Was meaning to write this review As I came back; however, the holiday season requires a great dealing of time. :) Nonetheless, here we go.
Traveled with my wife on the 15th of December until the 22nd. Now I am an avid TRIPADVISOR reader. I am a person who considers the opinions of others as a guideline, but not as a ultimate decision maker. A great deal of responses regarding this hotel were negative (bad food, terrible service, etc.). Yet, I was completely shocked by how fabricated they were. The thing is people, if you want luxury - GO PAY FOR IT! This hotel is beautiful -- simple and pleasant with gorgeous rooms, and spectacular cuisine. Many people expect their own chauffeur or butler (NOT GONNA HAPPEN). The workers are EXTREMELY respectful and on point (sometimes I would even get to the middle of my drink without having a waiter refill me all the way to the TOP - dos cerveza por favor LOL).
We stayed in the 18 block (if you go as a group you may just be split -- alot of groups were not together). Beautiful spacious beds, nice TV, a decent amount of English channels (whos watching TV anyway when your on vacay). Not a large room we had because it was just for two and it was just fine. Slept VERY VERY VERY well.
2 Bars - latest they are open is until 1am (not the best situation if you are looking for wild times) but still great for strong drinks. Tequila sunrise, Cuba Libre, or just straight shots will get you faded. BELIEVE ME!! LOL
Incredible! I was getting treated as if I was someone they were awaiting arrival for. I can attest to all of the groups we met as well saying the same thing. Guerys is incredible and very down to Earth. Hearing a lot of the servers attempt English is incredible and fun. The interaction was absolutely amazing. always smiling and appreciating your company. Tips were well deserved and earned. (They do better jobs than North American servers simply because they arent giving the spoiled lives we have. They come from humble upbringings and work hard -- which I appreciated and loved to see as I am a reflection of them.)
By far this is every travelers most important category. Bad food = Bad trip. Not HERE!! The buffet (Hibiscus) the most excellent food ever. A new rice platter every day (from curry rice with lamb, pineapple rice with chicken, etc.) SWEET BBQ ribs, great chicken platters. Pasta every night if you needed, and the greatest soup combos. Now the A la carte we only had one night (Edens). Its on the beach and we were dazzled. PLEASE PEOPLE GO AND GET YOU TWO HELPINGS OF THE FISH FILET. the greatest texture and taste. ***One negative was if you missed breakfast you would have to wait until 12pm to get the 12-4pm snack bar (they also had great finger foods and burgers, hot dogs, nachos, wings.)
Well I personally wasn't a fan because I am usually eating dinner while its going on LOL. But i heard it was good. Nice music, disco is good. I mean personally if it was for me and the boys I wouldnt go because We need a little more wildness; however, for me and my lady we were satisfied. BON BON and Freshta were exceptional, great people always smiling!!!
Beautiful sand, great water. Always WAVY having me washed up on shore. For all my Canadian that are poutine lovers. Walk to the left of the beach until you reach the Orange Market - LOBSTER POUTINE served for 4US 350RD as well as an assortment of other dishes. Quebec guy is their for years with his cuisine. Divine food i kid you not.
The only MAJOR negative for me was we had a late flight 10pm at night. Check out is 1pm and is you requested to stay longer it was 30 -50 US. That needs to be fixed. If there is vacancy, you will need to accommodate your guests. That is my only concern fellow TripAdvisor members. If you leave late you will need to leave you baggage at the front and be on the resort with no room. FIX IT because it is a great place.
Great trip, great people. Go drink, dine, dance, swim and enjoy!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Odigeo, Orbitz, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Grand Paradise Playa Dorada reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- 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