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Dreams Dominicus La Romana

Dominican Republic - La Romana

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Envision this: you're hunkered down on a comfy lounger, the Caribbean purrs before you in all its turquoise glory. Your ... More

Customer Rating 104 Reviews
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3.8
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3.8
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4.2
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3.3
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4.1
3.8 out of 5
"This was an amazing trip for our graduating Seniors' sons Easter break vacay. From the moment of arrival at this luxurious resort, we were warmly greeted with friendly smiles, cool spa like facial hand..." – WillDoItAllOverAgain
74 out of 122 (61%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.8
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3.8 out of 5
"This was an amazing trip for our graduating Seniors' sons Easter break vacay. From the moment of arrival at this luxurious resort, we were warmly greeted with friendly smiles, cool spa like facial hand..." – WillDoItAllOverAgain
74 out of 122 (61%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
New, pretty resort. Night show Nice beach walks. Steep beach 400 yards from no danger The other resorts swimming while we couldn't no filter here, just beautiful
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October 10, 2018
Dream Dominicus: Fluency in Spanish is essential..

3 women 4 night 5 day Preferred level stay at Dreams Dominicus in La Romana We flew into the Santa Domingo airport, we were promptly met at the airport for our transfer to the resort. 1 hour 15 minute transfer which we expected. Upon arrival at the resort, we checked in and were instructed to wait while they readied our room. I went to the bathroom and discovered the Preferred club room with food and drinks. Since we were hungry after a day of travel I asked if we could wait in there rather than at the reception desk. It wasn’t initially offered to us. When we were finally taken to our room (45 minutes later) we realized that one of us would need to sleep on a pull-out sofa or 3 of us would need to squeeze into the King bed. We asked to either upgrade or down grade from our suite accommodations that was listed as appropriate for 3 adults. Initially we were told the resort was fully booked, then with persistence we were shown an upgraded option for an additional cost or down grade. I was told that the down grade option was a difference of $50 per night by our assigned butler after he spoke in Spanish to a manager by phone. We opted to down grade. At this point we had been at the resort for 3.5 hours. We were hot as we hadn’t settled into a room yet and didn’t change, we are tired, and still hungry. I was told we would need to then go back to reception on the other side of the resort to fill out a form for the down grade. I was initially given a form about sustaining an injury . I refused the form, the reception clerk said it was the wrong form and they would bring the correct form to our room. They brought the form to our room for signature which I signed. I discussed that the butler told me I would be reimbursed the difference in cost with the person who brought the form. Once settles in our room and unpacking we realized there was sand in our drawers that hadn’t been cleaned properly. Housekeeping came and cleaned out the drawers but I had great difficulty in explaining the concern due to the language barrier. Positives: The resort was quiet, clearly not at max capacity. The grounds are beautiful, the food was excellent, and the spa treatments were phenomenal. The language is predominately Spanish which made it difficult to communicate with waitstaff, housekeeping, and management, this should be noted on the Cheap Caribbean website so customers who don’t speak Spanish could opt for staying at the Dreams La Romana instead. On our last day, I asked to speak with a manager to inquire about the promised refund for the down grade in room category. We were presented with an invoice of charges in Spanish and paso currency and told the manager was in a meeting. The manager was unavailable and in a meeting on our 1st night as well. I insisted on speaking to a manager. I was eventually told by the manager who spoke perfect English that the form that I signed on our 1st night was my voluntary agreement to down grade and that no compensation would be issued as it was my choice. The women that I spoke with on our 1st night and our assigned butler were both present during our checkout. I asked our butler about the figures he wrote on a piece of paper showing a $50 dollar difference in price and that he said I would in fact be reimbursed that amount after he spoke to a manager. I also asked the women who I spoke to who had me sign the form on our 1st night about our discussion of the monetary compensation before I signed the form. She informed me that she told me she would send champagne to our room but did not tell me I would be given a monetary reimbursement. I will never return to this resort. I felt lied to and manipulated. I had previously stayed at the Dreams La Romana and had an amazing experience which is why I chose another Dreams resort thinking the experience would be the same. The staff spoke at Dreams La Romana speak English, the room and resort was exceptionally clean, and the check in and Check out process was expedited. Dreams Dominicus pales in comparison and I will not return or recommend this resort. I travel extensively and have never encountered such treatment. I was significantly disappointed by the entire experience.


