Hotel Grand Bahía Príncipe Cayacoa(4.5 stars)

Loma Puerto Escondido, s/n; PO Box: 32000 – Samaná – Prov. Samaná - República Dominicana View on map

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124 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.2
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.3
  • Location
    4.8
  • Food and Drinks
    5.4
  • Sport & entertain
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Udo
More than just a good time.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
Great holiday! As a bonus then on levantado ( barcadinsel ). Pure luxury. It tuned simply everything. More than just a good time. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Klaudia
Beautiful!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
We had a great holiday and would come back again very gladly. The staff is very friendly and gives themselves the largest trouble. For few very good. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Jeanett
Widens journey and Dollar pack up.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Super hotel the long drive was well worth it - = but i have to say there will be a break and one sees quite free dom. Repair. Drive about 3 hours. ( would the strain at any time again on myself) the staff for the room was as the holy spirit never saw them, but always something as. Our bed was always made no matter how often and when we were in the room. I have never experienced something like that - = super. Unfortunately, there was a small negative point. The first 2 days was the staff at ... the snack bar in the lobby and super, one only the more you don't tip even more complicated was the service. So Dollar pack or drinks yourself - = everything else great So about 1 week before the departure we were made an offer, because the hotel overbooked. On the Bacardi Insel is a hotel of the same chain (5 star plus) and in which we could 2 days before takeoff free book. Have you won't regret it a dream. I can only say.' Welcome in paradise' read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Katrin
Super nice holiday.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
The hotel is very nice and the view is fantastic, direct view of the barccadinsel. The staff was very friendly and the waiters in the restaurant already knew on 2. day if you want something to drink wishes (we were with 6 people). The beach is small, but very nice, it was 2 times a day they cleaned and you always found enough pool chairs. But it must, the hotel is only 18 years, but the beaches in the cathedral. Repair. Are all publicly. This means local were always on the beach and therefore also children (especially on the weekend) ..., which also sometimes very pushy. After we but the tour guide said had boosted paid attention, that the guests in peace left. Excursions can you good at Martin book directly on the beach or at Manfred kellermann in the city, it is an advantage, if you have on its homepage look around already to know, what he so and so he also time for you has. We had luck with our spontaneous visit to his office and could with him the trip in the national park and it was terrific, especially the location to lunch. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Kathrin
Beach bays.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
We were in the time from 22-11-2013 until 06-12-2013. We ended up in Puerto Plata. The sammeltransfer to the hotel amounts to 3.5 hours. In the hotel we were very friendly welcomed. The rooms are for 2 weeks-stay roomy enough. We were anyway only at night in the room. During the day, we were on one of the two bays were. One of the two bays is on the state samaná distance. So on the weekend the locals on the beach, but was very nice. But there is no long sandy beach be. This when we took a day ... trip to the Playa rincon receive. The beach can over a bridge on the two offshore islands go. Unfortunately, they nothing and the beaches were dirty. Although we also have access to the three à-la-carte restaurants had, we were mostly in the buffet restaurant. The selection was huge. We can recommend this hotel and will certainly not the first and the last time i go there have been. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Christian
Great hotel, beautiful nature, much silence.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
We, a couple in the age of 30 years, had in november 2013 a 3 - week stay in the dom. Repair. We are in the Punta Cana landed (charming airport) and the first week in bavaro spent. The 2. week found in here rated hotel in Samara instead, and around it beforehand to take, the hotel and the nature of the food are really good. %doublelinebreak % The way to Samara and to the hotel (is raised) is not necessarily assume, the hidden gem, there hides. But the view of the barrier at the inlet to the site was ... very promising. Very well maintained property, the expert in the nature and the slope was integrated. Everything is very clean and well maintained, makes a rich and high-quality impression. The front desk staff (and also all other employees in the area, the also gladly times spontaneously sing-) ) is very nice and friendly, almost as if you are already eternally'd known. There were no questions, everything was easy and understandable said. Language barriers, there was no, german/english/spanish and probably also different