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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace

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Overview
This hotel, built in 1999, is adjacent to its sister property, the Viva Dominicus Beach, so guests can use the facilities of both properties. This opens up a vast array of possibilities for watersports, activities and dining options - there are seven restaurants between the two properties. Viva Dominicus Palace - already a solid favourite with Canadians - is ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxed and secluded setting. The beach is spectacular and the impeccably landscaped, grounds are lush with exotic flowers.
 
Location: Beachfront, 20 minutes from the La Romana Airport, 20 minutes to the town of La Romana, and approximately 90 minutes from Punta Cana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • rainer25 :
Good vacacion República Dominicana

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

  • wlp07 :
Excellent!

Stayed here a week with my wife and my brother in law and his special lady. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. There is beautiful tropical vegetation and flowers everywhere that you look. The beaches and the sea are also gorgeous. So it's basically a postcard setting.I found the food to be surprisingly delicious and varied at all venues (buffets and sit-down restaurants). There was never a long wait at the bars, and the drinks were great (bring a bubba mug to avoid the 8 oz cups which cause your drink to turn warm quickly) and the bartenders were very friendly. In fact, all of the employees were very upbeat, friendly, and seemed to take pride in their work.It is true that very little English is spoken at either Viva dominicus resort. My wife is fluent in Spanish and Italian, so I had no trouble, but I could see how some difficulty could be encountered if you are a monolingual English speaker, though I do feel that most employees knew enough English to take care of you. At any rate, you'll certainly find more English speaking employees than you'll find English speaking guests. The two resorts are huge, and we only crossed paths with one other English speaking couple in our week there. Personally, I liked this. It's easier to detach when you aren't able to understand what everyone else is saying.Beach vs Palace: The Beach is the party spot, with more buzz than the Palace. It also featured a far higher guest density vs available square footage when compared to the Palace. You'll have a good time at either one, but I like the Palace as it allows easy access to all that both resorts have to offer, but also offers a retreat to relative peace.Room: We stayed in a "couple's retreat" room, which is oceanfront. The view of the beach and ocean was breathtaking. The room also has a Whirlpool, which was used sparingly due to the extremely slow flow of hot water into the tub. Bed was comfortable, do note they are firm. We had an issue with our balcony screen door, which would not fully open or close. We informed the front desk, but this was never fixed.Dinner reservations: Consistent with the other reviews, if you want to consistently eat in the sit-down restaurants for dinner, be ready for an uphill battle. Pack your patience and your resolve, and you may have some success. Still, be prepared to not get as many reservations as you had hoped. On the plus side, the dinner buffets were also always very good.The resort caters primarily to Italians. While I wouldn't classify them as rude (as other reviews have), I will say that they are more brusque than Midwestern or Southern Americans. Don't expect any, "No, after you..." types of gallantry from them.Bottom line: The resort is gorgeous, the workers are friendly and quick to smile, and the food and drink are top notch (likely thanks to the discerning tastes of the Italians). The hotel offers tremendous value, and I would love to return in the near future.

  • Cash-tanka : Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Excellent hotel but a huge lack of information

We stayed in this hotel for 1 week and the fist I would like to say that the territory is absolutely beautiful, like yo were living in the garden. Flowers are everywhere, even orchids, implanted to the palm trees, a pond with fish, tortoises and flamingo, fantastic beach area with naturel shade from numerous palm trees and coral reefs with plenty colourful fish living there. It's actually 2 big hotels joined together and we loved walking around!We had a pleasant surprise from our CLC Holiday Club - an upgrade to VIP. But I would say Viva Wyndham doesn't like their VIP much and doesn't give you many advantages ) Yes, we had special dining area in restaurants and special areas on the ...mmmm.. beach. Actually these areas don't have any beach but stony edge, far from bars, swimming pools, so we preferred to go on the usual hotel beach. Only the one furthest VIP area had a special bar ( the only place we could have a decent drink by the way, so we usually visited it after dinner))) and a Jacuzzi . The previous reviews tell you mostly true - there is a huge luck of English in this hotel and my husband was so hungry for communication that he was absolutely amazed to find another English guy on the one of 2 our excursions))Another drawback - we knew there should be excellent entertainment in Viva , but we couldn't find it!! For example, we asked where takes place yoga which I was very interested and were told 1. On the beach but not today. 2. Near another swimming pool. We found it in the third place - near the furthest swimming pool but it was too late. Or other day we saw a German flag - it was party for Germans. But we didn't see any information about it, so did they? may be some..))On the fourth day we found where and when is the main evening entertainment and show - awwww!!! it's really fantastic, we couldn't believe it!!! Only for this you must choose this hotel! Amazing! Bravissimo! (it usually starts about 9.30 p.m. on the big stage))) Day Entertainment. Only people who stay near swimming pool can see what is going on there and in Palace we didn't hear English announces . Nobody tried to involve us or people next to us on the beach so we were not aware about anything. Though we seen people playing balls so they must be had some information ( possibly they were Spanish speaking) In the Beach Hotel they do announces in English as well, so again - last day we pleasantly spent there.Internet - the only one very small hot spot with free and very slow internet. As VIP my husband had 15 hours free room Internet but it didn't work there so he had to go to reception any way.Food and service were OK but were are spoilt with Turkish - much better there.The room was clean and comfortable, beach towels as VIP were changed daily by a cleaner ( again, service was different after some tips)).In conclusion I need to say that despite of some drawbacks I mentioned we really enjoyed our stay, it was a beautiful beach and sea, and those 2 islands Saona and Catalina on the short distance with unforgettable snorkelling and we definitely would come there again

  • NewJerseyShark : New Jersey
excellente'

we went there last june 2016, going back again in june. can't wait, great place to relax and have fun in the sun. great italian resturant highly reccomend . the buffets serve good food breakfast, lunch and dinner, and after dinner cocktails in the lounge bar. highly recommend getting oceanfront, at night sit on your balcony and listen to the waves.its awesome.

  • Michelle M :
Horrible

My husband 3 year old son myself along with my father step mother sister and brother in law stayed here for the week of apr 29 to may 6 and it was such a waste of money. Unless you speak Spanish dont waste your time going here. The staff here are the absoulte rudest people I have ever encountered in my travels abroad. They only ever spoke to people that spoke Spanish or only themselves. The only 2 times any staff even bothered to say anything was when they were trying to sell vip packages to us. The bar staff is ignorant, they are more concerned with talking to themselves or ignoring patrons then doing their jobs. My husband actually went to complain to the sunwing rep and was told that there was actually multiple complaints about the bar staff ( management does that not tell you something?????) The towel guys were outright rude to my husband the 3rd day. My son had fell asleep at the pool in the afternoon and we had wrapped him in the towel to take him back to the room. The next day he went to exchange the towel and the guy there rudely points to a sign and says read here u only get one towel a day. My husband explained what happens and when he turned around to leave the guy says under is breath to the other employee with him " americano" and huffs. Last time i checked it didnt matter what nationality we are but by having tourists come to the hotel pays your paychecks does it not.....if your staff does not like their jobs or interacting with all cultures and races im pretty sure there are other people on the island who would gladly take their place. The only people who were nice were the gardeners and the maids. The entertainment staff was the worst. They brush by you like your not even there and same thing only ever spoke to spanish speaking individuals. And if you are able to get passed all the rudeness i dont know how long you will last sleeping on a concrete pad they call mattresses. By the end of the week Advil was needed on a daily basis to deal with the back and neck pain you will experience. My family and i will never be returning to La Romana or the Domenican Republic for that matter. Id rather spend my hard earned money at resorts that actually appreciate all guests.....anywhere else but here. Do yourself a favor and book somewhere else.

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
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  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Room service
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
  • Sailing
  • Sunfish Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Sauna and Massage
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Disco
  • 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)
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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)
All accommodations include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
Superior Room has 1 king or 2 queen beds.

Oceanfront Room has 1 king and 2 queen beds.

Kids Deal - Kids 3-17 pay a special price when sharing room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Games room, Kids' pool.

Honeymooners - Receive room upgrade (if available at check-in), fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvres tray, 4 x 7 photograph, 2 T-shirts. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

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.

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  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
    La Romana,Dominican Republic

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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
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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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.

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