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Trip review RST Oct 1-15 2013
This was our 11th stay at the RST and we enjoyed ourselves as always. We attended the 3rd Palladium Addict Fiesta during our stay and I must say the resort went all out for the party! Many thanks to Octavio and his team for making the fiesta so fabulous!
We were in building 55, room 5512 which is a swim up junior suite with morning sun, and we enjoyed our room and the location which was close to everything. The maid always did an amazing job! She even took things out of the garbage if she was worried that we had thrown them out in error. We were often surprised on our return to our room with beautiful towel or drape art.
As returning guests we are always happy to see the staff who we have made our stays on previous trips and those that have become our friends. This trip we were saddened that two truly great guys had left the employ of the resort to move on to other resorts. They were truly great hosts/jefes in the Royal Gourmet and Le Chanterelle, Juan and Francisco will be truly missed. As often happens when there is a change of staff who are running the day to day goings on at the service level there are growing pains as the new staff figure out what and how they need to proceed. We really hope that the two new hosts/ Jefes in the two royal restaurants find their way as we noticed a difference in the level of service of the two restaurants of the royal section.
It was an eventful stay as during our first week there were 100 palladium addict members (so very nice to meet everyone that I have known online, as well as old friends) then there was the filming of the movie lotto man 3 (interesting to see a movie set in action) some of the actors were famous Latin actors (very nice looking LOL) then our last few days the resort was getting ready to host dignitaries from several Latin countries (really cool to see the preparations). While the construction did not affect us in the royal section it was interesting to travel over to the Bavaro side and check out what was being done. From what we could see it’s going to be fabulous and we are really looking forward to seeing the completed works in Feb when we return.
We did go off the resort 3 times, once to dine at a friend’s home in Higuey, Punta Cana Mike’s munchies in Maco tour (awesome tour as usual, I will review it separately) and to have lunch off the resort with friends at a place Mike recommended I don’t have the name quite right but it was something like Delicioso de Bavero and the food was awesome and very reasonable 43$ for four (four entrees, 2 sides and 2 desserts) including mucho cerveza!
All in all a great trip and we are looking forward to our next trip to the RST in Feb 14, already booked!