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Get up early We were at Hodelpa for one week in mid February. My girlfriend and I loved the place. That was our second trip in
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Perfect! We loved the Palace! We started out at the Beach (4 Star) and we were quickly lured over to the Palace by lobster dinn
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We had a great stay!! My family and I had a great stay at this property. The location was our first reason for staying as we had o
Awesome place! My 4     boyfriend and I stayed for a week at LTI. The beach was wonderful, room was clean, food was good, weat
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Can't wait to go back! We stayed in the Iberostar Bavaro from February 20- 27, 2003. We had an amazing time. In our family th
Loved it. Riu Taino is5honestly paradise. And what makes it so good besides the food, drinks, beach, water and weather is the P
Nice hotel for a great4  price We stayed at this hotel from March 13-16, 2003. It is in a great location, the rooms are large and ve
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Best two week all inclusive vacation ever! We spent 12 days at the Melia Caribe from Feb. 23 to March 6 and would recommen
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You get what you pay for We just returned today and our experience was okay. Most of our problems related to service and the
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Where is the Teen Club? Went there for March break with my two teenager girls (13 and 17). They were anxious to meet other
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Be warned The only good thing about this hotel is the location -- right in the heart of the French Quarter, easy access to everyth
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Best Vacation EVER.... Absolutely amasing... My parents are dominican and I've visited Santo Domingo, DR plenty of times gro
                        whiners! This place kicks a** I would spend the rest of my life in Punta Cana! Breezes is awsome. I really
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Unforgettable I arrived at Grand Paradise with my parents and was thinking that it was only going to be a beach vacation but it w
Awesome vacation!! 5    Wow...I read the reviews on this site and I expected everything in this hotel to be awful because of all the c
Mostly Positive, but...3The positives: Great beach, staff, room, weather, and grounds. Good food, pools, and fun. The negatives
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Avoid Staying Here My personal experience at this particular Sleep Inn has been a very bad one. My flight arrived in the city at 9
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We're going back We were at Secrets about a year ago when it was Royal Uvero Alto, and ABSOLUTELY loved it. It is, bar non
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It was just okay The rooms were a little musty smelling, but overall not too bad. The food was not as good as expected. The on
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it was great After reading some of the reviews, I have to wonder where some of these people were staying or maybe did they d
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Thank goodness for the pool bar Our problems started upon check in - All was fine at the desk but when we went to the room t
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Very Pleased Dear Travelers, We just returned from Riu Taino on March 17, 2003 after a 8 day trip. I just have to say that I fou
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Fantastic Time We enjoyed our vacation at the Melia Caribe Tropical Resort immensely. The facility is very clean, even the bea
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The Dominican Republics Resort of the good, the bad and the ugly Bavaro Princess The Dominican Republics Resort of the go
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Frightening I booked 1 rooms at Casa Mathiesen in San Juan for nights in March of 2003. I had been looking for a relatively che
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Best Vacation Spot Ever There was 3 of us girls that went and we had the time of our lifes. When we arrived and checked in th
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If You Have Major Complaints You Need Help! We spent a lot of time reading all the reviews before we left. The grounds are su
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Watch for Administrative Problems We spent 2 weeks here on our Honeymoon. We reserved a king size bed and were expecti
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Nice place, good location We went to New Orleans during Mardis Gras, and we stayed at the Hilton for 2 nights and then at the
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The most wonderful resort in Dominican The pool is absolutely unbelievable! The rooms are as well! The staff if very courteous
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nice ocean ,warm weather We arrived early.There was a long line up at the front desk.We were given a room right away.The de
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Paradise We traveled to Natura Park Resort and Spa from March 11-18 and had a fabulous time. I cannot understand what som
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Fabulous except.... The hotel was fabulous all the way around! (the rooms, pool, lobby, gardens) The beach was pristine and in
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Great Trip! We had a great trip to Punta Cana. The Melia Caribe Tropical was a wonderful hotel. The staff was so nice and did
A great resort to lose3  weight! Travelled the week of March 14-21, 2003. I have plenty to say about this resort. I'll tell you the bes
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loved occidental flamenco bavara punta cana It was the best vacation we ever had. The beach, people, food ,entertainment we
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The Best Vacation Ever! We arrived at night so the shows were all finished but we were still able to have a good time at the dis
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a cute place I was just there last week on Spring Break, even though I only stayed for one night, I thought it was pretty nice. We
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Nightmare at Condado! If I could give this hotel NO rating I would. It was a terrible experience. Our room was mediocre at best
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Is Natura Park For You? Stayed at Natura Park 3/16 - 3/23. First of all, was almost scared off from this resort by some of the re
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secret excellance was xcellant We just returned from 7 days at secrets excellance and we could not be happier. Our room was
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Not impressed This place was just OK. Nothing more. All the reviews I had read about the food were absolutely true. Our favori
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Are you ready to relax in paradise? This is rather lengthy......After reading many reviews and spending hours on line checking o
Caution from Bavaro 1   Princess I am writing this letter to inform you of the Terrible Vacation we just experienced in the BAVARO
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best 8 days I have ever had! The Riu Bambu was a beautiful hotel with an excellent staff. Everyone was so freindly and helpful.
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nice area but small rooms! Outside tourist area, you need a cab to go to city centre!! Nice area, neer shops like Gucci etc but i
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the best our stay at the melia caribe was fantastic,we stayed 2 weeks and it was the best 2 weeks of our lives.the pools and gro
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Just GO.. I am almost speachless. Sunscape is the best resort that I have ever been to. The food is good. The American Grill s
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disappointed I have stayed at many Ritz Carlton properties and this was NOT the norm. Checked into a oceanfront room, view
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Nasty! I was very dissapointed! I was visiting New Orleans during the SEC Tournament. I asked for a none smoking room whic
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Pretty is not enough My husband and I stayed at the Melia from March 17-24. We were disappointed with this place and will no
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Liana a good choice Hotel Liana is a fifteen minute walk from the Duomo, but the price, the staff and the room made it worth th
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Ritz Carlton Just So-So This Ritz Carlton does not live up to the chain's reputation. Our room was so small that furniture had to
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Great Beach, That's all First time visitors to Dominican Republic. Went there with open mind looking for great beaches and lots
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Le Cirque was horrid1 room was lousy. I arrived late and was too exausted to notice that the bed had a filthy (with vomit from
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Bad Customer service Room service was bad, service in the restaurant was slow, location isn't all that great, (if you want to go
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The god the bad and3 ugly The good: The beach was great the staff were very friendly, the resort was in pretty good shape.
