Went there with a good friend for Memorial Day weekend (stayed 5 days). We had a pretty decent time. The grounds and hotel rooms were very nice. A sorority sister of mine went a week before I did and enjoyed her stay. In fact, there are discussions about a few more of us all going back together before the end of the year. That will be the only way I would return, to party with my girls. If I go back to DR I will probably choose another resort. Here is why:
-the staff were very professional, but not “friendly” of course there are some exceptions, but for the most part didn’t get their vibe.
-our fridge in the room was restocked with an open water bottle continuously...to the point we were beginning to wonder if they just refilled the bottle everyday...weird!
-the BIGGEST TURN OFF for us was the presentation at the Privilege Club. DO NOT GO!!!! We were told we would sit for an hour to hear about returning cheaper. In return, we would receive a gift. We went for 2 reasons, to help the 1st sales person out with stats and to hear more about returning. The presentation ended up being 2 hours. When it came time for the sales pitch, the manager was rude and condescending. For how we travel, the price quoted was not economical. He proceeded to call us stingy and cheap. When we politely declined for the 3rd time, as we proceeded to exit, he informed us that if we did not listen to him, we would not receive our gift. I about lost it and started to ensue with profanity what he could do with his gift. At this point, I lost 2 hours of vacation and had just sat through the insults....really didn’t need, want, or care about the cheap gift. My friend was also pissed, but took the stance of since you just told me I could not have it, there will be a battle till I get it....she won...
The experience left a bad taste in my mouth. The presentation is optional, I would advise not to go.
Given all that transpired on this trip and at a negative experience at another Grand Bahia Principe in another country....I will look at other resorts when choosing my vacations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 pool Sun terrace with sun umbrellas and loungers Relaxation zone with Bali beds Outdoor Jacuzzi BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised water sports (additionalcharge) WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (free) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffetrestaurant 3 speciality restaurants 4 bars 1 snack- bar Gazebo de bodas Smokers' lounge with bar service (cigar menu with additional charge) Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino. Rooms 528 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Ceiling fan Air conditioning Sitting area with sofa Terrace Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer Bathrobe and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen TV Coffee-making machine Minibar Safe Butler service 24 hour room service Evening turndown service Pillow menu 2 disabled rooms for a maximum of 3 adults Prime location right on the sea front Exclusive lake-style pool Aroma menu WiFi (free) Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana