NOT a 4 start, maybe 2....maybe
Posted Jan 26, 2017
I will start out with the positives. Beach was perfect, many palm trees, plenty of chairs for everyone. Nice roped off ocean area for playing in ocean. Sorry, that is all I got for positives. Hotel is in need of serious updates as you use a large key to get into room and that could take several mins as you had to get the key turned "just right". My room had not been cleaned from previous guest, sand in my bed, fridge not stocked, one towel left, low on TP. The safe requires another large key with a padlock. So you need to carry around two large metal keys during your stay. Drinks were poor quality, hard to mess up a margarita but half I could not even drink. Food was pretty to look at, but unless you were a vegetarian, food was very dissapointing and some inedible. With exception to the steak at the steak house, all meat was like eating beef jerky, terribly dry and piled with salt. All prepared food was salt laden to the point I could not eat. The fruit and vegetable were good, desserts were good, but I am a meat eater and could not stomach the meat except the one steak. Servers at the restaurants were good and attentive. Other service was hit or miss, some very rude and others were kind and attentive. We went on two very good excursions, one was The Monkey Jungle, and this was excellent. The other was Hoyo Azule and was very nice as well. Would not return to this hotel, but would return to DR.