Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville
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I travelled here last year in May and it was my first time to the Dominican Republic. I could not fault this hotel one bit! The only problem was the distance from the main island's airport in Punta Cana, it was a couple of hours travel. And the fact their was building work going on right outside our hotel room but this didn't bother us much. Their was a relative amount of food to choose from but i find this is the same in other islands of the Caribbean. The staff were lovely and the entertainment was great, you could have a peaceful stroll over to the main hotel lobby and see the entertainment there or listen to the live band at the adults only side. The rooms were huge, and little touches like the turndown service was lovely. I definitely recommend this hotel especially if you are a couple!
Beautiful resort, great service, fantastic buffets. A la carte restaurants were fully booked.Lovely suite with balcony, great large bathroom with whirlpool tub and large separate shower. Pools were great with swim up bar.The only problem was I was ill on 2 separate occasions with Montezuma's revenge, and another couple we met-the husband was ill all week. Do not use the tap water to even rinse your mouth or toothbrush. We had Dukoral and Twinrix before we went. My husband was fine but he did not eat at any salad bars.Other than that resort was fabulous and a great break from our winter.
My wife and I travelled here from Feb 12th to the 19th. We thoroughly enjoyed this resort and will return for sure. Here are our findings starting with the good.RoomsWe stayed in the NEW 57000 block and the rooms were perfect. We didn't experience any hot water issues and the rooms smelled faintly of fresh paint, I think due to how new this complex is. We had a few small issues (broken light fixture and non-functioning mini bar fridge) and both were fixed immediately after calling. We were on the ground floor at the end so we had a few mosquitoes in our room, but not enough to annoy us. We would recommend this block as it it so close to everything and very, very quiet.HousekeepingThe service was fine, but I agree it was hit and miss. I saw a few "training" name tags this week so I attribute the issues to that. By hit and miss I mean some days we get face cloths, some days we didn't. But when we asked, everything was replenished by the evening. Over all the room was spotless and we never had a serious problem.Pool(s)We spent the all of our time at the "quiet" pool and it was glorious. We had sun almost every day. They play some very relaxing "chill" music pool side and there is no animation team or techno thump there at all. The water is refreshing and we always got a chair or cabana. None of this early AM reserving issues. The pool bar was never busy but the service was just okay. Nothing to rave about, but the drinks were good. They just were not a lively and engaging bunch at all and English was difficult. We walked by the busy pool a couple of times, it seemed lovely and we didn't hear any crazy loud music or issues.BeachAs all the reviews state, the water is murky. The beach is spotless and there are so many loungers it's impossible to not find sun or shade depending on your preference. You can have both if you wish. The beach bar was nice, and there was service at the chairs. We rented a Hobbie Cat and sailed around the bay, it was free and fun. We spent a day and a half at the beach, didn't experience any bad smells, bugs or bites. It's a fine beach, just cloudy water.FoodWe ate at the buffet every day for breakfast and lunch and ate at 4 a la carts (Japanese, Brazilian, Italian, and Don Pablo Gourmet). The buffets are great with always fresh food and a lot of variety. The theme dinners were great to. They do have some temperature issues but mostly in the preparation. If this is being read by Bahia staff...turn up your deep fryer!! Anything deep fried was terribly greasy which is due 100% to a low oil temperature. Easily fixed and should be noted. Also, one issue we had was "Canadian" theme night. As Canadians, we were excited to see what they had in store from "home". The answer it turns out was nothing. We looked, we asked, we couldn't see one "Canadian" item except for a Nannimo Bar at the dessert option. I was expecting poutine, however, given the gross greasy fry situation I was happy they weren't to be found. The service in the buffets was the only real "issue" we had. It was spotty at best. Everyone working there just seemed sad or angry. There were few smiles, no set duties assigned to anyone, you always had to ask for cutlery, or a napkin, or coffee and water. It was the only real downside to the experience.The a la carts were a bit better but not much. The meat was way under-cooked at the Brazilian. We like our meat rare to mid-rare and some of the meat was blue rare at best. Also, it was hit and miss who got what. That was the worst of the a la carts. The Don Pablo Gourmet was the best by far and we were sad we only booked it for our last day. The food was incredible and the service almost perfect. This is a new restaurant that opened on the Wednesday we were there. I can't recommend it enough.Our biggest complaint was the a la cart bookings. We arrived Sunday and were told to book for the coming week. We went straight to that table and tried to book for the week. Valentines day was 100% booked everywhere. The rest of the days we could only get some places at 8:30. We got one at 6:30 and when the Don Pablo opened we could book it. It seemed crazy that there was nothing available as we just arrived. That was the only disappointment I believe that covers all of it. The place is spectacular, the grounds immaculate, the rooms are huge and clean and the food was fantastic. The service is the issue but I believe its because they are still training people and getting the kinks out. we can't wait to return and see the improvements.Cheers!
My wife and I have just returned from a very relaxing vacation at this resort and I would like to pass along a few pros and cons.On the good side, this is a small and very quiet resort, which is just what we were looking for. The rooms are spacious and clean, the grounds are immaculate, the pools are amazing and the beach has a great combination of sun and shade and the sunset from the beach is absolutely phenomenal. This is our third stay at a G.B. resort and we have come to expect the best from this chain and for the most part, they did not disappoint.There were however a couple of things that were a little frustrating.Upon arrival, our room was not ready for quite a while, which we expected as we arrived earlier than check in, but after an hour and a half wait we were getting a little punchy. Eventually we were redirected to another room on the ground floor poolside which was perfect.At times the staff seemed to be confused and disorganized, especially at the restaurants.This may be due to language barriers or the fact that this is still a relatively new resort (3 years since GB took it over so I heard) but definitely there is room for improvement.All in all, this is nice resort and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a place to relax and unwind.
My wife and I visited this resort last week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Overall the resort was beautifully maintained, the food was varied and of good quality and the accommodation's were outstanding. That being said, I will point out a couple of things for improvement. Our check in was not as prompt as I would like as it was close to 4 when we got out room. The made service was a little Spotty as fresh towels were not always delivered and I had to call once as the room was not made up. Lastly, the hot water situation was not ideal as the availability and temperature was not always favorable to a good shower.It sounds like a lot but these were minor annoyances compared to the very favorable experience we shared.
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- Items of a personal nature
- Welcome cocktail upon arrival
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Unlimited a la carte dinners (reservations required, based on availability)
- Unlimited domestic drinks (house wine included)
- Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and beer)
- 20% discounts on spa treatments
- Turn-down service
- Beach towels, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
- Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana
- 24-hour room service
- Waiter service at pool/beach
- Butler service
- Access to an Exclusive Snack Bar
- Exclusive area on the beach
- VIP room amenities
- Admission to the disco (drinks included)
- Daily activities program
- Nightly entertainment
- Dance lessons
- Pedal boats
- 244 rooms
- 1 buffet and 3 a la carte restaurants
- 5 bars
- Snack bar
- Motorized water sports (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Convention facilities
- WiFi in the lobby
- Lounge chairs and towels
- Medical services (fee)
- Scuba diving centre (fee)
- Tennis court
- Golf, nearby (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Bathroom with bath and shower
- Living area with sofa bed
- Flat screen TV
- Bathrobes and slippers
- WiFi (fee)
- In-room safe (fee)
- Occupancy up to 3 adults
Resort Location Map
Luxury Bahia Principe BouganvilleLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Ctra. San Pedro - La Romana Km. 12, El Soco, San Pedro de Macoris 21000 Dominican Republic
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