# 4 of 33 hotels in Samana

Hotel Grand Paradise Samana(3.5 stars)

Playa las Galeras Samana View on map
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  • Great beach (2)
    "Great beach" found in 2 reviews
    • " The dirt, but great beach " 
      2.673809523809524
      August 2012
    • " Great beach however in need of renovation " 
      4.230952380952381
      September 2012
  • Nice hotel (1)
    "Nice hotel" found in 1 review
    • " Nice hotel , but it should be a little investment (towels, facilities and staff). Excursions when marcell ... " 
      4.230952380952381
      September 2012
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

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

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    159
  • very good
    59
  • acceptable
    30
  • poor
    4
  • terrible
    1
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The most helpful positive review

5.621428571428571

We love this country, the people, the area and the hotel. The perfect spot for the world from another side to meet. You have so many possibilities, to great things to do and see - you is not included. The hotel is beautiful, and there is really nothing to complain about - the perfect hotel for young and old! What the hotel particularly benefits is the hospitality, one feels immediately like home and all the people are always friendly and welcoming. Here n …  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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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (1)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 1 review
      • " Nice hotel, but it should be a little investment (towels, facilities and staff). Excursions when marcell ... "  read hotel review
        4.230952380952381
        September 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Beach (2)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 2 reviews
      • " The dirt, but great beach "  read hotel review
        2.673809523809524
        August 2012
      • " Great beach however in need of renovation "  read hotel review
        4.230952380952381
        September 2012
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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  • Location
    This elegant hotel is located amidst tropical gardens directly beside the beautiful palm tree-lined beach. It is just 15 minutes walk to the small fishing village of Las Galertas where guests will discover many shopping and entertainment venues and the capital city of Samana is some 30 km away. Puerto Plata international airport is 250 km from the hotel and transfer takes approximately 4 hours.
  • The hotel features 500 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Various gastronomic options are available, including a restaurant and a bar. Guests can visit the supermarket to purchase daily necessities. Guests can buy holiday mementos from the souvenir shop. The grounds of the hotel feature a playground and an attractive garden. Additional features of the hotel include a newspaper stand and a playroom. Parking facilities available to guests include a garage and a car park. Among the additional services available are multilingual staff, a babysitting service, room service, a laundry and a hairdressing salon.
  • All rooms feature air conditioning, a fan, a living room and a bathroom. A balcony or terrace is also included as standard. Many of the rooms also offer a sea view, adding to the ambience. Among the amenities are a safe and a minibar. The accommodation units offer a range of amenities, including a fridge. Internet access, a telephone and a TV are provided as standard. In each of the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a bath and a hairdryer.
  • The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The sun loungers and parasols on the sun terrace offer a great place to unwind. A poolside snack bar is available. The hotel offers a very extensive sport and leisure programme, including cycling/mountain biking, tennis, bocce, beach volleyball, volleyball, crazy golf and archery. For a fee, horse riding is also available. Guests of the hotel have a wide range of watersports to choose from, including windsurfing, pedal boat hire, sailing, kayaking and snorkelling, or for a fee, diving. Table tennis and pool/billiards are some of the sports and leisure options available at the hotel. Other options and services include an entertainment programme, an entertainment programme for adults, an entertainment programme for children, a disco, a kids' club and a kids' disco.
  • The hotel offers a wide range of bookable meals and board options, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, full board and All-inclusive. The hotel additionally offers snacks. The show cooking is a particular attraction. Alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic drinks are available.
  • The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA and MasterCard.
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service