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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

My husband and I vacationed at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic April 7th - April 14th 2012. We were extremely disappointed with the entire experience. I had secretly planned this trip for our 15th wedding anniversary and his 40th birthday. We could not have been more disappointed. We had stayed at Playa Dorada, but in a... More 

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Miramichi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The beach was great, the pool needs a little work. The rooms were fine but are a little small. Was quite sick while i was here, a few people in our party were as well. I'm not sure if it was a bug or the food.

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3 Thank Stephanie L
waterdown
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We were at this resort for two weeks just before Easter. The resort is well layed out and easy access for most- very easy to meet people. The wait staff were very friendly once they got to know you and tipping didn't hurt. The rooms were clean. One key was an issue at times but we did manage-- had to... More 

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4 Thank benjiv
Syracuse
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Went there with my wife and two sons (15 and 13). Horrible first impression: rusty roofs, everything looked cheap, badly maintained and built in very bad taste. Especially if you expect to see the quality of a 4 star resort (surprisingly this resort has 4 stars!?). The more we walked in to the resort the more depressed we got. Before... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

2nd day there all friends get sick husband ends up hospital about 60 people resort deathly ill. rooms good clean food same all time no snacks only 3 meals day or wait till midnite for snack so boring place all bars close11pm cant get coffee or bite till 12 hungry bored all time we could not wait to go home.beach... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We got a room with mold in it, then another room with termites, no fridge and no Phone. Finally the third time we got an average room (after 3days). This hotel is not a 4star, I would give it a 2 1/2max (I am a frequent traveler). I should add that the hotel staff was not helpful, when we complained... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The Grand Paradise is a nice resort. It’s not a 5 star (more along the lines of a 3 or 2 ½ star), but for the price, it’s pretty good. The rooms (we had a one bedroom suite) have been recently upgraded, but even with the upgrades they still are a bit dated. But that’s okay, I mean you’re really... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

POSITIVE: -Weather -Some nice folks -Cheap travel -our room lady was great -Francis at front desk was great and understanding -Jose at the beach bar was excellent. They should look up to him for what a customer suppose to be. Thanks! -walk to orange market if u want to buy souvenir but bargain/hagle as hell and watch out for hard... More 

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BRANTFORD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We have just returned from our vacation at Grand Paradise (April 1-8/12). While a few features of this hotel were exceptional, many more features could be described as average or less-than-average. On a positive note, the location, the beach, the people, the excursions and the weather were beyond our expectations. On the negative side, let's start with Nolitours, who advertised... More 

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canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This was our 13th visit to Grand Paradise. Staff as always were great; that's what keeps us coming back. Unfortunately, there are way too many timeshare parasites around the hotel. They prey on the young and inebriated tourists. A young couple from B.C. got sucked in for $14,000 @ 9.9% for 30 years. Fortunately,, they didn't give a credit card... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

Address: Complejo Playa Dorada | P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Puerto Plata
Price Range: $80 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Paradise Playa Dorada 3.5*
Number of rooms: 425
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Also Known As:
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Hotel Puerto Plata
Paradise Beach Club Puerto Plata
Paradise Beach Resort Casino
Paradise Beach Puerto Plata
Paradise Beach Club Casino
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Plata
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Plata
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Plata
#7 Family Hotel in Puerto Plata
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