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Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

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Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

What a GREAT time!! Beds, shower, staff, drinks, pools and food all top notch.

No complaints in our group of 23. I was in the ocean every day.

I plan a detailed review here as well as a more detailed one over at playa.info website with daily notes and tons of pictures.

If anyone has any questions - ask away.....

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1. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

hello betty,

seems like a long time since we heard from you........did not think you were coming back...lol,lol

i am still booked here ocean view room....i still wish it were closer to town...i love the town of playa and like to walk around at night....

did they have evening entertainment or nice bar lounges to hang around at?

also how did the dinner ala carte reservations work? was there a long line to make reservations?

did you get to check out the gym?

we were considering one of the riu's, how does bbge compare......?? glad yoyr back safe...Dee

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2. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

Well Well Well look who's back...Nice to see you made it back Betty. But I'm sure you were sad to leave.

So did you get me a detailed list of liquor? LOL

In the Ocean every day, that's good to hear.

Was the pool chilly?

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I'll look on the other playadotinfo thread, but any restaurant reviews???

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4. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

Dee - I really didnt want to come back - and even considered adding a couple more days - but we are for sure going back again next year.

Playa is close enough and we went in to town a few times and even had the same cab driver more than once! Cost to and from BBGE was $14 per cab for 2-4 ppl and worth the $

Dinner reservations you can make with the concierge at your building or in the front lobby at 7am for the same night and next evening. we chose to do buffet the first night and I had emailed concierge for the second night so all of us could have dinner together. We ate at all the restaurants minus the Italian (others in our group ate there tho). NO LINES to make reservations - just do it early. We found reservations easiest to get for the time WE wanted (6-630 PM) up in the lobby.

Bars in evening = Swing Bar and Beach Bar - both down by the beach - Sports Bar open 24 hours was great and nice and cool with fans on ceiling - Lounge bar located between Mexican and French/Italian restaurants and there was also the bar at the Oriental restaurant that you could go to near BLDG 6, 7 and 8.

Nightly shows were good in sports bar every night - casino night and lots of other activities held there nightly after the main show.

We were in BLDG 5 and our driver told us we had the best room in the bldg (5432) and I will request the same room when we go back.

Gym was nice and I have lots of pics of the entire resort including gym and spa - will post in the days ahead.

right now I am pooped out

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Smirk - Pool was chilly but the ocean was heaven - lounge chairs in the pool are very nice - and many of my group in pool daily.

there are exercise bikes in the pool as well. Pool is very clean.

as for Liquor - they had everything - maybe not all of it was visible, but if you asked, they would give it. Jim Beam, Bacardi, Sminoff triple distilled, Cuervo and lots of other stuff - I have pics of the full offerings at sports bar and will post those as well in the days to come....

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Wheel -

All of the specialty restaurants were amazing and being huge foodies we were all very impressed with the offerings.

My favorites were the Mahi at the Mexican, the lobster at the seafood, ENTIRE dinners at the Oriental and the French.

Most restaurants serve salad bar, appetizer, soup, entree and dessert - you order them all at once.

service at Seafood was the slowest of them all - none of the restaurants were full at any of the times we had dinner

I have photos of all the food and salad bars in each restaurant....

food was amazing and plan detailed review with pics in the days to come.

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7. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

BTW SMirk - I have the full bar menus offered at the Swing, Beach and Sports bars and will post soon. (yes, I took some copies)

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8. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

Well it is great to hear from you and the trip was as wonderful as we all hoped. I will now try and get your room for our visit in January since it is the best in building 5 and if memory serves me right you said you had an ocean view room. I will look forward to hearing your review and thank you again for all of the information you have already sent me.

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9. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

You really went above and beyond WOW. I can't wait for your pix of the liqour and bar menus.

thank you Betty.

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10. Re: Just returned from BBGE if anyone has any questions

like everybody is saying;thank you very much for your efforts in keeping people informed about the bbge and playa del carman. looking forward to the pictures. the bbge does it have an atm yet or do you still have to go next door. so looking forward to our stay there.do you recommend any perticular place for mexican silver jewelery; thanks ras