languages are possible. As always, a little tip (1 Dollar notes or 50 pesos) you should always lead. %doublelinebreak % The area is relatively easy but not necessarily unexceptional (verwinkeltes main building) and simply (hillside) explored on foot. There are three theme restaurants. The italian restaurant is not to be recommended, the restaurant downstairs in the bay and the speciality restaurant at the top of the cliff was very! The all-inclusive restaurant offers good food and decent choice, as i have already clearly more badly fed. Basically ok. %doublelinebreak % The entertainment at the pool is fun, and offers a lot of variety, which the guests in our week there were also thankfully accepted. The drinks were very delicious and of high much better than all other all-inclusive bars, we have in holidays to become acquainted with could. %doublelinebreak % The hotel has a cash machine right on the premises and directly in front of the area, we would recommend. Down in the town there were also banks but not recommended. Not because of the banks, but because of the fact, that everyone with bracelet down there be besieged by an armada of sellers (very strenuous and unpleasant). You should be aware, if you are with the hotel shuttle (every hour) down drives into the place. The wi-fi in the lobby was for dominican standards surprisingly reliable and fast. But one does not have unlimited access, but now and again for a day exiled. Alternatively, one must then pay. %doublelinebreak % The beach is very narrow and rather gravel than fine white sand. You could reach the beach via a almost unique elevator on the hotel area. Downstairs there then also a bar and a reasonably useful volleyball court, which was mostly used by locals. You want the long bridges to the two neighboring island (che) n use, personally i would not go alone. The paths are already in the days and generally i had a queasy feeling, you could be mugged, because it is very secluded. But perhaps i am a coward. On the way from the beach to the bridges you inevitably to ' raymond & Gregory' their eventstand past, it is also a junk shop. The shop you can ignore but the two local guides are friendly and have a good reputation, also in the internet. We have played with them a ATV tour of the Playa rincon undertaken in sum worked well. The Playa rincon is generally a must for everyone, on the samana peninsula is. The ATV itself is a bit older and is the local condition of vehicles-) the way there one must not necessarily so but it was relatively funny up to a few technical problems on the way there. The Playa rincon is a gorgeous beach, which is one of the most beautiful in the world. The food, which was included, had we not better, and is really delicious local food (choice between fish and chicken from the grill, salad and drinks). Afterwards it went still bathe in süßwasserzufluss in the proximity (a bit colder and refreshing). Tip: the first part to the food for photos, swimming and exploring in the vicinity and then to the influx, there it is still quiet-). Otherwise we could decide how long we where want to stay. All in all a great cheaper trip. we definitely recommend, but most, early before the trip with Manfred kellermann (http://www. Ozeanic -caribbean. Com) in advance (german emigrant, known from the tv). A great fun, entertaining and wissender type of the cathedral. Repair. Knows as no 2. and the greatest desk put together. With him we had a great day in the national park of los haitises with abschließendem insanely delicious food in a remote part of the national parks - freshly caught fish in one of the years private aufgebautem naturorientierten miniresort in the heart of the mangroves. And because it is so amusing, exciting and great was, directly on the next day two dives at a unterwasserhang and a wreck with subsequent stay and food on the bacardinsel cayo levantado. Who with him not at least made a trip is your own fault. %doublelinebreak % Otherwise seeds and environment of the tourism not crowded and therefore rather originally, with unspoilt nature and all the pros and cons (insecurity, if one alone outside of the area as a tourist is traveling) the seclusion. %doublelinebreak % Conclusion: a very nice hotel in quiet relaxing and original atmosphere but nothing for the very young party people. The nature and possibilities for excursions of any kind are here highly recommended - pure and experience programd. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    3.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Daniel
Good hotel in an excellent location.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
On a peninsula directly across from Santa Barbara de samana located very clean hotel with 295 rooms, of which 85% with sea view. The rooms outside of the main building are on a relatively steep slope but with an internal shuttle service good with the main building. In the main building with a relatively unfortunate architecture you could easily get lost. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    More than half of a huge step to maids constantly cleaned rooms have sea view. We were in a always well deseamed golden club junior suite and have only once a problem discovered, given the fact, that a maid more than 32 rooms in a rush cleaning and operate must, quite justifiably is. The rooms are spacious and richly decorated.

  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    Next to the main restaurant, the hotel has three other theme restaurants: pool/snack bar, gourmet restaurant and intalienisches restaurant. Even in the main restaurant the choice was huge and the kulinsarische alignment is served every day, whereas the food not large vary. For a gourmet the hotel is certainly not the first choice, because under the warmhalteglocke retained food was varied, but also rather are dry.

  • Service
    6.0

    The hotel itself was not five star, as the entrance are shown. The friendliness of the staff makes up for this difference, however; in none of the hotels in this class i such a friendly service experience. The foreign language skills were for dominican standards, although, in fact, no perfect debate can expect.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Clean pool area. Couches are plentifully present and clean, which is why they also be reserved early should; although pool and surroundings are thoroughly cleaned daily, bath shoes are to be recommended though. The umbrellas were rather seldom. The more needed to get used to the animation gives itself and has trouble; one may thus no high demands. During the day the entertainment at the main pool and the general beach and in the evening only on the huge terrace and in the disco.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    On a peninsula directly across from Santa Barbara de samana located very clean hotel with 295 rooms, of which 85% with sea view. The rooms outside of the main building are on a relatively steep slope but with an internal shuttle service good with the main building. In the main building with a relatively unfortunate architecture you could easily get lost.

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is located on a peninsula and is therefore both sides on a hillside. The journey is with the hotel-own shuttle service, which the hotel after samana works, easy; most of the travel agencies or providers offer surprisingly high price prior with local suppliers/carrier at. Who from another region travels, used bevorzugterweise the bus' caribe tour ', because the bus terminal right down in Santa Barbara de samana, so just a few minutes walk from the hotel; the hotel sends but for its guests a shuttle bus to the bus terminal.

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Ute und Hardy
Nice hotel with minor flaws
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
The hotel is located directly above the beach, which with a lift-accessible. The interior is in the colonial style and so a bit dark. The rooms are big enough, the bathroom was relatively small and in the bath climbing, to showers. The bathroom should be renovated. The tv is from the steinzeit. Meals can only in the main building in the restaurant to be taken. The beach was daily cleaned and was very nice. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    3.7
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Irme & Petr
First scrutinize, which one in the vacation want
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
Quite a large hotel, spread over 6 floors (estimated 300 rooms), plus several more three-story houses and some bungalows. The hotel and the rooms are admittedly a bit past it, however clean and tidy. It gives only universe inclusive, but in different categories, we had the lowest, but a beautiful room (number 307) with ocean view, what the name was. The guest structure is located between 18 and 80 years, mostly english, but also some local, spanish, french, russians and a few germans. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    Perfectly adequate, however, you should when booking on a room with seaview important. There is also cheaper rooms in the courtyard (lobby bar), but these are not recommended (at night loud music). Our room was facing the sea, had a big balcony and a great view of the offshore islands (bridges), bay and samana. It was great (about 25 square meters), had a king size bed, large bathroom, coffee maker, mini-bar, tv, telephone, air conditioning and a fan, and a lot of storage space.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Rarely so dear and artfully presented delicacies (breakfast, lunch and in the evening buffet) in different restaurants and bars overindulged. Almost an oversupply of really good prepared food, little crowd and very attentive staff, even later hour still everything was nicely arranged. The three extra restaurants, the always be reserved in advance must, lohnten cityward in our opinion hardly, you can to the general restaurant not much different. There were different theme evenings (italian, mexican, asian us. W.). Over 1 $tip in the evening every service.

  • Service
    5.0

    Simply good. Friendly staff, helpful. Front desk and other service (for example, entertainment) speak passable to very good english, maid and others rather not. Room was cleaned every day, clean, always fresh bed sheets, hand towels. Minibar was re-filled every day (soft drinks, beer), coffee maker in the room, daily fresh filter coffee. We always well cared for home.

