Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
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We've been to the Dominican many times (Puerto Plata & Punta Cana) this was our first to La Romana. Approx 40 mins from Punta Cana Airport. The resort was clean, service was great and NO problems booking a la cartes PLUS you can also book a la cartes at the Wyndham Beach, right next door! The a la cartes are a definite...food, wine, presentation and service was top notch!! We also had a romantic sunset dinner on the beach...priceless! A perfect destination to "shut it down" and relax with your love one!
I have been to many all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico and this resort has everything I am looking for and none of the problems I try and avoid.The superlatives:The beach: This resort boasts a very long coast line with oodles of loungers along its length - meaning it is never a problem to score a chair. The mostly European clientele are not early risers, nor lounge hoggers - ie. no early morning scrounges such as we encountered at most other resorts. Also, in lieu of the regular palapas, there are ample shady palm trees, which offer shade as well as unobstructed views of the ocean. The sand is white and soft and the ocean is turquoise, calm and warm. There is a constant gentle breeze. This was definitely the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous evening sunsets!The food: Incredible food for any all inclusive and especially for the Dominican Republic: I can only assume that the quality of the food is a result of the discerning European palate of the (mostly Italian) guests. However, the daily variety and flavours of the pastas and risottos certainly rivaled that which we have found on our trips to Italy (and the best Italian restaurants in Montreal). And the multitude of vegetables, both cooked and raw, in stir fries, stews, ratatouilles, and salads were all delicious. The fish and seafood lovers are also not neglected at this resort!The staff: The animation staff, especially those from the Franco Rosso tour company were outstanding once again. They are friendly and energetic and talented. We were kept busy from morning to dusk with stretching, aerobics, dance lessons, Zumba, pilates, yoga, beach volleyball and of course, crazy games.A special shout out goes to Nicole, Octavio and Maria Eugenia who were tireless in their efforts to include us all. And Raoul from the lobby bar with all his "especial" drink concoctions is a true gem as well.The main piazza: At the center of the resort is the main gathering area featuring the theatre, the main buffet, a giant espresso and drink bar and pool situated right next to the beach. Every night there are activities before the show and afterwards with dancing and entertainment stretching from 9 PM until the disco opens at 12:30 AM. People of all nationalities and generations intermingle under the stars. The animation staff meet and greet, dance and entertain the guests.The hotel is rated only as a 4 star and I believe the reason is that the rooms are in need of a renovation. Although the bathrooms are large and all in marble they are starting to show some wear and tear. However, in fairness, the price of this hotel is far below its value, in my opinion. It is a gem of a resort nonetheless and I look forward to returning next year!
This was our second visit in two years as the setting, beach and blue waters are great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. However, there were some major issues:1. Wifi internet sucks! You are lucky if you can get connected 10 to 15% of the time, unless you are in the lobby areas. $25 dollars for six days was a totally ripoff. Frustrating and a waste! What's amazing is that as soon as your subscription is up, there is no more connectivity problems to get you to resign.2. Rooms are dated and tired. It took almost a week and three tries to get our room door lock fixed. It just wouldn't lock!3. The safe would not lock either. We had to get someone to come fix it too. More wasted time waiting for the guy.4. The shower faucet knob was broken. We just didn't bother to have it fixed.5. At the cafeteria style restaurants, the food was good, however, there were not enough staff to clean up and set up tables. On several occasions, we had to clean our own table and scramble for cutlery.We found the staff generally courteous and nice, though they were hamstrung to efficiently carry out their duties. The management system is in need of repair.
Staff were "ok". Avoided eye contact, not once were we asked if wanted a beverage during meals at buffets. The two a la carte Viva Cafe & Il Palco had great informative and pleasant staff. Rooms smelt like sewer (32 of us and 7 of the rooms stunk). Were tired of buffet by second day. Beach was super nice, big drop into water though - so not the best for kids. Pools were ok, nothing special, one was constantly full of leaves, and none of pools had staff offering to bring beverages around (neither did the beach). I've been to 6 resorts (3 or 4 stars) and this is the 2nd worst one I've ever stayed at :(
We stayed from Jan 21st until Feb 3rd. This resort is very nice. Out room looked out on the Garden across from reception and was comfortable and always clean. There is a language barrier here but that's to be expected and I found that most of the staff always had a smile as well as a hello. There are a lot of Italian visitors at this resort and I can only say that I found some of then extremely rude as they would butt in ahead of you at the bar or in the buffet lines without consideration. Unfortunately the resort can't control this but it does leave a bad memory about the place. The beach is beautiful with many mature palm trees for shade and the waters of the Caribeean were clear and warm. I felt we got very good value for our dollar.
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.
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Viva Wyndham Dominicus PalaceLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Playa Dominicus, Bayahibe 22000 Dominican Republic
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