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“Wonderful & relaxing vacation spot” 4 of 5 stars
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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Alemania S/N | El Cortecito, Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #8 of 102 Hotels in Punta Cana
Upland, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful & relaxing vacation spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband & I just returned after 10 wonderful days at the Secrets Royal Beach Resort. This was our first time to the Dominican Republic and we found it to be a very friendly & safe island. The staff at the resort are courteous, but there is somewhat of a language barrier, as they all seem to be trying to learn English. The pools are beautiful and the lazy river is very relaxing. The pool bar staff were the best, Jefrey, Angel, & Junior are great! We also loved the entertainment team, Akon, Speedy, & Micky, who kept us entertained from morning to night. We would definitively recommend the Lobster Dinner on the beach on Friday nights, it was worth every penny. Don't waste your time at the Spice restaurant at the Now resort, it was the worst meal ever! We do wish that there were more restaurants on the Secrets side of the resort, so that we didn't have to be around other peoples screaming children. And stick to only bottled water, many people at the resort got sick, including my husband! We had a great vacation, but it's a very long flight from California.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JazminRojas, Front Desk Manager Assistant at Secrets Royal Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our General Manager we want to thank you for choosing Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for your vacations and taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor.

We really appreciate your comments and remarks regarding our staff friendliness and we are glad to know that most of our services where able to fulfilled your expectations. We regret your experience at the Spice Restaurant and thank you for highlight us those points where we need to improve.

We hope to have the opportunity to serve you once again and assure you an unforgettable experience.

Best Regards,

Jazmín Rojas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Oct.15-Nov.3/12 Just back from another great holiday at Secrets Royal Beach. We were treated like royalty fr all the staff in the buffet restaurant The Riviera,Manager Carlos Familia is so nice along with his assistance Lou -for short) Juan Carlos, Somora,Santos,Maguel,Waiters Felix,Menquis,Gilbel,Faustino,Yovanney,Victor,Alexander and Sexy Jencen,Waitress's Hosafa, Carmen, Jacquelin, Eladia,Rosa, Clarbbel, (too many to name them all).Hostess's Mary,Nadalin?,and a couple of others were always there to greet us and take us to our special table.. The food is very good and has a good selection to pick from. The Ala Carte restaurants were very good aspecially the Seaside Grill -It served a special each night-Friday was Seafood on the Barbecue(shrimp,lobster,mussels,and fish) Manager Juan Carlos is very pleasant and puts his best foot forward when greeting his quests. The Oceana had a nice steak served just right ,has a very nice Manager Manuel and very friendly staff.The Lazy River is great to swim around every day and visit the pool bar who have a great staff there -Bartenders Carlos,Patricia,Santa,Alba,Angel and Junior(some of these people serve you at the beach) We had the best service ever from all of these people and more. Beach is very very clean ,due to Franklin and Domingo to name a couple who work very hard to keep it clean all day,starting at 6;30 a m. We will be back mid January for 3 wks. Mama and Papa Toronto Canada

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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JazminRojas, Front Desk Manager Assistant at Secrets Royal Beach, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our General manager we want to thank you for choosing Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for your vacations and taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor.

We really appreciate your remarks as they are really valuable for us, all our staff thank you for you appreciation and comments regarding their services.

We will be waiting for the pleasure to have you back soon and make your stay more memorable.

Best Regards,

Jazmín Rojas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband and I are just back from 2 weeks staying at Secrets Royal Beach. We had a fabulous holiday. In fact we have visited approx 6-7 all inclusive Hotels in the Carribean and this was the best. Also, the staff are great fun and very attentive. A special mention to Zamora (Coffee, Coffee, Coffee) at the main restaurant, Junior, Jefrey and Angel at the pool bar and a special Thanks to Speedy and Mickey the entertainments team- they were great fun!!! The rooms were lovely, so all in all no complaints.This hotel was adults only, which we loved, but you could use Now Larimar next door which we did and their restaurants were also excellent. So we would highly recommend this hotel. Thanks to you all. Regards Lynn and Dave Cleal-Guernsey. Channel Islands

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JazminRojas, Front Desk Manager Assistant at Secrets Royal Beach, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our General Manager, we want to thank you for choosing Secrets Royal Beach Punta cana for your vacations and taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read your review! We were pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us as your satisfaction with our staff, specially Junior, Zamora, Jeffrey, Angel, Speedy and Mickey thank you for giving us the opportunity to create special memories in your vacation time.

We hope to see you again in the not too distant future!

Best Regards,


Jazmín Rojas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

The people are amazing!!!! The service is amazing!! The Entertainment Team was always amazing!! Mickey Mouse ;-) ,Winie:-),Speedy :-)and Akon :-)gave the best service!! I plan on coming back in August to do it all over again! You can't help but to fall in love with everyone because they treated you just like family!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

we have been to many places,we wanted to try punta cana for our 25th anniversary! from the very nice airport,only a twenty minute ride to secrets,we were treated and greeted"welcome home".champagne,cool towel,....except....our room wasnt ready.so,alittle pushy with the timeshare offer,give people a chance to explore before they can even think of that.we are real beach bums,however the beach on most days had sooo much seaweed,maybe due to storms at sea,it was october.the staff are the best,great drinks,food,clean.Juanel did everything in his power to make us happy,happy! carlo,the bartender is a show in himself,balancing drinks on his arm! a wonderful time in all,would go again,maybe in the spring, this time.EXCELLENTA!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JazminRojas, Front Desk Manager Assistant at Secrets Royal Beach, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our General Manager we want to thank you for choosing Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for your vacations and taking your time to make a Review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read about your fabulous experience with us and how much you enjoyed every minute from check in to check out. We were very eager to pass along your wonderful comments to our staff.

We will be waiting for you to give you a warm welcome back home, do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance before coming.

Best Regards,

Jazmín Rojas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our vacation got off to a rough start, but quickly turned around. From the hotel shuttle through Delta Vacations, to the front desk, to the concierge, everyone immediately started presuring us into booking excursions. It was quite annoying as we just wanted to start our vacation and not be bothered about things we werent interested in. Jacky (host/butler) took over immediately and got us to our room. He consistantly followed up with us EVERYDAY to make sure we were happy and to see if we needed anything. He made reservations for us, gave us details about the hotels, and even specially decorated our room and jacuzzi with rose petals for us. There were MANY others that stood out including but not limited to Steves (host), Angel (pool server), Martinez (bartender), and Feliz (server at Oceana). For the most part we thoroughly enjoyed our food. Our favorites were Spice (asian cousine) and Oceana (seafood). The breakfast and lunch buffet was excellent with a large variety to meet the needs of people from all over the world. I have a few pieces of advise: 1. If you want something ask. They dont always immediately anticipate your needs but always come through on requests. 2. Restaurant service at NOW is significantly worse than in Secrets. The service in Capers was especially poor. It almost seemed as though we were inconveniencing them. 3. Dont drink the water. This includes brushing your teeth with the faucet and pool water being splashed in your drinks. Us as well as several other couples suffered from stomach issues. 4. The hotel literature states that they do not allow people to save chairs before 8am, but this is NOT the case. Several German families woke at the crack of dawn to save a majority of the chairs.

I would definitely go again and would recommend to anyone!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JazminRojas, Front Desk Manager Assistant at Secrets Royal Beach, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our General Manager we want to thank you for choosing Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for your vacation and taking your time to make a review on TripAdvisor, sharing your experience with other travelers.

We regret you vacations didn't start as you expected, but we are happy to know that our staff help and make sure you had an unforgettable experience. Our main goal is not only to meet but exceed all our guest expectation, and your satisfaction is our main prize.

Thank you for sharing your experience and give us the opportunity to see some little details to look after, to give you an even better time in your next visit.

Best Regards,

Jazmin Rojas
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at the Royal Beach Secrets resort, celebrating our 10 year anniversary as well as friends of ours Marriage! It was a trip of a life time. We were there for 10 days and loved it! The people, the staff, the guests!

Room Tip: we stayed in an ocean view jr. suite. Loved it! only would have changed was to stay
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JazminRojas, Front Desk Manager Assistant at Secrets Royal Beach, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our General Manager we want to thank you for choosing Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for your anniversary celebration and for taking time to post a review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read your remarks about our staff and your amazing life time experience. We expect to have the pleasure to serve you and your friends in a near future.

Best Regards,


Jazmín Rojas M
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Address: Av Alemania S/N | El Cortecito, Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#3 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#6 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#8 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#11 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Secrets Royal Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 373
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated on the picturesque palm-studded, sugar white Playa Bavaro beach on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®. Guests will immediately be embraced within an extraordinary environment where luxury illuminates every detail and our high level of personal service is unmatched. To ensure your romantic escape is everything you've imagined, every detail of your stay will be flawlessly provided and superbly attended to. From the fine quality linens to the daily refreshed mini bar and the unlimited premium brand beverages to the pool and beach wait service. You'll be immersed within a world of stunning architectural design coupled with resplendent views of the lush gardens, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and dazzling swimming pools. This tranquil, romantic haven in Playa Bavaro is like nothing else you've ever experienced before. ... more   less 
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