My husband and I booked a week at the Grand Paradise Samana and we believed all the websites which listed it as a 4 star hotel. It was the worst place we had the misfortune of being stuck in! The mattresses were stained with the bedsprings at the surface. We both need a few sessions with our osteopaths to recover. The bedspreads were also stained, nice yellow stains on the inside of the bedspread. The sheets turned grey from their original white many decades ago. We came into a bathroom with a complimentary basket of toiletries which included only a shower cap and, when we asked for soap and shampoo we were told that they were not obligated to provide it and pointed us to the mini market next door. Then when we insisted, we were made to feel that they were doing us a favor.
The sand fleas had a feast on my arms and legs. We were told that the regular fumigation doesn't kill all the fleas. The beach water was dirty with sediments floating, and algae. It looked more like stagnant water then a web and flow of a normal beach. The beach chairs were extremely stained or worn out and no beach umbrellas. It was obvious that the owners opted for the palm trees to provide shade which in itself is not a bad idea but they are quite slender trees with small shade so one has to move every 30 minutes or so which is not always convenient for the people around. Look at the pictures of this resort, those palm trees serve as umbrellas.
I would not be proud to own this resort and I would not be proud to work there.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Paradise Samana Hotel Las Galeras
- Casa Marina Bay
- Grand Paradise Samana Las Galeras
- Grand Paradise Samana Dominican Republic