Stayed here last month.
Got the better room. Was nice but some issues.
TV was not working. Could have been the remote control or batteries...
Bed was very very hard... to I had a hard time sleeping and woke up with back pains.
My major issue was that the front door would not LOCK easily. When I would leave in the mornings, I would make sure it is shut, however when I would return after work, I would notice it was CLOSED, but NOT SHUT. Clearly the cleaning staff did not realize the door was not "locking" Had me concerned, was only there for 3 nights so did not bother complaining, but I made sure I took my valuables with me in the mornings....
Premises is large.
Went to the Casino near by it was empty.
Food was... OK there is a large selections so I am sure you can find something.
Drinks... plentifull... all inclusive... so yes, the place was full or drunk Germans... unlimited beer.. can you blame them??
Location is nice since it is near the beach, but if you want to go ANYWHERE, you have to take a cab and it is expensive.... to go to Sosua (where the nightlife is) would take me about 45 minutes and $ 60 so this time I opted to stay in Sosua ....
Good place if you are .... Older and just want to do nothing but hand out on the premises, drink, eat and sit at the beach... otherwise... don't bother!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on the beach in Maimon Bay * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Located in the Riu Resort, near ClubHotels Riu Bachata and Riu Mambo * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 15,000 m2 / 18,000 sq. yards of tropical gardens * 9 km / 5.5 miles from Puerto Plata * 150 m / 495 ft. from Caribbean Street * 25 km / 15.5 miles from Puerto Plata Intl. Airport * 300 m / 990 ft. from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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