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Palladium or Barcelo??

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Palladium or Barcelo??

OK - so a year from now my second daughter will need to take her senior trip. This is one where all the families go along with the kids. So, which place is better? Would love to hear from those that were at either place this past week....good and bad.

I know it seems early, but their meeting is actually next week and we will probably book around 11 months out.

Thanks for any help that you can offer.

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1. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

I can't give you a comparison, as I have never been to the Barcelo. I can tell you the Palladium is an outstanding resort and would be perfect for this occasion. To help you with your research, you should really browse all the info one can find on the palladiumaddict.net website to see if the Palladium would be a good fit.

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2. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

I second the recommendation for the Palladium

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3. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

I know that the Barcelo Dominican Beach is a huge spring break destination. You might want to avoid that one.

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4. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

My vote is for the palladium. It's excellent for families.

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5. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

Which Barcelo are you thinking of... There are 3 seperate . The Barcelo Punta Cana.. Barcelo Dominican Beach & the Original Barcelo complex..All very different..

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6. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

I would recommend the Palladium

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7. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

I've been to Palladium, Barcelo Palace Deluxe, and Barcelo Dominican Beach. Avoid Barcelo Dominican Beach, it's terrible. Loved both the Palladium and Barcelo Palace Deluxe and think either would be suitable for your group.

Bloomfield...
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8. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

Thank you for all of your replies. Very helpful.

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9. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

you said this was for a senior trip, I am assuming this is a school trip? yes ? so kind of like a spring break trip? or s it families with their senior kids or a school sponsored trip with chaperones ?

Bloomfield...
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10. Re: Palladium or Barcelo??

Families with their kids, but also a high school senior trip. My daughter is "that kid" who plans all the dances and has around 100 kids at pictures and on a couple buses that she books and organizes.