Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 3.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
Great unit, would recommend
7/23/19-7/31/19 (4 STARS, high recommendation) Hello travelers, I'm just going to break my review down into two parts, the unit and the area
THE UNIT - The unit was outstanding. Looks just like the photos. Very clean. Great Wi-Fi signal!! Cleaning lady was excellent. Pools were clean and never crowded. Great spacious balcony with ocean views. We ran the air pretty consistently in the evenings and at night and came in at about 8 usd/day. (We had family in other hotels nearby that ended up spending close to triple that)
THE AREA - The local eateries (Don Pio), shopping, bus/taxi access were fantastic amenities. BAM was also a great convenience and just a 2 minute walk across the parking lot. The place was very secure 24/7 with guards.
The road behind the hotel was flooded the entire time and unpassable by foot. (you'll only need this road if you are visiting family in neighboring hotels, you'll need to take the beach route) Our biggest gripe, and it was a big one for us was the condition of the beach. The sargassum seaweed had devastated the beach/shore. You would need to go out 30-40 feet from shore to get through the seaweed. It was dense and quite a hassle to get through. It also turned the waters near the shore murky and not the turquoise we were used to. They have full staffs doing everything they can to remove it but its just too much at the moment. We did have excursions that took us to other beaches that had clear water but it would have been nice to have that footsteps from the unit. The seaweed is a huge problem all over the Caribbean and south Florida so be sure to check that out if the beach is a top priority for you and your family. The beach is what prevented this from 5 stars. Everything else was excellent.
The 6 of us were very happy with this unit, It was clean and had most of the immentities we expected. We didn’t have any fry pans when we initially got there, but Renaldo got us one quickly.
It would have been nice to have a washer and dryer but we were able to wash out things in the sink.
We REALLY would have enjoyed having a grill to use, but understand why one isn’t there. Maybe suggest to have someplace where a commmunity grill(s) can be accessed?
The beds where kind off hard and the pillows too small.
Need some sharp knifes...that are actually sharp!
Loved the convenience of the small grocery stores by the complex! Went to them a lot!
The location of your unit was perfect for both beach and pool access. We had a great breeze and only used the A/C one night.
If/when we come back to Domincan, we will definitely see if this unit is available.
Wonderful location, great service
Condo has lovely ocean/beach views from living room, porch and 2/3 bedrooms. Place was clean and neat upon arrival. Property manager easy to reach and responsive. Minute walk to beach and area restaurants. Playa Turquesa was clean and secure. Would recommend!
Beautiful condo. Awesome ocean view. All the amenities you need for a great Vacation
Good Value, Not Perfect
The location is pretty good. Up the coast to the Northwest it seems to be more low-end; I saw the Bavaro Beach from a boat, which is Southeast of this property, and it looks a bit more upscale. The condos are secure. There is a market literally right across the street. All the people I dealt with were friendly and nice.
There were a few things about the condo that were issues for us. The first night we turned on all the AC units and too many lights, and the power went out. This happened 3 times in a week. Wasn't a big deal because the breaker is right by the door and accessible. We just had to make sure not to use too much electricity at the same time (e.g., all AC units plus the washer or dryer, for example). The main bedroom A/C was not very cool. The rooms were well-sized, and I found the beds comfortable, and the condo generally clean upon arrival.
The weirdest thing about the property is that the beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean comes with a sliding door that CANNOT be left unlocked. The design of the door itself does not have an unlocked setting. So, with 3 little kids running around, opening and closing that door, people got locked out, on the balcony, a few times. It creates the possibility that everyone in the condo could be locked out. Then you would be at the mercy of shouting at random passers-by for assistance. Our solution was to leave the window next to the door open just enough for emergency access when one of my kids would lock us out. You can reach the door hardware from the window without climbing in.
There was no water cooler in the unit, but a large, cooler-sized & filled water container was included upon arrival. Other units we saw at other properties at least had a hand pump or an office-style cooler. I had to literally dump water into other containers from the large container. So you'd have to have someone strong enough to do that.
The company renting this unit is Volato. The people are very nice, but you have to go and find them, or email them, or call them. But I expect this is typical. They are responsive. They did return my deposit, and there was no problem with the calculation of electricity use.
I did like the location of the unit. I would consider staying here again.