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Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Bayahibe
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Voorhees, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent trip to Dreams”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stayed at Dreams La Romana from 01/09-01/14-2014 and cannot say enough good about this resort or its staff. The rooms, grounds, facilities and restaurants are impeccable. The staff is the friendliest I have ever encountered and really do everything to make your stay perfect.
I stayed in a Preferred suite and would definitely recommend that. there is plenty to do for all ages and the resort has a full entertainment schedule with something going on in multiple places all the time. while I was there they had a "Golden Globe" awards ceremony that was unbelievable, the resort had staff working all day on it to build the stages and props the effort was amazing. I brought my 19 year old daughter and basically did not see her all week and she did not want to leave.

Room Tip: Go Preferred if you can afford it
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Tom L
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Mr J M, Chief Concierge at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Trip Advisor response to - Tom L

Date of review - 15th January 2014

Dear Tom,

Thank you so much for allowing Dreams La Romana to be your hosts during your vacation, and we thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience

We are delighted that you have rated us 5 stars and that your time here exceeded your expectations, we are so pleased with all of your great feedback, and are very happy you enjoyed our golden globes ceremony

we hope we get to welcome you back very soon

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2014

this resort is full of fun laughter and smiles. the staff is fun and is amzing wth my family. their laughter and smiles are contagious. My children and my husbandad i are are having so much fun on our first family vacation. the food music and pool area as well are the beach are clean and just full of life. the resort is so clean and th food is so amazing. we would definatly tell our friends to nd recomend anyone t come! Omega...is the best he keeps everyone having fun and makes us feel at home here!!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank jennifer c
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Mr J M, Chief Concierge at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Trip Advisor response to - Jennifer C

Date of review - 14th January 2014

Dear Jennifer,

We would like to thank you for choosing Dreams La Romana as your holiday destination and we are so grateful that you have taken the time to write a review of your stay with us.

We are delighted that your time at our resort has met with your expectations, and we are incredibly thankful for all of your wonderful feedback, I will pass on your kind words to Omega who has helped make your time even more enjoyable

Lets hope we have the chance to be your hosts again soon

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is the first time at Dreams La Romana and I can asure you that I will come again. The food is good and the staff is even better. Omenga was one of the entertainment staff members that made everyone feel at home. He is the type of person that would made you look alive even when your sleeping. He and everyone here have been great. The resort is top notch. 5 out of 5 in my books.

Del

Room Tip: i recommend building 3 as its in the centre of everything as i was in room3123.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Trip Advisor response to - Delwyn V

Date of review - 14th January 2014

Dear Delwyn,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Dreams La Romana as your holiday destination and we thank you kindly for the time you have taken to write a review of your stay with us.

We are so pleased that your time at our wonderful resort met with your expectations, and we are happy that our entertainment team helped to make your time even more enjoyable, I will certainly pass on your great comments!

lets hope we have the chance to welcome you back soon

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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Katy, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We just returned from Dreams La Romana and loved every minute of it! We stayed in the preferred club building 5. I'll break down my review by some categories.

Room: very comfortable beds and pillows. Didn't stay in there long as we were at the beach/pool all day and at dinner/show by night. They decorated the room when we got there with balloons and flower petals. Nice touch. VERY CLEAN!! The maids cleaned twice a day and we are messy and they made our room clean everytime. Maritza was our maid and she was awesome!!

Beach - beautiful!! Blue and sand was awesome. Beach is private. This is not a place that is resort after resort. There are no other resorts near by so you don't have to worry about vendors or strangers walking along the beach. Very safe and either fun or quiet depending on where you sit and time of day. Not much fish that we could find so if your looking for snorkeling you will have to swim way out or take a trip to Punta Cana on an excursion which is what we did. Had the most gorgeous sun sets!! Never had a problem getting a chaise lounger. Plenty for everyone!!

People - Awesome!! They made the trip they were so friendly!! Our favorites were James Brown in the Core Zone. He was very helpful and always willing to pitch to our daughter who is a softball player. Also Carlos Gil our bartender was awesome!! Very friendly and made it special for all of us!!

Food - Food was good but do not come here looking for five star. All food was good and we did not get sick. Good presentation but these are domincans trying to make french, italian etc. type of food. We liked the beef, and chicken better than the seafood which was unusual for being at the beach. lol My husband treated me to a romantic dinner, just us two on the pier. Our waiter was awesome, but I can't remember his name :( All the staff is super friendly, accomodating and just plain happy. I was totally impressed with them. Dont; get me wrong food is GOOD but not GREAT. Our best food was at the Asian, French and Dominican restaurants. Dont have to make reservations anywhere or wear wristbands. LaPost our waiter in the french restaurant was awesome!!

