Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort
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We have been to a few resorts in the Caribbean this was our 7th trip and 1st to Dominican we travelled with 3 teenage daughters security was good and never felt like we had to lookout for them which was good for us and great for them. We found a few people in some sort of healing process due to the resorts hills and Stairs including one my daughters who cut herself on the beach at night not the resorts fault and the only site medical facilities addressed her injury very effectively. My rating is based on the resort being Good but not great the weather was not on our side it rained 5 of the 8 days we were there and thought that they could of done with a better lay out for rainy days but the weather of course is no one's fault. Getting good coffee was a setback as we had to walk alot to get it and we found that was something that definitely needs improvement if your going to cater to a predominantly north american customer base that can get very grouchy if they don't get what they are used to first thing in the morning lol.The food was good but not alot of selection. Finding chairs by any of the 5 pools was never an issue but getting drinks sometimes was a chore as they had no poolside service at our level of accommodation there is different levels of hospitality available but we found that we weren't really missing much at the lowest level. Other than not having a good espresso machine nearby which could be found in the fancier areas of the resort. (Avoid the guys in the fedora hats trying to sell you time shares if you can they were polite but a little annoying at times.)They had a couple of awesome parties that you would not expect at this price point.Everyone was nice and you didn't hear a lot of negatives from other guests. Some people complain about hot water but remember many resorts use tankless systems which require some time to heat up. Overall it is a great value for the money. We have been to high end resorts like sandals that offered much less fun and entertainment and cost 3 times as much.If the price was right we would consider it again.
Stayed Jan 5-13Our rooms were nice. Lovely huge balconies and location was great (building 31). We asked for our teenaged children to be next or near to us and they accomodated without issue.This resort has a TON of stairs and hills so if you have any nobility issues you may not want to stay here. It is a large resort (territorially) but does not feel crowded which is nice. Finding chairs by the pool was super easy but on the beach...Forget it...There are very few and the beach is not very big. We did not upgrade and, other than not getting high end booze or little cabanas to sit in, I don't feel like we missed out on anything and saw a lot of the VIP people over on our side so I guess they preferred it there as well.The food was repetitive and ... ok... and the cappuccino was horrible (UNLESS YOU WERE VIP where they had REAL machines). I have to say that the guests and the staff were great. Everyone was very friendly and the staff gave you the same service whether you tipped or not and did NOT stand with their hands out for tips...I love tipping but HATE feeling obligated to do so.The shows were fantastic and the 2 BIG parties (Monday and Wednesday) were absolutely over the top FUN for all of us...including the kids!!!In a Nutshell:-Don't expect a great beach experience-Be prepared to walk ALOT-Do not expect to be fed whenever you are hungry...odd...-24 hr snack bar ONLY serves hamburgers/hot dogs and fries-exchange money before you go and get SMALL BILLS (they will not give you change and you can only exchange into Dom. $ which is worthless after)-If someone on a golf cart offers you a ride...RUN...the timeshare guys are like vultures!-Do NOT expect a good cup of coffee :/-Do not expect someone to serve you poolside, you will have to get up and get your own drinks-Do not expect lots of bars all over the place, you will have to walk to the couple that are around-Expect to have privacy and not fight for a chair-Expect to enjoy the shows, parties and nightclub-Do not expect to sleep in...very noisy with vehicles all over the place-Do not expect room serviceOverall a fun trip and we all enjoyed ourselves. Good value for the money
It was a nice all inclusive resort. It was difficult to get snacks or food during certain hours and you we limited on being able to have access to alcohol in room (unless you purchased your own). The beach and pools were great and they had many different pool styles for different ages.
I went to this resort from December 31st to January 7th with my husband, although all together we were a group of over 50 staying at this resort for my cousin's wedding. Pros:Weather was very niceNew Years eve gala was amazing! The bands were good and the venue was beautiful!There was a lot of pools you could try, this could be a con as well.Cons:Resort is huge, there are shuttles driving around all the time, moped, motor cycles and gold carts always going around the entire resort which is very loud. It was a trek to get from one place to another so hopefully you do not forget anything. The resort is not flat so there are a lot of stairs, not very stroller friendly. Also, there is a lot of construction going on and around the resort which can also be loud at times.Rooms - my room was ok, nothing special but we do not spend alot of time in there, although some of my family's rooms were not good, the air conditioner was not working in one, ther other the blow dryer was not working. Our fridges were only stocked once with beer, instead of every day as I have seen at other resorts.Food - the buffets was the same food everyday and they did not have a large variety. I have stomach problems all week from the food. The A La Carte restaurants were good, we went to the Italian (took a very very long time for food), the Mexican (construction going on right beside the restaurant) and to the Brazilian.Beach/ocean - it is Puerto plata therefore it is very wavy which means not very clean, the ocean in Puerto plata has nothing on cuba. The beach was ok, not much beach there as it is not very wide. It seemed like unless you were VIP we were not treated very good and it was about $150-300 to upgrade to that per person which is a bit pricy when you factor the price of the actual trip too. Overall, I would not recommend this resort.
Where to begin? First of all we were a group of 61 for a wedding. I traveled with my dad. They gave us a room with one bed and offered to bring a "cot". I'm sorry but we didn't pay $2000 each for a damn cot. Then over 12 of us were put into the 202 buildings. What was wrong with the rooms? Oh let me tell you. When you shower it floods all the way to the beds. Lack of hot water or water in general. Non working toilets. The rooms are on the same complex as the ambulance and workers. It's loud by 5:30 am. Forget about sleeping in. And to walk to any amenities is a very long walk. Wether you're going to eat or to one of the pools. When they (front desk) tell you they're going to fix something in your room they're lying. They avoid it like the plague. Also if you think you're going to be walking the grounds in a peaceful manor, think again. There's dozens of golf carts, shuttles and mopeds driving along every damn path of the resort and honking at you to move outta the way. It sounds and feel like you're downtown Puerto Plata. As for food? Well everyday a few of the 61 of us were sick with the "coming out both ends" sickness. Buffet isn't good. But I will admit the à la cartes are pretty good. The food is done well and with class. The drinks by the pools? Awful unless you tip high enough for them to give you the "good booze". The beach isn't a real beach. It's a bunch of lounge chairs on sand. But to get to the ocean you have stairs to go down. If you're not VIP or a time share holder you're "dirt" and not important to them. It was my first AND last time I'll ever go to this resort. I've been to Dominican twice before and I suggest the Gran Vantana for anyone thinking of going. On a positive note, New Year's Eve was by far one of the best bashes I've ever seen. (It wasn't at the resort but more in the middle of the Cofressi and Tropical resort in a field) Amazing shows and mind blowing music. I will give a huge kudos to the wedding coordinator for the actual wedding. Thank GOD it went off without a hitch. In the grand scheme of things, it's all that matters. But other then the actual wedding/ceremony and reception it was the most awful resort I've ever seen. With a group of 61 you would think they would of treated us better. But alas it was not the case. I could keep venting but really I think you get my point lol.
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- 24 hr all-inclusive
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining
- Theme night dinner parties
- 24 hr Domestic & select International brand drinks
- House wine with lunch & dinner
- In-room mini-bar stocked every other day w/soft drinks, beer & water
- Lounge chairs & towels at beach & pools
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Beach & pool volleyball
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Disco, drinks included
- 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
- Fitness facilities
- Watersports centre (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Gift & boutique shops
- Business centre w/Internet (fee)
- WiFi in lobby (fee)
- Doctor on-call (fee)
- Concierge service (fee)
- Laundry services (fee)
- 18 hole golf course nearby
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
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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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