We stayed at grand bahia principe premiere resort from April 8 to April 15. It started off a little rocky but met our expectations mid trip. Here is my honest review as follows.
Staff at front desk were terrible and I am a pretty easy going person. Check in was disorganized and we were shuffled around. We booked with apple vacations so we had a separate check in and rooms were not ready until 4 30 or so.
Waiters bar staff maides and everyone else were amazing! Especially our maid in building 53. Our card wasn't working to turn on power so we called down and nobody showed up so I went to lobby. They were rude and tolde to go to our roomm and call. I was not impressed. Make sure you shut patio door too or air will not work. Place a plastic card behind door to keep power on while you are put because you only get 2 keys. Eventually they sent 2 people up to our room.
Food was alright for all inclusive resort. Romaine lettuce is hard to come by for salads, but everyday is a different theme and breakfasts were my favorite part. We ate in premiere las dalias restaurant for most meals but they have a snack bar with buffet and you can order off the menu as well. We booked our al a cartes by email one week prior so we were able to eat at steak( garden grill) , Japanese, and seafood( Mediterranean ) . I would advise emailing prior to book as they fill up quick. Steak and seafood were good.
Pools and beach:
We liked the pool in premiere but we also tried pool by the beach( too busy). Pools and beach were really clean, go early to reserve chairs with shade. The beach is beautiful, very rough and crowded. We went really early one day just to check it out but we prefer the pools.
Grounds and rooms:
Grounds were manicured daily and he staff is always working hard, and compared to other resorts grounds are beautiful. This place is HUGE, so be prepared to walk or take trollies which come around every 5 min. I was lost the first day. I enjoyed the variety of the landscapes and lobbies. We hung out in bavaro and premiere lobbies before shows and brought some games to play. We bought a wifi card 7 days for 45 bucks. It is worth it if you want to surf in room or at pools. Don't loose card because u will need to log on every couple hours on aptilo wireless. Free wifi in lobby too. Rooms are dated but served the purpose. There was only 2 plugs and it was low lighting. There are plenty of shops in bavaro but we bargained and gave half of what they asked.
Overall we had a good time and would return. If you have kids this place has a great waterpark !
- 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