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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Las Terrenas
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I were travelling with 2 friends, and were supposed to go to Punta Cana but bad weather caused the cancellation of our trip- we were so fortunate to find a last minute trip with Air Canada Vacations to Samana, to this Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Resort- and I am SO GLAD it worked out this way! The resort was beautiful and not too big, pretty quiet- at 11pm, you could hear a pin drop. Two beautiful pools, nice beach, and you can walk for miles on it! WE felt safe, secure, the food was excellent, and the PEOPLE were amazing- Sweet waiter named Wilkins who was wearing the wrong name tag in the Italian A la Carte restaurant the first time we met him- so he could be Miguel also! I would rush back here again tomorrow!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear Wanda,

Thank you so much for taking your time to write this nice review about our hotel!

We are really happy that you have enjoy your holiday in El Portillo and at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo.

We are really glad to see that you have enjoyed every minute with us, we work hard to succeed our guest needs and we are so happy to see that we did it with you and you have a memorable holiday with us.

We hope to welcome you again to the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo and to thank them in person.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, all-inclusive hotels for your holidays in the Dominican Republic.

Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

My first time to an all-exclusive resort, I had an awesome time!
The staff was friendly and efficient, they did everything to make my stay, and a memorial one!
I have no problem recommending this resort to people, I have been sharing with co-workers, and friends and family of what an awesome time I had!
Maintenance crews kept the place spotless, so no litter was strewn about the place.
The variety of food was tremendous, and fresh! You will have no problem with variety for your meals. Our tourguide did a fine job in recommendations for excursions, so that was nice!
I can't think of any negatives for this place, as a first-timer, this was a great trip!
Just save your coin, because this place is NOT cheap, -but you DEFINITELY get your money's worth!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Addison2014
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear Addison,

Thank you so much for your nice words about your recent stay at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo. We are really glad that you have enjoyed our hotel.

We hope to welcome you back again next time to make your holiday once again a memorable vacation!!!

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, all-inclusive hotels for your holidays in the Dominican Republic.


Kind Regards,


Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I visited this resort in March 2011 and it was our first visit to an all-inclusive. The resort was absolutely spotless and had such friendly staff! The swimming pool was very tiny, however I see on some recent pictures they've added a kids pool.

The beach has some lovely coral and we snorkeled from the beach and seen lots of beautiful fish.

The food was delicious and the drinks of day hit the spot.

The entertainment staff were awesome! I would recommend this resort for a quiet family or for couples.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lori D
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear Lori,

Thank you so much for taking your time to write this nice review about our hotel!

We are really glad to see that you have enjoyed every minute with us, we work hard to succeed our guest needs and we are so happy to see that we did it with you and you have a memorable holiday with us.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, all-inclusive hotels in Samana.

Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was my first visit to this hotel and I was not disappointed. The beach is beautiful, you can walk for hours. The friendly service also made it more wonderful. Can't wait to go back but will be for 2 weeks next time!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear Lucile,

Thank you so much for your kind opinion about our hotel, we really appreciate it.

We are really so happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and our beautiful beach we hope to welcome you once again in Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Samana


Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

My family and i went to this resort and we had a great time!
The food was great, and the beach was one of the best we ever seen.
One of the best things was that we had our teen age boys and girls and did not have
to worry about the "college scene" yet they had a blast and we all were able to relex.
Also with small kids the coral reef broke the waves down so the beach was calm along
shore and easy for them to play in the water.
We loved everything about the resort.
Dave

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear Dave,

We would like to thank you for recommending us as an extremely attractive Hotel. It is wonderful to know that we have provided you a memorable holiday.

We are glad to find out that there were some aspects you find worth to mention, especially our excellent meals and gorgeous beach.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, a 5 star experience in Samana

Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is my second visit to this hotel. I booked it for the beach and I was not disappointed. The beach at this resort is the most beautiful I have ever been to, you walk for hours in either direction and it still feels like your beach. It is so unspoilt the only accommodation along the stretch of beach is this hotel and a few high quality homes or beach clubs. The staff at the hotel are fantastic they all appear to genuinely want to make sure you have a great time. The food is very good my only gripe would be the lack of crockery in the main buffet. Nearly every night we had wait for soup bowls and sometime plates too. The entertainment team work very hard there is no doubt about it but some of the shows in the evening were really poor especially the "the comic night" there is nothing funny about a 20 year old routine that many will have seen a dozen times across other resorts by other animation teams. However the Circus night was amazing I just wish the programme was spread across two weeks and there was a better blend across the three locations. The sound quality in the lounge bar is so poor unless you sit or stand by the speaker the sound is too distorted to hear it. The rooms are spacious is there is only two you don't need the junior suite the standard double is large enough and the bed is enormous. The air conditioning is excellent and very easy to control to suit. This hotel is small compared to some in the chain but that just means in my opinion to get a better service.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Veronica058
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Dear Veronica,

First of all receive cordial greetings from all the team working at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo.
We are very pleased make us participant of your opinions that we will take in consideration to improve all the areas needed, because there’s no better opinion that the one that comes from our guests.

It will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you once again at the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, so do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit us again in the near Future.

Our best regards from your house at The Caribbean!

“Relaxation on a beautiful beach”


Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

we went down fro a wedding and that was perfect.
Georgina and the staff did an amazing job.
The food was unbelievable .
The beach was very clean enough lounge chairs for everyone.
The drinks were plentiful and very tasty.
The Spa was a real treat.
Its a smaller resort and great walking.
Would not recommend going off the resort on your own unless doing an excursion.
But on this resort you don't need to!

Room Tip: god for the jr. suits!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lynn447
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Customer Servic... B, Jefe de Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Dear Lynn,

First let me inform you that your opinion is valuable to us, therefore we are extremely proud and happy for having left a pleasant memory. We are especially appreciating your positive comments about of our facilities and our beautiful beach. Comments like that you send us, are what motivate us as a team every day to improve the quality of service we offer.

We hope to welcome you again to the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, hôtels en formule « tout compris » à Samana

Dianellys Nuñez
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Additional Information about Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

Address: Crta. las Terrenas - El Limon, km 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
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Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 Spa Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#6 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
Price Range: $132 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 606
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities and services: 2 pools Jacuzzi Sun terrace with loungers and sun umbrellas Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball net on the beach Water activity and scuba diving centre WiFi access in the lobby (24h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Main buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants 8 Bars Snack-bar Pueblo Principe: local craft stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 582 rooms including 4 types: Standard, Club Golden Junior Suite, Junior Suite and Family Suite. Junior Suites are larger than Standard rooms. Room facilities: King size bed or 2 full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, shower, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Air conditioning Ceiling fan Terrace or balcony Telephone Radio alarm clock Satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (with additional charge) WiFi (additional charge) Ironing set (available on request) Superior Junior Suite: balcony or terrace, sitting area with sofa-bed, ironing set, coffee-making facilities, private guest service phone line, umbrella, VIP amenities. Club Golden and Club Hacienda Junior suites (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 with daytime activities Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scout Water park Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Personalised diets on request and subject to circumstances Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more   less 
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Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel Las Terrenas
El Portillo Beach Resort
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic

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