Great time at Pocono Palace
My husband and I just came back from a week at Caesars Pocono Palace, we were booked at Paradise Stream, but got a call in April that it got flooded and we were moved to Pocono Palace and upgraded from the Dianna's Oasis at the Stream to the Roman Towers at the Palace.. I thought this was a great deal and worth a stay even though we don't golf and this resort is on a golf course..If you golf, this is the Caesars for you, if not go to Cove Haven, it is much much better.... We stayed at Cove Haven last year in the Cove Harbour room and loved everything about it and the resort..back to Pocono Palace, the food is wonderful and you can ask to sit alone if want to, we only liked one worker his name was Chris White, he was great.. fishing was a lot of fun, as was pool and mini golf..no real nite life like Cove Haven has at all..bring your own drinks and snacks or you will pay an arm and a leg..Our room was nice not worth the money if it was not a free upgrade.. all in all we had a great trip and I have nothing but good things to say about the caesars resorts but Cove Haven is most likley were we will go back to, the rooms are nicer and less money. both resorts are very very clean..
Tips & Tricks to a better trip
My wife and I have gone to Pocono Palace on 5 separate occasions, including our honeymoon, 1st anniversary and 5th anniversary. We love it every time. For our honeymoon, we stayed for a week. For all the future trips, including the one we are taking in a few weeks, we have stayed 2 nights.
Here are some tips & tricks that people should know before going that could make their trip more pleasant.
-We usually order for one of the earlier breakfasts. We usually get something on the lighter side. This allows us to have some breakfast in bed and then get up and get ready. Then, we head over to the dining room and have our real breakfast. We try to hit the dining room about as late as you can. This makes sure that we won't need to have lunch during the day.
-For the breakfast in bed menu you can write in anything that you find in the dining room. If you want 6 juices, you just write in 6 juices. If you want fruit, you just write it in even if there is no "check box" for it.
-The only organized activities we have ever done are the golf and the evening games during the cocktail hour. We are typically engaged in our own personal activities (if you know what I mean).
-Golf - If you want to golf, you may want to make it over to the pro shop early. It looks like the course fills up throughout the day.
-Most of the other activities you just have to go into the gym and sign out the equipment.
-There are pool tables you can use for free and video games you pay for in the game room.
-You do eat dinner with other people. This is enjoyable to us because it is interesting to us to see people coming from all over the world (yes world) to a place that is practically in our backyard.
-You can order multiple dinner items. For instance you can order both a fish and steak meal. You can also eat one than order another if you are still hungry.
-We generally go to one of the earlier dinner seating times. That is our particular preference. I don't know if there are different types of crowds at different times.
-Generally each night there is either a band, comedian, etc. This is also generally accompanied by the Newlywed Not so Newlywed game in the middle. We generally like to go to the comedians and that type of entertainment and not as much the bands. We are not really into dancing.
-Newlywed Not so Newlywed game - This is a PG13/R rated game. They will ask questions such as how many times you have had s** since you have been there or what the name of his **** is and things like that. If such things offend you, you may want to skip this.
-Seating - During the week, the booths around the perimeter are first come, first serve. We typically hang out at the bar and wait for the lounge to open up to get one near the front. If I remember correctly, on the weekends you have to reserve them during the day at the bar. I think you have to have at least 2 couples to reserve them.
-Drinks are expensive.
-We bring our own blender and drinks to make in the room. At the bar/lounge we try and keep it lighter. Usually 1 night we are there we don't worry about the price and just order.
-You can get a signature card to use to pay for the drinks that will charge them to your room. You need to do this at the front desk and prepay an amount so that they know they will get their money. You get back anything you don't spend.
Well, those are the tricks we use to have a good time at the Pocono Palace. Hope it is helpful.
Loved every minute!
