La Romana

Catalonia Gran Dominicus


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Family: Kids 6 and under Stay Free.

The Caribbean is awaiting your arrival so that you can experience an unforgettable vacation on the south coast of the Dominican Republic at the all-inclusive Catalonia Gran Dominicus. The beaches and vegetation are stunning and the infinite horizons will leave you breathless. Located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country, specifically on Bayahibe's white sand beach, the scenery will amaze you. This all-inclusive resort is located just 25 minutes from La Romana Airport and 62 miles from Punta Cana International Airport.

The Catalonia Gran Dominicus has been designed for you to enjoy your stay with various sports and leisure activities plus an array of delicious food and cocktails to keep you satiated. Beautiful tropical gardens, which you can view from all of the rooms, surround the Caribbean villas, which form the hotel. All of the rooms are spacious, welcoming, and feature soft decor in tropical tones.

The attractive theme restaurants allow you to visit the Far East thanks to the tempting Teppanyaki cuisine. Try exquisite Italian a la carte dishes. Discover genuine Mexican dishes and enjoy the specialties of the steak house in American surroundings. Moreover, the complex includes five bars where you can enjoy all types of Caribbean cocktails.

For the more active guests, a daily program of activities in several languages (in the pool and on the beach) is available. Some of the activities include aerobics, volleyball, water gymnastics, tennis, soccer, petanque, ping-pong, and archery. If you prefer to play in the water, try non-motorized aquatic sports (snorkeling not included) and test scuba diving in the pool. If you love to dance the night away and play after dark, experience the Discotheque and nighttime entertainment with shows every night in the theater. The Children's club (3 to 12 years) and Junior Club (13 to 17 years) are also available to keep the kids and teens entertained.

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HOTEL LOCATION
120Km (1 hr 30 minutes) from Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo, 20 km (20 minutes) from La Romana Internacional Airport and 70 Km (45 minutes) from Punta Cana International Airport.
Address: BAYAHIBE
LA ROMANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-221-6767
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Freshwater swimming pool with different sections for activities, children and jacuzzi.
Golf: C
closeby
Catalonia Caribe Golf Club (18 hole) and Catalonia Cabeza de Toro (9 hole)
Holes: 0
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: beach football, basketball, football field
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Catalonia Gran Dominicus features nine restaurants, five bars, disco, theatre and spa. Beach: Overlooks the white sandy beach of Bayahibe.
Total Rooms: 415
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
ROOM TYPES
GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Exterior, welcoming comfortable rooms that offer 1 king bed or 2 doubles, A/C, a full bathroom and furnished terrace or balcony. They also offers free internet access, free safe deposit box and other basic amenities. Garden views.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
PRIVILEGED HONEYMOON
Discount for spa and romantic dinner, 30 minute couples massage, courtesy picture and special gift. In room bottle of chilled sparkling wine, fruit and chocolates upon arrival. Special honeymoon decorations. Privileged services.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
PRIVILEGED DELUXE
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
COMFORT ROOM
Comfort guest bracelet, beach towel service in room, discount on spa treatment (reservations required), discount on romantic dinner.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
PRIVILEGED SUPERIOR
New furniture and decorations. Privileged services.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
SUPERSAVER
Exterior, welcoming comfortable rooms that offer 1 king bed or 2 doubles, A/C, a full bathroom and furnished terrace or balcony. They also offers free internet access, free safe deposit box and other basic amenities. Views will vary.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
DINING
There are 8 Restaurants at Catalonia Gran Dominicus:
El Taino - Buffet restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
La Toscana - Serves Italian cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
El Mariachi - Air conditioned restaurant serving Mexican specialties. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
Rodeo Steak House - Air conditioned restaurant serving steak specialties. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
Ceperie Bretonne - A la carte during the day. Salty and sweet crepes Informal dress code
Snack Terrace - A la carte snack service with beautiful ocean view. Open air beachside restaurant, open during the day only with informal dress code. Only available to privileged guests.
Terrace Tapas Restaurant - Open air beachside restaurant. A la carte dinner offered to privileged guests. Casual dress code and romantic environment.
Pizzeria Sorrento - Enjoy Italian cuisine and wood fired pizza. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Open air pizza buffet for lunch. Dress code is informal for breakfast and lunch and casual for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Beach volleyball, pool volleyball, petanque, table tennis, archery, soccer, dance classes, scuba lesson (in pool), water aerobics
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
disco, nightly shows, three theme nights weekly by the pool(weather permitting)
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Kid's Club open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Junior's Club open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (ages 13 to 17 years old).

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Catalonia Gran Dominicus Low Key High Quality
DAVID R.
Mar 10 2014
located in Bajahibe, far frow the crowds of Punta Cana, a beautiful property staffed by beautiful people. Wonderful beach and calm Caribbean sea- service of very high quality. The property is not as large or as fancy as some in the DR, but for relaxation, good quality food, nice rooms and truly exceptional service this is the place, for me and my family.
Customer Rating: 

acation Ever
DOMINICK C.
Nov 01 2013
This hotel should be removed from Apple Vacation destinations. We were in two different rooms which both had a leak, one from under the wall and the other from a light fixture in the ceiling. It took 45 minutes to check in with only 1 person in front of us and towels were not provided in the room as promised. The food in the buffet is almost not edible and the food in the ala carte restaurants is mediocre at best. Your Apple representative, one Reginaldo Morel was of absolutely no help and wouldn't even give us a telephone number to call for assistance from Apple. He should be fired as he does not represent what we have come to understand over the years as good service. We are long time users of Apple Vacations but may indeed seek out other options for our next vacation. In fact, we should be provided a credit from Apple for at least one half of the cost of our vacation. We prefer that you contact us to discuss the matter.
Customer Rating: 

Gran Dominicus
JOSEPH W.
Oct 04 2013
Check in was very slow and they were not very helpful. Our room was nice and close to the pool and beach however my sunglasses were stolen on the first day. The alcohol was poor quality and the food was mediocre at best but the entertainment staff was fun. The beach was beautiful.
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7 Day All Inclusive Vacation to Catalonia Gran Dominicus
MEGHAN E.
Sep 18 2013
The Apple Rep's we encountered before and during our trip gave nothing but excellent customer service. The hotel was beautiful, I felt like I was living in a garden. Our priviledged suite was very cozy. The refrigerator didn't get as cold as I would like. All beverages were at cool temperatures. When we did a turn down service, I would specifically ask for more bath towels, beach towels, and washcloths. Every time the maids would come, they did not give us new washcloths. This was annoying! There was always a lot of tiny ants crawling around the sink area. Our toilet needed to be plunged twice during our visit. Sometimes walking around the resort you could smell the septic sewer, which was gross! The entertainment staff was always doing something all day and night to get guests to have fun. Whether dancing, water aerobics, or nightly shows. The bartenders were always nice. The women staff at the Crepe restaurant on the beach always had attitudes. Sometimes the staff in the priviledged section weren't very attentive to something as simple as making sure we had water to drink. The buffet always had a vast variety of great food to choose from. But since this is a tropical island, and most of the restaurants were open, we encountered many birds, flies, and other insects hovering all around the food. I avoided the dessert and fruit sections completely because of this. The Rodeo Steakhouse food was disgusting; my least favorite out of all the places to eat. Terrace Lounge was my favorite; food was absolutely exquisite. The beach area was always clean. The pool was at the right temperature. The staff at the Priviledged Lounge area were always very helpful. We did three exursions: Outback Safarai (A DEFINITE MUST!!!), Marinarium (AMAZING!!!), and Zip Lining! We enjoyed all of them!!! I was really disappointed in the Alegria Spa. We got a couple's massage and facial. I kept telling them I wanted deep pressure with my massage, and they basically rubbed my skin like they were applying lotion. It was a waste of money. The facial was very mediocre; I've had way better facials in the U.S. I would avoid the Spa altogether!!! We went to the Disco one night. It was empty, aside from 2 other couples. We asked the D.J. to play a song. We waited 15 minutes, and our song never came on. You would think that since it was dead they would play our request. So we immediately left. We did get sick during our stay. We had diarrhea for 1.5 days. We aren't sure how we got it!
Customer Rating: 

