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.
I stayed at the Dominican Bay all inclusive for 4 days. It is close to SDQ airport which is great and when driving up the place looks great. Reception area is very nice but dimly lite. Check in was fairly easy except the worker did not have change and tried to stiff us on 94 pesos. The bellboy helped us to the room and that's where the disappointment began. The room was old as hell, everything looked like from the mid 90's. They said the rooms where updated but not at all. The bathroom was dismal 2 towels for 2 people that housekeeping guarded towels like sacred artifacts. Which I'm guessing they are judging by the rooms. The balcony was nice and spacious but had 2 plastic white chairs, not very comfy and they were old to. The view was the facing the street and in the distance you could barely see the beach. I got a great look at barbwire fencing and the basketball court next door that was open and used daily until like 10pm. The food was buffet style served in a nice large building with average tables and chairs and place settings. Everything was self serve including the beverages and on first looked everything looked nice and fresh but the selections catered more towards a certain demo. I was expecting more Spanish and Caribbean food. Instead it was daily Mexican and European cuisines. Which did not make any sense until I continued my stay there. The food was bland certain things tasted ok but nothing I can remember right now blew my mind. The desserts where all very sad and again bland. I ate at the restaurant at the beach which I found out on the 2nd day existed through a kind staff member. You need to make reservations by speaking to guess services at reception on the morning of the night you want to attend they also have a italian restaurant but I did not get to go because it was closed while I was there. Anyways, the food there is made to order and it is a Caribbean based menu. Its nice and small beach front area way better than the buffet. The food was better there as well as the wine. The main pool was always dirty and the pool boy would literally take 10mins max to clean the pool in the morning and throw unmeasured amounts of chlorine or shock it could have been flour for all I know but it was during a time when people would swim. Needless to say I would lay out for at least an hour before jumping in so that whatever he threw in with his bare hands wasn't as potent to me. The lounging chairs are old and a majority of them are flat and don't recline, so I became good at moving loungers around so that I can sit next to my friend. The liquor was bottom shelf most not all of the bartenders were nice and made to order any drink you like. They were served in very small plastic cups, so if you like to drink I suggest tipping the bartenders and telling them to make it strong otherwise you will have dozens of empty plastic cups. The beach area is a far walk with lots of stairs which is nice in the heat, just kidding. Do not make the mistake I did and forget to get towels from the POOL area prior to going to the beach. There are no facility towels provided at the beach. Its a long walk back so don't forget anything. The beach area was nice and I must say one of the best things about this resort is the security was great always around keeping the local vendors away. The daily 9pm after dinner show was corny but slightly entertaining because there is always that one drunk guest typically a guy whose sexual regressions come out during a dance off. The disco or club opened at 11pm and it was located by the beach so you had to take a walk. It is a old musty smelling building which in its hay day was probably a very nice spot but they don't update anything so its old now. The music at the disco sucked so bad it wasn't danceable it was old music. They played either old Spanish love songs or techno remixes that I believe you had to be on drugs to dance to so I didn't stay there long. The bartender there was nice and made great drinks. All in all I don't think I will go back there. I enjoyed Boca Chica but will stay somewhere else. A lot not all the staff cater to people of Russian decent. Nothing against them but as paying guest this divide should not be so obvious. I met some really great hard working staff members.
This is possibly the least expensive all inclusive resort in the DR. With this in mind we were pleasantly surprised at our whole holiday.The grounds are beautifully kept, the pool (only one was open bc of the hurricanes) was very good with lots of fun stuff throughout the day. The music wasn't too loud, and was very considerate of guests - at siesta time it was quiet and melodic, at exercise time it was loud and upbeat. It was always turned off at dusk to allow children to sleep.The bar and snack bar were good, with healthy options as well as the usual choices.If you like local foods then you will really enjoy the buffet. If you want burgers and chips, this is not the place for you.We enjoyed a lot of fruits and salads as well as a selection of different meats and local dishes.The room was the only part of the complex that required a bit of attention. The shower wasn't working properly and we couldn't open our balcony door properly. The fridge didn't work at all.We were very cold at night as our AC was so powerful. But, we are used to much warmer temperatures, so maybe this wouldn't be a problem for others. We needed the AC or the room got too stuffy with 2x adults and 2x children in the room.We went to the beach to check it out, but after two hurricanes we decided to stick with the pool. The bar there was also good, serving the same drinks as by the pool.Overall, if you are looking for good value, this is it. If you want luxury, perhaps look at other places.Internet was good, we paid US$25 for 25 hours over 6 days. It worked very well most of the time.
Terrible place! Everything is broken in the room, air conditioning doesn't work, dirty and moldy. Food is bad, especially desserts. Food and water gives you diarrhea and if you want to see a doctor he is nowhere to be food. And on top of this people that visit from countries like Russia make you feel unsafe, they are unfriendly and violent. Do not advise anybody to go to Dominican Republic and stay in this place.
Beach - sand to water is short. This leave limited laying around space for us sun bathers and avid beach goes seeking space. Ambiance - a total festive and party atmosphere. It's a fun action packed beach area. Lots of drink spots and food spots. This is not the beach for a beach escape to peace and quiet. It was great for our friends to have some drinks/laughs and even dance. Totally felt like we were clubbing in the middle of the day on a beach setting. Water - amazing. You can walk out to what feels like a mile and the water reaches chest high (at the most). The water is crystal clear and crisp and still. Very cool and different beach that what I'm used too. PS. Some areas has "riff raff" that you have to keep your eye out for - we were a bunch of men so we felt safe but I'm not sure it's the same for ladies. Restaurants - awesome food. Fried fish is the speciality. Foregoing your diet is a must - enjoy the amazing cuisine. Would I repeat a visit - absolutely. This beach area is awesome and it's proximity to the SDQ airport makes it a great one day excursión before heading out for your flight back home.
My second time visiting this resort in the past 6 months and it’s great for the price! The entertainment team is by far the best and super friendly. Always something to do or get into. I’ll definitely be returning the next time I decide to go on vacation.
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.
Resort Location Map
BelleVue Dominican BaySanto Domingo,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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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