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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lobby staff: courteous Hotel activities, amenities and shows : excellent Restaurants staff: very rude We had roaches crawling all over, they clean your room, take ur towels and won't replace them right away. All the buildings are very deteriorated. I expected more from a Italian chain Hotel. I will never book there again.

A 6 day stay wasn't enough but perfect amount to relax. Loved the bungalows and our location.

-Resort Location VERY REMOTE.... -ROOM Furniture DIRTY & STAINED.... -FOOD VERY BLAND & NOT NATIVE Food- Catered towards European pallet. -CONCIERGES VERY PUSHY & RUDE, Wasted 2hrs of our Vacation on unsolicited "Membership Sales Pitch"..... -STAFF ROBOTIC & NOT WELCOMING other than towards Europeans, borderline PREJUDICE & I'm DOMINICAN...... *BEACH was AWESOME!!!!! *Rest. ATLANTIS was a delight...!!!!

The resort was well maintained and staff was quite friendly and accommodating.

Basically this place is like being on a party cruise ship (or what I'd imagine that is like - since I am against cruise ships and being treated like cattle). The first 4 days we had NO A/C! I could have dealt with that - if there was at least a ceiling fan - but - no fan - no breeze. Then to top that off there was a sewage smell coming in the room during those 4 days. The food was not great, but I was always able to find something acceptable to eat. The beach was beautiful and fairly well kept. But we got put in a room with no deck or outdoor space (like I thought we were supposed to get) - which made it really hard to get swimsuits and towels dry... I was there to scuba dive - so it was especially difficult. Also - if you are diving - do not use the hotel dive shops. Do your research and find a good local dive shop - that's what I did - thank goodness!!!

This was about what I expected for an all-inclusive. The food was decent. The drinks were small, but unlimited. All in all, not a bad place.

Meet my expectations. Many things to do: trapezio (super nice), kayaking, shows, disco in the swimming-pool area, excursions (saona island/dominibus) and more. I recommend this hotel.

Going into this trip I had read many reviews. I wish I would have listened. Bayahibe is an absolutely beautiful place but that's about it. The resort did not meet our expectations. First and biggest problem is that they cater only to European customers. Basically if you are not European you will not receive the same attention, activities and services. The infinity pool is where we spent most of our time. Unfortunately since we did not speak French we were not able to participate in any activities. That pool is run by a French tour company and therefore the only language we heard was French. Not only that but since we did not speak French the tour company staff barely even said hello to us. Another issue we found was the upkeep of the property. The pool was falling apart. One morning we went on the beach for a walk and found a dirty diaper and food left from the previous day. This resort could look so much better if it were kept up with properly. The free WiFi in the resort was terrible. Half the time you couldn't even log on and when you did you couldn't even access anything. The air conditioning is our room did not work properly. It was extremely warm until about 2am when it would become freezing in the room. Also smoking was allowed basically everywhere in the resort including in the pool. I was pregnant on this trip and could not find anywhere that I could get away from the smoking. Please listen to this review and DO NOT go to this resort. We love the Dominican Republic and can't wait to go back but we definitely will NOT be going to this resort ever again.

This was a great family trip with our 12 year old. Beautiful beach and lots to do. Staff was ok, but always had their hand out for a tip. Plenty of food choices. Tip: bring your own big cup, as they only give you tiny cups for any drink ( they will fill your own cup if you bring it.

The hotel is great, food is delicious, sea is blue but the staff does not care. Only one lady at the front desk was helpful, the others would just tell you to come later with your problems. I am not a picky person but when it takes 2 days and 5 visits to make a dinner reservation and 4 trips to the front desk to get a third towel for a room with 3 people, 3 visits to get the air-conditioner working, it gets annoying.

We had a garden bungalow. The room was great. Walls are thin so you can hear the other people next door. Location is perfect with a gorgeous beach.

This is my first vacation going to Santo Domingo and had a very good experience. Perfect employees, smiles everywhere and good food. I will like to vist again.

