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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Beautiful Resort
Tom W, Erin, Canada
Thu Feb 16 08:39:40 EST 2017
I stayed for a week in mid January and was really pleased with my stay, The rooms were well maintained and clean. The resort was immaculately clean and well maintained. The staff was great. Very pleasant and helpful The food was very good at the buffet but I never got around to trying the a'la carte restaurants. I wish I had, I heard they were all nice. I'm not much of a pool swimmer but it looked great and there is a waterpark for the kiddies. The beach is beautiful and the ocean was warm and calm. There is a breakwater reef out about 100m or so from the beach so the water is calm for waders and children. The snorkeling was great too! The only down side of the beach was the constant stream of vendors selling nick knacks and cigars. They were all very polite and not pushy but they never stopped. After a couple days it got tiring. All in all I had a great stay and a relaxing holiday if only there had been half as many beach vendors.

AMAZING!
amberdragoness, Toronto, Canada
Wed Feb 15 13:37:00 EST 2017
We had a very nice room in a quiet location, short walk to everywhere. We have been to many Bahia Principe locations, this one is one of the smallest we have visited, but the comfort and quality is the same. The food was good, customer service excellent, the beach beautiful. There is lots to do there too.

Wedding Paradise
Hellenemary, Grimsby, Canada
Wed Feb 15 11:33:06 EST 2017
40 of us travelled for my daughters wedding, we ranged in ages from 2 years to 89 and the wedding was magical (some bumps, but we are on island time). Apparently the resort was full, yet it never felt crowded. We were mostly all beach people, and the beach was one of the best. I've seen whiter sand, however the powder sand and natural shorelines was endless. It is an all inclusive so yes you do have to wait sometimes at a bar (island time) and sometimes you have to wait for them to cook-to-order, however even the pickiest eater will find something to eat here. My only complaint, I ate too much. The littles loved the kids pool, and later in the day we would drag our beach chairs up closer to the pool and enjoy the 5:00 entertainment. Some would choose the adults pool to unwind from the beach. Some of us went into town one day by taxi, and some went on excursions. Other days we enjoyed the calm water for snorkelling or paddle boats and kayaks. This is a great resort for relaxing and is easily accessible for strollers and the elderly. When choosing a resort I base it on 1. Cleanliness 2. Beach 3. Food I give this resort a 4 in all 3 categories.

Reminded me of Benidorm
Jay19861111,
Wed Feb 15 08:48:43 EST 2017
Reminded me of Benidorm After arriving to our resort we were immediately disappointed. Decor tired and old just like their clientele which would have been fine if it wasn't overbooked and crowded!!! With only one bar for the evening which was located near reception not even by the beach, I had no enthusiasm to go out after dark. Even if you did venture out you would spend the majority of your time queuing or being told off for walking around with drinks and then they turn the lights off on you at 11pm. We were hopeful that the daytime would be better however when we walked out onto the beach we were bombarded with tacky plastic sun loungers. The view was disappointing, this was meant to be paradise and for 3 grand I felt sick. The place reminded me of havens with their tacky singing and dancing during the day around their only tired looking swimming pool which would be pumped through their sound system all day!!! Their theme tune will forever haunt me. To have a good time we left the resort every day as you could walk a could of hours into town and we were able to gate crash another hotels strip of beach which was secluded, quiet and blissful. This part of the island by the sounds of it is the best place to stay with their paradise beaches, tropical back drop and town just down the road for a bit of culture however this hotel was not for us. There are nicer places to stay down the beach which are closer to town. We complained on the first day as it was obvious it was overbooked and the staff were not Hiding this fact. We made friends with other couples and they were transferred to another hotel however even with our formal complaint we never had the same offer and was forced to endure our stay with queuing everywhere we went. We did not find our Thomson rep helpful in the resort and was left unhappy. The rules are ridiculous, limiting you to eat in their a la carte restaurants only 3 times a week forcing you to eat in their buffet and men refused entry if they are not wearing long trousers at the restaurants. You can't walk around the resort with a glass either and will get jumped by a member of staff to pour it into a plastic cup. Classy! I was not impressed after staying in other 5* resorts over the world. Overall it's not a 5* but maybe a 4* and that's only because of the quality of food they serve here. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded, exclusive resort this is not the one for you.

could have been better
meilec, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Wed Feb 15 04:33:20 EST 2017
Beach was lovely - good length - you could walk for many miles, and it was clean - downfall - there were reefs that cut the waves, and coral clumps and vegetation prevented the whole beach area to have good run in swimming. If the water features (reef etc) had been to one side, swimming would have been much better. the "reef" did provide close up viewing of small fish, and kept the children and their parents amused, but beaches are for running around in the water - not carefully avoiding other things. Food was mediocre at best, and even when the called their buffet theme nights "international" or whatever, it was the same foods, different names. By the way, guys, dress code seems to be whatever. Supposed to be dress pants, closed toed shoes and nice shirt - but jeans or sweats, falling apart sneakers and scrubby t's seem to be acceptable attire. No class anywhere. Staff are usually agreeable, but also a lot will ignore you - even if you speak spanish. Promised rooms aren't - close to the beach translates to near the road. Top floor means main floor. No one pays attention to anything other than what they want - not you. Do not listen to the "we're overbooked so we are offering cayo Levantado for a few days - it's an upgrade" because you will end up at the Luxury b.p. Samana - lovely hotel, but promises again are ignored and they will always have proof that that is not what they promised. Untrustworthy. Great waterpark for the kids. wish adults could use it. Lots of things for the kids to do, and there is some fun things for the adults as well - dance lessons, dance exercise in the pool, a couple of "shows"', piano, jazz sax in the evening. the a la carte restaurants are fairly good, but watch out for the one waiter in the french restaurant who personifies the "french waiter" theme - you know the only who looks down his nose at you and sneers. Not funny nor appropriate. Too many people seemed to claim two chairs per person - one at the beach and the other at the pool. Sometimes you could only spread your towel on the beach if you wanted to be there, but this is a visitor concern, not staff. Overall - what do you want for a low cost all inclusive. We may be too picky, but others have the same complaints. As they say - you pays your money and takes your chances.



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