Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort(4 stars)

1 Paradise Drive, Cofresi Beach View on map

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17 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    4.9
  • Room
    4.8
  • Service
    4.1
  • Location
    4.2
  • Food and Drinks
    4.5
  • Sport & entertain
    4.3
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Torsten
A fantastic holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
This is an all-inclusive hotel of the ' lifestyle Holiday vocations club ' includes next to the Tropical and the lifestyle club, where villas in different sizes gives, penthouses, presidental suites etc. , that all could be used. In the Palm Beach about 300 rooms divided into different categories. We are vip members in lifestyle club and have a beachsuite booked. The room was huge, bright and clean. This hotel is terraced and on each level there are pools and rooms. In the area is also wi-fi available, for vip members in their areas free wi-fi. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Since there are different categories gives cannot i only about our room, which was nice large, bright and very clean. In the bathroom there was a large shower and jacuzzi bath. All rooms in the resort have a minibar, air conditioning, coffee maker, ironing board and iron, telephone, tv and balcony.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    In the entire area there are about 10 restaurants and also as much bars, for vip members still a few more. For every taste is in any case something for everyone, we were already 3 times in the club and each time it was an experience and we are also still often fly. What special is also each sunday there is a large welcome party for all, with a huge buffet tent (about 18 times 25 meters ) with everything the heart desires.

  • Service
    6.0

    As on the entire dom. -republic are also known all very friendly and accommodating. There were mainly americans and canadians guests and vip members, but there was always someone who spoke german. In the Palm Beach as well as in the Tropical there is a kids club. And, if you a problem have everything is done, that they are satisfied. You mentioned the whole area to look at (circa 2 hours) or vip become a member, you can but you didn't have to, but it is very worth seeing and interesting. The differences between vip and mormal guest is: exclusive beaches and restaurants, selection of drinks (international) and preferred the restaurantbuchung. This is a normal guest only 2-3 restaurantbuchungen the week.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    We have no sports, you will find on the area there was a gym, a basketball court and tennis courts. There are 1 disco, 2 theatres, 2 kids club and a casino. There are 7 sections, where some only of vip members can be used and their guests. In the pictures you can see how it is there. Throughout the resort there are about 12 pools, one nicer than the other.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    This is an all-inclusive hotel of the ' lifestyle Holiday vocations club ' includes next to the Tropical and the lifestyle club, where villas in different sizes gives, penthouses, presidental suites etc. , that all could be used. In the Palm Beach about 300 rooms divided into different categories. We are vip members in lifestyle club and have a beachsuite booked. The room was huge, bright and clean. This hotel is terraced and on each level there are pools and rooms. In the area is also wi-fi available, for vip members in their areas free wi-fi.

  • Location
    6.0

    Since the area shape, to the beach between about 30-300 metres. In Palm Beach there is a buffet restaurant and 3 à-la-carte-restaurant, but since one the whole club use are 2 buffet's and about 10 à-la-carte restaurants. The à-la-carte restaurant's you have to book in advance. To the airport Puerto Plata it was about 30. minutes, as a vip member has a direct transfer. In the area there were 2 shopping possibilities and on the beach there were several. Nice excursions in the area are booked.

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Darren
Save your money!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2012
Rooms decent and in working condition. Shower nice, room service decent. We could see what appeared to be a dorm for the service staff from our second floor balcony. There was six foot tall wall surrounding the grounds of the dorm, but it didn't prevent us from seeing its unkempt nature in stark contrast from the beautiful grounds of the resort. There were rusty bars on the windows on the first floor of what appeared to be a slum from within the grounds of the resort. Also, the same workers seemed to be working day and night, 12 hour shifts ... 7 days a week, without break. This altogether was very disturbing and raised questions of an ethical nature while we were trying to get away and relax. Very unlikely, considering. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    Clean okay service. Outside our balcony was a dormatory for the workers aka possible slaves to live = disturbing.

  • Gastronomy
    1.0

    Small portions.

  • Service
    1.0

    Awful. Sarcastic, rude, pushy.

  • Sport & Leisure
    1.0

    If you like MTV beach party, then this is the place for you.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    Rooms decent and in working condition. Shower nice, room service decent. We could see what appeared to be a dorm for the service staff from our second floor balcony. There was six foot tall wall surrounding the grounds of the dorm, but it didn't prevent us from seeing its unkempt nature in stark contrast from the beautiful grounds of the resort. There were rusty bars on the windows on the first floor of what appeared to be a slum from within the grounds of the resort. Also, the same workers seemed to be working day and night, 12 hour shifts 7 days a week, without break. This altogether was very disturbing and raised questions of an ethical nature while we were trying to get away and relax. Very unlikely, considering....

  • Location
    1.0

    Fake resort surrounded by poverty = very disturbing + not a "relaxing" vacation. On the beach, if you like blasting base.

