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Paradisus Palma Real Resort

Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

At a Glance

    Pros

  • enticing and professional spa
  • adjacent Palma Real Shopping Center

    Cons

  • restaurants and nightlife are far from some rooms
  • most rooms at The Reserve do not have sea views or have just partial sea views
  • service weaknesses even at the Club

Fodorite Reviews

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Paradisus Palma Real Resort Review

This luxury all-inclusive is a visual showstopper especially its central plaza by night, which sparkles under dramatic lighting. The average suite, with flat-screen TV, CD player, balcony or terrace, and semi-open marble bathroom with jet showers and a Jacuzzi for two, is extraordinary. You won't need to upgrade, but if you choose the adults-only Royal Service, you'll get to experience the smashing new contemporary Royal Club lounge and restaurant. There's also The Reserve, a private self-contained group of 190 luxurious suites in the interior of the property that share even more (and better) amenities. The optional, signature family-concierge plan, only at The Reserve, includes lavish attention for kids, who get their own check-in, welcome backpacks, and mini-size robes and slippers. A drawback of this contemporary enclave is that you must take a shuttle to the private beach. The resort's restaurants are opulently decorated, though in some cases the decor may outshine the food. The Asian-inspired YHI Spa has lagoons, boardwalks, and a hushed serenity. Its staff is to be applauded for service, professionalism, and skill. Greens fees at the nearby Cocotal Golf Course are included (though charges apply for carts, etc.), but nongolfers may be won over by horseback-riding or biking excursions.

    Hotel Details

  • 554 rooms.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-12-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Wow factor for the 1st 24 hours

    I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful experience we had at the Paradisus Palma Real. My wife and I came here for our 1 year anniversary and this place blew away my expectations. The beauty and tranquility is magnificent. The 1st thing we see as we step out of the cab and start towards the lobby is the Caribbean Sea in the background. The view is stunning. As we proceed to check in, we were lucky to avoid the 45 min check-ins claimed in earlier reviews. We were checked in within 10-15 mins at most. We were then greeted by our concierge who booked our reservations for the a la carte restaurants for the rest of the week in that one sitting. He then showed us to our room. From taxi to hotel room....maybe 30 mins. Now for the room: a 1br Master Suite with Jacuzzi. Very well appointed, nice amenities, great view of the colorful property fight from the terrace of our room. Every visit to the main dining area (buffet) was awesome. The food was all very flavorful and well prepared and visually appealing. The servers were all attentive and helpful. We did try a couple of the A La Carte restaurants (Gabi Beach and Gabi Club in the Reserve), but we found ourselves disappointed with both the service and the quality of food at these places. Not a biggie, we were more than happy to return to the awesome food and service back in the main dining area. All in all, top notch hotel, top notch service, and great pool, beach, and other amenities. We loved it and would definitely go back!

    by davidmad1, 9/9/12

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