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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

4 years ago I stayed at a Riu in Ocho Rios and loved it! Was excited about coming back to Jamaica where the food was great and the people were so friendly....but just not at the Grand Bahia. Resort is so big it took forever to walk anywhere, and is so understaffed I overheard employees complaining. Food at the buffet... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

We stayed at the Grand Bahia Jamaica from May 21-28. We were very impressed with the hotel and couldn't believe how many negative reviews it got on Tripadvisor. This was my 5th trip to Jamaica and even though I had the most rain i've seen on vacation, this was still by far the best one yet. The accommodations, food, staff,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

This was my 2nd visit to the GBP; I visited in January of this year and this was my third time in Jamaica. Previously I stayed in the Grand Palladium (which is without a doubt, an AMAZING hotel). I've traveled all over the Caribbean and all have been 5-star resorts; although this resort isn't in the 5-star range me going... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

This was my 1st trip to Gran Bahia Principe in jamaica but my 11th all inclusive resort vacation and my 3rd time to Jamaica. I dont consider myself a resort snob and while I love the pampering of Sandals I also understand the cost effectiveness of smaller less "frilly" resort chains. When staying at an all inclusive there are several... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

I had been to this resort 4 times before and although each time we had had some problems with check-in and rooms, this was the first time that I saw an overall lowering of their standards. The grounds are lovely and the beach is indeed very nice. But from the moment of check in we encountered constant problems: we had... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

The first day my girlfriend and I arrived there was a towel/washcloth issue. There was only two towels and zero washcloths. After calling the front desk, we were told that they had no idea when someone could bring us any extra towels or washcloths!!! What the hell?! We were also on the first floor, which was tragic, because the Mosquitos... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

First of all this hotel is beautiful and large but by all means not a 4 or 5 star as it claims. This is my second trip to Jamaica, last February I stayed in the Grand Palladium and I was very disappointed with the food, service and rooms. My friends picked this hotel and I figured I would give the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

Now don't get me wrong, this resort is gorgeous. It's also huge, and I mean HUGE. So if you're not a fan of walking long distances then this is not the resort for you. There's a lot of beachfront, tons of chairs at the pools and very nice rooms - but we ran into way too many little problems to... More 

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Have been to Jamaica the year before and loved it so much we wanted to return and bring friends to experience the lifestyle. This trip we decided to stay in a different location at the Gran Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay. Overall the staff was friendly and accommodating. The resort is very nice for an all inclusive. The issues that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Not very clean when we arrived. Left the cleaning lady a great tip our 1st day and our room didnt get cleaned for the next 2 days...And when we saw our cleaning lady, she would ask if we needed our room cleaned or wanted anything.. Considering we pay to have our room cleaned, fridge stocked (you get 2 beer &... More 

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