Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:47 PM
So we're here at NJ right now. Our wedding hasn't happened yet, so I can't report back on that yet! But... My thoughts from the first few days.
We are booked in a governor suite and it's absolutely gorgeous
Contrary to recent trip advisor reviews, yes, there was a tray of bacon at the buffet. It wasn't hidden at the omelet station.
We've eaten at Mercure for breakfast, castaways for lunch and Cin-Cin for dinner. All meals so far were lovely. We have our private dinner tonight (see below...)
We enjoyed our couples massage. The hydrotherapy circuit wasn't very impressive though.
The coffee shop is great. We enjoyed the frozen lattes and frozen baileys
We haven't seen them, but have heard from our guests that the entertainment staff is good
We did a cake test (got to pick 3 flavours) when we met with our WC. I highly recommend this!
The check in process was PAINFUL. We weren't offered a welcome drink, it took us at least 30mins to check in on the preferred side and probably another 15 after that for them to come to the lounge with our luggage. They messed up on several of our guests room bookings as well, and they also had horribly long waits
Despite booking and confirming our private dinner a month ago and confirming the time with our WC yesterday, an hour before our dinner they bumped us to a different time slot. Slightly annoying when we scheduled plans with family and friends we can no longer make
Even in the governor suite the mini bar replenishment is not consistent
At least one of our guests complained about a swamp smell in their room
Since we paid for the governor suite we were told we could "gift" our room upgrade to my fiancée parents. The WC asked us for their confirmation #, so I thought it had happened. It didn't. When we asked about it we were told that there was no availability. Again, frustrating.
The road conditions to get here depends entirely on how much it rains. It was fine on Wednesday, but was a mucky, mess with huge lakes today. Honestly though, unless you're the one driving, don't worry!
We had quick, delicious room service one night, and incredibly slow service on another. The jury is still out on that one..
So I guess a few things have happened that have bugged me a bit, but I am trying to stay as open minded as possible for the rest of the week!
No promises I'll log on again while we are down here, I have time to kill right now waiting while our dinner was bumped. Let me know if you have any questions!