Ok so my family and I were expecting the worst when we arrived at Talanquera due to reviews. Once we got there the staff was nice and we said to ourselves ok this isn't that bad. Once we started to walk around the resort we started to notice that there were no people around. It was completely secluded and it seemed abandoned. When we went to eat lunch there were flies flying around the salad and it seemed the food had been out for a while because it was cold. We then got to the pool which had signs of no upkeep and the childrens pool was dirty. At this point we felt we were not getting our moneys worth because we have paid the same amount of money for a hotel in the country that was 10 times better than talanquera. The place seems completely abondoned and there's even areas that look like ruins. We decided not spend the rest of our vacation at Talanquera and we struggled for a day and half to get to the manager in order to get our money back. At the beach a stray dog stole one of my sisters flip flops and ran away with it to chew it up and the staff did not care. At dinner time there were at least 4 stray cats wandering around. Some TV's in the rooms weren't working, the phones were off, the towels seemed like they had been used 50 times. Ok so we're dominican and we know a thing or two about the lights going out but we didn't expect it to happen at this resort. The lights went out at least twice between the two days we were there and along with that left the hot water. It was not how we wanted to start our vacation. Some of the locals said that this resort is somewhat good on the weekends however we were not willing to wait and see. I feel bad for the staff that has to work there because overall that place should not be open. And they are seriously overcharging. If you look at the amenitites list cut that in half and maybe that's what the resort offers. If you want a nice vacation do not go to any hotel in that area because chances are they are abandoned and understaffed as well. On a brighter note the staff was friendly and the food wasn't that bad. The hotel needs serious renovations and a new manager. The beach also has garbage.
- 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
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