The spacious (323 sq ft) rooms at the Gran Bahia Principe La Romana are tiled and nicely decorated in the Colonial style, with wooden furniture, a colourful painting on the wall, tropical coloured curtains, king-size bed and large sofa, a round table, two wicker armchairs and a beautiful white column. The rooms are also well equipped in terms of amenities, with a large electronic safe (£3/day), satellite television broadcasting 50 channels, discrete individual air conditioning combined with a ceiling fan, a direct international telephone line, an umbrella, an iron and ironing board, a minibar refrigerator (restocked with soft drinks, water and beer every day) with tea and coffee-making facilities and multi-way adaptors (so you won't need to take your own electrical adaptors). The balconies, which have a round table and two white plastic chairs, are protected by a mosquito net and overlook either the gardens or the sea, in the case of the blocks closest to the beach. The bathrooms include a bathtub with a flexible shower, a hydro-massage shower, a toilet, a bidet, a large mirror, a magnifying mirror, tissues, hospitality products, a hair dryer and a double washbasin adorned with flowers. Be aware, though, that all the electricity and the lights in the room go off as soon as you remove the magnetic card, which also serves as the room key, so you won't be able to charge any batteries when you're out of the room, for example.