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“Great location however everything is closed on the site”
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Stanza Mare
Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great location however everything is closed on the site”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed there frm July 13 until July 20, we are a fan of Punta Cana. This was our 5th time in Punta Cana using various Resorts from all inclusive and Condo. We much prefer this type of accommodation for more freedom, more food options. However this is a more costly option but much better food then in resorts. Walking distance to lots of restaurants and $10-$15 taxi fare to others. We like nice food. Lunch on average were $70 -$80 per day and diner always over $120 including a bottle of wine.
Never used the oven in the condo we prefer eating out. Apartment was nice but not very clean. Fridge stopped working on Friday and there was no maintenance to fix it till the Monday but didn't care all we had in the fridge was beers so we bough ice.
Apartment is very spacious. The Shark's Restaurant on site out of business. No bar either to buy drinks so you have to bring all you need nothing around the pool area. The pier is right in front so lots of activity and water is always full of weeds. I was working every morning for few hours and their WIFI is simply not working. I had to go to a café every morning to use their Wi-Fi. Not a big deal but for someone like me that need to keep in touch with the office everyday a working WIFI is a must. Would I go back? Maybe for a quiet time there was no one there other then 10 - 15 other couples.

Room Tip: All rooms are different however level 1 2 or 3 just the same. Very small complex so no matter where...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

I used to rent two apartments here in this apart-hotel.

The rooms are fine. They have kitchens, are large and on the most spectacular beach in the world.

For families on a budget: perfect.

My main house was next door, between Stanza Mare and Soles.

The pool is wonderful. There is a small restaurant that is inexpensive, and the properties are exactly on the beach.

It is incredibly safe for families. Lots of parking, and even a small grocery store.

I literally spent two years here, as my house did not have a pool, so I rented two apartments for my guests.

My mother stayed in one of the apartments, and no accessibility issues.

If I had children over three, or a grandmother, or whatever, I would slip the huge hotel complexes in Punta Cana and rent a three bedroom, by the week, fully furnished and serviced apart-hotel here.

The advice I give to my freinds with children for a place to go on a budget is here.

Rent a car. There is a modern supermarket, Caribe, about 10 minutes away and ask the manager to get you a full time cook/babysitter for about 50 bucks a day.

It is sort of like an Embassy Suites, but on the beach and way way cheaper.

If you want to stay in Punta Cana, with a family, and don't mind cooking yourself, this is exactly where you need to stay.

Room Tip: Ground floor on the beach or on the pool, as there are no elevators.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were looking for an option other than the all inclusive resorts, and a condo at Stanza Mare fit the bill. We rented a 1 BR, 2 BA through homeaway.com. The unit was spacious for two people, although it would be a bit crowded with four. The unit was very clean and well maintained. There is a nice balcony overlooking the (very nice) pool, and the beach is a short walk on the other side of the pool. My one complaint is that, due to the time of year we were there, the bar at the pool was closed. However, the Huracan Cafe, next door down the beach, was a nice alternative. Within a 3 block walk, there is also a full grocery store, a number of nice restaurants, a French bakery and a sports bar. In particular, Citrus was excellent.

Linda and Vicente Rivera, who manage the condo, live next door and were very helpful with any and all questions. They also helped us arrange a day trip to Santo Domingo, which was a long day, but well worth it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

A group of friends stayed Linda & Vicente Rivera's unit B302. Let me first say, the pictures does not do justice of this place. The penthouse was great and the views morning, noon and night is just amazing. It was a great place to stay for the 7 days we were here in the D.R. My friends, wife and I were steps away from the property's private beach. Jose was great at watching over the beach, helping to move beach furniture around to accommodate you and keep the area safe. The penthouse is in the center of everything, minutes away from shopping and some of the best restaurants in the area. Linda and Vicente were great at answering any questions you way have. There door was always open. Definitely would stay here again and recommend it, to all my friends.

