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Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I'm currently at ORYCR it's the worst vacation ever No restaurant, No Activities for kids, No life guard at the pool, No beach, No staff at nights u r on ur own,last night was movie night and the screen blown down with no staff to fix it the guest had to, the air condition leaks water in the room, some light fixtures don't work, very little utensil, I ran out of towels and was to I have a washing machine there therefore I need to wash my towels myself. My advice to all who r planning a trip here u have been warned u work hard for ur $$ spend it wisely.. STAY AWAY.. EXTREMELY DISSATISFIED AND DISAPPOINTED!!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This resort was OK, until the 3rd day in when bar/restaurant closed. There is only a very limited menu cafe open until 4PM. Nothing for dinner, nothing within walking distance, and no bar. Few activities to keep you entertained during the day, and rarely anything at night. The staff was friendly enough but that's not reason to go there. There are many other better options in Freeport. Only reason you may want to stay there is if you scuba dive with their on site dive operator, Grand Bahama Scuba. Otherwise, go elswhere...until they have a full restaurant/bar available.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had a great time at the Ocean Reef. Everyone there is amazing and really make you feel special...from the front desk (in particular Ms. Janelle), to the concierge desk, security, Hayward the preferred driver of the resort, the cleaning service..their big smiles and polite ways made our trip special. The resort is an older resort...but it is reasonably priced relative to what you are getting. It isn't the Ritz, nor do they charge like the Ritz! The island offers a lot - our favorite restaurants are Flying Fish, Sabor and Pier 1 (shark feeding while you eat on the pier - amazing sushi). We also like the buffet breakfast at Willy Broadleaf at the Grand Lucayan resort. Our favorite activity is the horseback riding on the beach with Linda and Chris at Pine Tree Stables - magical experience - twice in two years for us! I recommend Banana Bay beach and Paradise Cove in terms of beaches. Hope this is helpful! You really need to rent a car to drive around the island...the resort has great rental deals. If you don't, you are stuck at the resort and will not be happy with the experience. Place is perfectly fine, but wouldn't want to be there all day as there is not enough to do and beach is a few miles away.

Room Tip: Ask for the recently renovated units for sure!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We booked this resort for a week through our own holiday membership of Access2 Leisure in Malta. We have family living in Nassau and my wife and I visit regularly. We just wanted a week to rest,swim and relax before returning to Northern Ireland. This we achieved at Ocean Reef.
On arrival we were disappointed by feeling pressurised into attending a Timeshare presentation the next day.We made it clear to the lady concerned that we were not interested as we already owned timeshare through Access 2 leisure. The lady concerned on the tour desk wouldn't take no for an answer and insisted that we should attend. She even tried the sympathy angle that we would be helping her to get commission if we attended and all she needed was payment of a 10 dollar deposit which would be refundable. My normally quiet natured wife walked away in frustration and I had to be VERY assertive to get our opinion across. This was not a very pleasant initial introduction to Ocean Reef and rather coloured the rest of our week as we had to pass this lady on almost every occasion we left our apartment.
Afterwards ,when we settled in ,our experience really improved and we met some lovely people from the US. There were also a few very loud guests who seemed to be unaware of others around them.
Our apartment was very suitable with a very comfortable kingsize bed,excellent catering facilities,lovely sitting area and a large balcony with a beautiful view of the marina. in brief our accommodation was very good albeit a little "tired".
We loved having an early morning swim in the pool at Grouper's restaurant but it was difficult to relax at this pool during the day without overhearing the timeshare sales discussion.
The service at Ester's cafe at the small pool area was extremely slow. It took 45 minutes to get a Club sandwich when we arrived and we were hungry. The quality was excellent when the food eventually arrived.
We quite enjoyed the ambience of Grouper's Restaurant in the evening but rather tired of the prominently fried food menu after the third day.
The complimentary bus shuttle bus to the local supermarket twice a week and daily to the beach was a superb facility and the young driver was always helpful and courteous. I think he was called Dave.
Generally speaking we enjoyed our week and we would recommend Ocean Reef to others. We would urge prospective guests to avoid the Timeshare presentation unless,of course,they are interested in purchase.
We enjoyed the availability of excellent free wifi throughout the Resort and would have appreciated the availability of at least one UK TV channel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Dear Guest thank you taking time to complete a review of our resort. It is our goal that each guest enjoys his/her Ocean Reef Experience. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be apart of your vacation experience.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is an older resort but in good condition. It offers beautiful rooms views and hospitality! The island is beautiful ans full of things to do! You must do the banana boat rides from Port Lucaya that will take you on an adventure into the canals to a ghost ship you can explore and jump off into the pristine waters! Take the cave tour and see the beach where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed! Snorkle at Paradise cove all day! This was a great home base for us and we really enjoyed our time!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Dear Guest thank for taking the time to complete a review. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

When I first saw the resort, I wasn't expecting much inside but was pleasantly surprised. Was there for my girlfriend's birthday celebration. Her room was awesome --a 3 bedroom suite with bathrooms in 2 of the bedrooms and a washer/dryer in 1. The terrace was large w/grill on it but you should probably bring an extension cord to work it. My hubby and I stayed in a 2 bedroom with Jacuzzi in our bedroom. We thought the T.V. didn't work in the living room area but learned from front desk you needed to turn it off/on twice and then it worked. The staff and visitors (worldwide) were all friendly. The fish burger in the onsite restaurant was Excellent. Haywood Forbes is a gem, gave us a great tour that included meeting his 85 year old dad and visits to a few spots that made Excellent breads/cakes and dinners (like curry chicken). We had to leave early so didn't get to the fish fry or the other beaches Haywood told us about. I highly recommend staying here and ignoring any negative reviews. I liked the message board in lobby area that outlined various daily events and loved the pool (nice warm water) with hot tub. Had fun and would definitely return !! P.S. and yes they try to sell a timeshare --all you have to do is decline!!

Room Tip: I understand the rooms we were in were renovated, so be sure to ask for a renovated room.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

We are so happy, that your stay with us was a memorable one! It is our goal that each guest enjoys his/her Ocean Reef Experience.
We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Ocean Reef Resort & Yacht Club is an excellent place to stay. It is conveniently located, clean and the hospitality from Nina and her staff is superb. They have two pools and activities on site. Everyone was most courteous and food was excellent. We will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Sharon B, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank You! We look forward to your next visit.

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Additional Information about Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort

Address: 48-60 Bahama Reef Blvd. | PO Box F-42695, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Freeport
Price Range: $131 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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