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.
We stayed here twice ... The first time to check out if it was option when we were having a weekend in Cabrete in April . We liked the hotel , and our room was a suite in block 12.We had a nice time and used the hotel for our honeymoon over the new year period. This was an amazing experience. The hotel pushed the boat out for the new year celebration with entertainment and food.The animation team got a lot of the guests involved in the beach games. .. They were fun .. On new years eve we had an amazing lobster dinner in the a la carte restaurant then there was entertainment and a disco by the pool which had fire works at midnight. .We also enjoyed our visit in April. I'm not sure why people have given negative reviews. .... There experience must of been different from ours .. I have worked in all the top hotels on the island as a rep and I am a fair critic.But in terms of cabrete I honestly can't think of a better place or deal .For first timers the beach can be breezy and the sea choppy and full of surfers.We enjoyed walking the beach but just swam in the pool .In cabrete we enjoyed Mojitos and a few beers in José o sheas irish bar ..We enjoyed our vacation here ..On our honeymoon we were in a nice room with sea views. .. I think it may have been block 26 ..We enjoyed this hotel and will return though our next trip will be 3 weeks in Gran bahia rio san juan to bring Christmas and the new year. .. Close to our family and friends. Any questions. . I ll try my best to help.
My friend booked this hotel by accident instead of Viva Wyndham Heavens and I was really nervous about travelling there after reading the reviews, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!Our first room was 3310 but we requested a room change. I have a hard time navigating stairs because of a recent leg injury and the elevator was out of service so it become painful to use the stairs to and from our room. The the hotel was accommodating and provided us with an alternate room on the first floor. Our room was spacious with two queen size beds. It was very clean and updated. The air conditioning was incredibly strong - we opted for the fan setting instead. On our last day our shower head broke. We advised the concierge and they had it replaced within the hour. The cleaning ladies were fantastic! In fact the entire staff is very hard working! They have an amazing work ethic!!The food was AMAZING! I have a sensitive stomach and I have to be very careful on all inclusive vacations but that was not the case here! Everything was delicious and I had no problems. Even certain items that did not look appealing were very tasty! My friend and I went to all 3 a la carte restaurants and all 3 were great - our favourite was Melt! The late night snack bar was also great - we had the pizza there every night! The grounds were well maintained. The pool is very large and clean. There are jetted areas or shallow ones where you can sit on a lounge chair. There is a good about of seating both in the sun and the shade. The pool is also close to the beach - in fact you can sit on a lounge chair facing the beach in the pool area. There is one bar near the pool which closes at midnight daily. After that drinks can be procured at the disco until 2am.The beach was slightly disappointing. The waves were very strong and made it hard to be in the water. On the plus side if you walk a short 1km on the beach you will reach the town of Cabarete and the water there is much calmer...unfortunately that is not something we discovered until our second last day. The kite surfers are really fun to watch from the beach. We did end up booking day trips to some nicer beaches including Caleton and Playa Grande. I recommend booking with Mario from MS Tours POP. He is very knowledgable and a great guide!!Overall we had a great trip! The hotel did meet my needs and exceptions! The staff was very lovely and attentive!
We were first in room #4016 (small, closet door opening partially, small safe with key only & nothing to hold paper towel roll). We complained the next morning at the reunion to our Sunwing agent, who talk to management. We were first told by the hotel that no other room was available, even if occupancy was about 40% to 50% (renovations). Same day though, we were offered a lot better room #4103 (bigger, nicer, bigger closet...). Sunwing even called the day after to check that everything was OK, excellent service.beach: big waves (powerful, could make you lose sunglasses, sand in bathing suit); a lot of kite surf (dangerous sometimes since so many, and sometimes passing close to swimmers)possible to take long walksvery clean beach, even not in front of hotelsanimation: great animation team (sexy, cocoa, fido, blacky, cappuccino…), there is a lot of activities every day, beach volley ball, aerobics in the pool, dance class, Zumba, bocce, darts and crazy games, and different shows every night.3 à la carte restaurants all good (italian, mexican & fusion)buffet: small, but good food with changes each day; excellent service, specially Britoonly 1 bar: my favorite drink, strawberry daiquiri, depending on the person making it, was from good to bad; I changed to a simpler one (orange juice & vodka, since no cranberry choice was available)good thing, always a waiting line at the bar, no free for all
We chose the Wyndham Tangerine because we were looking for an all inclusive beach resort close to surf breaks. Most of Dominican Republic's surf breaks are in or close to Cabarete. This was our fourth stay at an all-inclusive resort. The beach was beautiful, but it was very rough, too rough to swim. On very windy days, kite surfers and wind surfers were out and they were fun to watch. We counted almost 100 kite surfers at a time.We paid extra for an ocean view room. We were put in Room 4005 on the ground floor, which faced the ocean, but you couldn't see the ocean unless you were standing up. The room faced the only outdoor hot tub/jacuzzi, so we requested a different room since we wanted a bit more privacy from the people constantly in the hot tub. We had to keep our curtains shut the whole time so people could not see in. They said they were full, but would switch our room when one came available. We were never able to change. We had a leak in the ceiling in our bathroom. The leak came down every time the person above us flushed their toilet. I showed the cleaning crew in the hall and they said they would call. No one ever came, so the next day, we moved all of our things out of the bathroom and went to the front desk. I showed the gentleman at the front desk a video of the dripping from the ceiling and how it was pooling on the floor. He told me it was my fault because I was leaving my air conditioner on while leaving my patio door open and that was causing the air conditioner to freeze up. We hadn't even opened our patio door and I told him that it was happening when we heard the toilet above us flushing. He still did not listen until I showed him the video I had taken of the water dripping from the ceiling, down the mirror, on to the counter, then on to the floor. He said they would fix it. The next day, the leaking was worse and when I went to the front desk again, they said it was fixed. When I told him it was not fixed, he kept telling me it was ok until I showed him yet another video of water dripping. I asked to talk to the manager to show him exactly where it was coming from, to help them, but I was just told they would let the manager know. I was offered another room after three days of this problem, but we didn't want to move all of our things since we were leaving the next day and the elevator was not working the whole time we were there to upper floors.On Saturday night, we were asleep and they began blaring music at 11.00 pm from the pool which was right next to our room. We could not sleep, even after putting in earplugs. The music went on for over an hour. If you want a Mojito, get it early because they ran out of mint daily early afternoon.There is not coffee in the rooms. You could not get coffee until 7:00-7:30 am at the buffet the buffet restaurant was very hot. Without air conditioning, it really could have been more pleasant with ceiling fans.If you book any excursions, make sure you book them through your travel company. We had a bad experience when we trusted a resort employee who was setting us up on a dive trip on the side. When we arrived, it was not at all as presented so we left. However, we booked a scuba diving trip through Expedia to a PADI dive shop, Merlin, and it was great.I would have rated this resort higher at a 4 star if I had had a room with a good view of the ocean that I had paid for, and did not have to work so hard to convince the front desk that there was water coming in our bathroom from the ceiling above. The Wyndham waited until the afternoon of the day before we left to offer a different room.
Okay let's see... my boyfriend and I weren't too excited about this resort just over a few things ....We do travel atleast 2 or 3 times a year for our getaways so we know what we like =).Not saying this resort was horrible or anything, just a few things we weren't happy about..* no seafood whatsoever at the buffet.... no seafood ! ( my boyfriend and I are solid seafood lovers )..... Not even a single shrimp...BUT! There were fish dishes at the a la carte resturants and were pretty decent meals.* the beach vendors... SO ANNOYING.. (and that's our fault for not doing our research) .. But this beach is a PUBLIC beach, meaning locals are allowed on the beach to sell their merchandise such as necklaces, bracelets, cigars, even offer massages and hair braiding.. it gets annoying because they persistently ask every 30 mins at least, same person or not, but they always ask even when you say no.And if you do buy something, like cigars or hand made bracelets which we did , the same person would come up to us every day to buy more !Like jeez. I know it's their only source of money but it gets annoying . It got to the point where we pretended to be sleeping so they'll walk right pass us. *Entertainment... majority of the time, the music being played was outdated, seem like it was the same CD being playing all the time and the music wasnt constantly played. They would turn it off for hours . Which was weird...*Late check out... our flight was at 845 pm... so we had to check out at 12pm and our shuttle bus to the airport was for 515pm... at other resorts we had the option to have a late check out (usually until 4pm or 5pm) which is amazing! Especially if you have a late flight. Than you'll get to enjoy the beach/pool. Have lunch and be all showered and clean for your flight home .. ideal right?.. But not at this resort. They dont offer the late check out which is lame... They do offer you to have the room for an extra hour which is pointless. But whatever...... and I think that's it =).Remember, those pointers were just things we didn't like about this resort but! The resort was pretty decent and we had a great time . The room was always clean with fresh towels and a made bed. Comfy bed and soft, fluffy pillows. The customer service from the table servers was amazing and always topped up our coffee and drinks .The food at the buffet was okay. Nothing outrageous or over the top but it was decent. The pizza was on point! And the beans !.
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- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- 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
- Min-bar (fee)
- 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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