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El Cabarete Spa & Resort

5 Calle Principal, Cabarete 57000 Dominican Republic
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Horseback riding
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Patio
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
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Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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English, French, Spanish
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Travel430726 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Incredible experience! Our family had a delightful time strolling to the beautiful beach and nearby restaurants. The convenience of having everything we needed within easy reach, including a grocery store, made our stay seamless. A notable highlight was the accessibility of a pharmacy, which proved invaluable when my daughter fell ill shortly after our arrival. The prompt assistance led us to the right medication (I was surprise we could get antibiotics which is what she needed) though regrettably, she only began feeling better upon our return to the U.S. the next day. Despite a minor hiccup with a broken waterline affecting one of our bedrooms, the staff remained courteous, and our two-bedroom accommodation was spacious and spotless. We experienced a temporary water outage for two hours due to the repair, but we understand that unforeseen issues arise, and it didn't dampen our overall fantastic experience. Exciting news - we're planning to return in June 2024! It's important to note that our stay was in June 2022, not 2023, but I wanted to share this feedback to highlight what truly feels like a hidden gem. Highly recommended! Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Sherrie
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Julie S wrote a review Mar 2024
Montreal, Canada155 contributions32 helpful votes
This is the 8th time we’ve stayed. It feels like our Caribbean home! We enjoy the freedom we have to either cook in our kitchen, eat at the bar/restaurant or go into Cabarete for a meal. The staff here work hard and always greet everyone with “Buenos Dias” We appreciate the option to pay weekly for the shuttle service into Cabarete and have never had to wait long, especially when we give a heads up via WhatsApp. In Cabarete we’ve eaten great food at very reasonable prices! Cabarete Coffee Company for lunch, Bliss (wow!) and Mesa Taina at Kite Beach (LOVE the Godzilla) From El Cabarete Hotel, this time we went to Ocean World in Puerto Plata and Laguna Gri Gri in Rio San Juan for a 1.5-2 h boat ride through the lagoon to Cueva de Las Collondrinas. We will be back to further explore & enjoy the beautiful, friendly Dominican Republic. Thank you to our family at the El Cabarete for a beautiful vacation!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not on the beach. This is a quieter place to stay which suits us perfectly. If you’re looking to...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Tks for your review Julie see you next year
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Douglas M wrote a review Feb 2024
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A hidden gem! I definitely recommend this place! The experience priceless, all inclusive food and beverage package a must. Our bartender Isaiah was the best! All the food for the cook Carlos was perfect
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 21, 2024
Tks for that wonderful review!!
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HammerofDestiny wrote a review Dec 2023
Bangor, Wisconsin1 contribution
Very high quality experience, with a helpful staff & gourmet cuisine. If you can splurge for any or all-inclusive, I would highly recommend that. Do your research first but definitely take Wilson up on any of his adventures or activities. However, anything you can do on your own in town is preferred. Pray for good sunny weather!! I will be returning for another stay in the future!! : )
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 24, 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review we always doing our best to please all costume .
