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The Dreams Punta Cana is a wonderful resort for both couples and families. There is always a different show held every night, so you'll never be bored. There is also a plethora of activities by the pool to do during the day. The rooms are incredibly spacious and modern. Great attentive and pleasant staff. The pool area is massive, giving plenty of room for those who are looking to lounge poolside. The beach also has plenty of loungers available. However, the ocean has a tendency to be fairly rocky, making the pool a better option for those who are looking to wade in the water. Great a la carte items available. Make sure to check out the Japanese style teppanyaki, El Patio, Portofino restaurants while you're there.
First stay at this resort for a week. It has the standard resort infrastructure, large pool, beach, bars, restaurants and buffet. Here is whats good and not so good about it:The Good:Food is outstanding. At the buffet and restaurants we ate very well which is not usually the case at all inclusive resorts. Much better than in Cuba. They had a large selection with some especially good items of fish, pork, beef, and all the sides you could want. Also they had a great fresh juice bar and very aromatic ice cream. The room had good A/C so you can cool off quickly after some sport on a hot day.Their tennis facility is amazing, they have two clay courts which I played on almost every day near their entertainment area with games (pool, ping pong, board games, etc). Leonel their tennis pro maintains the courts very well and does free lessons daily. He is amazing and playing with him was a great challenge and good exercise. For those who like table tennis they have two tables covered and one outdoors. I played a bit but those tables are a bit worn out and need replacement soon.They also had a large schedule of activities daily which was nice such as rum tastings, beach volley, or soccer, pool activities and many others. We got some rain but they have very good covered connections between the buildings and main resort so you can go about the property without getting soaked. They also have a decent air conditioned gym which was nice and a spa. I did not use the spa but it looked nice from the outside :).The Bad,Not within the control of the resort but some people in my group complained that the water was cloudy on the beach and you would sometimes get pushy merchants selling their wares coming by. Their blended drinks from the beach bars were good however their martini's or more complex night time drinks were not good. Usually watered down and not mixed to the correct proportion. You can find a good bar tender but you have to search and they may not work every evening. So be prepared to explain how to make the drink if you want a shaken, ice less style cocktail. Some training in mixology would be good since their selection of liquors is actually very good. (In rum, vodka, tequila, don't expect whisky or brandy beyond the base level). There was a rather large use of reusable plastic glasses. They get quite nasty and hard to clean after a while. Bring your own ceramic thermos for the beach. Main bars had real glass.Some rooms in the building have a connecting doors between them. Mine did not but some who's room had that mentioned you can get allot of noise from the neighbors.The ugly:Only one thing in this category. They do not allow reservations at restaurants. Which was a big problem as we were a wedding party of 25 people. Also they could not give you an estimate of how long you need to wait for a table even if you are a small group. I like the idea of drop in dining however they should definitely allow those who want to reserve the option.
My husband and I visited this beautiful resort for the 8th time November 6-14. I was a bit worried about the forecast as they were calling for an 80% chance of rain every day we were there. It rained the day we arrived and the second day was cloudy all day but then the sun came out and stayed out :) It did rain mostly every night and REALLY poured but the resort has cover throughout the entire resort so you can get around without getting wet.What has always kept us coming back here are the amazing staff. I simply cannot say enough about all of them. The resort is an older resort but the grounds are simply beautiful. The bed is extremely comfortable, the shower was always hot and our maid (I feel terrible but I forgot to take note of her name) kept the room very clean. Here are just a few people I need to mention. Jairo and Salvador from the World Cafe, Larisa from Concierge who made our spa appointments for us and looked for us every day to see what she could assist with. Fanny, Wilson, Santos, Super Luis (and so many others whose names I did not get) from the Entertainment Staff - you guys are what keeps us coming back. We are Preferred Club Members so thank you to Adrian, Gilbert, Eusebio, Eulalia and Santo for taking care of us every day and night in the Preferred Club Bar. DJ Moises for the great music. Jesus, Ramon, Leonel, Ozzy and Jesus Alberto Santana from the Core Zone. They kept my husband entertained with the batting cages every day. And of course, Veerle Houdaert from UVC. Her, along with Maryanne who is at another resort now, are the driving force behind getting us to upgrade our plan. Veerle went out of her way to help with ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING we needed. We had an outlet out and a small issue with our toilet, it was fixed in less than an hour. These are just a few small things, every day she greeted us with a smile and asked if there was anything we needed. A true gem. So here is a breakdown which will likely be repetetive from my last 7 reviews.Rooms: Yes, the rooms are a bit dated but you sleep there. The beds are extremely comfortable. The A/C worked great (even got quite chilly at times). The water was always hot in the shower and the pressure was perfect.Food: The food here in my opinion is delicious. The steak in the Seaside Grille was fantastic. You could cut it with a butter knife. The World Cafe is a HUGE buffet with sooo many choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I enjoyed getting my omelette every morning. I asked the gentleman his name but he didn't speak good english and I didn't know how to ask him in Spanish so I was unable to get it. But I will attach a picture of him. He would have 5 omelettes going at a time, truly talented and always smiling. The hibachi is a good time and the food is delicious. Portofino is the Italian Restaurant and again, the food was very good. We didn't eat at the Oceana this time as I am not a fan of seafood. The French Restaurant was still closed due to damages from Hurricane Maria.Entertainment: These guys are so talented and worked tirelessly. They start I believe at 9 and work until after midnight and they work something like 16 days in a row with 3 off and most of them live hours away from their families. Yet, they are always smiling and trying to get you to participate in their daily games or water aerobics or zumba. Did I mention that they are always smiling!?! :)The Spa is fantastic. My husband and I had a couples massage and