La Romana

Grand Bahia Principe La Romana


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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.

Recently renovated, Grand Bahia Principe La Romana has a special charm and a prime beach location. More than two miles of golden beach is lined with palm trees and provides stunning views of the bay.

Rooms are all junior suites and provide luxurious amenities including a jet shower and a mini-bar replenished daily. For the ultimate VIP treatment, guests can upgrade to the Golden Club and enjoy a private reception, free internet, and special dining privileges.

The hotel has its own shopping and entertainment center, Pueblo Principe, that is open 24-hours and includes shops, a disco, a casino, shows, live music, and much more. Guests will be entertained all hours of the day!

Note: Coupon system applies for dining: Stays of 3 nights receive one a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights receive two a la carte dinners, and 7 nights or more receive three a la carte dinners.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located south of the Dominican Republic, between Santo Domingo and La Romana by Mortero beach.
Address: CTRA SAN PEDRO-ROMANA KM 12.EL SOCO
SAN PEDRO


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Local Phone: 809-412-1010
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Business Services
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
One swimming pool for adults and one for children
Golf: ON-SITE
Playa Nueva Romana Golf Club
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Grand Bahia Principe La Romana is a glittering place full of light and sunshine next to an extensive san beach of more than 1000 meters in length, surrounded by palm trees, with idyllic soothing views to a beautiful bay. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 400
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
There is fee for use of the room safe.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE
Features two full size or one king size bed, A/C, ceiling fan, bathroom with tub & jet shower, mini-bar (once a day refill) and terrace. There is fee for use of the room safe.
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
24 Hour Room Service
DINING
Grand Bahia Principe La Romana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe La Romana:
El Pescador - A la carte conventional seafood restaurant. Take advantage of the qualities of seafood and fish, with traditional and exquisite cuisine.
Il Capriccio - la carte restaurant with typical Italian cuisine, pasta, pizza and exquisite meats.
Orquidea - International buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Burger Principe - Snack bar at Pueblo Principe open 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Las Olas - Beach restaurant offering buffet-style and a la carte lunch.
Le Gourmet - la carte restaurant where you can enjoy the delicacies of avant-garde cuisine with modernist design.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Billiards, Table Tennis, 1 hour/day of watersports
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Shows, Disco & Pueblo Principe
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini Club
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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140 Recommend
140 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe La Romana to their friends and family



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Did not disappoint
Marg0023,
Sun Mar 19 16:46:51 EDT 2017
This was a last minute trip so the only mistake we made was we flew into Punta Cana instead of a closer airport to this resort. We had a 1 1/2 hour transfer ride. The grounds of this resort are beyond beautiful! The rooms are very clean. The bed was firm, as I like. They have a variety of pillows types which is a plus in my book since I forgot my pillow at home (yes, I travel with a favorite pillow.) We had an a/c problem that was taken cared of right away. I think the food was above average for an all inclusive. We went to the Italian restaurant one night and it was excellent. The staff at the Asian restaurant need a courtesy refresher course. The pool area was great, Dawlin the bartender, can really help you relieve your stress. The beach area was wonderful and with plenty of shade, if need be. We took a snorkeling excursion which the crew of the boat made for a very pleasant day. If you have any questions, Luis at the front desk is very helpful. I hope we can return to this resort someday.

Very beautiful, service ok
Tonya H,
Sun Mar 19 12:00:54 EDT 2017
Went for march break, relatively quiet no major lines or waiting or searching for chairs by pool or beach. Only 20 mins from airport which is nice after long travel day. Rooms a little run down but who is in their room for long periods anyways???. Service at swim up bar, lobby bar and towel exchange desk was less than good. Unless you flagged them down or said hello first they basically ignored you, even when slow. More interested in young college girls than those of us with families. Bartenders had some trouble getting orders right if you ordered more than one drink and Often low or out of items. Room was always cleaned nicely. Constant cleaning of bAthrooms throughout resort which was nice. Childrens program staff were amazing with my kids. Most of the staff throughout the resort treated my kids like royalty and some knew their names and said hello every time within a day or two. Specialty restaurants were very accommodating to our needs with children however 2/3 we went to had buffet for appetizers. If I have to make reservation and dress up then I want full service. Beach was beautiful and well kept, lots of shade and sun. However the water was murky from mix of river into ocean, kind of disappointing to not see tropical water colours or be able to see what is swimming around us.

