Viva Wyndham V Samana
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- All Inclusive Features
It's always sad to see a hotel that SUPPORTS AND ENCOURAGES DISCRIMINATION, today someone from front desk at Wyndham Samana said they cannot confirm a reservation until they see "the look" of the guest, even added that, sometimes, homeless people arrived to the hotel and of course they cannot accomodate them. WHAT?! he even said it's the COMPANY POLICY!! from bad to worse, SHAME ON YOU!!
Stayed for 2 weeks in August, beautiful grounds and beach. Easy to get a bed on the beach and by the pool. Would suggest a few more umbrellas around the pool as not much shade. The beach is amazing, lovely sand and can walk forever, the water is also really warm.Restaurants on the whole were pretty good. Only criticism of the buffet breakfast was the hot food was like cardboard, been sitting a long time but in all fairness it's hard to be able to provide constant freshly cooked replenishments when the hotel is not full, I'd say there were about 80 people of that all the time. If you wanted freshly cooked they had a great egg bar and the chef had fresh bacon there. Great choice of food for breakfast though. Loved the pizza at lunchtimes at the beach restaurant. Food was pretty good. One suggestion would be to have a weekly rotating menu, we were getting a little bored with the same menus for 2 weeks.Stayed in a plunge pool room, never used it but loved lying out there reading after a hard day in the beach.The entertainment staff worked hard but a few were totally overboard and laughed loudly at nothing which could be a bit irritating when you are having a quiet moment on the beach, totally unnecessary, I watched one of the people in question at night and it was very obvious it was meant as entertainment for the guests but honestly I found it embarrassing (for them). They tried with the shows on the whole very good.Some awesome staff, very helpful in the restaurant and the cleaning staff were amazing had fun with our housekeeper. Would we go back.... most definitely.
While it did rain a few days of our two week vacation, it was still a relaxing time. The resort is very spa-like in it's layout and decor, even the music. (Although I would prefer more bachata and salsa etc..) Also, the on site spa was amazing! A must try.The beach is gorgeous and you can walk in either direction and enjoy the waves and beautiful mountain views. This place seems virtually untouched.The food was very good. Especially at the seafood restaurant, where we enjoyed fresh tuna and snapper. But they did run out by the end of our stay. The entertainment crew were fun and worked hard to make sure everyone was having fun. If you did not want to participate, a kind "no, gracias" was all we had to say. The shows needed some work. They were a bit juvenile, like a high school talent show. The ballerina was lovely to watch though.There were alot of mosquitoes and sand flies. My husband and I got eaten alive even though we had bug spray. I would suggest getting off the beach before late afternoon, as that's when they come out to feast. It's months later and we still have scaring from the bites. Not the resort's fault though.One reason I didn't give this a 5 star is because we kept having problems with our door. Our cards wouldn't work and neither did the cleaning ladies' card. Three times, the maintenance man had to climb through the window next door and break into our room to open from the inside. Not a great impression. But, management gave us a nice bottle of sparkling wine for our inconvenience. That was a nice gesture. Other than that, we really enjoyed our time at Wyndham and would probably come again if the price was right.
This was a last min booking and a quick getaway booked through Bookit.com. Our entire trip from the minute we landed was smooth and perfect. Greeted by Diane at the front desk who was always a delight. Bookit.com had us booked from Fri-Tue however our flight was booked for 3:50A.M Tue morning.!!!! Well we were oblivious and returning from an all day excursion Mon we returned to the resort at the around 6 and was weirdly stared at as we walked past the front desk entering the property no one said a word...we arrive to our room and the room key wasn't working. I return to the front to explain our key stopped working, Jose didn't respond with sorry what room are you in or whats the last name...he responded with "That's because you were supposed to check out today." I'm was like what? We're booked until Tue with bookit. He responds with well you'll have to call bookit. But you have to check out NOW!!!!! We will have to charge you for an extra day or my manager says we can charge you 50.00 late check out fee. Ooooooh well that makes sense now why your an all inclusive and you req 100.00 cash upon arrival so that you cam take 50 from it bc obviously this must hapen often!!Fast fwd to returning to the room to shower and pack outside our door we can hear someone is on a walkie talkie reporting if we've left the room , minutes later a call asking when we were leaving. My husband responds we are actually headed out now. By this time its 7 and we are back at the dront desk and our airport shuttle also booked through bookit.com isn't picking us up until 10:00pm. Jose held our bags at the front while we had to get his permission to have dinner. With the yes he gave I now totally no longer feel like a guest but like I'm trespassing and want off this resort ASAP. All the other reviews are on point its is a quite, small, resort, with a beautiful beach. Food is ok, dinning options are limited and menu is the same every night, cold food from the buffet, friemdly staff.
Viva Wyndham is the place if you want peace, relaxation, beautiful walking beach, terrific food, friendly staff, brand liquor. Go at your pace in this smaller hotel. No lineups. Plenty of beach space and no issues with reserving your lounger early in the morning. Seafood restaurant is fantastic!!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- Unlimited a la carte dinners
- Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Waiter service at the pool and beach
- Room service
- Non-motorized water sports
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 144 rooms
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Mexian, Asian)
- 2 bars including Snack bar, Beach bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- Golf nearby
- 1 tennis court (1 lit) on-site
- Jogging court
- Hiking trails
- Gift shop
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness facilities
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Pillow menu
Resort Location Map
Viva Wyndham V SamanaSamana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Boulevard Turistico, Bahia de Coson, Las Terrenas 32000 Dominican Republic
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