This was our 3rd visit to El Portillo having liked it so much on our two previous occasions. We were not disappointed this time despite hurricane IRMA's best efforts to spoil the holiday. We were due to be on the outer edges of the hurricane so we were all evacuated in coaches to the Bahia Principe complex in Punta Cana for safety. This was a huge site comprising of 5 hotels. We stayed there for 5 days before being bused back to El Portillo after the hurricane had past by. The complex at Punta Cana was fine but far too big for us with need to catch trolley buses to reach the beach the reception area and dining rooms we were very well taken care of safety being their priority. On returning to El Portillo we were given a tremendous welcome by all the staff. After that we continued our holiday as normal. The staff must have worked so hard everything was pristine after the clean up. As usual the food in the main buffet was excellent with plenty of choice and themed nights to suit all tastes. The staff were fantastic as usual very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We love it there and have already booked for next year. The village of Las Terranas is well worth a visit with lots of lovely bars. Taxis wait just outside the front gate for the price of $10 eachway.
- 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 (24h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Main buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants 8 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
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel Las Terrenas
- El Portillo Beach Resort