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“Out-dated, boring, bad location, Bahamas Air ripped me off...never going back here!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Freeport Resort & Club
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Out-dated, boring, bad location, Bahamas Air ripped me off...never going back here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Everyone is better off going to the Caribbean! Freeport is boring, dirty, doesn't seem safe, this resort is completely outdated and doesn't have anything going on. They even ran out of bottled drinking water for almost 2 days, we ended up going to the store to get our own, which meant walking through un-safe areas. And Bahamas Air completely ripped me off -I had to repurchase my flight home when I missed a flight caused by Bahamas Air flights and they never reimbursed me as I was told they would. Don't go to the Bahamas, there are much, much better islands further south.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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boston, ky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I just want to review Freeport Bahamas in general. Love it! Awesome! Want to move there. Grew up in south Florida and freeports gold rock beach puts all Florida beaches to shame. Went on a jeep tour where you drive your own jeep and it was the most awesome fun ever! Aside from riding your own airboat thru the glades!
Love JP at jeep tour, much like Kathryn Hepburn! Miss her. Hilarious! CB talk from jeep to jeep was like back in the day. Stayed on ship not on land.
Grand lacaian was Beautiful though.
Vendor named caroline was fun and not pushy, bought all souvineers from her.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank flashky
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West Branch, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

After reading some of the comments here, I went to the resort with low expectations. Yes, it is definitely in need of an update (i.e. 1970's countertops) but it was very clean so not a problem for me. The one-bedroom we stayed in was super spacious. The shuttle service to beach, grocery store, and Port Lucaya was excellent. Since the resort is small, we enjoyed getting to know the other guests really well. Some of the guests had been coming for 32 years and their advice was very helpful. The major concern I had was the staff attitude. It seems like they are super stressed out and not warm or friendly despite our positive attitudes. The Tuesday night meal was the best I had all week! This is definitely not a teenie bopper resort but I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Sara O
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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Palatine, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank manpsych
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New London, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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CT
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank frands
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Additional Information about Freeport Resort & Club

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