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Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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#8 of 60 hotels in Puerto Plata

See why so many travellers make Grand Paradise Playa Dorada their all-inclusive resort of choice when visiting Puerto Plata. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and Grand Paradise Playa Dorada makes getting online easy as paid wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the all-inclusive resort, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and currency exchange. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the lobster restaurants, including Le Petit Francois, Lucia, and La Tarappa Italian Restaurant Pizzeria, all of which are a short distance from Paradise Beach Club Casino.

During your visit, be sure to check out Malecon Puerto Plata (1.2 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the all-inclusive resort.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada as you experience all of the things Puerto Plata has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Head massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Kristin wrote a review Sep 2022
Kamloops, Canada12 contributions
I have nothing bad to say about the resort or staff here. Check in was a wait but quick and the front desk staff were polite and friendly. The room was always clean with water and towels stocked each day. The gift shop had anything you needed on the fly but was fairly overpriced. The resort grounds were perfectly kept and the gardeners were sweet. The restaurants and snack huts were great and the food was always amazing. Same goes for the restaurant staff. The bar is great and bartenders so nice and accommodating. The beach front was magnificent and a beautiful view everyday while eating el fresco. The entertainment was great and they work so hard. Kelvin was an outstanding employee and so genuine. This was overall an amazing resort and the travellers there just as. As 2 women in our 30’s we had no issue fitting in and jiving with others of all ages. Definitely will be going back.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AndySueCanada wrote a review May 2022
62 contributions18 helpful votes
We only stayed one night. I gave it a 4/5 because it’s probably amongst the nicest hotels in that area of Lanzarote & for the price it’s ok but we would rather have paid for a regular room that what we got. We had a room with a spa tub on the balcony which could’ve been nice but it was ruined by the location, we constantly heard some kind of machines running & sometimes people who work there putting out trash though we couldn’t see them but mainly our view consisted of buildings & the street below. The “ocean view” was way off in the distance, the view of the water was a small opening between a lot of other hotels etc. For all-inclusive the food is really great we especially enjoyed the buffet food, it was top notch for a buffet. We also appreciated our waiter Antonio Cruz who served us a few times & was very welcoming, helpful, friendly & fun. He was the queen of the waiters! The hotel check in attendants were also very helpful, we stayed there April 22, 2022. I’m sorry I don’t remember their names now but they also made a great impression of the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Londa M wrote a review Apr 2022
Yonkers, New York, United States22 contributions6 helpful votes
This hotel was beautiful staff was amazing good was ok but the beach and pool party was amazing the one thing I could say about the Riu Santa fe is the beds the mattress was hard it was like sleep on the ground I didn't get any sleep the mattress was so hard my body ach everyday when I git up it was excruciating. But I still had a great time please Rui get new mattress please 🙏
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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samarun joseph wrote a review Apr 2021
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic7 contributions
It's was my first time visiting this beautiful part of Dominican Republic it was safe our staying , people were very nice the manager of reception Gibrann is doing great job since we are arrived is taking care of us we love our staying at grand paradise , I would like to thank Raul at the bar for his great service , thanks also to Alisa for her beautiful smile at the entrance of restaurant . See you soon .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Etienne L wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions5 helpful votes
We are in the hotel since 12 hours but already so much to say so here are our first comments. We did our booking through the official website. It said you can have free upgrade, early check in and late check out but employees at the reception are not aware, so we didn't have any of these while there were availabilities. When we arrive to our room there were 2 twin size beds instead of 1 king size as booked. Guys, when you see a couple arriving and if you have availability, give directly a king size bed instead of 2 small beds, that's seems logical, especially when you have a total of 80 guests in the resort + it was what we booked. Anyway electricity was not working on the room so we changed. For the second room we waited 1 hour before maintenance was able to open the door. Room looks and smell bad. Ac is not working, you can choose either between 10 degrees or no AC. Maitress of the bed is so old it's not flat anymore, same for the pillows. Wifi is not working well or not working at all. Dinner : no menu available, depend of the memory of the waiters. We know usually it's a buffet and because of the Covid you do A la carte but be reactive and creative. Print some menus, write it on a board, use QR codes, waiters do their best but for sure they cannot remember all. Preparation of the dinner was ok but quality of food is the worst you can find. Cesar celad with half of the ingredients, the other half looks from last week. Good point was the portion was so small that the agony was fast. Chicken, beef, salmon are probably the cheapest you can find here in RD so quality is so poor. At the bar we wanted a mojito which is a basic cocktail but hotel said that we need to pay extra charges as it considers as premium drink. Breakfast : writing or not, half of our order was wrong. Again no menu so waiters are not sure what they have. No process for them, they took orders of all the tables then bring it to the kitchen so first tables waited so long and probably kitchen received all orders at the same time that it took 1 hour for 2 omelettes. We ordered more food as the omelettes received were so small but after one more hour waiting we left the restaurant. So, so far catastrophic resort, employees are nice and do their best but with no means, no process, no management? And poor quality products. Even if the resort give discounts, it still didn't worth it.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Will wrote a review Jan 2021
Springfield, Missouri893 contributions152 helpful votes
