Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf

Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf

Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
Complimentary breakfast - a hot Monte Cristo Sandwich with freshly pressed passion fruit juice.
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4.5
#1 of 10 resorts in Puerto Plata
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue JackTar Hotel, located just 15 minutes from the International Airport Gregorio Luperon, and 3 miles from the touristic town of Puerto Plata. This gorgeous property designed as a family orientated multi-product property. Located in the recognized Playa Dorada complex, with a wonderful view of the Isabel de Torres Mountain, the Blue JackTar Hotel, has 78 extensively renovated beautiful rooms. The hotel is also located around the world-recognized Robert Trent Jones Sr. 18 Holes Playa Dorada golf course. The Blue JackTar Hotel, offers our customers high standards of accommodation, a la carte breakfast, personalized service by our Club Concierges, and the option for lunch and dinner at the Green Jack Restaurant, where you can enjoy exquisite Dominican fusion cuisine, and also international flavors plus Jack´s Kite & Grill. After dinner, enjoy the ambiance of Green Jack, especially in our Saturday live music presentations. Blue JackTar Hotel, is the perfect place to spend time with your family, met new friends or share a romantic vacation. Come, enjoy and experience the well known hospitality of this Caribbean product!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Golf course
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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DLLLS wrote a review Aug 2021
British Columbia, Canada57 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband to be and I stayed for a night in a beautiful two bedroom apartment on the bottom floor with a Jacuzzi tub outside it was amazing! Pool is beautiful and the beach was nearby. We had two bottles of wine delivered to our room as well as a morning breakfast so we could be alone. In the evening we enjoyed some of the most amazing food at the restaurant on site. We will most definitely be back thank you for the amazing time
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Antonella218 wrote a review Jun 2022
Geneva, Switzerland272 contributions138 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to Blue Jack Tar after a very unpleasant stay in a nearby property, and I really regretted I dis not book it for all my stay in Dominican Republic.
The difference between this hotel and others is easy to sum up: in Blue Jack Tar they know what “service” is.
Rooms are perfect: very nice, large, clean and cared in every detail, from boiler and choice of teas, to covid safety set including masks, hand sanitizer, to a perfect courtesy line in the bathroom… congratulations to the house keeper!!!
Beach beds are fantastic, restaurants too and restaurant prices are very reasonable.
In the mess of crowded and low level all inclusive of the area, this hotel is a rare pearl!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Melanie O wrote a review Jan 2024
Tortola9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is clean and safe and the beach is beautiful and not too busy. The breakfast included is excellent and both the beach and more formal restaurants have a nice variety of offerings. Also convenient is a playground right next to the main restaurant which is nice for those traveling with children. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful to respond to any needs. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I would explore e area around the hotel a little bit more next times. Seems like there are some...
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Gr8TravelerTN wrote a review Jan 2023
Franklin, Tennessee670 contributions160 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
While very peaceful and relaxing, this was not nearly what we expected. The beach is everything that was promised. Beyond that, most of the videos and photos on the website are actually of brand new luxury condominiums being sold on the same property. We felt duped. Just make sure you look very closely at what you're booking (versus all the other options being promoted on the website). The "hotel" itself is a series of 2-story bungalows that date back several decades. It's old, but clean and reasonably well-maintained. And it falls very short of the exciting videos and photos featured more prominently on the website.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tripperATL wrote a review Mar 2022
Atlanta, Georgia250 contributions99 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arranged a cab and guide to go to the resort, turned into a private excursion. Loved it for a beach resort day pass.

The resort is older but nice enough from what we could see. We had a lovely day bed on the beach, SO comfortable, a waiter from the Kite Bar and Grill and our guide to take great care of us. The restaurant had WiFi and clean bathrooms. There's a little area of vendors next to it, and the beach vendors were not too bad. Lunch was ok, great service at the bar/restaurant.

Guessing the pool complex is off from the beach near the rooms, so that's not included. didn't matter, beach was lovely. Saw some folks wind surfing, it's nice and quite and almost secluded. Just wish there was a rinse off shower somewhere in the area.

