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“Great place if you're not seeking any excitement”

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Freeport Resort & Club
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Location:
The resort is centrally located, and about 2 miles north of the closest beach. There are no bars/restaurants on the property however there are a few within walking distance. One mile north of the resort is the "International Bazaar" - a ghost town consisting of a perfume factory and run down shops complete with locals who follow and hassle you into purchasing their goods (we also got short changed). The resort offers a daily shuttle to Coral Beach, 3x weekly shuttle to the grocery store, and they will take you to Lucaya for a small fee. If you do not have a rental car, you will pay about $20 each way for a taxi regardless of where you are going.

Resort:
First off, the resort is pretty run down and in dire need of an upgrade. The rooms are pretty clean, but there is no maid service (and no dishwasher). The resort offers "free wi-fi" however there is no internet signal unless you are in the pool area. Also, there is NO HOT WATER. If you enjoy cold showers, then this is the place for you! The pool and hot tub are the saving grace, as there is no other source of entertainment. The resort does offer a weekly "fish fry" which we did not attend, along with a weekly $30 five-course lobster dinner with live music. Additionally, there is a happy hour twice a week where you can purchase homemade bahama mamas and snacks. The resort is pretty understaffed, however the staff is friendly and personable, and will - for the most part - go out of their way to meet your needs.
As a side note - upon arrival, you will be charged a $30 "energy fee".

Attractions:
Lucaya is your best bet for entertainment, complete with shops, restaurants and a casino. As mentioned before, the resort will provide a shuttle to Coral Beach, but you have to pay $3 to rent chairs along with $1 for a beach towel. There is another beach about 2 miles south of the resort which is beautiful and secluded - just be aware of rocks and glass. During the resort's Sunday orientation, Smiling Pat comes onsite to sell her tours for Tuesday ($75/person), Wednesday ($75/person) and Thursday ($120/person). We opted out, and thankfully so! According to others, she is a ripoff - from what we heard, she showed up an hour and half late on one day, and did not deliver what she sold on another occasion.

If you are under the age of 70 and looking for fun and excitement, then this is not the place for you.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Michaela O
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Very old resort, carpet looked terrible, smoke detector took 3 days for a battery. No ability to use the shower due to lime build up. Asked three times before repaired. Hot water was poor, and we were not the only ones with this problem. Tennis courts were old and not kept up. The basketball hoop had a broken backboard. Could not use, Best of all, was the roach that we found !!! Woo hoo!

Room Tip: Choose another resort and you will get a good room
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank manpsych
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

The resort is a little worn, but the people who run it are cordial and very helpful. Several of them offer a Bahamian dinner one night a week for visitors. The pool is very relaxing and the hot tub is clean and warm. If you want a relaxing week with no hassles, this is your place. I forgot to mention that you can stay there with no car since there is complementary trips to the beach each day and to the grocery store 3 days a week.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank liz46178
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Freeport Resort is situated inland. The grounds for the most part are well maintained. Very small, 52 rooms. Most activities that are posted do not happen. Although Happy Hour is posted, there is none. It seemes they are very understaffed. No cleaning during the week:i.e. no bed change, bathroom clean up.
If you are a beach person, this probably is not for you. There is a shuttle to the beach(5 miles away) that is not very good. They leave at 11:00 and pick up at 3:00. The best way to a good beach is a taxi. The taxis we used were very friendly and reasonable. We loved Margaritavilla. Small bar on a beach: great drinks and food.
Because the villa is small, we did meet 4 couples that we grouped up with and took Smiling Pat's Tours. The tours were great.
Wednesday night there is a Fish Fry down at a beach. Quite an event. Don't miss it.
In Lacaya, there is a marketplace and Casino. Small Casino and the Marketplace has many empty stores.

Room Tip: There are rooms that face the pool area rather then the back of the bulding
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank frands
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

I stayed there last week for a few days. The hotel is built on a very nice setting where I can see the sea and sun rise from my balcony. It was magnificant scene for a city dweller like me that can hardly see the sun from home. I took the photo of the sun rise and now it is the wall paper of my phone that I can show it to my friends.

The hotel overall facilities are good, very spacious and has everything you need at the finger tips. Also, there is a casino in the hotel complex where you can try your luck in the night time.

The food and drink at the Ires bar is good, It is vey good service with big smiles and always can give you advise of what to eat. The lobster pizza is very good and cannot find that in any other places.

Overall, I am very satisfy with the staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank L F
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Awful experience, looks bad, smells bad, bugs, bad run down neighborhood, unsafe door locks, do not go to this place.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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10  Thank Secretagent10
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Stayed here for one week and we were happy but not pleased. We did a last minute exchange through interval, when we arrived the office was closed they are open from 8-5 do to being understaffed. Do you know how many people are looking for jobs or trades in the Bahamas? Put up a hiring ad and keep the office open 24 hours. The movies for check out there is nothing later than 1999 :( we ended up checking out a Jesus in galilee movie. They have independent tourist that are cheaper than the other tours but it is inconvenient when they don't take credit it's seems there is a charge for every little thing ride to the beach rt free but to port lucaya $4 one way to the butlers store which is somewhat like Costco is the only store they take you to no variety no good produce. You have to cook or pay them to drive you because the resort is not close to any eateries. This trip was very expensive...:(

  • Stayed: July 2011
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3  Thank Hemingwaykl
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Additional Information about Freeport Resort & Club

Address: Rum Cay Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Freeport
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Freeport
Price Range: £81 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Freeport Resort & Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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