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Hotel Dilema

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Hotel Dilema

I'm looking at travelling June 2009 and think I have settled on two hotels in Playacar. Any help on deciding between the two would be most apreciated.

Riu Playacar or Sandos Playacar

Looking for relaxing days by the pool or beach, venturing out on one or two trips. Evenings spent having a few drinks, enjoying a nice meal and relaxing form a hard days sunbathing! Not looking for the partying scene but some entertainment or music to keep us going until bedtime. We're late risers in the morning and usually up late at night.

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1. Re: Hotel Dilema

they are both on the same sretch of beach and 5 min taxi ride from town.i have only stayed at the playacar,but it was very nice.

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2. Re: Hotel Dilema

SunnyDays300,

Sandos Playacar is definitely a FAMILY RESORT. Kids movies played during dinner. Lots of activity very early in the morning near the buffet. The whole place is designed and planned with the family in mind. The beach is wonderful. The service is good.

Riu Playacar is good for families, but it is good for people without children, too. A little quieter resort in the morning. If you stay at a Riu you can use 2 other hotels in the same area.

Have a wonderful holiday.

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3. Re: Hotel Dilema

I think zoeg's point is a good one. We have stayed at the Sandos property but there is always a lot of children but that is why we chose the resort for a family vacation.

The disadvantage to the RIU property is that the beach is eroded so if you are a beach person you may not be happy. But then again at the Sandos Playacar you usually have to get up early to save a good chair so that doesn't work for you either...

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