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Excellant We have just got back from the Bavaro Palace it was woderful. We read the negative reviews and so was a little nerv
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the best staff amazing place to be I have not been away, For awhile, what a remember when walking of the bus from the airpor
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Real Paradise We just returned from a two weeks vacation at Grand Paradise Bavaro and we'll like to recommend everybody w
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Well Done!! Very good hotel. The staff very helpfull. I'll tell you why. On the way home from hotel my friend forgot his passport h
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Fabulous and Magnificent Resort! We just returned from a week at Paradisus and found it to be truly wonderful! We were so pl
Perfect vacation We 5  visited Natura Park from March 15-22, 2003 with four teenagers ages 14-20, and we loved it! The hotel is
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Brilliant Belvedere I booked the belvedere on reading the reviews here and comparing to amongst others the New Yorker and M
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Very adequate My wife and I have just returned from a short break in Amsterdam, and having stayed at the Botel we must say,
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Nice Hotel We stayed here a year ago when the hotel was undergoing its renovation, but even then it was a great place to stay.
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Suitably Named My husband and spent 8days/ 7nights at Secrets Excellence in Punta Cana during mid March of 2003. We live
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I wish I was there right now! I had an AMAZING time at the Riu Bambu, I came back on the 17th of March and I still want to be
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The WEEK of my life! We flew into Punta Cana on Weds, March 19th. (First hint.......if you can swing a Weds to Weds vacation
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I recommend the sunscape My Husband and I went to the Sunscape Grand March 1/2003 after many months of deciding wher
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3/24-3/28/03 Great place to vacation if....... Grand Paradise is an absolutely beautiful resort. No one will ever be able to dispute
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The Most Fabulour Vacation Ever! My husband and I stayed at the Riu Naiboa 3/19 - 3/26, we have nothing but great things to
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First timmer to Hawaii This was my first time to Hawaii and staying at the Hilton was great. The rooms and service were outstan
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the best vacation! We stayed at the Fiesta Bavaro from March,20-March,27. We loved this resort. This was are second trip to P
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Oh, Yes BeachThe beach is beautiful and long and winding. White sand. Clear blue water. If you're an adventurer walk down th
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Rooms Stink Of Cigarette Smoke If your not used to anything better then i suppose its a good value hotel close to all amenities
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My one week Vacation Hola muchacho'sMy wife and I have just returned back from our one week trip to Punta Cana, we staye
for your health, bring 2your own food We had same experience as Canadien reviewer the week of March 22, 2003. Nice facility,
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great vacation My husband and I just got back from Punta Cana. We were there from March 23,2003-March 30, 2003 and stay
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Stay at the Club Miguel! This was my first trip to the Dominican Rep. and my sister and I stayed at the Occidental Flamenco Ba
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you have to read this! I have been to a huge ammount of hotels and i can tell you from experience that this one should be looke
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We loved Secrets ! My wife and I visited Punta Cana and stayed at Secrets from March 12-19, 2003. What a great vacation spo
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Great Hotel My daughter and I just returned from Punta Cana, D.R. We had a wonderful time, resort was elegant, trip was long
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Complain Complain.... I just came back on March 30th and have to comment on how bizarre it is that people complain so much
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I'll be back Wow! The people at this hotel where great! I stay at many Holiday Inns. sometimes you get a good one sometimes
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Great vacation in the5 My parents, sister, her boyfriend, my girlfried, and I visited the Dominican Republic from March 6 to 13
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Food poisoning week We really liked the resort, the way its spread out. It is very romantic at night, with the walks along the path
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All got sick A wonderful resort except out of the 6 adults, 5 got sick. So each of us lost a day in bed. One required a trip to resor
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Great Hotel, Highly Reccommend It! My husband and I visited the Paradisus hotel in October of 2001, right after 9/11. We were
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LOVED DR By far the best vacation ever. Went out there with 6 friends all of us between ages of 19-25 and we all loved it. The
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Damn Mosquitos I went during spring break (March 18th through the 23rd) and had an incredible time with my girlfriend. I was v
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Not What I Thought We stayed at Iberostar Bavaro March, 15-22, 2003. We were pleasantly surprised when the bus that was c
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Breezes Punta Cana-Money Well Spent Three single girls in their late 20's and early 30's went to Breezes for a girls weekend.
