Discussion in 'Temptation Cancun Reviews' started by Jen&Kyle, Apr 26, 2018.
It was a good trip. Not a great trip but also not a bad trip. A good trip.
I waited this long for THAT???
My account must of been hacked. This doesn't sound like me at all ha.
I’m not seeing this one getting moved the Trip Report section of the forum....
I covered many items in the following recent reports re new TTR vs old TTR ...
Live from TTR trip report
Jen and Kyle live from TTR!
November 2017 trip report
Jen & Kyle trip report Nov 2-5 2017
But still had all sorts of new experiences and learned new things with our latest April visit.
We booked via cheaptickets right after our November visit where we were told in the premier presentation that garden view rooms would never again be below $400. Cheaptickets had the resort promotion of buy 2 get the third free plus a 18% off promo code (which the resort site didn’t have) resulting in a master suite being slightly over $500 a night. We stayed in the master suite in August and November by upgrading once checking in but knew April would be sold out so just booked it directly this time. Could of booked a garden view for slightly over $200 a night so the premier sales pitch was bull as expected.
Reasons we like the master...
Convenience to bash
6-8 person jacuzzi
Huge balcony on the end of the tower
New tower rooms are better sound proofed than old
No AC / mood issues like some old rooms
Booked USA Transfers via link on cancuncare.
Did online customs form on Cancun airport site. Saved us some time. Www.cancunairport.com/tourist-card.html
They have automated machines now. Several don’t work. Just try the next one if picture part or fingerprint part doesn’t work.
Warning: when you fill this out you may be unknowingly making me a dependent on your premier contract
Airport was packed on Saturday morning. We typically avoid Saturday arrivals but had to do it this trip. USA Transfers had long line of people. Greeter said it would take 30 mins. Informed him this was about our 20th trip with them and started to pull out some tip money and magically a van was immediately ready. Good time to mention the theme of this trip which was both ‘why does everything have to be so difficult?’ And ‘everything is negotiable’. More on these later.
We choose this time of year as some great friends from the original octiberbreast crew were all going. Great to party with you all again ... Darin & Melissa, partyometer, mr&mrsT. First visit for us in April I think. But we kept running into people we met on past trips who insisted they had only been in April ha. Everything just blends together at this point. So check in. Room not ready. Masters now check in at the premier desk and get pink bands. Unless you are premier as then you get black. It used to be just penthouse got pink. Blue is for tower rooms. White for the regular non premier rooms. At check in they informed me they saw I requested a 3rd or 4th floor master on our advanced online check-in as they have larger balconies (and better views and less noise). Larger balcony mattered to us as the April Addicts (specifically mommabear...you guys are wonderful by the way. Nice meeting you both! Great what you did for chinos cancer cause!) were raising money for chinos cancer cause via donations, 50/50 and silly/fun auctions. And we had planned to host a party in the master with recommended (not required) donation to chinos cause of $20 if clothed and $10 if arriving topless. More on that later. Back to room negotiations. So they said they only had second floor rooms but then said they could switch us possibly on Monday. We said no that doesn’t help as the party is Sunday. I then asked if penthouses were available and they said yes 1 was available. I asked for a price and they said $500 more per night yikes. I countered with final offer of $250 a night and she said she would have to check with management and let us know when we returned in 2 hours for our room. When I returned I was told their final offer was $500 a night and they know I only paid $500 for the master so they couldn’t discount it. I explained what I paid for the master already is immaterial to the discussion of moving from a master to a penthouse as I am already in the master regardless of what we do here. They disagreed. I then started working with the butler on the party details for the following night and explained if there is anything he can do to get us in one of the larger masters I would show my appreciation. He then escorted us to the room where it was explained to me all the other masters are closed for several days for fixes due to issues with the blinds and AC so there was basically zero to no chance we could get into a higher floor one. He asked if I decided to not do the $250 a night deal and I said no they didn’t accept and tried $500 again. He texted someone and next thing you know it we received a call from the premier desk and were moving to the penthouse for $250 extra a night.
I failed miserably with pics this trip but here are a few penthouse pics...