My husband and I stayed here Feb. 14-16, 2005, so we were there for Valentine's Day. We checked in and told the manager it was our anniversary, he gave us coupons for champagne, a photo album, a fire log and bubble bath, very nice. And all couples checking in got a stuffed bear - we girls love that romantic stuff! The entire property, and especially the rooms, are spotless! Ours was the Garden of Eden Apple -we had a round bed with mirrors, big screen TV with Bose music system, a sauna and heated pool, refrigerator, heart shaped hot tub - it was awesome. We already knew from other guests to bring our own bubble bath, champagne and glasses, Duraflame logs, and candles for around the pool. There is a gift shop there, but expect to pay top dollar - so just bring your own. There are outdoor winter activities, and indoor games - or you can be alone. Your room is really it's own little world. The breakfast buffet is great, and nightly dinner is very good too - with a lovely decorated dining room. There is a bar for happy hour, and a nightclub with dancing, bands,comedians, late night snacks. You can be any age and go here - you don't have to be honeymooners. There is a photographer who'll take pictures in your suite - or outside, or anywhere you want. I had always wanted to go here since I was a teenager - 35 years later, I got there, and it was very romantic - everything I wanted. It's pricey - but two meals a day are included. Bring your own alcohol, or expect to pay $5 and up for drinks in the bar. I would definitely recommend this place - those that complain are probably expecting something different. Check it out before you go. My only suggestions to the establishment are minor - towels are small and thin - for a pool and hottub in your room, you need a LOT of towels and they should be thick and fluffy. There is no clock in the room - this isn't Vegas - you need to know when to get to activities or dinner. And the breakfast in bed menu is minimal - it was served promptly and it was hot - but women don't like a lumberjack breakfast - they should offer a fruit plate and muffins. But those are my only criticisms - and they're minor. The whole staff was friendly, and went out of their way to make your stay romantic. So my husband and I would highly recommend this for a lovers' getaway.
Had a pretty good time
My husband and I went for our 2yr. anniverssary on June 26-27th. We stayed at the Garden of Eden Apple. The room does have that old smell to it. But the decor and room itself was beautiful. I didnt think the pool was as big it was. It's about 4 1/2 feet. It was really nice and romantic. The room has surround sounds/speakers all over the room and we played some romantic music. It was pretty loud too. It had 2 tvs one where your bed was and one by your jacuzzi. .The round bed was nice, but my husbands feet hung from the bottom being that he is tall. The jacuzzi was nice, and the fireplace didnt have any logs. You have to buy them yourself, which I thought ----. There are mirrors all over the room, and the sauna was nice. Overrall the room was nice. Bed in breakfast was really good. It was hot and came right on time. We did get a little lost trying to find the rooms. They look like a round domes from the outside, no windows, very private, and quiet. But the inside made up for the outside. It did look like a college campus. Caesers palace is in the middle of the woods, so if you come at night its very easy to miss. There were alot of racoons and deers at night. Which I wasnt too crazy about being that Im a city girl. The games were fun.And at night we had a comedian and some entertainment and prizes given away. We did sit with other couples that were alot older than us at dinner time. And nobody really said much at our table. I probably preferred to sit alone. The dinner was very good. Overall we had a good time, next time we plan on staying longer and try a diffent room. We did see a sign in the lobby that they are going to start remodeling the rooms which is really good, cause they do need updated & that smell was pretty bad. If I didnt bring my candles from home, I dont think I could of stayed there cause my allergies would of been pretty bad. I really expected alot more from this place. Maybe next time we will stay at one of the other resorts with people our age. We felt really odd being that all the couples were in the 40s and 50s. My husband and I are in our mid 20's. Has anybody else experienced the samething?
to clear thing up
I read the last review and just wanted to clear things up. My wife and I stayed at the Garden of Eden Apple from July 7th to the 9th. This was one of the best vacations either of us had taken. It would have got 5 stars if the dinner was a little better. The room was great and very clean. The activities were nice and we had a ball playing pool, ping-pong, Horse shoes, Shuffle Board, Etc. We are both in our early 30's and the other couples there were mixed in age but there were a lot of people there our age and younger. As far as sitting at dinner if you asked for a private table as we did you were able to sit alone after a short wait. Over all we had a very nice time. This was our first trip to Caesars and we are planning another visit this year.
This is the type of place you go to enjoy time with your other. If you do not like to spend alone time then this trip is not for you.