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From: Massachusetts
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 30, 2018
Horrible Experience

Dreams Dominicus not to be confused with Dreams La Romana which is an exceptional resort. Dreams Dominicus was a total disappointment this is my second time staying in a Dreams Resort and this one is ruining the brand. To start off we payed for the preferred upgrade and it was a complete waste of money the preferred option is not recommend in this resort the preferred club is 0.5 miles from the beach and the transportation that they provide takes years to get to the preferred club because they only have two golf carts. Also I had to request the minibar upgrade and the turndown service for my room which is something that should be done with out any quiestions this took 4 days and over 5 calls to the front desk to get it done, after all that the room keep up and the turndown service was mediocre to say the least. There's is zero pool or beach service no one comes to ask if you need something to drink you have to chase them down at the beach, at the relax and preferred pool is just one bartender obviously that person can do everything so you have to go get your own drink unlike the other seems resort which serve your every needs this resort is completely under staff and mismanaged. Then is music and activities very repetitive and the music that is good or varied last for about 30 minutes on a good day, the music in the in the main pool the supposed dj would come in the morning hit play in a playlist that was the same boring song everyday and disappear for the rest of the day not a welcoming atmosphere. The food in the World Cafe that is supposed to be the staple of the resort is just pathetic same food every single day with different names same beef ribs eyes and chicken and pork nothing changed for two weeks, and then chaos hit when the hotel got a little booked there was zero plates in the buffet during dinner time and the personal was running around with out any direction only to find out the supervisor was outside the cafe on the phone, the chef of that kitchen super boring, and they rant out cheese, so no pizza or pasta that night the lines to get your food cooked where endless just a total mess. In the morning of that weekend there was one cook to do creps, omelettes, and fried eggs three different sation so one of the guest decided not to wait and started cooking their own food a total lability for the hotel. The food in the preferred club breakfast and lunch is super limited so you won't find all the stuff you normally would assume is their. In the preferred that by the beach same thing happens the bartender have supper bad attitude and the food is awful, this place is so disorganized that they rant out of BBQ ribs one day and when asked they said they could get any more when they had plenty in the buffet that's for everyone, no exclusivity at all. The dress code is ridiculous at the world Cafe you need to where a shirt with sleeves, no tank tops allowed, during lunch and breakfast when your either going to the beach or your in the pool many people are turned back and have to do the walk of shame back to their room to change. The next thing is the restaurant service is horrible the employee have bad attitude they are not very hospitable, on top of that we were given dirty cup and uncooked food. On the Dominican day celebration that they are supposed to do every week according to my butler Joan Manuel they sever they same food from every day but with a twist they put some food outside by the pool to make it harder for you to eat it, plantains, fried cheese, and salami a repetition of another day so sad. Now to talk about that butler service I got for complaining to Patricia Alvarez the manager of sales that was in charge that night, the butler service sucks not because the guys are bad but because the hotel is so understaffed that they have them doing other things like stocking the upgrade minibar, when I asked one of them to bring me icream to the beach he said that I could go get it my self at the world Cafe because he was decorating a room. That's not the service I've gotten before these guys should take some notes from Danny G at Dreams La Romana. If I didn't call the butler then they never called me to check and see if I need anything. To finalize this nightmare our bed had bed bugs and for some reason and our baby got bit in the face and the arm. Now I do want to point out one employee and that's Jose Martínez this guy's attitude and drive make this dysfunctional run he make magic and trust to show the people around him so that it get a little butter he should be running the hotel.


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From: Miami FL
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 25, 2018
Not enough staff

The hotel is good but they need more staff at the restaurants pool and beach...the services is too slowly because is only one employee for place and a lot customers.


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From: FL
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 4, 2018
Wow!

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. If you stay here I suggest getting a room on the lower level. There are no elevators so you have to really climb a flight of stairs to get to your room if you’re on level three. Also walking from your room to the restaurants is kind of long but it was all worth it. The restaurants they had weren’t good. I stayed at the buffet because they just had better food there. The beach is beautiful BUT they had a lot of rocks so watch your step before stepping in. The pools were perfect, and the spa is worth it. The workers at the resort really made the experience in Santo Domingo worth while. What I didn’t like is that they didn’t play any music, the club was Whack, the Pool closes at 6pm. So after that they play spa music. Which was a downer. But other than that my stay there was fantastic. This resort is really for families, and older couples.

