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Priceline Hotel: 4.5* Punta Cana - Arena Gorda 12/30 - 1/4 $530 (shows $443 once selected)


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Hi,

 

I am looking to book the Hard Rock Punta Cana hotel for the dates of 12/30-1/4 (5 nights). I quick comparison between the Hard Rock Punta Cana and the Express deal makes me think it is the same based on the 4.5*, 20+ reviews, 8.0 guest rating, and location. 

 

Here are some of the amenities of the PRICELINE EXPRESS Deal (4.5*, 20+reviews, 8.0 guest rating, Arena Gorda, $530 on the list but when selected it shows a price of $443) : 

Bed Choice, Business Center, Casino, Casino, Fitness Center, All INCLUSIVE, Non Smoking, Restaurant, Swimming Pool.

 

Is the Hard Rock a good guess?

 

Also, here is the problem, I actually need occupancy for 2 adults and one child. This being an all inclusive resort, I am sure we would have to pay for a child. Any idea how to determine the cost to add a child to the Express Deal reservation once purchased (if it is even a possibility)? Otherwise, I would have to look at the quad occupancy from HOTWIRE. Thoughts?

 

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Please conclude your Las Vegas Priceline hotel thread with whatever you did decide to do for that trip... not just what you didn't do.

 

For the PRICELINE EXPRESS property above:

4.5* Punta Cana - Arena Gorda (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $443/nite with:
Business Center
Restaurant
Indoor or Outdoor Pool
All Inclusive
Casino
Fitness Center
No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
==> i'm not certain, and while i can't rule out the Hard Rock as a possibility, i would also consider the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort All Inclusive Casino and the Barcelo Bavaro Palace All Inclusive Casino Punta Cana to be among the possible candidates as well.  However, i think it's likely a moot point since you're not able to search for and include a child with PRICELINE reservations... so you would be taking a substantial amount of risk, imo, in the hopes that the underlying hotel allows you to pay extra to add a child to your reservation (and even if they do you're at their mercy... what if they want $200+ to add a child to the reservation??)

 

Unless you're willing to take on the risk above, i would sooner look towards HOTWIRE where you can include your child in the reservation and not have to worry about additional occupancy charges and/or hassles when you arrive at the hotel.

 

Is the Hard Rock the only property you're willing to accept or are you open to other hotels as well?

 

Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

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Thank you for your response. I just called the hotel, and they will charge $70 dollar a night for adding a child utilizing existing beds (4+ years old). Even with this charge, the priceline deal is still a great deal IF this is the Hard Rock Punta Cana hotel. And, I would need to get those fees in writing to avoid any issues. 

 

I am pretty much set on the Hard Rock. Just came back from a vacation there. Now, the reason I think this is the Hard Rock is based on the equal amount of guest reviews shown for the hotel and the location:

- Express Deal Hotel: 20 verified guest reviews (I have seen that priceline always rounds the guest reviews for hotels on express deals) and Arena Gorda area.

- Hard Rock Punta Cana: 24 verified guest reviews and Arena Gorda area - match

- Paradisus Punta Cana: 18 verified guest reviews (close to the express deal amount BUT not located in Arena Gorda - shows Bavaro Altagracia as the area) - no match

- Barcelo Bavaro: 96 verified guest reviews  and Bavaro - as the area) - no match

 

With this data regarding verified guest reviews and location, would you expect the Hard Rock hotel to be the one with a high chance? Am I missing something?

 

Thank you for the help!

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After further research i do believe:

 

4.5* Punta Cana - Arena Gorda (<-- CLICK HERE and confirm your dates on the landing page) for $443/nite with:
Business Center
Restaurant
Indoor or Outdoor Pool
All Inclusive
Casino
Fitness Center
No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
==> the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana - All Inclusive would be my best guess for this one

 

Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

 

Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

Want to know if Rates Drop?? Get alerts at RateDrop.com

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