Sosua, Puerto Plata, República Dominicana
"Loved the beach"
Posted by: betsy on May 30, 2014
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"The custom of putting towels on chair's to claim them for the day is ridiculous."
"Milton" Zany, "Flowers" and Angelia on Mar 1, 2009 >
1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Mar, 2009
1019 people found this review helpful
Our arrival went just fine. I have been to the DR a few times so I knew the routine. My driver was there waiting with my name on a card. I was whisked VIP style to the private VIP entrance. Check in was quick and we were in our room fast.
Clean and tidy. Housekeeping every day. My housekeeper learned my routine in one day. She came whenever I left. The bed was very comfortable. Good sheet's great pillow's. Large TV with lots of choices. Hot shower's, So hot you could get burned if not careful.
Restaurants and Bars
The food was OK nothing to brag about, but nothing to complain about either. The restaurants you have to make reservation's for need some help. The food was OK but not anything special. The Mexican was the better of the three.
The beach and pool. Well, all you have to do is look. They have a view any resort would love to have. Sousa beach is a picture postcard.
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
We were there for two weeks and we did a lot of tours. We went on the quad tour, white water rafting, a day trip to Paradise Island, and a jeep tour. All were a great adventure. Remember everything that goes wrong or is out of the norm, only makes for a great story. Just keep in mind you are in a foreign country and S#@T can go wrong. Know your limits. One word of advice book you trip outside the resort. Mel's tour's is all over the area and you will save big money. I was talking to a couple from Canada they were quoted $80 per person for a party of eight to go to Paradise Island, from the resort. I took them to Mel's, and they charged them $55 each. That's real cash. The BS story about insurance is just that BS. The deposit you give when you book is for the Ins. There is no difference booking anywhere. They all go to, and are the same tour's. The only difference is what YOU pay.
My only complaint comes from the guest's. The custom of putting towels on chair's to claim them for the day is ridiculous. The unwritten rule is after six in the morning they send their wife's down to put towel's on a group of beach chairs. Well even this stupid and selfish practice is taken advantaged of. Some do it before they go to bed around 12pm. Then they might not even use the chair's until the afternoon. Not allowing anyone else access to a lousy beach chair. Well I must come clean. My friend's and I usually came home around 3am and would see this nonsense going on. So we would collect towels and return them to the point of pick up. Personal items such as shoes and hat's we simply toss in the ocean. Except for the beautiful Cancun Mexico towels, those we kept. So,so,so, Sorry,,,, NOT
"Loved the beach"
betsy on May 30, 2014 >
1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Mar, 2014 | Leisure | Solo
288 people found this review helpful
I stayed in the Victorian house in March and it was amazing, there were reviews I read online about how this place is not the best place to go on vacation but I wanted to experience it myself and went anyways. The location is great and the hotel is beautiful right from the outside to the inside, the rooms are standard and may need refurbishing but it was still great all the same. The bathroom was great, there was hot water and the room was clean. I would say the hotel manager and the entire staff made sure they explained everything to you and made sure that I had a comfortable stay during my vacation. You will see the beach just about five minutes away from the hotel but the hotel has a pool that you can use. I would say one thing though, all the rooms have amazing oceanic views and I enjoyed every bit of it. I initially had problems with the air conditioning as it was leaking water but my room was changed to a better one where everything was in working condition. The selling point of Victorian house is the location in my opinion; it is close to everything ranging from the beach to grocery store to the bank. They are just a stone throw away from the hotel so there is easy access. Asides from the little air condition problem I had, every other thing was great, reception, staff, meals, rooms and hotel ground was great. I will recommend it to anyone who is interested; I had a great vacation here.