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“Very Quiet ...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fishing Lodge Cap Cana

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Fishing Lodge Cap Cana
Ranked #84 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very Quiet ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

I recommend not taking the all-inclusive package because only one restaurant is open. We had booked the room-only so we spent at least 2 days at their sister property, the Sanctuary. That resort , which has beach and pools, was breathtaking. Plus there was always a choice of restaurants at the Sanctuary. Fantastic food in beautiful ambience and surprisingly affordable.
The staff at the Fishing Lodge were very nice and helpful but it was too quiet for my 15-year old daughter.
One tip to save money is to ask the staff and shuttle to take you to the supermercado on the first day to buy your groceries. We bought breakfast supplies and snacks for our week's stay since the rooms all come equipped with very nice kitchenettes.

Room Tip: Ours had a sunny balcony. Many of them have covered balconies so you have a choice when you get the...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Northern NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

We stayed at the Fishing Lodge for a week and were very impressed.
I loved the Villa (#2012), which was very nicely decorated and well kept.
I don't have anything negative to say.

Cap Cana is beautiful, safe and not crowded, oh and Gated!

Also try to rent a car, restaurants at the punta cana village is great!

Would recommend a TV in the bedroom.

Room Tip: Villa 2012!!! or room near the main pool.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IsaNorthernNJ
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Thank you for choosing Fishing Lodge for you recent vacation week.
Your review and your comments on our accommodation’s and overall facilities are very important to us. The allow us to continue our efforts to convert Fishing Lodge into the jewel that we envision.

We hope to have the opportunity to receive you again soon at Fishing Lodge.
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Glen Arbor, Michigan
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87 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

As with previous posts, this resort is very new and frankly, not entirely open; perhaps 45-50% open. I knew this going per other's reviews so I was not surprised. My husband and I were looking for a laid back low key vacation anyway. There were 20 of 300+ rooms booked. The property is beautiful and I believe will top it's sister property The Sanctuary when at full tilt. The property is gorgeous, has many beautiful and operational pools. The rooms/suites are lovely with full kitchens (beds a bit stiff). The setting is that of a town square with a marina. None of the store fronts are open yet and only 1 of the 4 restaurants were open at any given time. The saving grace of the week is that by doing the all inclusive option you have full reciprocity at the Sanctuary's restaurants and bars and beach area. I am not a big all inclusive person, but will say, the food wasn't bad. We are foodies and while I was not blown away by anything, the food ranged from good to very good with breakfast being the best. The drinks tend to all be VERY sweet. The best drink option is a bottled beer or fresh squeezed orange juice and vodka (they tend to try to keep putting the concentrate into the drinks, ask for fresh). There is house wine which is ok and a wine list that is non inclusive which is pretty decent.

Now the important part. The Fishing Lodge has an EXCELLENT staff. Our #1 man JUAN ANTONIO is a rock star (Management take note) and should be managing the place, his attention to detail and willingness to make sure everything is done right is above and beyond any service we've received anywhere in the world, and it is genuine, as was with ANGEL (makes a great cappuccino), YIELE (Jilly) at the Bistro is also very sharp at managing the guests needs. CHRISTIAN who was new when we arrived went out of his way to know everything so he would get it just right, he will also sing you some Lionel Richie.."Hello". MANUEL mixed a great drink in the Grille (management please have him train the others at the other bars) and THEO in the Bistro was also friendly and outgoing. JOSE will take super care of you at the front desk and SALLe with help with anything you might need with bags, rides, etc. Don't forget to say hi to NATALIE in the Bistro or Grille with the Beautiful Tiger eyes. Everyone is truly there to make sure you are happy.

I look forward to seeing where this resort goes in the next year.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sbeia
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
We appreciate your comment on your stay at Fishing Lodge. Thank you for taking your time to review your stay. It is an honor to see that we have exceeded your expectations and that this has been a memorable stay for you and your husband.

Thank you for mentioning Juan Antonio, Angel, Yiele, Christian, Manuel, Theo, Jose and Natalie. We have shared this comment with them and they are all very excited to have been part of your wonderful vacation.

