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Dreams La Romana

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Our Opinion

Like most Dreams resorts, the Dreams La Romana delivers with excellent service in a fun, yet relaxed tropical setting. This resort is great for families and couples alike. A great staff keep guest pampered and relaxed all vacation long. Lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. A definite recommend for La Romana.


Overview
Dreams La Romana provides a dynamic, upscale environment for families, friends and couples to relax or play on one of nature's most pristine beaches. The resort is known for its luxury accommodations bordered by a tropical jungle and magnificent palm-lined beach. The beach, pools, manicured gardens, warm tropical breezes, fabulous a la carte restaurants and tropical drinks are all part of your escape. And don't miss the nearby magical artist village of Altos de Chavon.

Location: On a white sand beach, near the fishing village of Bayahibe, 20 minutes from La Romana airport, 75 minutes from Punta Cana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • OneThird : Montreal, Canada
Butler service, travel with baby, foodie review

I booked Dreams La Romana for travel with my family (husband, son (11), daughter (9) and baby (7months)). We were going to be traveling also with my sister and my mom. We booked two rooms. I was nervous traveling with the baby because I could not find many pictures of the beach to see the amount of shade that would be available. I didn't want the baby to have too much sun. So I contacted the hotel directly to find out if there would be lots of shaded huts on the beach and explained that I was a little nervous. From the time I sent that email to the time I left the hotel to go to the airport, I have never had such exceptional service. I noticed that one other TripAdvisor reviewer recently wrote that the Dreams strength is the staff and that is an understatement. I have traveled to the DR many many times now (Punta Cana mostly) and NEVER have I encountered staff that are so helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make sure every single guest is happy. If there is the slightest complaint, they are more than willing to rectify the problem immediately. And that is what makes a resort go from good to GREAT!We arrived and were promptly swept to the Preferred Check-In area. I cannot stress enough how worth the extra money the Preferred service is. You are taken care of from beginning to end. They assigned us a butler for the week so that I would never feel any nervousness about taking care of the baby. They understood that I may have extra needs given the travel with an infant (ie food, shade, nap times, stroller, etc....) and they made sure that I would not worry about anything. I cannot say enough great things about Felix the Butler. He was humble and sweet and always present when needed. He joked around with the kids and brought us a little treat each afternoon. The treats were always a different (pina coladas in pineapples, fresh coconuts, fresh fruit, afternoon snacks, etc...) He even organized a private dining experience for our last night there with candles in the grass and a table light up by the ocean. It was so thoughtful!The service and wait staff and all of the restaurants was on point. At the World Café, Miguel and Jesus had a little friendly "competition" regarding who was the best waiter and we would take turns being seated in their sections. They would go the extra mile (in a joking way) to try to "top" each other. It was fun and the kids loved eating in their sections because they had this joking competition thing. It was awesome. On a more serious note, my husband and I booked a romantic seaside private dinner one night and our waiter Franklin was attentive and courteous and brought us little extras (like Bailey's digestives). HONEST FOODIE REVIEW ABOUT THE FOOD! My husband and I both like good food. We were both resigned to the fact that, after years of traveling to the DR and Cuba, good food was simply NOT an option in all-inclusives. Before booking Dreams La Romana, I did a Google search for "good food at all-inclusive Caribbean" and read several different articles in blogs about the food and Dreams La Romana came up in a few different unbiased blogs as having good food. This was the major reason that we decided to venture out of the usual Punta Cana. What a wonderful decision this was. I will not lie and say that ALL the food was fantastic. There were certain dishes that weren't that great. But the majority of dishes were very, very good. And a few dishes were even FANTASTIC! The FANTASTIC dishes were: the private dining lobster, the calamari from the Seaside restaurant, and most of the dishes at the Jungle restaurant (rice and beans, goat, and the chicken.) Also the pork medaillons from Bordeaux and the babaganoush from Olio. The beach was another pleasant surprise. The ocean is much cleaner than in Punta Cana. It is beautiful turquoise. And the beach is NATURAL. Yes, it has coral and is therefore somewhat rocky in areas. But that is what nature is all about. The sand in the main beach areas is soft and white and wonderful. But if you walk closer to the coral areas, it will get rockier. So the snorkeling is apparently wonderful but we didn't get a chance to snorkel. The rooms were clean and the maid service is awesome. They leave little treats on occassion (balloons over my daughter's bed, flower petals, towels folded in lovely shapes, gift baskets). The extra touches are wonderful. The pools are nice but they aren't as warm as some other resorts. It might have had something to do with the fact that it rained quite a bit before we arrived. But I didn't go in the pools all that much as I prefer warmer water. The GM, Pedro Tomas, wanders around the grounds and we saw him speaking to people almost every day. He is very approachable and actually WANTS to hear constructive critcism and honest reviews of his property. You can tell that he genuinely cares about not only every guest, but each and every one of his employees. That is probably one of the biggest differences between this resort and others throughout the DR. The employees are happy, which makes the guests happy, which makes a happy vacation.All in all, you cannot go wrong with this resort. Highly recommended.

