| Originally Posted by Msbettybernier |
Thanks for keeping my hopes up. I will b calling DR tomorrow in an attempt to reach someone.
Jessy since you are my only resource rt now, please answer these Qs if you can:
1) I tried to dwnload the Word Docs detailing the Wedding packages offered at NH, but I could not open them; thus, can you pls post them? It matters not that the prices may be outdated bc at least I'll have something to gage from;
2) How do the rooms/suites look? Spacious? modern? clean? working air conditioning? Double sinks? Closet space? No major bug issues(I know its the Caribbean)
3) Can you please post pics of the suite if you took any?***
4) Was your reception Private or semi private?
5) Top shelf liquor offered at hotel? At your reception, were drinks served?
Hi! Ok here we go...
I Sent you a seperate email with the packages back in Jan 08. I'm sure it's all changed now.
The Rooms: Well, on my first visit I decided to upgrade on arrival to the Paradise club. I thought it was great. Then on my actual wedding weekend we hoped we could be upgraded but the really nice suites were not available. Only the deluxe Paradise rooms or the standard deluxe rooms were available. So the receptionist told us: â€œto be honest, its not that big of a deal!â€ Boy was she right. She took us to compare the Paradise deluxe room and a regular room with an amazing view. We took the regular room.
Paridise Rooms have the tub in the balcony. Not very private!
On our first visit we had onlookers gazing at us when we were in the tub.
The regular rooms have the tub inside, so much nicer!! So for couples I recommend the regular rooms. Now for your guests that are not couples, those sharing a room for double occupancy, I recommend they upgrade their rooms to Paradise Club. That was the only complaint some of my friends who were sharing rooms had. The lack of privacy in the bathroom is an issue in the regular rooms because thereâ€™s no wall separating the beds to the
bathroom, only a frosted glass. Everyone joked that their bodily functions echoed! lol The paradise Club rooms do have a wall that enclose the bathroom away from bedroom.
I found it less expensive to upgrade your room on day of arrival if you decide to go that route. In my opinion the Paradise Club Suites are beautiful! We just thought it wasnâ€™t worth the money to us since we had SOOO much going on around the resort and we werenâ€™t going to enjoy the room as much. (Sad, but It made us eager for the Honeymoon even more! lol)
Nowâ€¦.if you are a drinker, at least upgrade to wristband that allows you the premium drinks. This also allows you to use their Paradise Club lounge and private pools. That was worth the $50/day extra for booze vs. $150/day for room and booze. Thatâ€™s just my suggestion.
The rooms are clean and the AC is great. ALL the rooms have a spacious layout. As you can see in my picture with all my luggage and assembly line of bags and cookies, i had room to work with. The closets are ok. Iâ€™m pretty organized so I took all my clothes and stored in the dresser and some we hung. The bathroom is great too. Sink was fine. Shower is great too.
Bugs? Well, not inside the room but those suckers (mosquitoes) do get you once in awhile outside. So do take some bug spray!
PICS: All my pics are at home and I'm stuck working til 9p with no access to photobucket, ughâ€¦ I will post later on tonight!
Reception: My reception was private. We had it in the Italian Restaurant. It was closed to the public. The private reception is worth it IF you have a large guest list. We were 96. So we HAD to. The restaurant was closed the whole day, so decorating it was easy. The staff was wonderful too.
We also had a semi-private rehearsal dinner at the buffet lounge. They close off a wing of the restaurant for all 96 of us, and it worked out great too, for free (well we tipped the manager and servers and they were hand and foot for all of us).
Liquor: Most of my guests did not upgrade to the premium but thatâ€™s because they were beer drinkers. Those that did were happy they did.
As for the booze at my reception and cocktail party: Yes, we used premium liquor that we purchased outside the resort. We asked for bartender service at the reception (since itâ€™s not included) and they gave us the cocktail hour bartender for free (so they say, lol). So we had the resorts regular liquor plus the bottles we added of our premium stuff for whoever wanted the good stuff.
Again, it depends how many guests you have on what you want to do.
The Alizos bar is across the courtyard from this restaurant and if we had a small party, maybe I would have not considered serving booze for the wedding, but with 96 crazy family & friends that love drinking and dancing, I had to. A smaller group you can get away with people walking in and out to get a drink, but not 96. The majority of my guests were adults.
The resort also gives you choice to serve the bubbly wine during reception or during cocktail hour. We used this wine for the toast but itâ€™s an option. Or you they can serve the house wine and beer.
Wow sorry so long, but I think I answered all your questions and some!