Again, Thank you very much for your comment! We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again at Fishing Lodge.
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Haymarket, Virginia
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112 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

We spent a week at the Fishing Lodge on the all-inclusive program which included the facilities at Sanctuary Cap Cana. The Fishing Lodge is new. Sanctuary Cap Cana was Secrets Cap Cana and is about 7 years old. The Cap Cana area is lovely. The huge area is totally gated from when you arrive in the Cap Cana entrance to when you enter each individual resort. Cap Cana provides shuttle service around the entire complex which includes at least 8 or 9 different resorts...most very upscale. Sanctuary Cap Cana and Fishing Lodge Cap Cana are sister properties located about a 7-minute shuttle ride away. Our room at the Fishing Lodge was fantastic. At first we were given a room way on the other side of the resort. We asked to be closer to the water and were sent to another unit with a lovely Marina view. The resort is very, very quiet as the 320 units are individually owned and there are many units for sale. Only one restaurant was open at any given time at the Fishing Lodge. However, Sanctuary always had at least three in operation. I strongly suggest that people staying in the Fishing Lodge go with the all-inclusive plan that includes Sanctuary. Be careful...some do not! My biggest complaint can be easily solved. There were no maps given out....we just walked and walked to try to determine where things were located. Also, we were given no information in the room about the resort....no restaurant guide, no work out room guides, no hours of operation and no maps. Also, the web site is very vague about the facilities and what is included in their all inclusive program. At this time, the resort only has beautiful pools. We were taken by the shuttle to some great beach areas which were not included in the all inclusive package. There were just a few childrens activities and I only saw two older children while at the resort. I would not recommend this resort for children at this time. Frankly, had we not had the Sanctuary to go to during the day and evening, we would not have had a positive experience. The Fishing Lodge gave us a quiet, beautiful setting for our vacation. I think when everything opens up that this resort is going to be fantastic. The staff is wonderful and enthusiastic about the resort's future. Please go and take advantage of some really great deals....but, keep in mind it is still a work in progress.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a Marina Water View.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Towson, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Me and eleven of my friends stayed at the Fishing Lodge. The Villa rooms were great. They were large, comfortable and well appointed. High quality finishes. The staff was great, especially Julio at front desk, Tao in Bistro restaurant and Dario at pool bar.


Only complaints are as follows: fairly new so not a lot of on site options as far as shopping, casino, clubs, etc. front desk didn't have change on a few occasions, no where to put soap or shampoo in wonderful bathroom shower.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to pool in buildings 4 or 5.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AshmonGroup
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We had a trip planed for the hard rock. We were disappointed when we got there and they said they over booked by 100 rooms ?? But they said they would put us up in this new resort called fishing lodge. The lodge is very new and quiet. We loved it. The staff there was great ! Willy and Omar were great guys. They were fun to talk with and put our beers in ice everyday. All the help were great not a bad one there. Julio,kelvin,Eddie Murphy,Luis,maria,marsi,angeland andio all treated us like we were freinds forever. These people all put in long hours but always happy and willing to help. The rooms are great but they need more restaurants which they will get once they open up the place. The hard rock gave us a free week next year but we will definitely stop here to see our new freinds. Bill and Roberta from iowa

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mastic55
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Swedesboro, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We want to thank the entire staff for making our vacation one of the best! A special Thank you to Willy and Juan at the pool bar their attention to detail and friendly nature made us feel like the only guest there! The Bistro Staff were also amazing and fun to dine with. The front desk staff made us feel great from the moment of arrival; Thank you Luis!!! I wish could remember everyone's name because the entire staff is deserving of a special acknowledgement. Thank you for a great time i am sure once all the amenities are open and available The Fishing Lodge will be very successful!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Stephanie S
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Additional Information about Fishing Lodge Cap Cana

Property: Fishing Lodge Cap Cana
Address: Calle Paseo de los Pescadores, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#69 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#73 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 299
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at only 10 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, in the largest and most luxurious Marina of the Caribbean, and surrounded by the famous beaches of white sand of Punta Cana and Cap Cana, Marina Sands is an impressive luxury resort of 299 suites of different and generous dimensions, decorated with top quality materials and furniture designed in true Mediterranean style.Five thematic restaurants, five bars, four swimming pools, a Dominican style chapel for weddings and mass, a state of the art fitness center, commercial boulevard with shops and boutiques, restaurants and bars, disco and set of activities and exclusive services that will satisfy even the most demanding.Marina Sands guests can take advantage of the magnificent Punta Espada Golf Club, regarded as the best Caribbean Golf course in Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as other top courses in the area. Also available are aquatic activities, animation, children's activities and much more. ... more   less 
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