Catalonia Gran Dominicus
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A very fun and enjoyable day organised by Richard gere with Eden village isole saona blue lagoon and finding starfish Fun from the beginning to the end staff all very good fresh coconut at the blue lagoon and an amazing pina colada on the arrival at isolated saona
Based on reviews and reputation, we came here for quiet. Unfortunately, they have changed their approach. At virtually all hours there is loud obnoxious music and loud obnoxious announcements. I am here right now. It is 10 pm. I am in my room and it feels like i am listening to a boxing announcer full of hype. They have been doing it since 10 am. Ole! Opa! GoGo! So fing loud. Not escapable. In the ocean, on the beach, by the pool, in your room, this place wants to hurt your ears. If this place was ever quiet, it is no more....which is fine, but not when you come for quiet. Lots of good stuff to say, but not when it is oversahdowed by this kind of noise....all...the...time...ole.
Excellent stay. Spent 10 nights in this hotel from 24.2 to 6.3.2017 and have great feelings generally. Great service from the staff (especially animation guys - Jesse etc.) who are really pleasant and helpful. Great variety of excellent food, beautiful nature all around you, well maintained garden and all facilities. Felt really like in heaven. Small negative was the 'comfort' room standard - slightly outdated with older furniture (broken parts here and there) so if you are spending more time at your room (which we were not) then think about upgrading to privileged - seems it is worth those extra money (additional discounts for various services and better room). Still, even the comfort room was big and always well cleaned and maintained. This was the first time in DR but hopefully not the last time. To cut it simple - you get what you are paying for. Great, great, great!My best wishes and hope to see you again - Pedro and Alexandra from Czech republic :)
This is our second visit to Catalonia which we have visited with family friends. We have chosen privileged room and were not disappointed. The rooms were spacious and clean.Check in was quick and facilitated by wonderful manager Ms Fanny Heredia and Bravulo Santana.They were so nice and helpful.Beach was beautiful with serene and warm waters . It was not overcrowded and kept clean.As busy proffesional looking for relaxed vacation , I was very pleased with moderate and regulated time wise noise level coming out from pool, central bar due to high decibel music as part of daily exercise ,and entertainment programs mandatory to other resorts we were visiting before, which were tearing your ear drums apart from 10 am till 12 am with no mercy. No such problem there.Food : With 4-5 cooks preparing fresh food and always having a choice of 20-30 home dishes , bar salads, fruit cocktails, pastries, ice cream-how can not be satisfied ??? We were very thankful to Angie hard working and always smiling waiter who has made our dinner even more pleasant.Most of the guests were from Europe and have noticed the only other people leaving a tips for bar tenders, waiters were fellow Americans. I think this nice people from impoverished country deserve some small tokken of appreciation.Writing this review in cold and snowy NYS we are dreaming for our next Catalonia vacation. Thank you,
Relatively small resort, located roughly ~1.5 hours from Santo Domingo airport, ~40 min. from Punta Cana airport, and ~20 min. from La Romana airport by car. We've only stayed Privileged and once in the Honeymoon suite, therefore this review's focused on that experience.Rooms: Honeymoon suites are the largest, and located near the entrance lobby to the resort - the furthest from restaurants, beach, pool, etc. Privileged suites are the closest. Although everything in all of the rooms that we've stayed in was functional and clean, it feels that a refresh and an update is needed - adding screen doors to the patio and adding a tight seal to the main entrance doors. Grounds and landscaping are beautiful, well maintained, mature and overall provide an upscale feel.Restaurants, bar, and food in general are all on par with all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Guests are mostly European types.Smoking is permissible everywhere except restaurants - particularly problematic on the beach, as European guests appear to enjoy their smoke, and in decent numbers at times. Electronic cigarettes are also permissible but were never an issue for us. Beach is amazing - white soft sand, clear bluish calm waters, and man made reefs off shore, perfect for snorkeling. Plenty of shade and sunny areas available - guests tend to get up early (~7:00 am) and reserve the good spots with towels/personal belongings. Seating is separated by Exclusive, Privileged, and Standard status. There's a decent amount of boat, catamaran, etc. traffic off the east part of the beach (within the resort boundaries) - smell from boat engines is horrible, and many inexperienced sailboat users tend to make their way into the swimming parts which can be dangerous.Essential personnel speaks english well - hit or miss with cleaning and restaurant staff.Mosquitos are a problem particularly in May-December time of the year - prepare accordingly.WiFi is a hit or miss - internet and computers are available at the consierdge area. There's a Doctor's office available on the resort - cost not included in the resort stay.There are Timeshare/Membership sales people roaming throughout - several firm No's will do the trick.On our first visit (2013), we both got sick with digestive issues. Since then, regardless of where we travel to, we only drink bottled water, and eat only cooked food - haven't had issues again. If you're the relaxed, beach bum, mind your own business kind of person that doesn't need to be entertained nor is looking for a large resort with crowds, the Catalonia Gran Dominicus may be good for you. If you're looking to be constantly entertained with many different amenities and things for your kids to do, then this resort may not be the answer for you.Overall, excellent value, on par customer service, far better beach, views, and grounds/landscaping than surrounding resorts. We plan to return - just love the laid back type of atmosphere.Note to management: Move boat traffic to the west end of the beach. Add screen doors to patio doors, and update/refresh rooms.
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).
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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
- Items of a personal nature
- 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.
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 DominicusLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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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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