$250 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 11, 2015 Check-out: Sep 14, 2015

Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

4 stars
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Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
48 reviews
Great Experience

We experienced a great vacation. It was to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Management and... See full review

  • Warpco
  • Jun 18, 2012
well worth the price

I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel is very family friendly. The works go out of your way to see... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 28, 2011

Grand Paradise Playa Dorada offers all-inclusive beachfront comfort in 424 rooms and suites 25 minutes from the international airport and 15 minutes from Puerto Plata. As part of the Playa Dorada complex, Grand Paradise is set on Costa Dorada beach near shopping and a championship golf course.

Rooms

All rooms are equipped with one or two full beds, air conditioning, flat-screen television, safe deposit box, minibar with complimentary water and soda, full bath, and hairdryer. Suites include a separate living area, kitchenette, and balcony or terrace, with garden, pool, or ocean view.

Property features

The all-inclusive package includes room, tips, and taxes, all meals (buffet style), snacks, alcoholic and nonalcoholic house drinks, daytime and nighttime entertainment, and nonmotorized watersports. Dining options include two full-service restaurants (reservation required) and a buffet, with midnight snack service available until 1 a.m. Four bars include a beach bar and a swim-up pool bar.

 

Daily daytime activities include aerobics, beach volleyball, dance classes, and contests. Non-motorized watersports such as kayaking, sunfish sailing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving (clinics at the pool) are also free of charge. Motorized sports (available for a surcharge) include Jet-Ski and waterskiing, and a ride on a banana boat. Other activities include ping pong, archery, mini golf, half-court basketball, and two tennis courts. Guests can also swim in the lagoon-style pool or relax in the Jacuzzi.  

 

The nighttime social scene includes nightly entertainment and the dance club Crazy Moon, open from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m., with free drinks.

 

A child's pool is available, and the Kids Club program offers supervised activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12.

Highlights
  • No worries about pricing with all-inclusive fare
  • Close to international airport
  • Location on attractive slice of beach
Nearby attractions
  • Puerto Plata (3.9 mi/6.2 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi service (fee applies)
Transportation
  • Gregorio Luperon International Airport (9.9 mi/16 km)
Policies
NOTICE: The casino will be closed from May to December.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive Rooms

Suite
All suites are equipped a king bed, independent A/C, 32" flat screen TV, cable, telephone, safety deposit box ($), mini bar with complimentary water and soda, full bath, handheld hairdryer. Independent living area, kitchenette and balcony or terrace. Garden, pool or ocean view available. Iron and iron board
Superior Ocean View
All rooms are equipped with one or two full beds, independent A/C, 32" flat screen TV, cable, telephone, safety deposit box ($), mini bar with complimentary water and soda, full bath, handheld hairdryer. Full or partial ocean view. Iron upon request
Saver Room
All rooms are equipped with one or two full beds, independent A/C, 32" flat screen TV, cable, telephone, safety deposit box ($), mini bar with complimentary water and soda, full bath, handheld hairdryer. Garden or pool view. Iron upon request
Superior Garden View
All rooms are equipped with one or two full beds, independent A/C, 32" flat screen TV, cable, telephone, safety deposit box ($), mini bar with complimentary water and soda, full bath, handheld hairdryer. Garden or pool view. Iron upon request

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Casino
Night club
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Amber Museum: 0.4 mi

Dining

Edens
Seaside restaurant opens for snacks from 12:00 to 16:00, no reservation required. Opens for dinner at 18:30, see information
Hibiscus
Seaside buffet restaurant, features a thatched cana roof. Opens for breakfast (07:00 - 11:00) lunch (12:30 - 14:30) and dinner (18:30 - 22:00). Casual dress code. There are theme buffets for dinner.
Edens
Open-air, seaside BBQ & Grill a-la carte restaurant, features a thatched cana roof. Opens for dinner -reservation required- (18:30 - 22:00), casual dress code.
Michelangelo
A la carte Italian restaurant. It's air-conditioned and features a romantic atmosphere. Opens for dinner (18:30 - 22:00). Reservation is required. Business casual dress code.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carmen A.
Family
Bronx
Feb 9, 2015

Family Trip ruined.

Staff was not attentive, dining service was horrible. Disorganized hotel, trash by the pool and no entertainment.

