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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotetur Dorado Club Resort Puerto Plata
Not so happy
the hotel was good but if your taking your daughter keep an eye on the fun team which are very randy ie scooby they need some bromide in there tea
I thought the service and staff we great..especially, Danny Boy... he was so funny!!! I went with my boyfriend in August 2003.. now, we were told by our travel agent that there would be alot of nightlife and partying going on, boy was she wrong. This hotel is mainly for families and seniors .. We had an alright time after seeing the beautiful beach .. it could've been better if the staff recommended places to go..
What a holiday!!! I cannot say a wrong word about any part of this place or the people that we met while we were there. We went on the 16th of september for two weeks and it was the best two weeks ever. The rooms were lovely, cleaned at least once a day by the maids who were lovely, very polite and it seemed like they were there all the time.
Dont be bloody knackered, its me again! (scooby)
"Well what can we say!" just back today from one of the best holidays ever!! we're already missing everyone, Danny boy(he,he,he,he) scooby,(dont be bloody knackered) and my fav baby faced shaggy(dont worry be happy) they are what made our holiday one to remember!!!
"we'll be back". ive never known people that work so hard to make your holiday one to remember, they are the best by far!!! From scott (Mr Gigalo) and Mel (Miss Blondie)
Just returned yesterday from Dorado Club. Overall had a great time.
Nightmare time on arrival completing the tourist cards, why you cant complete on on the plane like you do for the states is beyond me! do it before you go from the embassy here. On arriving at the hotel reception was friendly enough, porter took us to our room - oh dear it stank, musty and damp decided we were not going to stay there!Went back to reception where we were given another room rather grudgingly on appearance and odour it was better. However, during the night found small ants in the bed, rather a restless night was had. On getting up in the morning we went to breakfast not much choice and their way of cleaning the table is to use a napkin and sweep all debris onto the floor as well as onto anyone sitting in it's vicinity- not hygienic! We went to the welcome meeting and the rep for Thomas Cook, Charlotte was realy good. We spoke to her and said that we weren't impressed by the hotel and what the problems had been there were still one or two problems with this new room, i.e. toilet wouldn't flush and there was no plug cover in the sink. She said she would speak to reception and get these things sorted and they were but we had decided we needed to move and after having lunch there and an evening dinner we were ready to move - the food lacks variety to say the least. We spoke to several other guests who had had similar problems with their rooms in fact one lady had to move three times because of various things wrong. surely they should sort these problems out before guests get there and if they have a problem with ground floor rooms then get it sorted don't keep making them available for poor unsuspecting guests. When we did leave and hand our keys back to reception the staff were surly and obviously not happy that we had chosen to move hotels but we wouldn't have if they had been up to scratch! To be honest I think I am going to write to the head office of the Hotetur group informing them of the problems they have there. Oh and a word of warning what the holiday brochures don't warn you of is that at weekends the hotels are swamped by the locals who are noisy, rude and arrogant! To be fair the only good thing about the hotel were the entertainment team.
My vacation in Dom-Rep.
hallo friends, since the year 1999 Ihas been enthused vacatons in the Dom-Rep. I spend the second time my vacation 2001 in the Dorado Club resort. That time with several friends. I newly was constructed became pleased us surprised like all also this vacation very well. a very good service very friendly and a maximum at recovery. So I introduce my Vacation. So we want to spend our vacation again in 2004 in the Dorado Club resort, therefore I am happy over regular information of you. With kind regards Guenter Kusch
Just got back from the Dorado Club this morning. Before leaving, the travel agent told us that it was a 4 star hotel----This is not true. It is a 3 star. We visited Breezes (which is a 4 star resort) and we amazed at how much better this one was than ours.The rooms are nice and big and have very powerful air conditining units. The rooms are cleaned once per day and the maids leave flowers for you on the sink, which is a nice touch!The food in the buffet restaurant consists of only about 10 items. It is usualy good (they had rock lobster on Wed and Roast Pig on Sat) but it is simple. If you're looking for a dining experience look elsewhere! You cannot get food 24 hours per day. The restaurant has certain hours. The bar at the beach serves chicken wings, hot dogs and burgers during the day but closes early.The main bar by the pool is ok. The beer that comes out of the tap tastes like cigarette ashes because they don't refigerate their kegs like the other resorts do.
What a DELIGHT !!!! The Location, Food & Staff are 5*. On arrival at the Dorado Club, we were met by Angelo the porter ( one cool dude ) very smart ,polite & speaks excellent english. He loves the sayings like "cheap as chips " "cool as a cucumber" "hot as a bakers oven" etc. Martin in reception......very smart, always smiling, nothing to much trouble. The maids attend your room about 3 times a day & always put fresh flowers in your room. Daniel in the Restaurant with help from Candido, Ramon, Gabriel & all the others always treat you very special. Vito & Ricardo the most efficient & polite Barmen you will ever meet who can serve anything from a shandy to a Mai Tai or Cuba Libre. The entertainment staff ........well what can be said they are nuts !!!!!!!!! Anything they can do to make you laugh & ensure you enjoy your holiday they will do it. Danny Boy ( I go to Alaska...Thanku for comeing......He! He! He! he! ) he is the man who makes it all swing . His number 2 Scooby Doo (Gabriel ) he is always there & is excellent with his Spanish lessons Tip. Never let him score any games & finally young Shaggy a young gentlman & the slightly more sane one of the trio. The hotel is Great ........The complex with its Shopping Centre , 6 Casinos , 6 Clubs & of course Hemminways the finest bar in the Carribean. Try it & you will Clappy Clappy because it is certainly NOT crappy crappy.
I loved the Durado Club. I spent 10 days there, had my wedding and honeymoon all prepared when I got there by there staff. It was the best time of my life. And what beutiful places to go. I loved all the shopping and nature. The cab drivers are abit crazy but what do you expect in a country where a beer is like soda