Ok so I am always open/fair when I give my reviews. You can see a post a lot! This places website is misleading! The 1 and only option for breakfast/lunch/dinner is the open air beachside restaurant and is buffet style with minor changes daily or for meals. It is very very repetitive on the food. Serving beer out of bottles so they haven’t even ordered standard kegs and such and only small plastic cups (which isn’t out of the normal standard for some resorts). Room was supposed to be a Superior room with ocean view which I will post photos of. It is super super small, cramped and one person can barely walk between the bed/dresser. The bathroom had a toilet leak and made lots of noise when flushing. They had to fix my mini fridge but had to ask two times and came at midnight to fix (I did o.k. the time). Bed linens are super thin and decent, however, the bed pillows are definitely needed to be replaced. Bathroom towels are horrible!! Small and not always seemed to be very clean, “pool towel” system here which I never understood? I didn’t fly here to steal your cheap towel! The room was in and stickers around room was a “Select” section but was ran out of this section due to not having the proper bracelet, an easy answer on how to get one would have been nice. Also it was empty for 2 days! So yes I was taking up so much room and causing issues by being the 1 person there?? Ridiculous, be smarter and offer ideas on how to change or since there was maybe 40 people at the resort, explain for future reference but allow the random small amount of people to use it with no issues! Servers/bartenders: staff in general: the were all great really! It’s about the 1 thing the kept this a positive experience overall and not a 1 review. Everyone was helpful and nice and seemed very appreciative of tips, and I didn’t see many give tips at all so I bet it’s rough on them all now! The ocean areas were great, awesome views and beach area. Beware the “vendors” were allowed to sell which I get, but they all sat in chairs and all around me everyday so it wasn’t always the most comfortable having 14 vendors chatting and sharing stories etc all day in the shade as you try to relax! Please fix this Overall if you get this resort around $50/per person when everything is open and running that would be a good deal, otherwise save your money. If you want to sit at the beach/ pool and be just your group this is a great time to go, but be prepared for crowded Thur-Sat as local Dominicans come in big groups! I love it but some people don’t so just giving honest review. Try to learn some Spanish it will help you. I mix and mingle with the locals all the time and it can be a fantastic experience! Don’t be shy! Thanks Grand Paradise but I will probably not return until regular operations are open and I am given “Select” status next trip, take care and stay safe!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Heather092 wrote a review Jan 2021
Toronto, Canada168 contributions96 helpful votes
We went for 2 weeks to Grand Paradise, and loved it. The water in the ocean was very blue, more than in past years. Now due to Covid the hotel is only 30% full and there was plenty of lounge chairs on the beach and by the pools. You feel like you have the hotel to yourself. But still enough people to talk to and have fun with. Just perfect. They are constantly sanitizing tables, bars, Even your luggage when you arrive and also the room was sanitized, as I could smell it . Oh so clean. You name it. They are really super clean and being ever so carful.!! All the staff ware masks and are tested to work there. And also the best part is the buffet is open air , so close to the sea, and plenty of room, when you eat, so no way can you get Covid. That salt air is so clean to breath in, and no one is hardly on the beach. Lots of SECURITY and very safe. Food: WOW GREAT!!!! Lots to choose from and wonderful . Meats, Chicken, Fish, and changed up with different gravy's & different sauces each day. So it is not the same thing each day. I was very impressed with the great level of food and Variety. Pasta was Excellent as well. Also they gave us all an upgrade with Select Club for Adults only with a wonderful bar and private pool. That made it so special. This was with Air Transat. The bartenders were so sweet and kind. They all work so hard and its important to tip them all. I feel so bad for the country , as the Covid numbers are not even as high as Canada and the US and they really need the business. I tell you I felt safer there than at home. This hotel has 2 beaches and the view of the mountains is so beautiful. I loved it and will go back for sure. Do Not be afraid of Covid. We travel a great deal and we find if your careful no matter where you go. Ware a mask when at home or on vacation. You will be fine. The Dominicans are wonderful people and go have fun and trust me. The fear of Covid will leave you when you put your feet in the sand. I cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Stay in Select , Its the best.
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Mercedes B wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our vacation here from December 14th to 21st was phenomenal! The hotel had sit down meals for 4 days and on the final 3 they opened the buffet, with staff serving and physical distancing. There was a limited amount of people that could come into the buffet, masks had to be worn, sanitizer used before entering and it was all open air. The hotel was booked only at 30% capacity and we had the pool all to ourselves. Masks had to be worn in all common areas but you could remove them at the pool and beach, when you're with your bubble. They upgraded us to VIP for free, giving us access to two separate pools and bars. Internet was free. The flight there was more full than we would have liked but the way back was practically empty. We are very blessed to have gone away, our winter/covid blues were really starting to set in and this has become a tradition for us.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Jason T wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
Just returned from vacation. We were impressed with everything C-19 related. The buffet was open on weekends only, due to small numbers during the week. Food was very good, we were upgraded due to small numbers at the resort. If you travel from Ontario, you will be impressed at how much better they have handled themselves. Great food, fun at VIP pool, great drinks and rooms very clean and AC is cold! Low numbers, so get your own space - no activities by staff, food selection is minimal only because 30 to 40 there during the week. We felt very safe and this was our 2nd visit.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paulino G wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York126 contributions8 helpful votes
Excelent resort . Employees are amazing .I recommend for everyone is excelent . Need improvement in furniture . Covid 19 mess everything but is very good resort . For families and couples . I you are in p plata please come to this resort
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$123 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Paradise Playa Dorada
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Nearby attractions include Rigo /Leonel and Marleny taxi tours and excursión (5.1 km), Joyeria Las Americas (6.1 km), and Rancho Lorilar (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Lee's Beach Bar, Ristorante Passatore, and Le Petit Francois.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Grand Paradise Playa Dorada have airport transportation?
Yes, Grand Paradise Playa Dorada offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Paradise Playa Dorada offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Paradise Playa Dorada?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.