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From: New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

488 spacious rooms with a furnished balcony/terrace, bathroom with shower, luxury bath amenities, hair dryer, 24-hour room service, cable TV, A/C, ceiling fans, telephone, mini-bar, CD/DVD players, alarm clock with MP3 docking station, private safe, iron/ironing board and unlimited connectivity.

Room Details

Deluxe Tropical View
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Deluxe Suite Tropical View
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Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View
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Preferred Club Deluxe Swim Up
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Preferred Club Suite Tropical View
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Preferred Club Two Bedroom Family Suite Tropical View
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What's to Love

As of June 2018 you can bring your furry friend along!

Champagne and icy towels that set the stage for the bliss that's ahead.

The Italian-inspired architecture + manicured gardens - Mediterranean seaside paradise.

Fresh tropical fruit available from noon-4pm. Now that's delish take-away.

Explorer's club (kids 3-12) with sand castle competitions and arts & crafts.

Red Cross certified staff supervise the aforementioned club. A relief, right?

The Hydrotherapy circuit and State of Bliss spa package. Spoil-worthy.

The delicious fun of windsurfing, catamarans and kayaks. (A fee, but dive in!)

Watching a movie on a blanket on the sand under the stars. Dreamy.

Private candlelight dining on the beach. You in?

 

What We'd Change

This kid-friendly resort has lots of families, so you're kids are going to have a blast. If you need quiet time, head to the spa.
 

Why You Should Go

It's 20 minutes from the La Romana airport - Beach Eden is just a heartbeat away.

It's close to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon.

There are beach and pool aerobics - get wet, wild and exercise-y.

Connecting rooms are available, so it's great for families.

When you come in from the sun, you can cool down with ping pong and board games.

Check out snorkeling and the PADI diving center. (A fee. But worth it).

For something totally different & to make you feel small, there's a giant chess board.

Set sail on boat and fishing excursions. There's a charge, but you'll be hooked.

How about dance and Spanish lessons? It's free and only requires feet & mouth coordination.

World-class golf is near, for a fee. But playing on these greens is Bucket List Worthy.

Available Amenities

  • Beach Bar
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Game Room
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Kayaks ($)
  • Windsurfing ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Fitness Center
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Dreams Dominicus La Romana

Los Melones 23000

1-809-221-0303

Hotel Description

Dreams La Dominicus La Romana: Unlimited-Luxury® & Unlimited Awesomeness

Envision this: you're hunkered down on a comfy lounger, the Caribbean purrs before you in all its turquoise glory. Your kids are off on a (supervised) treasure hunt and your fresh, frosty cocktail just arrived. You want to read your new book, but the epic seaside Mediterranean architecture and fringy palms are so beautifully distracting that all you want to do is meditate on how perfect this moment is.

The Dominican Republic is where you can find your bliss. When might we expect you?

Dreams Dominicus La Romana has everything you have ever wanted in an all-inclusive family getaway, and so very much more. There's a name for all this awesome - Unlimited-Luxury®. Here's a snapshot of what you get:

  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits (applies to natural fruit juices and soft drinks, too. All you can drink).
  • Daily maid service - go ahead, leave your bed unmade.
  • Oodles of daytime activities, theme parties and live nightly entertainment. Par-tay!
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Pool and beach wait service. (Chilled beverages at your beck and call). .
  • No wristbands. (You're not at a sleepaway camp).
  • No gratuities, unless you are so moved.
  • The Sip, Savor & See program lets you to wine/dine at sister properties including Now and neighboring Dreams resorts.
  • Free Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity - mobile app that lets you stay connected, that is, if you want to.


DINING

Time to get your gourmand on at these nine stuff-yourself-worthy nosh spots: French cuisine, steakhouse (Churrasco-style), Pan-Asian, Italian, international cuisine, pizza & snacks, beachside grill, and last but not least, Coco Cafe for coffee and yummies. Gluten-free options available. Bonus: At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night. Beach appetit.

World Cafe
Type: Buffet
Hours: Continental Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Open-air buffet restaurant featuring theme night specialties.
Dress code: Casual.