  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0

    The hotel is located on a rock a castle, inevitably is therefore for sport little space available. Daily entertainment, rather unimaginative. There is a separate disco, it is therefore incomprehensible, why the music at the pool and in the evenings the lobby bar so loud to be, that you are not without schreinen conversation. Unfortunately there is no alternative! At the pools (altogether 3) are much too few beach chairs in the shade, umbrellas are scarce. No wonder that the beach chairs from 6:00 a. m. be occupied (!) And from 7:00 no shady place is, just annoying. There is, however, this shortcoming on the sea.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    Quite a large hotel, spread over 6 floors (estimated 300 rooms), plus several more three-story houses and some bungalows. The hotel and the rooms are admittedly a bit past it, however clean and tidy. It gives only universe inclusive, but in different categories, we had the lowest, but a beautiful room (number 307) with ocean view, what the name was. The guest structure is located between 18 and 80 years, mostly english, but also some local, spanish, french, russians and a few germans.

  • Location
    3.0

    Note 1:if you are looking for a Karibik holiday under the palms on a white beach and turquoise water searches, need not read more. There are two beaches of the hotel: beach 1 is approximately 200 meters long and between 2 and 10 meters wide, Beach 2 is however nearly none and is located in a, depending on the water level, constantly dirty, zugemüllten bay (see picture). The sea is green brownish-black. Note 2: the local guides from 5 vor flug, FTI, sonnenklar and Big Extra, Siggi henrich and his deputy sheriff Thomas, are completely unusable (see tips). Distance to the airport, depending on the daring the driver, between 3.5 and 4 hour, but the walk is very scenic interesting, after 12 hours prior but also annoying. A hotel shuttle to samana city (about 5 minute drive or 15 minutes walk) there is reliable, hourly and free almost around the clock. Samana has but as good as nothing to offer, the most necessary things you get but in various' supermarkets' anyway, much cheaper than in the hotel or the small shops. Concerning excursions is already here on the travel agency kellermann out, more below for tips.

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Harald
Gladly come again
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2013
For all inclusive very much was offered. Very clean and staff exceptionally friendly. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Golden club junior suite was great equipped. No flaws.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Us fell the choice was very hard, because every day so lots of different, delicious food offered.

  • Service
    6.0

    Staff totally friendly and very accommodating. The hostess wanda greeted us every morning with a few nice, personal words. Head waiter David was extremely considerate.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    How nice, that the loungers free are available and the beach every day to be changed.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    For all inclusive very much was offered. Very clean and staff exceptionally friendly.

  • Location
    6.0

    The arrival to the airport samana would be more comfortable. The 3,5 hours bus ride from pop are strenuous.

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Jin
A week's experience
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • March 2013
We went to Dominican Republic for a holiday break from March 2nd to 9th, and stayed at this hotel, room 2005. We've paid $24 for 6 days for a safe to keep our personal belongings. It only worked properly on March 5th. We went to the reception many times and asked for repairs, but the safe was never fixed. We had to take our belongings with us every time we leave our room for something. It was very inconvenient for us and we were very disappointed with the service. We asked for a refund as we were leaving the hotel ..., but the reception acted as if we lied, and did not believe us. We had to ask for the manager, who came out and gave us the refund. We paid $4 anyway because of that one day which the safe worked. The one thing we liked most is the quality and service of the restaurant. It offered a variety of delicious food. The services provided to us by Manuel, the restaurant's reception, and Wanda, the hostess, are particularly enjoyable. Manuel was very observant and attentive. She offered to take a photo for us, we were grateful for her offer, so we invited her to take photos with us. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    2.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    3.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    2.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
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Siegmar
Very satisfied
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
Pleasant stay in the hotel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Wide selection of food and drinks. Hotel rooms very clean. Beach a bit small but they are well maintained. Many nations represented mostly canadians. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Michelle
Amazing hotel, amazing people, amazing holiday!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
I don't know where to begin. What a holiday. We were a little worried about all the stairs, but it only helps to wear off the amazing food and drink we consumed. Don't listen to any bad reviews. You are bound to run into a few minor things but remember you are on holiday, so don't sweat the small stuff! The hotel was extremely clean and well maintained. The weather and natural beauty of the area was the icing on the cake! We are definitely going to save to come back as soon as possible. Thanks again, everyone for a ... wonderful vacation. We will definitely come back. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms were very nice and cleaned daily. They were a good size and I don't think that one room in the entire place could have a bad view! It was great that they had a mini bar that was restocked daily with beer, pop, and a large bottle of water because you don't always want to go to the bar for a drink and may want to take a bottled drink with you on an excursion. I think that the only thing I would be cautious of would be having a room past the 20's (like 225, 330, 429 etc.). We had a room in this area for a little while and although it wasn't too bad, you could hear the music from the disco quite clearly. All in all everything was great, super clean and we felt very welcomed. ps, don't forget, unless it's your honeymoon, you shouldn't be spending that much time in your room anyways. Get out there and enjoy the Dominican weather!

