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What is it like to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta CanaVou na Janela

Forget everything you’ve heard about resorts that run on a all-inclusivescheme, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Canais unlike anything you’ve ever seen or read.

In addition to the luxury and comfort offered by the system, the hotel has 1787 rooms, all with whirlpool;9 restaurants;13 swimming pools;2 bars where daily shows take place;a terrace where there are always live performances;casino, nightclub, the largest spa in the Caribbean, gym, golf course and various activities.

Want more?Music lovers will love the memorabilia featuring items from Madonna, Britney Spears, Metallica, Elton John, Elvis Presley and all the cream of good music.

Like what you’ve read so far?So keep reading and I’ll tell you everything you need to know to choose the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana as your vacation destination.

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Review: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana


The rooms

Those traveling to such a place will hardly want to spend the day in their room, but if they do, they’ll feel like a king, or a celebrity.The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has 1787 rooms, from the simplest to the most luxurious, none of which are lacking.Although nothing here is simple.

I stayed in the Caribbean Suite measuring no less than 70m², all rooms overlook the gardens and have a private balcony.Mine was in an even more privileged spot, facing the main garden, which is cut by a huge canal framed by palm trees and overlooking the main hotel building and the Eclipse Terrace, where live shows take place at dusk.

All rooms have a spa bath

All rooms have a spa bath, which is integrated into the bed.You can just step out of the hundred-thread-count sheets and into the warm tub.Speaking of bed, it’s certainly one of the best I’ve ever slept on.

Next to the bed is the TV with Hard Rock channels with great music, as well as the main international TV channels, but there weren’t any Brazilian channel.I heard that in other units there is Globo Internacional.But ok, who’s going to watch television in this place?

On the furniture under the TV is a mini bar with water, soft drinks and beers.Next to it is a dispenser with several large bottles of drinks like Rum and Tequila.And you can drink all you want, you don’t pay extra for it.

Speaking of drinks, they keep a sparkling wine in the ice bucket waiting for you, as well as some sweets.Want a bigger treat?

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The bedroom bathroom is another very special chapter in this story .It’s huge, has two sinks and the shower stalls, it’s simply wonderful even for those traveling alone.

One thing that always catches my eye in hotels is the amenities, those bathroom products.At the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana they are of excellent quality, from the Rock Spa brand and had shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.In addition, bar soaps;sewing kit;vanity kit with tissues, nail file and cotton swabs;shoe shine, the traditional shower cap and hair dryer.Oh, there was also repellent, but I didn’t feel the need to use it.

To complete the celebrity comfort package, the hotel offers bathrobes and slippers.I had a little love affair with the slippers.The room also has an iron, ironing board, wardrobe, safe and powerful air conditioning.

The day I arrived at the hotel I made a video showing the room, take a look at the tour:


Room service


Room service at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is open 24 hours a day if you want a sandwich at 3am with sparkling wine French, just call and ask.Also, they stop by sometimes asking if we need anything.


Restaurants


There are 9 restaurants in the all-inclusivesystem, in addition to the Simon Mansion located at the entrance to the Casino and which is not part of the system.

For those who care about food abroad, if you don’t get along with the local food, you can forget that at Hard Rock, they have food for all tastes.

Cafetto– That nice restaurant follows the style of American cafes, they serve snacks, coffee and it is also a good place to have your breakfast.Cafetto is also open 24 hours a day.

Ciao – Want to try some great Italian food?Ciao is the right place.The environment is beautiful, like all of Hard Rock and it has a great view of the gardens.Ciao serves breakfast and lunch in the self-service system and dinner is a la carte.

Ipanema– From the name you’ve already noticed that it’s of a Brazilian food restaurant.The Ipanema is located outside the main building of Hard Rock, facing the sea, it is open for breakfast and dinner.I didn’t eat there, because there were so many options that I didn’t have time, but that’s for another occasion.

Isla – Isla is also out from the main building, facing the pools and next to the sea.His specialty is Caribbean cuisine, if you like fish and seafood, Isla is the place.But it also appeals to all tastes and the desserts are the best.

