I stayed in Bom Bom last June 10 for 2 nights.It was my first visit to Principe and I very much enjoyed the pace, the forest, the green and the people of Principe but as far as the hotel I had a truly disapointment.
I must say that my expectations were high, maybe too high!
It seems a Boeing 747-400 without maintenance for some years but still flying.....The service was quite good, the food excelent thanks to the french couple who manages the resort, the beach superbe but.....the mercedes that did my transfer and the city tour,that by the way was quite expensive,was a car that needs to be repaired so old it is,the rooms confort was everything but a 5 star hotel,the bathrooms were old and too kish, and I could find several mosquitos in my room that had no mosquito protection on the bed,the towels were smelling wet all the time, and overall it needs urgents repairs.
We were the only clients on the resort and for the price a night we can have a week somewere else, not value for monney, and never, never a 5 star resort.
Concerning the activities all boats but one long tail were "parked" due to maintenance or for the fact of not having spares, the 4x4 motorcycles were out of order...basically you can swim on the beach....or the pool that 10 yeras ago I assume was excelent but for todays standards a mere pool.
The tours and fishing was too expensive.
Apart from this Principe is beautiful and it is a pitty it has no more quality hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The exclusive Bom Bom Island Resort lies on the northern slope of the tropical island of Principe - a virtually undiscovered paradise in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Gabon. At Bom Bom Island Resort, your comfort is a priority. Rooms are authentic island-style chalets with simple decor and light spaces. Nineteen chalets enjoy garden views, ocean views or beach-front views. There are also four inter-leading pool chalets. All rooms have en suite bathroom, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite connection, telephone, safe, in-room tea/coffee station, mini bar/ fridge and overhead fan.Visitors to Bom Bom Island Resort have two private beaches at their disposal, as well as the restaurant and bar on Bom Bom Island, dive centre and jetty on Bom Bom Island, swimming pool, pool bar, reception (with internet and email facilities), souvenir shop and foreign exchange service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bom Bom Island Hotel Principe
- Bom Island Hotel