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Playa Esmeralda Beach Resort

Paseo Vicini, Guayacanes | San Pedro de Marcoris, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Juan Dolio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is more like a 2-star hotel. People write the food is bad. It is and they do not change the menu. Staff is lazy and you have to ask for clean towels. I asked for passionfruit juice every day I was there and was told they would make it in 5 minutes. But it never came. The beach is... More 

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new york
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If your in need for a just sit on the beach and relax vacation at a very ,very cheap price, Then you will be OK with Playa Esmeralda. This is an all inclusive resort including food and drinks. The three meal's are offered buffet style at one facility. Breakfast was good and they did offer special order requests. Lunch and... More 

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Miami, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was here just for a day with my family and it felt so peaceful and quiet in this place i could no believe there was a resort in Dominican Rep with no music. I mean, no music at all around the pool or any other place. It wasn't a weekend, so probably that is why there were few guests.... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Let's begin with the beach which is as fabulous as any out there! Shaded all day by cocunut palms, this beach offers refreshing breezes and stunning views of the blue Caribbean sea. Service personell assure that guests chairs are delivered to prime spots on the beach. The ocean offers a sandy floor that allows for easy wading and swimming. A... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Budget accomodation, might experience a nice family atmosphere but the food quality is to its 3star qualification. Slow and poor room service, generally recommended for the unassuming audience. Expect the minor room imperfections to be standartized.

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Orlando, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The resort is mediocre and to food is very average. Whils I was at the pool the cleaning lady went to my room I came back to my room 3 different times to find her still in my room. Later that afternoon after showering I realized my diamond wedding ring was stolen and $80 from my wallet. When I told... More 

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Longview, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Playa Esmeralda was a wonderful place to spend our last two nights in the Dominican Republic. You couldn't find a more beautiful beach, the staff was curteous and helpful. The main desk clerk spoke English! What a treat that was for us Americanos! The room was very nice, we had the 2nd floor with a great view of the beach.... More 

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Provo, Utah
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

This is the first time that I have traveled in the Dominican republic, and only the second hotel I have stayed in here. So, I do not know how this hotel compares with a lot of other hotels here. The food is not good. Service is not good, but staff is friendly. Good security though.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Got room 1223; daily cleaning service; nice friendly staff from the security staff in the parking area to Deivi the waiter in the buffet area who will treat you like royalty. Ac did not work properly in room 2223 after complainning in front desk got a new room with ac working ok. Weird smell in rooms from septic. Owner of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

While the grounds and the beach were beautiful, the rooms and the food left much to be desired. The room (double) was very basic: dirty white walls and tile floor; the bathroom was semi-clean, size was ok but the shower head was old and corroded with only a small stream of water and I felt like I needed to wear... More 

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