Hotel Talanquera Beach Resort Hotel 3 star
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Villas Del Mar Juan Dolio San Pedro De Macoris Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic -
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Located at the heart of Juan Dolio, the Barcelo Talanquera attracts clientele with its program of activities and entertainment Offering an all inclusive package, it is good value for money for its category.

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

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    • Hotel Talanquera Beach Resort

      Talanquera Beach Resort   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Talanquera Beach Resort

      Talanquera Beach Resort   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.25 /10

    The hotel is located near the beach at Villas del Mar, in the tourist resort of Juan Dolio, 9 miles from the town of San Pedro de Macoris. It is 22 miles from Las Americas international airport and 31 miles from Santo Domingo (about three-quarters of an hour by taxi).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The hotel is composed of 425 rooms, including 258 with king-size beds, 124 with one or two double beds, 45 with two single beds and 6 with a king-size bed and a double bed. They are located in buildings painted pink that do not let light inside and access is not very pleasant. However, they are all well managed. All rooms are equipped with a bathroom with a bathtub and a hair dryer, a telephone for direct international dialling, satellite TV (ask for remote control at the reception) and a safe. The iron is available upon request at the reception. As for the bungalows, they are small yellow buildings. These are small family apartments, fully equipped, plus a kitchen.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    The entrance to the Talanquera, built in 1987 and renovated in 2003, leads directly to four swimming pools, which are small in size (two pools for adults and the others for children) and three adjacent buildings of two floors each. In fact, the size of the pools is fine, but the visitor crowd is so big that the hotel is literally overcrowded during the weekend, when the Dominicans from Santo Domingo, who do not have a beach, come here for staying. The echoes of Merengue music resound from the two bars, at maximum volume! However, the gardens offer a quieter place to hide away from the bustle. This is where the family bungalows are arrayed. You can access this area by charming stone pathways where you can pass a few flamingos. But even if the outside is green and well equipped, the infrastructure of the hotel has variable quality: the gym, which overlooks the sea, is well ventilated and has a pleasant view, but the beauty parlour is tiny and the two cabin showers are too old to be considered a spa centre...

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The choice is yours. Four restaurants are available to customers, part of the all inclusive service, including a main buffet (with a non-smoking area) under rotundas of stone, which can accommodate up to 400 people. The plastic chairs are a little tightly arranged but the decoration is full of flowers. The long snack bar, has the same decor as the buffet, but again, the merengue music is too loud, as the entrance to the disco bar is located in the dining room. In front of the hotel, by the parking area, you need to cross the road to reach the Italian "Miramare", one of the two restaurants serving a la carte (make a reservation). The "Ecrevise" offers French cuisine, and is not included in the package . Four bars add the finishing touches: two bars are located near the swimming pool, rather large, near the beach and the disco-bar near the theatre.

    Spa 6.7 /10

    The tiny Aslan (Argentinian) Spa offers cosmetic treatments Forte (Romanian) in its four massage rooms. There is no steam room or hot tub and the sauna was out of order during our visit. Note that the spa is located above the discotheque!

    Beach 7.45 /10

    In the shade of almond and palm trees, deckchairs are arranged in great numbers - just the right thing for an extremely pleasant nap. For the rest, like the beaches in Juan Dolio, you will find dark sand, not very fine, and the water is beautiful but not translucent. The strip of sand is not very wide and in places the sound of motorcycles is troublesome. Fortunately, the beach stretches a sufficient distance to avoid a rush during the weekend and offers a little peace.

    To know

    The hotel is very distinctly divided into a lively, noisy part located at the entrance to the swimming pools and a quiet area with a family atmosphere, composed of bungalows in the gardens. In short, there's something for every taste. It all depends on which side your lodging is located!

    Equipment

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

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

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, beach volley, horse riding, golf, kayak, dance, step, bums and tums, water-polo, fitness

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • A good quality vs. price ratio
    • Its gardens

    disadvantages

    • The outdated infrastructure
    • The noisy animation

    Traveller Reviews

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    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      12 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2004 Posted on 2011-11-02 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel moyen au prix abordable. hotel coupé par une route assez passante pour rejoindre la mer, chambre basique. Bref un hôtel sans charme

      • Advantages

        le prix, la formule all inclusive.

      • Disavantages

        hotel de moyen de gamme, bruyant en fonction de la situation de la chambre. la route qui coupe l'hotel est gênante et les repas très moyens

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      • Overall Score 5.57/10