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I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

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I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

Travel dates: Nov 4th for five nights. Here are the three resorts I have narrowed it down to with the prices.

This is the price for hotel only. I have flyer miles for one free airline ticket, so I am booking air and hotel separately.

1. Iberostar Grand $2,040

2. Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real $1,836.80

3. Gran Bahia Principe Ambar $1,100

It is just my husband and I traveling. We are in our mid-30's. We want a clean resort with great service and of course great food! I'm going to keep looking online for deals, but this is a general price from the hotel websites! Thanks so much!

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1. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

Those prices are extremely high. You need to contact a travel agent to get a better idea of actual rates. I would also check online sites but have none to suggest as I use Canadian ones. The rates on hotel websites are never what anyone actually pays (I hope!)

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Yeah, I am going to keep looking around and call an agent tomorrow. I just wanted to get input on the properties!

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3. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

At those rates I would book Ambar in a heartbeat.

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Ok...let's be clear...the Ambar is not in the same league as the IBG and the PPR-not even close. Agree that the rates you have seem very high.

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5. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

Hi there. Very true in that your resorts vary in service and quality.

The Iberostar Grand is in like the top 3 resorts in Punta Cana.

We just got back from our vacation and stayed at the Iberostar Bavaro.

It was a definite 10 on a scale. And the Grand is right next door.

The Bavaro is more lush with landscaping and is quite the place to be.

The Grand is exclusive and has guards to make sure that no one else enters their grounds or uses their beach chairs.

So, both look great but I would stay at the Bavaro if we did it again.

It was totally awesome.

You probably will not be able to find a 4 night stay at the Grand for any cheaper than 2 grand, or the Bavaro either.

But you do pay for what you get.

I would recommend looking at the reviews for the other resorts, if you choose to stay there instead.

But remember that some people are impossible to please and will post reviews that resorts are awful.

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6. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

If it's in the budget, stay at the grand.

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7. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

I've been to The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real...great food & service! The resort is very clean.

Edited: 05 August 2012, 02:39
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8. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

Hi check orbitz rates I think they are much lower plus when you go in hotels you can get a 15%.

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9. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

Ambar kind of gives you the best of both worlds. It is a small resort contained within a huge resort. If you like small stay within the walls. If you like huge [we do] then venture out. We like to stroll around. Iberostar Grand is top of the line kind of formal maybe. If you like that go for it. For the money I'd take Ambar. Half the price. Same sun; same beach/water.

I would check for better prices.

Chris

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10. Re: I've narrowed it down to 3!! First time to PC...HELP!!

Travelocity has the Ambar with non stop flight (at least for me and my travel dates) for 5 nights for $960.00 PP

Im pretty sure we are booking here in October.

Dont do travel agents, they are MUCH higher!

Edited: 07 August 2012, 20:07