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Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Salt Coopers Villa, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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Ranked #5 of 15 hotels in Runaway Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008
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Brooklyn, NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

Do yourself a favor, stay away from this resort. The food sucks, the staff is rude and unwelcoming and the rooms really suck. Watch out for the housekeepers because they will steal your stuff and management will cover for them, ie, GERONIMO DIAZ, who is the front desk manager on the evening shift. If you chose to ignore my advice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

We recently spent our honeymoon at the Gran Bahia Principe. We really enjoyed our stay. We thought the staff was friendly, the food was good, and the rooms were very nice. The view from our room was really beautiful. The resort is large enough that is doesn't seem like the place is very crowded, even though we were told the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

I booked this resort with hesitation after reading the negative reviews but then thought, you can't go wrong with Jamaica, good food, weather and beaches! I can understand some of the negative comments made with regards to service since the Hotel was under staffed. However, I found all the staff very friendly and helpful. The Hotel room was beautiful, nicely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

We went with a large party for a reunion, many being originally from Jamaica. The resort itself was very nice, the beach is to the left, not the rocks behind the pool. You basically get what you pay for. We had a great rate through Bookit.com. It is definitely NOT a five star resort, so don't expect it. You need... More

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auburn alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

The best experience was the plane ride over and back we velagent and was told this was "a great place to stay and we would have a wonderful time. What a lie this was! When we arrived there were no washclothes in the bathroom. We started calling around 3:00 pm and then again at 8:00 pm. The next morning---still no... More

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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

I travelled to Jamaica with my partner with Thomson Holidays for a 7 day stay at The Gran Bahia Principe on 1st July 2008. After reading several of the reviews on this site I have to say some of them are completely unfair. Upon arrival at the hotel I was pleasantly suprised but a beautiful clean hotel, efficient check in... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

The hotel was beautiful. The service from the staff was excellent, except when it came to booking a reservation in one of the al carte restaurants. The ladies working the restaurant reservation desk were not very helpful and somewhat cold. I am unsure how others were able to get into Don Pablo or the Japanese restaurant. We were unsuccessful, because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

Do not be put off by a few negative reviews, this hotel is definitely worth the stay. Myself and my partner stayed at this hotel for a week booked through Thomsons. The reception area is beautiful, admitedly the staff aren't the happiest of the bunch but I really couldn't blame the reception staff as they had a lot of snobbish... More

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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

I´ve just arrived from a nine day stay at Bahia Principe. Overall, I have nothing bad to point out. The building itself is pretty as well as it´s design and furniture, in a colonial style. The rooms are spacious, with sitting room, balcony (I had the room 18222 which is wonderfully located above a small beach that is almost always... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

My Wife and I just returned from Jamaica where we stayed at the Grande Bahai Principe resort for 7 nights. We really enjoyed every minute of our stay there. The service was excellent, the food plentiful and lots of variety. The staff were very nice and always there to accommodate and help make our stay enjoyable. The resort itself was... More

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Address: Salt Coopers Villa, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Runaway Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Bahia Principe Jamaica
Gran Bahia Jamaica
Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Hotel
Grand Bahia Jamaica
Bahia Jamaica
Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica Runaway Bay

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