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Hotel Dorado Club Hotel 3 star
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PLAYA DORADO Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

A small hotel of reasonable size that will attract both families and young couples. It is particularly appropriate for small budgets.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 6.75 /10

    The hotel is located on the northern coast of the island, in the heart of the Playa Dorada complex, 9 miles east of Puerto Plata. To reach the hotel from the airport (located 19 miles away), you will need 20 minutes.

    Accommodation 6.45 /10

    All 156 rooms of the hotel are housed in 9 colourful two-storey buildings, without elevator. There are two types of rooms: standard and superior rooms. The majority of the rooms have a terrace or a balcony opening onto the gardens or the swimming pool. Simple but spacious enough, clean and well decorated with original paintings, they have rattan furniture in a sitting room, an American bar, a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV (55 channels) and a paid safe ($ 11 per week). But, there is no refrigerator. The bathroom has a bathtub with a fixed shower, separate toilets, personal skin care products and a hair dryer.

    Overview 5.70 /10

    Decorated in the local style, the Dorado Club is a beautiful hotel complex consisting of a main building and 9 units to house the accommodations. All surrounded by lavish greenery, the location is close to a beautiful sandy beach. Many facilities are offered to customers. It is a pity, however, there is only one swimming pool of modest size. Some 985 ft away you will find a famous 18-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones.

    Food and drink 5.95 /10

    As part of your all-inclusive package, you can choose between three restaurants in the hotel. The Marien, the main restaurant, serves all three meals buffet style and the food is varied and colourful. The menu includes both local and international specialities. Two restaurants serving a la carte allow you to choose alternative ways to spend a pleasant evening, with a reservation, with a choice of Mediterranean cuisine or barbecue. Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The hotel also has a snack bar near the beach serving from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a pool bar.

    Beach 5.45 /10

    The beach of the Dorado Club sits betweenthe Tropical Playa Dorada to the left and the Paradise Beach on the right. The Playa Dorada is renowned for the quality of its beaches. The beach of the Dorado Club is no exception to the rule, but the access to it is fairly remote. Clean and spacious, the beach is equipped with deckchairs and sunshades (available for free). A water sports centre offers various non-motorised (no extra charge) and motorised (paying) activities. A snack bar offers lunch.

    To know

    Built in 1988, the Dorado Club, a member of the hotel chain Hotetur, does not seem to suffer from the affects of time. It must be said that this hotel underwent a major renovation in 2000. Perfectly maintained, it offers great benefits for an institution of its kind.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      aerobics, aqua gym, gym, water-polo, archery, tennis, horse riding, (nearby), golf, water skiing, (paying), jet ski, (paying), sports, beach volley, volleyball, kayak

    • Safe

    advantage

    • The human scale of the hotel.
    • Excellent quality for the price.

    disadvantages

    • The absence of a spa, fitness centre and a kid's club.
    • The hotel's location off the beach.

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