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Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Runaway Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We are just back from a fantastic three week holiday, staying in Luxury Don Pablo section. The room was on 4th floor over looking garden so beautiful, and sea view.
The room was spotlessly clean with all the things you would expect from a first class hotel, hair dryer, very large bathroom, four poster bed which was so comfy, tea and the famous Blue Mountain coffee, iron and board even an umberella which was not used as weather so fantastic.

The pool area very spacious and plent of sun chairs and cabana's for shade.

Every thing about this hotel is first class but what really made our holiday was the happy cheerful staff from grounds people to management nothing too much trouble and what we kept hearing was "no problem, just situation, yah man".

A special mention to two poolside waiting staff Latisher and Nicola on Don Pablo, wonderful ladies that work so hard.

We are seasoned travellers and do not normally return to same place twice, but we certainly will return here. My husband and I would both recommend this hotel and if you do not have children, go the little extra in Don Pablo so worth every penny.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Guest Relations Manager at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

Dear guest,

It was a pleasure to host you in our Resort and we hope to see you soon in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Helena Gomez
Luxury Runaway Bay Bahia Principe Don Pablo Collection

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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Loved the variety at this resort. It is huge but the luxury areas are very quiet and subdued. If you want to enjoy loud and vivacious that is available as well. We enjoyed breakfast, indoors or out, buffet or a la carte or a combo, with maybe 3 or 4 other couples in the restaurant. Very nice and quiet to enjoy that first cup of coffee in the morning. The luxury lounge with wifi and drinks was a great place to get caught up news from home. Gluten free aware, I had no issues.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
9  Thank Jan210662
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Customer Servic... B, Guest Relations Manager at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Dear guest,

Certainly your satisfaction is our best award. We are very happy to learn that once again we achieved our goal.

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know and sharing your experience with our reviewers in Trip Advisor and we hope to see you very soon in our Resort.

Yours sincerely,

Helena Gomez
Luxury Runaway Bay Bahia Principe Don Pablo Collection

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Staff went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied. Rooms are beautiful, view was amazing. We definitely plan on returning. Luxury is the way to go, it was quiet at night, and didn't have to worry about children. Buffets had good food, restaurants left a little to be desired considering we both are picky eaters, but there was something on every menu we could eat.

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5  Thank StaceyLynneMiles
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Customer Servic... B, Guest Relations Manager at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Dear guest,

Certainly we really appreciate your gesture to take your time to send your review trough Trip Advisor and in the name of all our staff members from Grand Bahia Principe we would like to thank you your kind comments and of course, we will be always at your disposal.

Best regards,

Helena Gomez
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

This resort is beautiful with a lot of greenery. The landscaping is gorgeous and well taken care of. We were on the 7th floor and had a magnificent view of the ocean and the DPC adult pool area. The DP lounge is a comfortable place to go for morning coffee or after dinner drinks to relax and check emails etc. The ladies there were always helpful and smiling. This resort is very big so expect to do a lot of walking. The beach is a good walk from the main area of the resort but the beach is worth the walk and so is the jerk chicken at the beach snack bar. It's the best chicken ever. The water at the beach is so warm and inviting. We didn't get to all the restaurants but the food was good at the ones we went to. I did the Dunns river falls tour and it was so much fun. I definitely recommend doing it. I would recommend this resort to anyone. The staff and service was very good.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Guest Relations Manager at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Dear guest,

We are very happy to learn that we could be able to exceed once again your expectations during your second visit to our Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, 5 stars experience here in Jamaica.We really appreciate your time to share your review with us and let us know.

