Had a great time here, stayed the first week of February. We flew in to Punta Cana so we had the hour and half bus ride to the resort, which I don't mind as you get to see some of the country and towns. Also there was about 10 of us so it was a small bus and got to to talk to the people who would be at the resort for the week. Check in went well, friendly and efficient. There was a small problem with our room we had requested a king size bed, with ocean view and ended up getting 2 queen beds, with no ocean view, but there was two ladies who were checking in with us and I think they got our rooms so we just switched with them, problem solved and made some friends out of it! The resort itself is beautiful, the landscaping was great. The room was spacious and very clean. If you a bath person get some bath bombs, big tub with jets!
The beach/pool area was good, only had a problem one day finding some chairs, no the water isn't clear but I had no problem with this as I grew up swimming in lakes, I didn't have any problem with flies/wasp while I was there, I few mosquito bites, but nothing out of the norm. I enjoyed the A la carte's went to Le Gourmet, seafood, steak house and BBQ. Don't book one on Wednesday, as the buffet is a Gala theme, lot's of seafood. The BBQ one was kind a lame, went to the main buffet for desert after. Two times, my boyfriend didn't get what he ordered, they didn't say anything and just brought him whatever. He was a good sport about this, because what he ended up with was good. The bar closes a little early 11p.m maybe if they stayed open till midnight that would be good, but the main lobby bar is close by, whoever said it was a 10 min walk is crazy or has no concept of time.Overall we had a great time, I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. I really enjoyed it, it was our 1st time at the Don Pablo collection, but second stay at a Grand Bahia property( went to one in Mexico) and will considered the brand for our next vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services Pool area with 2 Jacuzzis, waiter service and palapa massage hut Sun terrace with Bali beds and bar service Lobby with reception area and bar BAHIA SPA (20% discount on treatments) Sports facilities: gym, 2 tennis courts, padel tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton Water activity and scuba diving centre Motorised sports (additional charge) Exclusive beach area WiFi in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Main buffet restaurant and 2 speciality (grill and beach) restaurants 2 Bars Fully-equipped convention room with seating for up to 500 9 hole Golf Club in Playa Nueva Romana Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, bars, karaoke, disco, casino and chapel Rooms 244 rooms: Deluxe Junior Suite and Deluxe Ocean front Junior Suite. Room facilities: King size bed or 2 full size beds Air conditioning Ceiling fan Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls Sitting area with sofa Balcony or terrace (with views of the sea or tropical gardens) Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Bathrobe and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Alarm clock with iPod docking station Ironing set Flat screen TV Safe (no additional charge) Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks 24 hour room service Coffee-making facilities Umbrella WiFi (additional charge) Pillow menu Butler service in rooms Evening turndown service Beach towel in rooms Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Cash point Car park Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries. ... more less
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