Well, I will start by saying that this all inclusive is a beautiful place, from the minute we walked in, we were taken aback by the colors and overall surroundings.
My wife and I were given a complimentary beverage while they were looking up our reservation, and it was ok, a little sweet for me, but fine. After getting our room keys we had about a 10 minute ealk to our jr. suite, and all we could say was WOW! What a gorgeous room
and being that this hotel had just opened a wek or so before our arrival, we were impressed.
From the jacuzzi tub, as well as the stand-up shower, to the stocked fridge and of coarse the liquor cabinet which had 4 bottles on tap and that was before we walked through the sliding door outside to another jacuzzi which can fit 2. We also had a view to the pool which was nice, but the only thing I can say about the view would be that i guess you have to give some time for the rest of the landscaping to get done.
Food was fantastic compared to the other all inclusive my wife an I had stayed in pryor to this place, as far as the buffets were concerned. What we didnt like was the fact that if you didn't make reservations to any of the other restaurants that day between 7-9 am, you wouldn't be able to have dinner at any of them. It took me 2 1/2 days to make a reservation, because it's hard to get up before 9, this is supposed to be a vacation isn't it?! When I finally did make the reservation, it was because I got fed up and decided to ask one of the managers to make it for me, which he did without hesitation, that was a definite plus!
Aside from that, the staff was ok, I guess they were more robotic here than what we had encountered at the DREAMS. The entertainment was really good, and aside from some unruly people, we definitely enjoyed our stay and will visit another RIU in the future
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana * Inside the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * The Splash Water World will be opened from 1st November 2016 * 4-story building * Surrounded by 63,000 m2 / 75,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higuey * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Intl. Airport ... more less
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