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Majestic Elegance Punta Cana  

Punta Cana, La Altagracia. Dominican Republic.

Trip # 5, Different but still very nice
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This spectacular 5 star all inclusive hotel resort is surrounded by the most astonishing landscapes, exuberant flora and fauna, making it an ideal place for Caribbean lovers and first timers visiting the Dominican Republic. “Comfort and style”, describes the New Majestic Elegance Punta Cana.

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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Debbie  on Nov 1, 2008  >  27 contribution(s) 
Visited on: Nov, 2008
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November 2008:
Majestic Elegance is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, in Arena Gorda (Bavaro Beach), next to Macao beach, 30 kms away from Punta Cana Airport, 1 hour from La Romana Airport and 3 ½ hours from Santo Domingo’s International Airport.

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana opened its doors to guests on Friday, November 21, 2008, after having the date pushed back several times. Pat and I had originally been scheduled to stay there from November 16 to 23, but due to the delay in opening only got to spend 2 nights there. We spent the first part of our week at its sister hotel, Majestic Colonial, which is adjacent to Majestic Elegance, an excellent hotel, and I will be updating my review of Majestic Colonial from two years ago as well.

As I start this, I have to emphasize that we were there on opening day and the day after. By the time you read this, many opening day issues will already have been resolved. I spoke to a number of people there who have promised to send their reviews when they return. Most agreed the hotel will be fabulous once everything is up and running and the staff gain a little more experience. Some arrivals who were unaware of the delay in opening were understandably upset, but management was doing everything they could to compensate for this, ie by making all the facilities at Majestic Colonial next door available to them. Some people chose to remain at Majestic Colonial where they had been for the first part of their stay. Make no mistake – Majestic Elegance will be one of the premier hotels in Punta Cana, it’s just going to take time for everything to run smoothly.

We packed up and arrived at Majestic Elegance on Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. They have a beautiful lobby very similar to Majestic Colonial, but the top level is smaller, and the lower level is more than twice as large From the upper lobby you have a beautiful view of the whole resort, right down to the ocean. The upper lobby will also have the Internet Center and some shops. As we were in the Elegance Club section, we were taken to the VIP lounge at the Elegance Club for checkin, where we joined other people waiting for their rooms. We were told our room wasn’t ready yet and it would be 3 p.m. before we could check in. The VIP lounge has comfortable seating, and drinks and snacks were available. Free internet access will be available there, it wasn’t yet set up. Unfortunately the air conditioning wasn’t working in the lounge and it was a little sticky, and it was pouring with rain outside. We were given a pamphlet outlining all of the hotel facilities. I’ve been told that in the future they will bring the guests to the VIP Lounge by golf cart, instead of having to walk.

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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Debbie  on Nov 1, 2008  >  27 contribution(s) 
Visited on: Nov, 2008
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Dining:
There will be 6 restaurants to choose from plus La Bodeguita del Majestic at Majestic Colonial for late-night snacks.

Flavors is the buffet restaurant.

Argentinian Steakhouse – not sure of the proper name for this one, in the brochure we received it’s called Asadito, but on the hotel website it is called West Meat Corp. – they had no signage up yet for any of the restaurants. – no reservations required

Il Bottaccio – Italian Restaurant – no reservations required

Restaurant 9 Doors – this is a Japanese restaurant and will have 9 teppanyaki tables and a suishi bar – wasn’t open yet. – reservations will be required

Restaurant Limited Gourmand – gourmet restaurant – reservations will be required. – (children over 12 only)

See & Sea Restaurant – located at the beach, will be open for continental breakfast and lunch, and in the evening is the seafood restaurant.

La Bodeguita del Majestic - This is actually in the Majestic Colonial section, across from their theatre – open from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for snacks.

