$66 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 18, 2015 Check-out: Sep 20, 2015

Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

3 stars
View map of Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
44 reviews
Great!!!!!

great location, room are clean, no good wifi they need to work on it. good amenities and staff See full review

  • Pablo s.
  • Aug 22, 2015
good value

I was looking for a hotel to in-expensive all-inclusive DR hotel and this fit the bill. The beach... See full review

  • Mr.cheeks
  • Jan 6, 2015

Tropical Playa Dorada, in a stellar locale right on the beach near Puerto Plata, is now owned by Spanish all-inclusive hotelier Celuisma and has been completely refurbished. The setting on Costa Dorada beach is near shopping, casinos, and a championship golf course. International airport is 25 minutes away.

Rooms
White-walled three-story buildings house spacious guest quarters. All rooms are equipped with one king-size or two queen-size beds, balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite television, safety deposit box, mini bar, and hairdryer.
Property features

Celuisma Playa Dorada is perfectly perched on a long stretch of beach. On-site facilities include two pools, four tennis courts, volleyball court, fitness room, and spa. Location next door to 18-hole Playa Dorada course makes the resort a favorite among golfers. The watersports desk can arrange windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, and waterskiing for guests. A Children's Center is housed inside a building that looks like a log cabin.


Guests who want to explore beyond the sand and water can head to Puerto Plata to tour the Brugal Rum factory, Amber Museum, and cable car ride, which offers wonderful views of the bay.


Five restaurants on site serve varied international cuisines, from Caribbean seafood to Mexican to a South American style steakhouse.

Highlights
  • Recently renovated rooms
  • Attractive beachfront locale
  • Proximity to airport
Nearby attractions
  • Puerto Plata (3.1 mi/5 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi access (fee applies)
Transportation
  • Gregorio Luperon International Airport (9.3 mi/15 km)

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Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Spacious rooms equipped with one or two queen size beds, private bath room. Garden view
SUPERIOR - ROOM
Equipped with one king size bed one or two queen size beds with balcony or terrace.
SUITE-ROOM
Apartments with dining and livind area with a full size sofa-bed and balcony or terrace. Private bedroom with a king size bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Casino
Spa
Night club
Golf
Game room
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Amber Museum: 3.5 mi

Dining

CARIBBEAN GRILL
A taste of the islands. Open for dinner six days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Specialties menu seafood, additional charge applies. Reservations required.
JUANITOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Mexican delights. Open for dinner six days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Reservations required.
VALENTINOS PASTA FACTORY
Fine Italian restaurant with freshly home-made pasta. Open for dinner six days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Reservations required.
KOKOMOS
Restaurant at beach site. Open for dinner six days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.. Reservations required.
CLUB PLAYA
Beach Club right on the beach. Light lunch served from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Bar service from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Gran Salon Playa with capacity for 800 people. Biggest Conference room in Playa Dorada. Salon Festival with capacity for 100 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 AM
Check-out:
1:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
2.7
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.1

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pablo s.
Family
N/A
Aug 22, 2015

Great!!!!!

great location, room are clean, no good wifi they need to work on it. good amenities and staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
3dayxpereince
Couples
jamaica
Feb 16, 2015

lies

yold it was all inclusive.......IT WAS NOT.......... old there where 2 beds..............I WAS NOT.............told that there was turn down service ......THERE WAS NOT........ they wanted to charge me an extra $120 per person to be able to use the all inclusive feature once we arrive....... decided not to and just purchase food outside made more sense as a dinner for 4 was the converted amount of $20 they did not seem t care tat we sowed them proof we had payed for all inclusive where more on the route of OH WELL FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO YOUR ARE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY..... THE LIGHTS FAN AND IRON WHERE NOT WORKING THE 5 DAYS WE WHERE THERE yes fan they did not have a ac working either say ANYWHERE except here

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
FDB911
Couples
Chesapeake
Jan 12, 2015

New Years

When we got to the hotel they said we had to pay 40 dollars per person because the meals were not included in the price. I will not be staying here ever again. We stayed two nights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
John S.
Business
Clearwater
Jan 12, 2015

Business trip gone wrong

Internet is not included as it states upon booking. It is horrible internet anyways. Staff are unprofessional at front desk they do not know anything about customer care and are surely not very polite as they had raised their voice a few times. MANY BETTER HOTELS in Playa Dorada area. Price is low only decent aspect of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr.cheeks
Single
Cromwell
Jan 6, 2015

good value

I was looking for a hotel to in-expensive all-inclusive DR hotel and this fit the bill. The beach was great and the good above average. BUT being a single guy, the place was geared more to kids and family. But overall, a great value. If you looking for a place with no-frills and great beach location, to relax and save some money I'd recomment it. Plus the staff was very friendly....but not sure if that was just the typical Dominican charm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jtmthree
Family
Caruthers
Jan 6, 2015

Great beach, unlimited booze, little else.

