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#1 karenk77

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    Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:31 AM

    Just wanted to let everyone know I will be going in a few weeks to check out both Majestic and Riu Palace Punta Cana resorts, so if anyone has anything they would like me to find out for them let me know, I'd be more then happy to find out :)
    Also wanted to know if anyone knew of any checklist of questions I can download to take down with me, to be sure to cover all concerns with the wedding coordinators?

    #2 DTHSLove

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      Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:40 PM

      Good luck, make sure they know you are coming. A bride said some hotels were rude when you want to dop visits.

      #3 mimosa123

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        Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:30 PM

        I'm anxiously waiting!

        #4 Michael

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          Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:07 AM

          Have fun !!
          in the Riu Palace Punta Cana ask for Magnolia or Juliana (these are the Weddingcordinators) because you are always welcome,I know both!!!

          #5 joshfrommontreal

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            Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:09 PM

            If you are doing site visits it is very important to (if you don't speak spanish) take a translated note with you telling the guards your intentions.

            Before almost all resorts there are two check points. One is the resort area check point, this area shouldn't give you much trouble although if you do not have a bracelet they may ask you what resort you are at, or will want to look at your itinerary if you are in a taxi.

            The actual resort security at the entrance to the resorts are often very tough when you don't have a bracelet for that particular resort. Also, most often these guards do not speak any english.

            It will be in your best interest to bring a note in Spanish, saying you are doing a site visit, and if you add one or two employee's contact numbers that will be even better. I have had some long drawn out poor Spanglish discussions with security guards trying to get into resorts where a day pass was waiting for me.

            #6 Michael

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              Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:05 PM

              have fun in the Dominican Republic !! and whom you need help in Riu Palace Punta Cana ,you can visit me in the Caribbean street !! in the Riu Hotels .
              the wedding coordinators name i ts Magnolia and Juliana .they are very friendly.I have been working for six years, together with Magnolia !! And if you need something just ask for me !!
              Have fun ..

              #7 karenk77

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                Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:16 PM

                oooo thanks!! are you a coordinator there?

                #8 BlakleyBrideToBe

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                  Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:24 PM

                  Have Fun!! Keep us posted on how it goes

                  #9 khomac

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                    Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:35 PM

                    I can tell you right now from past experience, that the guard at the Majestic WILL NOT let you in unless he is given permission by the manager or wedding co-ordinator or someone. If you don't have a band, you will not get through, and he checks everyone. He will look in the vehicle and ask to see your bracelet.

                    I was getting pictures taken for 2 hours on the resort with a well known photographer. This photographer had asked the manager for permission however the manager forgot to tell the guard. Luckily my Dominican fiance was able to communicate with the guard.

                    After the guard refused to radio the manager, my fiance had to run to the plaza to buy a phone card so that we could use his cell to call the resort. We had to find the photographer, who had to find the manager, who had to radio the guard. We waited about 1 hour for all of this to get settled. I sat in the heat, ran out of water, watched all the other tourists walk past me staring at me. Luckily my fiance is spanish, otherwise we WOULD NOT have gotten in.

                    Please set something up with the wedding co-ordinator in advance and tell her to tell the guard to let you in. Good luck. Keep a cell phone handy, as well as phone numbers and don't let your taxi driver take off until you get through the gate.

                    I wish you luck!
                    Kelly & Pablo

                    Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

                    #10 karenk77

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                      Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

                      Thanks for the info. Actually what im doing is im going for a week staying 4 days in majestic and 3 in riu to be able to see what the resort and service is actually like. They better be nice to me or else! lol

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