We stayed at the Hotel Bahia in August 2013. From the moment we arrived we could see that this was going to be a lovely relaxing hotel, with friendly helpful reception staff happy to address all our needs. This proved to be the case for the week.
There is beautiful furniture, artwork and large bouquets of fresh lilies and roses in the drawing room. A lovely tranquil verandah with soft seating, cut roses on the tables and with views over the pool and out to the sea. There were also fresh roses in the room upon arrival.
The room itself was lovely, but a bit on the small side for the price paid (there is only one tariff for double rooms in the hotel, some of which looked bigger, from what we could see, and some of which overlooked the pool and the sea). It lacked storage space and electrical outlets (1 in the room & 1 in the bathroom). There were too many chairs cluttering the room for its size (4 including a footstool). There was a decent sized private balcony (albeit which overlooked a car park).
The bathroom was bright, well appointed and had a good shower. There were fresh towels provided every day, and large beach towels were provided for use at the hotel pools & spa.
The dining room, for breakfast, was a perfect scene of tranquility. The decor, with artwork and textile drapes, the soft background music and the lovely staff made it a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We might have expected a hot buffet included, but the usual continental buffet including fresh fruit, bread, pastries etc. was quite adequate, and coffee was served to the table. We discovered, after a couple of days, that cooked eggs, bacon etc. was being provided from the kitchen to those who asked. This service should have been made clear from day 1.
We were sure that dinner would have been nice as well, but we chose to eat out and explore the local restaurants. The menu appeared to be quite old fashioned and German oriented. Some traditional local cuisine may have tempted us in.
The pool area at the front of the hotel is lovely. Secluded from the road by mature trees and bushes. The pool was always kept very clean and fresh and there are lovely clean toilets and a shower cubicle beside. The surrounding gardens, with stunning trees and plants, were neat and tidy. It would just have been nice to be able to make use of these facilities (see below). We were forced to spend much of our time on the beach, pay for the overpriced sun loungers (and shades), cope with the crowds, the security of our belongings, and swim in the (at the time) algae contaminated water.
There are not enough sun loungers around the pool. These were all commandeered from early morning by guests leaving their towels on them. We witnessed guests doing this; then not using them for the entire day, without any discouragement. There is also a soft seating area, which was not fully utilised, and could have accommodated more sun loungers.
There is a lovely bar and lounge just off the pool area with outdoor seating and a large flat screen TV and grand piano inside. We only used the bar once, for a light lunch and drinks (which were delicious), but were disappointed after paying the bill to discover that we were overcharged (for a meal that wasn't even available at 3pm). The bar staff were extremely rude, discourteous and unprofessional in resolving the issue. We didn't return to the pool bar again for that reason.
There is also an indoor spa area with another pool, gym equipment, sauna and showers. We used this on one occasion, and again the pool and all facilities were beautifully clean.
At night the hotel was quiet, which was very peaceful, we had no problem falling asleep. Bliss.
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- Also Known As:
- Bahia Paguera Hotel
- Hotel Bahia Majorca/Peguera