Pinero Hotels work more or less the same and we tried to go the this smaller hotel due to good recommendations.
Location, Location, Location :)
We have direct flights to Samaná El Catey International Airport and the shuttle only take around 40 min to reach the hotel.
The hotel is isolated in a very nice beach front.
The beach area has plenty of sunbeds and shades, the sand is very clean and the water always warm (a little windy in the afternoon).
The beach water front is safe for children and there are plenty of coral beds for you to take some snorkeling gear to look for the fish (plenty of them and the water is very clean).
Since the hotel is relatively small every area is close by :)
You can have some lunch in the beach restaurant but the main restaurant is also near the beach (they are 50-60 meter apart and both are 20-30 meter from the beach).
In Pinero hotels its normal to have some slots to go to some thematic restaurants.
With children or even alone we always tend not to go to this thematic restaurants hence the variety of the main restaurant is more than enough and they always have some thematic dishes every day.
Strongly recommended for those, like we, that are only interested in staying and enjoying the amenities of the hotel and have lots of beach/pool time.
We only had some issues with the timing of beverages during the meals (sometimes a little bit too slow) and frequently there is missing cutlery in "ready" tables. It's a little bit annoying to start eating without beverage or without a fork/knife but if you prepare in advance you don't have any problems » ask for your drinks before going to the buffet and snipe any missing cutlery from the waiters carts before starting your meals.
- 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 (1h 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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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel Las Terrenas
- El Portillo Beach Resort
- Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic