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Grand Paradise Samana

Las Galeras, Samana, Dominican Republic, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic (Formerly Casa Marina Bay)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Beautiful resort! Gorgeous beach! The food was average to good, good when they cooked local food. The entertainment staff were awesome, every night was a fun show!! There was always something to do from volleyball, to water aerobics, to games before the nightly show. We booked last minute and got it for a GREAT price so we were very happy... More 

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Toronto, Ont.
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8 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Well, actually it's the rough in the diamond. Beautiful location, lots of palm trees, mountains, blue ocean, butterflies, birds, turtles and even a pet Goose. But the resort does need a makeover. We returned Jan 22, 2013. It is beautifully painted, but in need of some maintenance for sure. I have to agree with a lot of the negative reviews... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I'm frankly astounded to read through negative reviews for this beautiful piece of paradise!! We just got back a few days ago and still can't get over how wonderful our stay was at the Grand Paradise Samana!! First, the food was EXCELLENT!! Breakfast was the best with eggs cooked to your liking, fresh breads and vienoiseries, even crepes and delicious... More 

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Hastings, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The food was terrible,disgusting actually. We spent at least $20/day on junk food so we could eat. Cold and uncooked or so over cooked it was to hard to eat.The lobbies in our buildings were dirty. The disco room smelled of mold so bad we couldn't even stay to dance. Half of the lounge chairs on the beach we broken.... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Our group just got back last night and all in all we enjoyed our stay. From the moment we arrived in Samana, Ramone our Sunwing represenative, was super friendly and made us feel welcome and throughtout our stay was a great help with any questions on the hotel, excursions or general questions about the area. The property is a bit... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Think twice if you believe you're getting 'a deal'. The areas surrounding this resort are beautiful. Gorgeous weather. But if you like Samana, choose another resort. The food was inedible on many occasions, and the buffet was so similar from day to day. The food was likely the lowest quality you could get, and no matter how it was prepared,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We returned home last night, and while sitting here, freezing, I write my review of Grand Paradise Samana. Check in was really smooth; we landed at about 9:30pm local time and were given an envelope on our way to the bus. This envelope is very important. It contains your room key, wrist bands and info. This is a great idea,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Food, awful quality, lack of selection. Strong smell of diesel fuel. Resort, old, not maintained or properly cleaned. Seemed that a lot of people got sick shortly after arriving. Safe and television remotes were extras. First time I have ever looked forward to the end of a vacation and the return flight home. The reasonable price in this instance is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

As a 3-star all inclusive we were very satisfied, except for the wine. We had an enjoyable inexpensive holiday amongst palm trees and a lovely beach. Yes, the rooms are a bit dated and the beach chairs a bit worse for wear but we felt we got our money's worth. The food is good and the option of going to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We booked our trip with Sunwing and stayed at this resort from January 8 to 15, 2013. We've been to Samana region twice before and liked it, but wanted to try a different resort. (Previously went to Grand Bahia Cayacoa and loved it). We paid extra for an ocean view, but it is so far from the beach and behind... More 

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