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The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real

Playa de Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 160 hotels in Punta Cana
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The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is the perfect choice for your next holiday. Luxury services, exquisitely decorated facilities and endless entertainment programmes for everyone that will make your stay in Punta Cana an experience you will never forget. Enjoy the authentic and idyllic Caribbean landscape at this resort, as well as the tropical flora and fauna so characteristic of this oasis in the Dominican Republic. The Reserve offers you the best activities, services and luxury amenities, including concierge services. Everything you need so you don’t have to think about anything other than enjoying yourselves. Bathe in the most exclusive area of the Caribbean Sea. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real puts a little piece of paradise in Punta Cana within your reach. The Kids Zone offers plenty of fun for children of all ages: a complete programme of activities and entertainment so they make the most of every second of their holiday and live unique moments.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Golf course
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Enmanuel H wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is part of 3 Paradisus hotels that share the same property and now very recently in June 2021 is that all 3 of them are back up and running since covid-19. Pros and Cons. Pros. We stayed in the reserve area of paradisus palma real. The property is very clean all hotel staff are completly vaccinated. The room was good with an ocean view with a nice balcony. The reseerve guest have access to all of the property including certain sections like Palazo a la carte restaurant that does breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus a smaller secluded adults only pool, and also a better private part of the beach with more beds, chairs, shaded umbrellas. The best part of the reserve area is that you also get waiter service in reserve only pool and beach area so you do not have to even get up to go refil your drink. The team in charge of that reserve area adults only pool were awesome the great Wanda, Martin & Especially Pedro already knew our drink orders by the second day and they also recomend beach/pool beds and chairs in preffered locations and even get towels for us and set them up comfortably. Wow what great service by Pedro! All the food was excellent in both buffet areas and a la carte restaurants. Cons, The fisrt con is not really a con but more of an inconvinience is that you still must wear a mask in all indoor restaurants and bars when you are not actively eating or drinking. All live music and entertainment is still only available in outdoor settings. where they have set up a outdoor stage. There are a few amenaties that are not open like the Casino, the indoor disco, and the indoor theater. This a place where because of social distancing and becuase of them trying to be very safe you are not going to really interact or meet or mingle with other guest. Conclusion, If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind in a safe environment right now with great food and great service the Reserve Paradisus Palma Real is for you!!! If you are looking to party hard and have fun meeting people and mingleling with a vibe of night life this hotel is not yet ready for that so you might want to either wait a few months or find another resort.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3 Helpful votes
yaroslav2016 wrote a review Nov 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania123 contributions22 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Special thank you to Edison bartender. His drink very so delicious and well presented. Great massages were received by Matilda. Thank you for the service by Lexinton, Domingo and others. I like to spend my vacation at Reserve.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4 Helpful votes
Response from RepOnRD, Gerente at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Dear Yaroslav2016, Thank you very much for choosing The Reserve at Paradisus by Meliá Palma Real as your vacation destination. We're glad to know that you had another great time at our facilities and enjoyed the accustomed attentive service you deserve. Furthermore, we appreciate noticing that you had the time to visit our YHI Spa and relish one of our relaxing massages. It'll be a pleasure for us to share your compliments with Lexington, Domingo, Matilda, and Edison. Our team is looking forward to welcoming you back to your home far away from home. Kind regards, Guest Service Center Management
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YJT wrote a review Jan 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia31 contributions34 helpful votes
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real has been closed for several months, however, they continue to sell it as if it were still open. We made a reservation months ago for a stay in January 2021. We were nervous to travel during a pandemic, but we decided to trust their website and the measures they were claiming to be taking to keep their guests safe. Since we were traveling with young kids and wanted to bring extra food and snacks with us, we decided to call the hotel a week before our arrival to find out more about what they had in the room. Thank goodness we called because that is when we were told that we were being “upgraded” to a completely different hotel. Even though that other hotel (the Grand Reserve) was located within their property, this other one is much farther from the beach. We had actually looked at that other hotel prior to finalizing our plans, but we did not like the set up nor the distance from the beach. We made a reservation that would allow us to be alone with our kids and avoid being in close proximity to other guests while at the hotel. Having stayed at this same hotel several times in the past, we were very strategic with the room that we booked and were willing to pay more to have peace of mind. But they were never going to honor their commitment to us and, when we confronted them about it, they did not own up to it. We understand that the hospitality industry has had to make certain cuts during this pandemic, but if they had reached out to us in a timely manner and explain the situation, it would have been a different story. I cannot believe that they continue to sell a hotel that is closed indefinitely. This should not be allowed.