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All that a vacation is supposed to be ! My wife and I have been to nine resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and our week spen
great vacation, great 5location we just returned from a 8 day vacation at the grand paradise resort. we could not have asked for
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Fantastic...travelled with young child there Our family stayed at the Riu Bambu from March 24 to 31st. We have one 3 year old
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Under renovation, Everything could be cleaner, Great location, Close to Ocean Beach showReview(929130, 'full');
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Francis, Tico, No帽o, Rafael, Alessandra, Ivelisse, Chagi, Xavier Nice hotel, great beach, fantastic food!!! We met Francis, Ti
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Loved It! I had the best time at this hotel! The BOB was great and the restaurant/bar (Tiki's) was phenomenal! Not to mention t
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Administrative Issues The Best Western Executive Park Hotel is an average place to stay (though a bit far from downtown) with
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Relaxing We are in our early sixties and we found it very relaxing. we were there 11 days which was great but the food did get a
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Never Again Not to belittle the facilities..the rooms were fine, had a very nice oceanview room in Blgd 5. Upon arrival check-in
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Not a 4 star Hotel!!!!!!! We stayed here the end of March 2003. This is definitely not a 4 star hotel as it is rated everywhere. I wo
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Do Not Go! Do not let the price of this (Hotel?) fool you. Upon buying and confirming our reservations via a Hotel search sight,
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Send some 'Mama Juana' Had a great time...DONT drink the water..I don't know why , they say don't and I believe them! It doe
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Wonderful Resort We just left that wonderful resort. We had a great stay. I would like to express my compliments about our ma
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Beautiful beach, baby-friendly staff! We went with our 6 month old for a week in mid-Feb. and we just had an awesome time. T
Great times for all!!! I5just arrived home from Punta Cana on April 3rd. I spent one week at the Melia Caribe Tropical with my en
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The vacation from Hell Look, I don't want to seem like all we did was complain to these people, but that was just about the only
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Good times at Sunscape! We stayed at the Sunscape March 22, 2003 to the 29th. We were a group of 3 families, 13 people, a
Don't Go Here! What1a Dump! I read that this hotel has been remodeled which is so far from the truth. We just returned from a
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beautiful resort A great resort, very clean and gone to great efforts to stay that way. The food was excellent and so were the dri
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Can't wait to get back to the Fiesta Bavaro My wife and I vacationed at the Fiesta Bavaro March 26-April 2, 2003. We had a wo
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Relaxing 3 day vacation We had a really nice 3 days. The RIU Bambu was a beautiful place. The beach was wonderful. Didn't h
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Best vacation ever This is the place to stay if you want to be surrounded by paradise, great friendly staff, and nice rooms. This w
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Got Married Hello everyone. I never write reviews but considering I was married at this resort I figured I better. My vacation was
Truly is Paradise! My5husband and I spend 8 wonderful days at this resort. We had spent many days looking at the reviews on
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Wonderful Vacation!!! Just returned from a seven night trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Melia Caribe resort was great.
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I thoroughly recommend it I booked our room after reading very good reviews of this hotel on tripadvisor and travelocity. It's a s
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This resort is fabulous!!! Got teen age kids? This place is the place to go. We took our 3 sons ages 14, 16 23. Service was exc
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Decent for a convenience stay Stayed here after getting in one night late and having an early AM connection the next day. The
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Get A Life - A Great Hotel I was apprehensive going here after reading the reviews- having just returned I feel the critics are nu
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A self-contained village LTI Sol de Plata is about 20 minutes' drive from the airport, and conveniently situated on its own penins
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Hated it! This resort (if you can call it that) was horrible. Upon arrival only two clerks were checking in a swarm of new arrivals.
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excellent !! I have never stayed in a better hotel. Their animation staff does such an excellent job. Alfredo rocks on !!!
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Pleasant overall I spent 7 days at Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort in Punta Cana DR with my best girlfriend. We are both living in
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Great Getaway Spot 4 am writing this review for people who are wondering what to expect and aren't getting enough from the R
Great beach We just 5    came back today from Punta Cana. Great hotel and gorgeous beach. The nicest beach I ever saw. If you
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Off the beaten path Nice, quaint hotel in a residential area slightly north and west of the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees
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Excellent!! Excellent!!! Excellent!!!!! I just got back from my honeymoon in Melia. Everything went perfect and does not compar
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Not a 5 star hotel! Don't drink the water and watch what you eat! Long lines, not user friendly. Grounds were beautiful. Staff ind
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Four star? We stayed at the four star Fenice Palace in March 2003 and were absolutely baffled as to how this place managed t
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DISGUSTED WITH SOME OF THE COMMENTS I just wanted to make a few comments. If you notice, all or most of the bad r
Very relaxing; Had a 4  great time My husband a I stayed at the Sunscape April 4- 11th. Our first trip to the Domican Republic and
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It was Bomb! I went to Punta Cana on my Senior Spring Break with eight other girls and it was the best time I have ever had! N
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Great Vacation Destination! My friend and I stayed at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace for a short, 3 night getaway, and that certainly
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Well above average Just returned for Waikiki 4/03 Have been to Waikiki before and thought Aston was perfect! Free breakfast
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Relax Had a great time. Yes, some do not speak english well but they tried or found someone who did. Remember, YOU travel
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Could be nice but isn't We stayed for four days over Thanksgiving in 2002. For New Orleans the price is great however if you p
Kids, Kids, and More2    Kids!!! POSITIVES: Great pools. good size rooms, many restaurants in which to choose. Shows every nig
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It was beautiful, but not worth it! We spent one week at the Melia Caribe for our honeymoon. I was excited to travel to Punta Ca
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Exceeded Expectations I booked the Belvedere based on information I found online. The staff at this hotel not only exceeded m
Better give this one a1miss DO NOT STAY HERE! We booked this '4 star' Hotel for a single night stay in Florence. I would rate
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A little disappointed My fiancee and I were very disappointed with this resort, we travel quite a bit and we felt the Riu Bambu wa
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Good and Bad The hotel was very well maintained and attended to. Food was plentiful but some items were questionalble. The
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What A Vacation! We just got back from the beautiful sands of PuntaCana..April 5-April 12 Stayed at the Palace..Nice rooms..v
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Dauphine Orleans, New Orleans Spent four days there the last of march and loved it. Great location, nice breakfast, good servi
