Hotel Arcos

, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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Hotel Arcos

, Cabarete
3 star

Rooms: 20

Calle Prin - Cabarete - xxxx - Dominican Republic Hotel Website | | 1-809-571-0586
19 Traveller

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3/10
Needs help
Submitted by: Michael in 20/02/08
  • Age Group:
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
When I first came across this place, I was very excited. I wanted to go to Dominican Republic as I had never been there before. Unfortunately, I was a bit turned off by the hotel. I thought it had a lot of potential, but seemed to be thrown together with an overall lackluster effort. Additionally, there was only one other person staying there at the time of my stay.

I also had to put up with bickering between hotel staff, and some slagging off each other. Since I had paid upfront I almost felt hostage to the entire unpleasant experience.
8/10
Great Staff and Service
Submitted by: John in 02/07/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
I totally enjoyed my stay at Arcos...it's about time there was a gay hotel, especially in my country the Dominican Republic....the service was great, as was the staff, specifically Jeremy....every need was tended to...I travel often to my country, and will make it there consistently, and do tell my friends...actually, I'll be back within the next coming weeks!....
10/10
Best Holiday of my Life
Submitted by: Dave in 01/07/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Gay
After coming out of a long relationship, I needed to relax, have fun and make new friends. I chose Hotel Arcos, and it paid off. Everyone there, the staff, the owner, the firends I made were great. Other reviews here say that the hotel wasn't clean. It was perfectly clean when I was there last week, so either they have got their act together, or the other reviewers here have more of an axe to grind about wanting a refund. Top marks to Hotel Arcos, and I'm going back there as often as I can.
1/10
STAY AWAY! UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET MALARIA
Submitted by: Johnathan Russel in 20/05/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Gay
Me and my partner of 14 years decided to go back to the Dominican Republic, this time we wanted to explore the north coast, we did some searches on gay site, and found the site of Hotel Arcos, we found it a bit pricey , but compared with US standards we hoped to treat ourselves. What a Disappointment, not only the room had leaks, the pillows smell putrid, the staff was never to be seen, mind you , not taken care of other patrons as we where the only ones there....
We decided to leave the next day, but the "Executive Suite " we paid in advance could not be reimbursed back to us. Horrible, just because its gay does not mean that it has to be a good hotel is all that we can tell you, when we got back I started to have a feverish sense all over my body, and my partner thought that I should have it check, as we had lunch in Hotel Arcos the first and last time, after some blood test they discovered that I had malaria, something that can be treated... at least we can here in the US, all the poor people we saw there in the proximity of the Hotel .... Begging and you just don't feel comfortable.
We are the lucky ones as we could move/and afford somewhere else, but if you want something special this place is not it.
1/10
Do Not Stay At Hotel Arcos!
Submitted by: A Travel Library User in 20/02/07
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I totally agree with the previous review, we payed up front for 7 nights but only stayed for 1 before moving to another hotel. Hotel Arcos is not as the website or brochure makes it look. The room was dirty & smelly, the all inclusive food & drink was almost non-existent. Far from feeling in a safe enviroment this hotel is in a suburban area where we did not feel welcome. We have not received any refund despite being told we would.
1/10
We have been stolen in this
Submitted by: A Travel Library User in 09/02/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: France
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
We paid in advance 9 nights but we stayed there only 1 night after discovering leaking in the bathroom, the swimming pool was in another hotel, supporting bad smells for a septic well, no serious management, no breakfast
It was necessary to move to another hotel, to pay another hotel. That ruined our holidays
And we try to have our money back but the manager (an English guy called Stephen) does not answer our Email or our calls. Please do not go to this hotel. The pictures are not the reality when you are there.
9/10
Beautiful relaxing place
Submitted by: Ed in 18/08/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Gay
Very friendly staff, clean and confortable rooms. Nice swiming pool. The low side was the lunch menu, it could be improved. For those seeking privacy and relaxation this hotel is a perfect place.

Top Local Tips for Cabarete

always get a taxi from the airport! this hotel charges you $80 to take you to the airport, while you pay only $20 from the hotel to the airport!

Hotel Arcos is grossly overated Take a trip to the main city of Cabarete, but stay in Sasour or Santo Domingo - even Santiago is great.

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