Written on: 22/06/2004 by LOOBYLOO21 (1 review written)
Everything but the consistant repetetive music which we soon resolved!!!
The disco always played the same music which became very boring - we gave them a few CDs we took and it perked up.
San Pedro de Macoris, Barcelo Talanquera Beach Resort - I love the Talanquera!!! Been twice now and intened to go again!! although there is not much nearby, if you are born with the gift of the gab you can join the nearby hotel discos which makes a nice change (found this out second time round). There is also the Chocolate bar 5 mins away which is great for sampling local atmospheres and to dance the merengue until you can barely stand (and you almost get forced into it), but I would advise you go after 12 because it is full of weirdos before then. If you give the locals a little bit of trust they aren't all that bad, but remain cautious. I am a young blonde and yeah they chased me but not once did I feel unconfortable. The room we were in was fine, no bug,s no smells and everything worked. It was clean and had little to look at out of the window, but nethertheless it was nice. I don't eat alot of food But there are 3 resturants -- there is the one that looks out onto the beach, it is a smaller version of the big buffet one, the Italian and the French. I liked the beach one because it had bbq'd food and nothing was riddled in sauce. As for the animation team, they all had me in stitches. They are friendly and polite and do their job well. I suggest if you want top entertainment to take a cruise!! Could you prance about from 0930 until 1200 in that heat with only 2hours worth of a break? The hotel is fab and if you you want fun in the sun, providing you're willing to let your hair down and join in, then it is a good holiday. Can I also take this opportunity to advise Crazy Horse for three hours, it's amazing and you get a really good insight to how Dominicans really live. The guys there look after you ,but remember to wear trousers and trainers to avoid discomfort. The reception staff are also very friendly and always happy to help!!! I found the beach really peaceful, but I tended to stay by the pool for a bit of excitement.
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