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Fun, relaxation Me and 9 of my friends just spent 1 week at the Grand Paradise. We were in awe when we arrived, because of
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Worst Vacation Ever 1 fiancee and I stayed at the Bavaro Princess from April 8 through the 13th. Having just gotten engaged
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excellent My boyfriend an I just got back from an excellent vacation at the Riu Naiboa, April 5-12,2003. It was the best vacation
Welcome to Hell The1entire trip was a disaster short and sweet:#1)Staff was rude, did not go out of their way to help and clearly
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Great time at Le Cirque I had the opportunity to stay at Le Cirque Hotel for an entire week. The rooms were clean at all times a
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Great Break in the Sun I was here with my husband and son from April 5th to 12th. We really enjoyed ourselves and were very
2nd Honeymoon The5hotel and its grounds were beautiful. My wife and i stayed at the bavaro april 4th thru 11th. We had an aw
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This resort is a Treasure! This resort is one of the best vacation spots we have been to and we'll definitely return. The grounds
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Home away from home! I work for a major computer company in Washington D.C. Over the past year and a half my colleagues
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No better place to stay!! If you want old world luxury combined with new world amenities, I recommend that on your next visit to
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All We Can Say is Wonderful My Boyfriend and I went for the second year in a row to The Hodelpa Caribe Club Now known as
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I loved it! My friend and i stayed at bavaro princess in january. We absolutely loved it! We are both seventeen so i wanted to wr
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A grown-up, untouristy and very well-located pied-a-terre This worked out wonderfully. It's not fancy, but it's businesslike, clean
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Bellow average Do your self a favor, don't go to Sunscape if you don't want to be sick with diarrhea and disappointed with bad f
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If you reserve via Internet Beware If only I had found this site before I made my reservation at the Cotton Exchange! But at leas
Love it Unbelievable,5  one of the best vacation spots I have every been to. No reservations needed at restaurants (who wants re
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It was jsut fine My fiance and I stayed here during the Final Four recently. The hotel itself is very different - very art deco. We ar
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Needs a bit of work done We spent two nights in the Art'Otel Ermelerhaus in April 2003. The design of the place is great, but w
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What is the truth? I read reviews on this site prior to vacationing and had very mixed feelings because I saw both very bad and
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Wow! another week in paradise! What are all the complaints we are reading about this absolutlely beautiful resort? We just got
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A Wonderful Hotel This is an excellent hotel. I had a really nice stay and the best sleep that I have ever had in a hotel bed. The
don't expect anything1from management Sorry to say, this is bellow average resort (not a 4 star) with dirty beach and water (gla
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Very Happy Great hotel for the $$ - perfect location, felt safe walking everywhere, rooms were small but tastefully decorated an
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Wouldn't go back, but good enough for an affordable all-inclusive. My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bavaro Princess from April 6
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Decadence at the LeCirque As a hospitality professional I have the oportunity to stay at many types of Hotels. I recently had the
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good vacation We spent a week at the breezes in Punta Cana with my wife and two kids, aged nine. I had done some research
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Beautiful grounds All 4 all it was a nice experience. The food was sub par but the japanese restaurant was great. There was in
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Great Value Booked 4 H10 Bavaro through a travel agency. This was our 2nd trip to this resort. Flew out of Boston, MA. Trip
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Not a luxury trip! Spent a week at the Iberostar Bavaro. The facilities were overall fair...room was fine. No clocks and the power
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Beautiful beach My boyfriend and I just returned from an eight day trip to the palace. It turned into a six day trip because of the
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unaccomodating in every aspect I am 40 yrs old and my husband I traveled with a large group over Spring Break, there were S
IT WAS AWESOME 5       Hello, for all the people who wrote bad things about this hotel are WRONG. Ok there are trains to go to th
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Decent Downtown Option For the modest price, this is a decent option in downtown Seattle. The rooms were pretty plain, as ex
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Not bad at all After reading some bad reviews I thought this place was going to be a a bit grubby, but its actually quite nice, clea
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Best location in the city My friends and I had a wonderful weekend at Le Cirque. The location couldn't be better...easy access to
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A disappointment We stayed at the Wind Chimes in April 2003. After reading the reviews in this section we looked forward to a
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okay but not great. This is a decent hotel but nothing spectacular. The pool is small and cold with limited seating. The hotel staf
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Great Place Me and my family we spent the most wonderful 3 days vacation. We are planning to go back in a few months back
Great fun at Hotel Le5   Cirque The Krewe of Muses selected Hotel Le Cirque as the place to stay post 2003 parade and we had a
Better than expected4   Just came back with the wife and kids age 9 and 5 from April 11 to the 19. Made arrangements through T
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Sunscape Leaves a Little To Be Desired My first trip to the Dominican Republic with three friends was In June of 2002. We boo
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Pleasantly Surprised 4 husband and I recently returned from a 5 day day stay at the Paradisus. I had read a number of negati
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Family Vacation We just came back from our vacation and like the rest of you read all the reviews. I was skeptical about the Me
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Punta Cana '03 I spent 7 AMAZING days at the hotel. it's the nicest resort i've ever been to. It's a trip i will NEVER forget
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Great Hotel Myself and my two sisters stayed in the Belevdere and found it was ideal not only the hotel itself but the staff were g
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Le Pavillon is Wonderful! My husband and I stayed at Le Pavillon for our honeymoon in early April, 2003. We stumbled across i
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Think before you book I have been to Punta Cana before and loved it, but this resort made me rethink my plans here again. I w
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Iberostar Punta Cana Recently returned from a one week stay and have never had a better time in my life.Good food,Good Boo
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Do NOT stay here if you want quality This was promoted as a 5-star resort. It is at best a 2-3 star resort by american standards
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An incredible Property The hotel is an incredible property. I travel extensively both nationally and internationally and this propert
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Sorry I spent my money there.... My daughter and I went to the DR from 4/14/4/19. We made the big mistake of staying at this r
Bourbon orleans We 1    stayed at the Bourbon Orleans from April 17th, 2003 to April 21st, 2003. At check in the lobby looks beaut
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Best Vacation Ever!!!!! My husband, son and I just got back from our stay at the Riu Naiboa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republi
Be there in April 18th42003 The food is very good. The rooms clean. The sea has cristal water. You can snorkel just in front of t
