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Married in the DR Punta Cana area?....Need advice on best hotel!!


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#1 nmoreau

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    Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:25 AM

    I am looking to change my location from Mexico to the Dominican Republic Punta Cana area. I have read reviews but just curious if there are hotels to avoid and which ones people would recommend.

    We will have children there so we need a resort that is family friendly...but still want a nice venue for the wedding.

    Let me know what you think, I will check out the reviews as well.

    #2 pjeanette9289

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      Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:56 PM

      Hi NMOREAU,

      I have a similar problem.. I first chose Paradisus Palma Real and I even took a flight and checked the place out! I loved it!! But I didn't realize how pricey it was going to be for my guest which to me is very important... What sucks is that I didn't check out any other hotel and now I'm stuck. The Paradisus was going to run up about $2000 pp for 7 days...I've been reading some reviews and apparently the most chosen hotels are the Dreams Punta Cana, Dreams Palm Beach, Majestic Colonial, Majestic Elegance, Paradisus Palma Real, Paradisus Punta Cana and Iberostar Bavaro. I still haven't been able to narrow it down, but atleast this should give you an idea of some of the best! Hope this helps!

      #3 Tam

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        Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:30 AM

        nmoreau,
        You should check out Dreams Punta Cana if you have a lot of kids going. They have an awesome kids club, the pool is 1.5km long...not sure what that is in miles, 3 maybe?? THey have a rock climbing wall in the kids section of the pool as well....I am also bias as that's where I am getting married!

        #4 nmoreau

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          Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:16 PM

          My sister's friend was married at the Excellence resort and it looked great but it was adults only....which won't work for us.

          #5 Outdoor_girl1010

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            Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:20 PM

            Palma Real is wonderful. Its a little bit on the high end but if they aren't staying for 7 night it shouldn't be to bad.
            Cory & Jennifer
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            #6 Soon2bMrsC

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              Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:49 AM

              i'm in the same boat. I want a place that is nice, yet not that expensive for my guest. I was looking at Majestic Colonial. Anyone ever been there? On tripadvisor.com...DREAMS are rated pretty low. The Majestic however, sounds like a beautiful place.

              Anyone ever been to DREAMS or MAJESTIC? Which one is less expensive, yet still beautiful?
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              #7 Lindsay521

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                Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:21 PM

                I am having mine at Paradisus Palma Real and since it is quite expensive we have a number of guests that choose to stay at the hotel next door NH Real. We have to pay a fee for them to attend the wedding but it was worth it to us to have the wedding at the PPR.
                Lindsay and Seth
                March 28, 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana

                #8 cogswellgray

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                  Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:36 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Soon2bMrsC
                  i'm in the same boat. I want a place that is nice, yet not that expensive for my guest. I was looking at Majestic Colonial. Anyone ever been there? On tripadvisor.com...DREAMS are rated pretty low. The Majestic however, sounds like a beautiful place.

                  Anyone ever been to DREAMS or MAJESTIC? Which one is less expensive, yet still beautiful?
                  dreams & majestic are pretty close in price but i think dreams is cheaper and its very nice! i felt like i was in a dream, no joke!
                  Now heres some good advice:
                  DONT listen to tripadvisor!!!! ive stopped looking at the site becus it just added to my confusion! i loooooooooooooved dreams, i couldnt beleive things they said on tripadvisor bc i had been there myself and expeirenced none of that! the ppl on that site are riidiculous and pretentious.

                  hope i could help! happy planning!

                  #9 nsbride2010

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                    Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:21 PM

                    Dreams Punta Cana is rated pretty high, #12 out of 94 I believe!! Dreams Palm Beach is lower, but I think its in need of reno... although I'm not sure since I've never been. My TA said that Majestic Colonial and Dreams PC are pretty close in price, and that she doesn't see the reason for the higher price at Majestic... just a thought!!
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                    #10 Soon2bMrsC

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                      Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:50 PM

                      Thanks Girls. Ugh, i know. Tripadvisor is really driving me insane. The thing is, i really want Dreams Punta Cana...but i'm so nervous to BOOK...since i now have negative reviews. From now on,...NO MORE TRIPADVISOR. I don't want my guest to go on there either...hehe...in case they do...they might not want to stay

                      Anyways, i'm so nervous about booking my day. WHich is better...Dreams Punta Cana or Dreams Palm Beach, PC...which one is in need of reno? Which beach is better?
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