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Molly M wrote a review Nov 2023
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We hesitated to write a review for fear that the blame would be put on the staff. I cannot stress enough that the staff is incredibly hard working and does the absolute best they can, under the circumstances. Especially Esaie!! Rather then leave an emotional and dramatic review, I will simply stick to the facts. - We pre arranged and paid for airport transportation with the hotel. We were never picked up and had to take a random taxi, who inevitably got lost. When we arrived, we were told the driver had a family emergency and couldn’t pick us up. - We were told our all inclusive package was drinks from 11am-11pm. We were not told that the bartender/server had to leave for hours on end in the middle of the day to get a break from working insanely long hours. We would not be able to order food or drinks or get bottled water during this time. Every single day. We had to find this out for ourselves. - We were told there was a beach shuttle every hour. When we tried to go to the beach we were told the shuttle was unavailable and we could walk. We tried and got lost in the middle of the village. When we finally got there (after being picked up by a motorcycle) there were no chairs or anywhere to sit and relax. We asked before we went and we were told they would be chairs. - There was no one at the front desk for hours on end and never at night. On our last night, toilet broke and there wasn’t anyone to help. - The pool was cloudy and dirty. There were toys, trash and used cigarettes for days on end around and in the pool. - Esaie (lovely bartender) had arranged for chairs to be brought to the beach on our last day and for the driver to pick us up. He also arranged for our airport transportation on our last day after we realized that there was noone at the desk that last day to arrange it for us. If it wasn’t for him, we have no idea how we would’ve gotten to the airport that morning. - Oh - and we both got violently ill - assuming food poisoning - on our last night. Immediately after dinner until 2am. This “resort” offered false claim after false claim. To absolutely NO fault of the staff. Horrible experience.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Benoit Hebert, Owner at El Cabarete Spa & Resort
Responded Dec 23, 2023
We are sorry you did not like your experience with us. But i have to says i do not agree with what you are saying there is staff all day long to serve drink. If there is no one at reception there is a big its no more then 20 minute and you can go at the bar area ask for help if needed. there is a big sign at reception saying we will be back in 20 minutes if you need help see us at the bar area. there is always staff around to help.For the pickup claim we do not have a driver so ????? we send a prepay taxi. so no driver emergency! But everyone is allow to have there own opinion.From day 1 we had only complained and problem with you we tried our best to please you but nothing was good enough.
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Charlotte wrote a review Aug 2023
Carrollton, Georgia1 contribution
All necessities were provided, however, if you’re visiting from America you probably won’t feel very comfortable. A/c was weak, shower was like a hose sticking out of the wall, room wasn’t very clean, and there were a lot of bugs. Overall, the rooms could definitely use more attention. Property is about an 8 minute drive from Cabarete.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Julie S wrote a review Mar 2023
Montreal, Canada155 contributions32 helpful votes
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This was our 6th time staying at the El Cabarete, it has become our home away from home! The resort was quiet, clean & restful. The staff is like a family, hosting their guests warmly, ready to do what it took to make us comfortable. We always book the shuttle to go in to Cabarete for lunch, beach or groceries. Chef Chiki created a delicious, super fancy Valentine Dinner, Luke managed the desk with a smile, Ramona & her team rocked the daily cleaning routine, Nino & Keto drove us to/from Cabarete frequently & safely! Thanks to the others who I've not named here...you're all part of a hard-working team. Lunch at Wilson's Bar & Grill at La Boca is always a highlight of our time in Cabarete. We enjoy walking to the deserted beach (shuttle is also available) turning right then walking ~ 30 minutes to Wilson's. Miguel provides the river taxi to a delicious feast of fish & seafood along with Cervesa or Piña Coladas etc. Wilson is our favourite tour guide too...see his poster in the lobby. Other attractions we enjoyed this time: - Pottery shed - walking distance, awesome finds & La Cafeteria Maria! -La Aurora Cigar Factory in Santiago (2 hour drive, scenic views!) -Taino Valley Tropical Park (WOW) -Las Cuevas de Cabarete (Thx Lawren!)
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded Apr 1, 2023
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Sonia R wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York35 contributions15 helpful votes
The workers and staff at this resort are very nice and professional. Especially Nino, Luke, Tiko, the Chef and his assistant, and the other workers. They were all accomodating and helpful. My issue with the resort is that I feel the owner needs to give it more attention. It needs upgrades and maintenance that he needs to follow through on. He needs to assure himself that his guests are satisfied. I feel the workers work very hard to run the resort but are limited because the owner has the final say. I probably will not return here simply because the owner promises amenities that he doesn't deliver on. The resort is mainly for lodging. There are no real activities to participate in within the resort.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: This resort is a good 10 minutes from the beach.
