We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

3.5 of 5 Complejo Playa Dorada | P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Write a Review

2,056 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (312)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
See the most recent reviews
Nova Scotia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2007

We read all the reviews (mostly bad) before our trip, and i wish we would have listened. At this resort you definitely get exactly what you pay for. We have traveled extensively and were very disappointed when we arrived at this resort. Checkin at the hotel was very quick and we were escorted by a bellman to our rooms. OMG... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 18
Ontario Canada
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2007

Read most reviews of frequent vacationors and the message is clear. DO NOT STAY HERE. Note also that people have taken the time to write and warn you in great length. We have travelled yearly for many years - we have had some great spots and some not so great. Never have I had one that I felt I MUST... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 23
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2007

We stayed at this hotel in Dec. 06. It was the best trip ever. Sure the rooms are a bit dated but clean, how much time do you spend there anyway. It is very odd reading some reviews about the staff being bad and terrible service, all I can say is if you are friendly and kind and smile they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
British Columbia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2007

This was our first vacation at an all-inclusive resort, and prior to going, we were a little concerned by the mixed reviews on this site. Basically we feel the resort has a lot to offer at a bargain price, we found our room (superior, Garden view) attractive and clean, but in need of minor maintenance, the resort grounds were also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Cheltenham, England
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

Having read trip advisor prior to departure we noted it was standard at this hotel to go back to reception and moan immediately in order to get a better room. We joked about doing this on the outbound flight. Not a joke when we arrived, the roof dripped, and it looked like a cave, with fixtures from the dark ages.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

Reading the latest reviews, I can see its enough to put you off going for life. IT REALLY WASN'T THAT BAD AT ALL!! The rooms are a little dated we had a beautiful beach view which we requested upon arrival, which was no problem for them. The room was clean with plenty of space. One of our lights went as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
london england
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2007

I will keep this very simple. I travelled with my 4 year old daughter and 10 year old neice. POSITIVES: Beautiful beach, stunning scenery,friendly waiting staff, nice Plaza and THANK GOD for Pizza Hut, great for age groups 18-35,friendly locals .NEGATIVES: PLEASE if you have small children AVOID this hotel.DO NOT TRUST other peoples opinions of this hotel unless you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 16
parry sound
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2007

Arived xmas eve to poor room a/c not working view of wall 10 feet from balcony & smell of service area prevalent. went to front desk for second key & they wont give you one .. hassel for two weeks always haveing to keep track of who has the key when u need it. went for drink at casino in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

Paradise Beach Resort and Casino was great. My fiance and I went for TWO weeks. It was so awsome we met a lot of wonderful people who made our vacation even better. The drinks were a little strong for me but my fiance loved them. BIG drink selection, lots of food which was okay but nothing special. The rooms were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2007

Was a bit worried, as I didn't see the ratings on this site before I booked the trip. Pretty much got what I expected, value for the money. After all, its a 3 star hotel in a 3rd world country. I could have paid another 2k for 5 star service at a better resort, but this was OK. The room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Grand Paradise Playa Dorada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Very clean(6)
  • HOT WATER(5)
  • Entertainment staff(4)
  • Italian restaurant(3)
  • Really good(3)

Additional Information about Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

Address: Complejo Playa Dorada | P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Paradise Playa Dorada 3.5*
Number of rooms: 425
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Grand Paradise Playa Dorada reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata

1,931 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (1819)
Room/suite (197)
Dining (151)
Pool/beach area (469)
Hotel & grounds (235)
View from room (104)
Bathroom (17)
Business center/function rooms (2)
Family/play areas (15)
Other (629)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (110)
Amenities (22)
Beach (6)
Children's Pool (2)
Outdoor Pool (11)
Restaurants and Bars (12)
Suite (13)
Superior Room (19)
The Hotel (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (2)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay