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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

Antwerp, Belgium
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

We are leaving to GBP in 4 weeks time and were thinking about walking to the Hard Rock via the beach (looks like 2 miles on the map). Is this possible and will we be allowed into the Hard Rock property coming in from the beach? Wanted to have a look in their shop and spend some time in their casino. Or is the property only accessible for hotel guests or trough the front gates (meaning we would have to take a taxi)?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

Be warned that they are VERY strict about walking around their property. You need to go to the front desk and get a white band to wear and that will ONLY let you go to the casino and no farther. They have security (mean looking) guards everywhere and will stop you if you go out of the casino and try to walk around. Well with that being said my friend and I ( with husbands and nephew that stayed in the casino all the time) were not going to just watch them gamble so we acted like we knew what we were doing ( a lesson learned from my husband) AND ventured all over the place. We even walked down to the beach at the FAR end of the property, which is beautiful by the way! Anyway, when our husbands went to find us they got stopped by the mean guards and were told to leave to which they replied that their wives were walking around and the guards said " no they aren't". Yea right! Have fun and act like you know what you are doing.

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2. Re: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

...so you have a 50%-50% chance of getting confronted by the "mean guards"...

Do not assume you will be able to approach from the beach...

Miguel

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3. Re: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

Isn't there a Hard Rock Café located at Palma Real shopping center that would have a shop? The Hard Rock casino is open to the public, but not the rest of the resort - that's for guests only.

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Interesting that the security are referred to as "mean guards" .... also interesting that OP is giving advice on how to out do "mean guards" ... I find people that go out of their way not to follow restrictions implemented by a resort are the ones that ruin it for the rest of us. Just sayin ......

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Security is there for your protection. If I was staying at there, I wouldn't want just anyone wandering around the property. That being said, I would love to be able to sneak a peak, we only saw it from the beach and there was no getting by the guards.

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6. Re: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

Correction: Security is not there for your protection.

Security is there for the Hotel & Casino protection, and not for customers protection! lol

Antwerp, Belgium
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7. Re: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

Still think it's a bit of an idious rule...

They definitely loose casino customers that way.

It is a very impressive property, a bit 'Vegas Style' in my opinion.

I understand that Punta Cana is not Las Vegas but if the Vegas casinos wouldn't let non guests go into their properties (and use the bars, restaurants, shops...trough whatever entrance they get in) they would all have to close down soon...

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@monica- they are there for "your" protection if you are a guest.

@28- It's not Vegas...it's an all inclusive resort in the Dom Rep. You are not walking the Strip. People ask if the can access from the beach...at a 45 minute walk. What will they do when they finish??? HRMP does let non guests go into their casino...just through the front door like in Vegas.

Miguel

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9. Re: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino freely accessible??

I'm glad to know that the casino is open to the public.The casino at the B Ambar is a joke.

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The casino at HR is one of the best in the Carribean let alone PC. I would compare it with a mid-range casino in Vegas like Bally's, Monte Carlo, maybe the Trop without the vibe. Doesn't have the shear volume of machines or tables but a very decent sportsbook and main bar where you can play a little VP. Regardless, it beats everything else I've seen in PC hands down. Compared to the competition, it is a vastly more upscale place to play.

"Mean guards"? Please...if you were staying there you wouldn't want just anyone strolling through the grounds when you've spent your hard-earned coin for a little exclusivity. You get free drinks while playing...what do you want - free access to bars, restaurants, pools and the beach as well?

If you're interested in playing, it's great that they allow you in for free from other properties and comp the drinks. If you want the full experience, buy the day passs for $80+ and enjoy it all. This "something for nothing" mentality is ridiculous. You want the experience then pay the piper...