Stayed with friends for 11 days and we had a really good time.
Check-in was a little confusing, as we ended up with a two doubles, instead of the requested King. They rectified it the next day and we were moved. This is about the only clitch we found. I would think that since we booked directly with the hotel, they would honour the request.
The pools were wonderful, and we spent time at all of them, except for the kiddie pool, but those slides sure looked like fun.
We enjoyed all the Buffets, as well as the Ala Cartes. We did the French restaurant twice, The Italian, and Seafood in the Tropical. We tried to get resevations for the Japanese table where they prepare your food in front of you, but it was booked two weeks away? Not sure how that happens.
The Brazillian Ala Carte in the Palace, was a let down. My buddy sent his ribs back, as they were undercooked, and they replaced them with the same again. My Pork was extremely dry and tasteless. On the upside, our wives had the Tenderloins, and the both enjoyed them. Service was extremely slow unfortunately. We left after 20 minutes of waiting for someone to clear our table, and offer us dessert. Oh well....
Our beds were actually soft, which blew us away, after all the reviews on how hard they were. The pillows were small, but not all that bad. The room was cleaned daily, and the turn down service, with chocolates on the bed was a nice treat. Fridge was stocked daily as well.
The red wine was okay, the white was a little rough around the edges, but we did imbide in both. The cocktails and beer were plentiful, and the service was excellente. Only downer was they only have Corona, but we went off site one day, and I stocked up on 6 Sol, and put them in our fridge. Don't get me wrong though, the Corona on a hot day was still good.
Note to those who are planning a kid free vacation. Look elsewhere. We have kids and grandchildren, so not a big deal, but we did spend a little extra time at the Adult pool, just for some quietness.
Landscaping, artwork, furnishings in the public areas were spectacular.
The beach and snorkling were good. Watch out for those hidden rocks under the sand in some spots. I had a collision with one the last day, and brought home a swollen foot as a souvenier.
Overall, we really enjoyed the property. Well laid out, and yes there is walking involved, but hey when you are eating and drinking, the walking will do you good.
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