Urgent help with Cabo needed.

Dec 18th, 2005, 07:27 AM
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Urgent help with Cabo needed.

My wife and I recently suffered a loss, and are in need of a "getaway"

I have traveled quite a bit in the carribean, but not to the Cabo area. I know nothing of it at all...but I need to make a very quick decision.

I have a friend who is a travel agent that can book me in any one of the following spots. This would be a 5nt trip. All of the resorts are close in price. We want peace and quiet...nice pool...great food...and nice views/atmosphere/service. I don't care if it's an All-Inclusive or not.

Here are the choices:

VILLA DEL PALMER
HOTEL SOLMAR SUITES
GRAND BAJA
RIU PALACE
VILLA LA ESTANCIA
CROWN PLAZA LOS CABOS
MELIA SAN LUCAS

Please help.
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Dec 18th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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Condolences on your loss...
out of those choices, I think I'd pick Villa La Estancia. Travel Agent at Costco said they are really nice when I called asking about lodging in Cabo., inquiring about the Hilton.
Check out tripadvisor.com, in both Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos...
I'd avoid the Riu Palace due to mixed reviews.
By the way, my DH and I are going next month in January, and got a pretty good deal at the Marquis through Amexpress...I'm very excited about staying here.
check out fivestaralliance.com if you're interested or travelintelligencer...
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Dec 18th, 2005, 08:30 AM
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I can only comment on the Villa del Palmer and Villa la Estancia - We stayed at la Estancia for part of our honeymoon two years ago and it was wonderful. Beautiful rooms with spectacular views, excellent service and a great infinity pool. Villa del Palmer is right next door and you can eat at the restaurant there (I believe there is some kind of reciprocal thing there, we actually ate breakfast there almost every morning). The only thing about Villa del Palmer is that we found there were lots of children at the hotel, in the pools, etc. and we were glad to be staying next door at a more "adult" location (we stayed in October). If you want peace and quiet I can definitely recommend La Estancia. If you have any other questions let me know!
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Dec 18th, 2005, 08:46 AM
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Is VILLA LA ESTANCIA a time share situation. The last thing we will need is to be approached several times by folks trying to sell.
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Dec 18th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Can't help you there, but you may have better luck posting that question on the tripadvisor forum.
Also can reccomend the Finisterra, a very good price and a good place, nice pool/ambiance. No time share sales here.
I'd avoid the Villa del Palmer after looking at reviews...
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Dec 19th, 2005, 04:47 AM
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Yes, Villa la Estancia has timeshares - we were approached once at check-in, told them we weren't interested and were left alone for the rest of the week.
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