Dominican Republic

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#1 Excellence El Carmen
#1 Excellence El Carmen
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
37 reviews
Great week at Excellence El Carmen
We stayed at EEC from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, 2019 and loved it. It was to celebrate our Anniversary. We usually go to ERC but after 4 times with almost no beach access due to tons of Seaweed we decided to try a different destination. We were hoping for a nice beach but still wanted to stay at an Excellence resort. We chose EEC mostly because of the layout of the Swim out rooms. We upgraded to the Excellence club to mostly be closer to the beach. We had nice ameneties and some nice inclusions (spa water treatment) but all rooms are close to the beach. Maybe a 30 seconds difference lolll so no worries if that's what you want. We were spoiled by a glorious beach, no seaweeed whatsoever. The ocean was fun, a bit bossy we called it. Nice big waves to enjoy but not dangerous. A very strong point (great surprise), only a few resorts in that area. So nice and relaxing to walk on a 5 Km long beach with only a few people from time to time, compared to the Bavaro beach where it feels like a very busy highway... Shows were hit and miss. Cirque, fire show and Burlesque were great, the others were OK. The resort in itself is well maintained, clean and the rooms are big, so pretty and very clean too. Great service everywhere, great food, we found the staff were all happy, smiling and happy to help. We had the beach dinner, it was again perfect. We both chose the Dominican Passion as our menu, great meal. we asked for Rosé Bubbly instead of the white, no problem. No mosquitoe problem for us. we Highly recommend it. We went twice to the spa, the water treatment included in the Excellence club package and another time for a couple's massage and water treatment again. This too was well worth it! Great place for couples and/or singles looking to relax and just socialize... Singles looking for "action" try Breathless resort instead :-) Overall, great stay, we highly recommend it!
#2 Catalonia Royal La Romana
#2 Catalonia Royal La Romana
La Romana
Dominican Republic
16 reviews
Excellent Relaxing Vacation
The Catalonia Royal La Romana leaves no stone unturned when it comes to service and amenities. The resort is well maintained, perfectly manicured, relaxing and intimate, having access to the family side is also a nice touch for when you want to try some other restaurants or want to be in a higher charged atmosphere. The rooms are well appointed, clean & comfortable and the swim up rooms in the main pool (where we were located) are wonderful. Our only complaint about the room would be that the bed was a little firm for side sleepers. The restaurants are all excellent (we did not try the buffet on the family side or the Italian), our favorite was the Peruvian one on the Royal side. Service in all restaurants was top notch and done with a smile. All of the bars make excellent drinks but our favorite hangout was the pool bar with Ruddy as our bar tender. It is a short walk to the beach from the Royal side and the beach was breathtaking, with plenty of options for chairs and shade (get there early though as they do fil up quickly). There are markets a short walk on the beach either direction from the resort and hence, we were never bothered by beach vendors as they seem to stick by their stores. The spa was a great relaxing experience, I had the rejuvenation package (facial, scrub, wrap & massage) done by Luz. It was well priced and worth every penny. We will absolutely return to that Catalonia Royal in the future, it was one of the best all inclusive vacations we have taken to date.
#4 Chic Punta Cana
#4 Chic Punta Cana
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
122 reviews
Not recomanded
In general, the hotel stuff was smily, great and very hard working - until my last day. The last day most of them that were running to serve me and get the sure tip, didn't even say hi to me. I was told by local friends that live in Canada that something like that could happen but was not prepared into what extent so that I wasn't offer the drink nor had the lunch table served as usually. The stuff assumed that the guest run out of the tip money on the last day. The building is poorly maintained and wouldn't call it 5 star but rather barely 4. Public washrooms smell very bad. The food was great but the floor in the buffet was so greasy and slippery that one had to walk like on the ice. Some od personel serving the food would deep the thumb Into my soup. The coffee cups had black, dirty circle inside and some personnels clothing was visible dirty. The phone plugged into the wall outlet couldn't charge fully even in 8 hours. Every other outlet is not working whatsoever. Minibar bottle dispensers weren‘t working either. The washrooms in the room doesn't have the door! The beach doesn't have safety markers for the swimmers. Most of the personnel is barely speaking English and doesn't seem to care much about that. Anything that wasn't on the menu or pointed with the finger, was not understood. BUT for those who are not picky on this, other things were ok such as the entertainment, beach amethysts etc.
#19 Dreams Punta Cana Resort And Spa
#19 Dreams Punta Cana Resort And Spa
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
240 reviews
quick weekend
We were a group staying at the Dreams for 2 nights and everything went very smoothly. Staff was efficient, always friendly and did their best to accommodate us. I had a deluxe tropical view room in building 4, everything in the room was good and working and the fridge always filled. The room and resort in general were very clean, grounds well kept and beautiful all around. Breakfast and lunch buffets were good with plenty of choices and à la carte (oceana and steak grill), food was great. Beach was clean and beautiful, a lot of chairs and palapas available at all times. You can go for long walks on the beach and on the right, since there's only one more hotel, once you've passed it, you can keep walking on the beach where there's no one at all. I only saw a group of vendors on the beach with a table selling souvenirs, to the right of the hotel beach. Unless you passed in front of their table they didn't come up to you on the beach and when I did walk passed them, they came up to me but were always polite and never insisting. Pool was clean, well kept and gigantic. Since the pool bar is at one end of the pool, it's easy to find a quiet spot further away from the action. Towels are available at a few spots on the resort, no deposit is required and they never ran out. I didn't really participate in the activities offered by the entertainment staff but did speak with them and they were very nice. WIFI is free all over the resort, no password required. It can get spotty at times but this was never an issue. We weren't there for a wedding however, one took place on each night we were there and the set up on the beach was beautiful. Overall, this was a great resort that and I would recommend it to anyone.

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