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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

Complejo Playa Dorada | P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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MoNtReAl
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

First off place is pretty clean...rooms are nice.....never had no problems with the rooms...check in service was quite fast... Food not so great...thats where we had problems...all five of us got sick for atleast 2 days...Edens restaurant....dont take the beef kabobs....beef isnt fit to chew....Bufet horrible....not much selection because lots of weird foods like octopus and other strage fish....Michalangelo was... More 

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smilely_lm
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

March 2009 Arrival: Mar 3 - Mar 17 Arrival went fine, a bit of wait at the airport for people to board the bus, but that was ok as it gave us a chance to drink our first Presidente...lol. The trip to the resort was quick, and we only had one stop, before we reached the Paradise. Greated with a... More 

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

I was a bit worried about this place after reading the other reviews but it was not that bad of a place. We had the attic room which I thought was very cute and nicely remodelled the bathroom was very large. I liked how the two beds were in separate rooms. I had read that the bedroom windows did not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

My sister and I (she's 27, I'm 20) went to this resort earlier this year and had a great time!! This was my first time in Dominican Republic and loved it. At first we had a small, regular size hotel room and the next day we switched to the junior suite, which had 2 beds and a kitchen,a lot bigger... More 

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Ottawa Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

We travel several times a year and have stayed at all varieties of all inclusive resorts. We chose this resort because the price was good and for traveling with kids over March break. The food was average, the rooms were average, the service was average and that is why it is a 3 star. The activity staff was excellent all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

We were at this hotel from Feb.26 to March 12th, I had a very good time but not wanting to be negative this property is still having problems. The hotel is nice our room was a superior gardenview which is small so I would not recommend a regular hotel room. Our gardenview turned out to be a view of the... More 

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

We traveled with our young children (3 and 5 years) and enjoyed our stay. So first here are the pros for this resort: -main buffet food was very good, generous variety each day of the week -kids club centrally located and caregiver very sweet; ball pit, games, puzzles, crafts, nintendo wii -rooms are lovely and new -things to do like... More 

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saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

I just wanted to add that we had the best time! I am sure it isn't as fancy as some places but if you want fancy pay for it! The people at this resort are amazing, they are friendly, accomidating, they know 3 languages for sure if not more and are always around and easy to find. The food was... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2009

Wow we had a great time!!The beach is beautiful with waves on one side and calm like a swimming pool on the other. Walk down just a ways and snorkel. We canoed. took a bannana boat ride, snorkeled and shopped all right there on the beach. The view with the mountain cannot be beat. Yes our room had slight issues... More 

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washington, d.c.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

I booked as an RCI trade. Most other travelers (primarily European or Canadian) booked through a travel agent. This was, with no close second, the worst vacation I have ever had! In advance, I emailed the resort to ask about transfer from the airport. They never answered. This resort appears to be "in transition." Renovation is ongoing, and construction noise... More 

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