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“Pampered in Punta Cana” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paradisus Punta Cana

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Paradisus Punta Cana
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playas de Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #25 of 101 Hotels in Punta Cana
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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“Pampered in Punta Cana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I just returned on Nov. 30/12 from a week long stay at this large property. In determining which resort we would stay at a number of factors came into play in making the final decision. We firstly wanted a direct flight from Ottawa, second we didn't want a long trip from the airport, third we wanted to play golf and not travel a great distance each day for it. We also wanted a resort with a minimum four star rating and one that was sizable enough to have a good variety of restaurants.

Having been to Bavaro Beach previously we knew we were going to be on a beautiful beach where could walk miles of great sand, palm trees with a surf we could play in. The Paradisus Punta Cana through Nolitours met all the criteria and included free golf (cart extra) at Cocotal Golf Club, which was a big saving as we played 4 rounds. The best decision we made once choosing the Paradisus was going with the Royal Service upgrade. This option made us truly feel pampered by some exceptional staff who made sure every detail of our stay was accommodated. I must single out Inosca Reyes at concierge, Juan Jiminez and Ruddy Peguero at butler services, Johanna of maid services as well as Juan and Matiel who served us drinks at our private beach. Going with Royal Service gave us a building location very close to the beach ( building #1) which is a great upgrade from having to take a shuttle from the back of the property in the Reserve section. We had an as mentioned private beach with plenty large double thick mattress lounge chairs and drink service you don't get elsewhere.

Our room had a well maintained mini bar fridge with rum, wine, beer, pop and water plus snacks. The bed was very comfortable and the staff gave you a choice of five different pillow options to suit your needs. I tried a couple different ones just to kick tires! Our room also had a double shower stall with no lack of hot water or pressure.

At the concierge office, internet computers were available which made daily contact to home available if desired. Inosca made us daily reservations at our restaurant choice which was better than having to wait and see what we could get into if we weren't Royal. Golf tee times were made for us and shuttle service to the lobby was always booked and timely so we never had an issue with possible missing the free bus shuttle to the golf course.

The restaurants we enjoyed were the most were Sakura- Japanese, Vita- Italian, Terra- steakhouse. There is also an exclusive restaurant for Royal guests called La Palapa. The food portions are not large but there was never an issue if you wished to order more. All our dinner meals were fresh and tasty with the Japanese where cooked in front of you being a highlight. The breakfast buffet options were adequate with Gabi Beach having an omelet station. There is certainly a Dominican influence in the food selection with a variety of local specialties.

For us it was a week of relaxation together and not having to concern ourselves with details that Royal Service covered made the trip that much better. Others who rate the property negatively certainly couldn't have been in Royal Service as we had no issues that weren't addressed in a timely manner.

Thank you Royal Service Staff.

Room Tip: Royal Service with a request to be building #1
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York Mills, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We just returned from spending 12 days at paradisus for our honeymoon. We adsolutely loved our trip. The food was very good and liked the choice of restaurants. It was the best trip of our life we ave been all around the world and punta cana, this was our favorite trip the beach and the grounds are beatiful, the people is very friendly and helpful. The guest service staff was nice! Nathanal Perez, was always dedicated to us, and make us feel special. This guy made magic every moment of our trip. Thank a lot!!! For everything!!! We want to come back and see all the new changes!! See you soon!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pablo C, Resident Director. at Paradisus Punta Cana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Denise,

Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your honeymoon! You have no idea how humbly grateful it makes me feel to know that you found this trip to Paradisus Punta Cana to be the best of your life!! It makes my day! THANK YOU!
As you said Nathanael is a plus in our associates, he really knows how to make our guests enjoy their vacations!
Denise, we want to welcome you back very soon! You will love our new Gabi Beach!

Best Regards,

Pablo Cogolludo
Resident Director.
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

My family and I spent a week at Paradisus Punta Cana.it was our best vacations. When we got to the hotel we meet with Mr. Nathaniel Perez, the guest manage. We had a problem making reservation at the restaurant and finding place at the beach. Mr. Perez, went out of his way to make sure we had the issue resolved. The service was very friendly and the food was exquisite. We are planing to come back !! Thanks Mr. Perez for being so nice to us and always with a smile.

The Wes family

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pablo C, Resident Director at Paradisus Punta Cana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Jhonson,

Letting us the hope to welcome you again is our greatest satisfaction!! Thank you so much.
I already shared your comments with Nathanael to keep him very motivated, he is a great asset of the hotel!!

Our Sun, smiles, beaches and sand await you eagerly!!

Kind Greetings,

Pablo Cogolludo
Resident Director
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The Colony, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Let me start out by saying that thanks to Carlos Valdez, we had a great 40 year Anniversary celebration. He set up reservations for us and had flowers there for us. There was also champaign and fresh fruit delivered to our room to help celebrate.

