Stylish large rooms in a lovely setting
Posted Jul 17, 2016
We really liked the hotel. It has recently been refurbished and combines old and new styles really well. The room was large and comfortable, lovely public areas including the pool. The gym is small but sufficient (I never encountered anyone else in there) and has new equipment - treadmill, bike and a couple of multi gyms. Hotel is well located to discover the island. We rented a car for the entire stay, and are glad we did for the flexibility it afforded us. Roads are really good and quiet, very easy to navigate with Google maps and we found driving was a pleasure. Staff were friendly and helpful, it was easy to communicate in English. Breakfast was good, with a good selection of baked goods, cereals, yoghurts, hams and cheeses, fruits, and cooked items. Only minor criticism is the fruit juice which is really watered down. Coffee is good though.
We had lunch by the pool once, I had an omelette and my husband had a sandwich. The lunch was OK but not great and did not reflect the price nor the quality of the hotel. We were on bed and breakfast, we did have a look at the dinner buffet but it was not appetising so we went to the beach bar next door (2 minute walk) which offered simple but tasty options. We went to this bar a few times as it had a nice atmosphere.
Reception were very helpful in offering advice, helped us book a boat trip and with our airline check in.
In summary a great hotel but let down by the food offering.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Metello, Hotel Management
we have to thank you for yout to take your time answering about your saty at Pestana Bahia Praia. It is always a pleasure for us to receive comments like yours. Otherwise I am sorry that the food and drinks did not meet your expectations but thank you for your feedback: it is always important and help us to inovate.
We would like to have another visit from you.
with all the team regards,