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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

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Our Opinion
Good value for what you pay. The Grand Paradise is one of the better 3 star resorts in Puerto Plata. Watch out for the Loft Attic rooms as they are small and up a spiral stair case. If you're watching your budget, this is a good choice.
Overview
Surrounded by splendid tropical gardens, this hotel is ideally located on Playa Dorada beach a short walk from shopping centre and the Robert Trent Jones designed golf course. Known for its superior amenities and top-notch staff, the Paradise also offers great food and uniquely designed accommodation. The hotel's eco-friendly design comprises a cluster of Caribbean-Victorian two-storey buildings with white-tile roofs and latticed balconies.

Location: In Playa Dorada complex, on the beach, a 10 minute drive to town and 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Jordyn G : Whitby, Canada
Vacation

Great holiday with my family. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Beach was beautiful. Nightly entertainment was good. Juan Tate was very helpful and friendly employee. The bartenders were great. Had our drinks ready when we were walking up to the bar.

  • Diane H : Dorval, Canada
Beautiful beach

Nice resort - inexpensive and clean. Buffet food was great - lots of choices and tasty. Entertainment not the best for adults but a relaxing enjoyable vacation. Pool was great and the grounds a pleasure to walk around. Service staff all very friendly and helpful. We were 7 adults travelling for a week. My only advice was be careful going off the resort. We took a town tour from the travel agent in the mall across from the hotel for 3 hours and instead of going to places like the amber museum we were brought to back alley sketchy places that were rather uncomfortable to be in. The only good part of the tour was going to the top of the mountain and walking around the gardens. Also, beware of purchasing anything even from the "reputable" jewellery store Harrisons. We purchased a ring, earrings and necklace in Larimar that changed color. When we requested a refund or exchange even though one of our party spoke fluent Spanish, we were refused. The bill itself said a refund was guaranteed but the clerk refused because it was Saturday! My advice, stay on the resort and take tours through the agency you book the trip through. 2 of our party encountered problems when they went into Puerta Plata on their own too. That was the only downfall of the trip and we came home relaxed and ready to cope with winter ... almost!

  • Aliciatias : Toronto, Canada
Basic, small resort. . October 6th- October 13th 2014 yes 2014

I got a room facing the pool ground floor. I didn't know until the last 2 days that they were temporarily using the other restaurant as the buffet. They opened the regular buffet the last 2 days. so I had a different feeling then. However the food wasn't very good. Bland , the same and mushy so just be careful. The pool was ok. The drinks were ok. The entertainment was meh. The last day I met some friends. It was cheap. Don't pay a lot for this resort. Go to Iberostar Costa Dorada the food is much better.

  • nadiareviews2016 : Canada
Grand paradise

Great clean resort Not enough entertainment for younger crowd - no night activity -disco close 1.00amBartenders and some service staff not friendly unless u tip them for everything every drink Sights are beautiful cost$

  • Sandra E :
A week without cooking and shoveling

We wanted an inexpensive escape during high season but wanted better food than Cuba offers. Grand Paradise fit the bill. We weren't interested in excursions; just wanted to relax on the beach and catch up on our reading. Shade is hard to come by on the beach. We found a couple of areas with palm trees on the left beach but had to claim or spot and our chair before breakfast or sit on towels in the sun with the sand fleas. The right hand side of the beach was too crowded for our liking and offered no shade at all.Vendors are plentiful but "no thank you" with a lack of eye contact usually keeps them at bay.The food was pretty good. Every day there was a freshly cooked selection as well as a buffet. ALL drinks are free and don't appear watered down. The omlets are good but the line is long and the pizza is also good. I wanted to try a sandwich but the station never seeme to be "manned".The rooms are adequate with a nice balcony with 2 straight back chairs. We looked onto the vacant lot and noticed the security guard liked to lurk in the shadows and look into the room windows. The beds are ok (2 flat pillows) with limited bedside lighting for reading.The beach is public and locals could be seen walking with their dogs and swimming with their families. You can walk for ever on the beach but once past the compound limits garbage brought in by the sea becomes plentiful. Warning signs tellin you that it is no longer a "protected" area are posted.This isn't a 5 star hotel but it is a step up from Cuba as far as food and basic amenities.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Domestic drinks from 10:30am - 1:00am
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 436 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Local, Grill/BBQ)
  • 5 bars including swim-up bar
  • Free form pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Lit tennis court
  • Internet (fee)
  • Grocery store
  • Scuba diving nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Full bathroom
Superior Rooms include:
  • Same as above
  • 2 double or 2 twins
  • Living area
Junior Suites include:
  • Same as hotel rooms
  • 2 doubles or 2 twins
  • Living area and balcony
Loft Attic Rooms include:
  • Cozy loft access by spiral staircase with 2 single beds
  • Private bathroom is in a separate adjacent room
  • Max occ. 2 persons
Under 4 Stay, Play & Eat FREE - Just pay a special airfare when sharing a room with an adult. Kids 4-12 pay a special child's rate.

For the Kids Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids Club, babysitting service (fee), playground, kids section of main pool.

Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket and a bottle of rum. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

Wedding - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

Senior - Discounts are available for seniors 58+ years. Must have ID at check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Complejo Playa Dorada P.O. Box 337, Puerto Plata 332 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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