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The Palace at Playa Grande

Calle Rio San Juan | Playa Grande, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Palace is beyond beautiful. I don't think that pictures can capture how cool this property actually is. That being said, it is a secluded location that has some drawbacks. The water pressure was nonexistent and not always hot. The power goes out on occasion or has a brown out. There are armed gaurds that roam the property which is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was our second visit to Balaji Palace and we loved it just as much as the first time! It was so nice walking in the door, seeing the same staff as last year and realizing they actually remembered us (I travel a lot for work and can't remember the last time that happened anywhere). That alone made the whole... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our vacation started off right at the airport. They sent two guys to drive us, they brought drinks and he was giving us a tour of the towns we were going through on our way to the hotel. We felt like we were hanging out at a friends mansion and not at a resort. It was a beautiful, small resort,... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I booked a 6 day stay at this beautiful estate after reading the great reviews and finding a great Groupon deal. The overall stay wasn't bad, definitely could have been better. Pros: - Gorgeous estate that is well taken care of and has incredible views. - Clean rooms and clean hotel area - Staff are always smiling... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband I stayed here for our 20th anniversary. We were looking for a tropical place, to get away from the cold & snow, and just relax. We did use a groupon & it was 100% worth it. The hotel is decorated beautifully & feels more like a mansion then a hotel. Our room was on the 3rd floor (lots... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We recently stayed at the Balaji Palace hotel situated on a private cliff on the North East side of the island. Private and tranquil, the hotel has the air of bygone luxury with cobwebs delicately adorning the grand chandelier and rickety railings spiralling down to the secluded beach. It all has a Dickensian feel about it, as if Miss Havisham... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I have just returned from our stay at The Palace for our 10 year anniversary. I cannot praise the place enough. We felt like we were part of the family. The staff have been exceptional, any request was met with a smile. It was relaxing, quiet, luxurious and absolutely out of this world. The Indian decor fit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a great time venturing out from the typical chain hotel. We can say the staff was probably the best we have encountered in recent years. Overall the facilities are great and secluded. The private beach on the back is very nice and has a very private feeling. Also, the snorkeling around the beach was great! Overall I recommend this... More 

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Frisco, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As soon as we drove in from the long 4 hour drive from santo Domingo (we couldn't find route 7 aka new toll road) we were greeted at the door by a waiter, Felix and security. I didn't have to check in or give them any info because apparently there was only one other couple in the hotel. They gave... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you are looking to get away from the world this place may be perfect. Located on a relatively underpopulated part of the North Coast, this magnificent property has a serene feel to it. The views and service are excellent. A few noteworthy points from our stay: 1. The place gets locked up at night so if you are arriving... More 

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