We have just returned from a two week break at this complex, our first visit to Dom Republic.
Firstly i think the star rating should be a 3 star not as stated by our travel agent.
Hotel approx an hour from airport, so good transfer time. Hotel grounds and staff amazing, they could never do enough for you, even sang and danced for my friend on her birthday and i had a cake made, was fantastic, her face was a picture. Pool was fab, beach was fab, and each day we feed the fish in the sea, it was an amazing experience with them swimming all around you, they where so very pretty. Outback Mega Truck trip was amazing, the guides were so funny and had such knowledge of the area. you get to see so much and see just how they live, visit a local school (but not open on a saturday so you dont see the kids), but if your lucky they run along side the trucks in certain areas of the journey, take them some sweets and pencils, hairbands, they love it, their eyes will light up. You get to go horse riding at a ranch have a nice lunch, and a giggle (your see what i mean when you put those hats on for horse riding, we looked like dads army!!) ha ha
Shopping Trip, well not good value for money, you spend more time on the coach, and not enough time at a local market which was one of the stops, it had a nice beach and bar with a nice bottled beer, market was as you would expect, but locals where lovely, get ready to haggle it really is fun, we dont normally like it, but loved it... we didnt get chance to see it all, only had 40 mins there,could of spend half a day there easy, if only to part browse and spend rest of the time sitting in the local bar by the beach and taking in the moment.
Back to the hotel:
Rooms, standard not built for comfort, beds however were the best i have slept in to date whilst on holiday, electrics in our bathroom (hairdryer) was visible in our room and by the end of the 2 weeks fell out of the wall, bath looked dirty but it was'nt so dont be alarmed think its just the cleaning fluid they use which has taken the enamel off, cleaned most days. Also something very key, USE YOUR SAFE!! people we meet had their room broken into, and another couple it appears the week before, sadly they didnt have a safe, and they suffered greatly for that, you dont expect your room to be broken into, but yes we should keep our belongings safe, all their money of course was stolen, they learnt the hard way, such a lovely young couple, they had alot of support from the rest of us around them on holiday they needed it, please dont make that mistake, and dont leave your spare room key in your room they had that taken first!. Our experience was not so good with the following however, the food we found was not good at all, we really did struggle the whole of the 2 weeks, you can book other resturants so make the most of them, dont recommend the Mexican, we also see mice running around in the main reception area they go into the cracks of the walls which lead to the main eating area. Only 1 beer available, if you dont drink spirits your stuffed totally, they do have a wide selection of cocktails if you like them. Nice nescafe coffee behind the main bar in reception area, thats the only place we found you get a yummy coffee.
Entertainment, even though the local entertainment team done their best and a couple of them are so funny, it was just average most of the time, and we found we went just to break up the evening, rather than wanting to if honest, really not enough going on considering your not able to leave the complex its not ideal at all, more needed big time!!!
Time of year seems did not help, the hotel was not full so not everything was open we where told, it showed, of course this is not stated in the travel brochure for this time of year....
Locals come in at the weekends, lots of them, so it gets busy busy..
This is not the best hotel we have stayed in, for different reasons, and not a good experience we feel for first fully inclusive within a complex your restricted to. But, we did enjoy our holiday, it was relaxing, we made the best of what was available, and lets be fair its better than work!!! Make your own mind up, we all expect different things from a holiday. :0)
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