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by gorfio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: 11th trip
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: 11th trip

Brian, we loved it! It's our new favorite as well. They have the second best food we've experienced at an AI (the Aventura Spa Palace in MR was the best, but alas it is now a Hard Rock and thus off of our list.) The service was top notch and we really enjoyed having waiters at every meal except brea...
by gorfio
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Repeat GP visitor question.
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Repeat GP visitor question.

popcorn1, be prepared to be disappointed in GPPC customer service. Customer loyalty means zero to them.
by gorfio
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: 11th trip
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: 11th trip

We just booked the Catalonia Royal Bavaro, based on Brian's recommendation. We stayed in PC last May with my BIl & SIL to celebrate the BIL's victory over cancer. It was our fifth stay with GP overall, third stay at GPPC, their first. They were both desperately in need of a beak. We sang the praises...
by gorfio
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: TRS Cap Cana Hotel in Dominican Republic Opening November 1st, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: TRS Cap Cana Hotel in Dominican Republic Opening November 1st, 2018

Is this property the former AlSol Tiara Cap Cana?
by gorfio
Thu May 31, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Imperial RUM
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Imperial RUM

Sadly, the Cusie Boutique has moved a new location by the Playa Turquesa Ocean Club on Avenida Alemania. It's a longer walk from the GP. There is a great gift shop in the Capri Beach House right next to the resort. Just walk up on the patio from the beach, they are past the bar on the right. Good pr...
by gorfio
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: First time in July
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: First time in July

As razel1952 said, the location is great, central to everything. We stayed in the same room type in '15. Ask for a room on the third floor. You get a higher ceiling and no one clomping around above you. :62:
by gorfio
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Pool in Bavaro
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Pool in Bavaro

Yes
by gorfio
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Steak
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Steak

When we were last the GP PC in 2016, we got into the steakhouse late, I think we were the last guests to be seated. I ordered the ribeye, and they brought me a platter with four steaks on it. I guess they just cleaned off the grill on to my plate. It's one of the funniest things that's ever happened...
by gorfio
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Purchase tourism card online?
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: Purchase tourism card online?

It really depends on a couple of different factors. If several planes land at the same time, both lines may be long. Also, the mix of cash and pre-paid people on your plane can make a difference. The last time we went to PC we bought the cards online and then forgot to bring them. Our flight consist...
by gorfio
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: ROOM CHOICE
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: ROOM CHOICE

Looks like the difference between the two is mostly size. You can compare them here: https://www.palladiumhotelgroup.com/en/punta-cana/grand-palladium-palace-resort-spa-casino/rooms/ I find the "base model" rooms in PC to be a little cramped. We're booked into a Bavaro section master junior suite in...
by gorfio
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: ROOM CHOICE
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: ROOM CHOICE

Which section of the resorts are you trying to book. Room types vary by section.

Yes, the adults only pool in the Palace section is still open to all.
by gorfio
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Platinum Benefit without TRS room
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Platinum Benefit without TRS room

I just checked info on the MR forum, and the 8th visit is still the threshold in Mexico. I assumed that that was the standard for all GP resorts. I didn't realize that there was a higher bar in PC. I like both resorts for different reasons, but assuming nothing changes I know where my 8th visit will...
by gorfio
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Platinum Benefit without TRS room
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Platinum Benefit without TRS room

I thought the TRS privileges came with the 8th visit. Did GP change the policy?
by gorfio
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Punta Cana Forum
Topic: Hemingway's Replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Hemingway's Replacement?

I got the word that Hemingway's was replaced by the Brazilian restaurant, but I remember seeing that it was probably going to be reinvented as "Bodega"? Has this happened yet, and if so, where is it located? If not, can anyone tell me where Francisco, one the Hemingway's bartenders, is working now.
by gorfio
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Mayan Riviera Forum
Topic: Spa charges?
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Spa charges?

I just looked at the other resorts on the GP website, and this is a chain-wide increase from $10 to $35, even in Jamaica, and Jamaica doesn't even have an RS section. On another note, when we we stayed at the WS two weeks ago we we given the red "VIP" wristbands. The receptionist who checked us in, ...