Wonderful place for couples
EMILY R.
Sep 18 2013
Biggest negatives: we had ants in our bedroom (do NOT leave any fruit juice or food on any counter anywhere - make sure it gets into the trashcan immediately if you're done eating); and the romantic lobster dinner on the beach took FOREVER, and my boyfriend and I were served our lobster after 6 tables that had gotten there AFTER us had been served. However, beyond these two things, this was truly a great, affordable place for us to spend our first vacation together! The privileged room was lovely - beautiful bed, balcony, and bathroom. I don't know what the other standard rooms looked like, but this one was beautiful. The shows at night are definitely worth going to (the entertainment staff are amazing dancers, not so great at lip syncing), and the disco is super fun at night, just consider taking salsa lessons before you arrive! The beach is stunningly beautiful with very nice, lukewarm water, very soft sand, and a little bar to keep that drink cup full. They also offer yummy crepes at the bar for your snacking pleasure. Overall, I'd 100% recommend this resort. The staff are sweet and kind and very helpful, and they deserve every penny they earn.
Customer Rating: 

Relaxing Vacation
MEREDITH R.
Sep 17 2013
This hotel while not especially high end provided exactly what I wanted and needed. The food and beverages weren't phenomenal but if you are looking for a quiet resort with a beautiful beach this hotel is it. Private sections of the beach are one big reason to upgrade to the premier package. The staff was kind and always willing to help out. If you are looking for a place to party with tons of good booze and five star food I would look elsewhere. Still the resort was quiet and the beach was beautiful.
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Great trip for a great price!
MORGAN L.
Jul 25 2013
My boyfriend and I recently returned from our first vacation with Apple. We bought a deal off of LivingSocial throgh Apple Vacations to Catalonia Gran Dominicus and what a fantastic trip it was! We received the best treatment from the hotel staff, an upgrade to a Priviledge room, and traveling was a breeze! Apple had coordinated all transportation to and from the airport, and had an agent at the hotel to help us pick our excursions. The all-inclusive deal was great- we did spend more for tipping the staff, as well as extras we wanted on the trip (i.e. excursions, spa packages, additional dinners). I would 100% reccommend the hotel to anyone who is looking for a great value, beautiful beaches, and a memorable time. The staff at Catalonia Gran Dominicus were awesome-from the front desk, the fun bartenders, entertainers, serves, etc. I have never seen so many happy people who seem to love what they do and are so nice to everyone they speak to. While we were a young couple, there were more families there, so if you are looking for a "party scene" this is probably not the best place to go. But if you are wanting a great get-a-way with an amazing beach, delicious cocktails, and a welcoming staff this is the place for you! Our vacation lasted 7 days, and if I could have stayed for 7 more I would have!
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GLENN W.
Jul 08 2013
The staff were wonderful. We had two rooms booked. My children got turn down service with chocolates every night. We only got it once and we were on the same hall. The showers in our room had little to no hot water or pressure. A complaint to the "privileged" concierge resulted in increased pressure but not the hot water. This was not an issue for others traveling with us. The beach was nice but had a very steep incline to get to the water. Since we were traveling with someone with mobility issues, she could not get down to the water or out of the water without considerable help. The pool however, had a zero depth walk in area that was great for handicapped people. We had expected all the restaurants to be open each night, but that was not the case. Restaurant food was better than the buffet food. The restaurants were all open air, and the desserts at the buffet were not protected. The birds were eating the desserts all the time and no one was even trying to shoo them away. Needless to say, we all stayed away from the buffet desserts. We had to ask for wash cloths and extra towels. The maids did not always replace exactly what they took, leaving us with out wash cloths most of the time.
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DOMINIC S.
Jul 07 2013
We let the hotel know it was our honeymoon vacation and they still put us in a room with two beds. Additionally, after arriving in the early afternoon, they took until 5:00 pm to open up a room for us. Also, it was not made evident that our dinners would be limited to only four restaurant meals and the remaining nights had to be at the buffet which is not as good. The bar service was excellent. All the drinks were made fresh from real fruit juices and the servers were very friendly and welcoming.
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MERY W.
Jun 30 2013
Hotel is beautiful with beautiful and clean beach. The rooms seem to be newly decorated, but certain things, such as broken phone line, broken electric outlets, and my parents room Was without AC for 2 days. Not enough entertainment, especially at night for young single adults. The staffs were great and service was excellent. The food were overall good.
Customer Rating: 

Great Stay!!
NICOLLETTE Q.
Jun 08 2013
Everyone was incredibly nice and helpful! The food at the restaurants was amazing. The food at the buffet was ok. The room was beautiful, the pool and beach amazing! There are lots of different activities to do at the resort and they always try to keep everyone entertained.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Family reunion in Gran Dom
severinecjmurdoch, Dubois, Wyoming
Mon Jan 08 06:58:43 EST 2018
Fabulous week with my family: group of 18! Only issue was water (or lack of it) in bathroom for 2 nights. Was fixed but a bit rough not to have water. Super nice staff. Great food and cocktails. And let’s not forget the afternoon crepes!! All inclusive is the way to go

Very nice hotel, but annoying split between guests
Hati D,
Sun Dec 24 11:02:04 EST 2017
Nice hotel , on a very beautiful place. The transfer from Punta Cana airport took around 45 min. Check in was fast and the reception team was kind and helpful. Rooms- nice size, but very updated. Cleaning- not the best, which we had. Food -good choice of bars and restaurants. Our favourite place was Ma-loo bar and the Italian restaurant. Animation- can’t comment as it was mostly orientated for Italians/French (80-90 % of the guests). Most of the animation team doesn’t speak English at all. Beach -gorgeous. There were some damage from the hurricane, but still was beautiful. Negative- the split of guests to privileged and not. Very annoying. If we will go back to this hotel again- NO

Mixed feelings
olgaUA, Kiev, Ukraine
Fri Dec 22 07:05:12 EST 2017
PROs: -Loved the grounds and tropical greenery-the hotel is pretty old but with a tropical hacienda-style charm. -The hotel is not too big and easily walkable even with smaller kids. -The kids entertainment is cute but mostly done in Italian/French or Spanish. -Was choosing the place to have the calmest waters and kids-friendly beach. Almost hit the target. In December the sea water was very warm and almost all the time little to not wavy at all. There is a coral reef barrier (artificial?) that attracts fish for some snorkelling too. -fine Italian tasting pizza at the beach side restaurant for lunch-time snacks (pasta is good too at this hotel, as it caters for Italians). - good meat dishes at the Rodeo restaurant. CONs: -booked a standard room which was a total nightmare: water leaked from everywhere (air conditioning, sink etc), slippery tile floors made my child fall. The shower was barely working and only had cold water. Room was too old and outdated. That was absolutely not safe to stay with a small child, so got the room upgraded, but it almost killed the first impression. -lots of mosquitoes (rooms too) and no fumigation in sight for the whole week-long stay. -i have some basic knowledge of some European languages apart from English, otherwise your communication will be a little limited here. -lots of smokers everywhere even with kids present (beach, bars). - food selection is just ordinary-nothing outstanding and alcoholic beverages are not well-known international brands when you stay on a standard package.

Not quite paradise
Gragill_13, Middlewich, United Kingdom
Fri Dec 22 04:10:26 EST 2017
The room was comfortable although a little tired. The cleaner was superb and the room was cleaned beautifully each day. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and as we were there just before Christmas the Christmas decorations made it look even better. The buffet restaurant and bar was very good and the staff efficient and friendly. Although the pool was very nice it was difficult to find a sunbed. This was also true on the beach. The worst thing in the hotel was the so called "a la carte" restaurants. We visited the rodeo steak house. We ordered a bottle of red wine outside the all inclusive which was served direct from the fridge, unlike in the buffet restaurant where the house red wine was served correctly at room temperature. Again the plates were cold rather than as in buffet restaurant where the plates were warm. The started was poor in that I had buffalo wings which had hardly any meet. The main course me and wife ordered was steak, baked potato and asparagus wrapped in bacon. The food arrived without the promised asparagus and as the plates were cold we ate what we were given. The steak was OK the potato poor. We could not attract anyone's attention as the guys dressed in black did not appear to be doing anything and the other guys seemed to have little or no English. We discussed going to the other two 'a la carte' restaurants with other holiday makers and we were put off by the fact that they considered the steakhouse to be the best of a very bad bunch.

Staff very friendly
Gordon H, Grand Gaube
Tue Dec 19 08:20:21 EST 2017
We totally enjoyed being here , OK the room bathroom Decore and air con was a little tired , but the overall complex is beautiful well spaced out with lovely gardens beach and swimming pool and Always something to do which the staff worked hard at either entertaining kids ,beach party , beach BBQ , beach Pieala etc or you can just get out the way somewhere . We found all the food plentifull and very well presented and we always went for more as it was such good quality . A possible down side is that this you get a little harresment from sales reps as resort is upgrading and trying to sell I think ( time share ) but we just cut them short and said no thanks . The good side to that tho is things have to be perfect or people won't buy so in my opinion every thing was great WELL DONE I would visit again



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