Avoid at all costs!

Old Aug 27th, 2002, 10:42 AM
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My wife and I stayed at this hotel in March. What a dump! We stayed one night and checked out early -- among the many surprises: dirty bed linens, dirty toilet, roaches in bathroom. What a mess. Never again.

Old Aug 27th, 2002, 01:52 PM
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Amazing. Willis, you get what you pay for. I've been to Bermuda 3 times, stayed at Castle Harbor, Elbow Beach and Horizons cottages. I love Bermuda. It's a gorgeous island and very different from the DR.

I also went to the Fiesta Bavaro in June. I wasn't expecting much since the trip didn't cost half of what Bermuda costs, more like one fourth of what Bermuda costs. I was looking for a gorgeous beach (which you cannot deny the fiesta had), lots of activites for the kids (again, the kids had a ball, more fun than Bermuda) edible food (the food at the a la cartes was quite good, why stand in lines at buffets when you have unlimited access to the a la cartes?). The people were very nice to me, perhaps you had a bad attitude? The drinks were fine and the room, well it was Holiday Inn grade, but ours was very clean, big, right on the beach with a fabulous view off the balcony.

The trip cost $2400 for 7 days for 4 people. One can hardly expect the Ritz Carlton (I've stayed at quite a few), for that price. I found it to be a great value and we all had a fabulous time. I'm not sure what you expected for the incredibly low price I'm sure you paid.
Old Aug 28th, 2002, 10:01 AM
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I've stayed at the Fiesta Bavaro also and LOVED it.Would go back in a heartbeat ! Read the reviews at debbiesdominicans...and see for yourselves how many other peoples also had the same great time there...it's just amazed me that how some people were that unfortunate!!!
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 11:40 AM
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I've been going to Casa de Campo since the early eighties. I love the DR! Nice people, simple life.
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 01:43 PM
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Puerto Plata ,Sosua,Casa de Campo,Punta Cana are all disappointing --very. I'm no fan at all of the DR ==BUT smaller places on the SAMANNA PENINSULA are worth looking at and can be charming,without the AIcrowds and pre-packaged feeling. If all you want is a bargain price and a beach,Punta Cana will be the least disappointing.
Old Sep 12th, 2002, 10:06 AM
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We're a couple of thirties something ...just comming back from Punta Cana ( 1st time) staying at Natura Park resort ,LOVED it ! Plan to go there again this Winter.That was one of our most enjoyable trips
Old Sep 20th, 2002, 03:06 AM
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Hey stop knocking the Dominican Republic. Its a wonderful place to go .We have been to the Riu Merengue and had a fabulous holiday and it was spotlessly clean. We went to the Luperon beach resort and the Casa Marina and last year we went down to Punta Cana to the Riu Bambu and once again had a wonderful time. W ehave never felt intimidated or afraid when leaving the complex and the peopl are the most friendly I have ever met. I would never be reluctant to go again. Please dont give it this bad publicity. There are daangers in every country. Just be alert and you will be ok.
Old Sep 20th, 2002, 05:32 AM
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Not everyone is as rich as you. If you could afford to go to Bermuda why did you go to the DR? Obviously it is going to be poor in comparison. Doh!!
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