(Had trouble uploading these while posting. Will add later)
Saturday day again seemed like the best pool day. Foam sucked due to wind. But full house with resort sold out. Every chair taken but on Saturday you want to be in the pool socializing anyway so threw our stuff under a chair and in we went. We did take a mid afternoon break to check out sky bar and get a bite. Wow, loved it up there. Positives for us...
Food was amazing. Try the mini burgers and tuna.
Service was amazing. Love Lucy. Tipping really seems to effect the speed of service up there fyi.
Music was amazing (if you like the trance, club / EDm like us. Those unfamiliar with that type of music would call it techno). With the right crowd wow the roof top is a fun scene. Lots of good loungy couch like options too. I like to wander and ventured over near two what I thought were single ladies. They introduced themselves and proceeded to explain that they were lesbians and loved this place as no one judges and it was the first vacation spot where they felt comfortable. In fact they bought in day 1 hour 2. I told them to cancel the contract ha (sorry members) but to come back many times. They then directly asked if I was a single male and told me they like dick too. Well hello! Nice to meet you! Some nice conversation. An introduction to the mrs and an explanation of how we both liked lesbians and party on. But we had to get back to the sexy pool first. I learned this trip that the disfunction I have is called FOMO. Fear of Missing Out.
Frustratingly at the sexy pool they seem to turn down the music or go to less party type music around 4ish. Around 5ish some people hang out between the pool bar and premier bar socializing. Others go to the jacuzzi. And others go to the room for snap (sex plus nap) or adult fun. We choose the adult fun route. Then met friends in the lobby around 8 to find a dinner spot. The lobby bar is a great place to meet and chill before dinner. First we tried sea flirt. Hour wait. Then Romanza. Hour wait. Then sutra. Hour wait. Even offering $20 didn’t seem to change anyone’s mind like it did at the old ttr. This was the first time in 3 trips to the new ttr where we couldn’t find a table at any sit down restaurant and ended up at the buffet.
The buffet is well a buffet. But if you are not big buffet fans like us head up to the grill where you can choose your favorite combo of meats, veggies, cheese and spices. We don’t want to have to do the buffet for dinner ever but we made the best of it.
We love neon / glow night. Saturday night in November was probably my favorite party night ever at ttr. Reason was they brought in a dj who played serious party music. A mix of club, dance, rock, etc that really got the party going. Damn it though this Saturday night, while still a blast, mostly since it was our first night, the dj appeared to be the House dj which basically meant a planned set list that included the typical 5 pit bull songs, despecito, etc. Hurt the party crowd. Resulted in the mrs crashing early from first day curse but the scene definitely didn’t help. I never like being at Bash (or patty o’s) without my partner but it was easy this trip with so many open fun people. Not very many single females or males this trip. Maybe even more single females than males due to a bachelorette party? Really thinking that the higher prices and different vibe may be driving the groups of guys elsewhere. The single guys that were there were respectful fun and just part of the party and gang. Made it to 4 night 1 which is quite an accomplishment with a 3am wake up. So many fun ccc people and just a good party crowd in general. Don’t be shy. Talk to strangers. Grab some shots. Dance even if you wouldn’t normally at home. No one really cares if you look like a fool. As long as you have fun. One negative is there was a takeover group visiting from Tuesday to Saturday. Think they had 60 some rooms so not much. But still they reserved the sky bar for Saturday night so it did divide the party somewhat. Don’t quite get why anyone would do that. I hope that the resort attempts to better utilize the sky bar (as it is an amazing space) and decides to have 1 or 2 theme nights a week up there. Would be quite a party. That way people are not split up and it doesn’t get repetitive after several days as you will see later in the report.
Hey it is early. I started slow but working on livening this up for the soon to visit may vacationers
Trip reports are great when you are anticipating a trip of your own. They are EXCELLENT when they come from Kyle, he of the blessed life. Get busy. We wanna hear the rest.
I just thought maybe you found a way to get thru an entire report. Looking forward to reading the whole thing, they’re always great.
I’m starting to think all of your problems existed because you did not come on the same dates as us.