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Park Royal resorts

oysterfiend

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Our Mayan resort confirmations had to be changed as we had been to a Mayan resort in 2006.
I have exchanged for April/May 2010 4 consecutive weeks
Marina De Oro PV
Buganvilias PV
Park Royal Ixtapa
Park Royal Acapulco
(we wanted to see several different locations)

the A.I Fees at the Park Royal resorts are quite expensive for us as our $NZ are only 65 cents to $US
I am dismayed to find that expedia and such internet booking agents offer A.I in Park Royal Hotels for exactly much the same.
We have used points to exchange into 1 bedroom units-
are there NO benefits to belonging to RCI and exchanging in Royal Resorts
Have we wasted our points for NOTHING?
Any comments as to how we will like these resorts
Are A.I fees of $75- 80 Us reasonable overand above RCI exchanges?
 
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Our Mayan resort confirmations had to be changed as we had been to a Mayan resort in 2006.
I have exchanged for April/May 2010 4 consecutive weeks
Marina De Oro PV
Buganvilias PV
Park Royal Ixtapa
Park Royal Acapulco
(we wanted to see several different locations)

the A.I Fees at the Park Royal resorts are quite expensive for us as our $NZ are only 65 cents to $US
I am dismayed to find that expedia and such internet booking agents offer A.I in Park Royal Hotels for exactly much the same.
We have used points to exchange into 1 bedroom units-
are there NO benefits to belonging to RCI and exchanging in Royal Resorts
Have we wasted our points for NOTHING?
Any comments as to how we will like these resorts
Are A.I fees of $75- 80 Us reasonable overand above RCI exchanges?
Royal Resorts are Royal Mayan, Royal Sands, Royal Caribbean, VCI, Royal Haciendas, etc. Park Royal resort hotels are not 'Royal' resorts, they are associated with Royal Holiday Club.

Not been to Park Royal Ixtapa or Aculpulco, just Cancun, and it was very nice. AI fees for RHC members are $60/person/day where as that for exchangers is higher as you quoted. Yes, you can often find deals for AI resorts that are better then what you get as an exchanger, making you feel like you used points or a banked week for nothing, this is one reason that AI resorts are generally more available for exchange.

Exchange rates are exchange rates that reflect what the market says your currency and/or economy is worth. It always amused me when Canadians complained, haven't heard it for awhile.
 

oysterfiend

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That being so about the exchange rates we still have to save alot of money to be able to holiday in the states -almost half as much again and things are no cheaper.

It amazes me how when Americans come here with a much higher dollar and in so do very well with the exchange rate,
try to
bargain down our prices on our holiday accommodation.
 
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