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GBP - explain the different hotels

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GBP - explain the different hotels

Hi we are considering the Tulum - can someone explain the differences in locations (services) from Tulum/Akumel/Coba please.

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1. Re: GBP - explain the different hotels

no problems

You can do all the buffets and alacartes and bars in all sections except those reserved for the Golden (upgrade section) and the Tulum reserved "diamond" pool

here is some info I put over in Top Questions

Tulum - older (1998) original section built parallel to the sea. 90% oceanview standard rooms, 10% jr suites. Restaurants except Don Pablo oceanview and open air - Don Pablo is interior(between front desk and buffet)and air conditioned. Restaurants located from farthest northern point (Tequila) to farthest southern point (La Gran Torguga). Very manicured and well kept grounds. As it is built along the sea this appears to be the largest section - room wise it is not.

Akumal - (2001) more compact with 95% jr suites, 5% standard rooms and 8% oceanview or oceanfront. Restaurants more centrally located to each other (La Dolce and Pescador side by side @ pool side) Arlequin close to the buffet. Water a bit calmer in front of Akumal section including a small bay type area which attracts families with small children.

Coba - (2005) built between Akumal and hwy 307 this is the largest section by room count but more compact than Tulum. All rooms jr suites - no oceanviews as Coba is completely "land locked". Originally marketed as Adult Only but was not successful in that niche. Restaurants are air conditioned. Due to lack of proximity to the beach this section tends to price less than the other two. As a result you MAY find more families in Coba -dependent upon the time period of your stay.

You have use of all facilities - and the trams do run throughout ALL sections (including Tulum - it was the only section for a while and trams were used from the opening day). All sections have 24 hour snack bars, entertainment areas and specific lobbies with the dive shop located at the far southern end of the Tulum section.

If a golfer there is the new golf residental complex with golf course.

. There are quiet pools and areas to be found in all 3 sections as well as an abundance of activities.

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2. Re: GBP - explain the different hotels

thanks for your descriptions we have just found out that we are booked in to coba thought we were in tulum

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3. Re: GBP - explain the different hotels

There are little Tram cars that will take you between hotels....Coba is the furthest from the beach but others many ammenities.

Sun, Mexico...not a bad deal!! Have fun!

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4. Re: GBP - explain the different hotels

IMHO Akumal section wins hands down. I've been at the complex a couple of times (2004 and 2009) and the vibe there is something special.

Unfortuanlly we don't plan on spending our Euros anymore there because "dolphinarium" (read it pond) that they have there now. The Palladium complex will be our first choice if we hit Mexico next year.

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5. Re: GBP - explain the different hotels

Great breakdown Vancouversund....

We tend to go where the deal is.... So it is nice knowing the differences.

(The Palladium is great - we really enjoyed it too.)

Appreciate the feedback from everyone.

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