CasaMagna vs. Regina
Just returned from three days at the CasaMagna, a wonderful property with large pool, comfortable rooms, and great location near the Marina. We arived about 10:00 p.m. and were greeted with express check-in upon arrival - no need to even go to the front desk!
As others have stated, the food there is expensive. We went to the Deli to get refreshments - two 7-Ups and a bottle of water - and our bill was $13 American (we hadn't exchanged money yet). After returning to the room I double checked the receipt, and we had been charged for two large bottles of Evian, not two cans of 7-Up. I went back immediately and explained the "error" which was corrected (?) - we were given 50 pesos in return (seemed about right). Caveat emptor also applies to the taxi ride from the airport - we were charged $10 for what should have been about a $3 ride. (Make price known prior to getting in the van.)
We also stayed one night at the Westin, near the Marriott in the Marina area. It had a more free-flowing pool with numerous palms, a larger room, a wonderful balcony, but a very aggressive time-share sales staff. It also had much better beach utilization with interesting lounging and eating areas.
The noise from Niki Bar DID awaken us about 1:00 a.m. As my husband said, "What good is a great room and bed if you can't sleep?" (I'm a sound sleeper, and it didn't bother me.) If not for the noise, I'd recommend the Westin, hands down. We found that the Marriott IS tomb-like (or peacefully quiet, depending on perspecive?) after hours, at least during our stay there.
One other point of comparison - our Marriott room had a separate WC, which would be good if more than two people were to share a room.
A trip highlight was seeing a large sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach at the Marriott. (Both hotels have areas that serve as turtle nurseries for eggs that are gathered during the evening!)
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