We stayed here 03/31/13-04/04/13 and had some mixed feelings. The good, the beach is beautiful! the Pools clean, the rooms EXCEPTIONALLY clean and very nice! The food is great (except for the al la cartes we could get in). We have been to the Domincan before, in a similar resort. The buffet restaurants are fantastic, even better then the ala cartes. Upon arrival we could only get into Two a la cartes, the BBQ & Maikkado. Maikkado was 'ok', the BBQ was'nt even as good as the buffets. If you dont like to walk, dont stay here. There were shuttles going all day every day/night, so you can shuttle back and forth to the beach. We stayed at the "Premier" section building 46 and actually liked it. It was close to the Main Lobby (Go to the Main Lobby buffet! its the best there!) and the pool was never crowded. The Lobby bar was good and the BEST BARTENDER EVER Domingo!! Thanks Domingo! The entertainer there was a RIOT, cant remember the fellas name though... We never had trouble finding chairs at the beach. It is very tight there as well, only because they dont own much real estate frontage. Dont buy anything at the shops on site, 45 min walk down the beach (beautiful) to the shops at the end (you can see the roof tops they are all multi colored) and you can haggle with local merchandise folks, we always do that when we stay there. We tipped a bunch (these folks work SOOOO hard and do such a great job, its nice to give them a little something extra) our room was so clean every day and the grounds are beautiful. All in all it was a nice resort and a great price for the stay, we will try somewhere else next time to try a new experience. We had a great time, All you can eat/drink/sand/sun, whats not to like? Please feel free to ask me any questions, of if you want any tips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 1 Pool 4 Jacuzzis 1 children's pool Lounger, sun umbrella and towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, bicycles, football, volleyball, petanque, darts and mini-golf Water activity centre (snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing) WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) 1 buffet restaurant and 3 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant (exclusive to guests) 4 Bars 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club (additional charge) Wedding gazebo Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, disco and casino Rooms 502 rooms including three types: Superior Family Junior Suite, Family Master Suite and Premier Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, shower, hair dryer and amenities Sofa-bed Sitting area Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Satellite TV Ironing set Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (additional charge) Balcony or terrace WiFi (additional charge) The Family Junior Suites and Family Master Suites also include: Bath robes and slippers for all the family for use throughout your stay Children's bath kit Welcome basket with sweets Mini-bar for children stocked with juices, shakes, milk and soft drinks Two separate and connecting rooms (Master family suite) Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 (located in the Grand Bahia Punta Cana hotel) Baby Station Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teens' Club (11 - 16 years) Other services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) WiFi in the lobby (free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (forceliacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Premier Hotel Punta Cana