We returned after a 7 night stay . I generally enjoy all inclusive resorts , as I did this one too. I will start with the likes first. The don Pablo and Picasso restaurants were awesome . The butler service at the beach and pool area in the Pablo section was great as well ( same as other 5 star resorts I been too) the golf was fun in the runaway bay coarse by the jewel resort.
The dislikes however are a lot higher ( I don't want to be the one negative you read as most I read about this resort were good, but as a seasoned traveller my opinions should be graded accordingly)
To top it off we wanted a king bed, which we were originally in 24105 and we got moved to 24101 to get the one bed. That was a bad idea cause the musty stench we had for the week was almost unbearable ( we made numerous calls to no prevail to front desk ) even other family members wouldn't come by it was that bad . The excursion option is very limited and overpriced. The caterermeran was fun but had enough room in front for say 8 people to sit ( unlike ones in Cuba panama and st Lucia . I am not hard up for money by any means, but everything at the resort was extreamly expensive which has nothin to do with the review (28 bucks or a 26 of rum and 11 bucks for cheap smokes for example) the biggest lut down is how hey word his as adults only in a spence it is one wing hooked on to a family resort( we were so pissed when baby carriages started coming in our al a carts ( I understand they want to eat there too,they should maybe pick times or days for adults only dining as we pay extra for his and do not get things we expect and paid for) I definitely prefer sandals.( which I coulda saved money and did sandals again) the gran bahia is the main hotel and in a sence if your not going to hang in your room all day, why pay extra for adults and eat dinner and swim in the same pools ect. Like I said, the resort isn't bad, the grounds are well kept, the food is average, the rooms are average, it's defiantly more like a 4 star tho. Don't take my judgement as I'm not trashing the hotel, I'm just saying for the money go some where's else.why book don Pablo adults only when you will wait for Bahia members to finish with the Internet, they had teenagers that weren't even 16 in the wing as well. Try the Decameron in panama best bang for your buck. Would not recommend
- 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 (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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