Excursions - we took the Sanoa Island excursion and the Bavaro Splash excursion both booked with Amstar. Amstar was great to work with. Sanoa Island was fun!! Basically a party boat (catamaran) for a 1 1/2 hour ride to the island. Lots of rum and coke and dancing. We had a blast and traveled with a 20 year old daughter who loved it as well. When we got there the island was BEAUTIFUL!! Daughter played volleyball, we relaxed. They had a dominican BBQ and it was good. Water although beautiful had lots of coral and it kinda hurt. lol no big problems but hard to walk in.
The excursion to Punta Cana (Bavaro Splash) was fun. We did have to take an hour bus ride there which was not fun but it was worth it. our excursion included riding speed boats, snuba (not to be confused with Scuba) and snorkeling. Speed boats for fun!! wish the ride would have been longer but lots to fit in in about 3 1/2 hours on the beach. Punta Cana beach is beautiful.

SPA - my husband did three masages and me and daughter did one each. Daughter and I did the massage at the beach. (preferred area) It was awesome!! So relaxing!! I almost cried with how beautiful it was!! lol I would highly recommend it!!

Overall - we loved every minute!! Favorite things were sunsets, beach, pools, excursions and expecially the PEOPLE!!! Shows were entertaining. The Remember the time "broadway" production was hilarious!!

Room Tip: We had preferred building five on second floor. It was great!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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10 Thank Robin O
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Mr J M, Chief Concierge at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Trip Advisor response to - Robin O

Date of review - 13th October 2014

Dear Robin,

It was a great pleasure to be your hosts during your vacation and we thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us

We are so thrilled that your time at our beautiful hotel met with your expectations, your comments about out staff make us extremely proud, the service we provide to our much valued guests is one of our highest priorities, thank you for recognizing that.

We very much hope we have the opportunity to serve you once again in the near future

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just returned from a weeklong vacation at this beautiful resort. Greeted with a glass of champagne and a "welcome home" our trip started off great. We stayed in building 7, which is the preferred building, though we were not preferred. The room was a fairly good size, with a small balcony to sit out on. The room came stocked with a mini bar (pop, beer, water) and plenty of bathroom amenities. The room was very clean upon arrival and was clean daily to the same quality. The maids did a great job of adding little extra touches to our room throughout the week to keep the room cozy when we returned from our days at the pool/beach. No matter where you go on the resort you will always see someone cleaning something, and it pays off because the grounds are beautiful. The resort is set up nicely with plenty of things spread out so even if it is full you do not feel like every other guest is on top of you when trying to get a drink at a bar or a seat at dinner. The service here was very good overall. The bartenders were the best part of the service. Alexander and Henry at the Lobby Bar (Rendezvous) were great to our group and were fun to talk to each night. Manuel at the Pool Bar (Barracuda) was also very personable and a great staff member. Evelyn at the swim up bar made great drinks (other bartenders at this bar did not make so good of drinks, very hit or miss) and always had a smile on her face. You could tell these people enjoyed their jobs, and it made our trip better. The entertainment staff was great. The activities throughout the day were fun, but if you didn't want to do them, no problem. The pizza by the pool and the burgers on the beach were the best food we ate all week. Just awesome. We never had a bad dinner and went to all the restaurants (my favorite was the Italian, my wife's favorite was the Japanese, and the rest of our family's favorite was Oceana and Jungle. So many different favorites because they were all very good). The resort seemed pretty full but we never had to wait for a table at a dinner restaurant or at the buffet in the morning (even with a group of 7). Room service was okay; we once ordered nachos and burgers. The burgers were very good but the nachos were cold. The beach is very average. If you are looking for hour long walks on the beach, then this will not be your place. It was good for what we wanted, but we were not blown away by it. The pools were great. Plenty of seats around the main pool, but you had to get to the infinity pool early if you wanted chairs there. The Coco café was a great place for a quick cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or some snacks/desserts. The nightly entertainment was very good in general. We really enjoyed the circus show. It was like the Dreams version of a cirque du soleil and we thought it was great. We also saw the magic show and the magician was also very good. He did a bunch of classic tricks, but put his own twist on them. The 3rd show was saw was the elements show. This show was not the best. Really slow moving and we ended up leaving halfway through, which is never a problem because a bar is always only a few steps away!.
We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return. Thanks to the staff here for making our vacation memorable! If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with good food and drinks, then this is your place.

Room Tip: Buildings 5 and 7 are preferred rooms and are updated. Very nice rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank RxTravels
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Mr J M, Chief Concierge at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Trip Advisor response to - RxTravels

Date if review - 13th January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review of your experience with us, it was a great honor to be chosen as your hosts during your vacation.

We are delighted that your time with us exceeded your expectations, we are grateful for your comments about our wonderfully maintained grounds, and we are happy that you enjoyed our restaurant and bar service, I will certainly pass your kind comments on to the staff mentioned who helped make your time with us even more special.

