We went from June 7th to the 14th and had a blast. First of all the rooms were average and it was odd that there was a window in the bathroom overlooking the beds, but who spends much time in the rooms? The Don Pablo section is the farthest from the good beach and the view isn't the best in the resort as you will be either looking partially at the ocean, and the hills, or you will be overlooking the highway. This was my only negative point that you pay more to have a lesser view and are farther away from everything. If you don't like walking then don't do this upgrade. The service was very good, the poolside/beach service alone was worth the upgrade. The maid (Donnette) was very friendly and did a superior job and she met any requests we had for her with no problem. The wine list at the restaurants was nice also as the house wine is like warm vinegar, but you have to request it from the servers because they don't offer it up. The beachbar servers Marvalyn and Shenika offer excellent service. As soon as my drink was empty they would be there with another one. The butler service seemed to be non existent as they helped us with 1 bag to our room and I didn't see them after that. The free room service was good as it was good to have a snack when you get back to the room at night. They were very friendly and made our trip even more enjoyable. The entertainment was good if you like dancing, but I don't care for it much, it was just too much night after night, the preshow was best where they got the audience involved. The people here work hard long hours for their money and seem to always have a smile for you. There are negative people everywhere you go but I didn't witness this the whole time we were there. The food was good in the restaurants and having a seperate buffet from the main one was great too. I don't remember the guy's name who made omelettes but he was great as well. Try a cappuccino in the Lobby bar in the mornings they are delicious. You don't need to tip to get service, but they really appreciate all they get as they don't get alot of pay for the work they do. The snorkelling was good out behind the gazebo, there are alot of different corals and fish, and the water is clearer outside the rope than inside where everyone stirs up the sand. This was my 3rd time to this resort and I would go back again tomorrow. Don't listen to the petty complaints, you are going to relax not critique the hotel.
- 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 (1h per day free of charge) 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 (additional charge) 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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