Great live entertainment each night in lobby Theater. My husband even stayed up to watch the shows most nights (thanks Caesar for recommending the shows). Water and tropicals were spectacular. Resort was very beautiful and fantastic to take long walks each day. Sakura (Japanese), Vita, Romantica (Italian) restaurants were fantastic (recommend the Seabass at the Vita or Romantica). Chinese restaurant was good as well. Gabi Beach restaurant had just opened and was always too packed at lunch so preferred to go to Ciel which had same buffets. You could get fresh omlets or eggs for breakfast and stir fry for lunch or dinners which were good. The waiters were great (Valentin and Lillian were very nice at Ciel), Bartendars Jose David, Julio Garcias, and Martin Javier were awesome. Caesar, Edrey, Franciso, Jonathan, Francis were all so entertaining on the beach. There were daily dance lessons and volleyball games and other group games that were played. The only suggestions I have is there needs to be more Palapas for shade on the beach. If you did not get up before 6:30 you usually could not get one. Also, the air conditioning in the room went out the last night we stayed. The maid needs to come earlier (she usually cleaned the room between 5:00 and 5:30 PM). She also did not have wash rags (had to call guest services to get them every day). Also, our room was on the first floor and close to the restaurants. You could hear the delivey trucks and guest trolleys all day and night as they were picking up and dropping off people. Also need a larger selection of beer (only serve Presidente). Those were the only complaints. Overall, the trip was wonderful and we definitely will be back and recommend Paradisus to our friends.

Room Tip: Had junior suite nearer to the beach and had a great private garden. This was shorter walk to the b...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pablo C, Resident Manager at Paradisus Punta Cana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Anita,

Thank you for sharing you experience with us! In anniversaries should always be lots of champagne!!...that is what we are here for and what celebrations are for!.

Thank you for your compliments and for your value suggestions! Anita, we hope we can create that magic for you again in the near future!

Best Regards,

Pablo Cogolludo
Resident Manager
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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Marcelo, Pablo, Martin, Jesus and Anthony, you guys are the best!! thanks for a wonderful evening hosting our group from Transat! I promised you I would post some pics for you.....the hotel is truly amazing, beautiful rooms, gorgeous beach and the food was spectacular

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Pablo C, Resident Manager at Paradisus Punta Cana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank so much for letting us know you had a wonderful time in Paradise! And for highlighting the beauty of the hotel!
I´m looking forward to see your pictures and to welcome you again in a near future!

Best Regards,

Pablo Cogolludo
Resident Manager
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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

It was the most fantastic holiday ever at Paradisus Punta Cana. What made it even more special were the people in there. I would go back anytime because of the service Jose, Maria, Ange, Romon from activities provided, and from restaurant side of it the best service was from Anthony Diffo and Maria Oltiz.
Thanks to those people for making it more special.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pablo C, Resident Manager at Paradisus Punta Cana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Ellie,

It was lovely to read your comment about how fantastic was your holiday here!
I don’t get tired of saying that our associates are our most important asset in every way and when I read that our guests feel their warmth it makes me feel even more proud. Thank you.

As you suggest… come back anytime soon!

Kind Regards,

Pablo Cogolludo
Resident Manager
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

In total, very good. The staff and setting make this place special. All the staff from the waiters to bartenders and the event coordinators are what made the trip. My wife and kids really enjoyed their hospitality, warmth and dancing!

Food was fine, while buffet for breakfast and lunch, there are plenty of other options for dinner including Japanese, Italian etc.

The resort will try to hard sell you on a vacation club from the beginning, just don't be afraid to push back. Its your vacation!

Room Tip: If traveling with kids, you may want to go bigger than the junior suite.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pablo C, Resident Manager at Paradisus Punta Cana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear guest,

It is so good to know that you had a very good stay with us, we love to read that the family enjoyed a few days of our services!
Hopefully you will visit us soon that will give us the opportunity to serve you again
Thank you so much

Kind regards,

Pablo Cogolludo
Resident Manager
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Additional Information about Paradisus Punta Cana

Address: Playas de Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#20 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#20 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#33 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#39 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradisus Punta Cana 4*
Number of rooms: 688
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the unpretentious luxury of Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. An extraordinary island retreat offering a super balance of natural and man-made wonders. Open-air architecture, featuring indigenous organic materials like raw coral and exotic hardwoods, houses an impossibly sumtuous gallery of luxury Suites and an exclusive Garden Villa. All-inclusive and all encompassing, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort is an ocean front playground for all ages. Tennis, championship golf, every non-motorized water sport imaginable, a magnificent array of restaurants, our own Casino, an incredible Spa For Kids, an exquisite full-service spa and health club and personal world-class service all seamlessly unite to deliver you the relaxing, romantic, carefree, fun-filled experience of a lifetime. The Resort features 688 oversized suites including 143 Royal Service Suites and 4 Ambassador Oceanview Suites, plus a one-of-a-kind oceanfront Garden Villa. ... more   less 
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