Started off waiting 45 minutes for our room & we got there right on time for check in. Rooms were very clean, bed was comfortable but the A.C was not working & it was so hot. It took about an hour maybe less for someone to come & fix the A.C, which was surprising. I was greatful it didn't take longer to fix the air conditioner. The Bartenders, Christina, Ralphy, & superman were so awesome. We will truly miss them. They will be the only reason we come back to this resort. Overall it was a very clean & nice place but a bit boring. They lack activities, but the 945pm performance show everyday was interesting & fun to watch. After party was a delight but after 1am, it does die down & there is nothing else to do. The beach was okay, needs improvement, but the pools were awesome & my favorite part of the trip. Clean pools & most of the time it was empty of people. Gift shops were way to expensive & so were the activities. The prices were way to high.. My stay length was 5 days & 4 nights which was good enough for me. The food they served was good, just wished they had more chicken & actual Dominican food. Would only recommend this place to my parents or any elderly folks.

Resort a beautiful place to stay, food was horrible. Air conditioner broke, complained four times before getting it fixed.

IT WAS A VERY GOOD HOTEL AND WE HAD LOTS OF FUN.WE WERE NOT EXPECTING TO ENJOYED SO MUCH AND IT TURNED IN A VERY GOOD CHOICE FOR A WEEK VACATION

The food was mediocre. The power went out in the resort. We were stuck in our room due to rain.

The hotel was just beautiful but the absolute best was the beach! Just blue-green water, perfect for swimming. The food was also fantastic. no complaints on the selection and variety. Overall, we had a relaxing time.

It was real fun. The beach is beautiful and music was great. I can't wait to go back.

My boyfriend and I booked this trip based on the reviews, neither of us had ever been and we'd never been to DR so we really didn't know what to expect. The food: The food is very good and always available. The buffet, pizzeria and snack bar are available for walk ins. There are also three restaurants that are included thy require reservations. We ate at La Rica, the Mediterranean restaurant. Our four course meal was included with our booking. The drinks: I was nervous that the drinks would be very watered down, but they definitely were not. You can literally drink from whatever time you wake up until you go to sleep and the drinks are tasty and strong. The accommodations: The room was pretty small but very clean. The amenities: You do not have to leave the resort for anything. Everything you could want is right on the resort. They even arrange for vendors to come on certain days so you can buy authentic Dominican art and jewelry. There's the beach, pools, archery, tennis, trapeze lessons, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling excursions, diving excursions, atv excursions and all kinds of shops. There is a show every night followed by a beach party followed by a nightclub. There are also photographers who will setup a professional photo shoot for you on the beach. The staff: This resort has the friendliest and most accommodating staff I've ever experienced. They are all amazing. They work so hard to make sure everyone is having the best time. I honestly don't know when try sleep. During the day they are teaching games or giving dance lessons. At night they out on the show, lead the beach party and take everyone to te club and danced with us there too. They really seem to love what they do and it makes such a difference. We had the best time and my only regret is that we were only there for 6 days. We're already planning our trip back so we can stay longer.

The hotel is beautiful and the staff make you feel as home

Bayahibe, La Romana Bayahibe La Altagracia

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Dominicus Beach is a short stroll from Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive, and other popular attractions like Bayahibe Beach are within a 15-minute drive. This 712-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 4 outdoor pools, 6 restaurants, and free self parking. Catalina Island National Park is 19.9 mi (32.1 km) from the resort, which is on the beach.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Relish the international cuisine at La Terraza, one of 6 onsite restaurants. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive's 712 individually decorated rooms provide balconies or patios, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and ironing boards.


Property features

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive features 4 outdoor pools, a nightclub, and a children's pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Bungalow, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Bungalow, Garden View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Bungalows on the Beach

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Everyone (3) Couples (22) Family (16) Friends (5) Other (6)
3

bitter and sweet

Everyone

Lobby staff: courteous Hotel activities, amenities and shows : excellent Restaurants staff: very rude We had roaches crawling all over, they clean your room, take ur towels and won't replace them right away. All the buildings are very deteriorated. I expected more from a Italian chain Hotel. I will never book there again.

By on May 2, 2017

Review comment responded on May 4, 2017

Dear customer, We appreciate the time you dedicated to write your remarks about your stay at Dominicus. Your review will assist us in our commitment to improve in all aspects of our operations. We regret not having been able to fulfill your expectations. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you at our resort. Kind regards, Customer care

5

beach bungalows were excellent.

Everyone
Beach volleyball View from our bungalow Our home away from home for 6 days

A 6 day stay wasn't enough but perfect amount to relax. Loved the bungalows and our location.

