Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Bahia Blanca and Puerto RicoPosted Sep 18, 2012
Pros: The sea view from our room
Cons: Poor customer service at Reception and on-site supermarket
Location: Puerto Rico is a VERY quiet resort - almost boring. There aren't enough shops, and it is too hilly to make walking comfortable
Even for moderately fit people, the resort of Puerto Rico is a walking challenge, especially in 30+ degree heat - the 15-minute walk to either Puerto Rico or Amadores beach includes some short inclines, so its not exactly a leisurely stroll, and there's nothing before you get to a beach, so it's a lengthy walk to do anything. The room at Bahia Blanca was clean, but the lack of basic manners from Reception and supermarket staff let the hotel down - in particular, the young(ish) guy in Reception who is the rudest front desk person I've ever had the misfortune of meeting, and is the kind of person who should not be in a customer-facing role because he lacks the basic skills. Also, there is no secure room to store luggage in after checking out when your return flight is a late one; when the majority of outgoing flights from Gran Canaria leave in the evening, a secure room to leave luggage after checking out should be provided - not some dinghy room - no door - in a prime position that anyone can walk in and out of. As a base, it was an OK hotel (we didn't use their pool or visit their restaurant/bar, so I can't comment on that), but I would not go back to Bahia Blanca because you don't feel welcomed - or even wanted - there (on checking in, I discovered that their idea of a "welcome pack" was a bottle of washing-up liquid and a sponge). I wouldn't go back to Puerto Rico either - it is too hilly and there isn't enough to do for those who don't wish to bake on the beach every day.
for Couplesby John from Seattle, WA, USA
Great value, view, and location. Beautiful place.Posted Jul 26, 2012
Pros: Our balcony was private, large and had a great view!
Cons: Lots of stairs, if you don't walk much you might want to find something else.
Location: 5 minute walk from both beaches and the town of puerto rico, couldnt find a better location.
This property was a great deal for the money. The location is great, right between all of the places you might want to go and as close to the beach as you can get (all hotels are off the beach and built into the hillside here, so don't look for a hotel ON the beach, you won't find it). We didn't pay for a ritz Carlton staff and so didn't expect it, they are friendly and helpful but are just locals and not professionally trained hotel staff. Don't plan to eat there as the food is expensive and forgettable, but the location is just minutes walk from so many good places to eat it would be a shame to eat at the hotel anyways. The view is the most amazing thing here, all properties get a sea view and it's breathtaking. Avoid garden properties unless you are traveling with a family, they are on the walkway level and provide less privacy but more room for kids to play. Find a map of the propert and try to request rooms on the north edge of each terrace or along the. Bottom level below the pool. These rooms provide the best view and combine the space and ambiance of a garden with the privacy and view of a balcony. We spent our honeymoon here and never felt like we had skimped or were taking a budget vacation even though we were saving a considerable amount over other places. We highly recommend this place for its value view and location.
for Familiesby Kadee
You get what you pay forPosted May 30, 2012 on Hotels.com
It was a good hotel, but not great. We loved the ocean view and it had all the amenities necessary, they even had a few groceries for us when we arrived!, (although the hair dryer hose had a hole in it and didn't work well). The pull out trundle bed was not very comfortable, but it was clean and provided the basic needs. Fortunately the hotel wasn't our highlight--it was the beach! And the hotel was close to 2 very nice beaches and a boat ride from a fun town with a market. Oh, and a nice gentleman greeted us on our first day and gave us some helpful hints--a very nice service! The pool closed too early we thought, but all in all it was inexpensive and allowed us to see some fun places and experience the warm tropic island without having to spend too much money. Thanks! If you're looking for luxury go somewhere else, but this was great for our needs.
for Otherby A verified traveler from Bristol, UK
Great locationPosted Mar 31, 2011
On our first night we had a problem with the fridge not working which was immediately sorted out and the receptionist and the maintenance guy were very accommodating and polite. The apartments are in excellent location between the main resort of Porto Rico and the nice beach at Almadores both within easy pleasant walking distance along a cliff path. The apartment was reasonable size very clean and had lovely garden which was not over-looked with sea views. We did avoid the evening entertainment as not really our thing. We did go to restaurant one night the food was okay wine better! Pool is not as big as it looks in picture but warm and long enough to get a bit of a swim in. Also had fun riding the funicular/lift up and down in the evenings. The whole lay-out of hotel was really good as you are not in some massive tower block so not noisy despite there being a number of apartments there was no sound from chairs being dragged across next door and we only heard our neighbours child cry a few times. We had a lovely stay and weather was amazing. Almadores beach was really good. Porto Rico the resort is a bit tacky in places, but we had a really excellent paella at a restaurant near the marina. The supermarket is also very convenient but a little bit over priced but that is what you expect with convenience. The bread that they sold was nice and freshly baked. Just don't buy tampons there £5 for a box of 30.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Berkshire, united kingdom
Lovely apartments with stunning viewPosted Sep 22, 2010
We had a lovely time at Bahia Blanca, it was perfectly located between two beches- both Less than 10 minutes away. We were also lose enough to the shopping centre and restaurants. Our apartment was clean and spacious and all of our needs were catered for. Would definitly recommend Bahia blanca to friends
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Dublin, IRE
The Hotel Bahia Blanca in Puerto Rico-Gran CanariaPosted Jul 14, 2010 on Hotels.com
In a great location, between Puerto Rico and Playa de Amadores, need to be able to walk well on stairs as the hotel has plenty of them. There is a cable car lift but that only gets as far as the floors from then on its a long walk for some. Great mini market for all basic needs, sun lotion, newspapers, basic food including frozen pizzas and water for good prices. We did not expect much as we booked this self catering hotel as part of a budget last minute holiday but were pleasantly surprised. The accommodation is comparatively large, with a kitchen/ living area, a good sized bathroom with bathtub and also a good sized bedroom. Lovely big terrace outfront as well. It comes all full fitted with all mod cons in the kitchen. The pool bar and also the pool are a nice size. The "entertainment" was not much for us and is very kids oriented. The music terribly outdated and is every 10 minutes at times interrupted by the entertainer to ask for ppl to participate in water polo, mini golf or dart. Its a bit forced at times. The only option to avoid all of it was to go to the beach as there is no escape from Montse from the entertainment team. Dont be sad to miss "Abbalicious" a 2 girl team from the Newcastle area, the jokes were so rehearsed it was boring. The "mad hatter" was entertaining, with a good selection of music and different costumes, he also has a good voice and adapted his programme to his audience. All while dining in the hotel restaurant with a great selection of al a carte food, cooked really well for a great price. We tried the set dinner only once as it took 25 min for the starter to arrive and then another 40 min for the main course. It tasted cheap and could not compare to the al a carte options. We stayed 7 nights and the appartment was cleaned every day by housekeeping, also another service we did not expect. The only downside was there was no air condition in the room only a ventilator on the ceiling. That made the nights very long. All in all we loved our time in Bahia Blanka and are already planning to come back next year, I dont even want to try somewhere else as this was much more than we expected for the price we paid.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted May 14, 2010 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Birmingham, UK
Excellent Apartments and ResortPosted Oct 25, 2009
We travelled in the second week of October and the weather was still in the high 20s and only going down to about 23 of an evening - bliss. Upon arrival at the apartments we were given a grocery bag with milk, water, bread, tea, coffee, jam which was very welcome. All the staff were very polite and friendly. Our apartment was located on the 2nd floor and we went to it using the special lift which is a god send as there were many steps. The apartment was very well equipped and had all that we could want with a sea view and our own patio and was spacious and clean. All ofher apartment facilities, e.g. pool, bar were excellent. The apartments are timeshare but we did not get hassled to buy. Loads of entertainment during the day and evening with singers and pool games. Located over the road from the coastal path and 10 min in one direction was wonderful beach of Amadores and 10 mins other direction lovely harbour of Peurto Rico where there were numerous places to eat and drink and 15 min walk from the harbour the main shopping centre with clubs, department stores. Would definately go back.