Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Average rate: $91 - Hotel class: 4.5 stars
Centra las Terrenas, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

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Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Las Terrenas Reviews

pterrinca pterrinca
2 reviews
luxury by the beach May 27, 2011
The hotel is wonderful! Right on the most fantastic, white sand, clear water beach, the rooms are luxurius with Great service. The food is Great in the 5 restaurants that you have available. Even the buffet is Great and you have 24 hour open bars as well. One of the better things is the “Animacion”! a team of guys that keep the hotel always partying. On the beach, night club, by the pool, they are always having fun and bringing you fun. Excelent overall.
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Krystalpassion Krystalp…
3 reviews
EXCELLENT Rooms and Beach Dec 28, 2009
Excellent room. Building 3. Had jacuzzi tub and seperate shower. King bed and spacious sitting area and patio.coffeemakerand fridge that is stocked every day. VERY CLEAN.

safe was easy to use and free with aircanada.

Beach and grounds were beautiful. Food could have been a little better and no nightlife except for beach party. But WOULD go again
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Eric says:
Thanks for your hotel review!
Posted on: Dec 28, 2009
travelhawk79 travelha…
1 reviews
Don't waste your money Oct 24, 2009
I stayed at this hotel for one night during a 4 day trip to the Dominican Republic. I travel a lot and have stayed at many hotels and this being a 5-star hotel had high expectations. According to US standards, this was below average.

Here are some observations:

- Clean and fixtures like a Days Inn

- Most staff had difficulty speaking english

- Only one towel in bathroom, no soap or lotion

- No ironing board

All inclusive was a waste of money since the food is the worst I have tasted anywhere (definitely don't expect cruise level dining) and they said everything in the minibar is included only for me to find two bottles of coke.

The billing system is pretty archaic .. they can't charge things to the room, everything has to be paid at the front desk at the time of purchase. So I had to make 4 trips to the front desk to rent a safe deposit box since I didn't have my wallet on me. The safe deposit box was a nightmare to operate too.

Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Overview

Located on the crystal blue waters of "El Portillo" beach and surrounded by the majestic natural scenery typical of the Saman Peninsula. This charming Hotel has a special and unique charm that sets it apart for its most demanding guests. Its warm evenings; its enchanting beaches and the traditional village of Las Terrenas - well-known in the Dominican Republic - endow this Hotel with an ideal location. Distances: Saman Airport 45 minutes; Santo Domingo 150 minutes; Las Terrenas 4 kilometers.

This colonial-style Hotel is designed to give full prominence to the garden areas. All of the surroundings have a variety of vegetation, with all the local flora and fauna of the region. An incredible pool surrounded by deck chairs and umbrellas and towel service for enjoying the Caribbean sun. International cuisine in the main buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Four a-la-carte restaurants: Portofino Restaurant, specializing in traditional Italian cuisine, Orqudea Gourmet Restaurant, where you can enjoy cutting-edge cuisine and modernist design, El Pescador Restaurant, with Mediterranean cuisine and Oriental Restaurant with Asian food. On the beach you can find the snack bar. There are 4 bars with a wide variety of drinks and cocktails. The nights at the Hotel are festive and fun in Caribbean style at Pueblo Prncipe, a Dominican-style shopping center with shops, recreation, a discotheque, shows and entertainment.

All the 462 rooms of the Hotel are spacious and impeccable to the last detail to achieve the charming and unique atmosphere we are known for. There are 3 types of rooms: Standard, Junior Suite Club Golden and Junior Suite Superior.

Bars and Restuarants: The Main Restaurant serves buffet-style international cuisine. In addition, in the 4 a-la-carte restaurants (reservations required) you can enjoy the 3 dinners per 7 night stay that are included in your reservation; Junior Suite Club Golden guests can enjoy 4 a-la-carte dinners per 7 night stay.

Sports and Fitness: (All inclusive, complimentary 1 hour per day): snorkeling, kayaks, catamaran, boogie boards, windsurfing and scuba diving class in the pool (1 per stay). A water sports center for motorized sports, diving and snorkeling tour, scuba diving courses, fishing tours, diving (PADI) and banana boat (all with extra charge). The Hotel also has a gym, a tennis court, a basketball court and volleyball net on the beach.

Wellness: The Full Service Spa has all the perfect treatments that the body needs for relaxation and well-being, and an outdoor Jacuzzi on the beach.

Entertainment: There is an extensive and varied program of entertainment throughout the day with activities for all ages and all audiences. Nights at Pueblo Prncipe are festive and fun in the Caribbean style, with live performances and audience participation shows, live music and the Bachata discotheque.

Children: The Hotel is perfect for families; kids have dedicated facilities just for them like the children's pool, the playground and a Mini Club with activities throughout the day and a Mini Disco at night.

Also: Baby-sitting service (with charge). 24-hour medical service and pharmacy (both with charge). There is a bus stop just outside the hotel grounds. Customized menus on available request and according to circumstances. Specialized wedding, anniversary and event planning services.

Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Mountain Biking
  • Windsurfing
  • Nightclubs
  • Water Activities
  • Horse Riding
  • Volleyball
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Games Available
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Live Music
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking
  • Doctor on call

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