In the name of our General Manager and all Staff members thank you so much for your kind comments and of course we are at your disposal any time for any further assistance in your third visit to our Resort. We hope see you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Helena Gomez
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Just got home and wishing I was back.Lorraine Broderick in Don Pablo went out of her way as did her staff to make sure we were treated to the best of everything,even to small details.she was always checking on me as I was in a wheelchair,and PETA and Andre our butlers were amazing as was our room maids.all so sweet and caring,from the pool to the dining areas we were treated exceptionally well.really wish they would look into a continuous shuttle to the beach from lobby it truly is needed especially for handicap and people not wanting to walk that far distance to beach from lovby.really truly hope you make this happen everyone we spoke with said the same such big hotel truly needs a trolley system for getting around,they have it in your Punta Cana bahai,truly wish we could have stayed longer,shout out to Terrence Campbell the taxi service he provided was amazing.took us everywhere and was much cheaper then the tour companies,if you need request him he can be reached thru the lady that looks after the cabs at the corner desk by the lobby entrance,only insist on him !!!! Cheers,see you next year Bahia.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
6  Thank Nancy R
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MarvelisS, Quality Deparment at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear Guest:

We're so happy to read that you Just got home and you wishing come back due to you had such an amazing vacation at hotel Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection.

Thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled to know that we were able to offer such an incredible experience for you. We always want to ensure that we meet the needs of each guest.

We would like to acknowledge your kind words about our staff, in specially, Ms Loraine; we will no doubt also serve to motivate them.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Regards,

Olayensys Palmore
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed at this resort from March 27 to April 5 . The first time we stayed at the resort the D/P section was not there so this time we stayed on the D/P section. Well worth it .
we had an issue with our room in building 24 the first night as we did not have a great view and 2 beds but we were told we could change rooms the next day ,. The next day we went to the D/P lounge and were given a room in building 23 on the 7th floor with a excellant pool and ocean view. The next 9 days were all good , The people here could not do enough for you any thing we asked for or needed we were looked after. Just wanted to say how the service at the pool and pool bar was so good thanks to the pool waiters and Odain ( Five Star ) at the pool bar. If i had one complaint it would be the A/C was not great but we requested a fan and were given one right away.This was my 9th time to Jamaica looking foward to going back again soon , Would i go back to thiis resort yes in a hart beat.

Room Tip: Building 23 higher floors have better view then building 24.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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MarvelisS, Quality Deparment at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest:

It’s a pleasure for us that you select our resort for second time, thank you for choosing your vacations at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica.

We appreciate you comment about your beautiful ocean view from your room and that your enjoyed our awesome service in the pool bar .

In regarding the incident with the air conditioner, we sincere apologize.

Best Regards,

Olayensys Palmore
Luxury Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection Jamaica

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stay at this place only if you want to be treated like ROYALITY! The whole staff worked hard to make us feel wonderful. It was a great way to relax and rest. The snorkeling was very good just off the beach in front of building 24...next to the wedding area. Swim past the rope and stay left. We saw eels, octopus, flounder, stingrays, needlefish, and sadly a lionfish.

Room Tip: Building 24 room 301, 401, 501, 601, 701....these have the wrap around deck
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MarvelisS, Quality Deparment at Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear Guest:

We're flattered by his words, thank you very much. It is a pleasure for us to make our guests feel awesome. We are glad to have done with you and most importantly that you enjoyed a wonderful vacation in our hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Olayensys Palmore,
Grand Bahia Principe, Jamaica

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Additional Information about Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection

Address: Salt Coopers, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Runaway Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Runaway Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Runaway Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Runaway Bay
#3 Spa Hotel in Runaway Bay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Runaway Bay
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Runaway Bay
Price Range: £157 - £366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 525
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities and services 3 lake-style pools 3 Jacuzzis Large sun terrace with gardens, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (20% discount on some treatments) Sports facilities: gym, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, football pitch Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (additional charge) 2 main restaurants 5 speciality restaurants 5 Bars 1 Snack bar Exclusive terrace bar serving Premium drinks Private check-in/out Late check-out subject to availability 18 hole golf course. Pueblo Principe: stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 70 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: Four poster king size bed or 2 full size beds Pillowtop mattresses Air conditioning Ceiling fan Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Sitting are with sofa Balcony or terrace with sea view Fully-equipped bathroom with separate shower, hydromassage bath tub, wash basin, magnifying mirror and hair dryer Bathro be and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Ironing set Beach towels in rooms 24 hour room service Butler service in rooms (available on request) Evening turndown service Pillow menu Safe (no additional charge) Internet and international newspapers and magazines in the Club House WiFi (no additional charge 24H) Aroma menu Bahia 'au Naturel' (over 18s only): The hotel has a nudist bathing area apart from the other areas ... more   less 
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