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Hotel Grand Paradise Samana(3.5 stars)

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  • Hotel in general
    4.9
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    4.9
  • Location
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.7
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    189
  • very good
    80
  • acceptable
    41
  • poor
    10
  • terrible
    2
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The most helpful positive review

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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

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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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Catherine Auclair
Perfect place to relax...
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2014
WoW! Nice place for a relaxing vacation... Excellent service... We did have issues with the AC on arrival... Just the time to pick a bite and everything was taking care of... Noris is the best... Don't be shy to ask people if you need something... They will do there best to accomadate you... The fact that the beach is almost only grass is very cool... No big wave's... Kid's loved the pool area... If we have the chance to come back we won't hesitate... Love the place... read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    Excellent... At the front desk ask for

  • Room
    6.0

    WoW! Renovated and very nice... We had a second floor seaview... Cleaning lady very sweet...

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Kayak... Catamaran... Everything is free...

  • Hotel
    6.0

    WoW! Nice place for a relaxing vacation... Excellent service... We did have issues with the AC on arrival... Just the time to pick a bite and everything was taking care of... Noris is the best... Don't be shy to ask people if you need something... They will do there best to accomadate you... The fact that the beach is almost only grass is very cool... No big wave's... Kid's loved the pool area... If we have the chance to come back we won't hesitate... Love the place...

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Good in general... Drink are the best... Try the Banana Mama at the pool bar... They have a mixer and put a real banana in it...

  • Location
    6.0

    Right next to a small village...

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Third Time
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
We have been to this hotel three times this year an the reason we return is the simple beauty. It is secluded from other resorts and is truly paradise. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Clean...beautiful view of the beach, fresh water and drinks in fridge... Well working air conditioning...we stayed in the loft with a wonderful porch with beach view.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We have been to this hotel three times this year an the reason we return is the simple beauty. It is secluded from other resorts and is truly paradise.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The animation team is what makes this resort. They work hard from early in the morning to late at night in the disco. Plus they put on a different show every night. They are wonderful, sweet and warm people and part of the reason we return. A special thanks to Pinky, Mikiki, Lima, Olga, Yessi, Yonathan, Bombi, Francesco, Daniel, Andujar, Alexis....just wonderful people....thank you so much!!

  • Service
    6.0

    The people at this resort are truly wonderful. Having been there in February, May and October....we have been exposed to the resort at busier and quiet times. Each time the staff were all excellent from the front desk, wait staff and bartenders....Samuel Vasquez the hotel manager always makes sure we are well taken care of.

  • Location
    6.0

    Located approx 2 hours from the airport in Samana, the drive is lovely and gives you a wonderful picture of the way people live. We always get a couple of drinks at the aiport and enjoy the scenic drive to the hotel. Sit in the right hand side of the bus to get a wonderful view of the ocean. The hotel is not to large...its in a bay which provides a lovely view. Not to mention the horses that run wild next to the resort. So beautiful

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There is a lot of options despite what I have read. It is not gourmet in any way but we have never gotten sick in three visits and there was always plent of options to choose from.

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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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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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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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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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Susann
3.5 stars okay for
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
For a 3 star superior hotel is ok, but you shouldn't expect much. The beach is great, but worn beach chairs. Food is rather poor: 2 times on the day you got the same food. The linen (sheets) in the room is inadequate. The hotel is very to meet the needs and preferences of americans/canadians laid out. Who likes it, is here well waived. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
  • Room
    3.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    2.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    2.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
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Regula
Hotel Grand Paradise Samana
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
I’m just back from my first visit at this resort/hotel and it was so beautiful…a little place in paradise!! I arrived at the reception with a private transfer at 2.00 am …the welcome was so kind I felt really good from the very first in spite of high tiredness. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    At the bars you can try a lot of drinks but the best one for me was the «Caipirinha»…all the barkeepers are friendly, smiling, funny…a special thanks goes to Roberto (at the bar in front of the disco) and to Felix.

  • Room
    6.0

    First I had a room with garden view, the room was really clean and comfortable but the view in the garden was not so nice like the sea view…so at the second day I changed and I received a room with sea view….really top (number 1153) a big hug to Samuel Vasquez!!! My room was sparkling clean every day …thank you very much my chambermaid.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The food in the restaurants (all in all 3) was really multifarious…rice, potatoes, fish, meat, salads, fruits, vegetables, candies…you're not going to starve ;-)). The staffs in the restaurants are so nice too…smiling, always a «Hola, como estas»

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I’m just back from my first visit at this resort/hotel and it was so beautiful…a little place in paradise!! I arrived at the reception with a private transfer at 2.00 am …the welcome was so kind I felt really good from the very first in spite of high tiredness.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There are two pool sites too, nice not much of people especially at the little one…perfect for a nap. I was there for diving too, I never dived in Dominican Republic before but it was really great, nice spots…the caves, corals, ship wrecks…lovely! It is a good diving school, you can speak in german, english, spanish, italian…the guys are really nice, funny, friendly…I spent a good dive-time etc. with you: Thank you Valerio, Miki, Christian and Abraham (best captain)!! In the evening I always looked the great shows of the animation team…it was really worthwhile…several dance styles, lovely suits, beautiful backdrop… they are great dancers and so nice, friendly, always smiling, helpful…I was so charmed. After the shows the animation team opened the disco and animated the guests to dance or to learn their great dances like Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton etc. with so much patience and affection...I really loved it!! Big hugs and a special thanks goes to Olga (lovely dancer), Pinky, Viannely, Judith, Yessi, Youseff, Daniel (so funny guy and great dancer), Mikiki, Raylin (fitness man), Lima, Kaky (best Salsa dancer), Andujar (best DJ), Alexis and Erick (yeahhh Baby…crazy but so nice). I will come back as soon as possible…love this place and the great people there. See you soon….!!

  • Location
    6.0

    The resort is really amazing, very clean with a lot of nature (palm trees, flowers….), the beach is great, enough place for everybody…beach loungers and towels are exist. A special thanks goes to the cleaner on the beach and the security staffs.

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Gerald
Great place to just relax on the beach.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
Airport was easy to navigate and fast, the hotel staff were wonderful, the food was good but not great. Lovely beach overhaul no complaints. Nice little walk to the nearest town friendly locals, cold beer and light shopping. Be prepared to barter. read hotel review
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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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
  • Double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Fridge
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Pool
  • Minigolf

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper