4.5
Very Good 3170 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville -Adults Only All Inclusive in El Soco, you’ll be by the sea and within the vicinity of Cave of Wonders. This 4.5-star resort is within the region of Estadio Tetelo Vargas.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 134 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional features at this Colonial resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit a beach bar or one of 10 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville -Adults Only All Inclusive
Carretera San Pedro - La Romana, Km 12
La Romana, 22000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 3170 Reviews
Unacceptable treatment
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Even though the beach was very nice & close to the rooms, the staff treatment really made for a terrible experience. First, we asked for an extra bed to be brought to the room; someone walked in, placed a sheet on the couch, and left. Our first lunch, walking to the buffet, one of the waiters made a very crude & inappropriate comment to me. Then, the first night our TV & AC weren't working. We had to call 4 times in 2 hours because we wanted it fixed & wanted to go to sleep. The answer was always "someone is on their way" until the 4th time we called, the person who picked up said, "how am I supposed to help you if you keep bothering me on the phone?". When we were relaxing on the beach, 3 staff members walked up to us and kept asking us to fill out a review. The carpeting in the hallway was dirty & full of stains. We asked for skim milk during breakfast and someone brought me cream. Everything was just very dissapointing.

You get what you pay for
Reviewed 1 day ago

There were 3 of us traveling together and were booked in 1 room with 2 beds. Upon arrival we were advised rooms were not ready until 3pm. Ok fine. Came back at 3pm and sorry no rooms with 2 beds available they can put us in a king and a roll-away. Not what we booked. Offered to give us that room to at least change and go to pool or beach which we did. Go back at 5pm, now rooms are supposed to be ready by 3pm, and told again, sorry we gave away your room with 2 beds, we will have one ready but not until 6p-630pm..Unacceptable in my book as I am a travel agent. Our room was booked months ago. We should not have to wait until 6-630p to get what we booked when our dinner reservation is at 7pm. Food was inadequate to say the least. The only option for lunch is a buffet or a buffet. Same with breakfast. 1 option to choose from. Nothing available other than room service if you wanted to eat in the off hours of the restaurant hours.Dinner at Asian place, dinner came out and meat clearly smelled rancid, not sure how the waiter didn't smell it. Pool drinks were basically watered down if any alcohol was added at all. We ordered room service. Server advised he would be back in 1 hour to get dishes. Never showed. We left for a couple of hours, came back to our room stinking because plates were still there. Called to reception and asked for someone to come get them again. Went back out for another hour or two and again plates still in room. We moved them to the hallway and that is where they sat until we checked out the next day. beach is not great, murky water. Would never go back and would never send anyone to this property. Very disappointing to say the least.

Clean Hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

The property is very beautiful, the food is good, we only tried the restaurant (Don Pablo) it was really good. The staff works really hard trying to serve you. We knew before leaving that the beach is not the best, and the water is not clear, and their is small rocks on the beach before you get in the water. My only complaints is that their mattresses are very very hard. I did ask if their was a more comfortable bed but they offered my a pillow top for mattress, it did help a bit, but for this reason I will not go back to this property.

Luxurious week in paradise!
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stayed at this resort from January 12 - 19, 2019. Our room was on the third floor, near the quiet pool area.

This was my second time here. The first visit was with my mom in June 2018. We stayed in the same area, which is typically quiet and easy to get to, providing that you're capable of climbing stairs.

Upon arrival this time, our room was not ready as we arrived prior to the 3pm check in. We went to the buffet and had a nice lunch, wandered around, and then returned to the front desk.

I had emailed the hotel to request a third floor near the quiet pool and was pleasantly surprised that it was granted. The rooms are clean, spacious, comfortable, with a stocked bar, coffee, bottled water, and plenty of toiletries in the bathroom.

It was very quiet during the first 5 days, which we treasured and thoroughly enjoyed. It was peaceful everywhere and our days consisted of walking around, swimming, eating and soaking up the sunshine. The perfect opportunity to unwind - which was the goal.

We enjoyed breakfasts at the main buffet restaurant. One morning, the staff sprinkled rose petals on the table - very romantic!

On Tuesday, we had a spectacular dinner at Don Pablo's. The restaurant is elegant, the staff were attentive, especially Adderlin, and the food was extraordinarily delicious!

During Wednesday evening's dinner, the manager offered us a bottle of champagne, which we happily accepted. Then, a young server carefully put rose petals on our table. It was truly a memorable evening!

For us, this vacation was about rest and relaxation, which was accomplished. The staff cannot do enough for you and always greet you with a smile and a "Hola!"

There are very few flaws that I can find. Although, I would recommend more non-smoking areas. Far too many smokers puffing, coughing and wheezing, around the resort. During a few morning's on our balcony, we were listening to the sounds of nature, but then had to also listen to a woman constantly coughing. This happened at the quiet pool too - while she was smoking!

Also, I found that you definitely received better service when you tipped, which could be constant. I believe in tipping for superior service, but not because you feel pressured to.

All in all, we had a spectacular time and felt refreshed when we returned back to snowy Ontario, Canada. We plan on returning again this year and next.

Until then, stay "excellente!"

Great hotel, cannot fault anything
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganvilla in October 2018, we were dropped off at the reception of the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana, transport came very quickly to take us around 80 meters to our hotel. First impressions are very good, open, clean and very well kept. Check in was swift and within minutes we were in our room and the butler was dropping our cases off. The room was excellent, everything you need, clean comfortable and a nicely stocked bar. Our room was just above the quiet pool, which we used on many occasions. The main pool was ok but we preferred this one and also the jacuzzi pool near the beach. All the staff at the pool bars and beach bar were excellent, always polite and helpful. The food in the restaurants was of good standard. The main restaurant was one of the best I have been to for an all inclusive holiday. We were looked after very well. We tried the Don Pablo and Brazilian restaurants on our stay I would recommend booking both these. Nice to change form the buffet. Evening entertainment was a little slow at times but you could use the Grand Bahia also where a little more was happening (we did not as we were happy just to chill in nice surroundings)A good hotel that we will visit again in the future