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Blue Bay Villas Doradas - Adults Only - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Buffet leaves something to be desired but otherwise very pleasant.

I recently stayed at the Blue Bay Villas Doradas – Puerto Plata, DR. I arrived on 11-May-2017 and left on 15-May-2017. I am writing to warn potential future customers about my experience. I have submitted this review in advance to both Orbitz and Blue Bay Resorts to allow them a chance to response prior to my posting here...but they have not responded. 1. I made the reservation through Orbitz.com and specifically reserved a “Superior” room because the Blue Bay website states that all Superior have a whirlpool tub. When I checked in on 11-May-2017 I made it a point to state that I had reserved a Superior room. The person at the front desk agreed that is what I would be given. The room I received, room # 8108, included only a walk-in shower. No tub. Additional details supposedly included with a Superior room were also missing such as turndown service, extra towels and bed linens, robes and slippers, etc. I had really been looking forward to relaxing in the whirlpool tub and I feel cheated and misled by the Superior room description and what I was given. 2. On 2 separate days the bathroom did not have hot water for showering. On 12-May-2017 I had to alert the front desk twice before someone arrived to fix the hot water. On 14-May-2017 I had to call the front desk 4 times before someone finally arrived to fix the hot water. In all my years of visiting various hotels I have never been forced to waste so much time waiting to take a shower. This was very frustrating and should b

I love this hotel was there with my girlfriend had the most amazing time of our life we spent 8 nithgs room very nice the food delicious and nice pool also i recomend it a lot i am planning to go again in september .

When we did the booking through Orbits they advertised that the room comes with Wifi. That was not true , they made up excuse that the contract was finished with some company , and if you need wifi you have to pay for it and it is expensive. The food is not all that , I was sick twice from eating there. The alcohol they serve is the bottom of the bottom, any drink you order they put couple drops of alcohol the drinks taste like water. Rowdy customers at night door slamming , and loud talking every day at 2 am , it rained two days I had leak in the room got my bed wet. I rate this resort at 2.5 I do not recommend. To get to the beach you have to walk across a bridge and you get hassled by people who try to sell you things they come bother you all day even when you say no the first time management do not do anything about it. Do not give any deposit in cash to any activity they try to sell you if it rains and you want out they tell you they do not have the money just to try to go the next day.

This hotel exceeded our expectations by far. As far as pros and cons go, the only coins I have is that the main pools close very early by about 8 p.m. there is no entry into the Main pools there is a spa pool that is open until 11:30 but it is very small and there is no jacuzzi / hot tub. Johnathan G at the front desk is absolutely outstanding as far as service and professionalism go, he will go above and beyond for you every day of your stay.

The staff was great especially the bartenders and wait staff. The beach is great. There are a lot of locals trying to sell you stuff on the beach, but if you dont want it a simple no does the trick. The rooms could be a little bigger. Love that is adult only. Get the platinum package if you want to drink top shelf liquor or there is cash bar for that. Food is good.

We had a bad room that flooded, internet cost $60/day per device and you have to pay to use the safe in your room. Deeply disappointed and moved to another hotel.

The staff at front desk should already have the type of package you purchased, we got a standard room when we purchased a superior and after waiting for it to be 3pm for check in we still waited an extra 20 minutes. We were asked to wait at the restaurant because our time was 8:45 and not 8:15 but another couple came in saying their dinner was at 8:45 and we were with a person from animation and he said to that couple that they had to wait and they said no we are from Spain and sure enough they were allowed in before us... we definitely made a complaint.

The place its unbelivable gorgeos cleanles shines and beutiful the crew are cordial and friendly.

We will definitely be coming back! We enjoyed all the activities( bike riding tour, water aerobics, ping pong, pool games and etc).

Heavy rains for most of trip but staff keeps you busy if you want. Entertainment is very good at night.

