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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #100 on: January 13, 2015, 09:21:19 PM »
@cooljoe awaiting your report. No need for eruv chatzeiros as there is a common eating area. I did hear the entire resort is walled in is that true?
Were there any kosher snacks at the pools and beaches?

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2015, 09:28:22 PM »
the food was so good and plentiful i  did not even look for snacks between meals but i dont recall seeing and snacks at the bars and beach just some fruit

there was a guy with a baby this week that went around the presidential suites area and confirmed there is a concrete wall surrounding the area

 

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #102 on: January 13, 2015, 09:49:43 PM »
the food was so good and plentiful i  did not even look for snacks between meals but i dont recall seeing and snacks at the bars and beach just some fruit

there was a guy with a baby this week that went around the presidential suites area and confirmed there is a concrete wall surrounding the area

 

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #103 on: January 14, 2015, 08:23:15 AM »
i just came back and all i can say is "you have no idea" words can not describe how amazing this resort is pictures don't do justice

i will put up a TR when i have time but all i can say is GO GOG GO  GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!

and yes the food is amazing and yes  i have been to top hotel programs.....


there is a wall surrounding the ps area so all you need to make is an aruv chazaros but check with ylor

I can't say I completely agree with you. I was there late November and while I agree the food was very good and plentiful and the Mashgiach was extremely nice and helpful, the resort itself left a lot to be desired.

I stayed in a private villa. While very large and spacious it wasn't very pretty or clean! The showers also had very very little pressure (practically none at all). The villa had a private pool but it wasn't very clean and didn't see any staff come clean it during my stay. It also wasn't heated (and the water was surprisingly cold), which was OK during the day but was definitely not an option at night.

It is possible that there are nicer villas in the property but as far as I understand the villa that gets assigned to you is pot luck. I can't speak for the presidential suites or other type of rooms, they might be better.

I didn't see all the beaches but the one or two that I went to look at weren't anything spectacular either.

While I did enjoy my stay and the convenience of having a kosher restaurant (especially over Shabbos!) I don't know that I would run back there the next time I want a getaway. I'm not saying I would never go back and it does have some benefits, but I will go knowing what to expect.

I also just heard that as of February they are raising the price for the kosher meals from $99 per person per day to $150.

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2015, 09:00:11 AM »
Following...Looking forward to the TR

There is a TR already. If anyone wants to, I can add to that as I have been there as well and fully agree with nams88's TR

My husband and I just went for a week and it was amazing! Great resort, great kosher food- everything was amazing! You can read more and see pictures on our blog.

Before we went: http://propertrookies.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/our-upcoming-adventure/

Our first day: http://propertrookies.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/our-first-24-hours-in-paradise/

We definitely recommend it. We paid $450/week for a Cofressi Palm Beach Junior Suite and it was nice, close to the beach, and about a 7 minute walk to the kosher restaurant.

You can stay at the Presidential suites (one step up- we were quotes $600 for the week) which is right by the kosher food.

Kosher food was $100/day per person, but 100% worthwhile- plentiful, fresh, and delicious. They made you whatever you wanted, no matter what other people were eating, you could choose your own lunch or dinner,etc. We had salmon, pastas, eggplant parm, steak, chicken, lamb, ribs, soups, salads, TONS! There were between 2-12 other kosher people when we were there, and we had a great time!

We flew JFK- POP, which is about a 25 minute drive to the hotel (transportation was included in our hotel room price).
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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2015, 01:49:44 PM »
I can't say I completely agree with you. I was there late November and while I agree the food was very good and plentiful and the Mashgiach was extremely nice and helpful, the resort itself left a lot to be desired.

I stayed in a private villa. While very large and spacious it wasn't very pretty or clean! The showers also had very very little pressure (practically none at all). The villa had a private pool but it wasn't very clean and didn't see any staff come clean it during my stay. It also wasn't heated (and the water was surprisingly cold), which was OK during the day but was definitely not an option at night.

It is possible that there are nicer villas in the property but as far as I understand the villa that gets assigned to you is pot luck. I can't speak for the presidential suites or other type of rooms, they might be better.

I didn't see all the beaches but the one or two that I went to look at weren't anything spectacular either.

