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#191329 - 03/07/06 12:17 PM Trip Advisor information
vee_nilla Offline
For those of you who use Trip Advisor in researching places to stay, you might want to read this about our experiences with the site.
We used Trip Advisor in researching our accommodations for our recent vacation in Ambergris Caye. It is a website with travel deals and traveler reviews of hotels.
The six of us wound up staying at one of the major resorts/timeshares about 3.5 miles north of the cut. We had a terrible experience there.

Since then, we have all posted bad reviews of the place at Trip Advisor. Some of them have never appeared on the site. Some were up for a day or two but ALL HAVE SINCE BEEN REMOVED.
As an experiment, we posted a good review of the place. It is on the site and has stayed up for nearly a month.
Just thought you might like to know, if anyone is relying on it to decide where to stay. The joke was on us! Well, we live and learn.
Unfortunately for us, we found this site after our trip.
Great advice and information here!

#191330 - 03/07/06 02:41 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
Barbara K Offline
Interesting. I have seen some pretty nasty reviews on Trip Advisor and they usually seem to stay up. Hmmm...

#191331 - 03/07/06 03:54 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
seashell Offline
I was going to say the same but you beat me to it. A prime example currently, are the reviews of the Royal Caribbean Resort. It has some good and some much less so and that's not the only place that has some bad reviews. Also, if a reader is the least bit savvy, it is easy to tell when good reviews have been deliberately seeded.

What I see removed more often is the response from the resort or property owner, if they get too agitated in their response.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#191332 - 03/07/06 04:01 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
Otteralum Offline
Same here. We picked Belizean Shores based on reviews. They are a heavy advertiser so we were leary. However, there are ample numbers of bad reviews as well for B.S. beats me.
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#191333 - 03/07/06 04:59 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
Belikin Bill Offline
So how was Capt Morgans?

#191334 - 03/07/06 05:04 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
Otteralum Offline
Hey Bill -- If vee is talking about Captain Morgan's, wow!! There are plenty of bad things posted there about CMs.
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#191335 - 03/07/06 05:29 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
Belikin Bill Offline
Well After checkin both out in person I would not stay at either Capt. Morgans or Belizean Shores IMHO. I do like Belizean Shores better and it does have one of the nicest pools on the island. I stopped at the bar in Capt Morgans recently and was given the time share spill twice in 45 minutes. I politely told them to [#%!] elsewhere.

#191336 - 03/07/06 05:36 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
vee_nilla Offline
Belikin Bill
You hit one of our complaints right on the head. Try fending them off for a week! The place was overrun with them.

#191337 - 03/07/06 05:48 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
Belikin Bill Offline
I would much rather talk about the "Bridge to Mexico" with Corona Steve than listen to a timeshare salesman. smile

#191338 - 03/07/06 06:24 PM Re: Trip Advisor information
vee_nilla Offline
Speaking of mexico, most of them had relocated from Cancun...maybe they will put the "road" to good use and head back up north.

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