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Catalonia Gran Dominicus
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Bayahibe
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Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Decent hotel”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This hotel is in Bayahibe, near La Romana and Punta Cana. As other reviewers I recommend to switch to the superior rooms. Beach is small but you can walk to better areas. Food was regular, entertainment too. For the value I think is worth.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

If you don't speak Spanish or French, don't bother. They'll just prefer loud, arrogant francophones over you. Every issue will be solved in their favor, probably because they won't understand what you're saing, or, pretend not to. I don't expect whole resort to communicate with me in German, English, Russian, but if Nolitours sold us the trip and the transaction was made in English, I'd expect that at least some people will speak it. Or, I'd expect information about this fact before I paid for the trip. Instead, we were ignored at the bar just because we're not collaborers from Vichy.
From the other hand, food was good, beach great and it's very clean resort.

Room Tip: Pay extra for "privileged" it's worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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grandominicus, Director General at Catalonia Gran Dominicus, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear guest,

thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor.

We regret about your discontent due to lack of communication.

On the other hand, we appreciate your positive opinion about our food, beach and facilities.

We hope to have another chance to serve you.

Best Regards,
Ivan Cunillera.
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Conegliano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Honeymoon on December 2012...wonderfull! Beautiful place, beautiful sea, excellent food and e very nice people, all the people. Animation was very good, the rooms are clean and there is always something to do.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

My husband and I were staying at Gran Dominicus in October 2011. We had really great time, the surroundings are amazing. The choice and quality of food is of the highest standard as well as the choice of drinks (we loved Cuba Libre and Mojito). The service is great. Everything in and around the hotel is very well mantained and clean. We spent most of our stay on the beach which is quite wide and really nice, but we also enjoyed the swimming pool very much. We also bought two additional trips from the hotel rep. We went to Saona Island and to Santo Domingo. The excursions were well organised and there was absolutely nothing to complain about. ;) And finally - the animation team - they are really awesome, thanks to them we enjoyed our holidays even better. All in all, it's a great place for holiday and we hope to come back there sooner or later.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had a wonderful vacation, the service was excellent and the lay-out of the resort is really cozy, everything is nearby. The place is neither too big nor too small and you feel right at home. Our renovated room ( privilege) was spacious and very close to the pool area.
We appreciated the lush gardens, and the stunning beach area lined with palm trees let you get a glimpse of the sea.
Upon our late arrival an array of just prepared dishes were waiting for us. Thanks to Omar who greeted us with various dishes. A great thank to the chef Ramon and Rafael that were a great at taking care of my wife who has a celiac condition. The animation team was great and thanks to all the girls and guys and especially Natalia who show me the basic of the meringue.

Room Tip: If you are the type to go to bed early you want to pick a room not to close to the pool area since i...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have been several times at the Gran Dominicus resort. The beach is of white sand, clean. Well maintained, however, I suggest to upgrade to the executive rooms are they aphave recently been re,odeled and are closer to the beach, restaurants and main area. Staff is attentive and animation team great

Room Tip: Book the executive / preferred room for a an extra amount. It is worth it
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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grandominicus, Director General at Catalonia Gran Dominicus, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear guest,

we appreciate your comments about our hotel on TripAdvisor.

One of our main goals is to have loyal customers as you.

Thanks for your comments about our beach, rooms, staff and animation team.

Therefore, we are content that you enjoyed again your visit to our hotel.

We look forward to welcome you again in a near future.

Best Regards,
Ivan Cunillera.
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We loved all four days of our stay there (including the first three days without luggage left by AirFrance in Paris, afterall five hours are not enough to move them from one plane to another).
Fortunatelly we were able to buy swim-suits, some clothes and sun cream in shops in the hotel.

We want to thank once more especially Ekaterina and Braulio at Privileged Concierge, who were very helpful and after a lot of calls in Spanish to a lot of different numbers were able to locate our luggage (lost by AirFrance) and eventually get them to the hotel.

Location, beach and swimming-pool as well as choice of restaurants and activities were perfect. We were less lucky with the room, which was located next to a service road. The room was noisy especially during delivery hours. Otherwise the room was spacious and clean, our kingsize bed was comfortable, roomy closets (not that we had any use of them as AirFrance...you know:-)) with extra blankets, cleaning service was excelent.

The choice, quality and amout of food was excelent, wine was good, fresh juices in the morning were great. We usually ate in the main Taino restaurant, but we also liked Terrace and Steak house. Crepes (and mojitos and caipirinhas:-)) from the beach creperie were lovely.

Room Tip: Upgrade to Privilege room was worth the money:-)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Catalonia Gran Dominicus
Address: Bayahibe Playa, Bayahibe 10501, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Bayahibe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bayahibe
#2 Green Hotel in Bayahibe
#3 Family Hotel in Bayahibe
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Bayahibe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Catalonia Gran Dominicus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 404
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalonia Gran Dominicus is an all-inclusive resort located on the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic and overlooks the white sandy beach of Bayahibe; 25 km. from the famous Caribbean art centre Altos de Chavon and 4.5 km. from the tiny fishing of Bayahibe, close to the Natural Park of the East, home of the biggest remains from the Island's first inhabitants, the Taino Indians; only 30 minutes by boat from Saona and Catalina both wonderful virgin islands. ... more   less 
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Catalonia Gran Dominicus La Romana
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