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Catalonia Gran Dominicus

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Bayahibe Playa, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Bayahibe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a great time spent here in this hotel I would recommend this hotel! Lovely beach, delicious food, room/bed comfortable, friendly staff. Overall great place. Mexican restaurant has amazing food!!! Only one bad thing is that the staff are not English speakers and it is difficult to express your needs to them. It should be more staff who speak... More

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Tampa, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We purchased day passes to spend some time with friends that were staying at the resort. We found the front desk to be very overwhelmed with guest checking either in or out. The courtesy rooms are nice but extremely hot. There is a waiting list so make sure you book a time and get the key. The front desk doesn't... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would come here again! it's about an hour and a half outside of Santo Domingo (which is cheaper to fly into). The food at the buffet is average. I would definitely go to the restaurants (one is Mexican and the other is a steak house). Both are good. The rooms are clean and modern. I LOVE the shower design.... More

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Hollywood, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not good hotel to stay at all . May 21 to May 25 2014, my wife and I stay on Bayahibe, the air conditioning was very hot, not hot water, very rude staff, try to get in to restaurant from the pool area at 12 pm, security stop me and request me to go to my room and change my... More

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is definitely not a luxury hotel. The rooms are older and the bathrooms are in need of repair but I was rarely in the room as there was so much to enjoy. The buffet is not good either but the food at the restaurants and snack bars is a lot better. The beach is beautiful with plenty of... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good. The grounds are very clean and the beach is beautiful. If you are willing to shell out another $600 per couple for a "privileged" room, it might be worth it. unless you book a "privileged" room you will get a very run down room with their idea of a fully stocked refrigerator of three bottles of water... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vacationed her in June 2014. It's not the most luxurious resort, but it's definitely not the worst. my review is based on the privileged room, so I can't comment on the regular. I was happy to pay for the upgrade as I wanted the upgraded room, freedom to eat at the a la carte restaurants and so on. The room... More

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Woodside, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel every year and this is my 3rd trip to Dominican Republic. I would not recommend this hotel for several reasons. AIR CONDITIONING; - if you think you will cool off when you spend the whole day in the sun, think again. The A/C in the rooms is horrible, does not get cool. I had to change my room... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Catalonia Gran Dominicus for a week on an All Inclusive basis with my partner and our two children (8 & 4). We had an absolutely amazing time and really did feel we were in paradise. I was slightly worried about the transfer time as many people had said 90 minutes but we were at the... More

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grandominicus, Resident Manager at Catalonia Gran Dominicus, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your nice and extremely detailed review about all our services (food and beverage, rooms, entertainment activities…) . We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our resort that much. We are specially happy to read those wonderful compliments regarding all the hotel areas. Thank you very much again for your time and... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice week here from the 12th - 19th June. The best things have to be the beach and the price. For a cheap week in a paradise location then its great but there is little to do in terms of entertainment. Evening entertainment was lacking but they try. If you can't speak spanish then communication can be difficult,... More

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Address: Bayahibe Playa, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Bayahibe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalonia Gran Dominicus 3*
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Also Known As:
Catalonia Gran Dominicus Hotel Bayahibe
Catalonia Gran Dominicus La Romana
Gran Dominicus
Catalonia Gran Dominicus Dominican Republic/Bayahibe

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Catalonia Gran Dominicus is an all-inclusive resort located on the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic and overlooks the white sandy beach of Bayahibe; 25 km. from the famous Caribbean art centre Altos de Chavon and 4.5 km. from the tiny fishing of Bayahibe, close to the Natural Park of the East, home of the biggest remains from the Island's first inhabitants, the Taino Indians; only 30 minutes by boat from Saona and Catalina both wonderful virgin islands. ... more   less 
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