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Date of stay: January 2021
22 Helpful votes
Response from Alexa Carolina Fuchs, Propietario at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
Responded Jan 22, 2021
Dear YJT, Serve these lines to extend you our sincere appreciation for selecting us as a destination for the enjoyment of your vacation time once again. Please kindly note our properties are continuously adapting to the current situation. This is a common practice among resort chains and due to COVID-19 regulations regarding safety and health. Our different properties in the Punta Cana area are opening in a staggered manner due to covid19 protocols; likewise, following the measures established by our government aiming to secure your wellbeing, hotels are operating at reduced capacity and if necessary, some areas may have to close due to occupancy. As a temporary solution, we are providing a complimentary upgrade to our most luxurious and most recent property, The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real which is fully operating, offering similar or upgraded suites reserved. This 5-star luxury resort with top shelves amenities, superior quality restaurants, modern and spacious suites, a state-of-the-art spa, and installations, It has a designer tub in the bathroom and a hydromassage tub in the terrace leading to direct access to the pool in addition to a large living area separated with doors for more privacy, we also at The Grand Reserve have Blast, Aqua fun park for everyone to enjoy. Our goal is to offer the best experience possible so you can enjoy your well-deserved vacations at their fullest, we’re confident that our resort’s impeccable service, nature surrounding feel, and our renowned Dominican hospitality that we all know and love, continues to be on the forefront of all our guest’s experience. Nevertheless, we hope that we will get the chance to welcome you to our establishment and demonstrate to you our capabilities. Kind regards, Guest Service Center Management
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Yvonne469 wrote a review Jan 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution7 helpful votes
Having just returned home yesterday, this Hotel is only offering 30% of it's amenities No casino, 2 or 3 of it's restaurants only open, very little entertainment, limit of only 2 cans of beer in mini bar daily, cold food, complain????? they do not care because they have had your money, do not stay here as you are not getting what you are paying for!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Despite always staying in Melia hotels in the past, I would not stay in another Melia hotel!
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6 Helpful votes
Response from Alexa Carolina Fuchs, Propietario at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
Responded Jan 6, 2021
Dear Yvonne469, Thank you for visiting us. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies for the unpleasant experience you had on our property, this is definitely not the level of service we are used to offering. Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to adjust some services; nevertheless, be assured that your observations will be taken into consideration as your opinion is what get us to take the correct measures to avoid any kind of inconvenience. We're certain that there is not a second chance to create a first good impression, nonetheless we would feel honored if you could provide us with a new opportunity to demonstrate you that selecting us was the correct choice as our hotel aim is to become part of your best memories. Kind regards, Guest Service Center Management
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Eduardo Joaquin C wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions7 helpful votes
This is one of those cases where you really wish zero stars could be granted to a business. If you travel to Paradisus Palma Real, please be prepared to deal with constant harassment within the resort and beach. There are literally dozens of illegal vendors everywhere offering people drugs and other illegal items. All of this as the resort staff/tourist “police” take bribes (literally, in front of you) and turn a blind eye. The quality of entertainment and food are beyond underwhelming, especially when compared to similarly-priced resort chains (i.e.: Excellence Resorts or Iberostar). The rooms are in very poor condition as well, with rust being present throughout most metallic items, including outside tub. The staff is rude and under-trained, again, especially when compared to the performance you find at comparably-priced resorts in the Punta Cana/Ubero Alto region. My one (and only) trip to this awful place ended on the second day. My fiancé and I had a nonrefundable reservation; this experience was so traumatic and disappointing that we decided to book a vacation on the fly for the remainder of our stay in the Dominican republic — at a resort we knew and away from this awful place. We ended up spending an extra $2200 to make the change, but it was money well spent to leave this place! Our advice is simple. Stay away at all costs; the experience and value at competitively-priced chains in the area is so overwhelmingly better.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
7 Helpful votes
Response from Alexa Carolina Fuchs, Propietario at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
Responded Dec 16, 2020
Dear Eduard0j0aquinc, First of all, we would like to thank you for preferring us as your vacation destination at Punta Cana. At Melia Hotels International, we distinguish ourselves by providing an excellent service, where our guests feel at home. For this reason, we are sorry to realize that your stay did not meet your expectations and that your current impression is not the desired one. We extend our most sincere apologies and allow us to point out that what you have experienced is not representative of the quality that we are used to offering. Nonetheless, we think it is important to mention that we're aware that you have already contacted us via Facebook; Where our colleagues tried to provide you the proper assistance by asking you to share your reservation details with them. However, it seems to us that you are not very cooperative, which we regret very much. Once again, it would be a pleasure for us to assist you. Please provide us in a private message with your booking and contact details. Kind regards, Guest Service Center Management
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$296 - $1,080 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
Which popular attractions are close to The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Nearby attractions include Vivaldi Cigars (0.7 miles), HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers (0.3 miles), and OCEAN ADVENTURES Caribbean Pirates (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pranama, Taino Restaurant, and La Bruja Chupadora.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Does The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.