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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Having visited Playa Dorada over the last 10 years and staying in at least 6 different hotels we decided to try the Grand Paradise. We had an idea what this hotel was like as we had walked through the grounds and past it on the beach but we were totally unprepared for what basically amounted to a swarm of starving...

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9Thank lynnemike
Wasaga Beach, Canada
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Our first bad experience was when we ordered a cocktail at the beach bar. The drinks were thrown together with such lack of care that it was difficult to tell one from the other. Most didn’t even contain alcohol. We were told that the 2 a la carte restaurants were closed for the week because there weren’t enough people registered...

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8Thank Barry S
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Whatever it was everyone needed some sort of immodium - ooof. Great staff but food was left to be desired. Same buffet for 9 days - morning lunch and supper. A la carte restaurants were closed mostly and main courses veggies barely cooked. Booze quality lowest class - not even Presidente beer - wine almost turns to vinegar 5 mins...

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8Thank Josee L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2012

We had our honeymoon at this resort. It’s not the best resort in the Dominican but it’s worth the price you pay. We had a sea view room, it’s the best room as it’s away from all the night life and entertainment when you need a break. There was always plenty to do, water sports (most are free), pool games,...

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2Thank bonbon1977
Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2012

No hot water. Bugs in bathroom and on counter tops. Must use room key to activate a/c.....only one key per room. The food was terrible, 75% same stuff everyday. Exterior buildings in need of major repairs, especially around the pool area. Surprised to see staff socializing with female guests, ie. horseplay in the pool. We all had diarrhea for more...

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13Thank Lisa H
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Bad service, no respect from the staff. All they want is guests’ money. The beach isn’t clean and the sea is dirty. Something or somebody is living in the sea that bites tourists. I was bitten by something in there twice and stated to develop allergy or something. Emergency service did not know what it was but they charged my...

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13Thank John F
Berkshire, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Maid helped herself to my cash which was left in my suitcase, stupidly i left it unlocked whilst going for breakfast, hotel manager, very rude and un accomadating, casino was a complete rip off and would rather cut of my own leg than go back there, this holiday has put me off the Dominican republic completely and will never visit...

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11Thank yvonne p
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed at Grand Paradise when we went to Playa Dorada this summer. Overall it wasn't a bad experience, but I would not classify the resort as a 4 star. Rooms were average, I'd equate them to a motel anywhere in the US or Canada. Basic Bed, LCD TV but poor tv reception. We had higher expectations given its a...

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2Thank Mat P
Reviewed 31 August 2012

This was the best holiday I've ever had.. Just to start off with.. Holiday break down: 1. Rooms and cleanliness= very good maids come everyday. 2. Beach and views= amazing, we had a pool view and could also see beach. 3. Staff and entertainment= hard working and always polite.. If you get to know the entertainment team they are fantastic...

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7Thank Bluestar12
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2012

it's a terrible place, bad food, no respect from staff to tourists, bad service, staff don't speak English, not a safe place at all, our friends had criminal situation in downtown. On weekends local people come to hotel and it becomes a disaster on the beach and in pool. Huge lines up in canteen. Emergency service $100 for 7 minute...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

Address: Complejo Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range: $152 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Paradise Playa Dorada 3.5*
Number of rooms: 425
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Also Known As:
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Hotel Puerto Plata
Paradise Beach Club Puerto Plata
Paradise Beach Resort Casino
Paradise Beach Puerto Plata
Paradise Beach Club Casino
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#7 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
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“There are no good rooms as they are old and in need of upgrading.”
  • Complet white painted walls and ceiling with mounds of lumps & bumps every room.
  • They upgraded us to this old damp suite (they call it) with wooden furniture and with sponge sea
  • This is an adjoining room door in all room that have no frames and you can see the plaster work.
  • This is the useless kitchen in every room as it used to be condos. Should have been removed!d.
 of 5 bubbles sppetro, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request 2nd or 1st floor.”
  • Our view at 7am in morning.
  • 4th floor room window. Window does not open.
  • 4th floor room... Enter from 3rd floor.
 of 5 bubbles J2761FMlucag, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't book family jr suite it's in a attic with no balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles hockeymom082, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on Forth floor have no balcony. Worth it to upgrade to select & ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles boomer2017, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on backside are much quieter, we faced the tennis court and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 429annettep, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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