Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
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- All Inclusive Features
When checking in to the hotel I went to the viva Wyndham beach by mistake there was a lady that was rude to me. I complained at the front desk and was upgraded to a beach front view. I was traveling with two children, 5 and 1. The room was on the third floor, no elevator and the refrigerator did not work. I went to the front desk three days in a row to explain that the frig was hot, they said they would fix it and never did. All of the bars closed at 12 and there is no bar at the one theater that was open at the viva beach hotel. However, the employees were excellent. Especially, Joan from Viva Club, Jose Luis from the towel station, Jorge Luis a life guard from viva beach and Rual Especial from the front bar. They made my stay memorable. My grandchildren and I thank them for their service.
This was our families first time in the Dominican Republic and the first time at an all inclusive. The beach was clean, although at times it was difficult to get sunbeds, the usual occurs where people 'reserve' their sunbeds at 7:30am with towels! The gardens were very well tended, with alot of wildlife to admire, the stream through the property attracted many turtles and birds, always something to look at while walking about. There were areas in the ocean that were sandy, but in certain sections there were very large rocks, it was painful on the feet, take water shoes, they were very useful! We had forgotten our snorkel gear and it would have been great to snorkel around these rocks as there were lots of colourful fish. There were lots of free activities during the day such as archery and a trapeze on the beach, my teens loved having a trapeze lesson. The entertainment staff work very hard, putting on a mediocre show (we only went once) in the theatre, but also water aerobics, zumba and salsa dancing lessons to name a few. Over at the 'Beaches' side of the resort there is a lot of music and dancing late into the night, fun for a while but if you stay on that side of the resort music is loud and late into the night! The 'Palace" side is quiet, so preferable if you want to sleep!. The staff communicate well, most speak a variety of languages (well enough to get by!) we only speak English, but we got by, try a bit of French, German or Spanish you will get a response. The front desk usually had very good English speakers.The restaurant that was nearest to our room was light, bright and airy, there was a huge range of different food choices. I cannot imagine anyone saying that they were bored with what was on offer, numerous salads, meat dishes, fruit, desserts, and they changed every day. You can reserve three of the specialty restaurants during your stay. They were very disappointing, the food was similar to the main restaurants and the choices were limited and the staff were not friendly. I by far enjoyed the buffet meals the best. Alcohol and soft drinks are available all day at the restaurants and numerous bars around the resort. I don't drink specific brands so can't comment on what is available, the wine wasn't that great, but the cocktails especially Margaritas were good.Now the negatives, our room had a great view of the beach, but it was small and dated. The bathroom was very old, although the shower worked well, the extractor fan barely removed the humidity, our towels never dried out, so had to request new ones each day. The balcony was small with only enough room for two chairs for the four of us. The room/bathroom were the most disappointing part of the resort. We booked two very expensive trips and were hassled all day by the people running them for tips, or to buy numerous photo packages, nick knacks and drinks. Almost half of each trip was taken up by this, so instead to diving around coral, we had to pose underwater for the camera. Not knowing that this was going to occur we went along with the numerous photo sessions, then they wanted to sell the photo Cd for $50! It really was irritating. Both trips were fun, but not worth the money or the high pressure selling. The spa is tucked away inside the resort, the staff were not friendly, I had a manicure and the nail polish started to peel off after an hour, my daughter had a massage which again was mediocre. The whole place was dark, old fashioned and totally unwelcoming.Overall the beach and grounds of the resort were wonderful, food was plentiful and there was a huge variety. The rooms need updating, very disappointing. Beware the trips offered, you will be pressured for tips and to buy photos and souvenirs.
Stayed here for a week with my boyfriend. Thought the resort and beach was beautiful. The staff was very nice and helpful. I saw a few reviews complaining about the language barrier for English speaking patrons but you do realize you are going to another country and should at least try to learn a few phrases of that country's language! We at least tried to speak in our broken Spanish and the staff greatly appreciated it. Most of the staff was able to at least communicate with us in English as well. The food was great and I found as a vegetarian that I had many options to choose from. My only compliant would be about the Isle of Sona excursion said all inclusive bar and restaurant for the trip. The food was very limited and they only served rum. I think more specifics about what the excursion offers should be noted in the brochure. We had an amazing trip overall and would definitely come back!
The place is great and most of the people that work there are great. But there is an employee on the beach called Nadine and he is horrible. He is rude and ruined our stay there today. Management beware, this guy is rude and should not be anywhere near your guests.
Beautiful vacation with my family, we are very happy we had a good time and we liked the food and the drinks and the animation I was in both hotels I liked both greetings guys papaya bar to marianela and bar bech danny and a sweet girl angelika it very good, the people in the hotel were friendly and the service was super. 6 stars for all en people
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
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- Room service
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
- Sunfish Sailing
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Tennis with instruction
- Sauna and Massage
- Exercise classes (Aerobics)
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 330 rooms in twelve 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant and 5 a la carte restaurants (International, Italian, Oriental)
- 3 bars including Lobby bar, Pool bar, Beach bar
- Disco on-site
- 1 outdoor pool, free form
- Meeting facilities
- Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop)
- Fitness facilities
- Tennis courts
- Exercise classes Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Balcony or Patio
- Full Bathroom
Oceanfront Room has 1 king and 2 queen beds.
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Games room, Kids' pool.
Wedding Bonus - Includes: bride's bouquet, wedding cake for 10, wedding coordinator's services, decorated ceremony area, 10 photographs, recorded music, civil judge, legal expenses (excluding legalization). Package price: US$590. Price and inclusions subject to change. Arrangements to be made directly with hotel.
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.
Resort Location Map
Viva Wyndham Dominicus PalaceLa Romana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Dominicus, 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.
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