I usually stay at Four Seasons and up, so it is difficult to review this resort. First of all, it is not 5 stars by a long shot. We flew into Punta Cana and used Tropical Tours for a private 45 minute transfer to the hotel. We were in a group that was put up in the hotel. We were given a balcony room in the 300 block which had been recently renovated. It was fairly nice but not fabulous. Keep in mind that the hotel is not even close to the water. Casa de Campo is huge and the hotel is in the middle of the property. Every room is given a golf cart. Even if we were in one of the larger homes (which are fabulous) the overall facility is not 5 stars. The golf is really good, but honestly, there are courses out there that are far superior. Teeth of the Dog has some nice ocean holes, but if you have ever played some really nice courses you won't be that impressed. The hotel pool is dated, not heated and there is no hot tub. The spa is OK but not in the same league as a true 5 star property. Every night we were kept up by music blasting from the hotel lounge until midnight (despite someone calling repeatedly about it) and every morning we were woken up by Morning Doves cooing at 5:00 AM. The mattresses were lumpy, too so sleeping was fairly limited. The staff did try hard, but sometimes English was a problem and other times it was just poor training. I must admit that every time we tipped (and I believe in tipping nicely but reasonably) the staff was very surprised and grateful. It was not expected. The food was OK - not great but don't have high expectations just because some of the restaurants have the "Le Cirque" name on their menu. We did eat at Las Casitas in the marina and La Piazzetta near the Dye Fore course and both were not bad. The beach is not your typical island beach. There is no place to take a walk on the beach and the feel is of a public beach. There are many lounge chairs but not with cushions. There is a stone breaker that prevents the waves from coming to the beach and there are lines of floating buoys the gives you the summer camp feel.
I hate to give a resort a bad review because I feel that the resorts support a lot of people. But, I have to be honest. This property is best suited for golfers. If you are looking for a luxurious vacation spot, this is not the destination for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the most exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean—Casa de Campo Resort and Villas—a stunning 7,000-acre hotel, resort, and residential community in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Our tropical playground features a unique array of amenities, including an expansive marina, tennis courts, and polo facilities. Casa de Campo is also one of the most sought-after Dominican Republic golf resorts featuring three championship golf courses — including Pete Dye’s masterpiece, Teeth of the Dog, the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean and number 39 in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Campo Hotel La Romana
- Casa De Campo Dominican Republic
- Casa Del Campo Dominican Republic