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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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NEW GALSGOW
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This was our second trip to the Esmeralda. We went for two weeks and it was just a perfect amount of time. This resort is absolutely beautiful. The food is delicious with a great variety. Our room overlooked the pool, one floor up. Because this was our second time at the resort, we saw workers we had met the year... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My mom and I spent April 12- 19th in Esmeralda. This is the first time we've been in the Dominican Republic. I'll start off by saying it is very beautiful. The landscaping is breathtaking. All of the resorts are connected, so it's a very big confusing place at first. I prefer a MUCH smaller resort. There were too many people,... More 

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

First time to DR, first time in a family resort, stayed 7 nights in April 2012. We were hoping for a fun, relaxing vacation but it ended up being a DISAPPOINTING experience. Should’ve listened to the reviewers who said this resort DOESN’T LIVE UP TO THE HYPE. Definitely NOT A 5-STAR RESORT (more like a 3-star). If you want the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL VIA APPLE VACATIONS. DO NOT EXPECT GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. We had 3 adults in the room and needed 2 beds. We booked with Apple vacations, after they told us that would not be a problem. When we arrived, we were given a room with 1 bed. We called the front desk, they said they had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We were there April 9-14. Just got back last Saturday morning. Red eye hurts. Any way the Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda. Nice resort. The grounds impeccable. The rooms top notch. The food hit and miss. The buffet was the consistently the best place to eat. There's something to be said about their specialty restaurants though. We were at the steak... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

stayed at Gran Bahia Principe Esmerelda for the second time on april 4th -12th 2012,and had another amazing vacation! The resort is beautiful,and the staff are incredible,always smiling,singing,cleaning,dancing,and making you're stay relaxing and stress free.Ramone Diaz,the butler is excellent!my husband called room service for ice when we came up from the beach,the next day,Ramone was there with ice before we... More 

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Toronto
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I always read up on resorts before I book them, I take the good, bad, and ugly all into respect! So some people say that this is not a 5 star resort! It may not be compared to some other resorts that cost you thousands of dollars to stay at but for the money I gave it 5 stars! When... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is my first review on TripAdvisor. I travelled to Punta Cana, DR over the Easter week, Wed-Wed and stayed at the GBP Esmeralda. This is my 4th time to Punta Cana, my other 3 were to both the Majestic Colonial (x2) and Elegance so this is kind of a comparative between the two. First of all we booked with... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I agree with the majority of recent reviews. We had no issues with the resort except one - the buffet for the Ambar was not accessible for any other section and the Esmeralda buffet was also not accessible for anyone else - only Esmeralda guests. We were going to try the Ambar buffet for lunch one day and were turned... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I am finally getting around to writing this review after visiting in early March! Probably because I didn't want to be reminded I was back in the midwest US instead of the paradise that was the GBP Esmeralda. My wife and I decided on the Esmeralda after what seemed like days upon days of researching every hotel in PC. We... More 

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