Catalonia Gran Dominicus

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Overview
Set on one of the finest white sand beaches of Bayahibe and surrounded by lush vegetation and grand, towering palm trees, Catalonia Gran Dominicus is perfect for families, couples and singles. Formerly the VentaClub Gran Dominicus.
 
Location: Just steps to the beach in Bayahibe, 30 minutes from La Romana airport.

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  • Ministryos73 : Chicago, Illinois
SOLID 4 STARS

Here's the skinny. The Hotel itself (buildings) are a 3, the food is a 4, the beach is a 5! It is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited and I've traveled the world. The water is bath warm and calm. Stay in the privileged section or don't go. Worth paying the upgrade when you make your initial reservation as mine was significantly less than what the hotel itself charges. The perks this gives you is so worth the extra money. The people are great. Want people to bring you a drink before your other one is empty? Please tip as I saw most people did not. The hotel itself caters to mostly Italians and other Europeans but I've lived in Europe and had no issues. Great for families as they have lots to do for them and saw how great they took care of the children at the kids club (I did not use). I will say what others have said about the a/c, they are not good, be prepared to sleep in your underwear and uncovered. Overall I loved the hotel and enjoyed my 8 nights there.

  • Mireille M :
Spent 5 days in paradise

This resort made our vacation one of the best ! All what we experienced was amazing. The nature, the colorful buildings, the beach, the ambiance, the welcoming staff and the professional entertainement.Thank you guys for bringing this much joy and wonderful moments to remember.My recommendation for you : please make ur Wifi stronger and some air conditioning in your lobby and in the open buffet.We will certainly come back...

  • Ljubo75 : Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hygiene pulling scores down

12 days od family vacation was a one big bad experience, which I'm going to summarize in this short review.First of all we had a booking for a room with a complementary bedroom, which is, of course, only a wish, since the hotel has only 3 types of rooms, all small-sized without any additional complementary rooms. And it is supposed to be family-friendly. Apart from the animation team which did really well, I seriously didn't find any other family-friendly reason fot this description.Rooms are small, furniture old and we experienced some leakage from the shower. And on top of this two days without hot water.The beach is great and so is the sea, with an artificial coral reef in creation, where you can even see some real tropical fishes. The restaurant has an interesting variety of dishes, with an Italian corner with a great guy Andrea ready to help out with informations about his cooking.But, sadly, that doesn't counterweight the bad hygiene level at the restaurant. Since it is not closed, many of the local flying wildlife roam in there and consume the food wastes and therefore creating droppings, which can be found on the tables, chairs, sometimes even on plates. Secondly, the staff don't change the table cover, but instead only swipe it with a cloth, allowing all the liquid-type food to stay in between the plastic strings of the cover. At 38 C and a tropical humidity you can imagine the variety of germs feasting on it. And so the digestive problems came unexpectedly.The pool is old, some parts of it are clearly decaying, but for the toppings of the Catalonia cream cake I must mention and place human droppings in the pool, which I found twice in a couple of days. For the sake of my children,I threw them out of the pool and for my part I had enough of the pool.The staff at the reception is by my oppinion not qulified or capable. Well, the guy there didn't even know they posses sewing kit and upon asking for a launch-box for our family the next day (went to a zoo), another one told me that we don't qualify for it, since we're not privileged or exclusive guest there. Only a guest in 4 - star hotel with AI. I still don't know how this hotel got 8,5 at Booking.com, but I guess it's from locals or other spanish-speaking tourists. Don't recommend it espacially not to famillies, I'm sure that at this part of the world it's more than easy to find a much better resort.A disappontment.

  • Pedro V : Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Worst!!!

Not good at All!!!! The hotel is olddddd!!!! The staff is not friendly. The food taste not real, the photos lie. There is nothing recomended about this hotel. My room got flooded. The towels dirty!! Dont even try it.

  • rosariomosca76 :
"Maravilloso"

This is a great place to spend your vacation. Beautiful sea, sun,good foods and awesome people. I really had a good time ..I am also thankful to Manuel Bale of Maravilloso club...He helped me a lot, showing me everything and giving me many tips, because he loves his job, very professional and a very nice guy.I hope to come back soonRosario

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Lunch & dinner at Grill restaurant and Pasta & pizza restaurant, reservation required for dinner
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Introductory Scuba lesson
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 404 rooms in 2 storey villas
  • Main buffet restaurant & 1 a la carte restaurant
  • Grill restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • 2 bars
  • Disco
  • Tennis courts (night - fee)
  • 2 pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage centre (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 3 persons or 2 adults & 2 kids
Kids Deals - Kids 6 years & under stay & eat free when sharing room with 2 adults. Pay a special rate on airfare & transfers only. Kids 7-11 pay a special child's rate. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 4-12. Kids ages 13-16 can enjoy the Junior Club with sports and entertainment.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of wine in room, and a romantic dinner for two. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required upon check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Catalonia Gran Dominicus
    La Romana,Dominican Republic

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Catalonia Gran Dominicus
Bayahibe Playa, Bayahibe 10501 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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