Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace
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Seems like the DJ got a new bass speaker for an early Christmas present. My two year old can't sleep in our beach side superior rooms. Last year we stayed overlooking the gardens in the Palace, IMO, much quieter rooms.
Stayed from Friday to Friday and all in all, it was a very nice stay. My one complaint is the lack of information // knowledge of Activities, Shows etc. There is ONE information board at their sister Hotel that has the standard activities that are regularly scheduled, like Zumba and Bingo. It does Not say where these activities are held so you really are at a loss and need to wander around and ask. There is YOGA at 4pm every day in front of one of the bars and it is great ! I found out the day before leaving. When I inquired about it I was given a blank stare along with some comments to cover the issue but that made no sense. There also is nightly music at both Hotels but, once again, it is not announced anywhere; you need to just go and hope you are either on time or are interested.In a perfect world a Daily Activities page would be placed under the door, or maybe on their internal TV station (which is not updated, just rolls with the same info). In an imperfect world one could pick up a Daily Activities sheet at the Front Desk and be informed.Just remembered ! When purchasing any Tour, check pricing at both Hotels...yes, they are both VIVA tours but for reasons that I cannot understand, the pricing varies from one Hotel to the other
Had a wonderful and relaxing holiday my apologies for just writing this review now as we stayed December 2015. Beach is beautiful, lush well kept grounds. Staff friendly and always smiling. Room was just an average hotel room, everything working. We had a beautiful view from our room next to beach on the 3rd floor. Great nightlife at this hotel. Make sure you go to the Dominicus Beach side for entertainment as the shows at the Palace were in Spanish and Italian when we were there. Canadians are a minority here, Bayahibe and Dominicus areas are catered to Italians.We had an amazing time. Cant wait to return in April 2017.
This resort is situated on a beautifull beach with white send. It's really relaxing to lie down under palm trees.Hotel provides basic services. Food is adjusted to europeans but not so tasted. Drinks are included. You can run in the morning and try some sports on the beach. Take some excursions such as snorkeling.
We stayed in this hotel for one week at the end of August beggining of September.From number of guest I think that the hotel was full.The hotel complex is huge since it is connected to VW Dominicus Beach.The complex is set in large garden that in excelently maintained.We loved to walk around in the morning on our way to tenis court and also in the evening.Beach is also very nice.What I like was natural shade from palm trees instead of traditional umbrellas.I think everybody could find a bed on a beach, but of course if you want to have best spot you have to go there early in the morning. (a note to management: you should put more waste bins directly to beach - in Turkey they have bowl filled with sand and they are also used as asthrays and of course they clean them at least twice a day.People are lazy to walk to primenade to find a bin.)Beach is very nice, generaly clean but iresponsible visitors lazy to find a trash can and smokers to find ashtray, that is never too far, leave garbage on the beach.Not much, and every morning the beach was clean, but thats a point where the hotel can improve.I have no other complains towards cleaning in hotel as generel (room, comon grounds,restaurants etc).The sea :-) great.Good for small children and non swimmers.An awerage person can keep his head above water and feet on the ground 30m from shore.Thats not very good from eager swimmers but they can swimm along the buoys where water is deeper.The best time for snorcheling is in the morning when the sea surface is calm.Later in the day there were always waves.The marine life is limited due to sandy ground to few fish, for more you have to go to diving of snorcheling trip.The room: we had been upgraded for free to room in first row so we had a nice beach/see view (obstructed by few palms on the beach).If you are going there for honeymoon send to the management your marriage certificate, the honeymoon package includes room upgrade.The room it self was big and clean.The furniture was changed few years ago, the bathroom...again clean...but out of date and will be much better if renovated.We are not picky guest and we were very much ok with it.It was clean, bed was huge, matrasses were solid, a/c was working (we prefered opened balcony doors with mosquito net).Mosquitos ...we came prepared with electric repelent to use in room, and every evening we also used repelent for uncovered body parts and clothes.During our stay we saw maybe 3-5 moqiutos and they were extremly lazy and easy to kill :-). Food and drinks: i dont understand how can someone write that the food was repetitive.If you missed oportunity you didnt geta chance to try it next day - now I writing about dinner.Breakfast is of course same everyday but if you want you can have always something different every day.The buffet is rich on slection.We never went for lunch to main restaurant.We had pizza or pasta, or just fruit in a beach bar. Since most of the guests were from Italy and France to me it looked like the cuisine was also adjusted to their taste.And Italian and French cuisine is good.We also visited an ala carte restaurant, the one on the beach.Wow...the food, the presentation and the place itself was great. The only think I have missed was larger selection of salads and vegetables, but again I am comparing it with Turkey were they have usualy huge selection of salads and vegetables. These are two different cuisines and it is not possible to compare them. Pineapes, passion fruits, mangos..... wow for an European who eats pineapple that travel a moth to get to Europe these fresh ones were out of this world .Drinks .... its all inclusive ....we never had a bad coctail... Some people complain that there is only one 0,5l bottle per person/dat.Yes that is true, but drink your bottle and refill it in any bar 24/7. Next day you will get another bottle.Dont drink or clean your theeth with tap water.We always used purrified water from provided bottles or one reffiled from bar.Ice from bars is also ok.Animation, we didnt participated we entertained ourselfs by using all kind of water sports (stand up paddle, wave riding on small wave boards, kayaking, riding catamaran-if you dont have a license guys the "rental" will give you a ride for free).We also played tennis and boccia.In general I will recommend this hotel to my friends and family.We had a great time there.Yes there are few minuses, but value you get for the money was excellent for us. And yes I will return to the hotel if possible.
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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)
- 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.
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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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