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Old 07-15-2013   #31 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure I didn't book the apartments with those kiddie pool. it's just a junior suite. Just unsure which section either way... I guess I'll find out when I get there. LOL

Honestly, I'll be happy either way. i'm there to be on the beach and drink.
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Doubt its the hacienda, as I think those are bigger and intended for families. Smal apartments with kiddy pool outside each apartment.

Either you got a junior suite down at the beach, or a riviera junior suite at the family section. Sounds like a junior suite at the beach complex since it doesnt have the riviera name in it.
There are no jr. suites in the Beach section. There are only standard rooms and superior oceanfront rooms - which are not jr. suites. I don't believe they have jacuzzi tubs either. Those superior oceanfront rooms only take adults and they are expensive - far more than a Riviera section Select Club jr. suite. If those rooms were too pricy, then the oceanfront superior would have been much too pricy.

The jr. suites, which are listed for sale as "jr. suites" are in the Riviera section, or the Hacienda section. The Hacienda section jr. suites are also more expensive than the Riviera section Select Club jr. suites so I don't think that's where they're booked either.

My guess is you are in a jr. suite in the Riviera section. This section has the least expensive rooms, along with the standard rooms in the Beach section.

I don't understand why it doesn't say more about which section you are booked at. Where did you book this trip, with what company?
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Of course Expedia would make things a little difficult. But, I couldn't pass up the price.
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Check in is 3pm. If your room is ready when you arrive, they'll give you the keys. If not, they will check you in, hold your luggage and tell you to come back later. You can still use the hotel facilities.

And they do have time share sales at Sandos Playacar. According to a client who recently stayed, they can be annoying. Another recent client said he didn't have much of a problem with them. But they are there.
they called us once to try to get us to a meeting but we declined. not problem after that. could it be seasonal? we were there in August 2012.
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There are no jr. suites in the Beach section. There are only standard rooms and superior oceanfront rooms - which are not jr. suites. I don't believe they have jacuzzi tubs either. Those superior oceanfront rooms only take adults and they are expensive - far more than a Riviera section Select Club jr. suite. If those rooms were too pricy, then the oceanfront superior would have been much too pricy.

The jr. suites, which are listed for sale as "jr. suites" are in the Riviera section, or the Hacienda section. The Hacienda section jr. suites are also more expensive than the Riviera section Select Club jr. suites so I don't think that's where they're booked either.

My guess is you are in a jr. suite in the Riviera section. This section has the least expensive rooms, along with the standard rooms in the Beach section.

I don't understand why it doesn't say more about which section you are booked at. Where did you book this trip, with what company?
yes, Expedia was a bit confusing. i spent a couple of days correlating the Expedia booking with the resort map before it made sense. when we arrived, they told us we'd need to move halfway through our stay, since the Hacienda would be under renovation. i told them it was unacceptable to expect us to move. we got to pick our rooms and, after seeing each offering, we chose the Standard room at the beach. Why, you may ask? Walking. The Riviera section is too far away from the beach. The beach was our primary goal, not a pool. The Riviera suites are really nice though. looked like marble flooors, really nice bath with jetted tub, etc. But walking or waiting for a golf cart every time we wanted to go to the beach was uninviting.

The beach room was standard fare. Shower, firm bed, safe and stocked fridge. a couple of bucks to housekeeping each day assured extra water and soft drinks. it was good.

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Day rate

Does any one know the day rate for Sandos Playacar. Not for a room but just to use the facilities for the day.
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