I'm really writing this for the bar staff at black and white bar who were really friendly and attentive Araceli's Wendy and Miguel were are diligent in making our stay a great one

This is a smaill 3 stars hotel. Thats the first thing you need to know, so dont try to compare to those 5 stars hotels in the area. The hotel is very basic, with three pools and three restaurants. Close to the beach. But the most important part of the hotel is the staff, the staff will do everything to make you feel comfortable, they make the experience 10 times better. My overall experience was marred by the room, I have to change room 3 times in two days! First the AA dinde work, 2nd was dirty, but they get it right the third time. Even though the 3rd room was good, it just too much to change rooms three times in a two nights trip. Pro: 1- Best staff you will find in any hotel 2- Best drinks too. The preparation of drinks in most hotel is awful, but not in this case. They prepare the best drinks you will find in any All Inclusive hotel in DR period. 3- Very Close to the beach. 4-Can I say the staff again? Con: 1- Didnt like the restaurant, very poor menu 2-The rooms were awful (they got it right the third time, but it was a little too late) 3- They close the pool by 7:00 PM 4- If you're young, they arent a lot of things to do after 7 PM, you will be bore to death Overal: Its a 3 stars hotel, so you cant go expecting 5 stars facilities. The facilities, the food and the rooms might be 3 stars, but the drinks and the staff are top notch and will make your stay much much better. From me they get a thumbs up and I will recommend this hotel in the future

Excelent hotel Excelent food and the staff was very friendly

This hotel fell short of our expectations. They do not give you the feel that they truly care about their guests. While facing the beach, venture to the left of the hotel property for beautiful crystal clear waters and personal snorkeling adventures. I would NOT recommend this hotel. The adults only option was what initially drew us to booking this facility. Please do not be enticed by the free concierge service.

This was the first getaway for my fiancé and me. The staff was warm, friendly and very helpful. The resort was well maintained. The other guests were pleasant and we all got along. The animation staff was great. They interacted with everyone and aimed for pleasing with all the activities they had each day. The a-la-carte restaurants are hard to get reservations for and the food was not great. We enjoyed eating at the buffets throughout the day. Having to pay for wifi surprised me but it wasn't terrible, since we were on vacation and wanted to unplug from technology. Overall, it was a great vacation and I would definitely go back!!

Arriving by car at 2:55 pm, we were not checked in until 3:45 pm. Other guests received a complimentary drink and hot towel, but we only got a drink after about 35 minutes. Our room had no chair or table, otherwise was comfortable. Bath towels tickets seem to be a problem at all resorts. When we were leaving we left the bath towels in the room, but while at the desk to check out we had to go back to the room and deliver the towels at the the towel desk to get the cards to give to the checkout clerk. Food was excellent at the buffet. We did not visit any of the special restaurants. No kids around was nice, which give us plenty of time to socialize, especially at the pool bar. All in all a fair experience, but issues at check in and check out were irritating.

I love this hotel and have been here more than once, only thing I wish was that the pools were opened 24 hours versus closing at 6pm, which is extremely early

I really enjoy staying there, rooms were cleaned, staff friendly & helpful, being an Adults only resort we really relaxed and enjoyed our vacation. What I like most, was the food ! I've been in many resorts all over Dominican Republic, including some so call 5 stars, Blue Bay had the most delicious food I ever enjoyed at a Resort. One negative comment, when we arrive the Electricity went off for a couple hours, a couple times. Other than that, excellent Resort !

Hotel was great because it was an adults only resort with a great spot on the beach. There was a problem during check-in since the resort limits the max room occupants to 3 people but we were able to get the situation resolved with the supervisor (Rusbel) who was very helpful. Food was decent and the resort activities were great.

Playa Dorada 538 Puerto Plata Puerto Plata

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Playa Dorada
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Blue Bay Villas Doradas - Adults Only - All Inclusive places you next to Playa Dorada Golf Club and within a 10-minute walk of Playa Dorada. This 245-room, 4-star resort has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 4 restaurants. It's on the beach and also near Fun City and Lorilar Ranch.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Relish the international cuisine at Las Garzas, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All 245 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Blue Bay Villas Doradas - Adults Only - All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a sauna, outdoor tennis courts, and WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Platinum Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Gold Deluxe

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Silver Deluxe

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Blue Bay Villas Doradas - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Everyone (13) Couples (93) Business (2) Family (10) Friends (25) Other (14)
3

dedicated staff in great setting.

Couples

Buffet leaves something to be desired but otherwise very pleasant.

