Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort
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My personal experience at the Cofresi Palm resort was just great. I found all the staff to be so welcoming and energetic, especially the entertainment staff (Blacky) Every day he made sure everyone was having a good time, and put a smile on their faces. Huge thank you to him! The room I stayed in was just stunning, much more than expected. I loved every part of this resort, I have no complaints.
Let start this by saying that I read these reviews on a regular basis but I have never written one, but in his case this resort is review worthy. My wife and I are travelers we travel yearly and have been to a few resorts a few really bad and a few not so bad. This resort in my opinion is average if your going to stay as a regular guess and great if your lucky enough to receive a VIP bracelet. In our case we traveled as a group of 16 and were lucky and I say lucky to do this as VIP's a friend travelled to this resort 5 days sooner then the rest and bought into it as a VIP and the deal was to bring us all in as the same.We arrived at the airport to find we had a private bus to the resort first surprise, second we were greeted by our friend with a cooler of refreshments in the lobby and third we were brought in as VIP's "sweet". The rooms that we stayed in were located in the 300 section which is not an upgrade but we were so excited about the other aspects we didn't care. The first problem the door on one of the rooms wouldn't lock or close for that matter which wouldn't really be a problem but we arrived at 11:00 pm so now its dark in a unfamiliar resort its a problem. Second couple flooded room water everywhere so people were called and guess who showed up security not maintenance these guys worked on this stuff for three hours now its 1:00 am doors slamming people talking (us) I felt so sorry for the other guests this should have been looked after through the day. The next day we had a chance to eat at the buffet and found the food was and average breakfast nothing great it was good though you wont starve there is always something to eat. After breakfast we looked around and found that the I'm going to call it the regular section was all right, run down a little plastic chairs plastic tables you know the typical resort stuff, but then we located the VIP section one of many not so typical lounge chairs and beds big fluffy pillows your own private butler to bring you anything you want. So we sit down then a voice behind me suddenly says anything I can bring your sir, this includes beer served in glass frosted mugs, pizza, salad and if they don't have it they will find it, now we as I have mentioned we are seasoned travelers we were first in this area in 1988 but this was new and it felt great, until I noticed the regular guests staring over the fence which is chest high for a reason then it didn't feel right to us we are normally the ones staring.Like I mentioned they do things on this resort for a reason to sell it and sell it they do there good at it they've had lots of practice perfecting the sales pitches, and if one thing doesn't work they will change it up until something does. Be aware that these sales men stand out side of the buffet watching the wrist bands and there as sweet as the jam you put on your toast in the morning. We watched many of the guests sucked into the tours and shown the VIP shown which entices the regular guests to buy into this resort which for some is good but its not for everyone which they don't understand based on commission.The resort is good if your a VIP,regular people have very little use of the resort but they want you to see what your missing out on. the rooms for the VIP's fantastic not so much in our case for the regular guest like I said earlier try to get into the 300 section (NOT THE 200) they'll tell you sir there's no room we are overbooked like I said selling the resort is important and they put you into the crap so you buy and upgrade to the fantastic.The food is very good at the buffets which is used by everyone there is more the one check out the Casablanca its probably the best a little far out but worth the walk. The VIP guest get the reserved restaurants and other food like chicken wings, fast food burgers, ice-cream parlor not you typical resort food, its all good no complaints.The resort doesn't own the beaches so they are public and local people do sell there, they aren't allowed on the resort but as soon as you step foot on the beach look out. this resort is also the largest so far for my wife and I,I would have to say it would be 600 acres if not more and if I was to guess around at any given time 6000 people with lots of hills and stairs that's why there's a highway of golf carts and shuttles all the time watch out they don't seem to watch out for walkers.All in all it was a good time lots to do bring your wallet if you want to buy into this resort its not cheap bring your walking shoes if your not VIP you get you get your own private golf cart if you are, good luck and have fun that's what its about.
Stayed at this resort from Feb 11-18/17 first of all it is a huge resort with timeshares so I classify it as the equivalent of about 5 'subdivision' like areas. When they advertised having 11 restaurants, they are scattered throughout these subdivisions and therefore you need to take the shuttle bus to get to most of them either that or a long hilly walk. There is only 1 main buffet within walking distance and it requires you to climb about 50 stairs to get to it then another 10 steps up to the main patio/bar area and the another 10 up into the lobby. There was a theatre on site but there were never any shows there only a 1 hour 'piano bar' as they called it out on the patio.We had a room in the older 206 building which was ok, yes it needed refurbishing but Maribel kept it very clean and tidy for us throughout our stay. The A/C thermostat had all the little adjusting tabs snapped off and so you have to take off the cover in order to adjust your temperature (thankfully I had read that in another review) the other complaint that we had with housekeeping is that each day they wash your towels and therefore they take all of your towels at about 9 am and you don't get them back until about 4-5pm. As for hot water, we took showers before going out at night for dinner and always had hot water, the only day I didn't have hot water was on the last day when I took my shower in the morning. The drinks at this resort were all domestic brands and therefore most tasted like rubbing alcohol, and you do have to be on the lookout for the shuttle/scooter/golf cart traffic when walking around.
Returned from a two week visit at the Cofressi beach resort. This is our third visit in the past three years. Last year stayed at the Tropical, second visit to Cofressi.Our room was very nice (building 43). Only problem was our AC didn't work, we had to turn it off manually after removing the cover, all of the buttons were broken. Even after a call to front desk and maintenance this is what they told us and showed us to do......this should have been replaced. The staff cleaning the rooms were very prompt and efficient, we like having our room cleaned early and this was always the case at the Cofressi. We are VIP members so receive gold bracelets , which is the way to go, we could go to almost all beaches and restaurants. The Casablanca buffet is much better than the pearl. The workers are welcoming and always smiling and ready to assist you with whatever you needed. We did not find that attitude at the pearl so only went twice.The staff at the Tappas bar needs to be more aware of people in there. At one point we were the only ones and 5 of them were standing with backs to the tables looking at phones?? The blue lagoon was terrific, service and food, couldn't have been better. The Jazz restaurant, gourmet restaurant were both excellent. All of the people working on the beaches were outstanding, servers, wait staff and guys assisting with chairs were terrific.The bartenders at Harmony beach didn't seem to care that people were waiting and trying to get service, after trying to get food and drinks we left and went elsewhere. The VIP party, with the Super Bowl was the best! The food, service and set up was top notch. We did not have a golf cart so took the shuttle most of the time. The shuttle is great, runs through the entire property and takes you wherever you need. The drivers are great. Whatever you do DO NOT get in a golf cart with a guy in a fedora unless you are willing to spend an entire day and lots of money.......just say no and walk on. If you wish to tip I would suggest bring lots of small bills for tipping, we ran into problems converting larger bills. All in all very nice vacation, just a few pros and cons to help others and management at resort.
Room was average a couple things broken shower and ac not working.food is average la cartes good if ur not v.i.p dont have access to many bars and restaurants and cant use the golf carts would not return!
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- 468 rooms in twenty 2 & 3-storey buildings
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 7 a la carte restaurants, dress code & reservations may apply
- Beach bar & grill
- 8 Bars including: 2 Swim-up pool bars
- 7 outdoor pools including one 3-tiered pool w/cascading waterfalls
- Children's pool area with waterslide
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- 18 hole golf course nearby
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Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa ResortPuerto Plata,Dominican Republic
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1 Paradise Drive Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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