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[Please post your VSE/Starwood] View from a BALCONY

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by GregT, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. taffy19

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    They can call it what they want but the condos are deeded as ocean view or mountain view condos only. The sales department never mentioned oceanfront views in the beginning and the brochure describes it too. The mountain views are not even marked on the brochure.

    Were you there recently and the sales people told you that? Did you see a different brochure from the one I linked to?
     
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    We were there 18 months ago. That is what the salesmen said. I presume the lips were moving...
     
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    Thanks. It was a different company then so that explains it. I wonder now what the next change will be?
     
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    DD0A05F0-201D-4C9F-B145-81739F62257E.jpeg WKORN 8412
     
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    Westin Nanea Unit 1608 (Day and Sunset view (March)):
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    Westin Nanea Unit 1611 (Head on and Angled (Dec)):

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    IMG_20181229_162949.jpg IMG_20181229_162949.jpg unit 925 at Lagunamar
     
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    WESTIN LOS CABOS - JULY 2018
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    Nanea Room 1608. Just arrived 01/10
     

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    Not from the balcony, but from the beach in front of Nanea. 1-11-2019
     
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    We've been to the Westin Los Cabos Resort and Spa twice - once in February 2018 and just last week in January 2019. I thought I would post the two views for everyone's comparison of the good and the not-so-good.

    First, February 2018:
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    Second, January 2019:
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    For both trips, we were on four night sales promo packages, but in 2018, we added on a single paid night for five nights total. That's why I think we got the great view. For 2019, we just had four promo nights and stayed the other three nights with HGVC points at Fiesta Americana Cabo, hence we got the standard promo package view.

    The resort was still great, but the view just wasn't as good.
     
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    Room 5007 at Mountain Vista. IMG_20190118_173058049.jpg IMG_20190119_074833228.jpg
     
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    I might be in the minority, but I think any view that includes bright blue skies, green grass, shimmering water in January or February is a GREAT view!
     
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    I would be pleased to post a few of those views but I don't know how to do it. I use an Iphone- is there a tutorial or thread here on how to it?
     
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    Nanea Balcony View Feb 2019.png

    Nanea, room 6409.
     
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    If you are posting from a Windows PC, save the image to your PC, then click the "upload a file" button (next to Post Reply), then select the image that you have saved, then select "Close" after you have selected the image. Choose the option to upload the full image, instead of just the thumbnail, then add your text, then click "Post Reply". Can't help if you are uploading from a Mac or from an mobile device!
     

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    Just saw this...
    Super easy to post photos here (or TUG in general) from an iPhone.

    If you take a lot of photos - you may want to create a photo album (w/ name) for photos that you want to upload.

    Download the TapaTalk App (Free)
    Use the standard approach for signing up and find TUG on TapaTalk.

    For this specific thread (or any) - post within the thread (like normal - new post or reply).
    At the bottom of the screen is a standard image icon.
    Tap the image icon (also have choice of camera and other links)
    It will bring up All Photos (at top left is back button that will take you to albums)
    Choose image to insert.
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    WKORN, not a view FROM our balcony but OF the balcony over looking the children's pool and play area. Second floor, right hand side, directly above the small poolside building. I believe it was room 2226. Needless to say, it was extremely noisy, with absolutely no privacy. We asked to be moved after the first day and they kindly did, to a much quieter room 7273, with a partial ocean view on the north side of the property that overlooks the open field. I will remember to ask to not have a room facing the children's pool area again. We were pretty late checking in and this was all they had available that first night.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Now I get it! Whew! They way you capitalized "OF", I read it as "OceanFront" and was thinking how in the world is this OF. ;)
     
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    I have an IPhone and you don’t have to have TapTalk to upload a photo.

    Just go to the text box like you are going to post a reply. Under the text box, right next to Post Reply button is Upload a File button. Just hit that and it will walk you through it. After the file is uploaded, you will see the picture below the text box, I always hit the load full picture button and it will put the photo in the text box. Otherwise there is just an attachment that people have to open to see the photo. That’s how I do photos anyway.
     
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    At Nanea last week, WKORVN this week. Here is the view from room 7367.
     
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    E9B132DF-318B-4E7C-9950-2ED9C038C9A4.jpeg Vistana Beach Club - Room 905. Know most of you don’t go to this resort but I love this view
     
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