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“Pool Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Ranked #57 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
Mississauga
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2 reviews
“Pool Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

I would just like to mention how hard the pool personel work. I had the pleasure of speaking with a gentlemen by the name of Agustin. He was contiuously cleaning around the pool area, picking up empty galsses and cigarette butts. These people are working and sweating all day long and hope that they are getting treated well by the management of Bahia.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MississaugaJesse
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Dear Jesse,

Thank you for mentioning our pool staff, who works hard in keeping in optimum state our areas for our guests’ enjoyment. They will be delighted with your recognition.

It’s our sincere hope to have the opportunity to welcome you in the near future in any of our Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.

Regards from the Dominican Republic!


Karen Mantilla
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Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro Resort
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the bahia for 7 nights, the resort is beautiful, well kept, clean and though huge you can get around pretty easy via trolley. Great place for 4 gals to chill for a week! Our room was always clean and though we tipped our cleaning lady well the room always seemed to lack towels, mini bar and coffee weren't always replenished. When we called though they did bring us things rather quickly but with attitude. As great as the resort was the staff was very rude to us on many occasions. The vendors on the beach were something else. You were hounded on a regular basis to buy cigars, sun glasses, water sports etc..sometimes you would get approached 10x a day, I'm not kidding. When they do try to sell you something they often ask for over a hundred dollars, when I said I don't carry that kind of money to the beach I was instructed to back to my room and get it! It would be easy if my room (which was on the other side of the resort) again thank you trolley! The food was great, the drinks were flowing, the other travellers were fun all was good aside from the staff..I'm a big believer in making the best of any situation, which we did and had a blast.. Quick tip make sure you know a little Spanish because if the staff does speak English, they pretend not too (unless its a male worker hollering at you like he's in heat)

Stayed March 2013
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for any inconveniences or difficulties you may have experienced during your stay.

We are glad you find worth to mention our well-kept premises and great food. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback.

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Bahia Principe Bavaro is a very nice and clean resort with a lot of facilities, very good food and a relaxed ambience. The gardens are lovely and neat. This was the first time we went to the Dom Rep and we would like to go back soon with our children. The beach was clean and the sea is wonderful. I have no negative comments at all! The whole team, like cleaning, gardening, maintenance and drivers are very friendly.

Room Tip: We preferred a room with sea view but we did not get that room. After all it was no problem at all b...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jolanda R
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Dear Jolanda,

It is wonderful to know that you had a very nice stay in Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro due to our facilities, good food, and relaxed ambience.

Please feel welcome to contact us on your second trip to the Dominican Republic in order to prepare all the details.

Warm greetings,


Karen Mantilla
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Deer Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

We booked our vacation "spur of the moment" and were really surprised with the availability at such a late reservation. This was our first all inclusive and would do it again. We were pleased with everything and would certainly stay there again. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. There was no shortage of food. Only recommendations at buffet would be coffee and tea should be served at all meals.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Joanne H
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Dear Joanne,

We thank you for taking the time of sharing your opinion with us which we will take in the highest consideration. We are glad to read that you were pleased with everything in your first all-inclusive experience.

Thank you for your comments and looking forward to welcoming you once again!

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

I read bad reviews, good reviews....so I was very confused and don t know what to expect. But I spent with my mother great time here. So where to begin....Resort is really, really big but I didn t have feeling that the service is not enough for so huge resort. Beach-really nice, a little bit crowded, but find the place was not problem for us.Staff very kind, except one guy in the pool bar near beach, looks at hands for a tip, but except that everything was ok.First day I call reception because something was wrong with our safe ( 4 dollars per day )and the guy was in ten minutes there, so they were prompt. The food in the buffet is different every day and very tasty. We were in villa 76, which was somewhere in the middle, between reception and beach. Room was cleaned every day(1 dollar per day we left on the table), mini-bar still full.
Recommend trips to Catalina and Saona island, very nice!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 12Petra007
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Petra,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. It is a pleasure to know that you had a great time with your mother during your vacations.

We would like to have the opportunity to welcome you once again at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro to experience the hospitality of our people, the quality of our services and facilities.

Best regards,


Karen Mantilla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

My fiancé and I just got back last week from our first trip to the Dominican. It was amazing! We have been to cancun 6 times and Jamaica once and wanted to try something different. This hotel is huge! Never stayed somewhere where there was so much to do. Highly recommend upgrading to the hacienda club. Rooms are much closer to the beach and you get access to Santa Fe restaurant for breakfast and lunch, we received amazing service compared to the regular buffet. Overall we loved the Dominican compared to other places we have been! Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CodyMP
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Cody,

We greatly appreciate that you have chosen one of our Resorts for your first trip to the Dominican Republic. It is wonderful to read that you loved the Dominican experience compared to other places where you have been and to know that you had an amazing time with us.

Looking forward to seeing you next year!

Warm greetings,


Karen Mantilla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Some of the friendliest people I have ever met. Beautiful place. Food was great and there were many places to eat. Loved all the shops. Only negative thing I can say is that there were not enough ATMs and was difficult to get cash. Housekeeping did not come to clean rooms till late in the day.
Will definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank DebbieBruck
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 19 April 2013
Dear Debbie,

Our Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro will be delighted to read that they are one of the friendliest people you have ever met. This is what is allowing us to make a difference in each guest experience and motivate us to continue striving towards excellence.

Thank you for your comments and looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Always at your disposal,


Karen Mantilla
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Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro Resort
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Property: Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Address: Arena Gorda - Macao Seccion Baigua | Arena Gorda - Macao, Seccion Baigua, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#35 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#38 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#50 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#51 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#51 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#53 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro 4*
Number of rooms: 744
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools Large sun terrace New relaxation zone with Bali beds, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towels BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts (floodlit for an additional charge), multi-sports court Water activity centre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffet restaurant and 17 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant 10 bars 3 Snack Bars Cocktail Lounge Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Golf 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 816 rooms including two types: Superior Junior Suite and Club Hacienda Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Sitting area with sofa Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Alarm clock Satellite TV Minibar Coffee-making facilities Safe (additional charge) Ironing set Wifi (additional charge) Club Hacienda Junior Suite (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: Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teens' Club (11-16 years) Other services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Meeting and convention room Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available 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 Punta Cana
Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana
Bahia Principe Dominican Republic
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
Punta Cana Bahia Principe
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Punta Cana
Principe Punta Cana
Bahia Punta Cana
Bahia Resort Principe
Gran Bahia Principe Dominican Republic

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