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Exceptional Value!
Extra Value: Apple Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers included from LRM (and PUJ Airport - Exclusive Vacation Flight arrivals only).
Weddings: Free symbolic weddings. Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Complimentary with a 7 night stay in the minimum required room category (restrictions apply). Click here to learn more.
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the minimum required room category for a minimum of 7 nights (restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, and Eat Free during select dates.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property is Rainforest Alliance Verified and participates in a variety of social activities in the local community, including nursing homes and orphanages. Other green initiatives include participation in Green Week , environmental activities sponsored by the DR Dominican Hotel Association, beach cleaning, recycling programs, and more. A weekly staff newsletter is also circulated to promote environmental awareness.

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, is a world of pristine beaches and lush tropical jungle where couples and families can experience an Unlimited-Luxury® escape. Nearby you will find challenging golf courses and the historic Altos de Chavon, a magnificent recreation of a 16th century Mediterranean village.

Rooms and suites offer an elite style, grand vistas and elegant comforts. Each provides a wealth of carefully chosen appointments, including a daily refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, juices, bottled water and beer and 24-hour room and concierge services. Upgrade to a Preferred Club room and receive exceptional services and world-class amenities.

Numerous daytime activities will allow everyone to experience the getaway of their dreams, whether it's water sports or an afternoon of pampering at the world-class spa. The jungle village of the supervised Explorer's Club keeps your kids totally entertained with exciting games, adventure and exploration.

Your Unlimited-Luxury® experience means unlimited gourmet dining. Eight internationally specialized restaurants serve luscious fare in stunning outdoor and indoor settings. No reservations, wristbands, or coupons are required. Enjoy cocktails at any of seven bars and lounges. Once night falls at Dreams La Romana, more magical moments are created with music, parties, live shows, and the excitement of the casino.

Just another added benefit of staying at Dreams La Romana is the opportunity to tee-off at three of the Caribbean's top ranked golf courses. These courses consist of Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and Links. Additional cost applies.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa is on the south east coast of the Dominican Republic, 20 minutes from the La Romana International Airport, 40 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport and 60 minutes from Las Americas International Airport.
Address: BAYAHIBE
LA ROMANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-221-8880
Toll Free Phone: 866-2-DREAMS
Fax: 809-221-8881
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
Kid's pool, Jacuzzi, and sun decks with shade areas. One swimming pool for Preferred Club guests and one for Preferred Club Adults Only guests.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee required
Cart Fee: Fee required
Club Rental Fees: FEE REQUIRED
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This resort features eleven gourmet reastaurants, seven stylish bars & lounges, three swimming pools, casino ($), World-class Spa and Explorer's Club for kids. Beach:
Total Rooms: 756
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
ROOM TYPES
FAMILY ROOM
828 sq. ft. Private bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with two twin beds. Two full bathrooms. Private furnished balcony or terrace. Up to 2 adults and 3 children, 4 adults and 1 child, or 3 adults and 2 children.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLUB POOL VIEW ADULT ONLY
411 sq. ft. Located in adults only section, guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds and a balcony or terrace with pool views. Bathroom features a double vanity and rain shower. Preferred Club amenities include complimentary internet and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM DELUXE GARDEN ROOM
Features 347 sq. feet room with garden view. Features 1 king or 2 queen beds, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with tub & shower, hair dryer, cofee maker, cable TV, phone, private safe (extra charge), minibar stocked with soft drinks & beer>
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN STE OCEAN FRONT
Suites are 700 sq. feet with separate living room & oceanfront views. Features king bed, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with shower & tub, hair dryer, coffee maker cable TV safe (extra charge), mini-bar with soft drinks & beer.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREFERRED CLUB PARTIAL OCN
