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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

3.5 of 5 Carretera las Terrenas, El Limon Km. 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this resort, this was my third stay here and I will be back. It is small, friendly and people make you feel like family. The room was awesome and clean. The beach is amazing and clean. It is a small resort that is very easily maneuvered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The resort is amazing, the staff is more than amazing, the food very good. Everywhere u can read that the staff make this resort speacial, this is the true! They really make you feel speacial, even we were here for the first time, but not feel that we were treated differently. I really hope the managment realises this and that... More 

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Perth, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I just retuned from a short 7 day stay at the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo and if I could have stayed longer we would have , we have traveled most of the grand Bahia resorts in the Dominican and have always been very impressed with these resorts . if you are looking for clean , great... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one week Jan 18-25 2015. The transport from the airport in Samana was 45 minutes and the check- in packages and room locations/wrist bands were given out during the bus ride. This made check in a breeze and we were in our room within 10 minutes. The grounds were well kept and the room was immaculate. The... More 

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Quebec
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bottom line up front: Good resort, pros massively overweights the bads. Food was great, very quite beach (no motor boats, no other resorts around, peacefull!!!), kid friendly (water slides are great), nice staff, junior suite rooms are great, concierge is fast and responsive! CONS: Other guests: Europeens, this resort is sold in north america as a FAMILY RESORT. I do... More 

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Barrie
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic time and would return. Spent one week here and wanted to stay longer. The resort was a perfect size for us. Around 500 rooms. Wonderful people and the staff were so accomodating. Royal Golden room was perfect. The food was great. Such a selection. Only one complaint and that is the warming plates for breakfast could have... More 

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was wonderful. Food is great. Beech was great. We started eating breakfast at the snack bar because it was less crowded and we could sit on the covered patio overlooking the water. Us Canadians are so kind, patient and friendly. We went on the half day wale watching tour and it was great. Saw about 10 Wales and... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic holiday we had. Stayed from jan 7-21.From airport to Samana takes 3 1/2 hours but you won't notice as the view is beautiful.Then arriving to Hotel the check in was easy.Room is clean and what a surprise gift we have for our wedding anniversary.Beach was lovely.Staff are brilliant ,very helpful and very friendly.Thanks to Julian Dela Pena... More 

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Whitby, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We celebrated my father-in-law's 80th birthday as well as Christmas and New Year's eve at the resort. This place had many big families and people had a good, relaxed time with precious little theme park irritation. There are some activities on the beautiful beach; the boat shack allows you to take out catamarans if you have experience (watch for the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful resort with a great beach: gentle, clear water, plenty of chairs, lots of shady huts and good shade (if you want it) from trees. The resort is beautiful. Our room was fine: nothing fancy, but it was clean and roomy. This resort is quite far from Santo Domingo airport--3 hour drive. The closest airport is Samana, which from North... More 

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Address: Carretera las Terrenas, El Limon Km. 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 582
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Also Known As:
Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel Las Terrenas
El Portillo Beach Resort
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic
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#1 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#4 Spa Hotel in Las Terrenas
#5 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas

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