I read other reviews and was a bit nervous. For $36/night, I was willing to put up with a lot. OMG. The grounds are beautiful - meandering through trees on a little path., past a restaurant, bar, and pool. My room was #47, in the very back on the third floor. I had a large living room, kitchenette (which I can't review, as I didn't stay long enough to use) with table and chairs, bedroom with bed & pillows that were fine, large bathroom with bidet, and a balcony with table & chairs that I could get to from either living room or bedroom. If I had to pick the worst feature, it'd be that the mirror/medicine cabinet was rusted. Who cares?!
The beach can be accessed by crossing street and tasking slight turn to the right. There's a covered pathway.
Finding the main entrance is a bit difficult. I spotted the name from the main road and had the taxi stop. It's the side entrance, so we wandered through asking people. Instead, when you see PLAZA REAL HOTEL on the building, turn to its left side. The entrance is there.
For the price, I was expecting cockroaches and mold. I have no idea what people are complaining about. Don't pay Motel 6 prices and expect the Ritz. Clean, comfortable, huge. The only reason I didn't give STAFF an EXCELLENT is because I never had to deal with them (other than check-in/out) because everything was good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located a few metres from the fantastic Juan Dolio Beach, in the Dominican Republic, the Plaza Real Resort is a fantastic spot to host visitors who want to spend a relaxing holiday time in a wonderful and tranquil environment. Three bars, two restaurants, shops, beauty saloon, swimming pool, garden, international telephone center internet point, laundry and casino are some of the services guests will be able to enjoy at the Plaza Real Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Real Hotel Juan Dolio
- Plaza Real Juan Dolio