347 sq feet room with partial ocean view. Features private Preferred Club Lounge, private check in/out, VIP status amenities, upgraded room & min-bar service, afternoon & evening hors d'oeuvres, complimentary internet access in lounge and room safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM DLX PARTIAL OCN VW RM
Features 347 sq. feet room with partial ocean view. Features 1 king or 2 queen beds, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with tub & shower, hair dryer, cofee maker, cable TV, phone, private safe (extra charge), minibar stocked with soft drinks & beer
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN STE GARDEN VIEW
Suites are 700 sq. feet with separate living room & garden view. Features king bed, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with shower & tub, hair dryer, coffee maker cable TV safe (extra charge), mini-bar with soft drinks & beer.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLUB GRDNVW ADULT ONLY
411 sq. ft. Located in adults only section, room includes one king bed or two double beds and a furnished balcony or terrace with garden views. Bathroom features marble floors and rain shower. Preferred Club amenities include an upgraded minibar and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN MSTRSTE OCNFRNT
828 sq. ft. Preferred Club privileges and preferred location with stunning ocean front view. Spacious furnished terrace. Spacious living room. Marble floors and updated decor. Large bathroom with hydromassage tub. Four poster king bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN STE GDNVW ADULT
828 sq. ft. Located in adults only section of the resort, spacious guestroom includes one king bed, separate living area, hydro-tub in bathroom, and a balcony or terrace with stunning garden views. Guests also other enjoy Preferred Club amenities.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
CD Player
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREFERRED CLUB GARDEN VW
347 sq feet room with garden view. Features private Preferred Club Lounge, private check in/out, VIP status amenities, upgraded room & min-bar service, afternoon & evening hors d'oeuvres, complimentary internet access in lounge and room safe (extra $)
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 8 Restaurants at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa:
Seaside Grill - A la carte restaurant serving grilled specialties. Open for lunch (11:30am to 5pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 10pm). No reservations required. Dress Code: Casual attire.
Himitsu - A la carte restaurant serving Pan-Asian cuisine featuring Tepanyaki grill tables in an elegant Oriental atmosphere. No reservations required. Open for dinner 6pm to 10pm. Dress Code- Casual elegance- men must wear long pants.
Bordeaux - Adults only, a la carte French gourmet restaurant. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Air conditioned. Dress Code: Casual elegance- men must wear long pants.
Jungle - A Dominican culinary experience with assorted food stations. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Dress code: Casual. Open air restaurant subject to weather conditions.
Portofino - A la carte restaurant serving Italian homemade specialties. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Dress Code : Casual elegance-men must wear pants.
Oceana - A la carte restaurant serving Seafood specialties. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Dress Code: Casual attire.
World Cafe - Main International buffet style restaurant. Open daily for breakfast 7am to10:30am, lunch 12:30pm to 3:30pm and dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. Late snack bar from 10pm to 6am. Dress Code: Casual attire (swimwear & bafe feet not allowed)
Olio - A la carte restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine open to all adults during dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults staying in Preferred Club have private access during breakfast (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and lunch (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Casual elegance.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Euro-Bungee, ocean trampoline, inflatable climbing iceberg, ping pong, beach volleyball, Spanish lessons, Merengue lessons
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Movies shown by pool, casino, Desires Nightclub, weekly special outdoor dinner, manager's cocktail party.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Explorer's Club for Kids- Fully supervised club for kids exclusively for children 3 to 12 years old featuring a playground area and daily activities including sand castle competitions, arts & crafts and weekly campout adventure.
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: Fee required
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Core Zone: For teenagers 13-17 years old. Sports and activities organized by the entertainment team in the sports area, board games, teen disco at the sports bar from8:30pm-10:30pm, sports area open for a late night Teen's Disco from 10:30pm-12am.

