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Reviewed 12 October 2009

after visiting this hotel i was very dissapointed at not only the information given to me was all false, but the staff were very rude,drinks were served in plastic cups all day and night,no entertainment except for a room made up like a classroom with 4 bottles if you wanted a drink,rooms were basic but clean not enough chairs in beach bar and staff not helpful,definitly not been renovated to a 3star plus ,had to get out of this hotel before all of my holiday was ruined,if you like your holiday to be fun, this hotel is definitly not to be looked at

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank floyd6128
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

hi there people me and my family have just returned from this holiday in dominican republic staying at this hotel and i have to say it was absolutely awful to stay here more so because we stayed out there 2 years ago in a lower star rating hotel which in fact had 100 times more to offer than this one so he is why ......... firstly i will start with the good points the rooms big spaced rooms good air con systems good house maids and entertainers who put in the most effort possible to look after us tourist for so little money too and thats it for the best part.. now to the down side this hotel boasts a casino gym 2 restaurants entertainment all day and heres what we got no casino no gym 1 resteraunt open 1 day one week the other open 1 day the other week after making a booking for my grlfriends birthday for the monday night we were greeted with closed doors with no notice explaining why then was fobbed of by the staff telling us to speak to the thomas cook rep who also fobbed us off at first then they offered us a free complementry meal on the beach for 4 of us lobster all the trimmings so we then booked this for the last night of our hols only to be greeted with no table and no knowledge of the booking so there for we had lost out once agian and still fobbed off by both the hotel staff and thomas cook rep. there was black fungus round the pool area the food was dreadful in the main restaurant same food everyday no change they even took the ice cream and yogurts off the menu when the locals ( i.e the dominicans ) came to stay at the weekends which was also a big problem as we had about 200 of them come stay and couldn,t get a seat at meal times and was asked to take our kids out of the pool at weekends when they were staying but found there was no problem monday to thursday after speaking to most people who was on holiday i don,t think anyone of us hadn,t had sickness or diharea the food was well under cooked all the meats were red even after asking for it well done. after asking why the restaurants weren,t open we was told there was not enough people staying in the hotel to open them so i asked if the chef was able to cook for say 15 people if they made a resavation as this is what was supposed to be on offer to us all anyway they made no comment on the matter so we had to wait for more holiday comers to arrive for us to book a restaurant and when we eventually got that booking guess what the portions were small and not very nice at all 1 so called italian restaurant and 1 so called grill and bar now for the entertainment this was really poor not because of the entertainers though more so the things they had to entertain us with darts swiminging compertions toss a pineapple run across a surf board throw a hoola hoop over a post throw a frisbee and knock down some bottles water polo water volley ball dive popping a balloon i game of crazy golf in 2 whole weeks table tennis competition most of which children where not allowed to take part in. night tertainment started at 9-9:30 and was over by10:30 some of the shows that were on were resonable but poor to the ones i experenced for a low star rated hotel i stayed in 2 years ago (allegro ) so overall very very very very disappointed bye 95 percent of the whole trip and would advise you to stay away from this hotel at all cost there are better ones out there for the same sort of money and much cheaper i have stayed at the occidental allegro and would recommened it as this was very very good and was my first choice this time round but they closed it and offered us this hotel so took it on the basis it was 4 star plus i would rate it as 1 star - from speaking to others out there too the fun tropical hotel is good and also blue bay hotel all of which closed for a short time sending us all to this poor hotel so if you get offered to switch to this hotel DON,T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! take your money back and go else where it will be money well saved .

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank delstew1977
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

We had to change rooms three times beacause AC was not working.
Entertaiment is not organized at all (Do not have any nigh time shows like other resorts)
Food is OK

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank RASD
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

This was my 6th time to this resort and Ive never been disappointed!...I have never been sick from the food and neither has anyone Ive travelled with there.Its steps to the beach...staff is wonderful,nightly entertainment was great!.When I book my Dominican trip I dont even look at the other resorts.It feels like my second home and would definatly recomend this resort to anyone!.I think trip number 7 is coming up!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2008
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1  Thank cath021
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

just got back from the dominican and the grand paradise it was excellent the animation team work there butts of to keep you happy beauty is mental so funny the kids club is great fristina is excellent with the kids they loved her the only down side is the recepsion staff are very rude and the food does take a bit of getting used to but there is allways somthing for you the locals at week ends well i got on with them if you speak to them they speak back rooms are clean and met some great people would defo go back

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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