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Room upgrades?

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Room upgrades?

Has anyone upgraded their room upon arrival their resort? I know there is always the avail. Factor but I was wondering the success rate of trying to get this task accomplished. I tried with travel agent he said no wIt upon arrival, tried contacting resort ahead of time and was told try upon avail.... Now I'm asking TRip Advisor members .... Give me some tips on this task lol

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1. Re: Room upgrades?

I always book the room catagory I want in the first place and hope it is available when I get there!

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The room category is not always available through your tour company. I had this problem last April. We travelled with Sunwing who only offered the Bavaro section of the Bahia Principe with no upgrades. We were told to try upon arrival, but we were travelling Easter and they were unable to give us two Diamond Club upgrade rooms in the same building, which we needed. We would have enjoyed the extra perks but the resort was beautiful and we had a great holiday anyway.

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I got the same 'problem' the room or section of a resort that I want is not always book-able through a TA and it is much more expensive to book separate.

I make sure that I know I will like the room I was able to book so if an upgrade cant be bought I dont end up unhappy and then I mail the resort as soon as I booked and most of the time things work out swell after that.


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We travelled with Sunwing 2 years ago to Mexico and tried to upgrade at the hotel, were told, sorry not allowed. Sunwing is notorious for having the worst rooms in the worst locations. I will never travel with them again.

We always book our upgrade from home, this year we are at the GBP Punta Cana and have booked Royal Golden.

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on our first trip to PC we booked with Sunwing for the GP punta cana section with the idea to upgrade to the RST which at the time was very pricy as only air transat had it, we did manage to upgrade and it was cheaper then if we had booked from home, that said it was 3 1/2 years ago

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Do you think if you offered the desk clerk a $20 tip that he/she would give you and upgraded room? Just asking, as sometimes this works in Las Vegas.

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Most resorts in PC will fire any desk clerk that accepts $ from a customer for an upgrade. The resort either has upgrades for sale or it doesn't. Similarly, the resort either has complimentary upgrades available or it doesn't.

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