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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Carretera las Terrenas, El Limon Km. 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

I was at the GBP El Portillo from April 7 to April 14 2008. Please, forgive my not so great english, as it is not my native language. We booked with Nolitours last summer and were supposed to get a standard room but the hotel upgraded us to a junior suite. The room was ready for us upon arrival at... More

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St. Louis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

We had been searching resorts online, and this place looked wonderful! Well, we should have been looking for another place, as soon as we started booking, and realized that no flights from the U.S. land at the Samana airport. We had to pay for transfers from Puerto Plata, which is 4 hours away from the resort. Granted, we knew that... More

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Lindsay, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the GBP El Portillo from Mar. 31 - Apr 7 2008. We had chose to visit this resort from all the past reviews and forums. The number one reason we selected it was for the beach and the scenery, and we were not disappointed. The scenery is incredible. We travelled with AirTransat Royal Golden... More

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Severn Bridge
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2008

My husband and I just got back last night from the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo just outside of Samana, and Las Terranes. What an amazing spot, and a super hotel/resort. Great beach, and your kids can snorkel in 18" of water and see 7 - 10 different types of tropical fish on the reefs that are close to shoreline.... More

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South Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

Amazing ocean with nice clear waters... very cool and refreshing this time of year. The restaurants, hotel grounds, and room where all very nice, clean! Great variety of cuisine from seafood, chinese, and international gourmet restaurants as well as a great buffet with delicious dominican food. The drinks were very good not water down at all. Try the mojito and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2008

We just spent a week at the El Portillo and we liked it overall. Just as some people already noted, this is definitely not a 5 star hotel. The resort : Very clean, very spacious and well maintained enough. The cleaning staff definitely works harder than the waiting staff! We had a standard room in villa number 2, close to... More

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

This resort looks nice from the outside. But it is not a 5 star resort like they claim it to be – it is far from that. The rooms are terrible. They are not very clean and a lot of things are broken and simply do not get repaired. The food is OK, but most drinks are a joke. The... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

My wife and I (early 50’s) traveled to Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo from March 3- 10 with my 78 year old mother-in-law. We had read about the Samana area for the last couple of years and were interested in seeing what it was like after trips to Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Jamaica and Bermuda. Price was right and reviews... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

This hotel is three and half hours drive from Puerto Plata airport ( Punta Cana airport is closer ). I had no idea it would take so long and the journey in the dark was quite frightening at times. The hotel eventually appears out of the darkness like an oasis. The rooms are very nice although very few have a... More

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Laurentides, Québec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2008

We just come back from BP El Portillo. We were there from Feb 29 to March 14 - 2008. We booked by Vacances Air Transat with flight in Club Class. It begin very well the holidays. The flight was on time ( go & back ) with an excellent service on the airplane. The check-in have been made in the... More

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Address: Carretera las Terrenas, El Limon Km. 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
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*
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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Las Terrenas #2 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas #5 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas #7 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
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