As there were not many rooms occupied, there were only limited dining facilities available while we were there. The main buffet restaurant, Flavors, will open when the occupancy is higher. We were told for the first night only two restaurants would be open – the Italian Restaurant, Il Bottaccio, and the beach restaurant, See & Sea, which is the seafood restaurant. We were also told that for breakfast the Italian restaurant would be open for a la carte dining, and only a continental breakfast was available at the See & Sea Restaurant from 10:30 a.m.. We later found out the Steakhouse Restaurant was also open for dinner that first night, and for breakfast the See & Sea Restaurant had a full breakfast available.

We went to the Italian Restaurant for dinner, it’s a lovely big restaurant. We ordered and our meal was served in a timely manner. Staff is new, so service was a little tentative, but no complaints, they are really trying. We had Caesar salad and pumpkin soup, and I had veal scallopini and Pat had lasagna (called “over-baked” lasagna on the menu, I think maybe it should have said “oven-baked” : )

After dinner when we were walking around we talked to someone who said the steakhouse was also open and he had just had a fabulous steak.

The next morning we went to the Italian restaurant for the a la carte breakfast, as we were not aware there was a full breakfast available at See & Sea Restaurant. The Italian restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch for Elegance Club members only. There were few people there. We ordered eggs, sausage and toast (they had no idea what toast was) and ended up bringing buns. It was kind of funny because they served breakfast as a 3-course meal – first they brought a plate with just scrambled eggs on it, a little later the sausage came, and then later on the buns. They’ll get the hang of it, I’m sure.

Our last night we went to the Argentinian Steakhouse for dinner. This was somewhat of a disaster. They did not have enough menus for everyone and orders were not being taken. The staff seemed confused. People were walking out, some having waited over an hour and had not even had their orders taken. We waited about half an hour for a menu, and then it was a while before our order was taken. It was another half an hour or so before any food arrived. We ordered a Caesar salad, soup and steak. The salad was fine, although it took us a minute to realize they had brought the dressing separately. We ordered onion soup, Pat’s arrived steaming hot and mine was lukewarm – it was really good though. It was a long wait until the steak arrived - I ordered Churrasco and Pat ordered the Chateaubriand. The food was fine, but it took over two hours to have dinner. We opted to skip desert and went to the bar for our coffee.

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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Debbie  on Nov 1, 2008  >  27 contribution(s) 
Visited on: Nov, 2008
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Majestic Elegance Club Inclusions::
*Two private swimming pools

*Private beach area with “Bali style” beds

*Private and personalized check in

*Complimentary late check out (based on availability)

*Two private ocean front roof top bars with hors d oeuvres and drinks

*VIP lounge at the lobby with library, table games and free internet connection

*Exclusive access to “Il Botaccio” Restaurant for breakfast and lunch a la carte

*Room service included 24 hours

*In room bar selection with up to 4 bottles of liquor per stay (ej. Vodka, Whisky, Rum, Baileys)

*Bottle of champagne in room upon arrival

*Access to 13 bars throughout the property (4 bars exclusive for adults)

*Butler service during your stay

*Express bell boy service

*Surprise gift in room

*In room beach towels

*Pillow menu

*Aromatherapy for pillows

*Robes and slippers in room

*Bath Kit

*DVD’s selection

*In room newspaper

*Espresso machine in room ( suites only)

Bars
There are 8 bars plus 4 additional bars for Elegance Club guests only

*Lobby bar

*Disco bar

*Plaza bar

*Wet bar

*Beach bar

*Parrots bar

*Lobby bar

*Midnight bar

Spa
The spa and gym are not finished, but guests can use the facilities at Majestic Colonial. They have a wonderful spa there.

Weddings
See our weddings page for details
FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR ALL GUESTS STAYING AT THE MAJESTIC ELEGANCE PUNTA CANA

*Refreshing towel upon arrival

*Welcome cocktail upon arrival

*24 hours All Inclusive

*6 restaurants

*9 bars located in different areas of the hotel. Open during different hours

*Premium drinks in all bars

*Room service included

*Daily stocking of mini bar

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The staff was 100% friendly and helpful.
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Brent and Suzanne from Cornwall, Ontario  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival
we flew sunwing from the ottawa airport, zero problems leaving or returning to the ottawa airport,, also zero problems in punta cana other than a baggage belt failure at the airport that created a checkin backup..flight was 100% perfect as always with sunwing, very friendly and great service. Welcome and checkin at the resort was great. Bellboys were great and got to your room in recort time...the majectic welcome drink was super and refreshing

Rooms
We arrived at our room 1118 at first glance it looked great,jaccuzi is a plus the room was very musty smelling,not like at some other resorts where you have a little musty smell,, this was almost overwhelming,, the beds ,linen etc felt damp..something very important to point out is when you get your room check the patio door it doesnt lock,, from what we discovered very few of them do.. Opon closer look at the room you can quickly learn why this resort was built in a record time,, finishing touches were of a very poor quality,, not only in the rooms but all over the resort,, this in itself would not make a a your stay go bad but as i said check your patio door they do not lock and being on the first floor this is a major problem i asked the front desk to change rooms because of this and the musty smell and were accomodated very well.. Look for paola at the front desk she will make thing right.. We moved to the other side of the resort to the 4th floor room 3407,, great view of the pool and a peek at the ocean,, a touch of musty smell but nothing that we couldnt deal with.. Facecloths were a small problem and had to be chased down,, but our room was made up early in the morning and cleaned to a shine. Beer ,,water etc,, was replaced daily.. All in all it wasnt bad not the best but not terrible

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This NOT and may never be a 5 star resort.
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 3.50 of 5

Posted by:  Don & Heather  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) 
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Short and sweet: This NOT and may never be a 5 star resort.
To assume so would be an injustice to the truly excellent resorts; Food and service rates 7 out of 10, at best!.
Don & Heather; (frequent, mature travellers, 5 star only!)

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It was a beautiful place, but I would NOT go back!!!!!!
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Jackie from Pennsylvania  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival
it was ok. we were greeted with a yummy drink and fresh towel. We had trouble getting the room and bed we had requested. A girl took us to our room walking soooo slow and didn't speak ANY English. I was frustrated after a long day of travel. They had no idea what you were asking and would just smile at you, super annoying!!!!! Pull it together!!!

Rooms
Beautiful rooms.... Our shower didn't drain but someone did come fix it the next day. Room service is so gross! I odered a bottle of water and after 4 hours it still didn't arrive!!!! Good luck with that! Maids did an ok job... I had to fight for towels and it took over 24 hours for someone to collect our dirty plates from room service from the first day.

Restaurants and Bars
The Asian restaurant was amazing!!!! The food was great and it was a great way to meet people around as you were seated with 4 other couples!!! My BF and I don't eat steak, but we heard such great reviews that we had to try it; so amazing!!!! We heard Italian and French restaurants were NOT good, so we skipped..... The buffet was gross! Tons of fattening food and nothing was labeled, when I asked employees what it was, they didn't know either! What? SCARY!!!! FLIES!!!! The bars were pretty, but they didn't have much to offer! I was totally disappointed to find they offered only one kind of beer! (i don't drink anything but amstel light or corona light) Also, it was mostly all BOTTOM shelf liquor!!!!! EEHHWAA! You would think they would have at least some nice liquors since you paid alot of money. They did not have anything nicer than Stoli ;( Bummer for me, because I drink Kettle One.....

Beach/Pools/Grounds
Beach was nice ;) Pool was beautiful ;)

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
not many activities... we didn't go on any tours, we wanted to relax.

Other Comments
It was a beautiful place, but I would NOT go back!!!!!!

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Beach was as good as everyone says.
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Jeff  on Feb 1, 2009  >  7 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival: Feb 9 - 16
Left from Ottawa on the 9th via Skyservices. We booked the exit row and had more leg room than the regular seats. We however didn't get that row on the way back and therefore are requesting a refund. We arrived on time and had no problems getting through customs or finding our bus to the resort. Upon arriving we did receive a welcome drink but no cold towel. It was late at night (10:30PM) so it was a big deal as it wasn't hot. We we're then escorted to the Elegance club by Henri and went through an easy check in. Henri then showed us to our room (3rd floor 1346)and explained everything we needed to know. They had run out of the passports which explained everything about the resort and it would have been nice to have but it wasn't a problem finding anything out.

Rooms
The room was very nice and if you care to inspect the place you're sure to find some poor workmanship. We chose to accept is as it is and therefore found it quite nice. It has everything we needed and my wife loved the in room jacuzzi while I preferred the shower. We had no problem with flooding or bugs but did encouter a problem with the air conditioning. We couldn't turn it off and therefore it was always cold. We did raise the issue with Angel and the following day it was fixed. Didn't receive face cloths until day 3 but since we brought our own it wasn't a big deal. Maid service was at different times every day and sometimes the room would be cleaned but the towels wouldn't show up until later. Also the drink replenishment guy would come at differnet times so you could end up getting 2 or 3 knocks at different times of the day.

Restaurants and Bars
We tried the Steakhouse, Italian and both buffets. Steakhouse was good all 3 times we ate there but one couple we were with had a very fatty cowboy steak. We ate at the Italian once and it was also good. Both buffets were good as well and the main one is now starting to put up signs indicating what you are about to eat so that helps. I did get sick upon returning home and I think it was something I ate just before I left but can't be sure. All in all the food was fine.

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Our room was infested with mosquitos.
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.00 of 5

Posted by:  Nick  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival: Feb. 14 - 21
Our first room had two double beds and when we asked for a king they said there wasn't any left. When we complained a few hours later and indicated it was our honeymoon, they finally moved us to a room with a king.

Rooms
Nice, but the water from the shower leaks into the room... must place towel outside the glass door. Also, there was reminence of bloody dead mosquitos all over the walls of the room. Pretty nasty.

Other Comments
Our room was infested with mosquitos. Every night there were at least half a dozen in our room. Most of them likely entered while the cleaning personnel cleaned the rooms while leaving the door open. We were on the ground floor next to the small forest (I believe the south side of the resort). We saw towels outside the doors of several other rooms (guess others had the same problem). When we complained to the front desk, they gave us bug spray which I would use every night. Still, my gf was bitten many times. Given the risk of Malaria in the Punta Cana area (as per Government of Canada www.voyage.gc.ca) I would not return to this resort.

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Room Service is horrendous.
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 3.50 of 5

Posted by:  Noam, Juanita & Nicky from NYC  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival: Feb 13th - 21st
Our arrival was smooth - we were welcomed with a nice cold drink and everyone was very accommodating. The bellboy was extremely nice; he gave us a description of the facilities while walking us to our room.

Rooms
There are only two types of rooms (the one bedroom suite and the junior suite). Our junior suite was beautiful equip with a large Jacuzzi, marbled floors and a king size four post bed; very romantic.

Restaurants and Bars
Drinks made at the bar are delicious, great frozen drinks, Mojitos etc. Must try the Mama Juana Drink (Dominican rum infused with honey and herbal bark) great drink. The establishment is all inclusive drink and food, however at the Casino they do charge you $5 for top shelf liquor. Kind of ass backwards considering alcohol is usually free at Casinos.

Every single restaurant in this place was horrible.
1. The Italian restaurant: Upon arrival, the waiter gave us wet cloth napkins. When we ask for dry ones he explained all of them are that way they are just cold. Ridiculous considering it left a wet ring on our pants at the end of dinner. THE FOOD WAS THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD let's just say we would have settled for Chef Boy R Dee that would have been better. Definitely not of Italian descent. The service was extremely bad .We waited forever for the food and bread that they served us when we were done eating.

2. The Japanese restaurant was of a Benihanna style set up. The beef was horrible not edible, had a rancid smell and weird after taste. Clearly not good beef at all. The Asian style rice and grilled chicken was ok. The shrimp however had a weird taste as well.

3. The Steak restaurant is ok if you order the cowboy steak. Our grilled vegetable sides and grilled potatoes was served cold as if it was pre-made and sitting around.

