Dianne, Dale, Amanda and Marjorie from Ohio
Hola,We returned from our wonderful Dominican vacation on July 1,2004. We stayed from June 16- July 1.
For the price of this resort, I think you get one heck of a great deal.
The rooms are clean, well kept up, not the biggest in the world, but you're not really in the room that much!
In my opinion, the room could use some refurbishing, it seem this hotel is a little older.We did leave the maid a tip or little dollar store trinket every day, I think she liked it! There is a hair dryer in the bathroom, so you don't have to pack one.We were in the Catalonia building room 2219, its a garden room, but you could see the ocean also, nice view.
The food was good, not as good as we've had in the past. But quite a varity and plenty of it.There should be something for everyone, even the picky eaters!The desert are simply wonderful, the Dominicans know how to make some deserts!This is or 4th time to the D.R.
If you like your morning coffee or tea, they have a table set up outside the buffet restuarent, around 6:30a.m. The specialty restuarants, the Octupus was our favorite. Good seafood, the seafood cassarole was very good. The Ocean Grill is on the beach, real good steaks and very good grilled chicken. The Italian was our least favorite, but still was pretty good, I got the ravioli, real good too. At the end of your meal in these restuarants you must try the cappachino, it's very yummy. We ate our lunches most of the time at the Ocean Grill. The variety isn't as much as the buffet, but we really liked it just the same. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, salads, nachos, some deserts. It's the siiting by the ocean, and breathing in that ocean breeze, it's simply wonderful.
We did not take any tours this time, but did take the horse and buggy ride, went by the whole Playa Dorada plaza and also by some Dominican's homes. It was around 30.00. Lasting about an hour and a half. It was real nice. In summing this up, for the dollar, this resort has every thing you'll need or want. If you get the chance to stay here, don't hesitate.
Just a small note: from some of the people from ealier reviews, those of you that could only find salted peanuts and pinapple as the only edible foods, must have been staying at a different resort!!!!!!
adios and enjoy, Dianne, Dale,Amanda and Marjorie
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