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3858 Recommend
3858 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa to their friends and family



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'EXCELLENTE'
TigsLancashire, Lancashire
Thu Aug 25 12:39:29 EDT 2016
This was our 3rd holiday to Dreams Resort & Spa, La Romana and I have again reviewed this hotel honestly and based it upon my own opinions. Staff: All staff at DLR are friendly, helpful and fun. If it were not for these people this resort would not be as amazing as it is. Cleaners, gardeners, porters, reception staff, concierge, bar staff & entertainment team all go out of their way to ensure you have the best holiday ever, they just can’t do enough for you, and they are honestly the nicest people I've ever met on a holiday anywhere! Special mentions must go to Dreams entertainment team members Eddy Murphy, Pablo Picasso, Super Joe, Christian (the Italian guy) & Beautiful Bella. Barracuda bar staff Sweet Mama & Evelyn & Marcos (old guy) the Gardener/Pool attendant. Accommodation: We booked the same room type as previous years ‘Deluxe Garden View’ in Block 5. This year we had a ground floor room close to all facilities. We had a ‘super king’ size bed in the room and they brought in an addition double bed for our 15 year old daughter (NOT a put you up style bed) which still left plenty of space in the room. The rooms have plenty of storage, large wardrobe and drawers, I would suggest taking a few hangers if you can, there was only a dozen in the wardrobe, although you can get more, you only need to ask. The bathrooms are spacious with a huge walk in shower (no bath) and all the usual refinements (shower gel, shampoo, soap etc) The Hairdryer was powerful so no need to take your own. The rooms have a large flat screen TV with separate DVD Player (warning will only play US region DVDS), Iron & Ironing Board, Radio Alarm Clock with iPod docking facility, FREE Safety Deposit box and even an umbrella should it rain! Restaurants: The Restaurants are great, with so much on offer that even the fussiest of eaters or those with special diets would find something to eat. The World Cafe (main restaurant) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and caters for all tastes, with themed nights through the week. There’s a special section dedicated to children. There are 6 other restaurants to choose: Seaside Grill for steaks etc. (also open for lunch), Bordeaux for French cuisine, Portofino for Italian food, Olio for Mediterranean options, Himitsu for Asian variations and Oceana for Seafood. There is a snack bar on the beach offering Burgers, Hotdogs, salads etc. and a Pizza bar by the main pool (highly recommended). The French & Italian Restaurants are very busy between 7.30pm – 9pm and you may have to wait a while for a table, try to get out earlier rather than later if you don’t like to eat too late, There is a dress code at these 2 restaurants, men have to wear long trousers. Coco Cafe: Great place to chill out in the late afternoon or after dinner. They serve coffee, muffins, cakes, cookies, sandwiches etc. Entertainment: During the day you can take part in as little or as much as you like, Aqua Aerobics, Water polo, Volleyball, Salsa/Merengue Classes, Rum Tasting, Spanish Lessons and much more. If you participate in activities you are awarded ‘Funny Money’ which you can use during the ‘Auction Nights’ to bid for merchandise from the resort. Entertainment starts from 7.30pm and the shows/concerts take place from 9.30pm. Shows not to miss are The Magic Show, Night of the Stars and the Circus Night, shows are either in the Convention Centre or outside by the main pool. The lobby bar is great to hang out in during the evening, they usually have a musician playing quietly in the background. Core Zone & Explorers Club: Explorers club is for small children, and is like any other Kids Holiday Club abroad, with various activities throughout the day and is open from 9.30am to 10.30pm. The Core Zone has activities including Pool/Snooker, Games consoles, Satellite TV, Foosball, basketball and much more. Although this area is meant for older children/teens, during our stay both younger children and adults where using this facility. Shopping: There are a couple of shops in the resort offering the usual souvenirs and basic items like shampoo, sun lotions, over the counter medicines etc. There’s a clothing store, a Jeweler, and a cigar shop. There is an ATM which issues Dominican Pesos, which you can then exchange for US Dollars. SPA: We didn’t use the Spa, but I heard that the treatments on offer where of a good standard and reasonably charged for. I have a copy of the Spa Brochure, so if you want any info & Prices please just ask. Desires Nightclub & Casino: Open from 10pm – 2am. Mostly used after the evening shows by the night owls, entertainment team are there to ensure you have the best time. Miscellaneous Info/Top Tips: a. Tours/Excursions - There are a wide variety to choose from available through your tour operator or via the booth on the beach. b. Scuba diving trial sessions are available in the main pool c. Beach towels are available to collect and exchange at the beach booth. d. Waitress service is available by the pool and also in the lobby bar, there is no need to ‘tip’ every time, this seems to be an American trait, but is really not necessary, nor do the staff expect it. It is more than adequate to tip at the end of the holiday to those you feel deserve it, we have always done this. e. The hotel has a Photographer on site, who you can book for photoshoots, there is no pressure to have these taken or even to buy. f. Make sure you try the daily alcoholic/non alcoholic cocktails (for kids) they are very yummy!! Miami Vice, Dirty Banana, Passion Wow and Mango Tango to name a few. g. We never had a problem with sunbeds, so no need to get up at silly o’clock to bag the best beds, there are more than enough to go around. Beach Cabana’s are available at $100 per day for that special occasion. h. WIFI is free to all guests throughout the resort, however it can be a bit hit and miss in some areas. i. There is a 24hr doctor on site, if you should need it, hopefully not, and we never have. j. Preferred club – if you want peace and quiet with no kids then this is for you, however if not I wouldn’t waste your money on it, you don’t get enough benefits to warrant the cost. I would highly recommend this resort to all who want to have an amazing time & to make memories that will last a lifetime! We are DEFINATELY going back! More>

