Catalonia Gran Dominicus
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Here’s a lot of room for improvement at Catalonia Gran Dominicus.Luckily the beach/ water and weather makes up for the hotel/accommodations. On arrival, both rooms had problems w AC/ needed to be fixed. The ground floor room smelled a bit of mold and the one I stayed at on the second floor didn’t have a TV ( which was delivered next day/ limited English channels). Bathrooms/ rooms are very old and poorly kept. Hair dryers aren’t functioning/ got fixed. Maybe 5% of staff understand/ speak English, used google translate to order food at the buffet. Central & beach bars were great and so was the creperie At the beach! Lots of great activities/ games at the pool/ limited at the beach. Shortage of towels on a few occasions. Restaurants and buffet were mediocre w food selection and taste; really enjoyed Wok station at dinner & Italian/ pizzas at lunch by the beach/ toscana restaurant.
Fabulous week with my family: group of 18! Only issue was water (or lack of it) in bathroom for 2 nights. Was fixed but a bit rough not to have water. Super nice staff. Great food and cocktails. And let’s not forget the afternoon crepes!! All inclusive is the way to go
Nice hotel , on a very beautiful place. The transfer from Punta Cana airport took around 45 min. Check in was fast and the reception team was kind and helpful.Rooms- nice size, but very updated. Cleaning- not the best, which we had.Food -good choice of bars and restaurants. Our favourite place was Ma-loo bar and the Italian restaurant.Animation- can’t comment as it was mostly orientated for Italians/French (80-90 % of the guests). Most of the animation team doesn’t speak English at all. Beach -gorgeous. There were some damage from the hurricane, but still was beautiful.Negative- the split of guests to privileged and not. Very annoying. If we will go back to this hotel again- NO
PROs:-Loved the grounds and tropical greenery-the hotel is pretty old but with a tropical hacienda-style charm. -The hotel is not too big and easily walkable even with smaller kids. -The kids entertainment is cute but mostly done in Italian/French or Spanish.-Was choosing the place to have the calmest waters and kids-friendly beach. Almost hit the target. In December the sea water was very warm and almost all the time little to not wavy at all. There is a coral reef barrier (artificial?) that attracts fish for some snorkelling too. -fine Italian tasting pizza at the beach side restaurant for lunch-time snacks (pasta is good too at this hotel, as it caters for Italians). - good meat dishes at the Rodeo restaurant.CONs:-booked a standard room which was a total nightmare: water leaked from everywhere (air conditioning, sink etc), slippery tile floors made my child fall. The shower was barely working and only had cold water. Room was too old and outdated. That was absolutely not safe to stay with a small child, so got the room upgraded, but it almost killed the first impression. -lots of mosquitoes (rooms too) and no fumigation in sight for the whole week-long stay. -i have some basic knowledge of some European languages apart from English, otherwise your communication will be a little limited here.-lots of smokers everywhere even with kids present (beach, bars).- food selection is just ordinary-nothing outstanding and alcoholic beverages are not well-known international brands when you stay on a standard package.
The room was comfortable although a little tired. The cleaner was superb and the room was cleaned beautifully each day.The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and as we were there just before Christmas the Christmas decorations made it look even better.The buffet restaurant and bar was very good and the staff efficient and friendly.Although the pool was very nice it was difficult to find a sunbed. This was also true on the beach.The worst thing in the hotel was the so called "a la carte" restaurants. We visited the rodeo steak house. We ordered a bottle of red wine outside the all inclusive which was served direct from the fridge, unlike in the buffet restaurant where the house red wine was served correctly at room temperature.Again the plates were cold rather than as in buffet restaurant where the plates were warm. The started was poor in that I had buffalo wings which had hardly any meet. The main course me and wife ordered was steak, baked potato and asparagus wrapped in bacon. The food arrived without the promised asparagus and as the plates were cold we ate what we were given. The steak was OK the potato poor. We could not attract anyone's attention as the guys dressed in black did not appear to be doing anything and the other guys seemed to have little or no English.We discussed going to the other two 'a la carte' restaurants with other holiday makers and we were put off by the fact that they considered the steakhouse to be the best of a very bad bunch.
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- 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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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
- Introductory Scuba lesson
- Daytime tennis
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 404 rooms in 2 storey villas
- Main buffet restaurant & 1 a la carte restaurant
- Grill restaurant
- Snack bar
- 2 bars
- Tennis courts (night - fee)
- 2 pools
- Fitness centre
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Massage centre (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Bathroom with shower only
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 3 persons or 2 adults & 2 kids
For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 4-12. Kids ages 13-16 can enjoy the Junior Club with sports and entertainment.
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Catalonia Gran DominicusLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Bayahibe Playa, Bayahibe 10501 Dominican Republic
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