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Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

Sin
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Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

I['ll be honest, I'm confused & disheartened at all the baloney going on between the "who's who" in these forums, who's honest, who's impersonating other people, its VERY frustrating for someone like myself who is simply trying to manage my honeymoon plans.

So I ask anyone who is willing to genuinely help......is there any information regarding the condition of the Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana? Is it open at all? We are due to head down there November 1st for a week and we're concerned.

Any honest news would be MOST appreciated, thank u.

Sin & Ken

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1. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

Sin, I am scheduled to go to Bavaro Princess on Nov 6, 04. Here is the message from the last email I received from the resort (from the Director of Sales & Marketing in North America; Oct 4) :

"We have not yet received the official communication for the Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort Spa & Casino in Punta Cana. The communiqué should be coming out some time this week. Once we are in receipt of such communiqué as to the status and reopening of the Bavaro Princess, we will advise regarding same."

Here is a email message from Princess Hotels (Oct 1):

"Dear client,

We have our Bavaro Princess hotel closed right now, but I can not confirm to you now the exact date when we will re-open.

We want this opening for the middle of november, but I can not confirm this today."

The Bavaro Princess is definitely closed right now. From the emails I have received, they are uncertain when they are open although, they said they will have more info this week. The earliest would be Nov 1, however, it is uncertain. I am anxious to know as well since I am to go on Nov 6; but my TA advised me to just wait it out.....

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2. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

Sin and Ken

Please tell me you booked thru an agent or travel consultant.. and NOT online..

Go to your agent and ask to be rebooked...i honestly do not feel that the Princess will be up and running by november 1st.. it's just too close right now...

their own website says hopefully by begin of november, but from what i have found out from my wholesalers, they really got hit hard!

Bavaro Princess

"In Bavaro Princess hotel, damages for flooding are considerable. For all that, our commitment with service and quality and the strong will to operate in a responsible way, make us decided to close temporally in order to re-open in the most efficient conditions. We consider this closing for the next 40 days. We thought we will re-open our Hotels at the first week of november."

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3. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

We have stayed at the Caribe Club Princess for the last 3 years and have made friends with some of the staff.We have been in touch with them as early as last Saturday night.The latest from the hotel is that it is closed and will reopen in 20 days.This resort is a sister resort of the Punta Cana princess,tropical ,and the Bavaro Princess.He told me all guests down there are in the Punta Cana Princess.I have also contacted another friend who works for Coco tours,an operator for TNT travel who we use to go to the Dominican and he says that things are slowly getting back to normal and that the resorts NEED to get open or they are in trouble economicaly.The reason I checked is because we just booked a 2 week stay there in mid January as usual and we want to be sure it will be fixed.Knowing how long a Dominican minute is I would guess that this will be up and running by December but I hope for your sake it is earlier.Hope I could shed some light and sorry if I worry you but this is an honest view from people who I trust.

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4. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

Thanks for the input I am going to the Punta Cana Princess Nov. 6 th for 2 weeks i hope things are fine by then.

Lisa

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5. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

Much appreciated for everyones input. We booked through Sears Travel (and the consultant we've been dealing with has actually been terrific) and she assured us two weeks ago that we would be "rerouted" to either the Mayan Riviera or Veradero Cuba but we would have to wait until a week or two before our departure to find out exactly where we're going. SO we're putting our trust in her for now.

Thank you all again.....stay in touch.

Sin & Ken

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6. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

I am leaving 10/09 for Punta Cana Princess. I'll let you know when I get back how things really are down there regarding these resorts since they are all side by side.

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7. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

Bavaro Princess closed until December 4

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8. Re: Bavaro Princess, any HONEST information about its condition?

We were at the Bavaro Princess for the week of October 8-15 for the wedding of my daughter. We were very disappointed with the level of service and quality of food. The rooms were very nice. The speciality restuarants, with the exception of Licey, were all closed for the week. To try to compensate for these closures the resort tried a smoke and mirrors routine--they set up a corner of the main Hispaniola Restaurant (the buffet restaurant in the main complex) each night and placed signs for the specialty restaurants to designate them. The resort was obviously in a slow period and appeared to have let a large number of staff off for the week. This resort is most certainly not worthy of a 5 star rating--3 to 4 at best. We had 32 people in our party--all very disappointed!

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