Just putting things into perspective.
Just spent 2 nts at a downtown upper-mid range Halifax hotel at about $200 per night and it was just OK! Nothing special except they do have a good breakfast included! But 1 day 1 of the 2 elevators was broken and I never saw anyone working on it - just a sign saying out of order! Maid left diry glasses out on the tables, old coffee grinds and leftover coffee in the pot, lights were left on and they had turned the A/C down to 5 c!
Went out to supper both nights to more upscale restaurants and the 1st night it was just OK ( at a cost of over $100)- not bad but nothing special. Friend had steak and he said it was just Ok and that he had in fact had better at resorts in Punta Cana including the ME Steakhouse! Had a glass of wine that was no better than some of the house wine we have had in the DR!
So for about $300 just for a room and dinner we had a good experience but the hotel and supper was no better than what we pay alot less for in Punta Cana! In fact the service is usually alot better in the DR!
Just for those who go on about spending alot of money for a AI vaction in Punta Cana and expect everything to be perfect and do nothing but complain when it is not!