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Hotel Tropical Playa Dorada Hotel 3 star
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The Tropical Playa Dorada resort is a vast resort operating on the "all inclusive" formula, in the huge complex of the Playa Dorada, near Puerto Plata. Offering many different facilities, this hotel will delight young and old alike.

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

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      Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada   -   © EASYVOYAGE

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      Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada   -   © EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 10.0 /10

    The Tropical Playa Dorada 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 a 20-minute drive.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    The rooms are categorised as standard rooms (no fridge or balcony), superior rooms and suites. They all have satellite television (40 channels), a king-size bed or two queen size beds, a few pleasant and naive paintings and a desk. The bathroom includes a non-separate toilet, a bath with a fixed shower and personal skin care products. However, you can ask for a hair dryer at the reception. The superior rooms and the suites have a large balcony but only 50 rooms (all suites) have a sea view.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    All 411 rooms of the Tropical Playa Dorada are distributed in 13 two-storey buildings, each with a patio planted with a tree. The lobby, very friendly, spacious and well decorated (children will love the great treasure chest of the pirates), directly overlooks the gigantic swimming pool, crossed by a bridge and with nice amenities, including a small waterfall. An area of the swimming pool is reserved for water volleyball enthusiasts, while another area is reserved for children. All around, a large solarium terrace invites you to bask under the tropical sun on its many deckchairs. Just next door, a stage is used for the many organised activities, sometimes a bit too noisy, but you have to have fun!

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    If you come to the Tropical Playa Dorada to follow a diet, you are clearly at the wrong address! The main buffet, which is impressively copious, offers different culinary themes every day of the week, and as if the choice was not enough, three other restaurants serving a la carte welcome you on the first floor of the building overlooking the swimming pool, to let you enjoy Italian, Mexican or international dishes, amid gorgeous decor. Needless to say - a reservation is required. You do not have to taste all the cocktails, but you can try several bars, between the beach, the swimming pool, the yacht club buffet restaurant and the French café.

    Beach 7.70 /10

    The beach of the Playa Tropical Dorada stretches between the beach of the Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada and the beach of the Hotetur Dorado Club. It is quite large, well equipped and furnished with many pergola sunshades, deckchairs with mattresses and showers. A water sports club provides many water activities. Athletes have a true basketball field located directly on the beach at their disposal. In the evening, the field sometimes hosts theatre shows. The beach bar and grill, Kokomo's, serve all kinds of cocktails and pizzas.

    To know

    One of the main advantages of the Tropical Playa Dorada, formerly Playa Naco, is indisputably the small "casita" (chalet) nestled in the garden at the end of a small path: children will love it and their parents too! It is a friendly place, a small colourful hut beautifully designed and decorated, where you can take a cup of tea, coffee, and a real hot chocolate prepared in a big pot, all accompanied by small sweets.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, (paying), beauty salon, sauna, (paying), hammam, (paying), stretching, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, horse riding, golf, mountain bike, sailing, kayak, dance, water-polo, surfing, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The comfortable rooms
    • The "casita" at the bottom of the garden.
    • The proximity to Puerto Plata, a vibrant town
    • The numerous facilities.

    disadvantages

    • The size of the main restaurant
    • The standard rooms have neither a fridge, nor a balcony.
    • The lack of privacy
    • No facilities are provided for the disabled guests.

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    • Overall Score nc/10
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