Casa Marina Beach Resort
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Great time and it was the perfect getaway from the cold winter months!! Resort was clean, food was ok. Fellow guests were friendly. Not much for entertainment at night but whatever, the bar was open, It's a good place for a inexpensive trip to the DR.
I will never go there again not for me mangement was not nice at all to many people felt like I was in jail cant have a friend or family unless you pay big time for them not a place I will ever go to ever
Travelled he beginning of April. The lobby is small but they were pretty quick and never had a bad experience. They were friendly. Entertainment staff was great though they didn't always get participation from the guests. They were friendly and high energy to get you to participate. The buffet closest to the lobby I found more friendly. Louisa I believe her name is was the most friendliest. She would wave if you even walked by. And always checked on you. This was my first. Time at a 3.5* resort and was always use to being served drinks when u got your seat. She was the only one who did this!! Pool cleaned every morning. And ground kept nice. I enjoyed the reef and the 3 small pools in the evening and we because of it being a bit smaller of a resort we met alot of great people. The only complaint that I can think of is the water pressure was really bad. And the fact that they told us they only stock the fridge on the first day. We called reception to ask for more water. They di have canteens around the resort that you could refill your water however you are only given small bottles. Where most places will give 1 liter bottles. The food I found a tad repetitive as I am a picky eater. The chicken at the lunch snack bar was really good. I didn't find that they had a large selection of fruit in the mornings. But always had pineapple. You do have to pay for a safe key and wifi was not free.The resort is right in town and there is a market near by where you can barter better than when the locals come on the resort to set up their stands. It's also close to Jolly Rogers which is a bar owned by a couple from Ontario. There are cops and travel security that do drive around the town. So it is safe to leave. Locals just want you to look in their shops and buy...but they do accept no thank you. Also for the night time shows. The normal dancing. There were 2 dancers that you could tell enjoyed it that stood out.
I'm beginning to believe that people who write negative reviews actually look for things to complain about. They would have a few things to complain about on my trip, two of the restaurants were closed, workmen were upgrading one entire building and one of the bars was closed !! I DIDN'T CARE, The Casa Marina Resort is fabulous and cannot be beaten for the price. Many reviewers state the food is awful and the buffets are the same every day, totally untrue. I am the cook at home and a very picky eater, the food at Casa Marina is excellent and even better than a certain 5 star resort further up the coast. Juan on the omelette station is a master at cooking eggs, which were delicious whichever way he did them, the restaurant staff kept the selections topped up and were quick to clear away used crockery. The Italian specialty restaurant Tuscan Beef was fabulous although I didn't think the Seafood restaurant was anything special. The buffets were different every day and the food served was always fresh and very flavourful. The AC worked fine and we never had a problem with the hot water, towels or soap and shampoo products. If the pop in the fridge was consumed it was replaced but beer was only there the first day. A beautiful fruit tray was delivered to our room after we had checked in with a pineapple, 3 different types of melon and mango. We never had a problem with loungers by the pool and guests swam from 6am to well after 8, you could not do this in the 5 star place I have stayed at. The beer was ice cold and green flags flew every day, now, I had to get my own drinks at the pool, the bathroom wasn't marble and I didn't get beer in the fridge every day, if that's what you want, pay another $500 per week and go elsewhere. If you want a fabulous beach vacation with good food, friendly staff and great entertainment, go to Casa Marina. I spoke to a family from T.O who were on their 11th visit, would that happen if this place wasn't great?? The shops and bars in Sosua are plentiful and although the owners can be pushy, a simple no thank you is enough . I must recommend a visit to the Jolly Roger owned by Canadians Patty & Kelly, ice cold beer, great food and all sorts of goings on each day, they put us on to a fantastic cab owner Jose Martinez who picked us up at the front door, drove us all around Puerto Plata, wherever we asked and dropped us back at the resort at 5:30, we lunched and chatted together which we payed for although it wasn't expected and all he requested for the day was $50, ( I gave more ). There are lot's of "ladies of the night", but they do not make a nuisance of themselves like the one's in Vegas flicking cards at you even though you're with your better half. Barter is the way to shop and if you can bundle to get a better price do so. Some people say never go off resort but we did all the time and never felt intimidated or threatened. In Puerto Plata I had to go to an ATM while waiting for lunch and went by myself even though Jose offered to go with me, the Dominican people are great with tourists and always offer to help. For jewelry, go to Amber Gallery ( thanks Jose) My wife was desperate to replace a broken silver ankle bracelet, they didn't have one but they did have a necklace she loved the design of, so they cut it up, added a lobster claw and she got an ankle bracelet and wrist bracelet in heavy silver for $112, a fantastic price. We will visit the beautiful DR next year and will be staying at the Casa Marina once more. If you need any info feel free to message me, I tell it how it is.BTW, change you money at the resort, it's 1 peso less than outside but you know there's no counterfeit notes. Happy holidays.
I believe that the nightlife should be better because after 6 o'clock there's nothing to do except go to bed! I also believe the pool should close later! Not everybody wants to eat at 6:30! Also money exchange does it always have to be big bills many people like to tip and there's never any small bills it's always 500&up and never 100 or 50s!
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- 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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