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Sonja
Beautiful holiday! Gladly again archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2011
We spent a one-week holiday at the seaside at the Be Live Grand Carey or, as it is also called, the Grand Ambar. The only thing to complain about: First of all, the shower was not fully functional and was not repaired immediately. Despite all-inclusive was the safe exclusive as were some alcoholic drinks. The entertainment team is really friendly and in the evening there were plenty of great professional shows! Sometimes we found the entertainment during the day to be too intrusive. You had to sometimes really stress that you didn't want to take part in any games. If ... you want to enjoy a nice holiday at the beach, this hotel is the place for you in any case. We only did one excursion to the 500m away Ocean World. Which, with 55 dollars per person, was really expensive. Other excursions are also very very expensive. We felt it to be a tourist rip-off. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    3.8
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Shannon
Be live Grand Ambar - don't go archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2011
The look of the area wasn't bad. From most locations you could get an alright view. There are a lot of stairs (in the 200 range) so it's definitly not a place for any one with bad disabilities or for the elderly or anyone who will have a hard time walking. Unfortunatly the buffet and most restaurants, the lobby and stores were all on the top level so it's a good 15 min walk up to it all from the beach. The hotel condition wasn't the greatest. We went down with a number of people and all got different rooms ... and areas on the resort. Our room was not renivated and had a leeking bathtub and pour water pressure. Other rooms had no view and other issues such as a strong smell of sewage all over the place. The beach was not great and the volleyball court was horrible and full of rocks. The food wasn't the worst but not the best either. The snack bar is definitly lacking. The staff is so so. The lobby group on nights is awful and some of the bar tenders as well. We had a group member get jumped in the bathroom by a local near the lobby at about 930pm and when we told staff they did nothing. And there is a contstant presence of prostitutes in the resort as well as these time share selling people. The resort being so spread out makes it hard to meet up with others you might be travelling with. For the most part everyone we talked to guest wise or over heard talking about the hotel had nothing but complaints. The pictures are very diseving. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    Our room was not renovated so it was smaller and had a leeking tub. But for the amount of time spent in the room it did it's job. The Tv was good. Our safe did not work and from most of the people we talked to we heard the same. I dont recal seeing a coffee maching in our room. The renovated rooms we a hit or miss. Some had a bad sewage smell all the time. Some didn't have working locks either. A lot of the families we went with we split up as well and even though other rooms closer were available they would not allow people to move. Some people's air conditioning did not work either.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    The main buffet was pretty good for selection. The a la cartes were generally good as well however they are prebooked for you and we were not told this so we missed out on the Asian one. The cleanliness of the restaurants was good. The drink selection was lacking and you are expected to pay for your premium drinks. And those prices were a bit high. A fair amount of the pool bars were not open either so and there is no set one that is open 24 hours, so you contantly have to move locations.

  • Service
    3.0

    The friendlyness from most was good. But a few are definitly lacking and unfortunatly its's mainly those of the staff in the lobby. So when you have any issues you just get more attitude from them. When our freind got jumped nothing was done as I said all that was asked was what room we were staying in. The room cleaning was ok for the most part however the room fridge rarely got stocked unless you asked them. The other thing about them is the cleaners would knock early in the moring at 8 or so, give you barely 2 seconds and then just walk in. Most of the locks on the doors were not working as well. We saw childcare available and it seemed to look very good. The security is lacking as well as there is no problems with locals getting on the resort or beach area.

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    The main entertainers were good. But the shows were pretty boring for the most part and the interaction with the audience was hardly done. The disco was fairly good but did not stay open till after 2 am. The aerobics were good depending on the entertainer doing them. The pools were nice and there are several. For the most part they are very clean as well. The beach quality is not the best. The sun beds were always available. and there are shaded areas around every pool.

  • Hotel
    2.0

    The look of the area wasn't bad. From most locations you could get an alright view. There are a lot of stairs (in the 200 range) so it's definitly not a place for any one with bad disabilities or for the elderly or anyone who will have a hard time walking. Unfortunatly the buffet and most restaurants, the lobby and stores were all on the top level so it's a good 15 min walk up to it all from the beach. The hotel condition wasn't the greatest. We went down with a number of people and all got different rooms and areas on the resort. Our room was not renivated and had a leeking bathtub and pour water pressure. Other rooms had no view and other issues such as a strong smell of sewage all over the place. The beach was not great and the volleyball court was horrible and full of rocks. The food wasn't the worst but not the best either. The snack bar is definitly lacking. The staff is so so. The lobby group on nights is awful and some of the bar tenders as well. We had a group member get jumped in the bathroom by a local near the lobby at about 930pm and when we told staff they did nothing. And there is a contstant presence of prostitutes in the resort as well as these time share selling people. The resort being so spread out makes it hard to meet up with others you might be travelling with. For the most part everyone we talked to guest wise or over heard talking about the hotel had nothing but complaints. The pictures are very diseving.

  • Location
    3.0

    The city its self it not the cleanest. The view like I said from the hotel for the most part is nice. There were excursions available but we had a hard time booking any throught our rep at the hotel. There is shopping on resort but you get better deals at the shopping on the beach. The ocean was always in yellow flag and not the clearest unless you swim out a bit. The snorkeling around the area is good though even for just renting from the resort.

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Klaus-Otto
Not a 4 star archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2011
On the weekends Dominicans, grounds crowded, food bad. Or jugendlichje Canadians atmosphere in the nightlife district. Room only partly. New opening partly with mold. Very noisy with sister hotel. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    2.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    1.0
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Melina
It was amazing archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Other stay
  • November 2010
I went there with my daughter over the Christmas holidays and we had a great time...all the other guests including us did not want to leave....the animation team in general was the best I have ever seen....the staff is so friendly and helpful and I would recommend this hotel to you and your family. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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