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Towel game?

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Towel game?

We are off to the Iberostar Lindo on the 7th. Quite a few of the reviews mention that a lot of sunbeds are reserved from early morning by people placing towels on them. Though an early riser I do not want to have to set an alarm to have to go and put towels on sunbeds. Would we find free ones if we take the chance of turning up at the pool after breakfast without placing our towels on a couple of beds first. We were at the Lindo 7 years ago and reserving beds was frowned upon, in fact pool staff would walk around the pool regularly and remove any towels etc from beds that had not been occupied for a while.

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1. Re: Towel game?

It is still frowned upon, but it does occur. If you are not picky about where you sit you should be OK. If you are talking about the actual canopy type beds at the pool....YES...you would have to be there very early. If you just want a lounge chair and don't have to be in a particular spot, you should be OK.

We just go to the beach where you can always find a chair (but not always under a palapa).

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2. Re: Towel game?

I think a lot depends on the number of people at the hotel and what the weather is like. You can always find a chair, but it might not be the best location.

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3. Re: Towel game?

I wouldn't worry or bother, there are loads of beds with shade at the Lindo.. No matter what time you get to the pool, you will find a nice spot with shade.

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4. Re: Towel game?

The Lindo has more than enough sunbeds ........................you shouldn't have a problem getting a couple together....................

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there were always beds at the Lindo available, just not up front, I was at the beach at 7:30 am & only on palapa in front left, we wanted seats upfront so we could watch our child swim, so we did play the towel...

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6. Re: Towel game?

Just back from a fantastic 2 weeks at the Lindo, yes some sad people are up early with towels, but never had a problem finding a lounger either in the sun or in shade. Enjoy your holiday, we're seriously looking at going back in September/October this year

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7. Re: Towel game?

also just back from the Lindo, unless you need or want a Palapa, no problems with chairs (really at pool or beach) and if you want a palapa I'd say if you're there by 9:00am no problem with the occupancy we had (which I was told 40% other than the first day). We generally want to be at the beach by 9:30 so would go grab our spots and then have breakfast around 9:00 - but were never away more than a half hour.

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8. Re: Towel game?

we were there the 5 - 12 no problems getting lounge chairs right next to the pool, All kinds of open areas,

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