We paid $1850.00 for two of us.This resort is worth $500.00 at best.First of all Sunwing never informed us that insted of filying direct from St.John's to Punta Cana we'll fly to St.John N.B. than to Halifax and only than to Punta Cana.So 4,5 huor flight became 8 hour flight.And when we arrived to the resort around 11 PM we were told that they ran out of proper bracelets and they gave us temporary ones that were different color wich ment that we couldn't get anything without paying.Well, there was nothing there anyway,but bartender gave us one drink.We got proper bracelets only around 9 AM.So we got lucky because brekfast was over at 10.The hotel looks like a gost town.First day there were FOUR peple on the resort.Only one building was partially occupied.We guessed that maximum 10-11 rooms nad patrons.The room was big but rundown( our bathtub had big crack in it so we were wery carefull showering).Water pressure berally existed.And water was just warm.The buffet was moved to a snack bar area,so there was no room to put more that 3 -4 items of food.And it was very basic but not bad.We had no problem with stomack.Bartenders don't make drinks.Everything is in premixed bottles like from our liquor stores.At some point they ran out of draft beer and gave it to people from the bottles that they kept in the sink and if somebody would ordered it again they would pour it from the bottle they had open while ago.And one evening they ran out of rum.... There was one knight with some kind of entertament but it was pitifull.This was our 4th trip to Dominikan Republik and we were shocked because every other trip was great no matter what resort we stayed in-3 star or 4 or 4.5 .Staff was just ok.Despite the fact that there were may be 20 people at the most it took awhile for them to bring anything we'd order to drink besides water.Beach was ok .Clean enough.We wouldn't recomend this place to anybody!!!!! We stayed here from 11th to 18th of March 2013.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Talanquera Resort is ideally located just steps away from Juan Dolio Beach. Perfect for nature lovers, this 120 room hotel is nestled amongst gardens and native trees giving the hotel grounds the appearance of a tropical forest. This beachfront property is only 45 minutes from Las Americas International Airport (Santo Domingo), 90 minutes from La Romana International Airport and 10 minutes from the town of Juan Dolio. Some of the facilities are: 120 rooms - Air conditioned Garden view or Ocean view rooms, fully furnished with 1 king bed or 2 double beds, bathroom with shower/tub combination, hairdryer, satellite TV, mini fridge, coffee maker, safety deposit box ($), balcony or terrace (Max occupants. 4 persons) Guests enjoy 3 pools (including kid’s area), 1 buffet restaurant,3 bars (beach, pool and Disco bar), daily activities, Introductory scuba lessons ($), Snorkeling, Kayaking, Aerobics, beach volleyball, shows & entertainment. Internet access is available at the lobby ($), tours desk and gift shop available within the hotel grounds.In the Juan Dolio area within 10 miles you can also find: casino, golf courses, restaurants and shops. ... more less