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#1 k_8ie

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    Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

    Ok, so we're plannig to get married in Jan '09, and the plan was Dreams. We haven't booked yet, as the prices still suck.

    However, I recently went on Triadvisor, which I swear by, and the latest reviewers all got food poisonning, and said the hotel staff was not helpful!

    My first question is, how really is Dreams?

    My second question, what else is out there similar to Dreams?

    Please Help!

    #2 starchild

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      Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:12 AM

      You know with TripAdvisor you have to really consider the sources, but if multiple reviewers say the same good/bad things I tend to believe them and IMO they tend to be right. I've read horrible things about illness & lack of concern at various DR resorts on TripAdvisor (and the DR hospitals sound downright abusive according to some reviews), but I've also read reviews of DR brides here who had no such problems.

      Try searching this site for DR wedding reviews and see where they stayed, good luck :)

      #3 CJEB

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        Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:39 AM

        Don't wory just yet. We had booked Ocean blue and then heard same sort of bad reviews. Just talk to some brides from there and that should put your mind at rest

        #4 sassybride

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          Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:43 AM

          Which dreams are you talking about?
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          #5 jajajaja

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            Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

            I wouldn't live by tripadvisor. In my experience, people are just a tad crazy. I only listen to the reviews that thoughtfully list the good with the bad. If they go crazy one way or the other, they probably are too easy to please or too hard to please.

            Our resort had TERRIBLE reviews before we left. People complained right and left of bed bugs and food poisoning. I didn't have encounters with either- not that I know what a bed bug looks like but I'm sure if there were some I would have known. And I also thought the food was good the two weeks we were there.

            Try not to panic. :) Plus all Dreams resorts are usually top notch.
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            #6 SunBride

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              Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:24 PM

              even if there was a food poisoning incident, it is likely clearning up already (there could just have been problems with one meal, or maybe it's not even food poisoning but a flu that was passed on from guest to guest). If this isn't an ongoing problem (which it isn't, just recent incident) then the problem is unlikely to occur again many months from now.

              Also people on trip advisor are crazy :) I'm sure there are a bunch of great reviews saying the bad ones are crazy right? :)

              #7 sassybride

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                Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:26 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
                I wouldn't live by tripadvisor. In my experience, people are just a tad crazy. I only listen to the reviews that thoughtfully list the good with the bad. If they go crazy one way or the other, they probably are too easy to please or too hard to please.

                Our resort had TERRIBLE reviews before we left. People complained right and left of bed bugs and food poisoning. I didn't have encounters with either- not that I know what a bed bug looks like but I'm sure if there were some I would have known. And I also thought the food was good the two weeks we were there.

                Try not to panic. :) Plus all Dreams resorts are usually top notch.
                TOTALLY AGREE!!! I would not worry If I were you. Not one resort will have perfect reviews.
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                #8 DanielleNDerek

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                  Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:31 PM

                  I always check tripadvisor too. If its just one random review surrounded by many positive ones i try to ignore it but if it's negative after negative review than i believe them and get nervous. Maybe just keep checking the reviews over the next couple of weeks and talk to some Dreams brides on here.
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                  #9 DanielleNDerek

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                    Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:33 PM

                    there are a lot of other great resorts in Punta Cana too so if you feel more comfortable chaning resorts i'm sure you'll find one comparable. I thought Iberostar and Melia Tropical Caribe were similar to Dreams PC. I switched resorts because of bad reviews on trip advisor and i didn't hear back from WC in weeks and i felt so relieved after i switched. I would just look into some other resorts and than way your options.
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                    #10 k_8ie

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                      Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:11 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by DanielleNDerek
                      there are a lot of other great resorts in Punta Cana too so if you feel more comfortable chaning resorts i'm sure you'll find one comparable. I thought Iberostar and Melia Tropical Caribe were similar to Dreams PC. I switched resorts because of bad reviews on trip advisor and i didn't hear back from WC in weeks and i felt so relieved after i switched. I would just look into some other resorts and than way your options.

                      I do the same :). Which is why I chose Dreams (Punta Cana). But when I went back to che the latest, the theme was the same. Bad food, bad service. Everyone knows, there's nothing worse than bad food at a wedding. I'm picky.


                      Has anyone recently gotten back from there?




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