  • Sinead B :
Most amazing holiday!!

We're just back from here and all I can say is it was the most amazing holiday. From the arrival to when we left we were so well looked after. The resort is absolutely stunning!! I want to say a special thank you to Bienvenido from the World Cafe and Ricardo from the Seaside Grill who were both two of the loveliest people we ever met! They could not of done more for us. From the minute we entered the restaurant every single time we were greeted with the biggest welcome. We'll definitely miss them. They made our holiday that bit extra special!! I also would like to thank Edward the Bell Boy. He was always so kind to us and looked after us and he made it that bit harder to leave when it was time to go home! Overall an incredible resort and I'll definitely be back.

  • bcweber318 : Stratford, Canada
Our favourite place on earth

We just returned from our third trip to Dreams La Romana and there will be many more to come. Upon arrival they welcome you home and that's what it is for us. Our bell boy Armando assisted us with our luggage,took us to our room and made us feel welcome. All of the staff upon arrival work hard to accomodate any requests. We noticed many more families with small children this time and it was wonderful to see the kids playing and having fun. The entertainment team is fantastic and even though my wife and I just like to relax on the beach it's a blast to watch the fun. Special thanks to our beach waitress and Dominican Sister Elizabeth who always made sure we had a cold drink in our hand and is such a pleasure to talk with. Dreams La Romana has stepped things up again since our last visit.The wifi is now free and worked well. The staff is so friendly and all seem to speak good english, french or spanish which helps as our spanish is limited. The food was fantastic and we enjoyed lunch on the beach which in addition to the great burgers from the Barefoot Grill now includes a variety of choices set up daily. Many of the furnishings around the property have been updated and we thought there were more lounges on the beach. We stayed in building number two and the room was great. Our maid Santa did an excellent job cleaning our room and everything was in good condition. Very quiet at night and we had no trouble sleeping. We would like to wish all the staff our compliments and can't wait to return.

  • canadiantheresa : Canada
Already planning our next trip back

We just returned from a 7 night stay at Dreams La Romana. We stayed at Dreams La Romana last year and had a great time. So we didn't hesitate to book a second trip for this year.We were pleasantly surprised that this year's trip was even better than the last. Both times we stayed at the preferred club, and found it well worth the value. My girls loved visiting the preferred club for snacks in the afternoon, and we all found the preferred family pool very relaxing. The food and staff were amazing last year, but definitely a notch higher this year. The staff at Oceana made us feel particularly special by surprising us with special appetizers they thought we would enjoy.We opted for the butler service this year, and do not regret it. Joel, Edward and Iris looked after our family well, made sure that we were always taken care of and surprised us with the little extras (buckets of beer, fruit and snack platters, etc) They also made sure that the restaurants were informed of our daughters' nut allergies. Honestly, I could not say a bad word about anyone working at the resort. They all work tirelessly to make sure all the guest have a good time. But I do want to give a special mention to: Riberto at the Seaside Grill - Victor, Chester, Moises, Marcia and Katherine at the preferred club - Bernice at the preferred club pool bar - tall Edward who greeted us warmly on arrival and departure - Oliver at Oceana - Angela, Anjelica and Valeri from the Explorer's Club - Ruby from the spa. And finally Paola, the e-concierge was great at answering my questions and able to fulfill our request of a ground floor room by the pool which was perfect for our family.The grounds are beautiful, clean and impeccably kept as are the pools. The beach and water are beautiful. This year, the beach seemed even cleaner... what little seaweed we saw last year was non-existent this year. The mini bar was always well stocked, our housekeeper kept our room clean and comfortable. If I had to make a criticism it would be that the rooms could use a sprucing... in particular the showers. But since we don't much time in the rooms, it's not a huge deal to us.I would highly recommend this resort. We will be back next year.

