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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo


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Surrounded by spectacular nature and set on one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo is a charming colonial-style resort. This family-friendly resort looks out over a sugary white sand beach dotted with coconut trees, leading to the endless turquoise sea.

A perfect choice for families, the hotel organizes shows and activities that are perfect for kids. Children will find endless excitement at the Bahia Scouts Water Park and kids' club. Activities include everything from eco-adventures and exploration to mini-Olympics and beach activities. The resort also offers a mini-disco for children and babysitting service (fee) so parents can relax worry-free.

For a little relaxing getaway, adults can spend time in Baha Spa, savoring relaxing treatments, rejuvenating massages, and a variety of beauty services. For the more active, a wide array of beach activities are available, including windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, or a scuba diving lesson in the pool! Take it down a notch in the two sparkling pools and outdoor beachfront Jacuzzi. Once the sun sets, a variety of evening activities are available, including nightly shows and the Bachata discotheque!

Accommodations are comfortable and provide everything needed for a wonderful stay. For guests wanting a more luxurious stay, Junior Suite Club Golden rooms are located in the resorts beautiful villas and have a private reception, welcome cocktail, a living area with sofa bed, and a full bathroom with a hydro-massage tub.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo is located thirty minutes from the new Samana Airport.
Address: PO BOX 646 LAS TERRENAS
SAMANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-240-6100
Fax: 809-240-6104
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Outdoor pool with children's area. Jacuzzi with a large sunbathing terrace and gardens with beach umbrellas and recliners. Bahia Scouts Water Park available with full line of children activities including eco-adventures, exploration, mini-Olympics.
Golf: NEARBY
Playa Grande Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones is 2 hours away.
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo features four restaurants, three bars (Lobby Bar, Pool Bar & Snack Bar), spa (fee), gym, tennis courts, kids' club, and kids' waterpark. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 558
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
All restaurants are non-smoking. Three dinners in a la carte restaurants per week of stay and previous reservation required. There is fee for use of the room safe.
ROOM TYPES
FAMILY JUNIOR SUITE
Special amenities pack upon arrival, welcome basket with sweets, welcome kit with t-shirt and cap, kids' bathrobe and slippers, standard adult minibar plus 2 juices, 2 milkshakes, and 2 cartons of milk. Up to 4 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY MASTER SUITE
Special amenities pack upon arrival, welcome basket with sweets, welcome kit with t-shirt and cap, kids' bathrobe and slippers, standard adult minibar plus upgraded kids' minibar. Up to 8 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUPERIOR SUITE
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double bed, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydromassage tub, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a stocked minibar, a sitting area with a sofa bed, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD
Equipped with luxurious amenities. 2 full size beds or 1 king bed. Hydromassage tub and shower. The maxiumum occupancy for this room is 3 guests - 2 adults and 1 child.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
There is fee for use of the room safe.
DINING
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo features 1 meal plan options:
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There are 5 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo:
Las Dalias - Air conditioned buffet restaurant serving international cuisine.
Burger Principe - A la carte restaurant located in Pueblo Principe. Open from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
El Pescador - Air conditioned a la carte seafood restaurant. This is a non-smoking restaurant. Reservations required.
Orquidea - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
Portofino Restaurant - la carte Restaurant with specialities of traditional Italian cuisine.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One free hour: Windsurf, Catamaran, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkeling, kids' waterpark, kids' entertainment zone, bicycles. New chill out relaxation area on the beach, to enjoy the sun and the fantastic views of the magnificent Portillo beach with t
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program for adults and children. Live music and a large variety of shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Bahia Scouts Waterpark. Children's Bahia Scouts program includes children's pool, Mini Club with daytime activities, evening mini-disco and babysitting service (additional charge).
Applicable Ages: 3-11

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: Fee required
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Highly recommended
CJP818, Essex, United Kingdom
Thu Aug 25 02:42:06 EDT 2016
Not long back from this beautiful country and beautiful hotel. I must say we use trip adviser all the time to review destinations and have learned to read through the slightly negative comments and really glad we did. The three hour transfer time is well worth it to go to this hotel and with the break in the middle goes really quickly. Check in was fast and efficient and soon got whisked to our room. As a family of 12 we were all put on the same floor in the same block and we were given our requested interconnecting door with our older children which was great, thank you. I was a little confused by the comments about staff not speaking English or maybe we were just lucky as we found so many lovely staff did speak English but maybe because we had taken the time to learn a small bit of Spanish and as we tried they did too. The food in all of the restaurants was really good and well worth a visit including the Buffett and all of them tried their best to accommodate our large party. Jizelle in the buffet restaurant was wonderful and always managed to get us a table for 12 outside when requested and then made sure we were always sorted with drinks as she remembered what everyone drunk which was amazing. Sun beds are a plenty all day long so no need to worry as yes there are not many by the pool but you don't need them with the beach right next to it so you can go from the sea to the pool in a few short steps. The sea was amazing and the snorkelling around the coral was just breathe taking, we took our own snorkels and were always in the water. Yes we did pay for a safe and wifi (teenagers) which we don't usually in this class of hotel but did it put us off? No, as everything else was just so perfect and we very much look forward to coming back. Thank you very much to all of the wonderful staff for making our holiday so enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future. More>

