As soon as we drove in from the long 4 hour drive from santo Domingo (we couldn't find route 7 aka new toll road) we were greeted at the door by a waiter, Felix and security. I didn't have to check in or give them any info because apparently there was only one other couple in the hotel. They gave us the choices for dinner and lead us to our room to freshen up. I was amazed at the beautiful interior of the hotel and our large room that faced the ocean. They upgraded my room without a charge I'm guessing due to the low amount of guest. I could not believe how well we had been treated in the first 15 min. Felix told us not to worry and relax, he'd wait until we were done with dinner to tell us about possible excursions. We chose an all day excursion one of the days we were there. The other days were spent on the gorgeous beach below the balaji palace, playa grande and playa grande golf course. This hotel was more than expected. The beautiful gardens, the vibrant colors of the ocean, the sunset dinners, the wonderful food, the wait staff that treated us like royalty and the peace I felt as soon as I walked in surpasses any hotel we've ever been on. I couldn't stop taking photos. Juan Carlos was such a genuine person. He worried that the broken pump in the pool was a diappointment. Honestly, we didn't even think much about the pool with such a beautiful beach at our diposal. The eletricity cut out one night during dinner for 30 min leaving us with a very dim candlelight dinner. Our first night there we had an 83 degree room which left us both with no sleep. The maids were kind enough to put a fan in there and the waiter made sure to Maintance was notified. Small issues that were completly forgotten a soon as we realized what a little peace of heaven the balaji palace really is. I can't wait to go back!!!
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