(Closed) Great hotel or longer honeymoon?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: would you rather:
    Great hotel and a 1 week honeymoon : (23 votes)
    39 %
    Average hotel and a 2 week honeymoon : (36 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
    Member
    816 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    Member
    4040 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    Member
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    Member
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We need more info! Where are you going? Are both all inclusive? Show pics if possible!

    Post # 8
    Member
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @JrzyGurl:  +1

     

    We need more information!!

    Post # 9
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It depends!  Probably two weeks!

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    Member
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    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
    Member
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    Member
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    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 # 16
    Member
    9575 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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.

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