I will start off by saying that I originally wanted to give the hotel 3 stars for their attempt in being called a hotel. I took off stars for certain things that anyone thinking about coming here should know. Everywhere you go they have the good and the bad, so let me start off with the good. For the price I paid, I think I got what I paid for. The staff is extremely nice, friendly and attentive. For instance, they recommended great places to eat. The bartender was also real nice and made great drinks. They had a fantastic 2x1 deal from 5-7pm. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located in the center of Cabarete. The property is on the beach and is very quiet. Now for the bad. I got 3 rooms for the family and they were indeed comfortable except for minor details like I had to pay to upgrade to the "better" building which is not by the main road. Plus, I made reservations for 6 people in 2 rooms originally and had to get another room because there was no way 6 people would fit in 2 rooms. Also, they don't have basic necessities like beach towels. I had to give a deposit of $2000 pesos per room the equivalent of $50 per room for a towel? Come on! Additionally, the safe wasn't working in one of the rooms and I waited 40 minutes for them to resolve it. I'm on vacation! Hurry up! Lol. The following things made me give it 2 stars.... 1. They do not have an iron. 2. The MOST important reason I deducted stars was because I had 4 roaches in my bathroom 3. They do not have anyone at the reception area past 11pm so you don't have anyone to complain to or ask for an exterminator. 4. Room 104 smelled like mold and the balcony is infested with Mosquitos. We went to complain about the smell the first day and was told that the smell would go away because it was from the smell of fresh paint but it smelled like cheese, vinegar and paint all in one. Room 109 was freshly painted and the smell was toooo strong and one of the people in my my party is asthmatic and had trouble breathing in that room plus this is the room with the roach infestation.
My advice to you is to Make sure to check your luggage to ensure you aren't taking any creepy critters back with you and to be prepared to bring a bag for your dirty or wet clothes because they don't have any.
I have my doubts here. It's a hit or miss so good luck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the very heart of Cabarete, an intimate tourist destination and windsurfers paradise, you find the OCEAN FRONT Hotel Villa Taina, an exclusive, modern hotel right on the golden beach of Cabarete Bay, which is the site of world famous windsurfing tournaments and the hip kitesurfing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taina Hotel Cabarete