Hotel Viva Dominicus Palace Hotel 4 star
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Playa Dominicus Bayahibe, Dominican Republic -
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Located 17 miles from the Romana, the Club Viva Dominicus Palace is a hotel with a certain luxury and peace. It is the elegant and quiet alternative to its neighbour, the Dominicus Beach.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 7.75 /10

    Located on the Caribbean coast in the southeast of the Dominican Republic, near the Eastern National Park and opposite the islands of Saona and Catalina, the Club Viva Dominicus Palace is located a few miles from the small fishing village of Bayahibe. It is located 17 miles from La Romana, an important urban centre, and its international airport Punta Aguila (25 minutes). Las Americas international airport of Santo Domingo is located 71 miles away (within one hour and forty minutes) and the airport of Punta Cana is 62 miles away (within one hour and a quarter).

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The standard rooms are spacious (about 323 ft²) and located in buildings of three floors, serviced by an elevator. They comply with international standards and have air conditioning, a refrigerator, satellite TV, a bathroom with a shower and a bathtub, a free safe and a large balcony.

    Overview 8.20 /10

    The Club Viva Dominicus Palace, built in 1999, opens onto a large lobby, a modest and pleasant space. The 330 rooms are housed in two long buildings, plain and massive, and overlook the natural lake, the swimming pool, the garden or the Caribbean lagoon. Reserved for customers of the Palace, the small swimming pool offers a pleasant and quiet space of relaxation. It looks directly onto the beach and the view of the turquoise waters is superb, but you should not be too demanding about cleanliness. Inevitably, sand is everywhere!

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    You can choose to dine at any of the seven restaurants, all included in the price! All this is offered at the Club Viva Dominicus Palace. However, you should know some details about them. Three restaurants are located on the site of the Palace: the La Yuca buffet, the Chinese Bambu restaurant (air-conditioned, black marbled tiling and benches) and the Italian restaurant, La Scala for which you will need to make a reservation. The latter boasts a beautiful decor with draperies of opera-red. The other four restaurants (the La Terrassa buffet, the Roca grill, the Viva Mexico and the Pizzeria) are situated at the Club Viva Dominicus, next to its inferior neighbour.

    Beach 8.45 /10

    A sea of true Caribbean colour, a lagoon of turquoise blue... the beach of the Club Viva Dominicus Palace is surely blessed. It is a pity that it is a little bit small. Equipped with deckchairs, it is perfect for sunbathing and having a quick dip. Located on the seafront, the diving club offers many activities, including water skiing, often prohibited in Punta Cana.

    To know

    The Club Viva Dominicus Palace is the high-profile "brother" of the Club Viva Dominicus in Bayahibe, located next door. It is intended for couples who aspire to a peaceful rest. Nevertheless, "palace" is a too strong word to describe this hotel of massive architecture. It offers good facilities, but shares some infrastructures, like restaurants and a nightclub (the Locura), with its neighbouring hotel which is more vibrant and less chic. Following the announcement of the failure of tour operator Marsans in 2010, the treatment of some of the clients at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace left a lot to be desired. Panic-stricken by the announcement of the group's liquidation, the hotel's management turned to the clients and asked them to pay upfront for their holiday! Their passports were confiscated, they were denied access to their rooms and to the restaurants and most slept in the lobby or in the gardens. A woman seven months pregnant, suffering from contractions, was seen to be refused access to her room while a diabetic gentleman was accompanied to his room only after fierce discussion. Worse still, confronted with the anger of the guests and the stress caused by this sudden turnaround, the hotel did not hesitate to call in the police and certain holiday makers were driven to the station, handcuffs around their wrists. Elder guests were forced to sleep on benches. This behaviour is of course totally unacceptable, shameful and irresponsible. It is for this reason that we are taking off two points from this hotel and strongly encourage readers to compare the full hotel offering in the Dominican Republic before reserving this establishment. If however, you are still interested in stay at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace, make sure that your tour operator is in a solid financial position before making your reservation.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, keep fit, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, beach volley, sailing, kayak, dance, step, bums and tums, archery, water-polo, surfing, windsurfing, fitness

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The access for disabled guests.
    • The lagoon blue sea.
    • The hotel's location.
    • The possibility to use the facilities of the Club Viva Dominicus.

    disadvantages

    • The architecture.
    • The small swimming pool.

    Traveller Reviews

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    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2014 Posted on 2015-01-19 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Tres bon rapport qualite prix pour cet hotel avec diverses possibilites de repas le midi ( 3 restos et snacks ) et restos sur reservation le soir ( ne pas louper le resto mexicain , un regal !!!)

