Just came back from G.V on 24th of February, stayed there for 1 week (Feb 17-24). I was travelling with my girlfriend and also two of our friends that arrived late on Feb 18.
We arrived at the hotel at around 12:30pm. Room was only ready at 3pm.
Rooms are OK, as other people said they need updating, bed was really hard, we had an old TV (it look likes some rooms got new flat screen tvs, the friend we were travelling with were in the Saona building and had one) but honestly i didn't really care since the only time we were in our room was to shower and sleep! We were got our room change since we had power for water. They updated us to an ocean view room which was nice!!
The service at the lobby was not really fast, sometime your able to get your order from the waiters that are walking around the lobby but most of the time you need to go at the bar directly. Again it's not something so bad, but i wouldn't rate that resort 4.5* as some travel site does, more like a 4* or good 3.5*. Except for that, the service was really good, staffs were always smilling, barmans were really cool and took time to chat with people.
For the food, we had no complaints, everthing was good at the buffets and alacarte restaurants. The small buffet close to the beach was really good as well.
For activities we went to Damajaqua waterfall which was nice and also supper and bravissimo show at ocean world. It was a good show, met our expectations. As for the casino at ocean world... we were told by our tour rep from Nolitours that it was the nicest and biggest casino of puerto plata, but honestly, I would say there was only like 50 slots machines and only 20 of them were working. It was a little bit dissapointing
We had sunny weather the 7 days we were at the hotel and the beach was really nice. We met nice people at the resort and even if the lobby bar close at midnight, we always managed to have fun with other people at the resort! I would go back !!
Catalina and Saona building are both close from the beach. Ocean view room is great but don't ex...
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