We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future,

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at Dreams for Christmas and New Year. It's definitely not 5 stars, but good, solid and very clean place. The food was good, although half of our group had some stomach issue, that can be related to anything – drinks, more fruits that usual or too much of salad or uncooked vegies. Everything from room to grounds and even beach is spotless clean and the staff is working hard to make sure that each little piece of garbage is picked up.
Rooms are dated, but clean and who stays in room while on the beach vacation?
The best thing about this resort is that there is no reservation required for restaurants. Good food there and our favourite was French. Tasty food, great presentation and amazing service. Others were nice, but a much too loud to my taste (especially the Grill). I guess this is related to the structure of buildings…
I know that Christmas is the busiest time of the year and quit few times we’ve seen the “beach chair war” when people would grab chairs (even with something on it) and drag them away. There are almost none side tables at the beach so you have to hold your drink or place it on the sand. The service on the beach is pretty good so you don’t have to wait long before your empty glass is taken away or new drink is coming. Kudos to the hard working beach cleaners and girls (especially Karina and Ana) who tirelessly walk around the beach with the smile and asking what to bring you.
Another area for improvement – the reception area. It was very hard to find table or chairs in the evening (especially weekends nights).
In summary - a pleasant stay, good service, very clean, plenty of bottled water and amazing weather.
We might return…

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank Etrip
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Mr J M, Chief Concierge at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Trip Advisor response to - Etrip

Date of review - 12th January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Dreams La Romana as your holiday destination and we very much appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience with others,

We are pleased that your time with us met with your expectations, we thank you for all of your feedback, both positive and otherwise, this is an excellent way of making improvements in the future.

It is great to hear you would consider returning, we do hope that happens as it would be a great pleasure to serve you once again

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

No problems here..
Lots of delicious restaurants (and I am picky), yummy buffet that is usually always available.
Very clean place, well kept.
Very great staff, with lots of fun daily activities, funner than they look!
Yuuuuuuummmmmy endless daily drinks.

Get out there and get those lawn chairs! High in demand, but we always found two for ourselves, even if we had to drag them together.

Nice beach, beautiful water. Nice beach walk to a small almost town... About 20 minutes to La Romana... which is a very big city. Walked for hours. Lots to see... Grabbed a cab for $60 American and he was ours for 4 hours, to leave and call when we wanted. He was also very nice (small communication problemo, but he put us on a cell phone with a translator for him), and acted as a tour guide at times, stopping to point out attractions we would have missed.

Anyways, great staff. Good things in the gift shop, it is no cheaper in town, so don't be scared to buy your gifts here.

Room Tip: Dreams rooms are always well situated.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mr J M, Chief Concierge at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
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Date of review - 11th January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for allowing Dreams La Romana to be your hosts during your vacation and we very much appreciate the time you have taken to write a review of your stay with us.

We are so pleased to learn that your time at our wonderful resort not only met, but exceeded your expectations, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our vast food selection and we thank you kindly for all of your great feedback

We hope we have the chance to welcome you back very soon

kind regards

Mr J Mercedes

Chief Concierge
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Property: Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa
Address: Bayahibe 22000, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Bayahibe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bayahibe
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bayahibe
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Bayahibe
#3 Green Hotel in Bayahibe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 756
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst a world of pristine beaches, lush tropical jungle and turquoise sea on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Dreams La Romana is the perfect resort for singles, couples and families. Unlimited Luxury Enjoy the many amenities of Unlimited-Luxury at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, where nearly everything is included. Every gourmet meal, every fine wine and cocktail, and so much more. At Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, these amenities include: •Elegant accommodations with incredible views •Gourmet dining at eleven specialty restaurants •24-hour room service •Unlimited top-shelf spirits at seven festive bars and lounges •All day and nighttime activities and entertainment •Option to upgrade to Preferred Club privileges •Free WiFi and international calling with Unlimited Connectivity (coming soon) •Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks •Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks •Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits •Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, juices, bottled water and beer •24-hour room service •Specialty restaurants with no reservations required •Themed parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues •Pristine swimming pools •Pool and beach wait service •Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment •Explorer's Club for kids with supervised activities •Core Zone Teens Club with teen activities •Fitness center •No wristbands required •All taxes and gratuities Unlimited Top-Shelf Spirits Enjoy international and domestic top-shelf spirits, fine wines and ice-cold beer at any of our seven bars and lounges. Then keep the party going with 24-hour room service and your own complimentary mini-bar. All of your favorite drinks are served without limit or expected gratuities at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa. World-Class Spa Indulge and invigorate your senses with a day in the Dreams Spa by Pevonia. Spanning more than 21,000 square feet, the on-site spa at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa offers a la carte treatment options ranging from the traditional to transcendent. ... more   less 
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