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Mexico 5* timeshares

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In tugger's opinions which mexican timeshares truly deserve to be 5* or excellent in location, service and accomodations. Thanks for your help.
 

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The Palace Resorts are truly 5 *. The service is spectacular, the rooms are wonderful, the food is good, and lots of extras are included. We were at the Vallarta Palace last week and we loved it, very luxurious.
 

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The Royals except VCI in Cancun and Paradise Village in PV are deserving. Can't speak for the rest.
 

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Love the Westin PV but have never been anywhere else in Mexico. The timeshare units are very comfortable but not luxurious at all. The grounds and staff are great.
 

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Don't forget the Four Seasons in Punta Mita where money is no problem.
 

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While not quite the same as the resorts with the Royal name, I believe VCI is no slouch.
 

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HELLO, What about the VDP FLAMINGOS RESORT in Nuevo Vallata, can't complain and is surely worth mentioning, even better and more comfortable units than Paradise Village and we own at both places. We are at the FLAMINGOS for our usual 8 weeks(usually go to Paradise Village but used our Gold Membership VDP weeks this year. The units are wonderful all 1bdrms. have washer and dryer and diswasher, good kitchen, wonderful pools and excellent beach for miles. One restaurant on site, but the resort is growing it's only about one year old first Annual Meeting on October 28th, 2006. Hope I have been of some help. :)
 

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Ditto on Villa Del Palmar Flamingos. We stayed there this past Nov and just loved the resort. The facilities (Pool, Gym, Lobby & Grounds) and the guest rooms are absolutely first class. We found the staff and the other guests to be extremely helpful and friendly. We were totally satisfied on days we just hung out at the resort; and also enjoyed a couple of day trips (Sayulita and PV) and several nights out for dinner in either PV or NV. We have already booked a return trip for this coming Nov and can't wait. As with most Mexican timeshares, they sell their product hard...maybe too hard. But they have built a spectacular resort. They just opened a new wing, and right now there is exchange availability in II. After some of what I have read lately about the Grand Mayan and RCI on these boards lately, it makes me appreciate VDP Flamingos and II.
 

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KarenK said:
While not quite the same as the resorts with the Royal name, I believe VCI is no slouch.
I don't think it is a slouch but I personally wouldn't call it 5*.
 

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Better than some Marriotts, tho. :D
 

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Once owned these: FirstFairway@Walden X 2; Lawai Beach; ManhattanClub; PuebloBonitoRose; 4 South Africa--now timeshare-free
I like the Pueblo Bonitos. :)
 

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Re: The Royals except VCI and Paradise Village...

Dean said:
The Royals except VCI in Cancun and Paradise Village in PV are deserving. Can't speak for the rest.

Paradise Village in PV (Puerto Vallarta?) is not a Royal Resort.
 

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Playa Grande, in Cabo San Lucas

Playa Grande in Cabo San Lucas makes the Royal Resorts of Can Cun look austere... and I am a true blue Royal Resort fanatic... - Ellis
 

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how many stars??????

People on this board are using the same system as hotels in Mexico--and most of the world--use to decide how many stars a hotel has--their own individual, subjective judgements based on the individual history, baggage, likes and dislikes and prejudices of the person doing the qualifying.

An intersting, if dated but still correct article, is at http://www.usatoday.com/travel/columnist/grossman/2004-03-05-grossman_x.htm

In other words, there are no international objective standards--they are subjective at best and influenced by many factors including economic, political and psychological ones at worst. Take them all with a grain--or many grains--of salt and go having an open mind always remembering that "you are not in Kansas anymore." JMHO.
 

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tonyg said:
Better than some Marriotts, tho. :D
Agreed and there are at least a couple Marriott's that I would not put as 5* either.

Ellis2ca said:
Paradise Village in PV (Puerto Vallarta?) is not a Royal Resort.
NO, I know that. I as putting it on my 5* list, not listing it as a Royal.
 

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Jim in Cancun said:
People on this board are using the same system as hotels in Mexico--and most of the world--use to decide how many stars a hotel has--their own individual, subjective judgements based on the individual history, baggage, likes and dislikes and prejudices of the person doing the qualifying.

An intersting, if dated but still correct article, is at http://www.usatoday.com/travel/columnist/grossman/2004-03-05-grossman_x.htm

In other words, there are no international objective standards--they are subjective at best and influenced by many factors including economic, political and psychological ones at worst. Take them all with a grain--or many grains--of salt and go having an open mind always remembering that "you are not in Kansas anymore." JMHO.
Jim, the OP was specifically asking for opinions. My additions are certainly my opinion only. But there are objective criteria out there. AAA and others have objective criteria though they may be implemented with some subjectivity, same can be said for II and RCI awards. Most complaints I've heard in this area relate to disagreeing with the ratings given. It usually goes something like "AAA couldn't possibly be using a valid rating system else they would not have given X hotel a Y rating". And I think there's some validity to some of those complains. IMO, the problem with all of the industry type ratings is that there is not enough separation. That's why I like the 1-10 TUG rating somewhat better though I wish it were 1-100, I think it would give more definition over time.
 
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