TOTALLY would go back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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markwL9108TW wrote a review Jan 2020
Jönköping, Sweden9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Blue Jack Tar resort is an excellent lovely secure location very well kept and clean, the staff are very helpful and polite.
Great restaurant with nicely cooked fresh food.
Would guess this is a great place for families with safe areas to walk and play.
Would recommend Blue Jack Tar as a good value nice location safe holiday to stay at.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from yenisen2, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Dear Guest; It is for the Blue JackTar team a privilege to receive your comments, which help us to improve and stimulate the effort of all of us in the daily work. We appreciate the time you have taken to comment on your experience on our property, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Your opinion is a gift and serve you a pleasure Best regards The Management
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Stay26462838179 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We are usual customers, green jack restaurant used to be amazing, but lately the waiters doesn’t respect the guest. My wife and I visited and we had to leave the place, because they made us feel uncomfortable. The food is amazing, but if you looking for a place to relax and spend quality time with your family, this is not the place.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eudaxmn wrote a review Aug 2022
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania18 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location excellent staff but the rooms need to be totally revamped. Everything looks and is past its usefulness. Breakfast is excellent. The resturant offers lots of choices and the food is very good. Very close proximity to the golf course. Easy access to the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shanda W wrote a review Apr 2023
Raleigh, North Carolina52 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the day on the beach and loved every minute. The water was great and the lounge are was amazing. Perfect food service delivered right to your loung cabana. I would definitely recommend the nachos and spending your time here, it wasn't crowded at all.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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James B wrote a review Apr 2015
140 contributions81 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a difficult review for me to write, because the staff of this hotel is very good. The problem is that this hotel has some serious deficiencies, and is definitely not for everyone.

The good things: Nice room, very nice staff, good (single) restaurant, and strong free wifi.

The bad things:

1) This sprawling complex is really a real estate development with a relatively small hotel attached. There is no large central lobby, rather a tiny check-in office with (usually) only one person manning the desk. The rooms are located in a series of two-story bungalows. Mine contained eight rooms.

2) I booked this hotel specifically because only breakfast is included. That is, I like to visit nearby restaurants. In fact, there are very few choices, because most of the neighboring hotels are all inclusive, and there are few nearby restaurants. The hotel itself has only one restaurant, which was very good.

3) The hotel is isolated, and a round-trip cab fare to Puerto Plata (ten minutes away) is $35 dollars. There is a public bus that will take you to centro (a "B" on the front).

4) The hotel does not offer the following basic hotel services:
a) Local calls from the room. They must be made from the lobby.
b) No currency conversion. A member of the staff will take you to the nearby small mall, which is outside the complex, by golf court.
c) No stores (only at the mall)
d) Small pool that was covered by bugs. I swam in this pool every day, and I became good friends with the same bugs each day. A long-time Canadian visitor told me that he preferred to swim in the ocean, because of the bugs.
e) The wifi is not password protected, so one should be careful about accessing sensitive information.

This trip, I am in DR for four weeks, so five nights was no problem for me. I was very comfortable, but I spent $35 dollars per day for cabs, because I ate dinner or lunch almost every day in Puerto Plata. My concern is that others should know that this is a non-traditional hotel, before they decide to spend their long awaited vacation here.

If you are a recluse, a writer, or a criminal hiding from the authorities, this is an ideal hotel for you.

Because the beach is north facing, the strong north easterly trade winds make the water a bit choppy. I swam in the ocean every day, and I recommend that you walk to the eastern point of the bay. There is better protection there from the wind. There is no high surf on this bay, in spite of the wind, because there is a shallow entry.
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Date of stay: April 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Yaneris V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf
Responded Nov 8, 2017
Dear Guest; It is for the Blue JackTar team a privilege to receive your comments, which help us to improve and stimulate the effort of all of us in the daily work. We appreciate the time you have taken to comment on your experience on our property, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Your opinion is a gift and serve you a pleasure Best regards The Management
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GioKaro2014 asked a question Sep 2020
Jacksonville, Florida18 contributions13 helpful votes
Is this an all inclusive resort?
HeyBrownEyes asked a question Jun 2019
New York City, New York4 contributions
I could not get a clear answer on if the hotel has any resort fees.
Answer from JMEA1
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic297 contributions99 helpful votes
Good morning Besides the room rate, we have no resort fee at all This is a Room and Breakfast property Rgds
Carlos T wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay away"
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Melanie O wrote a tip Jan 2024
Tortola9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would explore e area around the hotel a little bit more next times. Seems like there are some nice offerings within walking distance"
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Jamejia70 wrote a tip Aug 2019
Coral Springs, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Extremely clean an comfortable "
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Y1359SSsabrinas wrote a tip Apr 2019
Charleston, West Virginia10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Uncertain as we had a great room, a corner bungalow style room."
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John J wrote a tip Apr 2019
Baton Rouge, Louisiana92 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you go during the "high" season might want to get a third floor room less noise and better view of the golf course."
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PRICE RANGE
C$152 - C$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicPuerto Plata ProvincePuerto Plata
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf
Which popular attractions are close to Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Nearby attractions include Kviar Show Disco & Casino Puerto Plata (1.1 km), Playa Dorada Mall (0.9 km), and Barrels to Bottles Liquor Store & Pub (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Petit Francois, Ristorante Passatore, and Green Jack Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza San Felipe (6.1 km), Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperón (5.2 km), and Logia Masónica Restauracion No. 11 (5.2 km).
Is Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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