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The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande

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Calle Rio San Juan Playa Grande, Rio San Juan 33300 Dominican Republic
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#2 of 3 hotels in Rio San Juan
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4.6
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4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.6

The Palace at Playa Grande is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Rio San Juan, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The Palace At Playa Grande Hotel is a quaint hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Rio San Juan. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you like seafood restaurants, The Palace at Playa Grande is conveniently located near Terraza Laguna, Las Puertas Del Paraiso, and Arena Y Sol.

Enjoy your stay in Rio San Juan!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Snorkeling
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Chris S wrote a review Apr 2022
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I will just start by saying that I am a very discerning customer and expect only the best. We booked the whole property for my wife's 40th birthday. To say expectations were exceeded is a complete understatement. The palace is much better than the pictures and video. True quality and attention to detail in design were much appreciated. Wilson and his team on site were extremely accommodating, we felt very looked after. We created amazing memories here with friends and family and we can not wait to return. Highlights were the private beach, cliffside apartments, the pool bar, the gardens, and grounds... Peacocks... The list goes on. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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travel123 wrote a review Mar 2022
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The Balaji Palace is a beautiful, unique property in Rio San Juan. Better than any hotel/resort we have been to in DR! It is surrounded by nature, has a private beach, multiple pools/seating areas that are all well kept. We spent a few days just relaxing at the property itself - there was no need to leave! The staff there is wonderful and cater to all your needs. The chefs were accommodating to our dietary restrictions which was great. The rooms in the main house are all large with beautiful views. It is a great location for events or a family/friend getaway. We will definitely be returning to Balaji Palace!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Relax511248 wrote a review Mar 2022
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We spent a wonderful two days last week at Balaji Palace in Río San Juan. The main building is surrounded by lush gardens in four acres of lawns, flowers, fruit trees, several terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Dozens of beautiful peacocks roam the property. They are very friendly and love to be fed. All the staff, especially Wilson the property manager, Alfredo the chef, and all the other staff were very courteous and helpful. It is hard to get such personal service in a hotel or resort. For those looking to host a family or corporate function in a quiet setting off the beaten path, I highly recommend Balaji Palace. The chefs prepared delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner to our taste (we were four vegetarians in our group). We will definitely return here for longer vacations and recommend Balaji to all our family and friends. By the way, the rooms are very spacious and well appointed.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Manny P wrote a review Aug 2021
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To say that Balaji Palace is paradise is a huge understatement. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the super kind and respectful caretaker, Wilson. He gave us a tour of the luxurious mansion, manicured grounds, and cliffside suites overlooking the ocean. My wife and I quickly changed and spent the afternoon sitting at the private beach and enjoying the sunset with a glass of chilled Moscato (I know, it was my wife's choice, I prefer Merlot :).. ). Its an experience that we will remember and treasure for the rest of our lives. The room we stayed in was clean and spacious with a balcony overlooking the grounds and eventually out to the ocean. I am an early riser and was delighted that the staff already had coffee and a table prepared to take in the beautiful view and listen to the ocean crashing down below. Truly grateful that we could spend time here and wouldn't definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Natalie T wrote a review Jan 2020
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Definitely the most luxurious experience I've ever had. Very great pools, beverage options, staff, nature, and overall stay. Thank you for letting us stay here and it was so much fun to get to know the staff!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Rachel Ward wrote a review Jan 2020
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I booked the Balaji Palace for a company workshop retreat and everything was absolutely perfect. Juan the Manager is beyond helpful and the whole staff is extremely sweet. They cater to your every need. The food was delish and always ready when requested and the rooms are even better than the photos! Massive, beautifully designed and CLEAN! The bathrooms are massive. The layout of the house is nice because you have the main house, guest house and cliffside house, so separates everything nicely. Also, the private beach is unbeatable and you have amazing views! The whole staff and management were a pleasure to deal with and made the trip smooth and memorable. Will definitely be coming back soon!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: best views, huge rooms, amazing staff, beautiful location
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AOK wrote a review Jan 2020
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With incredible views, rooms, staff, food, and drinks, the Balaji Palace is a little piece of paradise. The staff are all so incredibly welcoming and friendly- recommending the best Dominican drinks and explaining some of the delicious food (the conch was so good!). We were able to have productive workshops while sitting outside enjoying wonderful weather and views.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Meghan H wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our company hosted a leadership weekend at Balaji Palace and it was by far the nicest place I've ever stayed. The views are gorgeous and the architecture is stunning, but what made our stay so incredible was the staff. The staff was extremely kind and accommodating and kept everything spotless the entire weekend. I hope to go back one day :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Luis & Albania M wrote a review Dec 2019
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I can’t believe how wonderful it was to spend a weekend with friends and family celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary at such a gorgeous place! The staff treated each one of our guests with such attention that they all felt like if they were the ones celebrating their own event. I am sure we will be back and enjoy the hospitality that was shown by Juan Carlos, Charlie and the rest of the staff. The grounds were just beautiful and the whole palace spectacular!!! I will never forget that weekend for as long as I live.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Emilía Rún wrote a review Apr 2019
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We will always cherish our memories from the Balaji Palace! This is an incredible property surrounded by beautiful nature. The beauty of everything truly is almost overwhelming. As we rented the entire palace for our event, we can attest that the bedrooms are all very comfortable with beautiful views and waves crashing in the background! The rooms with the balconies especially are just so magical. The grounds of the property are beyond incredible, with so much space for various activities! The beauty of the property aside, what really holds a special place in my heart is the staff. I have never experienced such great service in any hotel that I've ever been in. The staff is so attentive, so flexible and willing to help with whatever they can, and most importantly, are always smiling! The attitude of the staff is so light hearted and kind. With the stress that I occasionally felt related to putting on the event, the staff really made me feel at home and that I was supported. I am teary eyed thinking of the amazing people that work at the Balaji Palace. So many of the staff in the house I felt such a connection to, and can't thank them enough from the bottom of my heart. They are the reason we were able to do what we did here! Juan Carlos is one of the kindest, most attentive people I have ever met. He is an inspiration to me, with his energy, care for others and passion for customer service. I can't even tell you how many times we came to Juan Carlos with a special request - which he was always ready to accommodate. Whether it was extra yoga mats or renting a projector, Juan Carlos was equipped with a cost-effective solution for us. We truly appreciate his hard work and without him, our event would not have been such a success. The kitchen staff were also so flexible working with our chef who we brought from home! They were always so helpful, happy and creative in making the meals. You could really tell the food was made with love! If you read this, thank you all so much!!! I hope to find myself back in your paradise some day :)
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande
Which popular attractions are close to The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Nearby attractions include Playa Grande (2.9 miles), Playa Caleton (1.8 miles), and Gri Gri Lagoon (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Conveniently located restaurants include Las Puertas Del Paraiso, Café de Paris, and Estrella.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande have airport transportation?
Yes, The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.