This review is late as we stayed in January, but I thought I would give my reviews, as I'm hoping to go there again this year!
A friend a I went to get away from our busy lives and just wanted to relax. We did just that!!
The hotel was great...we had a bit of an issue at check-in as we wanted two double beds and we were given a king. After a bit of resistance from the desk clerk, we were given a room with two beds. Our package with Air Canada vacations was to include slippers, robes and free use of the safe. We did not have these in our room upon check-in. The next morning we spoke with our tour rep and she made sure to have the slippers and robe delivered (which came in very handy) and we had to speak to the front desk to get our safe to work without having to pay. After those minor things, all was good after that!
Our room was spacious and clean and our maid did a great job the whole week. We left her a $1 tip every day and our water/pop/beer was replenished with no issues. We were centrally located near two pools (very easy to get up in the morning and go down to reserve your lounge chairs). People complain that the resort is too big, and it is big, but we enjoyed our not even 10 min walk to the beach and it was just a few minute walk to the main lobby where the buffet was located.
Having never been to the DR before, we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised with the food...lots of options on the buffet for all meals, and the al-a-carte restaurants were good as well....the steak house was the best.
The only complaint I would have is the entertainment....the evening shows were ok, nothing too exciting, and the casino was nothing to write home about (very small, very few slot machines and somewhat smokey), and it would have been nice for the bartenders in the main lobby to be a bit more socialable and fun.
Overall it was a great trip and I would have no problem staying here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools Jacuzzi Sun terraces Lounger, sun umbrella and towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, tennis court, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Meeting and convention room 1 buffet restaurant and 5 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant 16 bars Wedding gazebo Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, disco and casino Rooms 756 rooms including two types: Superior Junior Suite and Club Golden Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with Jacuzzi, hair dryer and a full range of amenities Balcony or terrace Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (additional charge) WiFi (additional charge) Club Golden Junior Suite (See page 18 Club Golden, Club Hacienda). Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Children's pool Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 Baby Station Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teen's club Other Services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) WiFi in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Gran Bahia Principe