Colony Bay Resort
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Our trip to the Caribbean went off with a hitch. If it hadn't then we had travelled all that way for nothing.
We flew from LA to Punta Cana and landed late at night. Caught a shuttle to the resort to book in. We had a 'Royal’ suite which included a Jacuzzi and extra living room with supposedly a butler and our own resort pool and restaurant. It was a resort within a resort. Yeehar Good time, good times!!
My last trip to DR turned out to be a wedding in Punta Cana. Don't get me wrong, the location was beautiful. I stayed at the Wyndham Resort and the beach was to die for. They had a pool area and live entertainment at night. The actual wedding on the other hand was questionable. I mean, if your going to do a beach wedding, and a destination wedding at that, make sure your doing it on a private beach. I ...
So my trip to Paradise continues! Yesterday was a pool day where I tried to even some of my tan lines lol! Got to say its looking good. That night we wanted to try something new as far as our evening meal. We found a very quaint and secluded on the beach restaurant called "The Moon". Very nice setting just feet from the beach. Tables and chairs ...
My family loves to travel since we're all so busy with work and school during the rest of the year. That being said, we only go on one trip per year but this time we wanted to do something a little different, so we took a trip for Christmas instead of having the traditional Christmas at home; and what's better than a Christmas on a nice warm beach for a week!
This being said, because its Christmas time it's a little ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colony Bay Resort Punta Cana
We visited Colony Bay from Feb. 8 to Feb. 15th. We were promised the resort was complete except for the Mini Golf and Conference Room. When we arrived we found that was totally untrue. There were many things unfinished. There was no phone system at the resort. You could call out from cell phones provided at the front desk but no one could contact the hotel in case of an emergency. No contact between room as no phones. We had no blankets or bedspreads upon arrival, only a sheet. We were told to use towels for blankets at our Sunquest orientation the next day. The rooms are a 2*, not a 4 1/2*. The lighting is horrible, no peep holes or security chains on the doors to prevent staff from walking in when you are there. No phones to call to report issues, had to walk to front desk to report and get things fixed. No clocks in room and no phones for wake up calls. Air conditioning did not work more than half our week. No hot water for showers 4 of the 7 days. No air or hot water is unacceptable.
There are problems with all new hotels...I totally understand that but when you rely on the tour operator to be upfront and honest about the property prepare yourself for disappointment.
Bonjour à vous tous!!
Je reviens tout juste de Punta Cana, Le Colony Bay!!!!!!!!!!!!
Un vrai cauchemar!!!
Les seuls points positifs sont la mer, la plage et le beau temps.....
Un 4 ½???? Pas vrai!!!!
Un 3 ½ au gros maximum....et ça par comparaison à tous les autres voyages que j'ai effectué avant celui-ci.
Les négatifs, préparez-vous car ça va être long.....
On est arrivé le 9 février 2008, notre chambre n'est pas prête, on a dû attendre jusqu'à 15 :45...le check in est supposé être 15 :00 au max.
On rentre dans notre chambre!!!!!
Sono stata presso il Colony Bay i primi dieci giorni di Febbraio....e sono tornata rigenerata....felice e con la voglia di ritornarci. Il villaggio è magnifico, con una piscina grandissima, una spiaggia vastissima dove fare lunghe passeggiate...Ho viaggiato con i miei amici e devo dire che si è formato un bel gruppo che per 10 giorni ci ha rallegrato.....gli animatori domenicani sono simpaticissimi e parlando un pò di italiano, spagnolo e inglese creano una lieta atmosfera. Il cibo è buonissimo e molto vario, la pizza è ottima e questo per noi è importantissimo visto che essendo italiani abbiamo scelto questa struttura perchè i proprietari sono italiani e quindi hanno il senso della buona cucina!!!! Gli spettacoli serali sono molto divertenti, bellissimo lo spettacolo di Michael jackson e il tropical show. Abbiamo conosciuto anche Alessandro, anche lui italiano e rappresentante dei proprietari e con noi è stato cordialisissimo. I miei amici hanno conosciuto le ballerine domenicane, mentre noi abbiamo molto apprezzato anche il bar in piscina simpatico perchè puoi ordinare drink sia dall'acqua sia dal lato superiore all'asciutto.
We stayed Feb. 4 - 11 and had a great time. We got lucky and were upgraded to a suite, at check -in, as most rooms were not ready or not in proper working order. Ours was simply gorgeous and everything worked perfectly. Others I understand had some legitimate complaints and I'm sure even the resort would probably say that they opened a bit early. I will say that they were making progress every day and I am sure since we left that many more of the issues were taken care of. Having stayed at 5 stars all over the area and in the Caribean in general, I would say that this will probably only ever amount to a solid 4 star. The food was excellent in the buffet areas and the staff tried hard to make up for the other inconveniences. You will undoubtedly see a lot of negative comments in the next short while but as long as you keep an mind that it is brand new I'm sure you will have a wonderful vacation. The pool was lovely, the beach was better than Dreams and although the waves were up, the ocean water was warm and safe to go in. For the money it will be a good resort in the future.
Je reviens tout juste d'un séjour d'une semaine au nouvel hôtel Colony Bay Resort situé à Punta Cana en République Dominicaine. Nous étions les premiers clients depuis l'ouverture le 31 janvier 2008. Nous sommes arrivés le 1er février à 6h du matin après un vol d'environ 4h à partir de Montréal et un trajet d'environ 1h en autobus.
Wir gingen zum Colony Bay am 2. Februar ... ich schaute mir nur gerade deren Website an, weil ich wissen wollte, ob sie behaupten, dass sie einen weißen Strand haben ... sie sagen, sie hätten einen. Das war meine erste Enttäuschung: Sie hatten keinen. Wir hatten einige Probleme mit unseren 3 Zimmern - es lohnt sich aber nicht, die zu erwähnen. Es sind Sachen die passieren, wenn man die erste Person ist, die im Zimmer übernachtet. Ich war nicht in den größeren Resorts, aber für ein kleineres Resort war es nett. Mein Sohn musste in seinem Träumen ins Fitnessstudio gehen, da das im Colony Bay noch nicht fertig war. Wir reisten am 9. Februar aus dem Resort ab und die Geräte wurden dann gerade aufgestellt.
we went to the colony bay feb2..i just checked their web site to see if they claim they have a white beach and they say that they do.my first disappointment was that they did not.we did have a few problems with our 3 rooms no point mentioning them because they are things that happen when your are the first person to stay in that room.i have not been to the bigger resorts but i thought it was nice for a smaller resort.my son had to use dreams gym to work out because colony bay was not ready.we departed from the resort on feb9 and the eqiupment was just being set up.