Catalonia Gran Dominicus
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We loved everything about this hotel.If I really want to be picky, I would love to have a bigger tv in the room.The hotel was super clean. The whole experience was dream-like. Both my daughter and I loved every moment of our stay in Catalonia!
Amazing experience! Included the Privileged package for extra pampering and never being disappointed during our 1 week holiday.Valentina at the Concierge helped even before the arrival and suggested the best commuting from the airport and afterwards we were assisted in all requests. Also Johanny and Reyna, the front-girls looking after the Privileged area, were always smiling, friendly and helpful.The beach is just a paradise as expected in the Caribbean, during the hot sunny day fresh juices, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruits are made available at all times.The food selection is superb and also the theme restaurants (Yuca, Rodeo and Toscana) are an add-on so worth trying all of them, However, my favorite is the Terrace on the beach, in the morning for the breakfast on the sea front or in the night, with a drink looking at the stars (I'm a romantic type).The room was clean and spacious with AC and the frigobar, love also the balcony.Tried the relaxing message in the Alegria Spa and also they were very professional ladies.Many thanks to the Direction that had time to speak with us.Sadly, one week is too short but looking forward to go there again soon and try the new area of the resort, as it looks fab now that they're finishing.Can't wait!
I would give this hotel 3.5 stars if that were an option. The hotel is 50 minutes or so from the Punta Cana airport. This is our 4th time in the DR and second time in Bayahibe. Bayahibe has a different vibe than Punta Cana. Much more laid back and many more Europeans than Americans. We arrived around 4pm and check in was quick and easy. We did the Preferred Superior room which was worth the extra price.The room was adequate, but not huge compared to other rooms we've seen. We were in Playa Catalina within the resort which was close to most things. The room was pretty quiet. The Preferred upgrade gets your slippers and robes and access to room service. The bathroom has a large shower. You also get a balcony. We did not notice any odd smells and the furniture was adequate.The food was average. You only have 3 formal dinner restaurants if you do not do privileged. Yuca was the best of the three. The coconut fish and Callou soup were both good. Rodeo is the steak house. When we tried to go there, we waited for around a half an hour for the restaurant to open (the opening time is supposed to be 6pm and we were there right at six). The mixed grill was good. Caesar salad was so-so. The Italian restaurant was ok. I had the Oscco bucco. The meat was ok, but the sauce was not great, Tiramisu was good. The buffet pretty much had the same types of food every day. Nothing horrible, but nothing outstanding. The real gem is the Terrace which is open all day for preferred. Breakfast includes crepes. Lunch include several options, including a seviche. Dinner really steps things up - the veal cheeks were great. The conch was interesting. The ham croquettes and fried Manchego cheese were also good. We ate dinner there twice, lunch twice, and breakfast once. The wait staff were friendlier at the Terrace and the bar is right there. The pizzeria was so-so. The crepe place is near the dive shop and serves savory and sweet crepes. The smoothie bar is fun to try (it's near the Terrace).The hotel has limited activity options and does not really give you a schedule. The map does not tell you where certain things are. We had to ask for an activity schedule at the Preferred concierge desk. We asked about bingo and were told it was at the main bar on Wednesday which was not true (only Saturday). Water Aerobics are popular, but it's late in the afternoon in the pool. There's only one large pool. The jacuzzi is not heated (but we've seen this in other resorts too). There's a ping pong table and foosball near the dive center. Beach tennis and volleyball is near the Terrace. I think the tennis courts and archery have been removed to build the new hotel. The resort operates on island time. The BBQ party was scheduled to start was at 12:30, but the food wasn't ready until 1:30. The Coconut party had a number of fresh coconuts, but you couldn't get them for about an hour while they were doing a color party and dance. This resort does heavily cater to Europeans. If you want to hang out and meet new people, this is probably not the resort for you unless you know another language. The staff are broken down into international teams for French, German, and Spanish speakers. Some of them speak English as well, but it's not the rule. English menus are available at the restaurants. The bartenders often did not understand the drinks we were ordering so we would often point to the menu. The cocktail menu has a number of very unique cocktails (adding ingredients like tobacco syrup, basil, green tea, chili-mango, and tamarind flavors), but the same order could result in very different drinks - a frozen drink would be on the rocks at one bar or a different color. The beach is soft sand and there is an artificial reef at the edge of the swimming area. Snorkeling is ok in that area. Wifi was pretty much nonexistent in the room. The lobby is ok or check your email near the Balinese beds by the theater which has a faster connection for some reason.
We are members of Exlusive Traveler Club. This gives us an opportunity to have an exlusive royal service in the hotel which makes your vacation unforgettable. This hotel we choose because of the most beautiful beach in Dominican Republic.And we were nicely surprised by everything in this hotel especially outstanding service we got.We were traveling with my mother and I was worrying if she would be happy there because she has a lot of health issues but Marvilosos stuff made everything possible for us and my mom to enjoy this vacation. They listened every request and responded to it immediately so we felt like some special royal guests. The hotel is nice and the food is awesome. My mom had some special requests for meals and the restaurant stuff made everything the way she asked for. She had a birthday so we had special dinner on the beach at the last day of our stayThey prepared the food the way she likes even we didn't asked for it and decorated the table with balloons in the color of the Ukrainian flag where we originally from. We felt special care and attention there which we didn't experience at any other resort. We highly recommend this hotel and waiting for the opportunity to come back for vacation any soon.
The actual rooms are not the ones you see on the pictures. The rooms have very old outdated furniture. Bad smell of sewage, especially in the bathroom. Vast majority of staff did not and were not willing to speak English. Poor variety of meals; very much repeated every day.Virtually no entertainment in the evening.
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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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