I don't really understand all bad reviews, this hotel is really good value for your money. It only depends what you are looking for.
Our room was always clean and tidy, we had fresh towels and bottles of water every day. Food was good and we had a choice from three restaurants and one buffet style restaurant which had a different menu every day. Three or four bars to choose from, fantastic beer and very friendly staff.
There were two or three days when locals came to the resort to sell their souvenirs and it was little bit annoying, but I guess this is just typical thing for locals who live in a beautiful but still poor country and need to earn every penny.
We traveled as a couple trying to explore surrounded areas even by ourselves. It was exciting and fascinating to see a different life apart from the one in holiday resorts. If you're travelling to Puerto Plata, look for a local guy called Rudy (from New York haha) and he's gonna give a perfect show around of the city. For a little tip, of course, but it was worth it, we had a cracking pictures, nice memories and we weren't bothered with local people with him on our side. And it's still cheaper to go to Puerto Plata by yourself than to pay for it in a travel agency.
There's one thing we weren't satisfied with, though. For such a poor country, all outside trips were a bit too expensive for us. And of course, you could have anything you want if you tip everyone. Make sure you have enough dollars for everyone on your holiday.
But overall I can say we enjoyed ourselves very much but I'd practise my Spanish bit more next time :-)
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- Casa Marina Reef Dominican Republic
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