Samana

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo


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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turndown service, 20% discount on couples spa massage, special room decoration, and surprise gift. Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

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
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:
All Inclusive
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

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Excellente!!
Taquo, Salo, Finland
Sun Mar 19 12:33:56 EDT 2017
+Really nice and well maintained hotel with spectacular views. Well kept gardens. Everything is super clean! +Nice staff. They had always smile on their faces even though there were sometimes small language barriers; it's good to know some basics of Spanish when you go there +Nice beach with small coral reefs just 10-30 meters from the shore +Buffet was excellent! Really nice variety of foods and presented in such a lovely way. Carved watermelon was my favourite. +Plenty of sun beds in the beach and close to the pool area. +Nice pool, clean water. +Nice bars. I especially liked Beach bar and Lobby bar. +Orquidea-gourmet restaurant was the best restautrant where we have ever been!! Whole experience was really extraordinary with art of opening a bottle of wine to the quality of food that we got. Well done! +Animation team was really professional. -Wifi was free only in the lobby area. Wifi in room was expensive (around 59$/week/one device) -Chech-in/check out was a bit of chaos. 8 people were standing behind desk and 1 was able to give us the room key, 1 gave us wristbands for all-inclusive 1 was able to rent a safe deposit box, 1 was cashier, 1 was supervisor and the rest were just hanging around and smiling even though the were a busful of tourist checking in. -Theater Tropicana is too small. It's not nice to sit in rows to watch a show. El portillo Village Theater is nicer but a bit underrated by the hotel management. You should have a proper bar there when there's some program. -Some people think that dress codes for restaurant are not ment for them and I hope that in the future hotel management and the staff make a bit more clearer rules about this matter. It's not nice when you dress up a bit better for the dinner and then there is 10 guys sitting in the next table with tank tops and beach shorts.

Lovely staff 10 out of 10
HARRISCleveland, CLEVELAND
Sun Mar 19 11:06:13 EDT 2017
First of all don't believe Thomson/First Choice that it's a two hour transfer from the airport to the resort it's actually three and half hours! Don't pay for a private taxi transfer you won't get here any quicker! The English don't get an all dancing singing welcome like the French Canadians and others do. To be honest I wouldn't say it's a resort for the British holidaymaker. What to say about this resort? It's set in beautiful grounds but the rooms are a little dated especially the bathrooms. The food is good with plenty of choice. The a la carte restaurants are very good especially the Brazilian but the French and Italian could do with a bit more atmosphere more happier staff come on a smile is good! The staff in Dahlia Restaurant are really good especially Fidela and Alexis thank you. Staff in the bar especially Annagracias she is a joy always singing! On the subject of the bars why not keep them open until midnight not 11pm not all of us want to go to the disco for a late drink we just want to chill. The beach it is beautiful with a sweeping bay take plenty of suncream there is a breeze that comes off the sea. Now the subject of sunbeds what can I say I don't know what time these guests get up? One morning I woke up really early 5.30 am! Went down to the beach and all the beds with what I'd call prime spots had towels buckets/spades all over them reserving their beds! On our last day I got two beds for myself and my husband within 20 minutes I had a woman shouting at me in French saying that I Uhad taken her beds. My reply well it was in English! All in all we had a nice holiday would I go back to this resort probably not. More because of the guests not the people that work there they are amazing. We would probably try another Bahia Hotel but somewhere else.

Great family resort
Clyde16, Toronto, Canada
Fri Mar 17 16:10:22 EDT 2017
Beautiful resort. Sand and ocean were lovely. Kids enjoyed the waterslide park and the ocean swimming. Food was excellent, great variety. Especially liked the restaurant on the beach for breakfast and lunch. Our rooms were a bit of a walk from main restaurant, but that was the only "complaint"

Great Family Resort
ROT69, Mississauga, Canada
Fri Mar 17 14:58:24 EDT 2017
Pros: Perfect size resort Super clean rooms and common areas Great food with plenty of options to pick from Beautiful beach (clean, coral reef offers great opportunity for kids to explore the under water world) Great waterpark for the little kids Good service Cons: -Undersized pools (Not a pool resort) -English language - I would say only 40% of the staff can speak the language (can be frustrating) -Not enough lounging chairs (You need to claim your spot early in the morning to avoid disappointment) -Staff is friendly but not overly -THE COFFEE NEEDS HELP! -Road noise is bad if you stay in block 27

THigh quality, comfortable, suitable all age groups
shamwo, Ashford, United Kingdom
Thu Mar 16 12:08:05 EDT 2017
I just read a recent review of this hotel comparing it to Benidorm. Really? I don't think that reviewer could have ever been to Benidorm, this hotel is far, far superior. The obvious stand out feature here is the beach, soft sand, stretching for miles, gently sloping into clear blue calm sea. Fantastic for swimming, for children to splash about in, a bit of snorkelling (not many fish to be honest). Walk along for a minute and view the local art by Eddie, displayed on the beach and very reasonably priced. There are vendors selling trinkets, scarves, cigars, rum.... haggle a bit if you want to buy or just smile a no, or have a chat. Friendly guys. Now the hotel. Large, bright, airy rooms, immaculately clean with huge comfy beds, nice balcony, nice furnishings. Good sized bathroom with hydro bath (fill the bath, turn on the jets, then empty the bath before you use it), powerful shower, decent hairdryer, toiletries. There's a mini bar with soft drinks, weak beer and a bag of crisps. Should be filled every day, phone the reception if it's not. Iron and board in the wardrobe, with a thoughtfully supplied umbrella. Tv, although I never once turned it on. If you want to use the safe, it's $4 a day. Don't expect a sea view, the block closest to the beach barely has a view. Watch the woodpeckers and birds instead. You will get wifi in the lobby, and only there, unless you fork out for the eye wateringly expensive stuff to use anywhere, even on the beach. The strength of the free stuff varies on time of day and if it's raining. The restaurants are good quality with plenty of choice. Some dishes could do with being hotter. There are themed evenings which give a different choice (Italian, US, Dominican etc). The bookable restaurants are quite good, however we found the service in the Italian very slow, but the pizza was excellent. The Brazilian was entertaining. We didn't try the others. Bar service can be erratic. Sometimes a drink is forthcoming very quickly, other times not. Depends if there are dollar waving Canadians crowding round the bar with their ubiquitous 2 gallon drink buckets. The evening entertainment I found very good, especially the musicians in the main lobby every evening. Reception staff were professional and helpful, although certain requests were not always honoured, although promised. As a whole, I found the staff courteous, friendly and helpful. Not all had a good command of English, but as a Spanish speaker it wasn't a problem for me. Special mention of our favourite waitress in the main restaurant, Juliana, who was an absolute joy and we refused to be seated anywhere other than her section. We did go to the 'privilege club' presentation, but only because it was raining, we needed a new beach bag, and it got the chaps in the lobby off our back! Waste of time. So, to summarise, this is a good quality hotel complex, with high standards. I saw families with very young children, young couples, older folk and spoke to a 93 year old man who'd been holidaying there for 17 years. Says it all, really. And no, Benidorm it ain't! If I get the chance, I would love to return.



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