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Great Trip We stayed at the Melia From April 5 - 13, 2003. I am going to try to avoid duplicating anything that previous reviewer
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A Real Relaxing Vacation Just returned from the Iberostar Punta Cana during Easter week. My family had a wonderful vacation
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A great find We just got back from a wonderful time in N.O. This was my third trip to the city, but my first to the Dauphine. While
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Best bar in town Stayed 8 nights at hotel Le Cirque and felt at home at once. Perfect location if you - like me - don't care too mu
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Paradise!!! Punta Cana and the Occidental Grand Flamenco are absolutely paradise!!! The beaches are filled with white sand,
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Hola!!! Best place ever!! Where do I start??? This resort was beyond words in my opinion. Myself and my boyfriend went with a
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The worst trip I've ever been on! Decided to visit here after reading that this was one of the 2003 Best Resorts Rated. What a jo
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SUPER PLACE / Naiboa My wife and I went to Punta Cana in April 2003, first off we would like to thank everyone for taking tim
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One night at the Aston Waikiki Beach We stayed one night in April 2003 at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. This is a colorfully d
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wonderful vacation We stayed at the Sunscape Punta Cana the week of March 22-29. I don't know what happened at the hotel
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Happy Days Amstel Botel is the place to stay, with friendly staff and lovely views. After staying there with friends and having a s
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never fogotten placee if you never been you have to go, a time you will never forget, so much to do,so much to eat, so much to
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Bad and Good My husband and I arrived, along with another couple in Punta Cana on April 17th, hoping that none of the review
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Mangu Disco Teka ..best club in the world We actually stayed at LTI and loved it.....next trip to Punta Cana we are staying here
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Not what we expected After reading the rave reviews, my husband and I expected a lot more from this inn. First the positiives--
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great for the price I was concerned when I read some negative reviews, but after staying there a week It was worth it all. You pa
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iffy A beautiful place with average food. however, we were forever having to get out room pass re- scanned, the toilet was not w
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Wonderful! After reading some of the reviews on this site, I was nervous for my 7 day trip to Riu Taino. I have to say, I don't kno
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A dream come true Fantastic holiday, we went sept 2002 for two weeks,lovely beaches, fantastic food never seen so much, we
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Extremely Nice Grounds Since i saw some of the reviews of this place i had second thoughts about my up vacation coming up.
Awesome place First4a bit about me, 27 yr old male, I have been to many all-inclusive destinations as well lots of travelling arou
Isn't it romantic? We 5  stayed here for our honeymoon and Jazz Fest...it was a lovely experience. The rooms are beautiful, and th
Loved Every Minute. 5   Spent 5 nights in early April 2003.We even loved the snow New York provided.We throughly enjoyed our s
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Mostly a terrific trip! My wife and I went to Secrets the week of April 19-26, 2003 with my sister and hubby and my cousin and h
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Aston Waikiki Beach4 Great Experience The location of this hotel is great - right on Waikiki Beach (well, across the street, but
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Will never go back Visited April 13-21 with my husband and 11 year old son. The worst travel experience ever!! The location of
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European point of view - great club !!! After having read all the reviews of you Northern Americans, I would like to add somethin
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Great Vacation- Review from a teen Im 16 years old and stayed at the Occidental with my family and friends. We all had a grea
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beautiful design ,great hotel The Hotel Le cirque is a beautifully designed hotel with a very modern sleek trendy decor , fully equ
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This Is a Deserved Review Not knowing what to expect after seeing the reviews posted, I was anxious to find sun and fun, yet a
wonderful stay I was 4  lucky enough to stay at the ESJ in San Juan for 3 months, while working down there. The people were ver
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Please Don't Go To The Melia! PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS HOTEL ! THE FOOD IS SIMPLY HORRENDOUS - N
                        5
Fun and Sun This was our first all-inclusive trip and don't think we could have asked for anything more. While the weather didn'
                        5
Don't Know how some complain! My wife and I just returned from Punta Cana and our stay at the Natura Park Resort. We arriv
                        5
Perfect spot It's a beautiful villa with all the basic amenities possible. The pool is perfect for staying cool. The bar/restaurant is c
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Awsome Vacation I just got back from Punta Cana two days ago and I thought it was a great vacation. I'm 18 so going there ov
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Beautiful resort, but... We found the H10 (whick is now called Ocean Bavaro, by the way, since being bought by a new owner) t
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it doesent get any better nothing i can say can do justice to how beautiful this hotel is if you are undecided about where to go ,G
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It was very nice In general, it was very nice. On territory everything close:beach, our room, food, bar.Beach was not croudy. We
                        5
Spectacular grounds...Fabulous vacation! Our group of twelve (2 families) all had a wonderful time! Glad that the negative revie
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Extremely disappointed I just returned from Punta Cana where I spent one week at the Paradisus All-inclusive resort. The exter
seashell We had the 5    best trip to the Hodelpha Caribe Club (now the Caribe Club Princess) between April 20 and 27th. This all-i
                        5
Fantastic, Great, Wonderful! Me and my family and some of relatives went there on March Break 2003. We had a wonderful tim
                        5
A Touch of Class This hotel won me over from the minute we arrived.The place is immaculately kept - the setting is naturally st
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From 5 star to a three star This was our third time at this resort. The first two time it was like being in heaven . But this time it w
                        5
Loved the Iberostar Bavaro We traveled to Punta Canta during our springbreak this year March 16 - 22, 2003. There were 4 of
Oh Boy. Me and two 2    other people stayed at this gorgeous hotel the week of April 22-29th...We landed on a Tuesday and took th
                        4
A Great Getaway Resort! Just came back from this resort today. I read the reviews prior to making my decision to go and thoug
                        5
Would Stay Here Again! Unlike some of the previous reviews I thought this place was great. I stayed here for 5 days and loved
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Disrespectful, Deceitful, Rude Our trip was from April 21, 2003 thru April 28, 2003. Upon arrival to the PALACE, (10:00 p.m.) w
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Nothing to worry about if you go to the Bavaro Princess What are all the complaints about? We were getting concerned about t
Was OK I was at the 3    Barcelo Palace from April 22/03 to April 29/03. Weather: Great no rain!Hotel: Very beautiful, though the on
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Palace is clean , not the food The Palace is definetley the nicest out of all the Barcelo resorts.A lot of people got bumped out of
                        4
Fabulous Beaches We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Iberostar Dominicana in Punta Cana. These beaches were some
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Stay away from this dump! Having made the mistake of staying at the Botel myself, I would encourage others to learn from my
                        5
Belvedere didn't disappoint My 15 year old daughter and I, along with a family friend visited New York the second week of April.
