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Barcelo Maya Palace or Tropical

Oshawa, Canada
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Barcelo Maya Palace or Tropical

Planning a winter vacation with about 10 people mid twentys to mid thirtys. Which Barcelo would be the best and is it worth the extra money for the palace or is Tropical a better idea? Any Suggestions?

Barrie, Canada
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1. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace or Tropical

anywhere at the Barcelo is a good vacation. I would go mid class and stay at the Colonial/Tropical unless you dont care about the price.

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2. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace or Tropical

Hi there both of those are great.the Palace is newer .

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We stayed at the Palace but we did venture to the Tropical for drinks at the lobby bar & dinner at the Tropical Buffet one night. We also had drinks at the Colonial lobby bar and dinner at the Steak restaurant one night. We were glad that we chose the Palace. IMO the food at the Palace was better (both buffett and alacarte restaurants) and premium liquor (though not top shelf) was included at the Palace.

If you are a Palace guest and choose to drink at bars at the other resorts you can request premium liquor and they will not charge you. At the lobby bar at the Colonial they made us sign for it but there was no charge. We ventured down to the beach at Beach/Caribe complex and the beach bar didn't stock premium liquor.

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4. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace or Tropical

Which is best??

It depends what you are looking for.....we stayed at the Palace last year and booked it again this year. We like that it's all JR. Suites, the newest, the quietest and that you have access to all the other Maya Barcelo's. But, IMO if you are looking for more action and more party-like atmosphere, I'd say the Tropical/Colonial section would be the better choice.

Have a great trip which ever you choose!

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