A week before we left we emailed the resort with a request to be close to the pool and a list of a-la-cartes we would like to be booked at. I had hoped we would get both since we were repeat guests. I was very happy to have all the restaurant reservations presented to us during check-in. Perfect. I was much less happy to find that not only were we not near the pool we were about as far away from the pool and the ocean as you could get. Bummer. This did not bother me as much as the fact that the room was not being kept up. For example, the mirror in the bathroom should have belonged to a sleazy motel somewhere. The glass was covered in rusty spots to the extent it was hard to see yourself to put makeup on. Yuck. Bahia you should provide better for your guests.
The beach area is very crowded during the day and the towel game is in full effect since the resort does not offer enough spots for the number of guests.
For the most part I enjoyed all the restaurants and the shows. We really enjoyed the Bella Italia and the Spanish a-la-carte. Must have ordered the wrong thing at Don Pablo - didn't think much of it in comparison - wasn't bad just wasn't special.
The beach at this area is fantastic and we had sunshine every day. The service was good and the staff seemed happy.
I would go again if I could be promised never to have to see the horrible rusty/splotchy mirror ever again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 pool Sun terrace with sun umbrellas and loungers Relaxation zone with Bali beds Outdoor Jacuzzi BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised water sports (additionalcharge) WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (free) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffetrestaurant 3 speciality restaurants 4 bars 1 snack- bar Gazebo de bodas Smokers' lounge with bar service (cigar menu with additional charge) Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino. Rooms 528 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Ceiling fan Air conditioning Sitting area with sofa Terrace Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer Bathrobe and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen TV Coffee-making machine Minibar Safe Butler service 24 hour room service Evening turndown service Pillow menu 2 disabled rooms for a maximum of 3 adults Prime location right on the sea front Exclusive lake-style pool Aroma menu WiFi (free) Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana