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Great vacation

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We arrived Feb. 11th via Air Transat. Club Class was great as usual. We got thru the airport quick and Hotel Beds our transfer was on time, 20 minutes later we arrived at the Bavaro lobby. We are TC members and were really disappointed as there was no TC rep. there to check us in. The girl that checked us in did a great job even though she was not familiar with how the TC works. Bags got delivered to our room 1968 building 19 next to the beach. This room met all our expectations great terrace with jacuzzi tub, Balinese bed, loungers, chairs and table. The view and sounds of the ocean where fantastic. One word of caution stairs to terrace are steep and narrow when they go around corner watch your footing at all times. We spent all our beach time at the TC beach Denis and Wesley did a great job we never wanted for anything. Never sat by any pools but did look at new adult only pool it looked great. I would have to say our biggest disappointment was the service in RST (Le Chanterelle, Royal Gourmet and RST lobby day bar staff). The food was great at Le Chanterelle great cheese fondues and Chateau Briand but Valentine's day we where there early was seated no menues no beverages had to ask for everything. There was a couple behind us that where completely ignored staff seemed to be bickering all the time. Royal Gourmet staff would walk by never offer coffee and day staff in Royal lobby walked by constantly never asked if we wanted a drink had to go to bar and order our own. We refused to go back and enjoyed the rest of the alacartes, lobby bars and buffets. Here is how we would rate them, the staff at alacartes and buffets always had a smile on their faces and hustled.
1. Steakhouse excellent filet
2. Spanish
3. Mexican
4. Italian
5. Brazilian
6. Bamboo
1.El Behique best coffee service
2.Las Torres
3.La Cathedral
Our butler Victor arranged a special evening at the Bamboo to celebrate our anniversary. There where flowers on our table staff came out singing and dancing brought a cake out with Happy Anniversary on it could only eat a couple of pieces told staff to take back and enjoy amongst themselves. The weather was great there was rain everyday usually 1/2 hour down pours at nite or early morning only had 1/2 a day rained out in 2 weeks. The beach had lots of seaweed poor workers had a hard time keeping up but ocean was still enjoyable. Friends of ours who have been to the resort 14 times said seaweed is the worst they have seen. Hemingway's was always great for a nite cap piano player always great. We must have had a great vacation cause it felt like we where there a month and where ready to come home not sure why still lots of winter. This resort is well groomed and maintained definitely 5 ***** will recommend to anyone.
Thanks to a few people who made our stay enjoyable
Maria - Kept our room spotless
Denis - TC private beach great job
Wesley - Filled in for Denis plus various other jobs for the TC club great job
Victor - Our butler looked after all our requests thanks
Eugene - Filled in for Victor always wanting to give us rides
Carlos - Italian Alacarte
Guillermo - Mexican Alacarte
Luilly & Eduardo - Spanish Alacarte
Alexander - Brazilian Alacarte
Juliana & Leonardo - El Behique Buffet
Stephanie & Carlos - Steakhouse
Yusberkis, Yayai, Yesenia - Spa
2006 Royal Caribbean - Mexican Riviera
2007 Princess - Eastern Caribbean
2008 Holland America - Hawaii
2009 Akumal - Grand Bahia Principe
2010 Mayan - Ocean Turquesa
2011 GP - Royal Suites Yucatan
2011 Holland America - Alaska
2012 GP - Royal Suites Punta de Mita
2013 GP - Lady Hamilton
2014 GP - Royal Suites Turquesa
2015 GP - Bavaro
2016 - :38:
2017 - :38:
2018 - :38:
2019 - :38:
2020 - :7:

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