NOTE: All salads are served with one type of lettuce Iceberg lettuce, even the Caesar salad.

SOME ADVICE: Stick to the buffet they serve freshly made eggs and omelets for breakfast, for lunch and diner freshly made the rotisserie chicken daily and some edible desserts and fresh fruit 24 hours a day.

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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Pattirose from Oshawa  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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We left Toronto Sunday Feb. 8 and it was quite mild weather. We arrived in Punta Cana to much warmer weather but quite cloudy with some light rain. We flew Sunwing and were concerned that having to purchase the $10 tourist card would be just another crazy line to go through, however I must say that it was extremely well organized. You had your picture taken with the girls, then proceeded to a line where you paid the $10 and received your tourist card and then followed in the line where you turned in your tourist card and then continued along through the line to customs. It was all very painless and quite quick. Then did all the usual things...grabbed our luggage, contacted the Sunwing booth, bought some cold Presidente’s and went to our bus.

The ride to the resort was quite quick. We had a smaller bus (with trailer behind for the luggage). There were only three stops, first at the Bahia Principe and then the Majestic Elegance and lastly the Majestic Colonial. Upon getting off the bus we were greeted at the door with a cold towel and a cold drink. There is a Majestic Elegance Club stand right at the front of the lobby and the butlers from the Elegance Club are there waiting for you. Our butler was Angel. What a wonderful man, very informative and always helpful. As the check in for the Elegance is down at the Elegance Club lobby, you are walked down through the resort and explained to where everything is. I thought that was very helpful. It made you feel that you were somewhat oriented already to the resort. Upon arriving at the Elegance Club, you are seated at the desk to do a tiny bit of paperwork , receive your bracelet, etc. During this process Angel was already getting us a cold drink. After all this was done Angel then took us to our room and explained where all the light switches, etc were.

Our room - We had an Elegance Club Junior suite, room 4331. These rooms by far are the most amazing rooms I have ever seen. They are extremely large, very nice decor, beautiful marble, large closets, comfortable chairs in the sitting area, wall mounted large screen tv, and quite comfortable chairs on the balcony. There was also a fridge stocked with water, Presidente, soft drinks and chocolate bar. Above that was a coffee maker and a bottle of Bailey’s, scotch, rum and vodka. We overlooked the vacant lot, BUT.... that gave us also an amazing ocean view.

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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Pattirose from Oshawa  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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We left Toronto Sunday Feb. 8 and it was quite mild weather. We arrived in Punta Cana to much warmer weather but quite cloudy with some light rain. We flew Sunwing and were concerned that having to purchase the $10 tourist card would be just another crazy line to go through, however I must say that it was extremely well organized. You had your picture taken with the girls, then proceeded to a line where you paid the $10 and received your tourist card and then followed in the line where you turned in your tourist card and then continued along through the line to customs. It was all very painless and quite quick. Then did all the usual things...grabbed our luggage, contacted the Sunwing booth, bought some cold Presidente’s and went to our bus.

The ride to the resort was quite quick. We had a smaller bus (with trailer behind for the luggage). There were only three stops, first at the Bahia Principe and then the Majestic Elegance and lastly the Majestic Colonial. Upon getting off the bus we were greeted at the door with a cold towel and a cold drink. There is a Majestic Elegance Club stand right at the front of the lobby and the butlers from the Elegance Club are there waiting for you. Our butler was Angel. What a wonderful man, very informative and always helpful. As the check in for the Elegance is down at the Elegance Club lobby, you are walked down through the resort and explained to where everything is. I thought that was very helpful. It made you feel that you were somewhat oriented already to the resort. Upon arriving at the Elegance Club, you are seated at the desk to do a tiny bit of paperwork , receive your bracelet, etc. During this process Angel was already getting us a cold drink. After all this was done Angel then took us to our room and explained where all the light switches, etc were.

