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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Carretera las Terrenas, El Limon Km. 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Stayed at the el portillo march 17th-24th.we had an excellent time all around except there was a glitch with our plane on the way back home,more on that later. the hotel is typical Bahia,large beautiful lobby,well groomed grounds,rooms are reasonable size and very clean.our room was located in building 5(after being moved from building 2 due to poor ac) very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Our week at the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo was nice. We decided to pay for the short route using the toll highway from the airport because it was a half hour ride, everyone on the bus pitched in a dollar. The drive and scenery was very beautiful. The food at the buffet is way better than the ala cartes... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Hi! This is the type of hotel that you expect when you go out and enjoy your vacations. Hotel personnel always smiling and willing to accomodate your needs. Moderate size hotel with very good service! Was surprised with the amount of tourists from Argentina which by the way told me that they liked it. Food is good, bedrooms good, hospitality... More 

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Lumsden, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

My spouse and I spent a week here March 12-20. The service was excellent! We enjoyed all of the food, always a variety for everyone. The beach was amazing, great snorkeling and great walks with hardly anyone in sight. I would have to say there are a lot of beach vendors but being polite and saying no thanks does the... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The grounds of the hotel are well maintained. The only complaint her is that the resort is really spread out and it is quite a walk to get from place to place. The disco bar is terrible. The first night we were there the staff was there and giving lap dances to the DJ. The music was also pretty bad.... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

First ever trip south, stayed at El Portillo. Awesome experience!! Food was really good, beach is amazing, snorkling is tremendous and so close to shore that even younger children can experience it just by sitting in the water close to shore! My husband and brother in law went diving many times with the dive shop on the beach attached to... More 

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jasminefowers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I just returned from a week at this resort. My husband and I are both in our early 30s and have travelled extensively, including many resorts in the caribbean. We were traveling with our 6 month old baby and met my parents there as well. I read all the reviews before we went so I will try to only cover... More 

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Cobourg, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

My 16 yr. old daughter and I researched many locations before going on her first, my second trip to the Caribbean Islands. The search proved well worthwhile as I feel that this property was excellent value for what we paid and value for the money is one reason why I gave it a 5. Ironically I met someone from my... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We stayed at El Portillo from March 11-18. This is a beautiful resort with outstanding service and a gorgeous beach. My husband and I traveled with my daughter, son-in-law and their six month old baby. The Dominicans love babies and this is a family friendly resort. Everything is conveniently located so it’s easy to get around to the pool, beach,... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I have been here three times and love it. In my experience a quiet resort, the grounds are beautiful, the beach also and great if you like to snorkel without going out too deep! The staff are wonderful, the rooms are clean and well kept. The pool is immaculate. The food is very good and although the cocktails are a... More 

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