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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Complejo Playa Dorada | P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #12 of 42 hotels in Puerto Plata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2005
Ray160 Newark, Delaware
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2005

Alright= it was cool. Beautiful and warm. I loved the long walks on the beach, resto atmosphere, rocks jutting out into the sea and just the down south feeling. It was definitely really fun but everything was so expensive. Go to Cuba instead because its a lot cheaper there and apparently the beaches are a lot nicer. DR is nice... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2005

The food was terrible! The resort itself was average. We had a terrific time despite the above.

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2005

We stayed here from April 20-26th and had mixed feelings about the resort. First off the food was ok, except when we made reservations for Michaelangelo's of which the service was very slow. The staff overall could have been more friendlier but I guess working 12 hr shifts will have a toll on you sooner or later Our room was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2005

we stayed here for the first time -food is not that good - we got a good price for our stay and did enjoy ourselves -did not like having to go down to the beach every morning to reserve chairs - we have stayed at the Jack Tarr twice before (before it became family)- the food was better , drinks... More

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Brampton, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2005

had stayed there 2 years earlier as our first experience in the Dominican. The hotel was okay then when considering the price. Chose it again this time from one of the last minute sell off sites as a "devil you know" choice with a "superior ocean view room". Well that turned out to be on the ground level and apparently... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2005

We just returned last night from the Paradise Beach Resort. The four of us had all been to better resorts but considering we were there for under $600 cdn it was great. The location is very good with two great stretches of beach, located across form the shopping plaza (expensive but convienient). Weather was beautiful, 30+ every day, some rain... More

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bath (england)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2005

we have just come back from the paridse beach club on 14 march and we loved every minute of our 2 week stay,the rooms are a bit basic,but when we go on holiday we go for the sun,entertainment and to meet great people not to stay in the room,the staff are brill,really friendly,the entertainment staff are the best i have... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2005

Upon arriving to "Paradise" beach resort, I was surprised at the great service we received while checking in. Everything went smoothly, until we got to our room. Now before I continue my story, I should say that this was my third time in the Dominican Republic in 14 months. I've been to several other countries in the area as well,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2005

I just returned form the Paradise Beach Club and after reading the reviews by other patrons I was very worried! I was pleasantly surprised. The room was large, clean NO bugs the shower was hot and worked well every time I used it. The air conditioning worked perfectly. The food was fine about average for an all inclusive and I've... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2005

I must have read 100 reviews before I left for my vacation and I was a little worried. My boyfriend and I arrived in DR on March 12th and had a amazing week. I really don't have any complaints, the food was good, my room was great (I would suggest a superior room), and the staff were a great bunch... More

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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*
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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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