April 12 - April 19 2013
We were 2 couples travelling together, our first visit in Jamaica. We looked at the Riu and the Bahia, our travel agent insisted that we take the Bahia, which we did.
We were booked as Royal Golden, which included some little attentions here and there. The main value is the location of the room you get. As great sea front, in the 23 block, at the 6th floor. This made the time we were in our room as good as when we were elsewhere on the resort.
The staff is very friendly, and so helpful. We did read a couple of comments from people complaining about the staff being a little "cold". We learned that some of the Jamaican people that work there look cold at first sight. It must be some of their English origins. But when you get in contact with them, they almost all endup being very nice and they do everything they can to make your stay the best possible experience.
We had 4 À La Carte restaurants:
-The Grill: very good meat with a nice choice of entries served as buffet.
-The Teppanyaki: Great show (like almost all resorts), and very good food.
-The Dolce Vita: This is a OK place... They announce the Chef's Special, and everybody we met told us the same story we lived, the Chef was not working that day, so no special. Great selection of entries served as buffet
-The Don Pablo: Really a MUST at the Bahia. the Chateaubriand is just incredible, service is perfect, entries amazing and the bananas flambe as desert, very good!
The buffet has a very good selection, and the Beach Snack is a must, mainly for the Jerk Chicken... that we had 5 times on 7 days...
The beach is good, but really not at the level of what you'll find at Negril. It was a long walk from our room (23615) to the beach (may be 15 minutes). It's quite windy as well.
So overall, we really enjoyed our stay and this week made us fall in love with the Jamaica people. We will go back to Jamaica, and will probably want to stay at a different place of the island, but it won't be because we did not appreciate the Bahia!
Rooms in block 23 are quieter because they are far from the main spot where the partys are, and wher...
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April 20, 2013
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Thank you for your kind words and for publishing your review. We appreciate you have let us know you enjoyed the room, views, buffet, A la Carte restaurants, specially Don Pablo restaurant and overall the food and the services provided by our staff has been able to fulfill all your expectations.
On behalf of our General Manager and all Team Members at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica by Bahia Principe, we thank you for your valuable comments and we hope to have the pleasure of host you again in our property.
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