      • Advantages

        Emplacement , repas corrects avec diners a theme au resto principal

      • Disavantages

        Jus de fruits pas terribles

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Baliaé B. Baliaé B.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2014 Posted on 2014-10-03 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Très bel hotel, très belle plage. Animation au top. Nourriture et cocktails délicieux.

      • Advantages

        des vacances exceptionnelles au mois de janvier

      • Disavantages

        le wifi est hors de prix

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      • Overall Score 7.71/10
    • Léa P. Léa P.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2012 Posted on 2014-09-05 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Un hôtel super, de très bonnes animations. Le cadre est très propre. Possibilité de faire de nombreuses activités, cet hôtel dispose de plusieurs piscine, plusieurs bar et restaurants. Nous en gardons tous un très bon souvenir. Les employés ont toujours le sourire, il y a des cours de danse, des stands de tatouages, de la plongée... GENIAL

      • Advantages

        Propre Animations au top Activités Nourriture Accueil Politesse des employés

      • Disavantages

        Il n'y à rien à redire

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      • Overall Score 8.14/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      4 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2012 Posted on 2014-06-04 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        très bon hôtel mieux que punta , bayahibé c'est super ! la chambre reste correcte pour destination, c'est pas un *** français ! mais un bon **

      • Advantages

        avec des enfants c'est nickel le café est très bon !

      • Disavantages

        faut rester à l'hôtel pour pas être sollicité beaucoup d'italien qui se croient chez eux à la fin c'est fatiguant

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      • Overall Score 8.71/10
    • Estelle B. Estelle B.  
      9 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2013 Posted on 2014-05-23 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Hotel très bien positionné, plage magnifique. Le personnel hotelier parle un peu français par contre les animateurs sont essentiellement italiens. C'est un peu dommage quand on voyage avec des enfants mais ils ont largement de quoi s'occuper sans aller au mini club ! Je conseille d'aller, quand l'ambiance italienne devient trop bruyante, à la piscine qui est tout au bout de l'hotel Dominicus Beach : il y a une enclave française avec le club lookéa et la piscine est assez peu fréquentée !!!

      • Advantages

        Le site très vaste qui permets de ne pas se "marcher" dessus. La diversité des restaurants

      • Disavantages

        Hotel très orienté clientèle Italienne ce qui est parfois un peu fatiguant....

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      • Overall Score 8.71/10
    • Audrey C. Audrey C.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2014-05-23 Entre amis - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Viva Wyndham est le meilleur hôtel pour faire la fête ! Activités, ambiance, spectacle, soirées dansantes et discothèque, il n'y a rien de mieux pour passer de super vacances festives au soleil dans un endroit si paradisiaque !

      • Advantages

        - Repas à volonté - Nombreuses activités - Ambiance de folie - Super accueil - Endroit paradisiaque

      • Disavantages

        - Pas de gel douche ni de gant

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      • Overall Score 9.29/10
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-05-21 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Ce luxueux hotel va ravir les plus pointilleux. Ses nombreux restaurants à thémes vont donneront envie de tous les tester, le personnel est au petit soin pour chacun. votre coeur chavirera entre la plage et la piscine, c'est un endroit paradisiaque, tout y est présent !

      • Advantages

        Le all inclusive Le guagua qui vous emménera en ville pour visiter la maison de Christophe Colomb

      • Disavantages

        Il faut le quitter à un moment...

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      • Overall Score 8.29/10
    • Stephanie Z. Stephanie Z.  
      3 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2012 Posted on 2014-01-20 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        très bel hotel avec plusieurs restaurants au choix, nous pouvions egalement utiliser les piscines et aller au buffet du restaurant viva dominicus beach qui communicait avec celui ci, la plage juste en face des piscines vraiment pas deçus!

      • Advantages

        mer juste en face de l'hotel restaurants variés

      • Disavantages

        situation de l'hotel

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      • Overall Score 7.29/10
    • Wasong A. Wasong A.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2013 Posted on 2013-09-26 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        très bon hôtel, les chambres sont spacieuses, la restauration est variée, la plage est super. Hôtel dit international mais les animateurs parlent peu ou pas français

      • Advantages

        très bon accueil, ambiance chaleureuse

      • Disavantages

        manque d'animateurs parlant français

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    • Cristina M. Cristina M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2012 Posted on 2013-09-12 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel sympathique, long sur 2 km (réunissant 2 hôtels du groupe)

      • Advantages

        Très grand espace, vu la longueur des 2 hôtels, pas d'encombrement de personnes

      • Disavantages

        Animateurs ne venant pas assez au contact des clients

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
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