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Riu Taino was a disappointment We stayed (myself, wife and 9 year old) at Riu Taino from April 7 to 14th of 2003 and we regre
Fun as Sunscape My4husband, myself and 5yr old daughter visited Sunscape April 6 - 13. We had a great time. The resort is lo
                        2
Tale of 2 Trips The Bavaro is a nice resort but in no way is it 5 stars as it is billed. It is a 3+ star hotel, the decor is nice but do n
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good all round place 4 arrival at the airport the heat was great, glad we got our visas though there we big queues as 2 planes
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On a scale of 1 to 105 a 12!! I have traveled to every continent and seen many different resorts and all kinds of hotels. My wife
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Hotel in the sky The Hotel Sofitel is situated on the top 20 or so floors of a 50 level building. Lobby on the ground floor is in the
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5 star hotel? It was our honneymoon. We stayed for two weeks at Melia Caribe. We both are so sad we chose this hotel. We ev
                        5
We can;t wait to go back I went on an all girls only trip to Punta Cana, March 7, 2003, We can't wait to go back in three months
                        5
Excellent We just returned from the Palace, we had a terrific time. There was plenty of good food and drinks. The rooms were c
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Great resort with a seagrass beach We stayed at Sunscape March 29 - April 5. After reading many reviews about the pristine b
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OMG ThE bEsT pLaCe EvEr!! I had the best time ever when I went to the Sirenis Hotels! I went with my family and a lot of my c
                        3
What a Pity! After reading all of the great reviews and the hotel website, I made travel arrangements for an 8 day vacation to re
                        5
Had A Great Time!!!!!! I stayed at Sunscape April 9-16 2003 with my mom ,dad and brother.Upon arrival at Sunscape you ente
                        5
Great Hotel Stayed at Loft 523 for Mardis gras 2003, and it is spectacular. Rooms are huge, with all the latest bells and whistles
                        2
OK if You are a Snob I wanted to have a special dinner for my partner and myself for our first anniversary. I saw on the net an o
                        5
Goin Back! Went to Sirenis in April of 2002 and we had a great time. The people where friendly and the service was excellent.
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Horrilbe food and bottom shelf booze I came to the palace with a very open mind about the food. But it was still very dissapointi
the village was more 4  than we expected Our tropical vacation was more than we had anticipated. The grounds were an experien
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Nasty, nasty hotel This hotel is just filthy. The floor in our room had never been vaccuumed in the corners nor along the basebo
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A 5 star? The resort is probably one of the better resorts to stay at in punta cana. But street cats, cockroaches and the quality o
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Beautiful beach, but not going back Just returned last night from a week of laying on the beach. I had expected more from this
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Very Nice My husband and I just returned from the Paradisus and had a wonderful time. We were a little concerned after readin
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Great Place, Bad Food First, the Palace is magnificently kept. The grounds are spotless and the service is good. The rooms we
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a nice change Our first room was awful rm # 1004 backed to the elevators, old loud elevators. You could hear everything being
                        5
Best ever! coming from a world travleer I have traveld all over the U.S.,( Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachussettss, New Jer
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Pretty good, but not 4 star material We only had a one night stay at the Wyndham Condado, in April 2003. We traveled on to an
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Robbed in first 48 hours! Robbed in first 48 hours! The first night we arrived we had a problem with our safe and contacted sec
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Four STAR? We stayed here the end of February 2003 after the renovations were done. The rooms are NOT CHEAP here for
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very nice resort My husband and I recently went the the Melia for a 3 night stay, April 26 -29th, 2003. The check in went very sm
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Don't eat, Don't drink, be wary... Just got back from a five-day visit. Over two hundred people.. many got sick from the food. To
                        5
Great time After reading these reviews, my husband and I had decided to go with an open mind. We went for 4 days with a gro
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Hotel, food good-check in awful Let me say first, the rooms, hotel and grounds are beautiful. Much cleaner and greener than th
                        5
Excellent hotel for the money This was our final hotel out of three during our stay in the Hawaiin islands, and we couldn't have a
                        5
GREAT TIME! My husband and i stayed at Sirenis Resort from April 28 to May 5 for our honeymoon .....and let me just say...it w
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Beautiful - except for 3 food Well what can I say, we read all the reviews and knew what we were getting in to!! We were sma
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Never To return!! Horrible!! Totally disgusted, Problems from day 1 and nothing ever done. First it was a faulty Safe key for one
                        2
Certainly not 5* We went there last year - it was OK, the beach was beautiful. Unfortunately, I agree with the negative reviews -
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A Wonderful Hotel--Great Location We stayed at the Dauphine Orleans the last week of April 2003 - it was a wonderful stay. Ro
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Nice Resort, Suggestions We stayed at the Westin Rio Mar over Easter Vacation. The place is beautiful, the service is good. T
The Best Time Ever! 5   Myself and a friend, my 2 daughters and each a friend (6 girls) travelled here April 13 - 20th. It is fabulous
Don't stay at the Ritz 1Carlton San Juan This hotel is near the airport and is really better for business than pleasure. The rooms
                        5
Top Notch Resort! MY husband and I just returned from an amazing week in the Dominican. (Apr.27-May4th) We have stayed
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No 6 star resort!! This is my second time traveling to Punta Cana. My boyfriend and I stayed at Secrets from April 25-April 30th
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OK hotel - but find someplace else to eat! Over the winter school break we flew into San Juan on JetBlue (wonderful airline) fro
location was superb, 5  people were very helpful and pleasant Just got back from Amsterdam-first time. Grrrrreat city. Found this
A Pleasant Stay The 4   Ariele is in a peaceful section of the city, two blocks from the Arno River. A beautiful ten minute walk to the
                        5
Give the poor dominicans a break! I expected less than what I got at the Bavaro Palace. The people were nicer than any Ameri
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Beautiful and low key get away Breezes hotel and resort was all it advertised. Punta Cana is a beautiful place to relax and get a
                        4