Great Resort - Will be back
OttawaMarc26, Ottawa, Canada
Sun Mar 19 08:58:16 EDT 2017
I've just returned from GBP-La Romana and had a wonderful time. I travelled with my family (two adults, two kids 8/11) and another family (two adults, one child). We booked via Air Transat. Here is a detailed account of what to expect. Transfer to Hotel: Flawless - Air Transat met us at the airport exit and quickly pointed out our coach to the resort. It was a quick ~25min trip via air conditioned motor coach. Check In - Flawless - Despite the amount of people to process from multiple buses, it took about 10min wait and 10 mins to check in. They were well prepared, had all our details and everything was smooth. The kids were able to find a couch and enjoy a beverage in the spacious lobby. Luggage was promptly delivered. Room - Perfect - we had a superior junior suite on the family side (not Bouganville). It was spacious and the A/C worked well. The minibar was restocked daily with lots of bottled water. Linen was clean and beds were comfortable. Washroom was spacious and clean. The cleaning staff did a wonderful job throughout our stay. Water Pressure - only room related issue. On two days during our stay our water pressure was not acceptable. We did not complain or call anyone. We knew prior to booking that this was something that was to be completely expected. In fact, thanks to the tripadvisor community, we not only expected it, we used a tip from the forums to remedy the situation (turn on all the taps in the washroom to generate some additional pressure) - I'm no plumber, but it seemed to work enough to get us through two days where the water pressure was not up to standard. Pool Area - Contrary to some posts we had reviewed, overcrowding and lack of chairs was not an issue on our visit. We were informed the resort was at about ~75% capacity during our stay - so, about 300 rooms were booked. Not sure if this made a difference, but there was ample room around the pool area. Pool bar was fine. I preferred the beach bar, but I was happy with the vast majority of the drinks that were poured here. Pool Water Quality - This is an area where there is improvement required. The water was not as clean as could be some days. this is mainly due to people placing drinks on the water's edge and spilling them into the pool (the wind can also be a culprit). This happens often. The result is that you have "yellowy" water around the edges of the pool - and straws that are either floating on the surface or under the water. The resort needs to dedicate a resource to poolside maintenance and ensure half-empty drinks are not pilling up on the edges of the pool. It's an easy fix. Pool Activities - they are plentiful and (other than the personal annoyance I had with the bingo that lasted forever in the late afternoon) are very enjoyable for folks of all ages. The pool side activity center is great, well situated, and shaded to allow the kids to get out if the sun when required. Beach - The overall beach experience was fantastic. We spend every morning on the beach until our late lunches. Lots of activities and we took the catamaran out daily in the bay. we also enjoyed kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The team in the beach activities area are fantastic. The beach bar (Hibiscus) is a hidden gem at the resort. It straddles the area between the family beach and the Bouganville adults only area. If you want a great drink, go here. It's also the least packed bar on the property - it's almost like nobody knows it's even there. Ocean Water - Yes, you guessed it, it's not clear. Best day was about a foot of visibility underwater. They work hard to keep the beach area and water pristine, but you cannot change some environmental factors and, as with the water pressure, you can't really complain about this as it is all over tripadvisor and easy to include in any decision making process prior to booking a vacation. I swam in the water every day and I take issue with anyone who confuses water clarity with water quality. The water is not dirty. It is just not crystal clear (or anywhere close). Buffet Dining - The food was diverse, plentiful, fresh and tasted great. The buffet service was a touch on the uneven side, but acceptable. Kids loved the choices at all meals and so did the adults. Wine was bad (again, expected), but the cold cuts and excellent array of cheeses certainly made up for that. Feature Restaurants - We ate at four: French, Italian, Japanese (adults only) and Seafood. I didn't much care for the Italian place (appetizers were great but mains were not) - all others were fine. Service related challenges were a bit more visible at the feature restaurants. Should have better wine served in these places. Staff - We loved the staff. On the whole, everyone was great and accommodating. There were some exceptions (exceptionally bad and exceptionally good) - but that is what you get at any resort. I didn't much care for the guys at either the pool bar or the lobby bar. I would suggest, if you don't want to serve kids popcorn, you take the popcorn machine from the bar, and place it somewhere else in the lobby. The kids got snubbed pretty bad there. We loved talking with Sergio at Hibiscus - he was awesome! Safety - I don't see this much in the posts I have referenced, but the feeling of security is huge for parents and this place is great. The kids were able to benefit from additional (age appropriate) freedom because you are not overwhelmed with thousands of people (like Punta Cana area). There were no shady people hanging around the beach at all. The resort itself is part of a larger development set in a gated piece of land which is developing condos/villas, etc. alongside two golf courses. All in all, I loved the property. It was exactly what I expected and lived up to expectations. If you factor in the "known issues" and take them in stride, then you will enjoy your time here. For the price, this is an excellent value. Beware of people who don't do their homework, and post for the first time to bash the place referencing shortcomings that are well documented and should be factored into any decision making process prior to booking and leaving for the property. We will be back for sure!

Worst resort I've ever been to
Ledia G,
Thu Mar 16 14:56:25 EDT 2017
There is nothing Grand about this place. The hotel is old and outdated. The phones in the room didn't work to call another room on the property let alone anyone else. There is no water pressure or hot water on the second floor rooms. Multiple attempts to fix anything from maintenance were in vain and just for show. The pool and beach chairs were all taken by 9:30am. The ocean water was dirty and corded off at 20feet from the shore so you could swim any deeper. The food is disgusting. Junky looking and awful tasting. The drinks are way too sweet and watery except the mojito. Entertainment is mediocre at best. We booked an excursion via guest services to Santo Domingo. The guide took off and left 5 of us behind including a child and an elderly woman. I called the hotel for help and they told me they had no idea who the tour company guide was and I was on my own to find them on Google. He finally came back 1.5h later to find us exactly where he had told us to be without an apology. The company we went on tour with is Milly Tours FYI. I would not return to this resort even if they paid me to.

Stunning views
Neil R, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Thu Mar 16 00:17:03 EDT 2017
Stayed here two weeks from 26th February. Long 3 and a half hour transfer from Puerto plata with toilet break halfway arriving in darkness at hotel. We had upgraded to a junior suite and woke in the morning to stunning views over samana bay. Hotel immaculate, food great, setting idyllic. Couple of negatives lots and lots and lots of steps. However, golf buggies run shuttles constantly down to the villas which form the junior suite area. Other negative the two beaches are not pristine white sand and clear blue seas. Snorkelling limited to flat calm days when the sand sediment settles and visibility improves. I took fishing gear with me and fished off the island over the bridge. Caught lots of flatheads, couple of barracuda one of which was 37 inches. Weather was hot but interspersed with tropical showers normally lasting a few minutes. Did the whale watching trip which was superb think we had a red letter day for it!!! Went to playa Ricon beach VIP trip which it certainly was not. Nice beach but bad litter problem. This is an island wide issue and needs addressing asap by the Dom rep government. Overall we had a great relaxing trip. Would I return? Only if we can fly into samana instead of puerto plata. Thanks to all the staff at the hotel who worked tirelessly to make it a great stay.



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