Post # 1
Would you rather an amazing hotel for 1 week or a 2 week honeymoon in an average hotel? Bear in mind you will be staying in the resort mainly.
Unfortunately I cannot afford both!!
Post # 3
I would much rather stay longer, but do keep in mind that you’ll be spending more money on activities the longer you’re on vacation. I think it’s a matter of personal preference – I prefer to be out of the room doing stuff so a nice hotel is a waste.
Post # 4
I voted average! Are you having a big wedding? If you can afford to take that much time off work, I think you’ll want/need that time to recuperate from the wedding. We did 10 days, and it was amazing…
Post # 5
I need a bit more information.
are you just talking about a hotel room? You mention resort. Generally a nicer resort has more amenities. is that the case here? Where is this hotel? A nice hotel that isn’t on the beach is less appealing than a lesser hotel ON the beach.
Post # 6
Where are you going and what will you be doing while there?
If we’re talking somewhere that takes a long time to get to, like Europe or Asia, seeing the historical sites, LOTS to do – I’d go with 2 weeks and an average hotel.
If we’re talking a sort of all-inclusive or a resort where you just stay on property, a week is plenty in my opinion. After 6 days, even though we LOVED it, we were plenty relaxed and ready to head home (Jamaican All Inclusive).
The other consideration is vacation time from work – if you only take a 1 week vacation, does that leave you more time to take other vacations the rest of the year?
I voted for amazing hotel and 1 week, because you wouldn’t be leaving the resort much.
Post # 7
We need more info! Where are you going? Are both all inclusive? Show pics if possible!
Post # 8
We need more information!!
Post # 9
It depends! Probably two weeks!
Post # 10
We had the same ordeal. We opted for a nice hotel but a shorter stay (though 8 days isn’t necessarily all that “short” in my opinion). We were happy with the choice, but it’s obviously up to you!
Post # 11
It depends on how “average” the other hotel is.
Do you have pics or links of them both? That would help me decide!
Post # 12
Totally depends! Will you be spending a lot of time in your room? Where are you going? What do you class as ‘average?’
Pics would be great!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If you’re spending all or most of the time on hotel property then a nicer hotel for a week is the way to go. If you’re spending most of your time sightseeing or doing excursions off the hotel property then two weeks in a moderate hotel would be my choice.
Post # 14
I would go with the shorter time and nicer hotel. I actually do spend time at a hotel when I go somewhere, especially around the pool so a nice hotel and great travel experience is important to me.
Post # 15
@Glasgowbound: This is the hotel I am thinking about http://karismahotels.com/HotelsResorts/ForAdultsOnly/ElDoradoSeasideSuites
It has lots of water activities, lots of restaurants etc. I think I would do a couple of excursions outside of the resort as well
Post # 16
If you’re mainly staying in the resort area I voted for 1 week with a nicer hotel. I think I’d be bored if I spent 2 weeks at one resort without doing much else. As others mentioned…if I was going somewhere with a lot of sightseeing (Europe, Asia) I would do the average hotel for 2 weeks. If I’m barely leaving the resort I’d do one week with a nicer hotel.