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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 #6 of 15 hotels in Runaway Bay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

The venue, beautiful property, location is lovely, and all the working hospitality staff are wonderful warm people. However, the General Manager (Fernandes) the maintenance department folks and front desk staff …..Well that is another story! Please note that I booked and paid a GOLDEN Package to ensure both predictable, reliable accommodations and service. We arrived at the hotel and were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Loved the resort it was beautiful!!! You are always hoping the resort will look as nice as the brochure, we were met with more! The rooms were awesome. They were cleaned daily and wonderfully decorated. Bathrooms were perfect! The pool was awesome and the grounds were beautiful and immaculately groomed. The food was fabulous at all the restraunts and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

This resort is a true 5 star, and those who complained were clearly not in 'vacation mode'. I can honestly say that this was the best 5 start I have been to, excellent food, rooms, service (if you are polite to workers, they are polite to you...lets remember that) and entertainment. I definitely saw some people being pretty rude the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

First time we have ever gone all inclusive. There were 6 of us ranging from age 14 to 50. Food was great, staff were great, hotel was great. Went on 2 excursions, one to the Dunns River Falls and one to the Y&S falls they were both fabulous our tour guide was Stacey and we got a real good look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

We were at the Gran Bahia for a week in January 2009 and for the most part had a great time. The trip to the resort is over an hour, but the driver (Jamaica Tours - John) was very entertaining and it passed quite quickly. Check in was fast and efficient. Air Canada Vacations was nice enough to prebook our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

If any of you are bringing a laptop do NOT, i repeat DO NOT buy internet time for your laptops especially if you want to pay cash. The system at this hotel is awful and the internet people are scammers. They put you onto a crappy network that works during their business hours of 9am to 10pm but after 10pm... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2009

The frequent & lengthy power outages and water shortages made for a negative experience. Since there was no emergency lighting, we were given candles to find our way in the dark.. There was a shortage of towels at the pool daily. We enjoyed the buffet at the Orchid as well as the other restaurants. There is no decent entertainment in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2009

We stayed at GBP from Feb 6 - 13th......I only have two complaints.......never been to an AI that men had to wear long pants at the buffet at dinner......women could wear whatever they wanted.....not sure how a sloppy pair of sweat pants on a guy is better than a nice pair of dress shorts.....oh well, the guys got used to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

I was quite disappointed to read all the reviews before I left on Feb.6th with all the negative remarks. I have been to quite a few resorts in the caribbean and I can't believe the complaints about this resort. My husband and I had a wonderful time, the food was good, the weather wasn't that great, hot but not sunny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

8th year to Carribean, 2nd to Jamaica, Various resorts throughout Jamaica, Dominican Rep and Cuba Will break down trip Flight: Air Canada Excellent, flew from Edmonton Transport to and from airport: very good, stop for beer to and from airport, all good, check in was done at this time while on the bus, very nice, keys provided no need to... 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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Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort
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