beach/water at the Golden are so breath taking we will probably never go back to BBG. BBG was fun we had a great time but we go to Mexico for the beach not so much for the pool activities.
     
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    The guy at the pool bar rocks!!! If you tip him, he's even better...
     
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    15 days and counting. Corona, your comments summarize our thoughts, comparing the two resorts. Maybe when the BBG is completely renovated and if the reviews are positive, we will return.

    Viking, we are saving our beads for your arrival. I can't seem to get a party started here or in TA. I found a good party in Playa on the 9th that we intend to go to.
     
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    we will be ready gonna get more beads I think we cant wait
     
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    She says the beads are packed but I have not observed a suitcase. I guess the beads will be my responsibility.
     
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    how does it rate?

    Getting ready to book another trip for some sun and fun. Our group has stayed in and around Cancun several times. We are looking at the Golden Parnassus and the prices seem a bit higher than other standard hotels with 4 star average rating. Does anybody have an opinion on whether this hotel is worth the extra money?

    Also, does anybody have a lead on an online booking site with competative pricing?

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    Our price for the Golden P, is less than similar hotels. However, we buy the package deal so I do not know about the daily room rate. I would suggest Alpha rooms if you are booking the room and flight independently.

    This will only be our second time but we had a great time last year. Good to excellent food and a fantastic staff.
     
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    We always book as a package. Flying out of St. Louis and most four/five star hotels we've stayed at in the past have run around $1,000 per person for 7 days. The Golden Parnassus is coming in around $300 per person more. It's not the price that bothers me...it's the feeling that I'm paying more and maybe getting less. It could be that I'm getting this feeling due to some reviews stating that the pool is small and quiet....and not much activity happening. I usually discount most reviews because of their nature...food/service/bedding..etc. I could use some feedback from you veteran travelers who have been there. Thanks in advance!!
     
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    Being near a large airport saves you a bunch of money. We paid over 3K, both of us for the week, package with insurance, oceanview and the cheap transfers. However, Omaha was the same price as Des Moines. SL is about a six hour drive and then pay for parking might not be worth the extra travel and time involved.

    The GP's pool is small and relatively quiet. The highlights, for us, are the excellent service, above average food, nice beach and the size of the resort, small. You can esily walk around ther resort in minutes. The pool has the volleyball etc...

    We have stayed at the BBG three times and that place really parties during the day.

    The GP is tame compared to the BBG. But it has great appeal to my wife and this is her week. NO reservations for the speciality restaurants, a BIG plus. Topless is allowed and probably 10-25% take advantage of this (she does). It just works for us.
     
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    Well, we're actually from Iowa. It's a 2 1/2 hour trip to St louis. Buy a hotel for $65 with free shuttle and park and fly and it makes sense for us. Wake up refreshed....enjoy the evening before the early morning flight.

    I like it kinda middle of the road. Lots of activities. A little crazy. Lots of people having fun. Just short of early 20 year olds throwing up in the pool and causing fights. Two years ago a group came in and ended up breaking lounge chairs. Luckily it was our last day.

    As long as the beers flowing and everybodies having fun...it will be great. Just had got the impression we might be the only ones participating. But, hey, this is Cancun....I'm sure I'm wrong.
     
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