I find it dfificult to review this holiday!! The rooms are what we would have expected from a 3 star hotel - basic but adequet, ours was cleaned on a daily basis and I did not see a cockroach until the day we were leaving, the room and beach towels were a bit old but changed everyday so no issues there, I found the block we were in very noisy mainly due to banging doors - we realised very early on in the holiday that people just didn't care about how much noise they made when closing their door. All they needed to do was to put their card in the door before they tried to close it and all the banging could have been avoided.
The beach area is very well kept and it does look like paradise, the sand was cleared of sea weed everyday even after the storms. There is shade but if you have fair skin it is not always easy to find enough 'solid' shade so if you are going to the GP I would reccommend you take a lot of high factor sun cream and a hat!
The entertainment team did try hard to get people involved and the Saturday night show with the Michael Jackson lookalike was very good - we don't normall stay for the entertainment but this show was well worth watching,
FOOD - The quality of the food improved at weekend when the Dominicans came to stay but was still cold. There wan no food hygiene standards in either resturant with food not being covered and always cold even when ordered from the menu. The beach resurant roof leaked and the floor became very slippery every time it rained, We both had a tummy upset for most of the 2 weeks. We have been to various locations and rarely have we both been stuck down with upset tummys which proved to me that the food hygiene was very poor.
The people at the hotel and on the beach were very friendly and tried to be helpful even though they do not speak much English. The hotel itself has a lot of potential but urgently needs to be upgraded.
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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