Old Jul 12, 18, 7:23 am
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Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Seat 1A, Juice pretty much everywhere, Mucci des Coins Exotiques
Posts: 31,168

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked standard, received deluxe suite

How are the rooms?
Newly renovated. One normal bedroom, joining another room where the bed was removed and sitting furniture added. Two new mini-bars. Bathrooms are also renovated and the water pressure is vastly improved from years past. Temperature control is better too.

How is the exec. lounge?
Service was always great here and now it is better. Most everything is brought out from the kitchen and there is a cocktail stand in the evening where they mix a set of set cocktails, including Dawa's.

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Bottle of red wine and fruit.

How was the minibar?
Much improved with red and white wine and beer. But still no hard liquor.

What was good and what was bad?

A great hotel is even better now, which is amazing as the rates have declined quite a bit due to competition. It's really cheap on the weekends.

The outdoor bar area has a giant screen TV and was packed for the WC matches.

The Italian restaurant is closed as is the Safari bar. But the outdoor pool bar has been expanded and they have a remote kitchen outside too.
They stop serving alcohol in the club at 8pm. In the past I recall drinking there past 11pm. Or perhaps they just were more lax with the rules back then.

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Yes, very much a value.
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