While I did enjoy my stay and the convenience of having a kosher restaurant (especially over Shabbos!) I don't know that I would run back there the next time I want a getaway. I'm not saying I would never go back and it does have some benefits, but I will go knowing what to expect.

I also just heard that as of February they are raising the price for the kosher meals from $99 per person per day to $150.


the best way to guarantee a beautiful room is booking a presidential suite or a cofressi palms beach suite

i would recommend the PS as its right by the kosher food

there are very nice villas but most 3 bedrooms are old

the grounds are very nice and always updating

TR will come when i can





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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #106 on: January 18, 2015, 01:32:21 AM »
I tried booking for February and they are fully booked.

Is there any other all inclusive with villas for cheap prices on the islands?

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #107 on: January 18, 2015, 01:45:26 AM »
I tried booking for February and they are fully booked.

Is there any other all inclusive with villas for cheap prices on the islands?

I recommend you go for a PS 2 bedroom if you need a lot of beds

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #108 on: January 18, 2015, 04:15:44 PM »
they dont even have a suite available completely sold out.

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #109 on: January 18, 2015, 06:13:02 PM »
they dont even have a suite available completely sold out.

Try other brokers the higher their level the more access you have. I am going on the 29th was also originally told there wasn't anything available I then got a senior shareholder who got availability. PM me for contact info.

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #110 on: June 10, 2015, 03:24:02 PM »
Did you do it this way?

i just discovered this "accessory" you can add on too your booking on cheapCaribbean.com 

you will see this after you chose the presidential room then there is an add on page where u can add transportation trips etc

looks like its half price!!

for 8 days this is what i was charging me per person to add kosher....



OK Kosher Certified Vacation Experience -- Presidential Suites Cofresi by Lifestyle
$385.00 per person
Complete Kosher vacation experience when staying at Presidential Suites Cofresi by Lifestyle.

Kosher vacation experience features:
- Full kosher kitchen with kosher chef in residence
- Kosher restaurant with a buffet and a la carte menu
- Orthodox Synagogue
- Rabbinical services
- Kosher villa environment

The following Terms & Conditions Apply:

1) Only valid for purchase between July 30, 2014 and December 19, 2015.
2) Only valid for travel between July 30, 2014 and December 19 2015.
3) OK Kosher Certified Vacation Experience must be purchased for full length of stay.

These rates are Add-On only prices and will be combined with room rates. No refunds or exchanges will be made for unused features or services. Package features are not transferable.

This is an informational voucher only and has no cash value to the resort. This only serves to provide notification that this fee has been paid as part of your reservation and should not be collected by the resort. If you have any questions, please contact our Reservations Center at toll free 1-800-915-2322.

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #111 on: January 01, 2016, 12:20:13 AM »
Anyone been here recently? Anyone know the Kashret standards? (If anyone can PM me me the number of the Mashgiach I would be greatful)

How often is there a Minyan there over Shabbos?
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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #112 on: January 01, 2016, 12:25:55 AM »
Anyone been here recently? Anyone know the Kashret standards? (If anyone can PM me me the number of the Mashgiach I would be greatful)

How often is there a Minyan there over Shabbos?

Shabbes minyan is close to impossible unless you are going during Yeshiva week. PM me tomorrow in the AM and Ill be happy to provide you with more info and #
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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #113 on: January 12, 2016, 06:33:37 PM »
Lady on the phone said she thinks there will be a minyan this week; but no rooms :( anyone have anything here?

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #114 on: January 12, 2016, 10:07:35 PM »
the kashras was good its under the ok with a great mashgiach

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #115 on: January 13, 2016, 07:43:59 AM »

the kashras was good its under the ok with a great mashgiach

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Re: $30 - All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, DR
« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2016, 10:39:58 AM »
What dates are avail?


Eta: thanks! Booked labor day weekend with free cancellation.

Lots of contradictions on site. Says suite sleeps 4, then Max 1 at checkout.

Top says all-inclusive then only free breakfast....

Plus I know have to find out if this place is at all nice anyway

After tax/fees it came out to like $45/night
« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 11:15:15 AM by MosheD »