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Responded Feb 27, 2023
Thank you for your review, we are sorry we did not meet your expectation . I am confused with your review. The staff take care of all maintenance on the property and make sure the guests are satisfied, which is what they were trained to do by the owner. The definition of a resort is food and lodging, which is what we advertise and provide. The definition of a spa is a quiet and relaxing environment. Which is also what we provide. The resort is 40 unit condo/apartment, we focus on service and relaxation. There are plenty of activities around the resort that we provide for a fee for all guests. It is up to the guest to decide and if they want to participate. For the amenities that you mentioned that weren't delivered by the owner, I'm a little confused about that. The only amenities that are promised and advertised is: private jacuzzi and cabana around the pool, free WIFI around common areas, free international calling to US and Canada, horseback riding, manicure, pedicure, private beach access, breakfast included, free welcome drink at the bar. Depending what package the guests take, fees may apply. However, the resort guarantees all these amenities and it is up to the guest to decide for themselves if they want to participate in these amenities. Everybody has different expectations and taste, however the resort is meant to be affordable to all people. If the resort upgrades to leather couches, gold handles for the doors, limo shuttle, etc. Then, the price would have to reflect on this and our goal for making this resort affordable to all people would vanish. The upgrades and amenities we have already are more than other resorts in the area offer. We have a full one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and equipment. Full size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, oven, tv and access to all major streaming with fiberoptic wifi and generator.
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quistravel wrote a review Feb 2023
United States375 contributions58 helpful votes
We arrived in Cabarete on a Thursday night with no hotel reservations. Nothing we were finding on the apps looked like a good value. The places we stopped into didn't seem right either. As we left town to the East my son spotted this place on the GPS and we went to check it out. Once we looked around and met the staff we knew this place was for us. The rooms are clean, spacious and secure. The air conditioning was perfect and adjustable by remote, the hot water was hot and there was a full kitchen. The bed was remarkably comfortable as were the pillows. The rooms were above what I expected for the price in Cabarete. The pool area is a very unique rectangular design with an island in the middle and four individual jacuzzies on the side, however the water isn't heated and in December it was a little too chilly for me- but I'm from Florida. The dining area includes a bar and seats located on the island inside the surrounding pool. There is also a pool table with seating next to the dining area. There is a beach you can walk to from the hotel but it takes around 10 minutes, better to drive if you have a car. The hotel is in an area around 1 mile East of the center of town where you'll find the party scene and the beach filled with people. The beach near the hotel was empty, but there weren't any chairs or services and the water was very rough with lots of driftwood- we didn't stay long. We decided to purchase an all-inclusive meal package at the hotel and were very satisfied with the food. Everything was made to order from a very extensive menu. I had a French Onion soup that was delicious, several salads and lots of shrimp cocktails. Main courses included beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. The staff at the hotel were unbelievably professional and helpful. Luke, the Manager deserves a special mention for going out of his way to make sure my family had a great stay. At one point during our stay we had the pleasure of speaking with the owner of the hotel by phone (he was traveling off the island); he also went out of his way to make sure our needs were addressed. All of the other employees were kind and attentive. The power did go out momentarily, but the hotel's generator quickly turned on and powered everything including the air conditioning. No question that next time we're in Cabarete we will be back to stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Feb 18, 2023
Tks for this wonderful review, we hope to see you again soon.
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KMC wrote a review Dec 2022
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The resort staff are very friendly and they do the max to make you feel welcome.The hotel is not luxurious, but it is very pleasant. It is a small place and the atmosphere is very quiet, you sleep well, and the food in the restaurant is very tasty and the price of food and drinks is good. The workers are very friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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C$88 - C$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Phoenix Spa & Resort
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicPuerto Plata ProvinceCabarete
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40
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Cabarete Spa & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kite Beach (6.1 km), Liquid Blue Cabarete Concept Store (3.9 km), and Las Cuevas de Cabarete (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cabarete Coffee Company, Yalla, and Bliss Restaurant Lounge Bar Pool.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does El Cabarete Spa & Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, El Cabarete Spa & Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Cabarete Spa & Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Is El Cabarete Spa & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.