The Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana is a huge complex with a prime beachfront address. Expect everything from sea-view pools and gourmet restaurants to merengue and salsa sessions.
This place doesn’t do things by halves – it lines up 2 pools, 6 restaurants and tons of sports and activities. Plus, the whole complex is pulled up against a white-sand beach.
Bedroom-wise, junior suites are the standard here. They’re really spacious, and each one has a whirlpool bath and a roomy terrace. Golden Club rooms get add-ons like cocktails and 24-hour room service, too.
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Buffet meals. 3 visits per week to one of the 4 speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.
Local alcoholic drinks including beer, spirits, cocktails, house wine with dinner, juices and soft drinks.
All are included except where indicated.
With whirlpools, fountains, and a kids section. Towels are also available.
Offering a variety of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Offering authentic Japanese dishes. This place comes with a dress code, it's long trousers for men. You'll also need to make your reservation in advance.
Club junior suites are tastefully furnished with warm tones. They sleep up to 4 with 2 double beds or a king-size bed and a sofa-bed. It's the extras that make these rooms special with the Golden Club services and amenities with an alarm clock, beach towel, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turndown service, VIP amenities, umbrella on request at reception, private Golden reception, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail, 4 à la carte dinners per week, entry to private Casa Club and free internet and newspapers in the Casa Club. Plus, you'll have a balcony or terrace with a garden view.
These warm, bright junior suites sleep up to 4 with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a sofa-bed. They're spacious rooms with a balcony or terrace outside. And air-conditioning and a ceiling fan have also been provided. You'll also find a whirlpool bathtub.
Location- good in a big park, rooms - average. All inclusive meal was all right. Persoanl in the beach bars ignoarant, lazy , sometimes rude. When they think you do not understand the language,bars on the beach shall start at 10.00,The barman starts to sweap the fllor, no coffe, no beer. the only answe is : come later at about 11.More
There is nothing Grand about this hotel except for the overall size with over 700 rooms and in addition what isn't apparent until you get there, is that this hotel has 3 sister properties in the Grand Bahia chain next door to it whereby everyone from those hotels can share the Bavaro facilities which makes it a zoo. Thee are people everywhere and the unfortunate thing about that it that management have understaffed considerably and there are not enough staff to run the hotel as one would expect. The result of this is long lines to get drinks in the lobby and bar areas, plates not being cleared fast enough in the restaurants especially in the buffet areas and the beach drink waiters are non existent. Here is the low down... Rooms: Spring for the Hacienda rooms. The rooms are decent and nearer to the beach and Hacienda rooms have access to their own restaurant for breakfast and lunch which is less of a zoo than going to the buffet with the crowds. Hacienda rooms have better locations to the beach and a separate check in so takes less time overall. The will probably forget to tell you about the separate restaurant at check in as the staff are inconsistent with the info on everything going on. Also, don't rely on the times and info in the map/info they give you. None of it is current, for example, water park closing times and lunch opening times. Trolley: There is a cart to take you back and forth through hotel. Works well, hotel is vast. Waterpark train unfortunately not as frequent, doesn't shuttle enough people and found ourselves constantly waiting and getting frustrated. Beach: main pool horribly crowded and so is the beach due to how many people sharing it . There are not enough bars or bar staff, not enough staff working the lunch snack area and plates pile up and tables do't get cleared or cleaned fast enough. Staff are slow and don't really care. Head to the Hacienda for lunch or the white tents which turns into the Olay or the bbq restaurant at night. Less people and nicer ambience. Fresh paella at the pool by the beach is great everyday but the rest of the food is fried rubbish. Beach drink service was non existent, barely anyone walking around so you have to walk to the understaffed bar constantly. Get a clean towel by 9 am. They don't have enough for everyone and you will be out of luck. Worst thing about the beach was that they only had one bathroom with 4 toilets for the whole place. It was a miserable experience having to visit them, long lines, just about clean and by the way, half the locks in the all the bathrooms in the whole hotel were bad and myself and two of the kids in our party got stuck in them several times. Nobody cares. Restaurants: You can book for restaurant reservations ahead of arrival through email with your booking code, however, I was not informed of that. Otherwise you can use an app at the hotel or wait in a long line with a concierge. Forget the Mexican, Caribbean and bbq. Head to the Italian and the Garden grill for the best food. The main buffet is ok but again, understaffed and if you finished a plate and went to get another plate and come back to your table, inevitably your first plate wouldn't be cleared. I was constantly bussing my own table and getting frustrated. Get to the buffet by 7.30 or you will be standing in a line of 20 people. When we would be shown to a table to sit, it never had cutlery or settings and we would have to wait to get them. Drinks: watered down and generic. They avoid giving you top shelf liquor unless you ask and any sort of pina colada etc tastes like its out of a premixed bottle. Nothing fresh about it. Rooms: spacious but sliding door lock did not work. Safe is $4 a day which to me should be included. Half my group paid and we did not for some reason. Housekeeping came to other people in my group twice a day. Their maid worked 11-11 and took them clean towels in the evening and left them chocolates at night. Our maid came once a day and never at night. Never say a chocolate once in my 10 day stay. The stairs to our third floor room were very dirty and dusty and after being there a week, they finally swept the old hair and dirt off them and the area outside our room. Entertainment: show started at 9pm and we never made it there because we were at dinner. If we did walk past, it was always in Spanish. The only bars open at night were the lobby which has ceiling fans but was very hot because everyone in the hotel had nowhere else to go but there at night. I have no idea why they wouldn't open the bars at the ocean where it was cool and a nice ambience. The lobby bar shut at 11 and you were then expected to go to the disco. They basically made the situation whereby they forced you to go where they wanted you to just so you get a drink at night. Ridiculous. Staff: Nobody is on the same page. Conflicting info all the time. Staff are over worked because there are not enough of them. There are staff constantly trying to get you to privilege presentations. Sales, sales, sales. So annoying. Overall, there are some fat cats taking our money and providing the minimum and I mean the minimum for what is paid for. Shame on the Grand Bahia chain.More
Wonderful holidays ! Hotel : Big but all works good Rooms : Very good Restaurants : Great food Service: Nice people Pools : Very good but at 18:00 PM closed Beach : Plenty of seats but some days the hot sea have lots of seaweed. Best spot is Saona island !!More
We visited this resort very recently and my first impression was that photos do not do it justice. It is more grand and beautiful in person than I had expected. The staff everywhere were excellent - always smiley, happy .we spent most of our time in main pool at bavaro section bartender Hugo was fab...our soon always had a joke and laugh with him. We never been waiting long for drinks without asking we got them... he remembered exactly what we wanted. Same in lobby girls been friendly, happy always remembered our drinks..and they played with our son...he likes them so much he kissed and huged them everyday. Supervisor Oscar is great and benefit for hotel always willing to help. I asked for milk for son (4) every day he gave us fresh whole box of milk. Our maid Carolina was very nice too...room.was shiny clean everyday restocked with drinks Other person is gardener Juan... hard working guy...very friendly nice ... we really like him and we talked to him everyday ... so kind nice person.... Ofcourse Miguel thomascook representative....profesional, never problem to help or just have a little chat...great person...he is first and last person who we met and absolutely briliant...can not ask.for more information and better service From Miguel. Beach...stunning...breathtaking ...amazing...top top top...really amazing .... we got upgrade for hacienda for free ( thank you ) private check in-out... our keys been handed in bus..and straigh in the room...more lees not even 10min... We loved evenings...6.30 my son loved claping in restaurant then we went to lobby...music ooo...rythm ... love it... dance drink...great... So we already booked another trip and we coming back 29.may 2017...we can not wait....we loved every minute....no complaint...we enjoyed our holiday....we are no people who is looking for faults...toes in the sea bum in sand and relax.... Only down side is wifi... i think.is should be free or cheaper. Even speed was very low. So see you next year.... Ps: we had no chance to ask Miguel (thomascook rep. Bavaro section ) for his email is any chance to get it? More
We stayed for 2 weeks & had a great time, plenty of different restaurants within the hotel, highly recommend the Japanese one, Staff were very friendly & helpful, We got married on the beach on our second week, everything ran smoothly with no hassle.. We would def go back.. We were a bit disappointed with a few of the daily excursions, really don't think they are good value for money.. One of the better trips was siona island via power boat..More
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