We stayed at that Hotel which is overwhelmingly big! Even if you are there for lets say two weeks you'll not get bored because there are plenty of Restaurants to choose from! Drinks (even alcoholic) are included with your All Inclusive and you even find small bars on the beach so you don't get to dehydrated :)
I was also very surprised how lovely the staff was ... everyone is truely friendly which is not always easy if you think about the stress they already have figuring out what language you're speaking (they all understand spanish, french, englisch, german and maybe more)!
Unique Quality: The nice thing about that Hotel is that it is separated in several Hotels complexes but yet guests of every complex are allowed to use e.g. Restaurants or pools belonging to a different Hotel than the one the live in! (If you get what I mean)!
Since the Hotel Complex is so big there is also a little train (or whatever you wanna call it) driving through and whenever you want you can join the ride! It's better than walking when it's sooo hot!
The room was outstanding. Better than I could have imagined. A jacuzzi tub, seperate bathroom, and living area on one floor and then a flight of stairs up to the loft area where a queen bed awaited. A television for each level, a mini fridge stocked with all your needs. I was in heaven. People complain about the mini fridges not being stocked often enough but I was never in my room long enough to do much but sleep so I never really used anything in my fridge besides water. I got in the habit of grabbing a drink to go at the end of the night and heading back to the room. We were mere steps from the beach in one direction and the pool in the other. The farthest we had to walk was in the mornings for breakfast but the grounds were so beautiful and the cafe con leche so wonderful that it was lovely.
Unique Quality: The beach was outstanding!!! We walked for miles in either direction and passed all of the other resorts and our beach was by far the best. White fine sand, no seaweed, and plenty of chairs to lay out on. The farther away we walked the rockier the beach became and the more seaweed we encountered..even though there were people out with rakes trying to stay ahead of it.
The pool was hotter compared to the beach. I was at the beach most of the time - I didn't come this far just to stay by the pool! But I do like cooling down in the pool after a hard day at the beach :)
We booked a deluxe room, and glad we did, as it was well worth it (especially since we were there for 2 weeks). The room was equipped with a Jacuzzi, shower stall, toilet :), king size bed, makeup mirror (bonus for us girls!), coffee maker, iron/ironing board, huge closet space, ice bucket, cable tv, and mini-fridge that was stocked a few times a week. The safe was electronically controlled, and came free of charge with the room.
Unique Quality: Everything in the room was in good working order. The maid did a good job of cleaning the room. We usually left about $2.00 tip for her daily, but there were a couple of days when we ran out of change (oops), and wasn’t able to leave anything, but the room was still cleaned very well.
Our room was in villa 95. We liked this location because it was very close to the pool, lobby, and the beach.
The Grand Palladium Palace Resort and Spa is part of the Fiesta Beach Resort complex. There are generally 4 sides to the resort: Palladium Bavaro, Grand Palladium Palace (where I stayed), Fiesta Beach, Fiesta Lookea, and their newest addition: The Royal Suites. I know, that is a LOT of resorts in one.
The great thing about staying at the Grand Palladium Palace, Bavaro and Royal Suites is that you have access to the entire area of the resorts and can use all amenities, bars, and restaurants at the sister resorts. So although we were there for 2 weeks, we never got bored because the resort was HUGE, we just treated the whole complex as one big resort, and we were all over the place all the time! :)
Unique Quality: There were tons of amenities, activities (you can borrow the resort's kayaks, sail boat for free!) There are tons of beach bars everywhere, so you're never away from coco locos. They also serve water in individual, filtered/spring, bottles, which is better than just being poured from the tap. The service is very efficient, friendly, but non-obtrusive.
We stayed at the Grand Palladium Palace or Fiesta Palace last Nov 18 – Dec 2 (2 weeks). The service in the whole resort was generally very good. The service in the buffets were very well-organized, especially at Las Torres and El Bohio. They ran the restaurants like a well-oiled machine - someone pours your drinks and ensure your glasses are never empty, someone else clears your plate, another changes the table cloth, etc, etc. They have this process mastered to a tee, and it’s quite impressive observing them do this. Kudos to their managers and hard working servers!
Unique Quality: Hotel is right on the beach.
Pools: Lots of them – very good as well. Good service at the swim-up bars. No complaints. You can bring your own floating device if you want.
I am very happy with the Grand Palladium Palace, and would go back there in a heartbeat. I feel that we got our money's worth and way way more (in a good way!). If you’re trying to decide whether to stay at the Palace or Palladium Bavaro, I recommend using the price as the deciding factor. We just treated the whole resort as one when we were there, and were all over the place all the time!
Directions: Punta Cana, Bavaro Beach
Does the Grand Palladium Palace Punta Cana have Wireless Internet in the rooms or just common areas.
Why don't you google for this sort of thing, or just ask the hotel?! No wi-fi in the rooms, lobby only: http://www.oyster.com/dominican-republic/hotels/grand-palladium-palace-resort-and-spa/
According to what looks like their official website, there's only free wifi in the lobby: http://www.fiestahotelgroup.com/index.php/en/hoteles/destinos/america/republica_dominicana/punta_cana/grand_palladium_palace_resort_spa_casino/servicios_adicionales
but there's a complex next to the complex called "The Royal Suites Turquesa
" that offers internet connection to the room (it doesn't say if wifi or wired): http://www.fiestahotelgroup.com/index.php/en/hoteles/destinos/america/republica_dominicana/punta_cana/grand_palladium_palace_resort_spa_casino/habitaciones.
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