Half Moon vs Rose Hall Resort (Hilton)
Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:16 PM
Thanks for your help!
Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:42 PM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:37 PM
I stayed at the Rose Hall last summer and it's a vibrant and modern hotel that is great for families. We were surprised by how nice the rooms were. As much as I loved the hotel for our family vacation I did not select it for my wedding because I was a bit turned off by the number of weddings they churned out there each day. It felt less private and a bit like a wedding factory to me. Aside from that, the hotel is great.
I remember seeing your earlier post about your wedding at the Solis. Are they helping you to relocate? I'm booked there in July but am not worried that I may be looking for a new location if the opening date is pushed back again.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:12 PM
Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:03 PM
Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:28 PM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:25 AM
Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:47 PM
We had our rehearsal dinner/Mehndi at Oleander Terrace (absolutely beautiful). We had a buffet - all of our food was custom (Indian/vegetarian) - and Chef Ravi and team did a great job.
Ceremony, cocktails and reception at the Royal Pavilion - again we had a buffet - its generally easier with Indian food..and the food was again quite good. The decor was exactly as we had planned during our site visit - we used the onsite florist (I forget her name
We had a steel pan band - Dean Barnett - at the rehearsal dinner - and they were a lot of fun. We used HM;s DJ for the wedding - my husband had put together and down loaded all the music - all the DJ had to do was play - there were some issues/mix-ups - but again, mostly only things we would notice.
Day after wedding brunch at Seagrape Terrace
I also used the Fern Tree Spa a couple of times - hair/makeup with Herga - I highly recommend - she's a whiz and totally understood the 'natural' look I wanted. We also had a couples massage (complimentary with 50 rooms booked) which was very nice.
-Ate once at the Pub in the shopping village - average
-Did not eat at any of the formal restaurants as we were staying in the villas and had all of our meals prepared there.
-Used the gym once (before I gave up on last minute 'toning') - it was pretty nice
-Lots of tennis courts
-Bike rentals for $5/ day to get around the huge property.
-Children's village - heard from one family it kept the kids busy for a couple hours
-babysitters - we had a lot of little ones at the wedding - my cousins were very comfortable leaving their kids with the nannies at HM - I only heard good things here
-VILLAS - amazing!! wonderful staff, private pool, lots of space - was great for our large extended families
-If you stay in the villas you can buy groceries at the commissary - but it is overpriced - if you're willing to leave the property there's a more reasonably priced grocery store in the Blue Diamond Plaza
-If you're not staying in the villas - I would ask for some details about the rooms you've booked - they're all wonderful - but there are some variations (some had full kitchens, some not etc.) I imagine this is b/c its an older property and different areas have been renovated at different times
-Half Moon is very village-like - you really don't have to leave the property for anything, unless you want to. Some of our relatives went to Ochi for the day and had a nice times. Others did canopy tours, horseback riding, dolphins.
-I'm sure I forgot some things - feel free to ask..
-lastly if pina coladas are your thing the poolside bar (by the jacuzzi's) makes a mean (I mean great) one..
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