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Watermark
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Cabarete, Dominican Republic   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

the watermark hotel has plenty of space in each room but we did see a couple of ants in the drooor. there is a supermarket near there named janits which is good and there is plenty of restraunts i would recomend poppy.there is plenty of space with 6 rooms (2 bathrooms 2 bedrooms one master and the other has two singuler beds and a living room and kitchen) ther is also a balcony and two hot tubs on the roof. this is the best hotel in the area and cheap to i would recomend it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Watermark for only one night, which was a shame. This hotel is beautiful. It has amazing views of the Kite Beach, so I sat on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoyed the free show and warm breezes.

Our room was on the 3rd floor. They have an elevator, so bringing up luggage was no problem. The room had 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a full kitchen, and wifi. The balcony is large with nice furniture both inside and out. The pool was very nice too - although no one was using it.

My husband and I did walk home from the beach bars one night. I wouldn't recommend doing this. Although it wasn't too long of a walk, it was way too dark in some parts. If you want to walk...walk when it is light enough down to the beach bars...then take a taxi back to the Watermark.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms would be perfect. I was on the 3rd floor - and it was lovely.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It is good to be home. I love Watermark from the spacias and luxurious rooms to the absolutely incredible beachfront view. Everyone here is happy, friendly and always makes us feel so welcome. Beautiful pool and two hot tubs on the roof. Kite Beach comes alive with the kite surfing and it is a really lovely walk on the beach to Cabarete. Lots of beach bars and restaurants in walking distance, too. Life is good at the beach.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

What a beutiful place this is in Cabarete my family and I spend a week here and to say the least we had a great time, from watching the kitesurfing out our balcony, from walking down to the town nigth life it was just fenomenal, we are getting ready to go there again soon. the staff was also great specially Richard he was always very helpful in planning our days tours.
the Unit are very nice all decorated with great taste.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

There were many things to love about Watermark. We stayed in the penthouse and the views of the kiting right in front of our spacious, well furnished balcony were great. The beds and linens were very comfortable, and the 2 bedroom condo was large and well laid out with high quality A/C throughout. It was fantastic to be right on kite beach as we could watch the weather and wind and be right there on the beach in a minute when it started to blow.

We took the motoconchos (motorbike taxis) whenever we wanted to head into town for the restaurants, and a couple of times we hiked to town on the beach. Although it is a bit of a distance to the center of Cabarete, the Watermark location was well worth it for the kiting. There are also several good restaurants located adjacent to Watermark right along kite beach, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

There were a few things at Watermark that did not quite meet our expectations, considering we paid top dollar for the penthouse condo. We decided to lower our expectations, knowing that the DR is a less developed country, and thinking that perhaps we should not expect amenities to be on the same level as they might be at home. We didn't want these small glitches to spoil an otherwise great vacation.

The wifi did not work, so our warm and friendly concierge Yesenia tried to help as best she could. She gave us an ethernet cable that allowed us to use our laptop in the condo. But we could not use our ipad or iphones on wifi for the duration of our visit and there didn't seem to be anyone available to repair the wifi in our unit. We decided that perhaps it was divine providence, that we were meant to be just a bit more off the grid for the duration of our vacation.

The second issue was with the plumbing. The marble bathrooms and fixtures are all beautiful to look at, but the water pumps for the building got clogged and we had no water for part of one day. And it wasn't until our second day that we discovered that the hot water heater in the condo gets turned off in between guests. We had arrived on a Sunday and no one instructed us on the need to manually turn on a switch for the hot water. We assumed it was broken and took cold showers before heading out to dinner. Fortunately, the staff returned on Monday and they explained how to work the hot water heater. It would have been much nicer to have been introduced to this information upon check in. And once the hot water was on, it was quite limited, just enough for one person to take a brief hot shower. Well, at least we were in the tropics!

Overall, we loved Cabarete after meeting many warm, friendly, local people. And the beach, the weather, the kiting and some trips to the canyons, rivers, and mountains with Iguana Mama were unforgettable. I will definitely come back to Cabarete, but I am not sure if I would stay at the Watermark on my next visit. I'll have to think about that a bit more before deciding.

Room Tip: There are eight 2 bedroom units on four floors, all laid out similarly and the same size. The first...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Stay at Watermark Hotel for the amazing views and comfortable accommodations.

The hotel is the most comfortable I've staying in while in the Dominican Republic. The bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchen are luxurious, though if you are looking to do cooking for a big group of people the kitchenware is lacking.

The ocean views, with a bay full of kiteboarders in the afternoon, were gorgeous. There always seemed to be a cool breeze blowing that made the A/C unnecessary and kept the bugs away.

The major downside was that the main drag of Cabarete, "El Centro", with beach-side restaurants is a long walk down the beach (40 minutes).

Additionally, it also seems like the most expensive property in Cabarete. We reserved without hearing back from some of the other hotels (response times are longer than in other places), and would up paying probably 20 - 30% more than some comparable properties.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I am always welcomed home when I return to Watermark. My vacations at Watermark on Kite Beach have been truly a 'dream come true'. Everyone there is so friendly, fun, genuinely caring
and helpful. Watermark is gorgeous with all the first-class amenities. The view is really breathtaking. The location is perfect with a beautiful beach, awesome kite surfing and a lovely walk to Cabarete. There is a wonderful selection of restaurants surrounding Watermark on the beach. Gracias. Hasta pronto.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Cabarete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Watermark 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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