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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Puerto Plata
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“what a disaster, do not go!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Not normally the type to write bad reviews, normally look for the positives! However...
Went 17th may till 31st may for our 5th wedding anniversary, got there had a look around the site and the moment i got near the restaurant i got harrassed by the vacation team (timeshare) 3 times in about half an hr, they dont like taking no for an answer and tell you its not timeshare when it is, they also change there tops on a daily basis from green to blue or white just to confuse u! i regulary got harrassed for the first week, as u go onto the beach especially in the morning from about 8am onwards theres about 10-15 vendors constantly sitting/standing staring at the hotel just waiting for u to come off resort, can be very offputting! wanting to braid your hair or sell you something! again 3 or 4 nos with some of them before they will listen! am a patient person, but it can test your patience sometimes!
Hotel is very friendly, everybody is your friend and your brother/sister from another mother!
entertainment isnt that english friendly but then again its full of dutch german spanish dominican english canadian and american mostly! However for effort the entertainment team are very good considering they are there from around 10am until 1am!
waiter service is good and friendly! food isnt very good, not covered up and full of flies as well as birds chirping on the bread, keep off the icecream, cheese, salads egg and milk! pool isnt very clean either and not properly cleaned out so never went in! was struck down with sickness and dihorrea the 2nd week and still ill now, alot of people were ill while i was there including our rep! i took the advice of others on here and still got ill!
got told it was 4 star and looking towards a 5 star when i booked the holiday, however got there and told its a 3 star!
maid service is excellent!
2nd week spent most of it in the room due to illness! if u go all i can say is good luck!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Just returned from 2 week stay on 18th May. Read some reviews before going so did not know what to expect. We booked sea view room with 2 beds, on arrival only 1 bed in room, no problem was upgraded to suite at no extra cost. The reception staff all very nice especially Francis. Beach fantastic. Rooms very clean, grounds very well cared for the only let down was the food which was bad if you dont like chicken or pork, also hot food over cooked and cold. food at Micaelangelo,s and Edens very good and as hotel was only half full could go there everyday.
Weekends bad with the arrival of the locals but only for 2 days a week.
All in all had a good time

Room Tip: Book rooms 16oo.s we had 1622 right on beach, very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank turkeyfanforever
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Peterborough
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

We were there for easter weekend,ok,don't go when is a world holiday,is bad,you not going to have a good time.
Emplyeer very good ,very nice people,very clean.but managers they can be very rud.
And also and more important,carefull with this people said they have a gift for you so you have to go with them,well PLEASE DON'T GO no matter what they said DON'T GO they will take 4 or 5 hours of your time to sell you a membership wich is a fraud yes a FRAUD
They did to me and when I ask if <cuz I want it go to the beach I was tired to be there,I said Ok
but what happend if when I get to Canada and after a check I don't like it,well they said you have 30 days to said and we reverse everything,NO IS A LIE, now they want to charge me for fraud.and in a big trouble cuz they use my boyfriend credit card and they dont want to put his money back
so be aware DON'T LOOSE YOUR TIME WITH THIS LIERS CROKER PEOPLE, BE CAREFUULL you can buy whatever they offer for much much less

Room Tip: dont be close to the pool if you want to sleep at night...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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14 Thank Alejandra P
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

For those of you who haven't experienced 'all inclusives' in third world countries before, do not have high expectations for this resort. Find a 5 star in Punta Cana, if you want the Dominican. You are going to an old, poor, dirty town. The resort is a 3 star, at best. The air, climate, water, food, drinks, smells, tastes, are all going to be different than what you are used to at home. All inclusive vacations are meant for sun and relaxation, for most 'all inclusive' vacationers. That's it. That's all you go for. Don't expect 'paradise' at the Grand Paradise.
It's a small, quaint, resort, that's clean and basic. You won't starve and you won't go thirsty.
The rooms are nice, the service is good, it's noisy around the pool, the entertainment is tacky, bla, bla, bla. I went for heat and rest. The temperature was 30 degrees each day and I read 3 books. Leave your expectations at home and go to these places with an open mind. Stop complaining. What do you expect from these places? You're right beside Haiti, for petes sakes!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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23 Thank Paintedtoes_12
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

The beach is amazing. Great location just tell the beach sellers to go away and your good. The Rooms in the 4th building were very nice. We had a oceanview ground floor suite very nice and was clean everyday the maid was super friendly. The staff is amazing not too harassing and annoying. Excellent place to clear your head. The Food needs work but the a la carte resturant every night we went was amazing at dinner. we ate there 3 nites. its only 7 days and if you expect chef ramsey the stay home. We paid under $1400 for 7days all inclusive and it was worth the pennies

Room Tip: Oceanview and A la carte dinner
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  • Stayed April 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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6 Thank Chirysh D
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Additional Information about Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

Property: Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Address: Complejo Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#7 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,029 - ₹ 26,820
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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