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Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

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Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

Hi. Planning a trip there soon. Can someone comment on the $2000 credit that they offer? I believe it's $400 towards room upgrade and the rest is for spa services and general shopping. What can you get for the $400 in room upgrade and how useful the rest of the credit is? Thank you very much!

Tequesta, FL
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for Puerto Aventuras, Punta Cana
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1. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

It is basically a book of vouchers to use for partial payment of an assortment of services & items such as Club Premium room catagory upgrades, wine, massage, etc. and some of the items require a minimum purchase amount before it can be used. And, other items, such as a romantic meal on the beach, will cover for a portion of the total, but the total price is quite high, so with the coupon applied, you still pay a substantial amount. It's basically a marketing tool to encourage guests to spend more money.

You MUST present the voucher at the time the service or item is reserved or purchased as it will NOT be retroactively credited onto your folio account, wherein you will be charged & responsible for the full value of that service or item!

Beware of the fine print!

Fort Worth, Texas
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for Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula
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2. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

I couldn't have said it better myself TravelPro! People really need to understand that most times these "resort credits" are only a gimmick to purchase way overly inflated goods/services.

Carbondale, Illinois
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3. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

A better description would be a book of "discount coupons".

Some have indicated that Barcelo has increased to list price of many of the items they are now "discounting' with the coupons.

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4. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

What about club premium room upgrade? Will $400 cover it or its more like a thousand and they make you pay extra $600? Thanks.

Carbondale, Illinois
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5. Re: Barcelo Maya Palace $2000 Resort Credit

The key words on the room upgrade are "based on the Regular Rate". That means if you received a discount on your room rate, which most guests do, the $400 comes off of the non-discounted rack rate. Without knowing what you paid for your room, it is impossible to give you how much an upgrade to CP would be.

If you booked through a travel agent or tour operator, they can likely tell you what your room rate is and probably calculate they value of the $400 upgrade being offered. The upgrade to CP at the time you check in is usually in the range of $80-$100 PP per night.

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