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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 #9 of 42 Hotels in Puerto Plata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005
Doortje The Netherlands
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005

I am following this review board for a few weeks now, so we kinda knew what to expect. Some people love it, some people hate it. We are the easy going type of tourists: we want a good room with a descent bed and a good shower and an airco in countries like this. And that is what we got!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2005

First, I have to say this place was a paradise after our initial experience in Puerto Plata, but that doesn't say much. Of our 8 day vacation, we only had reservations at the Paradise for the last four days. Our plan was to bum around PP with the locals and absorb the culture. Big mistake. My girlfriend and I were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2005

Second time to the complex of Playa Dorada (other properties strung along adjacently--grand flamenco PD, allegro occidental PD, jack tar, etc), with wife and 2 boys 1.5 and 4.5 yrs. Vacations Epxress/Coco tours did our package and we paid $2100ish (did not buy insurance) for all with flighs from Cincinnati (2 adults, 1 child, 1 lap child). 7 days all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2005

The service was awful. We waited as long as 20 minutes for our beverages during mealtime. Your food is not safe. THere are black birds that eat your food in the two outdoor restaurants and the restaurant personnel do nothing about it. There are about 10 cats roaming the grounds of the hotel including the two outdoor restaurants. The rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2005

this resort is not as bad as some people say it is.... sure it isn't perfact but where do you think you are going???? this is a third world country so it's not going to be perfact!!! and what else i don't understande is that all people have to say about this hotel is that the rooms ----!!! WHY are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2005

my husband and i went to paradise for our honeymoon! It wasnt what i was expecting the rooms were a bit basic, mind we did get a double bed! The air condition worked fine. The pool area was nice but the food was a bit boring! we spent most of our evenings at hemingways as the entertainment got a bit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2005

This place is definitely not a four star hotel, unless you like the feeling of living in a damp smelling mildewy room, and you would like to have the full experience of living like a miser, I would not suggest coming here at all. Also I wouldn't suggest anyone to go on the paradise island excursion, first of all it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2005

Me & my girlfriend visited this resort from June 3rd-18th. All in all we had a good time, but this hotel is far from Paradise. We were very worried on our arrival because of all the negative reviews we had read on the net. Because of this we decided to upgrade from a basic room to a so called 'superior'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2005

My girlfriend and had a great time here. The weather was good, the rooms were clean, staff very helpfull, ala carte was very good the day time entertainment was fun and we went to ocean world which was a good day out whilst the horse riding was fun. It rained once or twice whilst we were ther but mainly on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2005

My Mother & Father in-law decided to take the whole family on vacation. (8 Adults,4 children) We went to Paradise Beach Resort from 6-10 thru 6-17. I have to admit after reading all the reviews I was a little worried about going especially since I had kids to worry about as well. When we arrived the front desk staff was... More 

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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
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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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#7 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata

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