We are choosing Catalonia hotel for our second holiday in the Dominican Republic. And this time we are highly disappointed because of the smoking policy of the hotel which is really accute especially because of the hotel being fully booked. As non smokers we are feeling deprived here as whereever we go we get smoked into the face and feel the smoky smog hanging all over the hotel. Why not at least allocating some non smoking areas? in the bar, at the reception (we cannot even approach the reception desk to ask a question!), walking paths, some beach areas (we have to leave the beach territory to relax on the beach facing the sea). Moreover, there is no separation between smoking and non-smoking villas (when I booked the hotel via booking.com there was a choice between smoking and non smoking – where is it?) Both smokers and non-smokers are placed next door so you cannot avoid breathing in the neighbours' smoke staying in your balcony or entering the room.
Although our booking had a non-smoking status we are placed into the smoking sector without being informed; only after three weeks when we made a complain we got offered the only possible room with a non-smoking sign on it but situated in the most popular smoking area.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Gran Dominicus Hotel Bayahibe
- Catalonia Gran Dominicus La Romana
- Gran Dominicus
- Catalonia Gran Dominicus Dominican Republic/Bayahibe