Renovations at the Golden..questions!

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  1. tere

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    I usually stay at Temptations. This year I'm considering the Golden.

    I would be going alone and don't want to be one of very few with all of the couples.
    Has anyone seen or stayed there since the renovations? I'm wondering what they did exactly and if it is complete..

    My brother and his wife will be in Cancun at the same time. We'd like to stay at the same place, preferably without children, but they don't think they'd care for Temptations.

    Any advice...thanks!
     
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    The renovations are NOT complete. Lots of cosmetic stuff left to do, but nothing that impedes on your trip. New beds make the stay comforable, but the AC needs work. It feels freezing in your room when you get back from being out, but then the room heats up and cools down constantly.
    They removed the bridge over the pool, added an infiniti edge, and joined the smaller shallow pool to the main pool. Added a nice outdoor enclosed area to the buffet restaurant. removed the mini golf. The lobby looks beautiful. The rooms are still in need of upgrades, but the comforable new bed sure makes up for a lot!!
     
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    Thanks for the update! How bad are the rooms(other than the new mattresses)? I was kind of looking forward to the mini-golf!!! Are there noticeable singles there or is it more of a couples place? I'm thinking I'd be better off at Temptations.
     
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    Good to hear! Nice report. The rooms should be next they are wayyyyy behind the times.
     
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    Me thinks the mini-golfers at Temptation use different kinds of putters, the attached ones. Just a heads up.
     
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    Me thinks you are right!
    I'm sure the mini-golf at the Golden was probably not quite the mini-golf I was thinking of either! I've booked at Temptations while my brother hasn't decided between Cancun and Cuba.
     
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    The rooms are in serious need of upgrades, but they are still comfortable. AC needs upgrade too, which I think they were actually doing while we were there.
    There were mostly couples, say 75%. But I'm sure that differs depending on time of year. Almost nobody would go there by themselves though.
     
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    I was there solo in January. It was 50% couples, 30% groups, and rest single or girls getaway travelers. I had a fun time and wouldn't hesitate to go again by myself. Met lots of fun folks, not caught up in who's with who but in just meeting new people and having good time
     
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    I just met someone who was there 2 weeks ago. She said that the renovations were beautiful but still not complete. There was still work going on, certain floors. But that it was not disruptive.
    I may try it next trip. I booked Temptations for my December trip and my brother/wife RUI Cancun for their first Cancun trip. I hope they like it. I've probably been to Cancun 20 plus times over quite a few years and they've always wanted to go.
     
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    When you heading down? I'm looking at a December trip. I always look at Temptations then end up finding a better deal for somewhere else lol. It's Secrets Silversands v Temptations this time
     
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    Just a short trip this time-Dec. 10-14. I booked on Orbitz, usually do since there are always coupon codes to use. There's normally a $200 off a 7 night package to Mexico for Orbitz. Also, Alpharooms(Steve has the link on the Temptations page) has good prices too, if you find a cheap flight. If you are a single, there are plenty going to Temptations late Nov. to New Years...check out the Singles Roll call and come on down!
     
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    This is all great info about the renovations! Thanks! Hubby and I are planning a trip in May 2011, and we were seriously thinking about going to the golden
     
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    Thanks Tere. I'm looking at that following week. Dec 19th-26th. I am going solo but prices keep going up/down. Still looking for that right resort with combo of relaxation and some fun. Hate being bored but want to rest some too lol. I usually book on Orbitz too. Love those promo codes!! Your bro will like the Riu except for those rock hard beds unfortunately. It's a really cool middle of ther road resort
     
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    Hey lets restart this thread. It's been about 2 months since any updates. Anyone? Know how the renovations are going. With Spring Break at the door I would hope they have finished? Any info.
     
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    when we go in March.... it's usually a mixture. I always go single and find plenty of other singles to mingle with ;)
     
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    I'll try to post pics in a few. brb.
     
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    OHHH I forgot to add they also took out the lobby bar from what he said... and moved check in.
     
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    NEW golden Parnassus pictures by QueenHammieJenkins - Photobucket

    here ya go! :) I had a whole paragraph typed out with the changes but when i went to hit submit it told me to log in and i lost it all. im not typing the whole damn thing again! lol i will try later :) Enjoyyy! <3
     
  19. tere

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    Thanks for posting the pictures. I think I'm going to try the Golden next time I feel like Cancun.
    Do you know the people in the pictures?(the six standing in a row)
     
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    Nope.... it has it in my album caption "Pics from my friends albums, trip advisor and the golden parnassus FB group". I tried to post something along with it on here.... but i wrote this long beautiful paragraph with all of the changes at the resort... and when i clicked submit... i lost it all! lol so mad! :D