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    We tried everything from the buffet restaurant to the 3 a la carte restaurants, to the beach snack bar and midnight snack bar. We couldn't find one thing to complain about, except I couldn't find the recipe for some of their dishes. The drinks were fabulous as well. If they didn't know about a particular drink, they were more than happy to learn what ingredients went into the drink and make it for you. It always turned out amazing and you only had to show them once!

  • Service
    6.0

    To the amazing staff at the resort, you deserve a raise! You were all so friendly and helpful and worked extremely hard. From Gerdison at the front desk, to the animation team including Jose, Carolin, Yeson, Fernando, Jairo, Yulie, Juan (I hope I didn't leave anyone out). I can't say enough about you. Not only were you doing your job, but you went above and beyond. You made my son, who has Down syndrome, feel so important and part of your team, he is ready to go back tomorrow! We had so much fun with you all, whether it was at the pool, down at the beach or in the evening at the entertainment or disco. It truly is the people who made our holiday.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Leisure activities were excellent! I just wished that more people would get off their lazy butts and participate! The most popular activities appeared to be the archery and the nightly entertainment but all of the others were great fun as well. With Jose, Carolin, Yeson, Fernando, Jairo, Yulie, and Juan (and probably a few others that i forgot to mention) keeping busy leading activities, everyone was having a blast. Even if you weren't participating, it was fun to just sit and watch everyone's enjoyment. I would go back just to see all of them again! Everything was amazing as far as pool and beach go! The water was clear and always a good temperature and both areas were never over crowded. They were also kept extremely clean with staff raking the beach if any seaweed washed up (and don't worry, there was hardly any) and picking up any garbage or empty drink cups lying around.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I don't know where to begin. What a holiday. We were a little worried about all the stairs, but it only helps to wear off the amazing food and drink we consumed. Don't listen to any bad reviews. You are bound to run into a few minor things but remember you are on holiday, so don't sweat the small stuff! The hotel was extremely clean and well maintained. The weather and natural beauty of the area was the icing on the cake! We are definitely going to save to come back as soon as possible. Thanks again, everyone for a wonderful vacation. We will definitely come back.

  • Location
    6.0

    As far as things to see, the "bridge to nowhere" was a beautiful outing. What a view at the end. We also got to experience the Independence Day parade. It was so fun mixing with the locals. We felt totally safe and all you have to do if someone wants you to go to their shop, just be polite and say "no Gracias" and they will leave you alone. If you like snorkelling, if you go on a calm day just off the resort (over in the Royal Golden section) it is amazing. We saw so many fish, starfish, coral and sea urchins, it was fabulous.

