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Timeshare Developer Groups => Anfi Del Mar SL => Topic started by: Alan R on December 05, 2011, 09:50:40

Title: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Alan R on December 05, 2011, 09:50:40
I have been told by a timeshare re-saler that Anfi are no longer issuing Guest Certificates (at 50 Euros) so that week owners can rent their weeks out via timeshare companies.  Is this true?
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Calvin on December 05, 2011, 11:10:13
I have heard that Anfi are not co-operating with exchange companies but there should be a way around this if they think about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Alan R on December 08, 2011, 14:06:07
Been informed by Anfi Vacation Club that they are issuing Guest Certs @ 25 Euros
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Cotswolder on December 08, 2011, 14:24:26
AVC members always did pay €25.
It is the other members they are charging €50. Still the case as far as I am aware
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: kipper on March 21, 2013, 16:33:28
Hello, as a previous owner at Anfi I have been suffering withdrawal symptoms, in short I had hatched a plan to exchange into Anfi via RCI , however, I noticed a post going back in time saying that Anfi had introduced charges of 50 euro per week should you exchange into it...is this still current...any help ( cotswolder?) will be gratefully received.
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Cotswolder on March 21, 2013, 16:43:34
Hello, as a previous owner at Anfi I have been suffering withdrawal symptoms, in short I had hatched a plan to exchange into Anfi via RCI , however, I noticed a post going back in time saying that Anfi had introduced charges of 50 euro per week should you exchange into it...is this still current...any help ( cotswolder?) will be gratefully received.
Yes, This is still correct but I am now sure how it is done through RCI.
If you rent privately then the person renting has to pay but this is usually passed on or included in the rental price.

As an ex-owner, if you are still interested in keeping up with things going on at Anfi you could join the Anfi Club GB at anficlubgb.com (http://anficlubgb.com). They allow non owners to be members.
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Carolinian on March 21, 2013, 17:30:47
Hello, as a previous owner at Anfi I have been suffering withdrawal symptoms, in short I had hatched a plan to exchange into Anfi via RCI , however, I noticed a post going back in time saying that Anfi had introduced charges of 50 euro per week should you exchange into it...is this still current...any help ( cotswolder?) will be gratefully received.

Only a handful of resorts, all developer controlled play this game of charging such fees.  Manhattan Club in New York is the other one I can think of.  On US boards, the recommendation is generally that if you do trade into one like this with RCI, then the payback is to give them very low marks (''1'' in several categories) on the RCI resort report card that you send in after your exchange.  Hopefully this will make them either get the message
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: kipper on March 21, 2013, 20:02:28
The guest certificates issued by RCI are for friends and family members who go on an exchange( and are booked by an RCI member for them) I don't think there is ever  a guest certificate fee for RCI members...I do around 3 to four exchanges a year and have never paid such a fee. The info I got ( from a friend who owns at Puerto Anfi) was that Anfi take the fee when you book in at the resort...I must say I am not absolutely clear or sure of the facts but it sounds poor if it is so ...any clarity is helpfully as I must say I will more than likely stay away on principle if it is so...might try 4seasons Vilamora in Portugal if it's true!
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: kipper on March 22, 2013, 10:11:50
Thanks for the information re Anfi owners club Bruce, I was a member way back in 2002, but not being a member any more it's feels a little strange joining again and of course paying the subs. I am grateful for the info as I know you know your stuff on Anfi, any further info on exchanges into Anfi via RCI will be gratefully received as RCI don't know anything when I asked them and also have nothing re any Anfi guest charges upon arrival.It seems from previous posts that some people  think Anfi make a charge as you book in for the guest certificate, will research.
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Cotswolder on March 22, 2013, 10:19:37
Hi Kipper,
I remember you being in Anfi UK but Anfi Club GB is a new club and not linked to the other.

Anfi UK does not allow non owners to be a members but Anfi GB does.

For those people, like yourself, who do not own but occasionally, or even regularly, return to Anfi via exchange or rental this is a good place to learn what is still going on at the resort before your visit.

With regard to RCI exchanges into Anfi I know very little. I believe this is now done only between RCI and AVC and I never was a member of the AVC.

Have look at their website. Link was in previous message

Cheers
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: kipper on March 22, 2013, 12:27:27
Thanks Bruce, I get it now and I have had a look at the site, will bear it in mind but as I am subscribed up to my eyes with all sorts of  sites ( I have kids) I will think about it, it would be good if you could have a look as a visitor first as its difficult to ascertain the content ( unless I am doing something wrong ) as for Anfi, I still have a big soft spot for it...but I am wary of their tactics sometimes...but for some aspects like not being able to swap your week via Rci if you own there I would buy back into it....and of course the school holiday flights have an impact...but as you can see its something I have in mind for the coming months. I have just spoken to RCI who claim there is definately no fee to pay for RCI members who exchange in, so I am going to look for a holiday their next year, his will give me a better view of things as well as satisfying my thirst for Anfi itself. Thanks for advice...keep well!
Title: Re: Anfi Guest Certificates
Post by: Cotswolder on March 22, 2013, 18:02:37
Thanks Bruce, I get it now and I have had a look at the site, will bear it in mind but as I am subscribed up to my eyes with all sorts of  sites ( I have kids) I will think about it, it would be good if you could have a look as a visitor first as its difficult to ascertain the content ( unless I am doing something wrong )

There are a few open pages which can be found on the left hand menu, but there is a lot of good stuff plos a forum in the members section