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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
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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
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
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

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:
Orquidea - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
Portofino Restaurant - la carte Restaurant with specialities of traditional Italian cuisine.
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.
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

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Our 7th time to El Portillo and we will be back!
Roman K,
Sun Jan 22 15:57:36 EST 2017
This was our 7th time in El Portillo and we are definitely coming back again! We love the location and especially the beach area; it is probably the best beach we have seen! The staff was great and accommodating! We would like to especially thank Miguel and Valentin from the reception as they have gone above and beyond to make us feel at home! Every time we visit, we love staying by the beach and Miguel helped us get rooms there. The restaurants and the buffet were delicious as always. We were also happy to get personal attention from Ricky when stopping by the gym! Overall it was a great vacation and we would love to be back for more!

Quaint place for some R&R
MrsAriel, Kissimmee, Florida
Sun Jan 22 07:39:47 EST 2017
I was definitely pleasantly surprised with this resort. The staff was friendly and polite at every interaction, the food was delicious (Even at its buffet!) and the beach was crystal clear. The resort was small in size but good enough for a quick getaway, however, if your looking to party the night away this is not the spot for you. We travelled with our extended family for a sweet 16. We had a great time and made many memories that will last a lifetime.

Family Hotel
Ivan D,
Sat Jan 21 23:53:01 EST 2017
Traveled on January 11th 2017. Will start of by saying that the week i was there was very windy and rainy. From what the locals told me, This is how it is in the winter months. The hotel is very family oriented. Not a place for singles to be travelling to . The hotel is very clean and well maintained. The beach was nice when there wasn't much wind . The water is beautiful and the beach is clean. Only problem is there is lots of rocks and when the tide is low this can be dangerous. Hit my foot a couple of times . The staff is amazing. Everyone is friendly. The shows are not as good as the other Bahias i have been to but still entertaining. Will be my last time to Samana because of the overall experience. Including the weather and the airport. But i still love the Dominican and its people. Food at the hotel was mediocre.. Lots of fried food and very very salty. Was bloated most of my time there. The Brazilian restaurant was by far the best. The rooms are standard , look the same as all other Bahias. But again very clean. The pool got a little crowded but only because it was too windy at the beach. Wish they had a bigger pool with a bar inside . but again this is a family resort. oh and last thing I hope you love cats and dogs ! many of them roaming the resort ! but i dont mind cause i love Animals.

Can't fault this hotel
jackiedolan2016, Bradford, United Kingdom
Sat Jan 21 09:56:08 EST 2017
Dear readers I hope you find this review useful. Firstly the bad points: if I had to pick it would be the reception desk, not that the staff weren't friendly but more that as a Brit I would queue up politely behind others get to the front then the member of staff would move off and serve someone who had just walked up to the desk. The only other issue would be that we were rather packed close together on the beach. On to the positives: Spotless even the toilets on the beach were cleaned regularly. Food good and the speciality restaurants even better. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Advice: On the beach, if you want to escape for a while, turn left and walk for about 45 mins you will come to a delightful little bar on the beach it's so picturesque you'll want to stay all day. If the sea is chpppy visibility for snorkelling will be reduced and watch out for rocks. You only need long trousers for the gourmet restaurant. At night if you want to escape there is a great bar called mosquito art bar in las terrenas and opposite this a good choice of restaurants across the road.

Fantastic hotel
JD_Hogg_53, Laval, France
Sat Jan 21 03:34:36 EST 2017
Great staff. Great beach with excellent snorkeling. Good food. Not much around, so be prepared to spend your time around the hotel or paid excursions. If it's peaceful and relaxing your after, this is the place. Evening disco and show if that is your thing, so it's still possible to party a little. Highly recommend it. Tip: the excursions done by hotel are much cheaper than Rep ones, but just as good. Rained most days, but blows over in 10 mins so never spoiled a thing.



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