# 4 of 33 hotels in Samana

Hotel Grand Paradise Samana(3.5 stars)

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  • Hotel in general
    5.0
  • Room
    5.1
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    5.1
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.1

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    168
  • very good
    58
  • acceptable
    31
  • poor
    3
  • terrible
    1
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The most helpful positive review

4

The hotel is a relatively large area. The rooms were big enough the cleaning and cleanliness was also reasonable, however often only in the late afternoon the room was cleaned. Wireless internet costs 3-4 Euro for 30 minutes! Weekend rates are many locals in the area …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.730952380952381

We had a nice bungalow, unfortunately, we got for so much money a bit more expected. Were now already for the 8'. Time in the dom. Rep but the cleaning ladies and the amenities were not the best. Room if at all were in the evening at 17:30 clock cleaned. Food was regularly repeated. Quality nothing special for example no fresh yogurt, but in plastic cups. Tip: everything in las galeras do. Excursions, shopping, etc. Goes there everything was very good not …  read hotel review

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Anne-Sophie
Nice vacation
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
The hotel was a very calm and peaceful place to stay. The rooms are pretty big and always clean. The beach is relativly big but it is very clean. There are no waves which makes it better for relaxing in the water. It is different shades of blue so pictures come out nice. The buffet has a variety of different foods that are good. In the end it was a very good hotel and we will definitely go back! A big thanks to Samuel V., a pleasant and fun man to talk to, who made our stay extra fun :P read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
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Shannon
Amazing stay!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
The hotel was very well kept. The landscaping was great, very lush. Hotel rooms were in very good condition. Everything was cleaed daily. No bugs in our room which was lovely. Always had hot water. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There were always many things to do on the resort. Catermaran, snorkeling, swimming, volleyball, spanish lessons. You name it they probably have it. We really enjoyed the water aerobics. It was a great way to start off the morning.

  • Location
    5.0

    Quite a trek to the main city Santa Domingo, but Las Galars was a 10 minute walk from the hotel via beach. The locals may seem to be over whelming at first but they just want you to look in there shops, even if its for 2 minutes.

  • Room
    6.0

    Room was bright, clean and well cared for. The maids did a very good job in maintaining fresh clean sheets and towels. The towels often did arrive after 830pm which was a tad bit bizarre.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel was very well kept. The landscaping was great, very lush. Hotel rooms were in very good condition. Everything was cleaed daily. No bugs in our room which was lovely. Always had hot water.

  • Service
    6.0

    The service was incredible. Samuel, Lima, Raylin, Ariel and Julio made our stay unforgettable. They were always very polite and friendly. If we had an issue Samuel and Julio would solve it very quickly. Never had an issue with rude staff. Best service I have experienced on a resort.

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Anne
Tranquil and Unique
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
The hotel is located in a beautiful secluded area. An hour and half approx from the airport in a comfortable air conditioned bus made the treck seem short. The resort is peaceful and relaxing. I cant say enough about how wonderful the Domincan people are and they work exceptionally hard long hours to make sure you have a great vacation. I would definitely return....... read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    Everyone from the bartenders, serving and reception staff are friendly and eager to help. SAMUEL VASQUEZ was very helpful and kind throughout our visit.

  • Room
    6.0

    We had a beautiful room and porch that looked out on the ocean. Comfortable beds, well air conditioned. Daily supply of pop and water.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is located in a beautiful secluded area. An hour and half approx from the airport in a comfortable air conditioned bus made the treck seem short. The resort is peaceful and relaxing. I cant say enough about how wonderful the Domincan people are and they work exceptionally hard long hours to make sure you have a great vacation. I would definitely return.......

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The entertainment staff are pleasant and work hard long days to make sure you have fun....A special thanks to PINKY...ERICK...YONATHAN...AND DANIEL....Friendly fantastic people!

  • Location
    6.0

    The resort is located just near a small quaint town. The beach is not large but perfect for floating and cooling off. The grounds are well kept and the lake area beautiful for watching the turtles and fish. Lots of shade or sun....

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Great variety of food....The outdoor dinners were dinner and the atmosphere fantastic. The pool dinner was a special treat on our last night. Candle light and a delicous buffet.....

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Darlene
Excellent Stay at Grand Paradise Samana
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Other stay
  • April 2014
I found this resort to be a perfect size. With only 420 rooms, you're not over crowded with people. The resort was very clean. Rooms were also very clean. The food was excellent. So many choices at the buffet. Guestes ranged from people in their 20's to 80's. There were also some families with small children. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    The staff were extremely friendly. Juan from the Sports Bar always had a smile and he was very pleasant. Yessi at the towel exchange was always very chatty and polite. She is also a great entertainer.

  • Room
    6.0

    The room was a good size for the both of us. Even my 3 sons were fine with the size of the room. (They were all 3 in the same room)

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I found this resort to be a perfect size. With only 420 rooms, you're not over crowded with people. The resort was very clean. Rooms were also very clean. The food was excellent. So many choices at the buffet. Guestes ranged from people in their 20's to 80's. There were also some families with small children.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There is entertainment every night. The staff put on a great show of dancing. They work very hard. My hat off to all of the staff. The beach was beautiful. It was kept clean. Loved the Palm trees, they were great for shade. There are 3 beautiful pools too. We didn't use the pools, we chose to be at the beach.

  • Location
    6.0

    From our room the beach was approx. 3 min walk. I am not a shopper so we didn't venture off the resort to go shopping. There is a local market. The Gift shop on the resort was sufficient for my shopping. There are a few Excursions to choose from. You can go horseback riding to a beautiful waterfall, a boat ride to a island.....

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There is the main buffet and a A la Carte restaurant. Both locations were very clean. Food and drinks were excellent. You have many choices in food and drinks.

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Nadine
Best Vacation! Incredible staff!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
Had the most fun vacation and it's all because of the staff and beautiful location. Mikiki Johnson is the greatest! Met him on the first day and he made our vacation extra special. If you go, make sure to ask for him, he is part of the animation team. All the employees go out of their way to make sure you enjoy every moment. The resort is small and in the most beautiful location. Unspoiled beauty everywhere you look and the water is so green, calm and warm, perfect for swimming. Rooms are nice and super clean. Food is quite ... good and lots of choices. If I could go back tomorrow, I would! read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Play rooms
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

  • Full board
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Horse riding

Other hotel information

  • Rehabilitation centre
  • 24 hour reception
  • Gay friendly
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service