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“Pleasant Management, but Definitely Not Much to Work With”

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Island Resort and Golf Club
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Rented a week at this resort to extend our Bahamas stay to 2-weeks and got a very good price, but after our stay it was obvious as to why our costs were so low. Very low quality resort with near to the basest of amenities.

The real drawback was what seemed to be the rather exorbitant charge for Electric Usage beyond a predetermined threshold. When we checked our electric utilization after Day-3 and found it to already be near the limit, we had to implement very aggressive electric limiting (unscrewed 75% of light bulbs; forewent A/C, dishwasher, TV, and stove/oven; cooked ALL meals on resort propane grills; unplugged microwave, clock radios, and cable box; opened windows and even limited use of ceiling fans). After implementing these very aggressive measures our remaining 4-day utilization was approximately only 12% of what we had used during the first 3-days, and we were only slightly above the weekly allotment. Too hot, and WAY too bothersome!!!!!!!!!!!

I had heretofore never heard of paying for commodity services at a resort, but now understand that this is also common on other islands (Bermuda, Virgins, etc). We will never again stay at any "resort" that imputes this ridiculous levy.

With no restaurant, shop, gym, orientation, nor visible security thankfully this was our first week in Freeport where we could do our excursions and find our bearings with absolutely no regrets of missing any activities at this resort.

The desk staff was very pleasant and accommodating, but there simply is not much at this resort, nor in it's surrounding areas. Our understanding is that after the devastation from the last hurricane that the cityside of Freeport lost investment dollars and much of it was not rebuilt. Clear to see, even with the naked eye. While we would certainly visit Freeport again, we much prefer the coastal resorts.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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10  Thank papichulito
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

stayed two weeks,could not be happier,one of the only heated pools on island.shuttiel to beach 4 or 5 times a day.free wifi in rooms.cant wait to back.small bar on site.shuttel to food store.bring golf cart to you

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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6  Thank thedipman
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

Travelled here with family with young toddlers.
- Check in was AMAZING! Nettie was very nice and made sure it was a breeze. We were able to check in early at 10am neither then normal check in time at 4pm. Crib (full size) and high chair was waiting for us in room.
- Pool is SPOTLESS and just the right tempature, refreshing on hot days but not to cold.
- you can exchange your towels daily
- even though no washer/dryer in room there is a laundry room which is free down stairs.
- very quiet
- staff will go out of their way to make sure your vacation is a good one.
- rooms are clean but showing their age with decor and updates.
- wifi is very fast.
- free local phone service at office.
- free shuttle to "sister" resort: Island Seas resort. Took this many times, the beach is very nice and they have a beautiful pool. Great to go to and enjoy the amenities but we would rather have the smaller resort.
- Games in office are missing pieces.
- A/C is room was great and the rooms cooled off fast.
- kitchen is well stocked and if you needed anything Nettie was there to get it.
- gas BBQ's near pool were very nice.
- not much to do near hotel we would reccomend renting a car.
- Mike is the bar tender who is very nice but compare other tours before booking any (do some research). Example: Admission to national park is $3 per person. But booking trip through him was $35 plus admission ($3) plus food when tour stops at food spot.

Enjoyed the stay and will be coming back.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank ebaumer
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Address: Rum Cay Drive, Freeport 00000, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Freeport
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Resort and Golf Club 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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