Outstanding
StuartDC66, Blackpool, United Kingdom
Wed Aug 24 12:19:22 EDT 2016
What an amazing holiday!! Just returned home from a two week holiday and am itching to get back, this place is unbelievable. beautiful rooms, outstanding food and great bars, this place has everything, pool bar, lobby bar, drinks waitress service under the palm trees on the beach, a la carte resutarants with impeccable food and the las dalias buffet was huge, every kind of food you can imagine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the staff were friendly and smiling all the time. The best beach i have ever lazed on with the turquoise atlantic ocean just lapping gently on the shore and cleaned daily by hotel staff, even those guys were smiling. Bar staff were great, dining staff were great and reception staff were too. Stayed in Villa 9 near the big horse sculpture near the entrance which was a nice distance to give you a perfect nights sleep. Only downside i can think of was the very limited (1 hour daily) free wifi allowance but apart from that i found this a wonderful hotel to spend your summer holiday in. We are already planning our return which i can guarantee will be in the not too distant future. Anyone reading this or thinking of booking should do so before it fills up and you miss out, get it booked, you will not regret it. More>

Very nice small resort to relax
Anna R, Kitchener
Wed Aug 24 11:18:11 EDT 2016
I have no complains about this resort. It is nice with very good layout, so everything is close by. The gardens are stunning and the beach was very nice. The buffet food was good and I could always find something tasty to eat. The A-la-carte restaurants were just ok for me. It was extremely hot and humid in August, so next time I would probably chose a different month. However, the beach offered nice breeze and shade under the palms that I really enjoyed. If you want quiet time chose rooms by the by the second pool. The pool was always tranquil and perfect for relaxation. The only improvement I would like to see is the air conditioning in the buffet- It was extremely hot inside and the service could be more attentive as I would wait for a glass of water throughout my entire meal. The staff should be trained to serve the beverages right away when guests arrive to the tables. Other than that go and enjoy your vacation! More>

Great resort but not for everyone...
happyincuba2011, Toronto, Canada
Wed Aug 24 11:01:27 EDT 2016
Just got back from a great vacation. We flew with Transit and paid about $1150 cdn per adult for the week. We were in the Royal Golden Family Suite. (there were 5 of us and we had a connecting room) Family vaycay 2 adults, 16, 14 and 13yr olds. We have travelled to many destinations. The resort is a 5 star. The grounds are stunning and very well kept and maintained. Our room (building 27) was great, clean, comfortable, up to date. High end linens also. The building and grounds are all very clean, public bathrooms were very clean too. The beach is nice. Reviews are subjective to where you have visited. It is not a Cuban white sand beach or greek Island beach but it's nice. No wake so safe for kids, shallow water, (very warm too), great beach for walking the shoreline, no rocks and clean. Good for snorkeling(we brought our own) and you don't have to go far to see some fish (all within the swimming buoys) The resort is quite small. There is one main pool that isn't huge compared to most places. There is a quiet pool as well. We like the fact that the pool is close/almost on the beach. Makes it easy to go from one to another without a fuss. My kids like the small resort because it was easy to find their new friends. The buffet was very good and the food is hot. We did one restaurant but the service was too slow for kids or people in a hurry. The one downfall is at 11pm there was NO WHERE to get a drink but the Disco. The lights in the lobby automatically shut off at 11pm. It was very odd that a place that had fantastic seating areas closed at 11pm and you had to walk to the disco to get a drink. If you are a single person or a bunch of young people looking to meet others this is not the resort for you. If you are going to relax and be in bed by 11pm this is ideal. The service was great. We are used to tipping a small amount each meal including at the buffet but this was not at all the norm and it did not alter the service. Most people at the resort were from Europe and the DR. Enjoy your vacation. More>

Fantastic family holiday
traceysparkle, Spalding, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 23 12:50:59 EDT 2016
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday 6/8 to 21/8 and a group of 12 including 3 children 11/13 and 14. We emailed before arrival as we had a family room and the rest Of the group had been upgraded to golden suite as a promotion from Thomsons. WE were all in the same block even the same floor. Our room was 7201 and had two doubles and a sofa which was great for us when we return next time would prefer two rooms as our nephew was next door which was interconnecting so would have been perfect due to our girls ages. The Rooms were spacious and very clean Only small complaint was not enough hangers but a quick call and they supplied them for us. Only 10 were originally there not enough for 4 people. Bathrooms fab as a separate shower,toilet and bath which made it easier to get ready. We spend two weeks on the beach never had a problem getting shade as its a must with two red head daughters but I'm an early riser and was down most mornings about 7.30 and not many reserved like is suggested. The pool was just few seconds for the beach so you had the best of both worlds. Pool was very hot in the afternoon like getting in a bath but beautiful. The check in was quick and efficient which is what is wanted. After a long flight and 3hr transfer. Buffett restaurant was great never had a day where we couldn't make a fantastic meal even with two girls that love pasta and pizza always available. Al a carte Italain - Great food,fantastic decor and surroundings. Staff amazing. French - well Personally didn't want to go as menu not to my take. BUT so glad I did as food amazing,decor and staff especially ARAMIS,ARIEL went above and beyond to make your experience perfect. Brazilian - Again food was great,staff amazing and right on the beach so beautiful surroundings.... Actually too much food!!!!! Seafood - well again great food,surrounds and staff . NO complaints about food at all. Drinks..... Pool bar a little slow and by the afternoon slushy was water due to the heat. Lobby bar - By far the best drinks and a massive shout out to ALT GRACIA (big thank you) such an asset to the hotel remembered your order and always a massive smile and dance made your day...... Have been to the Dom five times and have to say this is the best hotel we have stayed at and will definitely return which we have never done before. Any questions feel free to contact me. More>



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