then on another occasion he had reflexology and I had a pedi. My pedi was just okay, but she was very nice. You can go an hour ahead to take advantage of the spa facilities (sauna, steam bath, ice bath, jacuzzi). They also offer a 50 minute massage on the beach for $50! My husband and I did this together but word of warning -- before you book a time, make sure there isn't a wedding going on at that time. It was 20 minutes of distraction with music, etc. still a very good massage and listening to the waves was wonderful.Preferred Club: People often say they don't think it is worth the extra money for Preferred Club. I personally disagree. You get access to the club that has better liquor (Grey Goose, Ketel One) as well as snacks throughout the day and night. They are open until 11:00 pm daily and they have computers that are free to use, TVs throughout.The resort has flamingos wandering around and although every other time I would sea peacocks, I did not see them this time. I hope nothing happened to them with the hurricane. The resort did suffer some damage from the hurricane, there are trees and shrubbery missing but if you didn't know it was there before, you wouldn't notice anything. It is still absolutely beautiful.Word of warning - make sure you have shoes that have a good grip on the bottom. The walkways and rooms can be quite slippery if they are wet. I cut my toe open walking to my room the day I arrived because I had a cheap pair of flip flops on and slipped on the wet walkway after it poured.Again, I cannot say enough about this resort and I can't wait to go back again next November. Until next time!Diane Burton
This trip to the Dreams Resort and Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic proved to be one of the best trip I've ever been on! Not only was the dance troupe and entertainment team devoting 110% every day practicing for every evening, we considered the top notch dance routines and choreography as well as the interactive dancing, so enjoyable! A special shout-out to "Super Luis","Jay-Z", "Benji","Cupido", "Scooby-Doo", "Smiley","Tomas",the preferred member supervisor who made to it that my friend and I were taken care of for every last detail on the trip, "Dorka", the beautiful talented singer, Zuleika, the exceptional tour guide,along with Israel, the list goes on and on...These are the people that shined and stood out and made us feel very welcome and special.
Let's start with my favorites-the entertainment team!! Jay Z, Ben Franklin, Super Luis-amazing!!! They made the trip worth it. Very engaging, involved, remembered and greeted you by name. We played pool and beach volleyball, beach football and soccer, water balloons and beach olympics, kayaked and paddle boarded, Zumba, etc. great time had by all, despite having kids from 6-16. Drinks were great, bartenders were friendly, loved the pool, food was accessible, some definitely better than others.Himtizu for Hibachi was very good, tons of food and entertaining, table service was also good there-portions were a little small. Bayside grill-hit or miss. Pizza could be improved with maybe some brick oven pizza. Corezone for teens worked well for my teenagers and my 6yo loved the kids explorers club. Sometimes they can use a little break from each other.Dislikes-room was a little bit dated for my taste, but functional and we weren't in there long. Portifino restaurant was a big disappointment-service was painfully slow and we were the third table sat, ultimately left after an hour and a half before having dessert since we were just sick of waiting. Also watched the server take our basket of rolls (1 left in there), refill the basket without changing the paper or removing the last roll and serve it to another table. Sales people are pretty push which hindered the experience a bit (see Albert by the pool-he's not pushy). We did do a Seapro excursion-snorkeling, shark and stingray experience and a dip in the natural pool-amazing experience and well worth the money we spent-amazing time.All and all we really enjoyed our trip. Gyros were amazing, but I must say, we would return for the sole purpose of how amazing the entertainment crew is! Jay Z and Ben Franlikn made our trip-simply the best around!!! Those guys get 10 stars...they are "excelente like the presidente".
Went to dreams on 11/12/17 and had a great time with my family, I traveled with my 1 year old and i found it to be a perfect resort for my family, perfect size and plenty of activities. the staff is truly wonderful specially osvaldo and Emanuel who were always finding fun things for us to do. Larisa help us out by scheduling a relaxing spa massage. Overall had an amazing time at the dreams Punta Cana and will come back next year.
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- 24 hours all inclusive
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining
- 24 hour room service
- At least one 24 hour restaurant
- Domestic & international drinks
- Pool and beach waiter service
- Daytime tennis
- Fitness centre including free weights and exercise machines
- Scuba lesson in pool
- Pedal Boat
- Ping pong
- Spanish lessons
- Dancing lessons
- Cooking lessons
- Weekly Dominican market
- Manager's cocktail party
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 620 rooms in 9 connecting 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 6 a la carte restaurants: Gourmet, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Seafood, & American Grill
- 10 bars including Swim-up bar
- Free-form lazy river swimming pool overlooking the ocean
- Kid's pool
- 2 tennis courts
- Non-motorized watersports
- Sauna (fee)
- Fitness facilities
- Spa (fee)
- Shopping plaza
- Free WiFi internet
- Ceiling fan
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Satellite TV
- Mini-bar stocked and replenished daily with beer, soft drinks & bottled water
- Alarm clock
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or terrace with mountain or garden view
- Max. occ. 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children.
Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View
- Offers the same as above with partial ocean view
Premium Private Garden Room and Honeymoon Suite also available
Kids Deal - Children 12 and under stay and eat free when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Restrictions apply.
For the Kids - Explorers Club for kids (ages 3-12) with supervised children's activities including a huge playground area, pirate's ship water slide and pool, big screen movies at night, indoor game room, television, kitchenette, mini stage, ocean climbing iceberg, Euro bungee, & once a week camp-out adventure, pager system and cellphones available for parents. Babysitting is also available for a fee.
Romance - Honeymooners receive: welcome letter, romantic dinner in an a la carte restaurant, VIP amenities in the bathroom, late check-out (subject to availability) and plate of fruit upon arrival. Request at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Dreams Punta CanaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Playas Uvero Alto - Provincia La Altagracia, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
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