a group of 48 of us stayed at the grand palladium week of oct 24th to 31st. great time had by all. A few problems but that is expected with new resort.
we traveled with sunquest and overall good service.
no problems at airport..about 45 min drive from airport..small roads and traffic slow u down..but no problem when u r with a big group and having fun.
check in went smooth..very big resort, but they have little trams that take u to your room.
Rooms were fabulous!! we had a king bed and a pullout sofa for our 2 kids. bathroom was great..huge jacuzzi tub and beautiful shower. maid service wonderful..especially since they had to clean up after family of 4..always had towel art on beds. We did tip $2 every day.
side note...bring lots of $1 bills for tips...u cannot get change anywere and no bank machine at hotel..nearest machine far and expensive to get there. Bartenders, waiters, maids really appriciate this because they work very hard and do not make alot.
pools were huge and beautiful. Biggest main pool I have seen. quite pools nice with good music and great bar service. Only problem with the pools is that for some strange reason they lined the pools with little glass tiles that r coming off everywere. Our group had lots of instances with cut feet, edges very harp. One little girl had to have stiches...doctor called in from negril which cost family $230. When we did tell our sunquest rep this the hotel quickly handled matter and family reimbursed and they paid for any other medical costs we had due to the pool. My son cut both his and nurse was great..every day putting antibiotic cream on him.
beaches ok...not the usual beach u would expect for the carabean but hopefully they will work on this because it is a newer resort. Beach at the end of property "sunset cove" very nice and calm. we had a great time there.
food...buffets great..best breakfast I have expereinced at an all inclusive resort. Al a carts were ok..we tried seafood and steak house..both were not so good..stuck with buffet and it was great at night with lots of choices and great service.
wish hotel had a lobby bar.
sports bar great for our group of kids...all the burgers and nuggets they wanted at any time. they make a great ham sandwich (especially when u have drank all night and are hungry)
kids club fantastic!! our kids had a bawl! Mind u ours were the only ones there (about 8 kids) and they dominated the resort. the shows they put on for us at night with the kids were great. they did a fun grease musical which was priceless!!
entertainment staff great..thks to our favourites..chocolate, happy feet and sugar..kids loved spice and honey they were great with them.
great time had at the palladuim..however at end of our trip when our bags were supposedly locked up..they were pilaged through and I had some items stolen. They tell u not to put valuables in it, however I consider all my things valuable to me. This is not satisfactory for a 5 star resort !
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