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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Staying at Grand Paradise July 2012, was truly a great place to relax. I traveled with two of my friends. We stayed in a triple occupancy room which was always clean and our fridge restocked by the time we returned. In the first hour of arriving on the resort we already felt welcomed by many of the staff including Samuel,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I travelled to Samana with two of my friends. We travelled there to get away from the busy city of Toronto, Canada. The location of this resort is amazing. The resort is not to far from the town, it's about a 10 minute walk. There will be people on the beach that come around trying to sell coconuts and souvenirs,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My wife and I traveled to Grand Paradise Samana from July 13-20, wish we could have stayed longer. We are independent people and not fussy. A 2 1/2 hour bus ride, long but beautiful countryside, awaits you if you travel with West Jet. You do get a break halfway through for rest room etc. On the trip to the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Not only is the country amazing, the location is perfect. Right on the beach front with an amazing layout of rooms, pools, bars and restaurants. For me though, the thing that made this hotel amazing and so different from others was the staff. Especially the entertainment team. They were so welcoming and skilled at what they did, it realy set... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Booked the vacation through TravelZoo & Air Canada Vacations. I agree that the food was good, nothing too spectacular, montonous in some cases. The beach was great! This is where we literally stayed from breakfast to dinner. Beautiful white sand and great water. For snorkelling - definiately go with the gentleman on the beach - Natural Aquarium - you will... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Booked this vacation with WagJag via Air Canada Vacations. Arrival and departures were on time. Some inevitable delays with buses, but nothing to really complain about. FOOD Simply put... food was good. Nothing to rave about. But at this price, we got more than what we were expecting DRINKS No watered down drinks here. Got drunk on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

And this was definitely a good choice for a first time traveler or any traveler that appreciates nature. The WOW experience happened right at the beginning when we arrived at the resort to see the beach with white sand and palm trees. We went on about 3 excursions from our 7 night stay. We went on a trail with ATV's,... More 

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Toronto Ontario
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is an honest review from a very typical tourist. I m not a frilly snob that was expecting royalty. The hotel for starters should not be catagorized as a 4 star property, 2 star at best. Check in was simple enough expect for the language barrier,The front desk staff was not familiar with the English language, FRENCH.. YES.. ENGLISH..... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The Hotel itself is okay, its not luxurious at all BUT the site where its placed is extremely beautiful, the beach is awesome, you can walk along the beach for a few minutes and you are really in the nature surrounded by palmtrees. And a bit further there is the village of Las Galeras with little boutiques and houses. I... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Poor service, the rooms were not very clean we found cockroach in our room, no towels at our check in in the room, the dont give you extra towels if your traveling with kids just two towels on the room, the sheets on the beds almost broken very bad quality. the food was good in taste but the dont have... More 

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