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Theft in Paradisus Punta Cana?

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#1 semiya83

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    Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:19 AM

    I am planning on having my wedding here and have read many reviews stating that the have been robbed. Many of them had personal items and money stolen from their room including their safes! I thought thats what safes were for!!! I am getting concerned...
    Anyone had this problem?
    Any insight?

    #2 Dmitri_Markine

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      Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:44 AM

      There's some good info here: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t40699

      It happens in all hotels. from 2 stars to 5 stars..

      #3 Glamourina

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        Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

        As long as you put your valuables in the safe and keep your cases locked when you leave the room, everything will be fine. I was at Paradisus Punta Cana and even when I forgot to lock my case up or left some jewelry on the table in my room, it was still there when I came back.

        #4 joyanna09

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          Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:41 PM

          We, along with our 24 guests had absolutely no concerns or issues whatsoever with any staff at the Paradisus!! Only at the airport did we sort of have an issue....there are guys who try to help move your luggage for you and one of our friends cell phones got picked off of him...
          The hotel felt very safe...and there is a safe in the room as well!

          #5 SusieQ

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            Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:17 AM

            Knock on my wooden head here!!!
            I have been traveling for about 15 years down south, Cuba, Dominican, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Mexico, one I had an item stolen. It was just a Toronto Blue jays hat and that was Cuba. No matter where you travel there is potential for theft and things to go wrong.
            It isn't the hotel!!! It is the staff that they hire and they change from time to time and you run a risk of being ripped off by dishonest staff. I have gone to really great restaurants here at home and had waiters and waitress rip me off and on a regular bases.
            Play it safe!!!!! If something is valuable lock it in the safe don't leave tempting items out in site. When leaving your room make sure you pull your door closed tightly ( I have came out and slammedthe door and it didn't actually shut only to realize I left something seconds later and go back to an open door.
            Don't be flashing money or expensive stuff around to tempt people.
            While we were in Punta Cana this year a older man that seemed to like to give the female bartenders a $20 from his cigerette pack for a tip and a smile. Well he fell asleep after many drinks and claimed he was robbed of his cigerettes and $100
            Who knows!!! Just use your head and be careful.

            #6 itsfinallyhere

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              Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:33 AM

              I too have done a bit of travelling. And it is true about using common sense. Try not to leave out anything that is valuble or that you don't want to replace. Most of the employees in these hotels are honest people who would not risk their jobs with theft. But you will always find a bad apple somewhere in the bunch. So use caution. Don't exchange large amounts of cash, don't wear lots of flashy jewelry and don't leave valuable (money, cameras, phones, jewelry, etc) unattended.

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