My boyfriend and I just returned from a five day stay at the Sirenis and we absolutely loved it!
We stayed there from Friday, July 9 through Thursday, July 15. When we first arrived it was around 10pm and the lobby was lively with guests and a live band for entertainment. Now this is my first time at an all-inclusive resort so call me naive if you will but I found that quite incredible especially because it is an open air lobby/bar so the lack of air conditioning was sorely felt. When checking in, the man who helped us was bouisterous and loud but not in an obscene way. We instantly felt welcome. The grounds are beautiful and I greatly enjoyed the Taino god statues that they had placed around the resort. It shows that they have not completely forgotten thier history. Upon reaching our room, however, I was a little disappointed. The pillows were lumpy and we had been told we were to get an ocean view room but the view that we had was of a pool and very slightly off in the distance you could see the ocean. Sure, it technically had an "ocean view" but not what we expected. The room felt very hotel-y like a Best Western and the bath tub in the bathroom was worn away in some places and the shower had very little water pressure. Those are just trivial things, though, and I don't mind things like that but I am trying to be nitpicky, besides we didn't spend alot of time in the room anway.
The resort also has several different restraunts, including the Restraunt Buffet Cocotel Macao, thematic restraunts, and Restraunt Snack Bohio and Batey. Macao (the buffet) offered several variates of food that varied everyday with each meal. I can understand how some reviewers have said that the food is bland - because it is but I don't consider it in a bad way. It was still very good and I was sorely cross whenever I missed a meal. Now my other favorite was the Snack Bohio and Batey. It was more of a lunch/snack style buffet but I absolutely LOVED the hamburgers there. I think I had one everyday. We only had the chance to try the Japanese themed restraunt, Jade. That one was ok. It was Hibachi styled so the chef cooked in front of you. The rice I had was over cooked and the food was heavily drenched in soy sauce but the squid was cooked perfectly so that it was not tough to chew.
We didn't spend anytime in the pools so I can't say much about those except that they looked very nice and were kept very clean. The beach was lovely (although cigerette butts from smokers littered some places, ew) and there were plenty of beach chairs but hardly any shade, the little thatched roof huts they offered were always taken up but that wasn't so much of a big deal either. It offered kayaking and sailing in the ocean for those who were willing to try it. At one point while we were out swimming, a couple's kayack had tipped over and floated over to us so my better half brought it to the shore while the couple was eventually rescued.
The other thing I would like to touch on is the nightly entertainment they had in the theatre. It was amazing! We were very sceptical about it at first but after we went to the first show we didn't miss a single one after it until the night before we had to leave. I did enjoy the audience participation skits and the entertainers kept you laughing. At one point they had even hosted a circus that had come all the way from Santo Domingo! If given the chance I strongly recommend that you go. It was a different themed show every night and was well worth the time spent in the hot, humid air.
Other than the small things I could find to nitpick it was an especially amazing place with very friendly hotel staff. I would recommend this hotel to people who are less concerened with luxury and more concerned with the fun and exciting things the Dominican Republic has to offer.
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- Also Known As:
- Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort Casino And Spa
- Sirenis Cocotal Beach Hotel Punta Cana
- Sirenis Resort Punta Cana
- Sirenis Cocotal Punta Cana
- Hotel Sirenis Cocotal Beach
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