Just return from 4 days @ Barcelo Capella Resort. I had no problems what so ever with the hotel stay and I traveled alone. Here is my review step by step:
1. Arrived at the hotel around 4:00pm and the bellman met me at the transportation van and retrieved my luggage and instructed me to go to the lobby desk. Upon arrival there were 3 agents working behind the desk. I was waited on within 3minutes and was instructed to go the the Customer Service Desk for check in which was across the lobby. I was greeted by Miguel who was very pleasant and helpful during my entire stay. He provided me my room and map of the resort and went over the map with me. I inquired about taking a tour the next day to Santo Domingo and he made the reservations for me to be picked up the next day at 1:oopm. The cost of the tour $40.00. He then called for the bellmen to take me to my room and I was transported on the golf cart along with another couple just arriving to my room.
Room: I was in the 4000 building which was next to the Kiddie Pool, Towel Exchange, Beach Bar and Beach. The restaurant for buffet meals was just a few feet away. This is an excellant location. The room was on the 2nd flr with a balcony that had a small table & 2 chairs with a view of lthe beach. The room was larger than normal with a King Bed,. table and 2 chairs. Upon entereing the room on the table there was a bottle of Barcelo Rum and a Fruit Tray with fresh fruit. This was very refreshing after a long flight and a nice touch . A seperate area wash bowl, and seperate area w/toilet and bath/shower. Everything was clean and neat. No complaints.
However, it is true upon arrival you have to call the Service Desk to have bath towel brought up. After that there was no problem in having clean towels when the room is cleaned.
FOOD: The food at the Buffet was good/ok. You can find something you like. Mostly variety was chicken, they had Duck in Orange sauce 1st night, Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Beef, and various salads and a Pasta Bar with various sauces prepared for you.
Breakfast was the norm, potatoes, eggs, made to order omelots, bacon, domincan sausage, and fresh fruit and pastries.
You must make reservations at one of the speciality restaurants. I Highly Recommend This!! The service and food was great!! Not all the dishes are included. Dishes with an astric cost. I ordered the meal included (there is a great selection available included). I had Grilled Red Snapper w/Shrimp in sauce, Seafood Salad, and Grilled Vegetables and Flan for desert. Excellant!!! Make your reservation your 1st night upon arrival.
Pools: There are 2 pools both with bars. The largest pool away from the Buffet Restaurant area is the quitest with a slide. Also, There was NO PROBLEM WHAT SO EVER getting a lounge chair in the pool area or beach area!!
Staff: Everyone I met was extremely friendly. All the waitstaff in the Buffet Restaurant and other Restaurants were friendly and very talkative. Sure a few did not speak good english, but look, you are in their country!! What do you expect. On the average you have no problem getting someone to understand english.
Location: The hotel is directly across the street from a convenience store that sells snacks, liquor, souvenirs and paintings and good prices. The hotel has a gift shop that also had very unique jewelry and good rates.
Tours: I highly recommend taking the tour through the hotel at $40.00. The tour was from 1pm until approx. 6:30pm. It picked up others from other hotels and visited a cave, Christopher Columbus's Family Mansion, Musuem, and Cathedral and 2 stops to do some shopping. The guide was very informative.
- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Capella Beach Hotel
- Barcelo Capella
- Barcelo Santo Domingo
- Barcelo Cappella Beach Resort
- Barcelo Capella Beach
- Capella Beach Resort
- Barcello Capella
- Capella Beach
- Cappella Beach Resort
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