Ratings based on 79 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Great location to water.Posted May 9, 2015
Great food, drinks. Service was excellent. The entire facility was very well kept and clean. All staff friendly and helpful.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Connecticut
Would gladly recommend this hotelPosted Apr 22, 2015
Pros: The room was beautiful, large, and clean. Overall upkeep of the grounds was nice.
Cons: Service in the restaurant was slow. Anything more that could be done to control the sand fleas?
Location: Kind of a remote location, but navigating with a rental car to nearby stores and restaurants was fairly easy.
My husband and I spent 6 nights here in mid-April 2015, and were very pleased with this hotel. The employees were all very pleasant and helpful, our room was large, attractive, and very clean. The pool appeared to be in good condition, and the deck area, beach, and hotel grounds were also maintained nicely. The young lady at the activities desk was very friendly and informative. We had dinner twice at the restaurant, and while the meals were well prepared, the service seemed very slow, even accounting for being on "island time". One evening in particular, the kitchen seemed overwhelmed by the crowd. The wait staff, however, dealt with this well. I was not overly impressed by the menu, but as mentioned, everything we ordered was tasty. The grill at the beach was convenient, and we really enjoyed breakfasts and a couple of lunches there. The girly rum drinks were a generous size and delicious! It was nice having the bikes available, and we enjoyed a good ride one afternoon. We didn't use the kayaks and paddle boards, but lots of people were having fun with them, and it seemed like a good way for families to spend the day. Since this hotel also has a marina, there were lots of boaters there, so this made for an interesting mix of guests.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Indiana
beach viewPosted Jan 10, 2015
We picked this resort as we wanted a nice, relaxing, out-of-the way vacation. It was perfect. The beach was beautiful, the water was smooth as glass. We enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and riding bike around the resort. Harold was a great resource of what to do and the best what to do it. The restaurants were just ok. The best food on the island was found at a little place run by Max and Rosalina called Native Outback Takeout, however, unfortunately the only way to get there is by taxi or renting a car.
for Couplesby Toddfrom Phoenix
It Doesn't Get Any BetterPosted Jan 5, 2015 on Hotels.com
It's about a 45 minute drive from the airport to this resort located on the northwestern tip of the island & you will pass through some poor neighborhoods getting there. But once past the front gate, everything changes. This place is beautiful & very well maintained. The setting is perfect with the rooms being arranged 6 each in 7 or 8 two-level buildings. There is nothing but well maintained grass & gardens between you & the white sand beach. The resort provides surfboards, snorkel gear & even a Hoby Cat for your use in the ocean. The waters are shallow, clear & beautiful. Every room has a wide, delightful arched Anderson window unit with double french doors facing the ocean. The kitchenette is perfect & the bathroom are comparable to high end Las Vegas hotels. Don't let the price fool you. These are top class suites.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Gorgeous location, really disappointing eating.Posted Jan 3, 2015
Pros: Room, views, beach, grounds, atmosphere did NOT disappoint!
Cons: EVERYTHING about the food aspect--availability, quality, menu, service, dining room, etc. Details in the room cleanliness need to be addressed.
Location: Perfect if you like vacations where you are able to lay low and chill. Plenty of things to do onsite (snorkel, kayak, beach, etc), but no "night life
Great location, pristine beach (except for the no see ums, but worth the hassle of applying bug spray), gorgeous views, lovely and impressive room (Jr. Oceanfront Suite). However, anyone looking to indulge in dining options will be disappointed...they don't exist. You'll eat, but you'll be bored by the menu in two days (or one, if you're a foodie), frustrated by the really uncoordinated, almost untrained feel of the wait staff, and marveling at the lack of supplies (no steak, menu in the room not the same as in the restaurant, out of things). I don't know if it's a cultural difference, but most were very uninterested (appearing) in making the stay extraordinary. Very few instances of anyone engaging with us during any interactions. Mostly just "here you go" when being served or inquiring about amenities, usually without a smile. Not rude, however, just very standoffish feel. The food end of this place JUST DOES NOT match the beautiful, upscale feel of the rest of it and as you're essentially trapped at the outer end of the island with a very long drive to eat elsewhere, I'm really surprised they haven't responded to the many reviews about improving the dining because if they had a dining experience that even came close to the room and the area, this place would be UNBEATABLE, INCREDIBLE, AND EXTRAORDINARY instead of just good. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again if the dining was good...but an expensive vacation just isn't the right time to have daily disappointment. :(
for Familiesby C.from Munich, Germany
Christmas away from homePosted Dec 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very nice and friendly atmosphere and Hotel staff. Would recommend for couples as well as families. Days around Christmas are traditionally never crowded, so all equipment and facilities are available without waiting. Helpful to know: The next restaurants/ shops outside of this ressort are in Freeport, ca. 40 minutes away.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom HOUMA
Great PlacePosted Dec 29, 2014
Pros: Rooms, beach...
Location: Good restaurant Very good breakfast near the sea
Awesome! If you want a break it's the Great Place for that.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Boston, MA
Unwind and relax in a beautiful secluded placePosted Oct 4, 2014
Pros: Quiet, peaceful, beautiful settings, large rooms, friendly staff, the perfect place to unwind and let the stress float away.
Cons: Weak and unpredictable wifi. Although we wanted to unplug, we couldn't check email most of the time.
Location: A gem in the middle of a poorer village. Few good restaurants off property. Pink Pearl was the best but all fried foods. Get a car!
Old Bahama Bay is a beautiful hotel right on the beach at the far west end of Grand Bahama. The staff is very friendly, the accommodations are very nice, and the beach and ocean are pristine. This is the place you want to go if you need solitude and quiet. Want to decompress and get your soul back from the craziness of your job? This is where you should go. If you're looking for lots of good restaurant choices, shopping, action, and things to do, then you may want to stay closer to Freeport and Port Lucaya. At OBB, you're about a 40 minute drive from the airport. If you want to discover the island at all, I'd recommend renting a car (beware, drive on the left!). Taxi's are too expensive and top food choices are back near Freeport. The hotel usually has a nice restaurant and a small pub/tiki restaurant on the beach. During our stay, the main restaurant was closed, so unless you want fried pub food, you'll need to head to Freeport. Everything is expensive here, so stop at Solomons (supermarket) a few blocks from the airport on your way to OBB. The rooms are comfortable and could use a bit of TLC, but still very nice. The area (West End) is a poorer part of the island hit hard by hurricanes, and can be a bit uncomfortable to be in - although we found the people to be quite nice. All in all, a perfect way to unwind and let your cares float away. Let the staff there take care of you, bring some good books, let yourself relax in this beautiful hotel and beach.
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by A verified traveler
Nettes Ressort leider viel zu abgelegenPosted May 18, 2014
Das Resort ist an sich schön. Leider liegt es rd. 45 km von Freeport (alle Aktivitäten) entfernt. Dazwischen gibt es nichts außer arme Straßenhunde, Müll am Straßenrand und heruntergekommene kleine Ortschaften. Schade dass die Insulaner ihre Insel nicht besser pflegen.