The staff here are great and trying to do their best but it appears they don't have the support or resources that the management should be providing. The food was not that good and even the drinks were mediocre. The beach was magnificent. My advice is pay a little extra and stay somewhere else. But if it's all you can afford you can make the best of it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Elvis the traveler
Family
hallandale
Jan 6, 2015

Beware extra costs

I made my reservation for my family here for what should of been an all Inclusive vacation for us, however upon arrival we were told we only had rooms and nothing else. Then we were told it would cost more than the original price to get the all Inclusive part that we thought we had to begin with. I paid, no problem right, wrong. check in is at three, our first room was available around 4:30 and the others around 6. We were told our rooms needed to be cleaned, seems to be a problem with schedule. Nothing close to one another, however we were at least in the same building. Now for the rooms. The tv's didn't work in any of the rooms, nor did they have remotes. We did not have hot water in any of the rooms, nor did we have sufficient towels for everyone to bathe, we had to use pool towels to dry off with. The room we had that had a phone and refrigerator didn't work. Now past that, the beach was good, and the pool was refreshing. The buffet offered a nice variety of food, also the snack bar on beach offers a decent selection. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Plenty of games for both the adults and children. The shows we saw at night were good. The two bars offered good service, however the drinks have cheap liquor. The dance hall was accommodating however it closes at1, which was a little early. In conclusion, I have been in better and worse places, it was not up to par for me personally, however everyone who was with me had a great time after the first day was done.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Leapyearbaby01
Columbus, Ohio
Dec 2, 2014

Value

The money was too high for all inclusive for this hotel. The rooms need to be updated and the bars around the pool and beach area close way too early.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
What a Beach
Friends
Midwest
Sep 2, 2014

Total nightmare

Upon arriving I was informed my stay would not be all inclusive. I explained I had paid for an all inclusive stay. They told me that the travel agency charged me for an all inclusive stay and reserved just the hotel and pocketed the difference. If I wanted the all inclusive I would be charged an additional fee. Determined not to give them any more money I settled for just the room. While checking into the room there was a terrible odor. I mentioned the odor to the bellman and his answer was to open the door. After the bellman left I began unpacking. There were no wash clothes, shampoo or lotion, just bar soap. I turned the small TV on and it did not work. After a long trip I decided to shower and freshen up. I got into the shower and the faucet handle came off in my hand. I pushed the handle on the stem and turned on the shower. No hot water. Shaking from the ice cold shower I then noticed there was no soap tray or shelf in the shower. I moved the toilet paper from the toilet tank for the soap. Walking barefoot from the shower to the bed to dress the floor was filthy. My feet had sand and dirt on them. I made a list of the problems and headed down to the front desk. Their answer was the room didn't come with shampoo, lotions, wash clothes, hand towels. They would put the faucet and TV on their list for repairs. They did fix the TV however, the next day it was out again. That evening I decided to go into town for dinner since my all inclusive stay was not all inclusive. I asked the bellman to order a taxi since the hotel is located out of town. When the taxi arrived I asked how much for the short drive to town. He and the bellman spoke and then said $1500 pesos or $35. I told them no and went back to my room and called my own taxi and paid $300 pesos or about $7.00 My whole stay at this hotel was a total nightmare. I would not spend another night there or recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Celuisma Playa Dorada Beach Resort and SPA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
omegaroger
Family
New Jersey
Jul 12, 2014

Stay Away!!!!!

Price is to good to be true for a reason. This is at best a 1 star hotel. Do not believe the ratings that the food is good or the rooms are clean. This is an old hotel with terrible rooms that have no water to shower or use the toilets etc. most of the time. The rooms are filthy, old, moldy and the a/c doesn't work. The a/c started to leak a stream of water in our room right through an ceiling light. We were very scared of getting electrocuted. They had to change us 3 times until they found a better room meanwhile they would keep putting others into the rooms we changed from. Worst stay ever, had to leave after 3 days and stay at another resort even though I had paid for 8 nights. Restaurants listed are always closed and buffet is terrible. Hotel gets filled with locals on the weekend and its a nightmare. Most have no manners and will cut in front of you at the buffet and bar. Liquor is extremely watered down. The only good thing I could say is the staff is awesome and try very hard to make you feel comfortable in this terrible hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Plaza for food.

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