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Last night there was a very loud thunderstorm so didnt get much sleep, although Im glad I didn't experience anything like that when I was in Guaymate with the tin roof! Had breakfast and as there aren't many tables for everyone I shared it with the Argentinian couple from the tour. Got to chat to them more in Spanish, there were some things I didn't ...
... the water was a bit choppy so I can see why they don't recommend it for people with back problems!
Our first stop was to see if we could spot any iguanas at some rocks - no luck unfortunately. Then we went strsight to a beach called Canto de la Playa. When we arrived there was already a small boat there but it soon left so we had the whole beach to ourselves. We had drinks and then I went snorkelling. The water is so clear ...
... backpack! Only trouble I had was I got my backpack wedged in between the seats on the guagua to Bayahibe from Romana so took me a while to get out at Bayahibe! The hotel I'm staying at is really nice, staff are very friendly and it's a bit further out of the way from the main street so it's bit quieter, can still hear music blaring in the distance but not as noisy as most ...
... t far away, but it was not where we wanted to go. This is the trouble with not speaking the language of the country you are visiting. We said no no and tried to explain the other place, one of the guys seemed to understand and so he lead the way, and they brought us to a shopping mall with a cigar shop. Once again we told them this wasn't the place, but we thought we might as well get rid of them because they suck at knowing where we wanted to go.
Stephanie and ...
Well after a day at the beach we decided some pampering was in order. We had the owners private Massage Therapist scheduled to come to our Villa at 3:30pm. She does one hour massages for $25! This is what Steph thought of her massage posted on her FB page.
"The massage girl just left the villa. $25 an hour! What a deal! Plan on
getting at least one more before I come home! A little different than
they do in ...
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My husband and I were there for 7 days, December 4-11 2002. The week before our trip, we were ready to cancel because of the negative reviews we read on this and other sites. We finally decided to take a chance and make the best of it since we didn't have much time to plan anything else. We were pleasantly surprised. Arrival at the airport was smooth and we expected the 50 minute ride to the resort so we were prepared. Check in was quick. We were greeted with a drink and cold towel which was very much appreciated. The grounds were beautifully kept. We felt like we were in Paradise. We didn't get the oceanview room that we requested because they didn't have any available at that time but were instead upgraded to a suite. We were pleased with it but had a problem with the shower and a day later we did get the room that we originally requested. The food was great. We never had a bad meal. We expected the worst after reading the reviews. The service from all was in fact excellent. They always seemed willing to please and I truly believe that attitude has a lot to do with outcome. We did go to the casino but stayed away from Keno and didn't have a problem. The shows were very enjoyable and the sax player was the greatest. I read the review of the person that stated that they were robbed. Well, they weren't robbed --their room was burglarized! There is a difference. It makes it sound like they were mugged on the grounds. It is true that the screen doors don't lock, but again, why would you leave the room with out securing your belongings and securing the doors. This can happen anywhere and you learn to take precautions wherever you are. Overall, I would highly recommend this resort. We plan on returning soon. I also recommend bug repellant. Sometimes you don't feel the bites until the next day.
Don't get me wrong, the resort is beautiful, the food is pretty good and the people are as kind as can be (considering 9 of 10 don't have a clue what you are saying in English). However, we arrived at the resort and set our bags in the room to have a look around. We returned to the room, about 20 min. later to find our room had been broken into by way of a screen door with a lock that didn't work. All cash & cell phone gone. After speaking broken Spanish to security to no avail, we spoke with most of the mamgement. They had no sympathy, stating that our belongings should have been in the safe (the size of a breadbox). My boyfriend & I have worked in hospitality for years. If we ever treated our guests like that we would be fired & blackballed from the industry. The management reminded us each time that we weren't in the USA ... lesson learned.
Watch Out, but enjoy!!!
The hotel was incredible with top rate service. The people are so friendly and always willing to help out. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, but have one bit of advice for those going. The casino will cheat and we caught them. My wife and I along with 12 other couples catch the casino cheating and never recieved our money back. The hotel did not care and was unwilling to help us since the casino is seperate. I just want you to beware of the casino, but the rest of your stay will be incredible. If you also experienced this problem please contact me so we can get the lawsuit started. Thank you and enjoy.
We were presently surprised. The Royal Uvero Alto was much nicer then we had anticipated. We've been to many carribean destinations and hotels and this was the nicest one we have been to so far. Even the travel agents we met who visited 36 resorts in the Dominican in one week said that Royal Uvero Alto was the nicest adult only on the Island.
4 of us stayed at Uvero Alto for a week in May 2001...it was the absolutely most gorgeous resort I've ever seen! It was complete luxury, but at such an affordable price. When we went, there was hardly anyone else there, which was great because we had the run of the place. Staff does not speak much english, I recommend brining a spanish/english dictionary! Pools were amazing, excellent beach, tons of activities, good excursions, great resteraunt diversity, room was always clean, mini bar was filled up everyday (incl. rum & beer)...I just can't say enough good. You will love it!
My wife and I just returned from our 8-night honeymoon to the Dominican Republic. I'd like to qualify my remarks by saying we've traveled to Mexico, Bahamas, Australia, NZ, Hawaii, and Europe. We are 27 years old, healthy, and enjoy outdoor activities.
Luxury in Paradise
We loved the resort & plan to return.The only thing I reccomend is do not forget the bug repellant.
Treated royally at the Royal Uvero Alto
We have traveled the world and have enjoyed spas all over and this vacation was among the best for rest and relaxation. The services at the Spa were comprehensive and maticulous. The property was expansive and immaculate. The room sizes were extremely adaquate with a king size bed and in room jacuzzi. The food was plentyful and very good. The beach went on and on forever and great for boogie boarding (if you're so inclined, otherwise walk around the point for calmer waters). The beach was quite and restful, heard music only when the exercising was going on in the one of several pools. Husband enjoyed the topless scenery (not for everyone and most are descrete about it). Would go back in a moments notice! No Children.
We have been 3 weeks there (yes, as European this is possible;-). So this should be quite representative.
The Royal Resort Uvero Alto was absolutely exceptional.We have NEVER been to a more beautiful resort. The staff and service were A#1.
Never have we felt more pampered or catered to. I cried when I left.We feel we have been spoiled for life.I seriously doubt that we could ever find a more luxurious destination. If possible- plan your trip around a full moon. The 2 hour horseback trip along the beach at night is something I will never forget. (This trip is only offered during full moon.) The weather was great. The food very good. Room accomodations excellent. What more can I say? The pictures on the net and travel brochures do not do this resort justice.You must see this one for yourself. We HIGHLY recommend it!!!