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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Winter Park, Florida
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable stay here recently. The setting, the architecture and the friendliness and professionalism of the staff were all beyond reproach. We had a villa on the east side, building 9, with a plunge pool and an exquisite beachfront vista. The fact that we were relatively unconcerned by 5 days of fairly constant rain says it all... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Lockmk, I would like to thank you for your glowing review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, your accommodations, amenities and the overall campus regardless of the weather during your visit. I appreciate your comment regarding prices at the resort as we find ourselves to be very competitive in... More 

Chicago
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the resort for a quick three night trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Overall, I would give the resort high marks for the facility and the service. It clearly deserves five stars, although given the cost of the resort, if I were to apply a very picky standard, the resort did have some missteps (but nothing that... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Beachmom2kids, I would like to thank you for your glowing and thorough review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! First and foremost, I truly appreciate you selecting Reserve for such an important milestone celebration. I am thrilled to hear that you both had a memorable time while at the resort. I do hope to have the opportunity to personally... More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, this a beautiful hotel. The grounds are absolutely spectacular and the west beach is great for paddle boarding (lots of fun!). My favourite thing to do was cycle around the grounds! Just beautiful. Our room was perfect, but the only thing I was a little disappointed with was the plunge pool was always in the shade :(. It would... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Katiedeloyde, I would like to thank you for your review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. I am very happy to hear that you felt the staff were wonderful and that you fully enjoyed the resort experience. I am also glad that you enjoyed exploring the campus on your bicycle. I also appreciate your comment regarding prices at the... More 

New York City, New York
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259 reviews
254 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our third thanksgiving weekend in a row at this property and it remains excellent. I have nothing really to add to previous reviews. We were recognized as repeat guests and we've started recognizing some of the people on staff from previous visits. The resort has suffered from the zika scare to the point that we availed ourselves of... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear 649ic, I would like to thank you for the recent review of your stay at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! I am thrilled to hear that we were able to welcome you and your family back for a third time. I am also very happy to hear that you had a memorable visit during the holiday period and truly... More 

Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The most absolutely pristine perfect resort in the world! Outstanding in every way truly a 5 Star resort. The highest level experience to be found anywhere. Exceptional service with accommodations to match.

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear phyllish341, I would like to thank you for your review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! I truly appreciate you considering Reserve "Heaven on Earth" and "The most absolutely pristine perfect resort in the world". I am looking forward to sharing your comments with the entire team and do hope to have the opportunity to personally welcome you back... More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been visiting the Ritz Carlton Reserve in Dorado for 4 years now. It is a great place to enjoy with the family! We look forward to it throughout the year! It is great for all ages, specially when you have ranges from 70 to 1 year olds in the group.

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear yismuxo, Thank you for your review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! We are truly blessed to have a resort that is multi-generational and glad that you are enjoying after 4 years now. I recognize that there are many great hotels to explore and on behalf of my entire team and I, thank you for the loyalty and look... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at almost every Ritz. The hotel is beautiful and staff are extremely nice when you give them tips; but look out when you don't tip, because their attitude changes quickly. Staff is very eager to earn tips; it actually becomes uncomfortable if you don't tip for everything! The staff never let you rest unless you tip them! Management is... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear tjetters, I am a bit taken back by your review as we pride ourselves in taking genuine care all of our distinguished guests. I have shared your review with the management team of the resort and no one can think of any recent interaction that would have triggered this perception. Please feel free to contact me directly at your... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love staying at any Ritz, but this one is special! It was our first time staying at a reserve property and we could for sure tell the difference. It was $$$ but if you can swing it, you won't regret it! Summary: My wife and I just stayed here for a few days and it was perfection. We were... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear MattAtl12, I would like to thank you for your review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the resort with your wife and appreciate your gracious comments. I do have to agree that Spa Botanico is quite magical and I look forward to reading your review. Warm Regards, George... More 

United States
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471 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third time at the resort....all in the last year. Staff at every level - housekeeping, front desk, pool, restaurants, etc. went out of their way to recognize us and welcome our family back. The grounds are gorgeous - the property is thoughtfully integrated into the natural beauty. The rooms are huge and luxurious. We can't wait to get back....this... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Greg B, I would like to thank you for your recent review of dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! I truly appreciate the fact that this was your third visit to the resort and that you are looking forward to returning. I am thrilled to hear that you consider Reserve to have "Some of the Best Service in the World".... More 

LI, New York
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from the Ritz Carlton in Dorado Beach and although only there for a Quick weekend visit it was all we needed to know that we will go back! Lived up to our expectations and reviews that we read and if you are looking for pure relaxation this is it! The grounds of hotel were incredible! The jungle and... More 

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George S, General Manager at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, responded to this review

Dear scesare, I would like to thank you for your recent review of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve! I am thrilled to hear that you experienced Reserve even if it was for a quick weekend getaway and happy that you had a memorable time. I do have to agree with you that some of the pictures do note reflect the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Somewhere between idyllic and perfection sits a Puerto Rico resort of such intimate luxury and rare character, it calls to those who believe every journey should be a voyage of discovery. Once a 1,400-acre sugar plantation owned by the Livingston family, Dorado Beach caught the eye of conservationist visionary Laurance S. Rockefeller, who in the 1950s transformed the lush landscape into one of Puerto Rico’s most exclusive luxury resorts. With its serene coastline, private residences, spa sanctuary, golf courses and a harmonious sense of place that blends masterfully into the natural surroundings, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites guests to arrive spellbound – and depart speechless. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Address: 100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado 00646-2058, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Dorado
Price Range: RM4,392 - RM14,582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 114
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“East side a bit quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Lockmk, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring lots of tipping money and be prepared to deal with unprofessional & nasty management!”
 of 5 bubbles tjetters, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pay for the infinity pool first floor suites if possible, it changes your life”
 of 5 bubbles dk375, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“west beach, 2nd floor. great views”
 of 5 bubbles trailsendtravel, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room with a plunge pool; west beach has better beach accessibility, east beach is more private.”
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