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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 December 30, 2008
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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

background: 4 of us. myself and my husband, my brother and my mom. this is our second visit to the GBP, as we were the first guests there two years ago when it opened. the resort was not properly ready for guests so we were given a voucher for a free return trip. also, we won a class action law... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

We stayed at the resort for our Honeymoon. The beach was definitely a let down, mostly ground up coral, definitely man-made. But because we were more interested in each other we didn't care much! Highlites : snackshop Jerk food, shallow warm water, strong drinks. Lowlites: not much in the way of traditional Jamaican food, cheesy entertainment, to far from anywhere... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2008

We stayed at the GBP from Dec. 2nd - 9th. The resort was absolutely beautiful!! When we arrived we were checked in and in our room within a few minutes. We had a beautiful view of the pool/ocean. The room was huge and very clean. During our stay, we never had a problem with towels and our room was cleaned... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008

My first experience with the food here was at the buffet snack bar on the beach. The hamburger patties were dry, practically resembling cardboard. I thought at least the hotdogs must be decent, but they were pretty nasty. How can they not even put out decent franks?? Things got worse at dinner at The Orchid buffet/restaurant. The theme for christmas... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2008

We stayed at Gran Bahia in Dec 08, grounds are beautiful people are friendly but service is terrible!! To us the most important features is the food which was just terrible for a 5 star and the grounds which were beautifuHotel is understaffed 2 bell boys for 600+ rooms and the funny thing is their expanding the complex next year... More

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Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

We have just returned from a week at the Bahia Principe in Jamaica. I read all the reviews prior to leaving and had no concerns. I feel that after returning, I can give a very fair and honest review of this hotel. My husband and I were at the Bahia in Punta Cana in April and loved it! Unfortunately, this... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

We booked through redtag.ca through Signature vacations. We arrived on a Saturday Dec 13, and left on the following Saturday. The flight was good and the transfer was different. We received a check-in package in the terminal which had all our check-in paperwork, wristbands, room keycards, and towel cards. We had to sign our check-in paperwork and hand it in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2008

OK Stop the trash talk ! First of all, this place has changed greatly since it's fist year of opening. I stayed from december 1st to the 8th 2008 with my girlfriend and 6year old daughter. We LOVED this place and vacation. The Jamaicans were extremely polite, they were doing hands and knees to please us on a comtinuous basis.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

My fiance and I just got back from the Gran Bahia Principe. We stayed there from December 6th to the 13th. We have stayed at the Bahia Principe in Punta Cana earlier this year (in fact we're getting married there next year!) and were really looking forward to this resort as we love the hotel chain. We got to the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

My partner and I stayed at the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica for 2 weeks in late November/early December. We chose this resort after a fabulous holiday at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba in Mexico last year. In general we had a great holiday - in fact we had no major complaints, but there are a couple of things which could... 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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