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#21 summafool1

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    Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:01 AM

    I hear ya and totally agree with everything you say...why do i let that stuff bother me! Honestly if was just me and my FI going to the resort I wouldnt care cause I know we just roll with the punches and we ALWAYS have a great time! BUT, I get nervous when i am having 40 family/friends come to a resort I am choosing! That worries me LOL :(



    #22 kmc636

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      Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

      As for the power outages, the whole room is on a motion sensor. If nothing moves for a set amount of time everything turns off. There is a switch by the door that turns the motion sensor off. It took us a couple days to figure that out!



      #23 summafool1

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        Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:26 AM

        omg sadly knowign that made my day! LOL i didnt like the fact that the air turns off if your sleeping..at home i even sleep witht he air on in the winter!! hahah...so theres a switch huh? Is it obvious to see? I will have to let everyone know!



        #24 kmc636

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          Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

          We were in the elegance club, in the ocean view room and it was in the hallway as soon as you walk in the door, on your right hand side. It looks like the regular light switch. I'm not sure where it would be in the regular rooms. But it was convienient to know cause we were getting a little bit frusterated.



          #25 summafool1

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            Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

            thanks! I would assume they are in all rooms then as well...hopefully! :)



            #26 jamie0820

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              Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:45 AM

              I also read the bride review on tripadvisor (the latest one), and boy was she mad! 

               

              I realize some people are picky, and things can and will go wrong...so I'm trying not to get fired up about it. 

               

               

              Wedding date: 8/20/11 Majestic Elegance



              #27 summafool1

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                Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:20 AM

                ok now every review i read they are getting sickk...:( anyone else see that?



                #28 MBBride

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                  Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:55 AM

                  I was at the Colonial side for my wedding for early Jan/11 and about 29 of my guests all got sick. I know people tend to say it's from the drinks and unfamiliar foods plus the sun...but it wasn't the case. There is something seriously wrong with the way they handle food or the water. One of my guests was hospitalized for 3 days due to samonella and another guest had to be treated at the clinic for antibiotics. I am one who never gets sick in the caribbean, but by the end of the trip and even arriving home, my stomach wasn't quite right.

                   

                  I will add that the food selection was pretty good, but maybe the food was sitting out too long? My hushand didn't recover from whatever he had until 2 weeks after our return. It's a beautiful resort, but something is seriously wrong so I would caution people to stick with safe foods. If you're a picky eater, then stay away from things you've never had. I'm not a picky eater at all and I ate almost everything and was the least sick out of everyone so maybe I just had a better immune system or a cast iron stomach?!?

                   

                  I read a lot of reviews before we left for our trip and also heard of large groups getting seriously ill...



                  #29 Oryx

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                    Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

                    I just got back from Punta Cana and I couldn't be more happy with how things went at the Majestic Colonial.  The service and people were great!  They really went out of their way to make us feel special.  I'll have to write a review soon, but I wanted to respond about the food issue...

                     

                    Out of 29 guests, there were 3 who got sick during the week.  This usually lasted for 1 day and then they were fine.  I found the food to be really good at the Majestic and enjoyed it immensely.

                     

                    After our wedding week, my hubby and I moved to the Iberostar Grand Bavaro for our honeymoon.  This is the #1 hotel in Punta Cana on Tripadvisor, and let me tell you, the food was FANTASTIC!  Lobster, steak, escargot.... their restaurants were super fancy and the food was amazing.  But don'tcha know it... I spent all of Wednesday in my room with vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and the whole bit.   By Thursday I was back on the beach.

                     

                    I've been to Cuba 3 times and never got sick before.  I guess it's just bound to happen eventually when you travel to foreign countries, and it had nothing to do with the Majestic, in my case.  Just pack your meds and be prepared!



                    #30 jamie0820

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                      Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

                      Thanks for all the info ladies....I guess I should warn my guests of this (even though I'm pretty sure it happens everywhere).






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