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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great vacation x 10 days Feb 11-21/17. We had rain 1st 2 days but then excellent weather. Great walking beach-best views ever. Food was good. Staff are what make this resort. Best bar tender - our man Primo Franko at relax pool-great guy. Beach buffet was excellent- kudos to Margaret, Susan, Luis and Ronnie for great service even though often...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from a week at the GBP El Portillo. We Really enjoyed this resort. It is very clean and under constant maintenance. Service was great, our room was central and on the second floor. The Buffet food was very good; we were very pleased with the many eating areas, (inside, outside and the large quiet...

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Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at this resort last year. Even though this is a late review, I know nothing has changed with this resort because this was my 3rd time going and I had a lovely time again and again with each visit! The last time that we went, it seemed to be a bad time of the year...

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Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited this resort Feb 12th to 19th; two couples in our late thirties. We travelled with Air Canada Vacations, and had superior junior suites in building 27. The resort was great, very clean. However, it did get a bit boring by the end of the week. Everything shuts down at 11pm, except the disco which is very small and...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Let me start by saying that we really did a lot of digging on the Web Re this spot and all the reviews were great. However, there was never any mention of rain. Which, to our dismay, was misleading. We landed on Tues aft and it rained all day. We got to our resort and the umbrella in the closet...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned last night from two stellar weeks at this property . Having been all over the Caribbean , and tropical islands. we were reluctant to go back to the D.R. after a less than wonderful experience last time. However, our travel agent suggested Samana since it is a road less travelled, and not full of chain hotels . We...

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Westchester, NY
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our rooms were fantastic the cleaning service was by far the best I've experienced the food was good not fantastic but good. I liked their local fare best and the italian restaurant was very very yum and the food just kept coming out and the service there was incredible. sometimes hard to find seating at buffet in the morning for...

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Customer Servic... B, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time out to communicate the impressions of your vacation with our Tripadvisor community. We would like to think we are not a smaller hotel, we are a family hotel and we do everything possible to make feel our guests like part of this great family. In the name of...

Listowel, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1: The Beach.The beach is better than most. It has a semi-circular coral-sand bar around it that breaks the waves. Even when the ocean is choppy, the beach is always calm. There is less of the sea-grass that plagues other Caribbean area beaches, and the sand stretches out into the ocean, so you can walk out on sand in calm...

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this detailed review for your recent stay at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo We are really glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We work every day to satisfy our guest needs and to make their stay a memorable holiday and we are really happy to...

Val-des-Monts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at this resort for 1 week the second week of February. Gorgeous beach and great snorkelling. We even walked to Las Terrenas (about 90 minutes along the beach). Room and resort were spotless, even washrooms which is not always the case in many resorts. We tried all 4 a la cartes which were great. Breakfast...

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Dear Guest, Receive very warm greetings from Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo. We would like to thank you for writing such positive reviews in Trip Advisor, it is very important for us. We sincerely hope you could give us the opportunity to host you again in our Resort for your next vacations. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, a 5 star...

Ottawa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In retrospect - this was an amazing place to stay. My title is reflective of the couple of issues I had with our room - but as I never took the time to complain about it - I don't think I should squeak too loud. Our toilet seat cover wouldn't stay up, so it had to be physically held for...

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Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking you time to write us your comments during your stay in our hotel. For Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo all comments and suggestions are very important, because our guests are the best supervisor we have. We hope to welcome you again at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo. Bahia Principe Hotels...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Facilities and services: 2 pools Jacuzzi Sun terrace with loungers and sun umbrellas Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball net on the beach Water activity and scuba diving centre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Main buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants 4 Bars Snack-bar Pueblo Principe: local craft stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 582 rooms including 4 types: Standard, Club Golden Junior Suite, Junior Suite and Family Suite. Junior Suites are larger than Standard rooms. Room facilities: King size bed or 2 full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, shower, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Air conditioning Ceiling fan Terrace or balcony Telephone Radio alarm clock Satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (with additional charge) WiFi (additional charge) Ironing set (available on request) Superior Junior Suite: balcony or terrace, sitting area with sofa-bed, ironing set, coffee-making facilities, private guest service phone line, umbrella, VIP amenities. Club Golden and Club Hacienda Junior suites (See page 18 Club Golden, Club Hacienda) 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 (additional charge) Bahia Scout Water park Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Personalised diets on request and subject to circumstances Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

Address: Crta. las Terrenas - El Limon, km 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Price Range: $185 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 582
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Also Known As:
Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel Las Terrenas
El Portillo Beach Resort
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Samana, Dominican Republic - Las Terrenas
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 Spa Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#6 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
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