I am so glad I had the opportunity to compare two of the top resorts in Jamaica. The Gran Bahia Jamaica and the Grand Palladium. We started our 10 day vacation in Jamaica on July 6,2013 at the Gran Bahia Jamaica Resort for the first 4 days. The hotel was over booked so I had to share a king size bed with a friend which at first seemed to be a problem, but after going to the front desk to request a room with double beds and over hearing a few customers complain about having a room with no a/c we decided that sharing a bed was not a bad idea since a/c was not our issue. Both properties, the Gran Bahia and Grand Palladium were beautiful !!!!!!! At the Gran Bahia we did not have the Don Pablo upgrade, but the service, the bars, the pools and the food was amazing !! We ate at the steak house and the steak was flame broiled and cooked to perfection. And the Jerk chicken at snack shack was outstanding as well as the staff. We left the property for shopping and could not find Jerk chicken any better. Then we moved to the Grand Palladium where my biggest complaint was the food. The specialty restaurants were a big disappointment. The jerk hut had no jerk seasoning on the chicken what so ever!! Please call the Gran Bahia and get a Jerk chicken recipe. The Poseidon seafood's chef should be fired. The first day at the resort I had dinner there and wasn't happy and told my self I was not going to eat there the rest of my stay, but my group wanted to just grab a snack before dinner so I ordered a snack. I was served a piece of fried fish that I could not break with a fork or cut with a knife, I could not believe it. I got the waitress attention and placed my fork in her hand and asked her to cut the fish for me and it took all of her might. She apologized over and over again and ask her why do they serve customers garbage? My room mate went for a swim in pool and opened her eyes under water and was discussed, we beached it for the rest of our stay.
The entertainment and shows at both resorts were great!
- 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 (free) 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 (no additional charge 24H) 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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