  • MXLVR : Cleveland, OH
Loved La Romana

We have stayed in Punta Cana before but I now know I prefer the La Romana vibe and region over Punta Cana without a doubt. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and our first impressions from Ferbes the bell boy and Katherine in the Preferred Club were excellent. My sister and I stayed for five nights to celebrate her birthday. Katherine noted this when we were checking in and really made my sister feel special. They placed a special happy birthday banner on our door and we returned to our room on the second day to champagne and some beautiful birthday sweet treats. It really was a nice touch. I booked a gardenview preferred room but we ended up with a lovely view of the pool and ocean in the family preferred section. We enjoyed taking advantage of Olio at lunchtime followed by some quiet R&R by the adult-only preferred pool. It was truly a relaxing experience at the adult-only pool but we otherwise spent most of our time on the beach. The beach area is beautiful but it does seem that the beach gets crowded quickly. I was glad that we had preferred status so we had a dedicated area of the beach that clearly did not seem nearly as crowded as the other areas.We really enjoyed our stay and I believe the staff is what makes this place so special. I would return to this resort with my family in a heartbeat. Many thanks to the staff of Dreams La Romana for a wonderful stay!

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 24 hour All-inclusive
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • BBQ & snacks on the terrace
  • 24 hr Domestic & International drinks
  • 24 hour restaurant option
  • In-room mini-bar with water & soft drinks, beer & juice replenished regularly
  • Ocean trampoline
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Horseback riding, 45 min once per stay
  • Gym & sauna
  • Aerobics
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Daily activities
  • Entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, drinks until 2am
  • Gratuities
  • 563 rooms in ten 3-storey buildings
  • Restaurants including: buffet restaurant & a la carte restaurants: Italian, Asian, Seafood, Mexican or Grill House, dress codes in effect
  • 6 bars including: Beach bar and Pool bar
  • Large free-form swimming pool
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym & sauna
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty parlor (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • ATM machine
  • Exchange bank
  • Tour desk (fee)
  • Casa de Campo Golf Course nearby

Deluxe Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar, fully stocked
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Balcony or terrace with garden view
  • Max occupancy 3 adults & 1 child

Deluxe Partial Oceanview Rooms include:

  • Same as above but located in VIP section of hotel, with partial ocean view

Preferred Club Garden View Rooms include:

  • Same as above, with additional amenities: VIP amenities
  • Turn-down service
  • Daily newspaper
  • Bottle of rum
  • Snacks in mini-fridge
  • 2 t-shirts
  • Use of bathrobes & slippers
  • Chef courtesy (once per stay)
  • Shoe cleaning available

Kids Deals - Up to two kids ages 3-11 stay free at select times of year. Please inquire for more information.

Single Parent Bonus - No single supplement with 2 children.

For the Kids - Kids ages 3-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities from 9am-5pm, children's playground and children's pool.

Honeymooners - Receive a fruit plate, preferential room location in category reserved, champagne breakfast, VIP amenities in the bathroom. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage.

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  • Dreams La Romana
    La Romana,Dominican Republic

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Dreams La Romana
Playa Bayahibe P.O. Box 80, Bayahibe 22000 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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