I was at the Sivroy 1/20/13-1/23/13 to celebrate my mother's retirement. I am a clean freak and I was concerned the room might not be up to my level of cleanliness. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't complain about the room once; my mother was shocked. The housekeeping staff are great. I met our housekeeper and was in the room once when she was cleaning.
We were told we would have two single beds. But, when we arrived, we had a king bed. This place caters to couples, so I do not believe they have many single beds. They told us they would try to resolve this the next day. They didn't and never followed up with us. But, it wasn't a big deal. We didn't mind sharing a bed. The bed wasn't the most comfy bed I have slept on. It was average. Do not bring your kids. They will be bored. This is a place for adults.
This is the place to go to if you want to relax. There is nothing to do other than sit around. So, if you are looking to party, this is not the resort for you.
There is not much of a food selection here and the food wasn't very good. That was the biggest disappointment. However, the food is very reasonably priced. The food did not cost any more than going out to dinner any day of the week in a major city in the U.S. I was expecting the food and drinks to be very expensive. They have a $170/per person/per day all inclusive option. We didn't do it because neither one of us drinks or eats all that much. Plus, seeing how we didn't like the food, I am glad we didn't do the all inclusive option.
We went to the spa twice. Let me say...you can pass on the spa. We got a mani/pedi one day and a massage the next day. The nail technician was extremely nice and took her time. However, she just isn't the best technician. For example, she was ready to paint my toes without cutting my toenails. And, the property really needs to invest in some nail polish. They have about 10-12 OPI colors that really need to be replaced. The polish is old and clumpy. I picked two colors and both had to be thrown out because they were so old. The massage was ok. However, it is an open air spa and it was just too hot for me. I really think there should be A/C in the massage rooms.
The property is off the beat and path. It is a solid hour away from the Punta Cana airport. On the way there, we took some dirt roads. On the way back, we took a paved road. This is not the place to go if you have a short trip or want to get right to relaxing.
This place caters to folks from everywhere. There were a lot of French vacationers when we were there. Folks at the property speak English, Spanish, and French. Because the property caters to people from everywhere, you will have to get used to different levels of courtesies. For example, a lot of the European guests smoked, the women sun bathed topless, and the men wore very small bathing suits. We didn't care at all about the sun bathers or small bathing suits. The smoking, however, was an issue. Being from the U.S., I guess we are just used to folks not being able to smoke in common area. But, we weren't in the U.S. so we sucked it up and tried not to let it bother us.
Oh, the mosquitoes are bad....like really really bad. I had to go to the dermatologist when I got home to get some cream. Off doesn't work. The mosquitoes just slurp it up like it is water. You will need to go to a travel clinic and get their mosquito repellant. And, DO NOT leave your patio door open.
Long and short...I likely wouldn't go back even though the room was nice and the staff were wonderful. It is just too far a drive for a short trip and the food wasn't good enough for me to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This welcoming AAA 4 Diamond awarded and member of SLH sandy beach hotel is high on style and comfort. East Asian influences are seen throughout combining the natural beauty of the eastern Caribbean with the style of a traditional Polynesian paradise. Each of the beautifully designed rooms features the finest furnishings and has a private balcony or patio. There are 3 unique restaurants including the AAA 4 Diamond awarded Gourmond restaurant and an extensive wine library housing an impressive selection of 8,000 bottles of the world's finest wine to enjoy, recognized with the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" for 2013 and 2014. And the Aquarea Spa & Wellness Center, will help you achieve the maximum level of relaxation during your stay. Whether walking the pristine beach, lounging by the infinity pool or experiencing Caribbean-infused cuisine, you are guaranteed personalized service and exceptional luxury in a Adults-only environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sivory Hotel Punta Cana
- Sivory Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Sivory Hotel