By , from Pennsylvania on Feb 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2017

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your valuable comments on your family vacation at Viva Wyndham Dominicus. It is very important to us to receive feedbacks and to know that you had a pleasant vacation. Please remember that we will be glad to welcome you back at Viva Wyndham Dominicus. Sincerely, Customer care

2

nice pools & great beach access.

Everyone

-Resort Location VERY REMOTE.... -ROOM Furniture DIRTY & STAINED.... -FOOD VERY BLAND & NOT NATIVE Food- Catered towards European pallet. -CONCIERGES VERY PUSHY & RUDE, Wasted 2hrs of our Vacation on unsolicited "Membership Sales Pitch"..... -STAFF ROBOTIC & NOT WELCOMING other than towards Europeans, borderline PREJUDICE & I'm DOMINICAN...... *BEACH was AWESOME!!!!! *Rest. ATLANTIS was a delight...!!!!

By , from New York, NY on Aug 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Dear guest, We highly appreciate the fact that you took your precious time to write a detailed review. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience of our guests. Reviews like yours serve to motivate us even more. Both your pros and cons comments have been forwarded to the responsible managers, and we assure you that we will bear them in mind. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back and provide you with a great stay showing that we have improved our service for you. Best regards, General Manager Viva Wyndham Dominicus

4

belated honeymoon

Couples

The resort was well maintained and staff was quite friendly and accommodating.

By on Dec 6, 2015

2

cruise ship on land

Couples

Basically this place is like being on a party cruise ship (or what I'd imagine that is like - since I am against cruise ships and being treated like cattle). The first 4 days we had NO A/C! I could have dealt with that - if there was at least a ceiling fan - but - no fan - no breeze. Then to top that off there was a sewage smell coming in the room during those 4 days. The food was not great, but I was always able to find something acceptable to eat. The beach was beautiful and fairly well kept. But we got put in a room with no deck or outdoor space (like I thought we were supposed to get) - which made it really hard to get swimsuits and towels dry... I was there to scuba dive - so it was especially difficult. Also - if you are diving - do not use the hotel dive shops. Do your research and find a good local dive shop - that's what I did - thank goodness!!!

By on Nov 20, 2015

4

dominican republic trip

Couples

This was about what I expected for an all-inclusive. The food was decent. The drinks were small, but unlimited. All in all, not a bad place.

By on Nov 11, 2015

4

awsome trip

Families

Meet my expectations. Many things to do: trapezio (super nice), kayaking, shows, disco in the swimming-pool area, excursions (saona island/dominibus) and more. I recommend this hotel.

By on Jul 30, 2015

2

dissatisfied

Couples

Going into this trip I had read many reviews. I wish I would have listened. Bayahibe is an absolutely beautiful place but that's about it. The resort did not meet our expectations. First and biggest problem is that they cater only to European customers. Basically if you are not European you will not receive the same attention, activities and services. The infinity pool is where we spent most of our time. Unfortunately since we did not speak French we were not able to participate in any activities. That pool is run by a French tour company and therefore the only language we heard was French. Not only that but since we did not speak French the tour company staff barely even said hello to us. Another issue we found was the upkeep of the property. The pool was falling apart. One morning we went on the beach for a walk and found a dirty diaper and food left from the previous day. This resort could look so much better if it were kept up with properly. The free WiFi in the resort was terrible. Half the time you couldn't even log on and when you did you couldn't even access anything. The air conditioning is our room did not work properly. It was extremely warm until about 2am when it would become freezing in the room. Also smoking was allowed basically everywhere in the resort including in the pool. I was pregnant on this trip and could not find anywhere that I could get away from the smoking. Please listen to this review and DO NOT go to this resort. We love the Dominican Republic and can't wait to go back but we definitely will NOT be going to this resort ever again.

By on Jul 22, 2015

4

very good trip

Families

This was a great family trip with our 12 year old. Beautiful beach and lots to do. Staff was ok, but always had their hand out for a tip. Plenty of food choices. Tip: bring your own big cup, as they only give you tiny cups for any drink ( they will fill your own cup if you bring it.

By on Jun 30, 2015

4

resort with uncaring personnel

Families

The hotel is great, food is delicious, sea is blue but the staff does not care. Only one lady at the front desk was helpful, the others would just tell you to come later with your problems. I am not a picky person but when it takes 2 days and 5 visits to make a dinner reservation and 4 trips to the front desk to get a third towel for a room with 3 people, 3 visits to get the air-conditioner working, it gets annoying.

By on May 4, 2015