Located 37 miles from Santo Domingo, the Occidental Playa Real hotel is a mid-size facility that is well equipped. The setting is unpretentious.
Established in the heart of Juan Dolio's tourist area, south of the Dominican Republic on the Caribbean coast, the Occidental Playa Real is located 37 miles from the capital city of Santo Domingo (within 50 minutes). Las Americas international airport of Santo Domingo is located 22 miles away (half an hour).
The Occidental Playa Real is a hotel of decent standing. But its architecture and its beach are far from deserving to be on a postcard. However, the accommodations and the facilities of the Playa Real hotel are very adequate. The advantage: the hotel is within an hour's drive from Santo Domingo, the capital city and still offers authentic Dominican ambiance.
The Occidental Playa Real consists of 4 massive buildings, without any particular charm, established on the seafront. In total: 391 rooms. The services (swimming pools and restaurants) are near the rooms. On the other hand, do not expect a sublime environment. It's not a Caribbean cliché.
The Occidental Playa Real offers spacious rooms. All well equipped, conforming to international standards, they have a marble bathroom with a bathtub and a hair dryer, air conditioning, a telephone for international dialling, satellite TV and a safe (extra payment).
The four restaurants of the hotel offer quality cuisine. Especially the a la carte restaurants - Mexican, Italian and gourmet, that serve grilled foods or seafood dishes, not included in the "all inclusive" service. The international buffet at Los Cocos has a different culinary theme every night and if the taste is not always what you expect, the quantity and the variety won't let you down.
The private beach of the Occidental Playa Real is quite large, bordered by coconut trees and equipped with deckchairs and sunshades. However, the colour of the sea is a little disappointing. All the same, the water sports centre offers many activities.