Grand Bahia Principe La Romana
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Our OpinionA beautiful hotel that is growing in popularity. Lush green grounds surround an large free form pool and great beach area. The ocean water here is calm because of the protected bay. As with most Bahia Principe Resorts, the service her is great as is the food. A good choice for couples and families. Singles might not like the somewhat isolated location.
Nestled in a bay, on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic vacationers will find the friendly Grand Bahia Principe La Romana. Offering fantastic programs for children and activities for adults such as tennis, non-motorized watersports and games room; this property truly provides something for everyone. The four excellent restaurants, nightly entertainment including on-site casino and comfortable accommodations make the newly renovated Grand Bahia Principe La Romana an ideal holiday destination.
Location: Beachfront, located in the south of the Dominican Republic between Santo Domingo and La Romana on the Playa Mortero beach. 50km from Santo Domingo airport, 30km from La Romana airport and 2 hours from Punta Cana.
Based on the reviews, my friends and I definitely had higher expectations. The biggest disappointment was definitely the food. The guac was horrible, it didnt even taste like avocados. It tasted like watermelon juice was mixed in or something strange, God knows what. We didn't just try it once so we can't blame it on the day, we figured we would try it multiple times just to see if they would ever get it right, and they just didnt. The meats were also just off.There was barely any entertainment. Barely any music was played on the pool or on the beach, unless it was yoga or aerobics, and when they did play it, it was the same 3 songs. Don't get me started on the drinks at the bar!! Not a lot of the employees speak english that well, but I feel like at a resort with many Americans, at LEAST the bartenders should! They mixed up the drinks EVERY SINGLE TIME. Not one time did we ask for a drink and we would get something else. Even better, sometimes we would ask for the same drink and get something different. They also make you pay for a safe which is a little weird? Other than that, the staff are pretty friendly. Some dont smile, but thats ok. The magic show was really cool! Also, they had a foam party in the pool which was a lot of fun. For the price, its not that bad.
This is truly a beautiful resort with spacious rooms, excellent food and warm and caring staff. This was our third stay at this property and we will certainly return. We have stayed at 3 other Bahia Principe properties in the DR, however La Romana remains our favorite. This is due to the location, the staff and their cuisine. Their buffet restaurant offers a wide variety of menu items at all meals and dinner offers a different theme every evening. Service at check in and out was efficient and any request we made of staff was quickly acted on. Can't wait to return.
We vacationed from March 9 to 16thWe had the best room and view of the ocean at this hotel. (room 2716)We want to thank Elizabeth at the Golden Club for everything and for taking such good care of us during our stay. (She is a great person).We would also like to thank Leonardo at the lobby entertainment each night. (He was always funny and a gentleman with us).The hotel staff always worked hard and kept the grounds and beach clean.Our rooms were always kept clean, thanks to the hard working housekeepers.Food: Buffet was alright but often food was only warm and sometimes cold. The al a carts were better and food was hot, BUT ( hardly any seafood at sea food restaurant). Beach: If you like to walk the beach, it is nothing like Punta Cana. (disappointing).Ocean water is not clear it is more of a brown color. (Not inviting at all).We had great weather and still had a great time.PS: The three star was because of food and beach. Sorry but we will not return to La Romana.
We stayed at the hotel from March 12th to 19th over the Ontario March Break. When we showed up at the Hotel we were happy to see how beautiful the main lobby was as well as the grounds on the property. The pool was also beautiful and there was a great selection of lounge chairs and space....at least while we were there.The SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE in most areas of the resort. The pool/swim up bar staff were more interested in the young ladies and were flirting with them. If you were a male or a family a bit older then you were pretty much ignored until you finally got their attention. The main lobby bar staff weren't much more friendly. We were tipping fairly heavy the first couple days we were there but it didn't make much difference or make the staff be more welcoming. The Buffet restaurant/ Beach restaurant was hit and miss for friendly service and lack of service. On the Friday night we were in the Lobby and a Dominican girl came around with a clip board and asked us how we like the service. We told her the service was terrible and we wouldn't be coming back due to that fact. We also met a nice couple from England who said that they stayed there the year before. They stated how great the service was the last time they were there with pool waiters coming to your chairs and how everyone was so pleasant versus this visit and agreed with us about the service.The animacion wasn't helpful and always made you feel like you were bothering them. We asked to have the volley ball net put up in the pool but they always said they couldn't do it until 3 pm. Other than 1 day that they had the foam party the volley ball net could have stayed there all the time. They didn't want to help with anything...The Disco was ok but the music was terrible. The Domincan DJ was playing his own music and none of the tourists like it and were complaining about the music. The DJ said that he couldn't download any music.... (seriously, that is a lame answer and he should have had music for everyone there)Overall the Hotel itself was OK, service was terrible. If we were going to be there for 2 weeks then we would have asked to move to another hotel.
This hotel is beautiful. Well maintained. Staff friendly and very helpful. It's just a long way from anywhere.We stayed here in February for 2 weeks and had a great time. We stayed in the 'ordinary' side, the room was lovely, very clean, spacious. Pool area gorgeous, grounds well maintained. Food in the main restaurant is themed in an evening, some better then others but if you can't find anything to eat then you're a very picky eater. We never had a bad meal. Of the three restaurants the French restaurant is superb with the Italian a close second. Definitely book the French but you need to book in advance. Friendly service, welcoming.I had my birthday whilst there and they decorated the room, left champagne and chocolates for me. We managed to get into the French restaurant too for my birthday (second visit) and they decorated the table, gave us an extra course and brought me cake and sang which was a lovely surprise. We loved the French so much they squeezed us in again for our last night too.The downsides for us is how far away it is from anywhere else. This makes exploring yourself difficult and expensive. Organised trips are expensive (we went with Thompson's). We did the Caribbean cruise which was lovely but you've got an hours bus ride before it starts. And the bavaro safari, a long day but excellent.You have to pay for the safe which is very disappointing for a hotel of this standard and the price of the holiday you would expect it to be included. It was an extra $4 a night.Wifi is free in reception but is slow and temperamental due to the number of people using it. You can buy it for $70 a week to use everywhere. Also we were suckered in to talking to them about being a member. Yes you get extras but it is timeshare just repackaged. We had a tour of the "privileged" side and I have to say it looks very clinical and in our opinion wasn't as nice as the side we'd booked. The room on the privilege side was not decorated very nicely, again we much preferred what we'd booked. This took an hour and we were naive and took time to realise what was happening. A waste of an hour and a quarter.Overall a lovely holiday, relaxing, lovely hotel. You'll feel welcome, if you tip you'll feel even more welcome.
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- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
- 3 a la carte dinners per week of stay, reservation required, subject to availability
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer)
- Drinks at disco
- Water sports
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 400 rooms in twenty-five 2-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Italian, Seafood)
- 6 bars including Snack bar, Pool bar, Beach bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- Sauna (fee)
- Tennis court
- WiFi internet in lobby
- Games room
- Beauty Salon (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Max occ 4, up to 3 adults
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kid's club. Kid's pool.
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Grand Bahia Principe La RomanaLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Ctra. San Pedro - La Romana, Km 12, El Soco, San Pedro de Macoris 22000 Dominican Republic
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