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Old October 22nd, 2004, 08:16 PM
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Default carnival destiny/diamond palace hotel

This is the third time I have tried to post this message without an error. I am traveling from Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 13, 2004, and sailing on the destiny on
Nov. 14, 2004.

I have read a few horror stories about the hotel and the ship. Say they aint so!!! please
somebody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1--but no matter what -please tell me the truth.

Is anybody else out there going on this cruise?
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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:24 PM
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Pidgeon.....

I would NOT recommend Diamond Palace Hotel. Check out my review of it on the HOTELS thread.

Also...check out TripAdvisor.com for other reviews of Diamond Palace. Not good things said about it there either. Unfortunately, in my case I didn't see reviews until after I booked the hotel from Hotels.com and if I cancelled, we would have lost our $25 per room (we had 3 rooms...one being my nephew's room and he was travelling on a tight budget so I didn't want him to be out that $25). Honestly?....I always take reviews with a grain of salt, thinking...well..maybe it isn't as bad as those people say it is. In this case, I should have heeded the warnings. The customer service was bad and the rooms were even worse.

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Old October 24th, 2004, 11:12 PM
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We are going on the Destiny 12/19/04 this was one of the hotels we looked at but decided not to book it instead we booked the Milano. I read reviews on trip advisor and also on diff board and we decided to go with another hotel as it was not just one night we are staying in San Juan. Maybe for just one night it won't be so bad and u can look forward to the cruise. Hope u have a great cruise.
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Old October 25th, 2004, 01:17 AM
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The only saving grace from our stay at the Diamond Palace is that we were there only one night. If we had to stay a 2nd night we would have changed hotels.

Again..Check my review on the HOTELS thread. I'm not that hard to please and I have never ever had to write such a negative report of any hotel/cruise/restaraunt until this time.

I definately do not recommend it, but if you do decide to stay there, don't say I didn't warn ya! lol

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