We stayed at the Babalu for One week at the beginning of October and we loved it. For the little amount we paid for it, it has to be one of the nicest places we've stayed at. The apartments are a little dated but they are clean and roomy with a huge balcony. The view is fabulous. On arrival and during our stay we found the staff to be friendly and pleasant. The only problem we had was the lack of air conditioning in the apartment. We were aware of this when we booked but we read that we could rent a fan from reception. However, the weather was exceptionally warm and all the fans were rented out the whole time we were there so we had to do without. We were told by some of the people who live out there that the temperatures were unusally hot of a night time though.
A lot has been said about the lifts on previous reviews. When we were there, one of the new lifts was fully in service and we didn't have any problems with it either.
We also never seen any cockroaches while we were there.
The pool area is Fabulous. Two big pools and a kids pool, plenty of sun loungers, a great pool bar and friendly bar staff. The prices were really resonable, €2 for a pint of Tropical, 2 bottles of certain drinks for €5.50. The food at the pool bar was excellent and great value.
The Babalu is within easy reach of both Puerto Rico via "the stairs" and Amadores along the road, however, I wouldn't recommend the walk back. Taxis are readily on hand and cost 3-4 Euros back up.
The Europa centre is just over the road and has a range of bars. Its not the best place in the world and doesn't suit all tastes but you will find a bar in there for you. Personally, we enjoyed a few nights in Barbacoa and especially Mary D's.
If you head down to Puerto Rico, I would recommend Donosti's restaurant and Charliez Cocktail bar. Amazing cocktails, I recommend the "Alabama Slammer"!!!
If you want a nice meal close to the Babalu but away from the maddening crowd of the Europa, pop over to Picasso's just at the back. Absolutely wonderful and very reasonable. As far as i'm aware its been there for a long time and has a great reputation.
I would definately return to the Babalu and would recommend it to friends. It was a great October sun holiday. The weather was amazing the whole week and you couldn't ask for a better pool area to lounge about in it!!! :)
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