Bahia Principe was a beautiful hotel, all inclusive, we went in August but have re-booked for Dec-Jan.The only fault was Very Quiet in the evenings, the entertainment was just, light, If you wanted a Disco this was for the youngsters from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.The food was of every variety you could imagine and beautifully presented, and and as much as you could want.Pools were sparkling clean, as were terraces, No faults to report.
What a place!
8 of us have just returned from The Bahia Principe on 18th November! We were celebrating 2 of our groups 40th Birthdays while we were there!
This place is fantastic, the food was excellent, rooms immaculate and staff friendly! Although we only went on a short break, it was well worth the travelling! I read with concern some of the negative responses about the hotel, well forget them as every one in our group would go back again tomorrow! Needless to say we are all on diets now now!
A Hotel with a difference
We have arrived back from the Bahia Principe on the 13th November.
There were 6 of us, aged 61,62,27, and children aged 10,7, and our grandson who became 5 while we were there. This hotel is out of this world. Forget what the cynics have written about this hotel and experience it for yourselves. We found this hotel very unique. Not like your normal 4* hotel. This hotel is very much like a spanish village, with all the rooms in different coloured interconnecting buildings. The reception you received on arrival was wonderful. The reception staff and everyone who we came in contact with at the Bahia was polite and helpful. The hotel was spotless, with the grounds and swimming pool areas swabbed down twice a day, morning and night. The maids were always working around the main areas. The waiting staff, and bar staff were excellent. We ate mainly in the El Mirador restaurant and the food was plentiful, hot and varied. The childrens section was wonderful. My grandaughter is fussy, and has always survived on chips at the other 4 * hotels we have stayed in. This time she found something to suite her taste every single day. We never found the waiting staff or bar staff off hand, and the day we had our grandson's birthday, Thomas, the head waiter at the El Mirador restaurant and his staff pulled out all the stops to make a 5 year old feel special. The cake was wonderful, and the whole of the waiting staff singing happy birthday in Spanish was very moving. The swimming pools were varied in temperature. One almost bath temperature, the other two very cold. The children's mini club and play area was spotless and the animation staff very inventive and made the couple of hours the children spent with them exciting. Yes the entertainment was not to everyone's choice, but the snake man, and the person who did the tribute to Freddie Mercury were exceptional, Better than Freddie Mercury in our estimation. Everyone had a good time.
Drinks flowed freely, the shopping village had a good selection of goods, and although isolated, one did not feel the necessity to go to Playa del America, when we did, we were not impressed. We had brillant representative with First Choice, who was around every day, either morning or evening and when we went on the trips the english of the couriers were fantastic. This hotel is on the top of our 4* hotel list.
If you want something different, go to the Bahia Principe.
just lovely! stayed in a junior suite so one of the 3 beautiful pools were right on my doorstep! fantastic food and drink. everything about this holiday village screams relaxation and comfort! cant wait to go back!
Excellent all round holiday
Married couple with two children arrived home on the 18th October 2003.
We stayed in the Hotel Tenerife which is situated above the main complex. The rooms were large and well furnished and were immaculatley cleaned daily. The grounds and swimming pools were kept to a very high standard throughout the day. The only niggle we had was that there was no coffee making facilities in the rooms for those early cuppas. The food was good and varied but could have been warmer although that depends on what time you eat. The bar and restaurant staff were very jolly and helpful, although the reception staff were a little cold. The entertainment team were excellent especially the mini-club for the kids. Overall the complex is one of the best we have stayed in.
Ssh, don't tell everyone ...
This place is fantastic! But I want to keep it all for us. We had the most fantastic, chill out time ever - have already booked to return.
The people were lovely, and no-one was too in your face. If we wanted anyone to talk to, there were plenty of nice people around. If we wanted time to ourselves, that was fine as well. Other comments about excellent food, beautiful surroundings, etc. are all completely true.
BUT: we had the last room available through First Choice for our chosen week in April. You'll have to get in quick if you want to go! But don't worry, the hotel was completely full while we were there, and it didn't feel crowded, noisy or too busy at all. Have fun.
"If we Took A holiday"
Fantastic Hotel -Deffo a 5*Read with interest the comments on your website before our 2 week stay commencing 17th October.Was slightly concerned to read complaints regarding paying for your drinks in 'The Square' - trust me you will welcome a Hour away from the bar - Cocktails on offer all day long and great to have Early Evening drink in the lobby bars watching the sunset.Entertainmaint in Square OK and is safe enough to send Children 12+ along on own anyway whilst you have your free drinks listening to Piano singer - disco and some entertainment in free area also and reps have enough enthusiasim to ensure Children are having fun! Start on your diet now ladies as the Food is excellent as are the rooms/service/cleanliness . Our only little complaint would be that even though the pools were the cleanist we have have any seen they were also the ccc oldest.Maybe a little more heat required for us English,talking of which the first Week sunbeds were ample,however our 2nd Week ( School Holidays ) we were the worst culprtits.The Germans may have started but we beat them hands down!!!People were even throwing shoes on to save! Come on pack up we are on Holiday and want a lay in!Worst point - only 2 buses into Playa per Day, go 10,11 return 4,5 - should be more.We had 5 in party and Taxi would have been £12 for just 1 way and 4 only in Taxi allowed.Thanks to all Staff if you read for 1st class set up and great dance you all did on Thursday's by the Pool.Enjoy all as 'The Ellis' Party did!!!!
lovely hotel, poor location, food terrible
we arrived at the hotel on 12/12/03 the hotel was beautiful, the grounds were equally as beautiful full of exotic plants and flowers. everywhere was splotlessly clean and the rooms very generous in size not cramped at all even with a childs bed and a cot! we didnt mind that we were in the middle of nowhere until we sampled the food in the mirador restaurant, words cannot describe the quality of the food,if you are used to eating out in good quality restaurants as we are i can only describe the food as disgusting, and it got significantly worse as the fortnight progressed.on several occassions we got a taxi to fanabe in ate in the local restaurants of which i can recommend several.the other down side to the hotel is that cosidering it's size it only had one bar inside, the seating area was not ample for the amount of guests and i would also say that if you are a non-smoker well you better get used to it as the place was full of it. the bar shut at 11.00pm so if you wanted another drink tough!! you had to go upto the square and buy one.in conclusion i would say lovely hotel shame about the food. we would not return unless the chef was sacked!!