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"LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

"LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

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321. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

Day 15: Last day of our vacation...................Boo Hoo.

Weather looks a little cloudy and windy this morning which usually means a little rain will be coming. There are plenty of blue sky so it should clear up and be nice.

Ate at the Brazlian last night and had an excellent meal.

Went to the Casino with my wife and left around 9:30 when she entered the Texas-Hold-Em Tournament which she ended up WINNING again last night!!! She won $650.00 and then sat at the Let It Ride game until 3:00 PM this morning and won another $100.00 at that game for a grand total win of $750.00..................That's why I take my wife on vacation!!!

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322. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

Bob - from one of the kidnappers... Your wife is GREAT.. what a fun time we all had. Please tell her I will email her some pictures!

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323. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

You're coming home to cold weather buddy. It's supposed to drop to the singe digits again tomorrow.

We're going down in 3 weeks. Hope they restock the shelves for us after your tour!

Safe trip home.

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324. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

Well we are home and it is cold!

Check out was very easy.and everyone came and apoligized again and again for the mess ups and wished us well, they all hope to see us again next year.

The wait staff at Tora was the best, we went there everyday for breakfast and lunch and they always had a smile and rembered us! Rufina is the best!

Our final room was amazing, perfect location and views and the bi balcony we wanted to be able to hang out as a family and party but we struggled to have coffee, water and beer delivered. 6 adults in the suite and they wouln't give us more than 3 beers per phone call! And everytime we called about coffee pods we only got 2!

But we had 12 towels everyday and great turn down service!

All in all great visit, yes it was total crazy for most of it with this concert going on but we still had great weather, great pool and beach time and almost every meal was great!

The language problem isn't as hard for us as others because my husband understands spanish and really takes his time with the staff to practice his spanish skills and help them learn new English words which they love this interaction with him.

But I who do not speak it nor understand it did struggle with maids and wait staff for special requests but just using some patience and often visuals (showed the maid the coffee pod to get my point accross!) worked just fine!

I saw lots of people not follow my approach and where not nice to staff and constantly complained about them not speaking English but the hotel does provide English classes and they really want to learn so please, please, please just be patience with them!

I heard tons of rumors about the concert returning next year but that this time the resort closed all booking to non concert guest, very smart!

The concert added to our entertainment but it did cause alot of problems for us and others, we atleast knew they would be there and gathered some info and listened to the music to help get excited but we spoke to many people and heard lots of horror stories from them.

As for the hotel handling this group, I think they did an amazing job! They never ran out of anything for them or us, including booze!

They had food and drink areas set up just for them before and during and after the concerts and extra staff on 24/7 at the pool and bars. So If it happens again next year I think the concert goers will be happy that they get to return to HRPC!

We will be back, it is hard to say. Everyone loved it but two years in a row of problems with rooms, management, Palace membership and the much longer flight for us than to Mexico is tough but you can't find that beach in Mexico or the casino!

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Great time was had by us and our 3200 friends!! Great finally meeting you BOB at breakfast on our last day. I'm glad y'all enjoyed the Panic folk. The staff at the Hard Rock were unbelievable, never turned down any request and never ran out of anything. Our favorite bartender was Juan and favorite sever Solanye Martinez both at the Eden Pool. All of the Dominicans were so nice and having so much fun. Some of them said it was the most fun and money they have ever made! Will give a full review later but couldn't have asked more from the resort, band, fans, or Dominican people.

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326. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

I agree..............Things went pretty smooth for the first year.

I enjoyed meeting everyone and can't wait to see some pics.

I am not on face Book but can someone "Tag" my son so he can show us photo's?

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Who is your son, we will tag him. Lots of pics showing up!

I was wonderful to meet you and Debbie! can't wait to (finally) get my Bob's Bitches shirt.. hope you finally got your "I am Bob" shirt we had made! Yes, McMommy.. cloud 9 found this resort a bit later in the year but next time, they will be prepared and so will, I'm sure, the HR & we will have the whole resort to ourselves, although meeting you was one of the highlights so I'm glad it turned out the way it did this year... We learned early on to get your bellhop's personal cell, and tip $5 each time he/she came. We were able to get champagne all day long. My friends in the presidential suites were able to give a hefty tip to their guy and get top shelf liquor in their rooms..

overall, it was the trip of a lifetime and super cool to see all of "other" guests enjoying Widespread...

Thanks again for all of your help answering questions and letting us take endless pictures of you!

See you soon.. but in the meantime, keep your dirty side down. :)

Koko (w/aMFK)

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328. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

Bob- I so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you during our week at the resort. Thank you for all of your help when my wallet disappeared on Friday. I made it home safely and still have wonderful memories of my vacation. The hard rock out did themselves with the widespread crew! I hope we will be back next year and you and Mrs. Bob will be there.

I tried to private message you to get your address to send you your Bob's bitches shirts...I couldn't get it to go through. Maybe you will have better luck messaging me if you want them sent.


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329. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

just booked Hard Rock Punta Cana for May 31st for 4 nights. Question I have is we are going in on a casino rate $275 per night. My host said our comps we collect during our stay from gambling will be taken off the bill has anyone gone via the casino rate route? Did you get $$ off your bill at the end of your stay because of your gambling in the casino?

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330. Re: "LIVE" from the Hard Rock Punta Cana

No but I will be curious to see how they do this. I racked up a lot of casino play the last time we were there and I am going back in 3 days.

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