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Nancy
So makes vacation a lot of fun
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
Highly recommended, we were very comfortable there and are the next vacation therefore go back for. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Andrea
Once and then it is good Once and then it is good
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
Unfortunately, hardly any beach and the pool is also not too big. Unfortunately, hardly any beach and the pool is also not too big. Luckily nerves the entertainers but not the music at the pool is partially clear too loud and überschreit often with the radio at the pool bar. Luckily nerves the entertainers but not the music at the pool is partially clear too loud and überschreit often with the radio at the pool bar. The staff are very friendly - unfortunately one can get quite far with german language not really. The staff are very friendly - unfortunately ... one can get quite far with german language not really. This hotel is also a bit outdated already (built in 1972) and the furniture smells sometimes somewhat unpleasant ( nachtschrankschubladen ). This hotel is also a bit outdated already (built in 1972) and the furniture smells sometimes somewhat unpleasant ( nachtschrankschubladen ). The view of the bay is very nice, the complex extensive and the peninsula beautifully green. The view of the bay is very nice, the complex extensive and the peninsula beautifully green. The clientele is very international. Very negative is the long transfer from Puerto Plata after samana, that goes to santo domingo much faster and the, although an airport on the ground! Very negative is the long transfer from Puerto Plata after samana, that goes to santo domingo much faster and the, although an airport on the ground! Unfortunately, this airport by german airlines not approached, although the german it in use used at the time. Unfortunately, this airport by german airlines not approached, although the german it in use used at the time. A great shame as we find. A great shame as we find. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Margaretha
One of my best holidays!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
I been att the hotel for two weeks and have a wonderful holiday. We were five persons i age between 28 and 65 and we all enjoid the wisit. The food was excellent and the staff in the restaurant was so frendly. A big hug to David and Claudio, we always got a big smile from them and they do evrything for give us the best. At the poolarea we have very fun with the different games and activities. Frenando was the best and we all just love him! A big hug to him! He makes so many fun things ... and activities for us. Juan and Yeson was also great at the beach.We hope they will be there if we come back next year.It will not be the same if they not be there! The room was excellent but the bathroom littel small. The pillos very hard. Generally it was a great holiday and we all vant to go back! Thankyou / Margarita read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Andi
Samana Hotel Bahia Principe
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
Because of the really amazing location a very recommendable hotel. Great location surrounded by jungle. Unique access to the beach by free-standing elevator. Very friendly staff. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Andrea
Break from everyday life
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2012
We had relaxation, sun, beach & sea requested, this is all entered. The staff were for us as a large family, the dominican are a proud people, we have always taken into account and hospitality always were rewarded. The area is totally green, the hotel complex spacious and very well maintained. The beach isn't very large, we also to the smaller beach often thrown back. An experience for us was the use by locals, the mostly with the vacations in the line of their free time at the beach spent ( by 'Polish' & security guards). We would gladly come ... again, think, for families with children the hotel is also ideal. A point of criticism is however: the very long transfer after puerta plata! Why not the airport samana use? read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Betty
Fantastic relaxing holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
We really liked the hotel. It was however during our travels relatively few going on. The staff are very accommodating, the entertainment is very according to by the pool but we were also rarely work, food was it was delicious and diverse. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    We had a room in the category golden club. The room was big, comfortable and always clean. Safe is supposedly for a fee - we did just use, because it worked.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    When we were there, there were unfortunately only 3 of 4 restaurants open. The gourmet restaurant was closed and was just in the italian restaurant shifted, which we a great shame found, because the gourmet restaurant in the best location had. I found the food ok- unfortunately mostly in europe-in the theme restaurants not really so good but i don't eat any fish. My friend found the food good

  • Service
    5.0

    The service was actually super, everybody was always very attentive and really friendly. With english you got along well-german only two at the front desk. Our room was always clean and the bed nicely decorated. Unfortunately we give only 4-5 suns, because we had to complain until a room change was possible ( in our first room the drain was in the shower defect)

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Beach was super great-two days the water a bit murky. The hotel description before booking read is not be disappointed -it is just not a kilometer long Karibik beach! But we thought it was great. Wireless internet was free of charge in the lobby and at the bar/ terrace. I found the entertainment too loud and a bit pushy but if you have such a bit like it is at the main pool just perfect - one can also go elsewhere

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We really liked the hotel. It was however during our travels relatively few going on. The staff are very accommodating, the entertainment is very according to by the pool but we were also rarely work, food was it was delicious and diverse.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel's location is phenomenal from there one has a unique view over the bay, the best excursion possibilities and is also fast in the town samana (in you definitely have to go can). We booked our trips at Mario marenbach on site booked and i can only say this has our vacation a fantastic experience - a must if you go on holiday

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Lena
A vacation to remember with very good hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
Very friendly and helpful staff. If the battery of the door lock (map) was empty, it was immediately changed (3 times in 3 weeks). If you long beaches looking for, is in the wrong place here. The hotel has two smaller 'private' beaches, the also guards are. Great buffet, very well maintained facilities. The samana peninsula has many beautiful corners! We would go there anytime again!-) The dominican are altogether also very nice and helpful. We can recommend a rickshaw tour with a local. Firstly, such a trip considerably cheaper as the expensive tourist tours and secondly much individual. ... One sees very nice, remote corner of samana and with a bit of spanish and english folds also the communication. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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