| Originally Posted by volleygriff |
where is everyone getting married, the suites? the grand? or the beach? I have no idea what the difference is, can somebody let me know.. i think we are doing the suites, since it is the most reasonable price for our guest, but is the grand that much nicer?? i dont know what we should do??
We have ladies getting married at all three locations in this thread. The Iberostar Rose Hall has three resorts, side-by-side. I think I remember someone saying it takes roughly 20mins to walk the entire beach from one resort to the other. You can't go wrong with the customer service at any of these resorts, Iberostar won Traveller's Choice awards for best all-inclusive and best customer service (I think) last year. Here are some of the differences between the resorts:
Beach - This is the most affordable of the three. Iberostar still lists it as a 5 star, but many travel sites list it as 3.5-4 star. The resort is little bit older, but still very nice, super clean and from what I've heard, the food is great. The rooms are pretty basic.
Suites - This is the middle resort. Its only a few years old (or recently completly renovated I think) There is a nice spa at this one and the rooms are much nicer than at the Beach resort. Again, I've heard the food and customer service is fantastic.
Grand - This resort is brand new, (opened Jan 2009) and its adults only. If you plan on having kids at your ceremony, I'd recommend one of the others. They are the priciest resort of the three. They offer free 24 hour room service - which I think is exclusive to the Grand.
Important info: Only guests at the Grand can use the facilities at all 3 resorts, the Suites' guests can use the Beach facilities and the Beach guests are restricted to just their own resort. If you have guests staying at the Beach and your ceremony is at the Suites, you (or the guest) will have to pay for a day pass to come to the ceremony (I was quoted $50 each guest). For this reason, I am having my ceremony/reception at the Beach location, but I'll be staying at either the Suites or the Grand myself.
I recommend you review the photos and reviews of all three resorts on tripadvisor.com and in the wedding reviews section of this website. In fact, there are some good links to photos in this thread. Take a look around and your decision will become clear. Also, the wedding packages are available on the Iberostar website.
Happy Planning! and follow the mantra of all destination brides: Research, research, research!!