We stayed at the Bahia for a week, booking online for a package which included a sea view. Forewarned by another posting on Tripadvisor, we also asked that the room should have a balcony, since not all sea views include one.
On arrival, we were allocated Room 201: you've guessed it, sea view but no balcony. The receptionist was sympathetic but unable to help and said if we should return in future, to contact the hotel directly a week before departing to ensure the room had a balcony. The photo shows how lovely the view was - and also gives a frustrating glimpse of the balcony of the room next door! This detracted considerably from our enjoyment of the holiday. We did not mind the small room or the tiny bathroom but had looked forward to an early morning coffee and an evening drink sitting on the balcony and enjoying everything the magnificent view had to offer.
Our travel kettle was useful since the room had no tea/coffee making facilities. However, it was a pleasant surprise to see that it did have a small fridge so it was possible to keep food and drinks cold.
The buffet breakfast was served between 8 am and 10 am. There was a limited selection of cereal, yoghurts, cold meats and tomatoes. An alternative was an 'English' type breakfast which varied slightly from day to day, and in line with other hotels that serve things in chafing dishes, this was rarely better than lukewarm. There were also croissants and muffins, but although breakfast is not scheduled to finish until 10 am, anyone arriving after 9.30 would find provisions thin on the ground, if they had not disappeared entirely. However, it was lovely to be able to eat from a table literally on the edge of the sand.
We wanted to celebrate with a special meal at the restaurant the night before our departure, needing a table for six since other members of our family were holidaying in the area. We tried to book the previous evening only to find that the place was already fully booked - the evening meals there are very popular as the restaurant is particularly well-known for its fish dishes. However, a place was eventually found for us, and the meal we enjoyed was very good - one member of the party saying that the whitebait was the best he had ever tasted. Be warned, though, that it is a tad expensive - a meal for four adults and two children with two bottles of wine came to something in the region of 160 euros.
People who have young children (not infants) may wish to take them to the nearly square in the evening where between nine and ten the owner of one of the bars emerges from time to time to throw handfuls of sweets into the air - the holidaymakers get to know this and there is much fun and commotion in the scramble to collect them.
This resort is a beautiful place with not a lager lout in sight. It would appeal to couples and families with young children, though not, I would guess, to teenagers. We enjoyed our stay at the Bahia, and have not ruled out that we may yet return to have that undrunk evening rum and coke on a balcony overlooking the sea.
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- Also Known As:
- Hoposa Bahia Hotel Majorca/Port De Pollenca