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  1. Ok all ...... I bidded on this specific area ( Silom - Riverside ) for the last 4 days ..... I stated bidding down around $40 and worked my way up to my won bid of $48. I just did one bid a day at the 4* level as this is the area and the hotel i wanted. I have stayed at this hotel before and been very pleased with it and the area it is in ,,,,, so i be a happy camper :) Safe travels everyone, Mr Hay Now PS.... I did use the PRICELINE link on this site (:
  2. Hello, Ok ,,, just letting everyone know ... i got The Holiday Inn Silom ..... My first Bid was $40 ... rejected // i bid a second time // changed areas // $45 was accepted. i used your PRICELINE link too.... Hope this helps others, Mr Hay Now :)
  3. Hello All, I just returned from Cancun and Playa Del Carmin and thought I wud share some GOOD / MONEY SAVING info with ya as well as what the mexican authorities are doing to protect the tourist. First of all let me say we had a great / fun time in both Cancun and Playa Del Carmin. We stayed at the Hilton in Cancun for a GREAT rate of $78 per night for two nights. This rate was obtained thru Priceline. Upon arrival on a Friday it was a breeze getting thru Mexican Customs as there was hardly any lines. This was probably mostly due to spring break having just concluded as we arrived Friday apr. 17th. Now getting from the airport to the hotel there are a few options. First, u can take a Cab which will cost u $60 bucks per cab. Or, u can take a Shared Ride Van which will cost u $15 per person. OR, U can take Bus transportation which will cost u about $3.00 per person. If u want to take a cab or shared ride van, u can set these two options up at the Greyline booth just before u exit the terminal. Now, no one will tell u about the $3 bus ride option... So,, i'll tell ya how this option works. First u must know this option is the most time consuming option in getting u and ur party to the hotel. So, if u are in a hurry to get to the beach, take a cab if there are atleast 4 of ya or take the shared ride van if there are less then 4 of ya. To take the bus - U must exit the terminal and go to terminal 2 if u arrived in terminal 1 or 3. Then if u are coming out of termial 2 proceed to the far Right. This will take u away from where the taxis and shared ride vans are. Keep walking till u see a big white bus with big red letters saying ADO along the side. This is the bus that will take u to either DOWNTOWN Cancun or Playa Del Carmin every 30 minutes. U can purchase the tickets just inside across from the bus or possibly from the driver. To be safe, ask the driver where to get the tickets. If going to the Cancun Hotel zone hotels be aware this bus takes u to downtown Cancun, then u must get off and take the Hotel Zone City buses that run every 5 minutes infront of the downtown bus station. The city bus cost about .60 cents but make sure u have peso's for the driver. If there are a bunch of ya with alot of luggage i wud advise taking a shared ride van or taxi. SECURITY in Cancun and Playa Del Carmin Security in both places was very tight and noticable. There where mexican police everywhere. There where also security checkpoints and roadblocks everywhere. Walking around at night did feel safe although alittle uneasy as the Mexican police are everywhere with some carrying machine guns. The police where nice and friendly and there for ur safety so i wud go back. We also took a day trip to Playa Del Carmin on Saturday. To do this we took the Hotel Zone R-1 bus to the Downtown bus station. Then we purchaced a $3 one-way ticket on the ADO bus to Playa Del Carmin. These nice buses leave every 30 minutes from downtown Cancun and run non-stop. Its about a 1 hour bus ride in a nice and comfortable bus, they even showed an American movie on the way to and from Playa Del Carmin. Playa Del Carmin was Awesome !!!! The beaches are very nice with the water being much more calmer. Also, all the stores and restaurants are mostly located on 5th street which is blocked off from traffic. Playa Del Carmin seemed to me to be very family friendly with a older crowd when compared to Cancun. We stayed in Playa Del Carmin till about 11pm then took the bus back to downtown Cancun and then jumped on a city bus back to the Hilton. The buses going back also ran every 30 minutes up until 12 midnight and cost about 3 bucks too. After midnight the busses start up again around 4:30am. OK, hope this helps with ur trip planning :) If ya have any questions ... let me know. Mr. Hay Now
  4. My bid of $78 was accepted for Friday apr.17 thru Sun. apr 19 I believe i overbid somewhat ..... I probably cud have gotten accepted between $72 and $75 ...... Still a great deal tho.... Mr Hay Now :) ps. it does list the Hilton as *** Hilton Cancun & Spa *** RESORTS *** Not 4 * star.
  5. Hello uop1497 Glad to help. I have found that most rooms u get thru Priceline are going to have double beds unless u request a king bed at check-in. In the case of the Omni and Hilton in Cancun I automatically was given a double bed at check-in. In the case of the Hilton I did request a king bed at check-in and was told I wud have to wait till 3pm before one wud be availale. However, a room with two double beds was available right now so i took that one so i did not have to wait. I my opinion it seems that the King beds are the most desirable so u sud have no problem getting a double. Also, the double comfortable sleeps 4. I am pretty sure that u can have 4 people in one room without any additional charges if u are not getting the all inclusive. I too ONLY get the room and do not pay for the all inclusive. This is a much more affordable way to go. There are all kinds of great restraunts all over Cancun and in downtown Cancun that are just a short bus ride away. Also, if u stay at one of these hotels u will be one of the first to be dropped off ( if taking a shared ride van // around $12 per person ) as they are some of the first hotels u come to when entering the Hotel Zone. This = more beach time :) As far as location is concerned for the Omni and Hilton.... these hotels are in the Hotel Zone but are at the far end of the Hotel Zone. This is fine as its just a short .50 cent bus ride to all the shops and restraunts and night clubs. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS take the BUS....it's Cheap Cheap Cheap !!!!! only .50Cents vs. around 5 to 10 dollars for a cab ride to the same place. ok ,, if u all have any more questions let me know. i have been to cancun around 15 time and know all the ends and outs :) Mr. Hay Now
  6. Hello all..... I am new to Better Bidding ...so ,, i'm geting use to how to post :) OK...... i'll start from the beginning I started bidding about a week ago with a start price of $65 bucks and bid up in $3 increments..... I got my price yesterday....Jan. 17, 2009.......which is $80 bucks per night at the Omni "RESORTS" hotel and villa :) for the period of Tuesday Jan.20 ....checking out ....Friday Jan.23 ( 3 nights ) The way i bid was first check the 5 star mark then bid.....then check the 4 start mark then bid. I believe that when u check the 5 star mark the Resorts mark gets automatically checked. My confirmation does say "RESORTS" Omni Cancun Hotel And Villas ....not 4 star. I my opinion,,,This is the rock bottom price ( $80 )for this time period and is an INCREDIBLE DEAL !!!!!! Also,, let me just add,,, This is a AWESOME Hotel as i have stayed here two times before. I go to Cancun many times a year and have stayed at other Hotel Properties......So,, if anyone out there needs any help or advice about Cancun.......let me know OK....post with u all later Mr. Hay Now :o
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