By , from New York on Jun 5, 2017

1

misleading, terrible, do not stay here

Everyone

I recently stayed at the Blue Bay Villas Doradas – Puerto Plata, DR. I arrived on 11-May-2017 and left on 15-May-2017. I am writing to warn potential future customers about my experience. I have submitted this review in advance to both Orbitz and Blue Bay Resorts to allow them a chance to response prior to my posting here...but they have not responded. 1. I made the reservation through Orbitz.com and specifically reserved a “Superior” room because the Blue Bay website states that all Superior have a whirlpool tub. When I checked in on 11-May-2017 I made it a point to state that I had reserved a Superior room. The person at the front desk agreed that is what I would be given. The room I received, room # 8108, included only a walk-in shower. No tub. Additional details supposedly included with a Superior room were also missing such as turndown service, extra towels and bed linens, robes and slippers, etc. I had really been looking forward to relaxing in the whirlpool tub and I feel cheated and misled by the Superior room description and what I was given. 2. On 2 separate days the bathroom did not have hot water for showering. On 12-May-2017 I had to alert the front desk twice before someone arrived to fix the hot water. On 14-May-2017 I had to call the front desk 4 times before someone finally arrived to fix the hot water. In all my years of visiting various hotels I have never been forced to waste so much time waiting to take a shower. This was very frustrating and should b

By , from Boston, MA on May 19, 2017

5

nice people great food incredible staff

Everyone

I love this hotel was there with my girlfriend had the most amazing time of our life we spent 8 nithgs room very nice the food delicious and nice pool also i recomend it a lot i am planning to go again in september .

By on May 16, 2017

2

wrong advertizing

Everyone

When we did the booking through Orbits they advertised that the room comes with Wifi. That was not true , they made up excuse that the contract was finished with some company , and if you need wifi you have to pay for it and it is expensive. The food is not all that , I was sick twice from eating there. The alcohol they serve is the bottom of the bottom, any drink you order they put couple drops of alcohol the drinks taste like water. Rowdy customers at night door slamming , and loud talking every day at 2 am , it rained two days I had leak in the room got my bed wet. I rate this resort at 2.5 I do not recommend. To get to the beach you have to walk across a bridge and you get hassled by people who try to sell you things they come bother you all day even when you say no the first time management do not do anything about it. Do not give any deposit in cash to any activity they try to sell you if it rains and you want out they tell you they do not have the money just to try to go the next day.

By , from virginia on May 13, 2017

5

absolutely paradise

Everyone
Small pool Beach 360

This hotel exceeded our expectations by far. As far as pros and cons go, the only coins I have is that the main pools close very early by about 8 p.m. there is no entry into the Main pools there is a spa pool that is open until 11:30 but it is very small and there is no jacuzzi / hot tub. Johnathan G at the front desk is absolutely outstanding as far as service and professionalism go, he will go above and beyond for you every day of your stay.

By , from Gardner, Ma on Apr 30, 2017

4

adults only on the beach

Everyone

The staff was great especially the bartenders and wait staff. The beach is great. There are a lot of locals trying to sell you stuff on the beach, but if you dont want it a simple no does the trick. The rooms could be a little bigger. Love that is adult only. Get the platinum package if you want to drink top shelf liquor or there is cash bar for that. Food is good.

By , from boston on Apr 24, 2017

2

last resort

Everyone

We had a bad room that flooded, internet cost $60/day per device and you have to pay to use the safe in your room. Deeply disappointed and moved to another hotel.

By on Apr 1, 2017

3

from desk/our dinner at el pescador

Everyone

The staff at front desk should already have the type of package you purchased, we got a standard room when we purchased a superior and after waiting for it to be 3pm for check in we still waited an extra 20 minutes. We were asked to wait at the restaurant because our time was 8:45 and not 8:15 but another couple came in saying their dinner was at 8:45 and we were with a person from animation and he said to that couple that they had to wait and they said no we are from Spain and sure enough they were allowed in before us... we definitely made a complaint.

By on Feb 26, 2017

5
Everyone

The place its unbelivable gorgeos cleanles shines and beutiful the crew are cordial and friendly.

By on Jan 29, 2017

5

the hotel was incredible! rooms were very clean.

Everyone

We will definitely be coming back! We enjoyed all the activities( bike riding tour, water aerobics, ping pong, pool games and etc).

By , from Boston MA on Dec 13, 2016