we are here at Dreams La Romana and I just wanted to give you a quick update so that you can all relax and start to worry less about what it is like here!! I promise I will post a FULL review including photos as soon as we return to England. I will also post my password for HDC so that you can all log on and look at the photos done by Arnaud.
Firstly, the hotel is 100% perfect. Please do not worry about the quality or scenery. it is absolutely amazing here.
the journey itself was quite long, especially from the UK. It is almost 9 hours, plus 2 hours prior to check in&departure, followed by a 2 hour transport from Punta Cana to La Romana. I was worried that my guests would be upset at the length of time, but everyone was amazed by the coach trip in. We got to see the local areas and had a guided tour by Helen, who is the rep for Dreams and Iberostar. Even a 6 month pregnant guest and 5 kids were 100% fine with the traveling.
once we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the hotel and how beautiful it is. The staff have to be the most friendly people I have ever encountered in my life!! They all go out of their way to make you comfortable. I have to quickly mention a few of the entertainment team< Gabbi, Benji, and 'shampoo'. These are just a few of the people who you warm to and the thought of leaving them behind makes us sad!!
We were put in room 3114 which was directly outside the world buffet and could be a bit noisy. The rooms are good there, but we chose to upgrade to one of the suites which Jenny arranged at a major discount!!! we are in 5003 and guys, it is AMAZING!! Well worth the upgrade, especially seen-s as it is actually a honeymoon for us right!!
the food is really nice. Im not that fussy when it comes to food and there is a lot of choice. Our favorite so far for lunch has to be the seaside grill. I will go into more detail about food in my full review.
Now the bit you are all dying to hear about. THE WEDDING!!
our wedding was scheduled for 4 pm on Friday, the 1st. everything was going perfectly to plan, people were in their places, the gazebo looked AMAZING with my Martha Stewart Pom Poms and the chairs with the sashes etc. then as i set off to walk down the aisle, the heavens opened and we were hit by a storm!!! Jenny whisked us under cover, but after 20 minutes, decided to put us all in separate rooms. The gazebo by now was soaked!! we had no choice but to either rearrange the whole thing for another day, or move it indoors. we wanted to move to Saturday as we were all deflated, but this is the bad part. we would have had to pay for all the food and the bar service, cocktail hour and dj again!!!!!!!!!
as you can appreciate, this was not an option. there was too much money involved with 23 guests and we chose to move it to ballroom. I am soooo glad we did. it was perfect. the room was amazing and Jenny really pulled out all the stops to ensure it looked amazing. I will give you all the details as well as pictures when we return, but wanted you all to know that if things do not go to plan, they have it all covered.
I cant really log on much to here, but if any of you want to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can pick up my emails and reply to you.
take care everyone and I will speak to you shortly