BelleVue Dominican Bay
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Our OpinionA budget, 3 star resort located in La Romana. The Bellevue Dominican Bay hotel is only recommended for travelers looking for a basic resort with not a lot of bells and whistles. We recommend upgrading to a 4 star if its within your budget as this hotel does not garner many positive reviews. Often times packages for this hotel will fly into Punta Cana, which is a 2.5 hour drive from the hotel. This is something to keep in mind if booking this hotel.
OverviewSet between the sea and the city, BelleVue Dominican Bay offers a great mix of both. Relax by the pool or enjoy a variety of daily and nightly activities.
Location: A 3 minute walk to Boca Chica Beach, 90 minutes from La Romana airport, 30 minutes to Santo Domingo and 2.5 hours from Punta Cana airport.
Large resort with beautiful exotic palms and trees. Service in top. Rooms large aprox 30 m2. Good bathroom. Fridge is free but you have to order. Food excellent and variated. Two pools with free bars. And private beach also with free bar. Lots of guards all over make the place secure. Fantastic animation team entertain you from mornin to late evening.Only remark is internet not free. Very expensive about 120 us $ for 2 weeks. But many restaurants nearby have free internet and a cup of coffee there costs about 1 us $.
The Good: The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The food at the a la carte restaurants was surprisingly good. The drinks were well made and actually had alcohol in them (not always the case at an all inclusive). The patios outside the rooms were a nice place to hang out w/o having to sit at the pool all the time.The Bad: The food at the buffet while decent was always the same. This gets boring since you are forced to eat there most of the time. Pool towels are almost impossible to come by. Even having towel cards we were told three times to "come back in 30 minutes" only to return and be told the same thing. The beach across the street is extremely crowded and full of people trying to sell you cheap souvenirs. We only spent about 20 minutes there before retreating to the pool for the rest of the trip.The Ugly: As a group of four we ended up in two rooms. The beds in both rooms were extremely uncomfortable. One room we had was infested in mosquitos. We had to sleep in long pants and hooded sweatshirts to try to keep from getting eaten alive. Collectively we had over 50 bites by the time we left, just from being in our room at night. This room also only had luke warm water at best (most of the time it was just cold) and the ceiling in the bathroom leaked so much that if the people above us took a shower we had a small lake in our bathroom by the time they were done. The second room at least had hot water, but I'm not sure that was worth the family of cockroaches living in the room. We trapped one under a glass on the first day and figured house keeping would take care of it. Three days later it was still there. On top of the one we trapped under a glass we saw at least 2 more on a daily basis in that room.
This was my first visit to Boca Chica, and to this resort. The whole resort was clean and well maintained, with an extremely hard working staff on hand. I cannot express enough how well we were treated by the staff. They all seemed somewhat over worked but were all still very pleasant to deal with. This resort is in the middle of Boca Chica so I advise venturing out during the day and having a look around. There’s a big grocery store within walking distance and their prices are reasonable. (It’s called Ole). Duarte street is just two blocks down and you can get some great deals if you feel like haggling. In researching places to go, it was important for me to have something other than the resort to see, and I was not disappointed. This resort is perfect for the one who likes to get out and walk around and actually see things. You can also spend your days on the beach too if that’s what you are into. There were a lot of different people there, which is probably why there wasn’t much Dominican food to sample in favour of more North American and European diets. We stuck with the fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and they were very good about replenishing empty trays of vegetables so we were fine. I can understand why they don’t offer more authentic Dominican food because only a few of us would try it so it wasn’t an issue. While this resort has some minor shortcomings, and they are very minor, the service we got from the staff will cause me to return again someday. Very well done. Thank you.
After reading many bad reviews we didn´t expect much, but we were positively surprised. It wasn´t bad, but definitely some things need to be upgraded. Room was clean, staff friendly, food tasty, our stay for 2,5 weeks was with no problems.
Being booked in this Hotel was a good experience for us. You see, we acquired a couple of tickets for a 3 night, 4 day all expenses paid to this location. This opportunity did not include Air Fare, so, we still gathered all the information available for this location in order to make a decision about our trip. We finally decided to go, so we purchased air tickets from Puerto Rico (SJU) to Santo Domingo (SDQ) in JetBlue and being a short hop we got there early in the afternoon. Checking In was quick and painless, and in a short while, we were in our room. Tips and Gratuities are also included in the price of the package, but, everyone will look twice just in case you forgot that they were included. You are free to indulge them with your generosity, if you so desire. On that first day, being still early, we walked a short elevated walkway built to take you to the beach. The Hotel itself is about a block and a half from the beach, but the private walkway is a treat in itself, so you will enjoy your 8 minute walk. The Beach itself is not private to the Hotel, so there you will find all sorts of merchants trying to make some money of you; and, not all of them are honest and fair. I ended up paying 5 star hotel prices for a fried whole fish, served on a table on the sand. It was delicious, but I ordered a Red Snapper, and they served some other fish that was not a Red Snapper. If you don't know the exchange rates, or don't have local money, that will be another way to confuse you and take your money There, at the beach, everything is for sale; whatever you're seeking, you'll most certainly find it there.Back at the Hotel, I was concerned for the food, because we're not meat eaters; fish once in a while, but mainly vegetarian. And, if they would be providing a mainly meat diet, we would be doomed. My fears were put to rest on the first meal. Food was served buffet style, and there were 40 or 50 food offerings on that first night. Everything from purely vegetarian salads and other meatless dishes, many different pasta plates, Mexican burritos, tortillas, all kinds of main dishes, including several cuts of meat. They were even serving fish there, so, our concerns were put to rest by the end of the first meal. Actually, I gain a couple of pounds on this experience.Activities are your responsibility, and there are many tours that will pick you up and take you to the big city nearby, Santo Domingo, the Capital. There is Scuba Diving and many other beach activities; we were there celebrating our 51st Anniversary, so we stayed pretty much to ourselves in the room.OK, so far, everything is pretty spectacular, and aside from a couple of points, it really was. However, this resort is beginning to show its age. Rooms are still very spacious, and mattresses are adequate, but bathroom facilities are basically functional. Don't expect to make any points there. They still work, but bathroom facilities are the soft point of the whole experience. I overheard someone say that there was some remodeling being done in other units, remember, it hasn't reached building 12. Perhaps that's the reason for the excellent pricing on this trip.As I finish this review, we must admit that we had a good time. And the price was right!!
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).
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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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 1 visit per a la carte restaurant per week
- Beach club with snack bar
- Poolside grill
- Domestic drinks from 10am-Midnight
- House wine with lunch & dinner
- Water polo
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Water aerobics
- Ping pong
- Dancing classes once per week
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 437 rooms
- Buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: Italian and Chinese, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bars
- 4 bars
- 2 adult pools and 2 children's pools
- 2 tennis courts
- Scuba centre (fee)
- Windsurfing and Banana boats (fee)
- Billiards (fee)
- Gift shops
- Medical services (fee)
- Beauty & hair salon
- Massages (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom with shower
- Some rooms with balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
For the Kids - Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy children's program from 10am-Noon & 3pm-5:30pm and children's pool. Babysitting available for a fee.
Honeymooners - Receive basket of fruit and a bottle of domestic rum. Request a time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required.
55+ Bonus - Save up to $60 per senior per week. Cannot be combined with Early Booking Bonus. Proof of ID required.
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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BelleVue Dominican BaySanto Domingo,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
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Juan Bautista Vicini Esq 20 Diciembre, Boca Chica Dominican Republic
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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