Been going every year for 8 years now. Since Trump bought the place, you can see and feel that he's just trying to keep costs as low as possible until the renovations are done and he can start charging boku bucks.
Golf: White was very nice, Red was OK, Silver in total disrepair and the Monster (Blue) was fine but otherwise unremarkable. Starting this week, they're letting the rough grow out for the tourney.
Spa was OK but they've let a LOT of the people go. I didn't see a single name i knew and you could tell the new masseurs worked for bottom dollar (to the resort anyway, not you ;)
Pools: The main pool was another year older and the SPA pool was crappy... the cement was patchy, the 'hot' waterfall was barely warm and the lights were all broken.
Food: Moved the breakfast buffett upstairs but its the exact same menu its been for years. Mesazul is good food. Champs for lunch is a preview of things to come. First restaurant to redo the menu, a burger or a hot dog is now $18, Salads are ~$20, the shrimp is $31 and you get 4 "jumbo" skrimp the size of a quarter.
Rooms: nice but just as dated as ever.
In general, talking with a lot of the workers I've met over the years, they let a LOT of peopl ego and are looking for ways to fire more people....... those left work in fear, and it shows. There's just something missing since the takeover and its reflected in the service as well.
Oh, and a note to Trump who hand picked that monstrocity of a "fountain" outside.... you are not, NOT, a Moravian King and Doral is NOT a European palace. Get rid of that thing
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Retreat to a tranquil Florida spa and golf resort designed to offer peaceful rest and relaxation in a tropical atmosphere. Situated on 650 lush acres, the world-renowned Trump National Doral Miami provides guests with premier Miami resort amenities and golf course views. A NEW ADDITION. Trump Hotel CollectionTM has recently added Miami's iconic Doral Resort to its portfolio with plans for a spectacular multimillion-dollar redesign to restore Trump Doral to its former grandeur. Trump Doral boasts 693 guestrooms across 10 lodges; world-class golf courses including the Blue Monster; 100,000-sq.-ft. of meeting space including a 24,000-sq.-ft. ballroom; a sprawling 48,000-sq.-ft. spa with 33 treatment rooms; highly regarded golf school and teaching facilities; retail boutiques and a private members' clubhouse. "When completed, Doral will be the finest resort and golf club in the country." Donald J. Trump, Trump Organization chairman and president.The comprehensive redesign of the entire resort begun in 2013, occurring in phases, and is slated to conclude in late 2014. ... more less
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