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essex
Reviewed 10 August 2013

we couldn't really fault anything with our holiday at all, The hotel is very clean all the al carte resturants are very good,the buffet food and drind was better than expected and the staff were excellent we have 3 children ages 8,15,17 and they all had a brilliant time,which means alot to any family,

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind opinion about our hotel, we really appreciate it because it helps us to learn about our guest needs and satisfy them. 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...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Travelled with 12 people and first off I must say that this is a great place to stay. The beach is probably the best beach I have ever stayed at. The beach itself is fantastic white sand and the water is calm and warm. The coral and fish are in paddling distance and make this a pleasure to spend your...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate that you have chosen our Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo as your holiday destination. We regret not having been able to achieve our main objective with you, which is our guests´ entire satisfaction. We really hope to consider coming back to this Caribbean paradise in the Dominican Republic and enjoy all our facilities and services....

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2013

we have just spent 2 weeks on our honeymoon at the Gran Bahia Principe, El Portillo. All i can say is WOW, what an amazing place. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are very clean and comfortable, the gardens are beautifully maintained. Checking in and out was trouble free, and the porter service was speedy, these guys work...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Honeymooners, First of all thank you very much for staying in the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo and taking the time to write your positive impressions and your suggestions, to improve the service we are offering. The comments and suggestions we receive from our guests are very important to maintain the quality and service in our hotel. Enjoy an...

West Orange, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Excellent food, perfect location right at the beach and great staff. I couldn't have asked for more. Enjoyed a three night stay and didn't want to leave. The whole family loved it, will definetely go back :)

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 the quality of our service and our staff. Comments like that you send us, are what motivate us as a team every day to improve...

Reviewed 8 August 2013

Everything about my stay was amazing....great hotel....great food...great atmosphere...looking forward to stay at this same location in the near future.....the performances for kids and the adults were very entertaining...very clean ..the perfect place for couples or families

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly we hope you had a good trip back home and we are very grateful you have taken the time to express your views in our Tripadvisor community. The reviews help us to improve and raise our service. We hope to have you back in the near future at the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo and I take...

Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Great place: good food, outstanding staff/service, safe and beautiful beach. The only hiccups: the pillows are uncomfortable, the air conditioning in public areas is almost non-existent and making it very uncomfortable to be in the common areas, main bar closes too early-must be kept open at least till mid night and the pool closes too early-must be kept open till...

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Customer Servic... B, jefe de calidad & costumer services at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay at our resort, especially the services from our front desk department and that you appreciated the professionalism of our staff, we are aware that it is only because of them that we are able to achieve our goal- the continuous improvement of our services....

Bridgewater, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This place is incredible. It has an amazing location right on the beach, good food and great staff. we ate at Orquidea and had an outstanding meal, the best meal of our entire trip. Our server's name was Dauny and he was very accommodating and friendly. We took an excursion to Cayo Levantado and had the most authentic Piña colada...

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Customer Servic... B, jefe de calidad & customer services at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice words about your recent stay at Gran Bahía Príncipe El Portillo. We are really glad that you have enjoyed our hotel, food and service. We hope to welcome you back again next time to make your holiday once again a memorable vacation!!! Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts for your summer holidays...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My husband and I are in our fifties and fairly seasoned travellers. I have read some of the other reviews and wondered whether we had been staying at the same hotel. For our part we were very well looked after from start to finish. Obviously if people had been overbooked then that is not a great experience and if requests...

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Customer Servic... B, jefe de calidad & costumer services at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay at our resort, especially the services from our front desk department and that you appreciated the professionalism of our staff, we are aware that it is only because of them that we are able to achieve our goal- the continuous improvement of our services....

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Loved the place: great food, outstanding staff, beautiful beach. The only hiccups: the pillows are tiny and uncomfortable, not a match for a hotel in this range of price, the air conditioning in public areas is almost non-existent making a stop at the main bar torture; and finally, the barbecued meats at the buffet are not made to order, so...

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Dear Guest, Firstly we hope you had a good trip back home and we are very grateful you have taken the time to express your views in our Tripadvisor community. The reviews help us to improve and raise our service. We hope to have you back in the near future at the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo and I take...

London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This will be short and sweet. We loved the place, the weather and the people. My suggestions for the hotel? I wish they would have supplied face cloths in the room as well as milk/cream for the coffee pot. We could not drink the coffee as the creamer packet they give you is tasteless and you need 4 or more...

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Dear Guests, We are very happy to hear that you have found Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo a wonderful hotel and that the assigned rooms were suitable for you and your family. Thank you for your review about the hotel. Your experience is specially valuable for us, as you can give us feed back along the time. Enjoy an all-inclusive...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
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 4 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 

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)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Price Range: €135 - €454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 582
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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, Dominican Republic - Samana
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 Spa Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#7 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
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“we were in a suite, very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles bryank702, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are near the water park be ready to walk!”
 of 5 bubbles Rauser, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Villa 25 and it was less than a 2 min walk to the main building, pool, beach etc.,”
 of 5 bubbles phils586, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I liked that our room in building 4 was close to the lobby and only a 3 minute walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 1000islandgirlx, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the quiet 3rd floor. But do be aware there are no elevators -- so if mobility is an issue you should stick to the main level.”
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