There are better choices out there!
Posted Nov 30, 2016
This resort seems to be the place for wedding celebration - we were there for this same reason as wedding guests, and we've seen 2-3 weddings daily during our short 4 days' visit. They perfected the art of organized, mass-produced wedding ceremonies and do a good job while they're at it.
Unfortunately, our stay at Dreams Riviera was marred big time by the renovation that was conducted in the room right above us. It's inconceivable to justify why a messy, noisy and smelly renovation, one that involves moving the furniture and replacing floor tiles in a bathroom (hammering the old tiles away to put the new ones in) had to happen during Saturday and Sunday of the Thanksgivings Day weekend - one of the busiest time of the year for any respectable resort (and one of the "high-season" times when you pay premium for a room that otherwise would have been offered at 60% discount or remained unsold).
I couldn't find a good reason why the renovation had to start at 8 o'clock in the morning on Saturday and couldn't be postponed until Monday - Tuesday of the following week when the majority of guests were leaving in hordes. What is even more disappointing is that the resort management offered no warning, no substitute room and no apology for disrupting our stay - the renovation activities continued even after we complained to the hotel staff. No managerial staff was on duty either, the only person who responded to our calls was a Chief Concierge, and she couldn't get a hold of anyone!