Viva Wyndham Tangerine
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Our OpinionA favorite. The rooms are big and bright, the grounds are lush and manicured and the food is great. The beach is amazing and the town of Cabarete is 5 minutes away. Great for windsurfing and kite sailing.
Location: Beachfront, 3 min to Cabarete, 20 min from the airport.
Loved the entertainment, the people and how clean this hotel was. Not ginourmous like others but that's exactly what I liked. Food was great and so were rooms. Beach was clean and lovely. Been there with friend a few years back and would love to go again soon. Highly recommended!
I was going to write a big long review but I think I'll put this one into pro's and con's instead. Still big and long.We had a really good holiday but there were a few things that need mentioning.PRO's:- Friendly staff- Big room with double queen bed's. Large screen t.v., fridge, safe, soap/hair shampoo (bring your own, it's more like dish soap), small coffee pot with removable filter. (bring own coffee, buy cream and mugs at grocery store across the street), hangers in two closets, ironing board/iron, blow dryer, make-up mirror.- Good food, fresh, large variety (pretty much the same every day), you will get your favourites figured out in the first couple days. Chicken was best. Fajita's were great. Lot's of vegy's and cheese. A LaCartes need reservations, we only ate at the main one, it was interesting and good. We were told you can get in anytime, we didn't see them full, ever.- Your rep will tell you about all kinds of tours, we took the Outback one which was good, a bit different than what the rep told us but still fun. The most fun was when we went with a taxi/tour service called Speedy Rodriquez. He knows how to drive the roads. Make a reservation with him (Angelo) and he will take you anywhere in comfort, he is very knowledgeable about the island and it's people. One of our days took us to Mt. Isabelle, the Fort, a Cigar/jewelry store and a chocolate factory in Puerto Plata. Another day we went the opposite direction to some little villages and a waterfall and beaches off the beaten track. We went horseback riding and it was amazing, rode for two hours on the beach and up on the trails. We got to gallop along the beach. We payed 45 US plus 5 US tip. Bring money to pay for water as well, they don't pay for that.- There are kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards and a catamaran for the guests.- Kite watching is amazing, there are so many. The wind is perfect for that.- A short walk into Cabarete with on the main road (be very careful of cars and motorcycles everywhere) or on the beach which was more enjoyable. It's cooler on the beach and not traffic. You can get to the shops and restaurants from there.CON's:- We were on the third floor in the main building which is also where the entertainment is put on every night. It's loud from 8:30 to 11 but after that it's pretty quiet except for maybe the people who slam their doors and talk loudly as they walk through the hallways.- Elevator, it was out probably 90% of the time so you get your stair workout in whether you like it or not. Probably not a bad thing. I could run up them by the end of the 14 days. Not cool when you want to get your luggage up or down however.- Wind. Lot's of wind. Every day.- No hot water. We didn't have hot water to shower with for probably 65% of the time. One day we had no water so the toilets were getting scary. We flushed ours with bottled water. We complained every day and always got "they are working on it" or "this is the Dominican". A 9.5 million dollar reno shouldn't have this problem. When the water was hot, it was a beautiful thing.- Wifi is horrible. It's less than dial up speed and if there are a lot of people in the lobby it's even slower. You can pay for it but it's pricey and you still might not get the speed. 4 US for 15 min. and 7 US for 30 min. Email seemed to work the best.- Viva time share guys everywhere. They don't leave you alone. They are time share guys and we heard them telling people they weren't just to get the guests up to the room to rope them in. You will be saying "no thank you" a lot. They start to ignore you during the second week and work on the new people.- Banks. Bring enough american money, lot's of ones. You can take out peso's in the bank machines, 10,000 at a time. You will be charged 5.00 per transaction. You don't want to have any peso's left over when you leave. The money exchange at our hotel didn't seem to have what we needed the two times we tried there. You have to have your passport if you go right into the bank and it takes awhile. You need 10 US each to get into the Dominican and 20 US each to get out. (35.00 Canadian exactly if you don't have US)- Our Sup Ocean View room wasn't all that Ocean View. Nice large balcony but we saw mostly the top of the next building (mexican A LaCarte) and palm trees. We could see a bit of the ocean through those two things. As far as we can tell, the middle building, facing the pool would have better view.- We would rent a car, as far as we can tell there aren't many rules for driving. There are tons of motorcycles and scooters and they are passing on both sides, cutting in whenever they want. There are families of four plus their groceries, propane etc. all on the bikes. Everyone is going fast, driving in the middle of the road. Take a taxi instead.- lot's of venders on the beach, most of the time a "no gracias" did the trick. Now this said, we had a great time, you have to use your patience and go with the flow. We met some great people. Brush up on your Spanish and German. Lot's of laughs, cigar smoking and cards played.
The food was great..lots of fresh vegetables,salad fixings, and the usual beef, chicken, fish or pork. Lots of breakfast choices and Willy the egg man makes good omelets! Desserts were like they usually are..flan and more flan. Nothing special..but there was ice cream every day. We had an ocean view room in the main building. Noisy when the shows got out but not otherwise. Our rooms were clean and had been recently renovated. O.V. rooms have bar fridges and coffee pots. Supply your own coffee and filters etc.Weather was perfect..cool in the shade..hot in the sun. No shortage of loungers either on the beach or by the pool.As this is a kite boarding destination...it's windy most days. It subsided in the evening and we only had a couple of small rainshowers in two weeks.Cabarete is a short walk on the beach.The elevator was out of commission most of the time we were there. Not really an issue for us personally as we use the stairs but it made life hard for some people. The worst issue was the sporadic hot water. There were problems most of the two weeks we were there. One day the water was off completely in the whole resort for most of an afternoon. It wasn't pretty...The standard answer was ," we're waiting for a call from the maintenance man..."This was our 4th time at this resort and the first time with these water problems.The dining room and cleaning staff were great as always.Mostly European guests and lots of Canadians..mostly from Quebec I'd say. Met lots of nice people...there is a large social bar area.
Pros: clean, friendly staff, beautiful pool and beachCons: grossly understaffed, barren rooms (no dresser, drawers, table, chair, kleenex, facecloths)One bar serving drinks in tiny plastic cupsno bottles of water from bar- you have to refill the 2 you get I your room.Food horrible. 2 in our group spent 24 hours vomiting, 4 suffered diarrhea Specialty restaurant hard to get reservations but when you go there, they're half empty and the food is no better than the buffetMilk and milk products taste terribleFront desk staff standard answers are "we can't" and "we don't have any"Steps into pool are very slippery and no railing to hold on toChairs are all low, very difficult for seniors and those with slight handicapsMusic blares daily and into eveningBig activities are bingo, darts and bocce ball BORINGNo elevators Very few employees speak English"Free" wifi doesn't work. We paid $15 for 10 hours but it expired after 3 days - we only used about 90 minutes!$2 per day for safe!AC dripped and sounded like a locomotive when running
Very nice place by the sea ❤ Clean hotell, friendly staff, lot of activities! Luv it! Sea is warm, clear water, kitesurfers. Have long nice walks every morning, clean beach! And that food is excellent!
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
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- 24 hr Domestic brand drinks & House wine
- Boogie boards
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Exercise classes
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 221 rooms in eleven 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian, and Mexican, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 3 Bars
- 1 pool
- Tennis courts
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna & steamroom
- Beauty salon
- Internet service (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
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- In-room safe
- Bathroom w/shower
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Same as above with ocean view
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Viva Wyndham TangerinePuerto Plata,Dominican Republic
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Carretera Sosua-Cabarete, Cabarete 00000 Dominican Republic
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