Great Time Seven great days at Grand Paradise Bavara with eight other girlfriends. It was the ultimate vacation. The staff were
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A bit disappointed! My boyfriend and I went to Secrets from 4/29-5/4. We relied on these reviews going so we figured we'd write
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lots of fun , lots of sun We went to Amhsa Marina Grand Paradise Bavaro All Inclusive from April 29 to May 6, and we had a lot
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Barcelo Bavaro DIAHARREA We returned from the Palace tonight, had a meal at home and miraculously, we are no longer sic
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2 Weeks of Fun in the Sun! Hello my fellow Sun Go-ers! My boyfriend and I travelled to the Bambu March 31-April 14. We had
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Good Weather, Bad Service! (Among Other Things) Ok. Just got back from a 7 day trip to the Melia Caribe Tropical, in Punta C
                        5
We will definitely go back to Secrets!! My husband and I just arrived back from Secrets today (5/10). We had a WONDERFUL
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Great Resort but.... Beach: Wonderful, white sand, sparkling blue water(baby blue), long and you can walk for miles if you wish
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Not Bad, Could be Better This is the first time me and my girlfriend have been on a carribean vacation so we didnt have anythin
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Wow! What a great place !! I just returned from Paradisus, Punta Cana last night.. Before the trip I was very upset with the neg
Moderate at Best My3   husband and I visited Secrets for a week beginning December 27th. The resort is beautiful and well kept.T
                       5
Had and awsome time and will be returning!!! I just returned home from a 2 week vacation at this hotel. Myself and 23 others w
                       5
Ahmsa-Amazed! Wow! After reading other people's poor rating reviews I am astonished!!! The hotel was gorgeous, the service
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Loved Loved The Outrigger Reef We stayed at the Outrigger in 2001 for our 20th anniversary and were so very happy. We requ
                       5
Pampered Like a Prince at Le Pavillon Overall, Fabulous! My stay at Le Pavillon is one of the top things I remember about my t
                       5
Absolutly excellent! My husband and I just returned home today from Secrets. We were there from May 5-May 12. First of all...t
Loved Le Pavillion in 5New Orleans This was my second stay at Le Pavillion and like my first is was a wonderful experience. I pa
                       2
Not impressed ! BEWARE, I am writing so I can let other travellers know the experience I had. First of all, the airline lost my lug
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Best Hotel My friend 5 I booked our vacation through Expedia and booked our stay for a week in April 2003. Booking a hotel
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Excellence? I Don't Think So... As soon as we arrived at the resort for check in, we were told by the front desk that the van that
Pleasant Stay During4Jazz Fest Stayed three nights, Thursday-Sunday the first weekend of Jazz Fest. Was a featured Expedia
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Not what it was cracked up to be!! To make a long story short? Spend your hard earned money elsewhere! When we arrived in
                       5
Never wanted to leave I had an amazing time!! Every day I look at one of the hand paintings that I bought (which is hanging on
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Relax! Enjoy yourself! I just came back from staying the weekend at the Melia Caribe Tropical. Before I left Friday, I read the re
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Fabulous honeymoon at the Palace I went to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace last summer for my honeymoon in August 2002. My hu
Best Honeymoon we5     could have hoped for My wife and I just got back from a WONDERFUL week at the Melia Caribe. The gro
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Wonderful Vacation This was a great resort! Traveled to several other all-inclusives in the caribbean and this was by far one of
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Loved It!! The accomodations and service were top notch. The rooms were breathtaking and extremely comfortable. The locati
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Fantastic Holiday We just had an amazing week at The Iberostar Dominicana. As we were travel agents we decided on Domini
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have a wonderful time under the sun Bring lots of sun block! The weather in this part of the Dominican Republic is incredibly su
                       5
Incredible My husband and I just returned from 2 weeks at the Iberostar Bavaro (April 26 - May 10/03). It was our second time i
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oh my We had the best vacation of our lives here. :The staff were wonderfull and the food was out of this world. try their paella,
                       My
A Fabulous Vacation5 husband and I just returned from our wonderful honeymoon vacation in the Dominican Republic. The P
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Terrible! I've never had a worse experience at a hotel, and I travel a lot for business. The place is a dive...old, dirty and grungy.
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Sketchy We went there and checked out asap... it is a bad neibourhood...perhaps acceptable if you go in large groups but othe
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Four stars? The reception staff at this hotel were friendly but the hotel was hardly a four star. Our room was big, and the double
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what's thge deal with5 bad reviews what's the deal with all the bad reviews? we stayed at secrets may 3 thru the 10 and had
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Belvedere was just home from home My sister and I stayed at the Belvedere for 5 nights in April 2003. We were extremely plea
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Very relaxing My friend and I visited Sunscape May 9-12, 2003. We went for a short weekend - we treated ourselves for Mothe
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Amazing! Fifteen of us stayed at the RIU Taino from April 26 to May 03, 2003 and loved it! The food was good but the buffet did
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A wonderful Vacation We stayed at the Melia during the last week of April. After reading many of these reviews, I was quite ner
                       5
Best Resort Ever_ We Will Never Forget It! Ohla! This was the trip of a lifetime. Originally, our group of 16 people were suppos
The Best Trip Fiesta 5 Bavaro was wonderful the food was wierd but great! The people were so friendly. And the beaches were s
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What a Deal We just5 back from spending a week at the Riu Naiboa (got back May 10th). We really enjoyed our stay at the N
feels like paradise on5earth I stayed with a friend at the Riu bambu hotel during the first weeks of may. We had a warm welcom
                       4
Great beds and great service We enjoyed our stay immensely at the Clift May 1-5, 2003. The beds and pillows were extremely
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Paradise Everyday We would definitely highly recommend the Iberostar Bavaro. The accommodations were top notch, as well
enjoyed the stay We 4  went to Waikiki on May 8-14. We stayed at the Pacific Beach Hotel. It was a pleasant experience. When w
Great Deal We spent4three nights at the Belvedere. The room was clean, well maintained. The staff was courteous and helpful.