Room Tip: Rent in the B unit, it has a stunning ocean/beach views
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Robert Garel’s unit G204 for our 10-year anniversary. The unit was very nicely furnished and it was a real luxury having 2 bathrooms (his and hers in our case). Linda and Vicente are the local contact for the condo and they were very helpful with any problems or advice on local establishments. Vicente has the best excursions and having him as your personal guide is a real treat. If you want to avoid the busy all-inclusive scene for a quieter location with arguably the best beach in Bavaro, Stanza Mare is for you. Having the option of cooking in some days and eating out other times at local establishments is awesome. Our 2 favorite restaurants within walking distance are Citrus and Balicana. We felt very safe walking the streets in this area, although we typically didn’t venture out past 10 pm. The only negative experience I can share is the constant barrage of local vendors/sales people on the beach trying to lure you into their shopping centers. We highly recommend this condo and we would stay again in the same unit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Allan & Kathy want to send a big thank you to a couple, Linda and Vicente Rivera, who made our stay at Stanza Mare wonderful. Their warm hospitality, attention to any of our needs/questions contributed to the success of an enjoyable holiday. We consider them to be our friends. If you're looking to bk a vacation in Stanza Mare, keep their names in mind. Vicente operates a tour service that will not be disappointing in any way. Here is a couple who more than go the extra mile to make anyone's visit to Stanza Mare very memorable. Their tour company is entitled LVR Tour Service, Go Beyond - One on One, a title which stands up to the name. Reasonably priced, never disappointing, we experienced just that with our trip to Saona via catamaran and our visit to Macoa Beach. Vicente also went the extra mile to include us in their Carnaval celebration Fri night and bracelets to sit in the box seats to watch the amazing Carnaval parade Saturday. It will be remembered forever. Thk you dear friends for treating us like family. Upon arrival, Linda arranged pick up from the airport, a stop for groceries at Polo to stock our condo, tips of best places to eat in area and a tour of our condo/complex which met all of our needs. We spent alot of our time on the massive deck outside overlooking the ocean. Our walk to the beach was 5 min. The beach at Stanza Mare is well groomed and is one of the best along that strip of beach either direction. Our two week vacation was fun, relaxing and full of adventure. We highly recommend Stanza Mare. It is way better than any all-inclusive, its a home away from home, a paradise. If the beach and ocean are not for you, they have a big pool with chairs/umbrellas as well. A nicely manicured yard, various palms/flowering shrubs encompassing the pool, there are many places to sunbathe and cool off. The market to purchase fresh produce/groceries etc was a 7 min walk outside of the gates. Interesting to see all the comings/goings of the local people. We have been to Hawaii, Mayan Riviera, Cuba and an all inclusive in Punta Cana a few years ago. Honestly this holiday at Stanza Mare rates near the top. The beach has white sand soft as flour and the ocean to give you a salty cool kiss. The condos are guarded/gated and quiet, a perfect place to unwind, relax and feel safe. If you book through Vicente and Linda they will help your vacation turn out to be awesome.....just like ours this Feb/Mar 2014.

Room Tip: We had problems finding a 2 bdrm for time frame. We found a 3 bdrm & Linda reduced the price to...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2014

I’m writing this for my dad, who doesn’t have a computer but stays here 2 – 3 months every year for the past 5-6 years, I even spent a month with him last year and loved it.. here is my dad’s review:

Having spent mid-January through March at Stanza Mare, I have warm memories of the beach and large pool. Linda and Vincente Rivera have control of renting 25 of the 1-3+ bedroom units in the complex. It is located on a non-crowded, fine white sugar sand beach. There are plenty of palapas and shade trees with cushioned beach chairs. Several food stores and good restaurants are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Linda and Vincente can arrange an airport pickup and provide tours of the country. We will be returning next year again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Stanza Mare
Address: El Cartecito Bavara, Punta Cana 00000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stanza Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes away from the Punta Cana Intl’ Airport, Stanza Mare brings the privacy and comfort of a summer home, with the services of your favorite hotel, crystal clear beaches, tall palm trees and soft white sands are the scenery of our fully furnished apartments of 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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