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.

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 at Bahia Principe Village!

Accommodations are comfortable and provide everything needed for a wonderful stay, from Junior Suites to Family Suites for up to eight guests.

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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
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
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

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:
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.
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.
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

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Staff are very friendly.
Donna F, Toronto, Canada
Wed May 17 19:51:01 EDT 2017
This is the second time at this resort, and I liked it again. The beach is by far the big draw at this place. It is spectacular, sandy, calm, and warm. The rest of the place is very nice, and kept spotlessly. I constantly saw staff members cleaning one thing or another. The was one thing that was not what I expected. I am a new member of the Privilege Club, and I didn't find that I got too much out of that at this resort. I had heard about how the Privilege Club members are treated at other resorts, but, here, I just felt that lacked. I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort to anybody, It's a beautiful place.

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John P, Shallow Lake
Wed May 17 16:24:39 EDT 2017
It was amazing the staff was perfect everything was pottsy style I loved it so people book now pottsy has landed there next year again 5 star in pottsy eyes singer dancer and king I love all you dj pottsy on fire in the house of the Dominican Republic

Grand Bahia El Portillo
Cindy M,
Wed May 17 13:56:58 EDT 2017
We requested a top floor at the time of booking as the noise from above can be quite loud on the tiled floors which we learned from past experience. They were happy to accommodate us. We tried all the specially restaurants and we're not disappointed. The entertainment was terrific.

Spring vacation
Greg M, Orangeville, Canada
Tue May 16 07:26:06 EDT 2017
Good food, friendly staff, clean accommodations. Grounds nicely kept. Restaurants need to be booked as soon as you arrive to ensure reservation. Fabulous beach. Some guests don't follow the rules, such as children at the adult only pool. No enforcement of these rules. Air Transat on-site staff very helpful. Weather could have been better - flooding on the first day due to heavy rain.

Beautiful tropical resort
EBoyd1974, Barrie, Canada
Mon May 15 16:30:01 EDT 2017
My husband and I sadly just returned from the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo. We spent one very enjoyable week in building 8 in a spacious and clean junior suite. We were on the top floor, which I would recommend. We never heard any noise from neighbors, our maid Elisabeth was very kind and efficient, and the bathroom was well appointed. My only complaint about the room is that the bed was a little hard for my liking. Like many others have said, the grounds of this resort are spectacular....lush and green! We spend most of our time at the pool. We spent one day at the quiet pool, which was great, but the chairs were more comfortable at the main pool, so we spent most of our time there. We never arrived at the pool before 9am, and never had a problem getting two chairs in the shade. We enjoyed walking the beach, swimming and snorkeling in the warm ocean. You can go for a nice long walk in either direction. One of the things that stood out for us at this resort was the quality of the food. Good food is important for us on vacation, and after our third trip to Cuba last year we said never again! It was totally worth the extra money to come to a resort with great food. Everything was fresh, tasty, lots of variety. We were full after every meal. The only a la carte we did was the Brazilian, and it was very good. We cancelled our other two a la cartes because we enjoyed the buffet so much. I really enjoyed the homemade soups each day! The desserts were just ok, but the crepe station was yummy. The bartenders, waiters, waitresses, and all staff were friendly, not over the top, but they did their jobs with pride. The most memorable employee was by far Elisabeth, there was just something extra special about her!! There were many activities to participate in if you chose to do so. It is a family resort, but there were not many kids there. I'm sure our teenage daughters would have loved it, but it was nice to have a getaway without them lol! For comparison we have travelled to Secrets Capri in Mexico, Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana, Dreams La Romana, Playa Costa Verde in Holguin, Breezes Varadero, Hotel Playa in Cayo Coco, and about 15 trips to Disney (we are Disney Vacation Club members). The El Portillo is a resort we would certainly return to, and hope we can one day!! Almost forgot to add that we travelled to Samana from Toronto on Westjet. Service was fine. It's only a 45 min bus ride from the airport, and a very pretty drive.



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