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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

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Paradise at El Portillo
Doryman, Nova Scotia
Thu Jun 23 09:28:05 EDT 2016
My wife and I stayed for a week from May 28th until June 4th. We were in a Junior Suite Deluxe in Villa 24 on the second floor. It is located near the main entrance to the resort across from the Children's Pool area and lone tennis court. It was about a 4-minute walk to the main lobby and a further 2-minute walk to the beach. There are shuttle carts but we didn't find them necessary as it is a pleasant walk through pristine landscaped grounds. (More about them later). The room was definitely a suite with plenty of room including a well-appointed bathroom and sitting area. The AC worked flawlessly as did the overhead ceiling fan. The mini bar was well stocked on a daily basis. Our only issue occurred the first night when we returned to our room after dinner to discover a leak in the ceiling in the vestibule area. We called the front desk to inform them and they sent a handyman within 30 minutes who sorted it out. (Apparently, it turned out to be overflow from a buildup of AC condensation. It wasn't an issue the rest of the week). As other reviewers have written on this site, the selection and quality of food throughout the resort, both at the four a la cartes and the 2 buffets (main and beach-side), were consistently very good. In fact, it was by far the best compared to any other DR resorts we have stayed in the past. The beer is Presidente as one would expect and I must say, the bartenders were quite generous with their servings of my occasional glass of scotch whiskey and port. The red and white wines were on par for the Caribbean. For an extra cost, one could order "premium" bottles of wine at the various a la cartes. This resort is known for its beach and it did not disappoint. You can walk along it for a couple of miles in either direction although I recommend going to the lefthand side (facing the ocean) as it is more picturesque and feels imminently safer. The snorkelling is top-notch with reefs plentifully found within 20m of the shoreline. The beach is quieter on the right side of the resort and we found the fish more plentiful accordingly. Be sure to bring some bread to feed them. The water is always quite calm as there is a breakwater just beyond the outer buoys that dissipates the waves well before they reach the shore. In fact, the green flag was flown every day of our stay. My only critique would be the fact that the landscaping crew use loud, gas-powered whiper-snippers to cut the entire surface of the lawns that surround the various villas. It is a shame as the Resort Management and Staff do an exceptional job to create an idyllic, tropical paradise that is somewhat diminished by the seemingly never-ending sound of small engines in full throttle. Perhaps they could use hand-powered push mowers and save the whipper-snippers for trimming the edges and curbs as they are intended. Just a thought. The staff is exceptionally friendly and appear to do their upmost to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible. I do wish I spoke Spanish better than I do as communication can be a bit challenging with many staff members. However, they are eager to learn English, and in turn, teach you Spanish though. I wish to single out a few employees that made an impression on both my wife and myself due to their small acts of kindness, professionalism and charm they demonstrated. They include; Antonio (an a al carte manager), Kevin (a meal server) and Luis (main lobby bar area). In summary, this resort met or exceeded our expectations and I would not hesitate to either recommend it to friends or family looking for a similar vacation experience. We look forward to returning again sometime in the future and will likely stay for 10 to 14 days next time as a week is simply not long enough at this slice of paradise. More>

Wonderful Stay
michaelfB4931WA, Las Terrenas
Thu Jun 23 09:02:45 EDT 2016
The resort was everything we were looking for. It is much nicer that the pictures show. Food was nice, drinks were delicious, views were beautiful. A relaxing place to stay that offers everything you would like to see in a resort. More>

Amazing!!!!!
RitaBarb18205, Mississauga, Canada
Thu Jun 23 07:39:40 EDT 2016
Just returned on Monday night from a 1 week vacation. Before we book a place to go we always read all reviews on Trip Advisor to see what the hotel is like. Let me tell you all the positive reviews for this hotel were 100% true. It was a fantastic place to vacation. Staff were amazing!! Carolina, Shantel, Orlando, Juliana, Epinfinia, Francis, Lidia, I could go on and on but there are too many names to list. Buffet was excellent. We only went to two of the al a carte restaurants, the Brazilian and the Italian but both were fantastic. Epifinia kept our room spotless and the fridge was stocked full everyday. The beach was amazing. You could walk for hrs. No other resorts on either side of you so that was so nice. There were a few cats and dogs wandering around the beach area but they did not bother anyone. The resort is immaculate. I could not believe how clean and well maintained it was. Weather was beautiful all week with only a sprinkle of rain on the last day went we were leaving. This is the only resort in all of my travels that I would return to again with out a doubt. 100% SATISFIED!!!! More>

Excellent
KingEricIV, Ottawa, Canada
Tue Jun 21 18:43:30 EDT 2016
Went for two weeks back in January with a group of about 30. AN amazing time was had by all. Everything about the resort was perfect. Tried out all 4 a la carts and all the food was amazing. The Italian restraint was having an off night, took forever to get our food but no one else had that problem when they went. Buffet was great too, the pasta station is something I want to install in my house. I must've eaten a good 20-30 plates of spaghetti while I was there. The room was always clean and the mini bar was always fully stocked. We brought our 14 month old daughter and the staff loved her and she loved them. She was saying "Ola!" by the end of the first week. Beaches were great, activities were great, everything was great. To sum it all up, the place is great. More>

We stayed from June 13 to June 20, 2016. This was our sith time and look forward to be back.
Sergio T, Toronto, Canada
Tue Jun 21 10:37:10 EDT 2016
The hotel is extremely well maintained. Beautiful garden and excellent beach for snorkelling and long walks. The beach has plenty of chairs. The buffet restaurant has good variety of food. The fish was always fresh and tasty. The a la carte restaurant are good to very good in type of food quality and service. The Orquidea restaurant is excellent. The hotel has one hour/day free Wi Fi in the lobby. The entertainment was average quality, with 50% good shows. More>



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