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

Family

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Not Lively. A bit disorganized.

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vince the pro
Business
New Jersey
Feb 4, 2014

A long way from a four start rating.

The best thing about the Hotel is the staff. They were great! However, I booked an Ocean View suite and they gave me a pool view suite. They only provided one hand towel and one bath towel per day per person. So once you shower in the AM, your towels are wet the rest of the day. The soap and shampoo are practically non-existing. The food was better than average, but you need to pay for a safe key and Wi-Fi service. Also, they are constantly trying to sell you time-sharing units, which becomes annoying. I wouldn't go back.

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

Business

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Florida Expert
Family
Orlando FL
Nov 23, 2012

break time

reserved two rooms for four nights . FD staff not so helpful. all other staff great job. remote did not work .no hot water in the shower some days. good food and drinks.

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

Family

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

dont need a guid to the city.

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bigmama801
Couples
New York
Aug 15, 2012

Paradise Dorada

I booked this hotel because it was suppose to be a 4 star hotel with remodeled rooms. The walls had cracks, the lighting in the room was minimal, the phone in the room did not work. I was given towels that should have been thrown away as they were ripped. In addition, I love going to the casino - another reason I chose this place only to arrive and be informed that the hotel was under renovation - What??? The front desk personnel were not the most polite folks. As for the entertainment and the staff at poolside, bar and restaurants, they were fantastic. The food was great each day. Our overall experience I give it a 7 but I won't be going back.

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

Couples

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Bravissimo Dinner and Show - 20 min drive - purchased exursion on the internet. It was the highlight of the week. Well worth it. Beautiful restaurant with top quality food and a great Las Vegas Style show

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
sea breeze
Family
san juan, pR
Aug 2, 2012

awfull

no fun... the breakfast is the same every day... food->not good at all

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

Family

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Warpco
Couples
Nanticoke, Pa
Jun 18, 2012

Great Experience

We experienced a great vacation. It was to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Management and Staff were so accomodating and we enjoyed a relaxing time just taking it easy. We have been to this resort previously, as well as other Amhsa Marina Resorts and other Playa Doradas Hotels. We usually visit the Puerto Plata area three times a year and we have to say that Grand Paradise is one of the finest. They offer a large selection of food in the buffet and two specialty restaurants. The beds and pillows are very comfortable also. Many want to be super critical, but just go and have a great relaxing time and enjoy the experience.

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

Couples

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Shop or look arounf the Plaza, which is a brief walk.

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nabdadon
Couples
New York, NY, USA
Apr 25, 2012

Can't complain

I had a great time. I can't wait to go back. My wife and I did the dinner on the beach, and people were passing by taking our pictures as if we we celebrities or related to Obama.

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

Couples

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Albanian
Family
Yorktown, NY 10598, USA
Apr 11, 2012

A great location

Bed sheets were too small for the bed and falling off. Bathroom needed repairs but, needed three calls for the handyman to show up, to declare that he needed a part and will come back, which never happened. Music was too loud at night, with a whistling noise that pierced my ears. Reception staff not helpful, you need to "pull" an answer from them. I had stomach discomfort, as had many other customers, however, there was no attempt to help. Had to walk to doctor's office, who charged me $212 (US). All in all, I would not go back, nor recommend it to anyone.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hemingway's Bar & Grill had good Mexican food.

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
jumior
Friends
new york
Mar 6, 2012

what a waste

the restaurants were terrible , staff would try to hustle you for every dollar. to have a safe in your room would cost 20 dollars a week, usually its standard in most resorts

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

Friends

Review of Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pastchief
Family
Titusville NJ
Nov 28, 2011

Weeks good, Bad weekends

The hotel was good, the staff were pleasant, BUT on the weekends from Friday at 3:00 pm to Sunday at 1:00 pm the hotel books all the vacant rooms to the locals, when the local guests are on the resort the vacationers are neglected as the hotel does not put on additional staff to handle the influx of guests and also the locals are rude to the staff and vacationers they butt in line they walk in front of you as if you were not even there, they walk into you and look at you as if you did something wrong and don’t have very good manners. Over all I would go back again but ensure I had plans on Friday Saturday and Sundays The food was so so if you like pork and Chicken as that was the primary lunch and dinner meals

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

Family

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