Upon check in I was met by the Olympus team member who immediately warned us that he is the only one we should trust because there would be others who would try and talk to us about tours and other things but we needed to be careful. Then he emphasized that while there are safes in the room, the locks have been removed and we must rent them for $3.50 per day. As if I hadn’t heard enough, he said there was only one key to the lock so if we lost it we’d have to get a locksmith who charges $50 to bust the lock and replace it. Every day (during the day) there is a DJ blasting music that is clearly heard throughout the resort and the rest of the island I’m sure. Every evening there is some sort of musical event that again can be heard clearly throughout the resort. On Saturday night (tonight) they must have hired a DJ with the biggest woofers in the Dominican Republic because the music is THUNDEROUS and sincerely impossible. Update: now there is a competition for which will be heard between club music and latin music because as I sit in my room writing this review I hear them both. Also, for some reason there seems to be thousands of people here. I don’t know if it’s because it’s an open beach resort or what but I am not going anywhere near it.
There is another company called the VIP. It almost feels like it’s a requirement to meet with them. Bottom line, they are in competition with Olympus to get you to go on excursions with them and to get you to buy property or vacation plans.
Fitness area-You won’t find pictures of it in their website because it’s all rusted out in a dingy basement. Only one of three treadmills works. The buffet area is not air conditioned. Merchants set up right outside with barely any walking room. They will persistently come up to you.
Road runs through the middle of the resort. It is in no way a private hotel. Warm water-NO Hot water. Low pressure. Dingy bathrooms. Internet $12 a day/$60-7 days. Internet very slow.
Ending on a positive note: Great Coffee, ping pong competition, if you’re a drunk you will be happy with all the others. Most workers are very humble and friendly but could use some basic customer service training. Five restaurants they only open about 2 or three depending on the day. Restaurant workers work hard for their money. You’re wondering why I didn’t leave…it was a gift vacation and they went with us so…respect. I don’t believe they’ll ever know to get on this site and read this painful review from a painful experience. I learned a great deal trust me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the warm ocean waters of the Caribbean, enjoy a limitless family-oriented vacation experience. There are fun-filled activities under the sun for all. Our activities program includes water sports and one of the best white sand and boundless turquoise water beaches. Savor an outburst of flavors with a signature Caribbean flavor. These are just some of the ways in which you will keep busy during your stay at Coral Costa Caribe. The warmth of our staff is best expressed by the careful attention given to every small detail. Cradle yourself in the midst of its lush vegetation covered by impeccable tropical gardens surrounded by tropical flowers and trees. Seek refuge in one of our comfortable guest rooms; the heart and soul of the destination is embodied in its decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Costa Caribe Resort, Spa And Casino
- Coral Costa Caribe Hotel Juan Dolio
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