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New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was our first time at the Grand Bahia Principe at Rio San Juan and it was good. I am not saying that this place is spanking new or that it has a five diamond rating but it was a satisfying two weeks,it is clean and proper for the money you pay.Our suite was great with two balconies situated just...

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Bronx, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my friends stayed at this resort from March 20-24th. It was hell upon arrival as the check in guys (Genesis and Benjamin) had no idea about the hotel or the amenities. They did not let us know that the safe required us to purchase a lock. This I had idea about until arriving in the room and I...

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort was very clean and well kept. Although there was building works going on to one side it wasn't very loud or disruptive. Food choice in the buffet was pretty good, always something for everyone, with many vegetarian options. Each night had a different nationality theme with plenty to choose from. The kids club had a variety of activities...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall this was an awesome trip. Flight: AirCanada was a good choice because the room safe is free and you get 4 a la carte meals instead of 3. Location: Its a very remote location. It takes around an hour and a half to get to the hotel from Samana airport. We personally enjoyed the bus ride to get there...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here from March 17-24. We booked this resort for the family friendly reviews but made a BIG mistake by coming during spring break. The staff did nothing to try and control the hundreds of very drunk teens (I'm in my 20's so I get it, its spring break..they will be drunk) but we saw people being taken away...

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4Thank Karina L
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Daiana, fantastico eminente entertainer at Bahia Principe, and bahia scouts enertaining the Kids.. Very very good skills and a profesional behavor.... I am com to the Hotel with my friend I love Dahiana.... she is a goddess is best fot children

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service was outstanding, food was excellent and entertainment great. The resort is a bit dated (especially the gym, where I think the elliptical machines was made in the 70's!) but the service, food and drink make up for it. If you are expecting a 5-star resort with royal pampering this isn't the place for you, but if you are...

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Baden, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms were okay (had to use bug spray) and could use a refreshing. Food was okay not bad but not great. Resort layout was nice. Beach is less than desirable. Bus ride is 2+ hours and you are in the middle of nowhere. Staff were not overly friendly. Didn't matter whether you tipped or not. They seemed uninterested. Drinks were...

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1Thank MBingeman
London, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many resorts around the Caribbean from 5 stars like Sandals and Secrets to 4 stars like RIU's and Barcelos and many in between this is the least impressive resort I have ever been to. If your budget is around $1500..or less.. per person there are many other newer resorts where you can get more bang for...

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Cservicebpsj, Grand Bahia Principe San Juan Quality & Customer Services Department at Grand Bahia Principe San Juan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to bring your comments during your stay with us as it is through communications of this nature that we can evaluate our level of service and improve our facilities on all aspects. Thank you very much for highlighting our amazing staff, they will very grateful to hear of your good comments. Once...

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are on our way back from a fortnight at this hotel and we did have a good time. We visited the same hotel 4 years ago and experienced the youth Canadian Spring Break holiday then! For a couple of years Thomas Cook noted on their website that the Hotel would have an influx of students but nothing has appeared...

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Dear Guest, We thank you for taking your time sharing your opinion with us on Trip Advisor which we will take in the highest consideration. Regarding your comments we are very sorry to hear that we could not fulfil your expectations regarding our services and facilities, we must say that the level of satisfaction obtained concerning our hotel, services and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Facilities and services: 4 pools BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, tennis court, mini golf, football pitch... Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) WiFi access in the lobby (1 hour free per day/device) and in rooms (additional charge) Wedding gazebo Main restaurant and 3 specialty restaurants 6 bars Playa Grande Golf Course just 40 minutes from the hotel Convention / Meeting centre Pueblo Principe: shows, live music, bars, stores, karaoke, casino and disco Rooms 608 rooms including 2 types: Suite & Standard The Standard rooms are equipped with: King size bed or 2 full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom: Bathtub plus shower, wash basin, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Bathroom amenities Air conditioning Ceiling fan Safe (additional charge) Mini-bar (Restocked daily) Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Flat screen TV Coffee set WiFi (additional charge) The Suite rooms have the same equipment as the Standard rooms but also include: Ironing set Sitting area with sofa Pool towel available in room Bathrobe and slippers Evening turn-down service International newspapers Terrace or balcony Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Children's pool Mini Club with daytime activities Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service for children aged up to 12 (additional charge) Other Services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Bahia Principe San Juan

Address: Ctra. Gaspar Hernandez, km 18, Rio San Juan 33000, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province > Rio San Juan
Price Range: $134 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe San Juan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 608
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Also Known As:
San Juan Dominican Republic
Bahia Principe Puerto Plata
Bahia Principe San Juan Puerto Plata
Bahia Principe Dominican Republic
Bahia Principe San Juan Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic Bahia Principe
Bahia Principe San Juan Resort
Bahia Principe Sj
Puerto Plata Bahia Principe
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“Block 8 upstairs suite 1226,right next to the beach bar and grill.”
 of 5 bubbles Driver1200, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the jungle (building D and H) and not too far from the buffet. Perfect location would be building A/B/C/E/F/G 1-4 (e.g. B-1).”
  • Our balcony
 of 5 bubbles CoconutBubble, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Section E close to beach and lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles 780suzettem, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor, close to the buffet. Just a quick walk to the main lobby and entertainment.”
 of 5 bubbles crazyfazie, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be on the 2nd floor, closer to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Madeline68, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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