Himitsu
Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte Pan-Asian cuisine features with a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Portofino
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte Italian specialties in an elegant atmosphere.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Seaside Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving grilled and seafood specialties.

Bordeaux
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: Gourmet French restaurant.
Dress code: Men must wear slacks.

CoCo Cafe
Type: Cafe
Hours:Daily 24-hours a day
Description: Grab a coffee, tea, or pastry and relax in this cafe.

La Trattoria
Type:
Pizza & Snacks
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Pool-side snacks and pizza to go.

Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill/Snacks
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken.

All hours are subject to change.

During the low season, some restaurants will not open every evening, but will operate on a rotating basis.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

No matter what vibe you're looking for, it's gonna be a righteously good time at these seven drinking spots: main pool, theatre, swim-up, lobby and barefoot beach bar. We lift our coconut drinks to you.

Rendezvous
Daily, 10am-1am.

Showtime
Theater bar. Daily, 9:30pmpm-10:30pm.

Barracuda
Daily, 10am-6pm

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Sugar Reef
Daily, 10am-11pm.

Desires Music Lounge
Daily, 10:30pm-2am.

Mermaid Bar
Coming soon. Daily, 10am-6pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Here, you can wander for hours along a private stretch of a pearly white beach. For you next adventure, head to one of three pools (with sun decks), one of which is a massive infinity pool. The kicker: all the pools have lights at the bottom that when lit look like a reflection of the dreamy Caribbean night sky.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Water aerobics
  • Beach/pool volleyball
  • PADI diving center (additional charges apply)

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Ping pong
  • Dancing/Spanish classes
  • Giant chess
  • Movies on the beach

Golf
Four 18-hole professional golf courses are near the resort: Teeth of the Dog, Dye Force, The Links and La Estancia.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi and free international calling with the Unlimited Connectivity mobile app - you'll never lose touch with anyone.

SPA SERVICES

Dreams Spa by Pevonia offers a complete menu of hydrotherapies and other rejuvenating and restorative treatments. Daily, 8am-8pm.
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massages
  • Swedish saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Pressure showers
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa lounge with light refreshments


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

This resort offers a variety of wedding packages. Please contact the resort directly for more information.



CHILD CARE

The Explorer's Club for kids offers supervised activities for ages 3-12 years old. The Explorer's Club staff is certified in both CPR and First Aid. Parents can get a pager should they be needed for any reason. Daily, 9am-10pm.
  • Playground
  • Sand castle contests
  • Story telling and music
  • Treasure hunts
  • Arts and crafts
  • Indoor game room
  • Video games
  • Big screen movies on the beach
  • Weekly campouts

Teens:
The Core Zone for teenagers 13-17 offers sports and games. Located in the sports area, supervision is provided by the resort's Entertainment Team. Daily, 9am-midnight.

  • Sports and games for teenagers
  • Ping pong
  • Foosball
  • Xbox®, Playstation®, Wii®
  • Social events including DJ mixers
  • Snack bar with non-alcoholic drinks


SMALL DOGS WELCOME

For a $65 fee at all Secrets Brand resorts, you can now bring your furry friend who is under 22lbs (10kg.) along for your beach vacation!

Included in the fee: dog bed, food and water bowls, dog toys, waste bags, dog towel and a "dog-in-room" door hanger to let those around you know your furry friend is in tow!

Additional dog amenities available for a fee.

Additional restrictions apply.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Dreams Dominicus La Romana is about an hour and a half from Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3:00 pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Spring Break Policy
Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type and the Wholesaler hereby acknowledges this policy.


Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Resort Update
We would like to inform you of an important pool enhancement project set to begin at Dreams Dominicus La Romana. The upcoming required maintenance will cause the property's activities pool and main infinity pool to be inaccessible for a period of time. However, guests will have full access to the relax pool and Preferred Club pool to ensure they are not inconvenienced during this maintenance.

To prioritize the avoidance of guest interruption, the enhancements will be completed in two phases, ensuring all resort guests are always offered three pool options to enjoy. The main infinity pool will be inaccessible from October 12th - 30th and the activities pool from October 31st - November 10th. As mentioned, during these times the relax pool and Preferred Club pool located in the elevated Preferred Club Family Section will be available to all guests. Additionally, the property has invested in the construction of false walls to isolate all possible noise, dust and visual impact.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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