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excellent time .we stayed at the ocidental grand flemenco from may 3 to the 10th,had a wonderful time.The staff were always fr
We loved this Resort5   This was the first resort trip myself and wife has taken. We went to Secrets from May 9th to the 16th and
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beautiful ... but be ware Secerts Exccellence is just that....Excellent in all respects as a resort but secert as to it's controll of it's
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Overpriced, but convenient Stayed here the last night, for an early morning connection. Very convenient, but expensive. And th
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Nice place It was a nice place to stay. The bathroom needed cleaning, but hey! I did it. You can't ask for a 5 star hotel service. I
Beautiful Resort The 4 resort itself was one of the most beautiful resorts I have ever stayed and I have stayed at many. The beac
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had a great week We thoroughly enjoyed vacationing at this resort the week of 5/3 - 5/10/03. The resort is beautiful, staff is alw
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Don't expect too much or you might be disappointed Just got back from Oahu (May 18th). After reading about the 30 milliion re
We will be back! We 4  visited the Historic French Market Inn for our first Anniversary on may 8, 2003. We arrived just about chec
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Central Location Nice clean hotel, Staff very helpful, centrally located so that a short walk takes you to most tourists sites worth
Not what I expected I4recently stayed at the Paradisus Punta cana May 14, the property itself is very big it took me about a 30m
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Renovated? Not that 1 could see! We stayed here May 2003. This hotel is rated as a 4 star hotel, but I have to tell you that what
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Stay away I paid $129.00 to sleep with cockroaches. Unbelievable! I booked a room with two beds, since my husband and I bro
Excellent Great time.5    Great food and great service. Did not experiencing any problems save the Air conditioning breaking, whic
                        2
Fawlty Towers We were a group of four people attending a conference, we each had seperate rooms at 96 euro each. The roo
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Great great great!!! I 5 got back from the Grand Paradise Bavaro. There was a group of 10 of us who went there, we all had
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great beach - bad diarrhea -very bad The beach/pool was very nice, the employees were very friendly and helpful, and the show
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wonderful resort I visited the Melia Tropical using my timeshare exchange company RCI for a visit my husband and I took to the
                        5
Excellent Trip! My husband and I just returned from Sunscape , 5/9-5/16. I must say, we had a beautiful time. We did the 5 squ
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FABULOUS..Wish I was still there!!!!! Hello people,I just got back yesterday from The Occidental Grand Flamenco resort we st
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Left after 1 night I lasted one night - the room was tiny, barely lit, musty and just unbearable. Traveling on a student budget I did
                        5
A fantastic trip I had travelled with four other girls to Punta Cana. May 7-14. We all had an excellent time. There isn't anything W
Great Experience! :) 5  Stayed at the Belvadere for 6 nights in May. We were on the 15th floor which was very quiet for NYC. We
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4 Days of Paradise!! 5 All I can say is WOW. We had an excellent time. We travelled to Sunscape from May 16-19, for my boy
Not great The sheets2were clean, the beds comfy and the breakfast was good - on the downside, the staff were rude (that's if th
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As Good As it Gets!! 5 you're looking for luxury and special treatment and remarkably PERSONAL service, then Le Pavillon rea
                        5
Just the Ticket Just returned from the Melia Caribe Tropicl. Our decision to go this resort was influenced by the reviews on this
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Interesting information- Just got back- May 19, 2003 Beaches and water were beautiful. However, I did not see any lifeguards.
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A Little Piece of "Heaven" A Wonderful Vacation. Two weeks of Heaven. Four of us ventured to the Dominion Republic on Marc
                        5
Excellent I just returned from a 7 day trip to the Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. After reading some o
good food good time 5    bring a plastic mug cooler and sun screen, other then that this place is great check it out.
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Do Not Go Here! Stayed here for 3 nights recently. Worst service ever. Very rude staff who tried to fix my broken shower with s
Nine Zero comes up 1    empty Nine Zero is a very pricey cramped hotel totally lacking in services/equipment for handicapped trave
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What buses? I don't know where the previous reviewer was sleeping-- possibly on the sidewalk? I had a second-floor room ove
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Loved the Tapa Tower Stayed 6 nights in the Tapa Tower during the Spring Break (April 2003). This was our 2nd stay at the Ta
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Great Honeymoon!! Best choice for the money! We wanted to go somewhere a little different than the regular honeymoon spot
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Don't Ruin Your PR Trip....... Ok whatever you do, you dont want to ever stay at the ESJ towers. This place is an absolute dump
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wasn't pleased with accomadations We travel to Dom. Rep. 2x a year and always make sure to go to a resort during our short s
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I love Dominican men! I just got back from the Dominican Republic on 5/12 after a week in paradise. It was by far the most fun
                        My
Will Never Go Back! 1 fiance and I traveled with my sister and her husband to the Dominican Republic and we stayed at the I
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All in all it wasn't bad! I just got back from the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel yesterday and I didn't think it was all that bad. I booke
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Good choice We stayed here for 4-nights in May 2003, after consulting tripadvisor.com, and we were not disappointed. Close to
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Awesome Feel! Breakfast was great! Awesome service too! I stayed at the Aston 3/03, and loved every minute of it! It was grea
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A Beautiful Gem! This is a truely beautiful hotel with fabulous antique furniture in the lobby and rooms. We admired the Turner
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BAD SITUATION HANDLED WONDERFULLY We made reservations at the last minute for a weekend trip to New Orleans. Th
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Great place for a great price!!! me and my girlfriend just returned home today along with another couple from breezes. I will tell

								
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