Casa Marina Beach Resort
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First things first, don't read every bad review you read. sometimes you have to take a chance and find out for yourself, you will be happy you did!I will make this review as short as possible...... Hotel Grounds: this hotel is pretty damn big, and everyone works so hard to maintain it and it looks incredible, very well kept/ clean and just beautiful all around ( thanks to everyone who puts all there hard work into it )Rooms: depending where you get your room , might make a difference some may have a few little issues ( a crack / a missing piece of tile etc) but they are spacious , bright , clean and super comfy ) we got room 2338 and i fell in love ... and to be honest if you are getting upset and giving this resort a bad review over something as petty as a broken piece of wall / chipped paint or a stain . then you are someone who obviously doesn't understand... you aren't in Canada or USA... things aren't as easy to come by as they are back home.. Food: after being to Cuba/ mexico /Jamaica/ Thailand etc ... and being a picky eater , i cannot complain and i never went hungry. it will get a bit repetitive , but they always add something different every day to keep everyone happy. much better than most places i've been to.Ocean: be prepared that they do get a lot of Red/ Yellow flag days... so if you aren't a strong swimmer sadly you will not be able to enjoy swimming in the ocean, but boy oh boy is it ever amazing to watch and listen to.... not to mention people watching ( its hilarious watching the ocean knock them over time and time again)Pools: the pools are cleaned every morning and in great condition and my god there are so many to choose from!!! , the chairs is a bit annoying as when i looked out my balcony at 6am they were already being reserved ... but if you wait around you will eventually find one in the afternoonStaff: some are better than others like everywhere you travel to, but honestly i cant blame them, if i had to deal with some of the ignorant people they have to, i would be bit*hy too!... a special thank you to jonathan he works the front and helps you to your room with your bags... he was incredible polite, full of information and so helpful , he made our vacation so much better with his patience and eagerness to help someone out.All in all they have this resort rated as a 3.5 star, this is hands down the beset 3.5 star rated hotel i have ever been to in all my Caribbean resorts I've visited.if you are close minded and expect to get everything high end like you are back home, then go somewhere else. these people and this country aren't half as blessed as some of have been with where we live and what we are used to.so go and enjoy it for what it is , a beautiful country , with beautiful scenery and beautiful people.... <3
Stayed April 16-23 2017. Off season just started so the sun-tues more of the resort was open vs the rest of the week. I prefer going at off times to avoid the crowds. I never had to wait for food or a beach chair. There was one night at the a la carte but the line still moved steadily and only waited about 20min.Stayed in room 512, AC was ice cold and actually couldn't leave it running it was so efficient. Ground floor with view of the pool seascape restaurant and ocean. Room was dated with two double beds but clean and all functional. I probably would not have wanted to climb up and down four flights of stairs so really enjoyed my room. The maid staff were very sweet and consistent. The towels were changed daily and floors and bathrooms cleaned daily.Food was average and had the staples at each meal and then something new each day. The Mexican a la Cart and buffet was the best. Not a big seafood fan so that would probably be my bottom choice and the Italian was tasty. The entertainment staff were enthusiastic and cheerful and the energy was contagious. The nighty shows were actually really good when it was a proper performance. The other days they had a live band or karaoke. The disco was a pretty cliche resort disco with a super loud DJ and 6 regulars in the otherwise deserted place. The beach was beautiful and clean. Strong waves but only at the shore. No rocks or sea weed. Another perk of off season was chairs and umbrellas where always available, but the bar on the beach was closed. The resort is right in the town of sosua and we felt comfortable exploring. Shop keepers made their presence known but weren't aggressive. We bought most of our stuff from the grocery store for a lot cheaper then the resort gift shop or the vendors that would set up in the resort. I would definitely recommend this resort to a friend and would return myself. This is not a 5 star resort but it is quaint and a great deal.
BAD:Their website photos are doctored, and good reviews away from the reality.My second room (the first one was completely a joke) :*the toilet dirty, old and hardly functionally; *shower , and sink to be urgently replaced *dirty bedding*the balcony doors not working*mold in the rooms – ancient water infiltration still visible.*air conditioning –What’s that?*ALL the bars are closing around mid-night.*rude receptionists (example:Miguel)Their beach –too small and not enough beach loungers– need to go the near (public) beach GOOD:The food is not bad and the staffs deserve A+ for their effort.Clean public toiletsClean public spaces (not a cigarettes or a paper on the ground!)Conclusion : since 2012 (when I was first time),now is a disaster !
I spent 11 days at Casa Marina in April 2017. Overall I had a wonderful time and met some fantastic new friends. The layout is beautiful with many lovely little spots to enjoy yourself without feeling overcrowed. The overall problem was the lack of staff. We always waited in lines for drinks, always. Usually there was one bartender only at the the beach bar serving the large pool guests, the 3 cool pools and the beach guests. I'm a pretty patient person, but it was annoying every time you had to go and get drinks! I felt bad for them because the bartenders were overworked and had no time to interact with guests. You felt as if you were a bunden to them. Also, the line up every day to get reservations for the Al la Carte restaurants was RIDICULOUS! One guy taking reservations and everyone has to wait 1 to 1 1/2 hours.THIS HAS TO BE REMEDIED. Yours guests are so annoyed by these 2 things! If there was more staff, this place could be sooooo much better. Management also needs to address the reserving of chairs around the pools. This is so annoying as well. Lounge chairs empty for hours and hours covered by someone's towel, while I see people wandering around looking for somewhere to lounge about. No Chair saving would be so much better. There are plenty of loungers for everyone. The buffets were fine, Mexican and Italian were fine, but the seafood restaurant was inedible. The bar only has fake sugary 'juices' so I stuck to beer. No fun cocktails. The ocean was quite rough most days, so we didn't get to swim in it much. The pool don't open until 9 a.m. which I found quite late and they close at 7!!! That was very disappointing! But if you go, check out the bar in town called the Jolly Roger. The owners are Canadian and fantastic hosts. I would not go back, but it is really lovely.
Just came back from Casa Marina Reef Resort, great vacation 🙌. Super clean resort , thanks to people like Reyes friendly and helpful crew 👍. Glass Bar bartenders,Juan,Marielka Reyes, Magdalena Rivera,Juana, professional and lots of fun . We stayed in room 846 , spectacular view, kept super clean thanks to Francisca 👍. Beach not as clean as the resort,supprised to pay 3$ US to rent Beach umbrellas 👎. Food v.good ,mild taste, special thanks to Yasin table service . Highly recommend Resort in affordable price 👍
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- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
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- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- Unlimited Domestic drinks from 10am-11pm
- House wine w/meals
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Use of bicycles
- Water aerobics
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 678 rooms in two 3-storey buildings
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Seafood and Mexican, dress code & reservations required
- 9 Bars
- 3 pools
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Casino nearby
- Golf nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
- 2 double beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Oceanview Rooms also available
Kids Deals - UNDER 7 STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE (pay a special rate including airfare & transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Maximum 2 children.)
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club from 10am-Noon & 3pm-5pm. Babysitting service available (fee).
Single Parent Offer - For single parents traveling with at least one child, pay the per person double rate and child pays special children's rate. Not combinable with child free offer. Inquire for details.
Honeymooners Bonus - Guaranteed upgrade to the next available room category, Fruit basket & bottle of rum in your room on arrival. Request at time of booking & proof of marriage within the last 6 months required at check-in.
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Casa Marina Beach ResortSosua,Dominican Republic
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El Batey, Sosua Dominican Republic
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