Samana

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


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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
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
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

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:
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.
Orquidea - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
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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Hotel was great, weather was not
cinderella63, Mount Forest, Ont.
Tue Nov 29 05:15:30 EST 2016
Unfortunately, the rain left over from the hurricane last month made our week a very wet one. Every day was cloudy with rain in the morning and afternoon. We did get some sun a couple of days. Luckily we were here with friends, and we played cards in the lobby or went to eat when it was raining. The property is gorgeous! Well taken care of, and very green and lush. The beach was very clean, and the sand was soft. The water was cloudy and a bit wavey, but we swam and floated every day. On our last day, the water was so clear, and we could see beautiful fish swimming by the coral. There is a separate splash zone for kids, so I found the beach not crowded with kids, actually I found the whole week that there wasn't any "kid noise", even though there were kids around everywhere. There are carts to take you to and from you room, which I found extremely helpfull since I was suffering from sciatica the whole week. Also, umbrellas in every room. The rooms are typical,clean, and the air conditioning worked well. The food is typical as well, lots of it, hot and very good. I enjoyed the freshly made omelet every morning. We went to all 4 of the a la cartes, and they were very good. My favourite was the Brazilian, the meat was served on a sword, and very tasty. I also enjoyed the internet in the lobby. You had to go to the front desk and have it renewed every 24 hours, but it was free and kept me in touch with home. I would recommend this Grand Bahia to anyone.

wedding to remember :)
steve d, Comber, Canada
Tue Nov 29 04:27:06 EST 2016
we just arrived home after a wedding to remember. we went with 26 family and friends. firstly- Geraldine... She was by far one of the nicest lady's i've had the pleasure to meet. She took care of everything for us. From the moment we picked the resort up to the moment we walked down the isle :) The food & room are exceptional. The grounds & Pools are beautiful. we took 2 tours zip line & catamaran trips of a life time :) If your wanting a dream come true this is a great place to go. From the moment we arrived till the moment we left they were there for everything needed. 5 stars from are whole group ***** :) we were close to the lobby, ( block 7) short walk to everything. Very quiet in the rooms. Beautiful beaches. great food. Beds firm but comfy lots of pillows. Beautiful view :) This resort is a definite must.

Excelent holiday
Ladislav P,
Mon Nov 28 08:25:22 EST 2016
Very quiet place for family, friendly staff everywhere :-) Very clear and nice beach, you can walk five km without you meet anybody. Buffet was very rich and taste, a' la carte restaurants were in very good food quality.

Amazing stay
Izabela R,
Sun Nov 27 11:17:08 EST 2016
Everything was amazing.... We had a lovely, relaxing but fun holiday ! The beach is amazing, lovely swimming pools, friendly staff and great food ! Room was spacious and very clean. Long drive from the airport but it was all worth and i would definitely go back there again !

Good Value for Price Paid
George C, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Fri Nov 25 12:04:13 EST 2016
First time to Samana, enjoyed on/off the tarmac; very few flights into this airport, so quick customs check and on we went; 45 minute very scenic bus trip to the hotel with 1 stop on the way; super quick check in, our room was ready for us when we got there; we were in a very small 2 storey building near the front lobby; very loud a/c unit, great fan thankfully, very little space for unpacking clothes; seems the 3 storey buldings were the larger ones and labelled 'suites'; wifi was strong in lobby, but that's all, and quite pesky having to 'sign in' at the front desk; food was the usual fare at the buffet, but plenty of selection to suit everyone's taste; tried 3 a la cartes, our favorite was the Brazilian where they served a selection of meats and fish right off a cooked sword looking thing; very fresh and hot and delicious; drinks were very good although the hotel's bars ran out of the international brand of vodka for 3 days (don't know how it took 3 days to get more in stock), the bartenders were all excellent (shout out to Jose at lobby main bar), and not many lineups at all for drinks; top shelf liquors were on average 2$ per shot which was reasonable; note: we tipped regularly, and as this is a service industry in a poor country, it is much appreciated by the servers, who work for very low wages; all the staff were excellent, they all seemed to enjoy serving their customers (thanks to Martina around the lobby bar, and Carolina at the pool bar for their excellent service all week!); the best attribute of this hotel, in my opinion, is the marvellous beach; wow, this is the best beach I've been on; so clean, and can walk for miles in either direction with no peddlars, just peace and quiet as there are no other hotels within miles, which is a change from many tourist traps these days; water was quite warm, and excellent snorkelling right at the hotel's beach (when it wasn't windy) with several brightly colored fish in view; take your own snorkel if you can, it will save you borrowing a well-used snorkel from the dive shop, and of course, some bread to feed the fish and you will be amazed; we didn't head into the town of Las Terrenas, but you could go there for $10 by cab no matter how many ppl in the cab, and is a 10 minute ride, or you could walk there by beach in about 1 1/2 hours; its quite safe during the day, but you take a chance being there at night; small note about the airport--you can purchase liquor from a quite large selection at good prices, and there are limited amounts of souvenirs at reasonable prices, but there's only 1 small restaurant there, and its over-the-top expensive for everything, 18$US for hamburg & fries for example; would I return? Probably not, this hotel had copious amount of kids during our week, and also we like to visit other places, but overall there was plenty of space to have a peaceful time if that's what you were looking for......



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