We first stayed here 10 years ago and had a great holiday, we still had a good holiday but the rooms have definately worn and need a spruce up to bring it back to its former days, however, I wouldn't recommend spending too much time in your room because the sun, sea and sand is what it is all about. Security feels like it has changed a lot since we were last there, we were waking down the beach and another visitor called us back. They didn't speak English but gave the impression that we were at risk of physical harm if we proceeded. There is a lighthouse on the beach that we previously walked up all the time on our last visit but felt we couldn't do this either. We weren't told of any restrictions upon our arrival.
The staff were really friendly and if they knew you spoke a bit of Spanish they would make you use it, which was great as I am learning the language. I would recommend that they put another receptionist on at night when they are expected new arrivals. There was one man who seemed quite harassed when we arrived at 00.15 on a Sunday morning. I was impressed though that they didn't let other guests push in just because they don't have the politeness to queue and wait their turn like us Brits do!
The animation team were very good although I only observed from afar because they didn't speak English but every day they did a dance around the pool which was very entertaining. The guys on the poolside bars mix up great cocktails.
The food got a little boring, but that's not uncommon when you go all-in.
I would still go back as it is a great location for some winter sun. I hope some investment is available to just smarten the place up again. Oh and one more thing to watch, a taxi will not cost more than 300BS from the airport to the hotel. We were ripped off, quite honestly it was one of those moments when you know it stinks but you are so exhausted from travelling that you just don't register the warning signs.
I can't remember their names but the two guys on reception (one visited Lincoln in the UK) were very sweet and helpful throughout.
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- Dunes Hotel Margarita
- Dunes Resort All Inclusive Beach
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- Dunes Hotel & Beach Resort Margarita Island, Venezuela