Gran Bahia Principe La Romana
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Lovely resort. Nice room. The best part was the Oceanview from my balcony. We did an excursion to Saona Island.There were starfish in the water at a shallow area where we stopped. The ride in was on a speedboat, the return was on a Catamaran. I had a very restless night's sleep the previous night so I mostly relaxed, even falling asleep on my …
... well on the first dive. It was really spectacular.
The dive finished around 2 pm so I had a quick shower before I went for lunch . Sam from the dive shop told me about the nice local restaurant that serves typical Dominican lunch for a very reasonable price, so I went and tried it out. The yellow rice and beans and stew pork was absolutely delightful. After lunch , I walked about a mile north of town along the beach and found some ...
Hi Everyone, I woke up early to have breakfast then took a nice bus from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe. I have to walk all the way to China town where the bus station is before boarding the bus. The bus ride was quite comfortable with air condition. The transfer at La Romana I have to change to a small Gua Guas. Bayahibe is a small beach town know for swimming and snorkeling, I went to a snorkel shop and booked a trip ...
... our second hurdle as we dropped off the luggage... At check in, Felicia, our group leader made fast friends with the counter representative and she graciously waived our bag fees--with 11 bags and several overweight that was a gift of more than $300. Psalm 20. "May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble. May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion... Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." ...
... this disturbing footage for about the seventh time. I
turned to see that my host mom, Daisy had also taken it in. "I always feel
sorry for the horse," I remarked. "You don't like horses?" Daisy responded,
evidently deciding that I what just said couldn't possibly have been what I
meant to say. "Well," I explained, "the man is just acting, but the horse
isn't acting. It doesn't what is going on." For a moment Daisy was ...
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Grand Bahia Principe La Romana.(2007/12/03)
We spent a week at the gbp. La Romana.
Here is how we would rate this hotel:
Grounds, infrastructure, rooms, pools, --- 5 stars.
buffet restaurant and snack bar food quality, --- 5 stars.
a la carte restaurants, --- 4 1/2 stars,
all bars and drinks, --- 5 stars,
service --- 5 stars,
Beach, 4 stars, although lot of shade and chairs.
ocean 3 stars.
This is a beautiful hotel and perfect place
for a relaxing vacation.
The Director F & B ... Patric ...extremely nice fellow !
What a beautiful place. food was fabulous, but the al la carte dinners are not that great, time comsuming and the food is just okay. It is all presentation. I would rather the buffet myself. We enjoyed the buffet, especially the prawns. huge ones, and the rest of the food was perfect.
Hotel parfait mais attention a la mer !!!!
nous avons séjourné a cet hotel du 24 novembre au 2 décempbre 2007 l' hotel venait d' ouvrir depuis 1 mois tout a été refait a neuf !!!! l' hotel est impécable, un vrai 5 étoiles, qualité confort, services, gentillesse du personnel... rien a redire....seul problème la mer..... elle n' est pas turquoise !!!! pas claire du tout....l' ancien propriétaire "hotel santanabeach" avait fermé la baie avec des rochers d' ou le problème....la nouvelle direction du bahia principe a réouvert la baie afin que l' eau se régénère, mais cela prendra du temps, des mois, des années....( c' est ce que nous a expliquer le responsable du club nautique de l' hotel.) sinon l' ile de saona est merveilleuse, avec de belle plage, une mer turquoise telle les cartes postales....
We just got back a few weeks ago from our Honeymoon at Bahia Principe. I really wasn't impressed with the airline that we took. Air Transit out of MOntreal. They were very rude and they didn't even have english cards to fill out .. only french and spanish.
As promised here is a review of our stay at the Gran Bahia Principe La Romana.
I wound up at this resort by "default" for only one night just 7 days ago and found it to be quite nice and the staff to be very accomodating. I was on a trip to the Dominican Republic and when I arrived at my designated resort I was told that my room was unavailable due to construction ... so they sent me to this resort for one night. I was very crabby when I arrived after travelling for 26 hours because I just wanted to be in "my resort" and I WAS only here for one night .. but here is what I thought.
We have never been to the Dominican and were a little nervous but our fears were soon put to rest. Everything was well organized by Sunwing Vacations and Zoom Airlines was great. The Gran Bahia is well organized and well run. The resort was apparently just renovated and had only been opened for 3 weeks. We arrived on Nov 23/07 and I have to say all the people at the resort are there to please you. They will do anything to make you happy. Check in/out was seamless and very quick. They have activities throughout the day as the resort is secluded and you are pretty much locked in unless you take a tour. The staff really work hard to make sure your stay is very pleasant. They had activities for every age from Spanish lessons, to Bingo Bongo, Beach Volleyball, Dancing lessons and the evening shows were fabulous. We did not recieve any bad service whatsoever. I am not a buffet person and would rate the food o.k. however you could get fresh made omlettes to order at breakfast and at lunch and dinner your meat or fish cooked right in front of you to your perfection. One thing to mention, to go to the a la carte restaurants you have to dress for dinner. No t-shirts or shorts. Men must wear slacks and a collared shirt. The buffet at dinner the men must wear slacks, no shorts for either of the sexes. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. We were disappointed on the La Romana shopping tour and would not recommend that as they take you to high price outlets and then the Jumbo market which is like a Walmart. The Saona Island tour was fantastic and is a must see. We will miss the people we met at the resort and will definetly go back. If you go, say Hi to Daniel the activites co-ordinator from Christopher and Janet from Vancouver, B.C.
We have just returned from a week at this hotel. We stayed from 19NOV07 to 26NOV07 and were booked in the Royal Golden Principe category, which could be compared to an executive floor. As far as we understood, the resort had just been reopened after a change of ownership and excessive refurbishment. We booked this hotel since we knew the Bahia Principe chain and their generally good reputation.
well i guess the best thing to do is start at the beginning, flew out of montreal with air transat, not the best flight, a bit short of leg room, but only a 4 hr flight, so no biggy really, got to la ramana airport, no hassle at all, everyone was helpful, got the bus, ( if one of the bellboys get your case they expect a tip, not fond of this, but oh well live and learn) the bus trip took about 40 mins, max. the roads while not the smoothest i have been on were pretty good, no real wheel jerking potholes, we turned into the property and went through the main gate, drove about a mile to second gate and around a corner.............we could not belive our eyes, the place is awesome, spotless, gleaming,beautiful. we got out of the bus, and our luggage was unloaded, there was dancers and music and ofcourse a drink or two, lol, one of the other guests picked up one of our groups bags by mistake, the bell boy sorted that out for us within 10 mins, we got our room numbers and map and bracelet on the bus as we were traveling, so we were all ready to go. we walked through the beautiful entranceway and down a couple of steps and out into the gardens and walkways to the suits, the rooms were so easy to find and to get too, we opened the door and slipped one of the door cards into the slot on the wall and the lights of the room came on and we were thunder struck it was so clean, large, bright, we just looked at each other and could hardly say a thing, never have we had so much for so very little,