Our room - We had an Elegance Club Junior suite, room 4331. These rooms by far are the most amazing rooms I have ever seen. They are extremely large, very nice decor, beautiful marble, large closets, comfortable chairs in the sitting area, wall mounted large screen tv, and quite comfortable chairs on the balcony. There was also a fridge stocked with water, Presidente, soft drinks and chocolate bar. Above that was a coffee maker and a bottle of Bailey’s, scotch, rum and vodka. We overlooked the vacant lot, BUT.... that gave us also an amazing ocean view.

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A great trip.
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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Steve & Linda from Ontario  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival: Feb. 18th - 25th
Flight down and back with Westjet were uneventful. Anticipation of arrival and depression after departure are the worst parts of the trip.
We arrived and got out luggage very quickly and IBK transfer was waiting for us which we now know is the only way to get to and from the hotels. Thanks to all involved with IBK.

Rooms
We were travelling with 3 other people so a total of 3 rooms were invovled with this trip. Each room had some small issues but these have been ongoing problems since opening and really should be addressed by now. Water did leak out from the showers and a towel was on the floor at all times in one room, this was a concern traveling with a senor so was worried about falling, balcony doors didn't lock in 2 rooms, mosquitoes were terrible in swim up room and major plumbing problem in one room required daily maintenance by the resort plumber. Since we were at the Elegance Club, our concerns were dealt with immediately but not always able to be resolved. Otherwise, the rooms are spectacular in appearance and comfort. Beds were great, housekeeping service and bar fridge services were extremely well done. These staff members were so very friendly and always smiled and took time to talk to us. Fantastic staff at this hotel.

Restaurants and Bars
We ate at all the restaurants during our stay. The A la Cartes were all very good. The food in all restaurants was very enjoyable, no bad meals here at all. Japanese, Italian, Steak, and French were all very good. Steak was the best but the staff were really rushing around so you felt rushed. If this staff would slow down then the guests would be able to enjoy their meal better. Sea and See was really not too good and tended to have the same food every day at lunch. Buffet was very large for seating space and had a very good selection for food. Elegance Club can go to the Italian restaurant for Breakfast and Lunch which was a nice touch otherwise the buffet is available or a continental breakfast at the Sea and See. Elegance Club have food always available at the internet cafe for breakfast and lunch. Once again the staff were all very good at the restaurants and many nights we sat and talked with them and learned new Spanish phrases from them. Many laughs at meals times with the staff.v So many bars so few days to visit them all. We really enjoyed the piano bar in the early evening after dinner and Norman the bartender was so much fun making special drinks for us every night. We then went every night to the Plaza Colon bar for the nightly entertainment which was a lot of fun and the entertainment team was there everynight to get the guests up and dancing. The lower lobby bar was also a very popular place to sit and watch the comings and goings. The pool bars and beach bars were all very good as well.

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User Rating:  Majestic Elegance Punta Cana Review: 4.50 of 5

Posted by:  Suzanne from Medina, Ohio  on Feb 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival: Dec 13 - 20
We arrived at the resort + waited for our butler while we enjoyed a "Majestic" cocktail(tastes like a fabulous Dreamscicle!). Our butler met us + walked us thru the property -explaining all the restaurants, etc.

Rooms
Our suite was on the third floor facing the empty lot next door. Our room was fine but due to the frequent rain while there---we had a ton of mosquitos attacking us in our room. I've never seen anything quite like it. Our room was lovely--definitely have your butler draw your "bath" for you! It was a fabulous bubble bath with candles-very romantic!

Restaurants and Bars
We definitely loved the asian restaurant the best. The Italian was having major issues getting the correct food to the correct guests. There was also an issue with mosquitos in this restaurant also. They make a fabulous "bloody mary"!

Beach/Pools/Grounds
The pool was lovely but the bali beds don't have any shade over them. There also wasn't any shade to be had around the "adults only" pool. For shade you'll have to seek a palapal on the beach or around the main pool. Terrific waitress service around the pool!

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
Not really--

Other Comments
The Elegance was still under construction while we were there. We had a very nice time + I'm sure it will get better with time!

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