“One of the best hotels me and the girls have been too.... fab!”
Well what can I say.....myself (Sarah), my mates Sally and Clare booked this holiday last August and have kept looking at the reviews on here and thought it was too good to be true until we seen it ourselves and it wasnt!
Thing is now will always want to go on 5* holidays if that is what we get!
First off, was very impressed when got to airport got picked up in our own private little minibus, with only one other couple and so was dropped off first to hotel which was only 15 mins away. As soon as we pulled up (was 10pm) a very helpful porter came to open the door for us and before we knew they had our luggage all stacked up on the gold trolley and up to our room.
Extremely impressed with reception, so clean, sparkly, bright and spacious and very welcoming. We were on the 5th floor and the only complaint of the holiday is that we didnt have a pool/sea view which we asked for when booked. We asked at reception and they were very helpful and said to come back next morning to see if they had anything but as the night went on and got settled in we didnt bother as to be honest how long to you sit on the balcony for when you all those pools and bars to sit around.
Lots of foreigners though, sorry to put it bluntly but germans/russions very rude at the lifts, you wait your turn and they just waltz on by and ignore you!
Room was cleaned and tidied everyday and fresh supplies of free shampoo, body lotion etc.. and well impressed with the free mini bar which was stocked daily with water, coke (proper coke not cheap makes) fanta, beer etc... and we had free slippers and dressing gowns.
Did have a problem with the air con but was sorted as soon as we informed reception they were there in mins...
Pools were spacious, clean, tidy and just gorgeous, didnt have kids but plenty for them to do as I myself enjoyed watching the entertainment around the pool everyday and the daily dance at the end of the entertainment, couldnt help but sing along.
The food was amazing, stunning in fact especially the pizzas which were cooked fresh and the kebabs were mouthwatering... could never go hungry on this holiday thats for sure.
The private beach was gorgeous and especially the jetty, we tended to go around the pool in th day and afternoon when too hot went to the jetty to cool down with the sea breeze, again free bar on the jetty with fresh ice cold waters and loved the shower on the jetty too as sea was very salty..
Evening meals were gorgeous.... always lots to choose from and staff worked very very hard and were always there for anything you asked for, plates were cleared away straight away and everything clean and spotless.. (loved the mexican night, tacos mmm)
Would recommend getting phone card outside the hotel as me and the girls had lots of problems with the ones we bought from the hotel shop and so did many other guests, harder to get through and most of the time wouldnt even work.
My friends Sally and Clare loved the gym, I went 3 times until I had swelling of the feet and blisters (phew as didnt have to go again lol) went every morning before breakfast so instead I went to the indoor jacuzzi and indoor pool next door to the gym which was stunning and very quiet.
You could have breakfast, late breakfast, lunch, late lunch, tea, late tea, evening meal and even late evening meal until 1am so one can ever moan nothing to eat or drink.
A big thank you to the young lad who handed out our clean towels everyday for the pool, very pleasant and polite and only a trainee bless him.....
Didnt realise until towards the end of the hotel there was an adults only pool which was stunning, lovely padded sun loungers with pillows and fridge filled daily with drinks save you walking to the bar... life was luxury for a week....
Well thing I have gone on a little now as I usually do but was impressed with this hotel cant speak any more highly of it... love it so much that we are looking to book again next year..
BIG HELLO TO THE LOVELY COUPLE MR &MRS HARRISON FROM DERBYSHIRE.... was lovely to have met you both and especially the bus journey back to the airport, making me do my "Nessa" impression on the microphone with Mustafa the rep.. lol...xx
Think this resort is up and coming, in ten years will be more developed as nothing much to do outside the complex.
All in all an excellent holiday and thank you to Hotel Bai Lara and staff
From Sarah, Sally, and Clare from Abergavenny, South Wales xxxxxx
We were in room number 5106 which was a lovely room but didnt look out onto the sea or the gorgeous...
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