BLACK MOLD all over the room (2 week stay Aug 10 - Aug 24, 2016)
olga529, New York City, New York
Thu Aug 25 09:12:27 EDT 2016
My husband and 2 boys (9 and 10 yo) stayed in Dreams La Romana for 2 weeks. I read a lot of reviews on TripAdvisor before our visit and I feel like the reviews don't completely represent the hotel. We travel with our kids every year and are not picky at all. We always find foods that we like to eat and don't stress over little things. Having said that, I must say that this hotel REALLY NEEDS TO RENOVATE THEIR ROOMS. Please SEE PICTURES ATTACHED to support my review. The ROOM: They have a MAJOR issue with BLACK MOLD IN THE ROOMS. There was black mold EVERYWHERE! Bathroom has NO VENTILATION. In the bathroom, there is mold on the ceiling, some mold spots on the wall tile, and on the floor. The stainless steel fixtures all have rust spots. In the room, the AC unit has mold all around it on the outside. I am scared to think of how it looks on the inside. The balcony door curtain has black mold on it. The room itself looks very run down. The wooden drawers are hard to pull out and they get stuck when you try to close them. Even with the AC on all day, the room feels musty and humid. Everything in the room and bathroom is outdated, old and run down. I did not read this in any of the reviews on this site. If I had, I would not have come to this resort. The service: The main buffet (The World Cafe) service was inconsistent every time. Sometimes the waiters would ask you if you needed water and coffee during breakfast pretty fast. Other times you could sit and wait for 15 minutes and noone would come to you or you would ask for coffee and water and it would take them 10 minutes to bring it. At some point, we were almost done with breakfast and still no coffee. Service at the specialty restaurants was a bit better however I don't understand how they can bring your next course without cleaning your dirty dish first. Most of the waiters did this. You finish your appetizer and the waiter brings your soup or main course and then struggles with finding a place to put it on the table instead of clearing the dirty dishes of the table first!!! The Beach: AWESOME! Possibly the best beach we have ever been to. No rocks, no waives, beautiful water. There is a reef you can snorkel to right off the beach (on the right side of the black bridge). Would be better if they had more palapas for shade. People still reserve palapas very early every morning even though the hotel claims they remove the towels from the beach beds (which I've never seen happen). Pools: We are not pool people, so no comments. They look beautiful though and there are 2 pools for everyone and 2 more pools for preferred adults and preferred family only. Entertainment team: Very good. They work very hard and are always around on the beach, pool, and evening. Saw a few shows in the evening which were pretty good. Service at the beach bar: They don't notice you for a LONG time. No smiles either. Look very overworked. FOOD: Main buffet (The World Cafe) - average. For breakfast, we always found something that we liked but since the food is pretty much the same there everyday for breakfast, you quickly get tired of it. Main buffet lunches and dinners: the food was a bit different every day and we always found something that we liked. Dinners at the specialty restaurants were much better than in the buffet. We especially liked the French and Italian (air conditioned). Went to Oilo (Mediterranean) but wasn't all that impressed (the reviews I read rated it the best). Sea Side Grill restaurant is beautiful and overlooks the see. The food there for lunch and dinner is average but the view is amazing! If not for the rooms, this would have been a very enjoyable vacation. I know that you don't really spend that much time in the room, but you SLEEP in it at night and black mold is AN ISSUE! My younger son developed a low grade fever and had swollen eyes after the first week. It might have been an allergic reaction to mold, who knows. Now that we are home, no fever as of yet. Overall: The good - beautiful hotel grounds, beach and sea, entertainment team, specialty restaurants, Not good - MOLDY ROOMS, service at the beach bar and main buffet. More>

Good hotel but could be better
Jeannette Q,
Thu Aug 25 06:13:37 EDT 2016
Stayed for 5 nights with my husband for a short escape to the beach. The beach was gorgeous which is one of the most important factors to us. Overall we Had a good time although it rained for 3 out of the 5 days we were here. The best day we had was an all day excursion to Saona island. It was a gorgeous day and the beach was out of this world. It was so clear it looked like a swimming pool but was much better. The return trip was on a catamaran where we had rum drinks and danced through the sunset until we got to the hotel. We highly recommend this excursion. The hotel and the grounds are in pretty good shape considering it was built in 1997. They are very meticulous with the up keep. It's not super luxurious but was a good value for the price. The staff is fantastic all around and super friendly. They all have a great attitude and do their best to make you feel pampered. The beach is pretty but it's not very large. The alcohol is not premium but ok. They tend to dilute the drinks a bit. Very limited selection of beers. Soda comes out of 2-litter bottles instead of machines or cans or bottles so it often not fizzy enough unless they happen to open a new bottle. The preferred club / VIP is worth the extra money. You have a private pool and beach area and a dedicated concierge, bar and snack area. We were also in the adults-only section which we strongly recommend if you don't have kids. The food at the buffet restaurant is not that great. Typical buffet food. We tried to stay away from it. The ala carte restaurants have much better food, although not that great. The best restaurant is the French (Bordeaux) followed by the Seaside Grill. The Italian was not very good. In general, food was pretty average. Overall, it was good or average. Prefer their more luxurious brands like Secrets and Zoetry. More>

Fantastic Resort
yeoveney1, London, United Kingdom
Thu Aug 25 00:50:53 EDT 2016
Excellent resort, great staff, especially sweet mama by the pool! The entertainment was also very good, Picasso and Eddie Murphy were great fun. Food choice was excellent and the rooms were very comfortable. Would definitely recommend!! More>

Amazing!
Nathalia E, South Florida, Florida
Wed Aug 24 16:50:43 EDT 2016
Everything was Amazing! The resort was relaxing, room service was great, turn down service was always spot on, both people and staff were very friendly and hospitable, food was good. The only thing I would add is for some of the restaurants to be open for lunch. Would definitely go back! More>



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