Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
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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.
We stayed at the Palace side. Beautiful suit. Over looking the garden near the Check in area. The great things were the beach. Water so warm and sparkling clean. The buffet was fabulous every day and night. The pools were cooling and so were the Jacuzzi's. The not so good. 85 % from Italy and 12% from France, Maybe 2 % were able to speak English including the staff. The staff spoke mainly Spanish they could not understand us at all. It was very hard to get what you needed. One man named Solomon spoke 4 languages and was very good at English. It was on our fourth day we finally came across a couple who spoke English and they were excited as much as we were. Very large place. Beautiful grounds. Would have like to get more involved but did not understand what they were saying even when they played bingo. The fridge was not restocked until my husband complained to Viva office. Would not go back because of the English problem and the humidity was in the 90's everyday. So if you have a breathing problem it is not the place for you. I hope this helps with your choice. Also we booked through Viva to pick us up at the airport and bring us to the resort and then back to the airport. The price was $170.00 for 2 in U.S money. Their resort in the Bahamas is still our best place.
Our stay was average. the food was awesome, the rooms were very clean as well as the bathrooms. We had a language barrier. We are english speaking, So we had a hard time trying to get through to the employees. Some could understand us. Others just shrugged their shoulders. The room we had was very clean. But it was close the the disco, so I got to listen to it until 2am. Then listen to the people walking to their rooms. This is the first vacation that we were on that I never got any sleep. The beds were rock hard. We asked for a king size bed when we booked and got two doubles. If we do go back, I'm sorry but we won't be staying here.
Very few of the staff spoke English and none of the guests. Geared towards Italian, French German and others. I would definitely not recommend this property. No activities and if there are they're not in a language you can understand.
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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
- 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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