Vai gordinho: algumas opções de sobremesa

Go fat: some dessert options

Los Gallos – This Mexican restaurant is located in the hotel’s main building, but I didn’t have time to eat there either, but since everything at Hard Rock is good, I doubt this restaurant will disappoint.

Pizzetto – Yes, Hard Rock has a pizzeria in the all-inclusive!

The Market – Definitely my favorite for breakfast and lunch.The variety is huge, both for options to start the day and for self-service lunch.I didn’t have dinner there, but at night the service is a la carte.

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Toro – This is another one near the beach, specializing in contemporary international cuisine.

Zen– This restaurant specializes in oriental cuisine, and the dishes are freshly prepared in front of us and the cooks are very lively, they sing, dance, joke and interact with guests all the time.Take a look at the video below:

In addition to the restaurants above, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has a huge ice cream shop, Ice Cone, which also has a counter that serves freshly made sandwiches.There is also Rain Deli and Lima Deli which are other places for a quick snack.


Bars and clubs


At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, fun is guaranteed.In the main building there are two bars, The Sun, which looks more like a rock bar, with a stage and a pool table.On the opposite side of The Sun is the Moon Lounge, a club-like bar, with lots of neon and disco.There are some themed nights at Moon, like the 70’s and 80’s parties which are excellent.

Moon Lounge

Moon Lounge

Terraço Eclipse is two bars, where there are always bands playing live in the late afternoon and early evening.It’s huge, the biggest country and you feel like you’re in Las Vegas there.There are almost 450 slot machines and 40 tables for games such as black jack, roulette and craps, as well as spaces with televisions for betting on sports and horse racing, bingo and much more.

The Casino is not part of the all-inclusivesystem, in fact almost everything in this part of the hotel is not included, that’s where the restaurant is Simon Mansion and the Oro nightclub.

Just below the Casino area is the Rock Spa, which is also the largest in the Caribbean and has all the treatments that this type of place offers, several hot tubs, swimming pools and saunas.

Annex to the Spa is also a beauty salon, Posh Beauty Salon and a little further on, a huge gym, Body Rock, which has great equipment, activities and lessons.

Hard Rock has a huge (giant) golf course and a mini golf course as well.They also have a bike lane, tennis courts and, in the future, a skate park.


For children


The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is a place for the whole family, and the little ones are guaranteed fun at The Little Big Club, a space full of toys, activities and entertainment for the little ones.Parents can rest easy and make the most of the hotel while their children enjoy attractions specially designed for them featuring the characters Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Thomas the Train™.

Children also have a guaranteed space in one of the pools that was made for them and the area is so cool that parents can have fun together.

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Children’s pool


Pools


The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has 13 pools, all of which are huge.There are so many options that you will hardly find a full pool.

But the central pool is certainly the most popular, the one with the hashtag #IRockPuntaCana, which is one of the hotel’s postcards.There are several activities throughout the day and you can even take diving lessons.Just behind it is the Eclipse pool, a little calmer and excellent like all the others.

Cartão postal do Hard Rock

Hard Rock postcard

There are also pools for members and VIPs, according to the type of package the guest has purchased.But don’t worry, even if your package is the most basic, there will still be a pool for you to enjoy.

The hotel area is cut by two natural canals and next to them are two swimming pools, the Bongos Pool, with infinity edge and Sax Pool, these are not exactly on the beach, so they are very quiet all day.

Bongos Pool

Bongos Pool

As I said above, it has a children’s pool, but it also has an adults-only pool, the Eden Pool, and is located in a more private area.

Around the Ipanema Restaurant It also has an artificial channel, the Lazy River, and the cool thing is to travel on buoys.But it’s not as calm as other beaches in the Dominican Republic.There are several sun loungers, hammocks under coconut trees or Balinese beds along the stretch of sand.

On the second day at the hotel they had booked a Balinese bed and we stayed there drinking sparkling wine and eating the food that the staff had provided.

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Private beach

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On the beach are these wonderful sun loungers

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But you can also stay in these Balinese beds

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Or choose a hammock to call your own


Musical activities


Music lab

The first activity I did at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana was the Music Lab.You take basic lessons in some kind of musical instrument, do some rehearsals, and perform with an audience at The Sun, one of the hotel’s bars.

I was traveling with a group of bloggers and we rehearsed Satisfaction by the Stones and played (or tried) the night.It was a very nice experience.

Sound of your stay

Another activity for those who enjoy music, with Sound of your stay you can have a musical experience in more depth, how to choose an instrument that you like best and take lessons on one of the TV channels in your room.

Just ask for the instrument they assemble and they’ll have everything ready for you to use. for one day.There are also DJing classes for you to unleash that DJ inside you.If Jesus Luz did it, why couldn’t you?

Memorabilia

Like all Hard Rock, Punta Cana couldn’t fail to have a beautiful collection.Highlight for the limousine that Madonna used in Music and which is at the entrance of the Casino.Check out the gallery:

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Madonna

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Wi-fi


The entire hotel has Wi-Fi coverage fi, inside the main building, rooms, gardens, in the pool area and even on the beach.Look how beautiful it is =)


How to get around in there


You may be finding it strange that I put this topic here in the post, but as you can see, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is gigantic and works like a mini city and as in all cities, it has a transport system.

These are cars that they call “trains” and that function as such and run along a line that goes around the entire property.There are several stops along the way, just get on and get off at the desired location.

Os "trenzinhos"

The “trains”

You can also rent an electric cart, like those used on golf courses and be able to walk around the entire property.


Why stay in a hotel all- including



The main advantage is not having to worry about spending anything on food, drink , snacks and some luxuries that are expensive in hotels that don’t work on this scheme.

But the all-inclusivesystem is only interesting when the hotel is a super resort like the Hard Rock in Punta Cana.Because you are going to stay at the hotel and enjoy all the best it has to offer, without worrying about going out touring.But if you want to do that, you can book tours inside the hotel itself.

Espumante o dia inteiro

All day sparkling wine

NoHard Rock Hotel & At Casino Punta Cana, you can eat every day at a different restaurant, drink sparkling wine all day by one of the 13 swimming pools, dance the night away at the lively parties that take place in various parts of the hotel, just to name a few.


How much does it cost?


The rates for the couple are around $350 and they have a system very nice credits.Booking 3 nights, you get $500;for 4 nights, get $750;from 5 to 6 nights you guarantee $1500 up to 14 nights (or more) that yield $3600 in credit.

The credits can be used to discount the value of some services and activities, such as the Rock Spa, tours, admission to the Oro Nightclub and many other services.


Where is


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, as the name implies, is located near the city of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, in the heart of the Caribbean.From Brazil there are flights connecting São Paulo (Guarulhos International Airport) to Punta Cana by Gol and from Brasília LATAM Airlines also operates direct flights to the city.

But you can also choose to fly via Panama City with Copa Airlines, Bogotá or Lima with Avianca, Buenos Aires with Aerolineas or even with an American airline via Miami.

The Punta Cana International Airport is very busy, it receives daily flights from various parts of the world.


My experience at Hard Rock


I I traveled to Punta Cana with a group of bloggers at the invitation of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and Copa Airlines.I flew some Economy Class and some Business Class.

At Punta Cana Airport there was a transfer waiting for us, you could already feel special treatment right there.

We were greeted at the hotel and taken to the VIP Check-in area, where they welcomed us with sparkling wine and snacks.

This is Hard Rock Punta Cana

This is Hard Rock Punta Cana

Despite being an invitational trip, I noticed that the hotel staff is incredibly attentive, the people are happy and they convey that happiness to all of us.The hotel offers a language course for the staff.

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Wonderful staff

The only thing I noticed that deserves attention , is that the cleaning and maintenance service of the room is slightly erratic.One day the minibar items were not replenished or the amenities were forgotten.These are small details that can be fixed with a checklist.But none of that compromised the Hard Rock experience.


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In October 2016, Vou na Janela traveled to the Dominican Republic at the invitation of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and Copa Airlines.The blog only accepts partnerships with companies in which it believes and recommends the services provided.All opinions expressed here are personal.

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