We have just returned from a 10 day stay and were very happy with Bahia Real. By and large we have tended to spend the Easter Holidays in an Italian city environment (Venice, Florence, Rome) but we opted for Bahia Real, as we wanted to recharge our batteries; which is precisely what we managed to achieve.
We stayed in a sea view double deluxe, room 213. This room, quite by chance was perfect for us as it was directly opposite the entrance to the Spa facilities. (If you are a family you may well wish to request a room near to the outside pool if this is where you intend to spend more time - we never used this area so cannot comment, but it was a very attractive, well-kept space).These spa facilities were one of the main reasons we booked this hotel. There was a great range of machines and free weights in the gym. Moreover, the pool area of the spa was lovely. It was never busy and with a sauna, steam room etc it was a superb resource. I used this facility every day and feel that offered superb value for money as it was inclusive. If you wanted to join in group sessions (Pilates, Aqua Fit etc) you could and there was a warm/inclusive feel to this aspect of the hotel.
The room itself was a very pleasant place to spend time. The bed was superb, as was the linen provided. A really nice touch was a 'pillow menu' which allowed you to request specific firmness of pillows from reception. This really helped me to sleep soundly. The balcony and sea view were stunning - worth the extra. It offered a very private view of the constantly changing sea (a stone’s throw away), with Isla de Los Lobos in the middle distance with Lanzarote on the horizon. The shower was powerful and the tub very relaxing. The bathroom generally was very well appointed, as was the room. I managed to get Wifi in the room, but it was a little slow and inconsistent. For quick reliable connections you need to go to the lobby. Overall, the room was of a very high standard. Perhaps the best aspect of the room was the level of service provided by the maids/cleaners. Very thoughtful and attentive in every respect.
The food was very good. The breakfasts were a true highlight. The range and quality of the food was outstanding – full-cooked, yoghurt, fresh fruit, pancakes and syrup, fresh smoothies, lots of delectable pastries plus the usual continental fare. The pool side bar/restaurant was first-rate, although the menu never seemed to change, so repetition of choices was inevitable. Some rotation or a more pronounced specials selection to cater for different diets would really add to the experience. The quality of what was cooked and served was very high. The evening buffet was themed (Spanish, International, Japanese, Tex-Mex) and a wide range of foods were available. We only went to the Spanish a la carte restaurant and the food was excellent – they were very accommodating of my wife’s vegetarian diet. Two of these a la carte restaurants operate per evening, so you have that choice. Plus, in breakfast, the hotel gives you a news summary for your country and on the reverse of this sheet is the forward plan for the rota of restaurants in the evening. We tended to not eat late in the evening and were quite stuffed by the time the evening meal came around! The bar inside the lobby served a superb range of drinks and even had my favourite gin, G’Vine. Generous shots too by the ever helpful bar staff. We never ate in Corralejo itself. It did not really seem to offer much apart from the typical bars/pubs. I’m sure it has some good restaurants, but we never felt the need to find them as we were so well served at the hotel. It’s not a pretty town either and lacks charm, so we personally didn’t bother. You can walk there easily though if that’s what you want, it was only 10 minutes down the beach.
A major plus point for us was the fact that nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff. They were very polite and attentive. There was no snobbishness. The hotel had a welcome range of nationalities and personalities. Having stayed in other spa hotels around Europe, you do run the risk of encountering the self-proclaimed elite and the body beautiful. This is not the case at Bahia Real. It was luxurious without the pretentiousness you can find in some 5 star spa hotels. It is a place where couples and families of all types can feel comfortable and welcome.
We would certainly return if we fancied this style of holiday again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 5-star Grand Luxe hotel is located in Corralejo (Fuerteventura) directly on the beach front with impressive views of the neighboring Lobos and Lanzarote islands. The hotel offers bright, spacious accommodation decorated with different styles. WIFI free of charge in whole hotel. It features 2 outdoor pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens, 6 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a spa with 3.000m2. The restaurants serve a range of international à la carte or buffet-style cuisine. Enjoy the best Japanese food in the "Yamatori" Restaurant, the finest products from Spain in "Las Columnas" Restaurant and the gourmet restaurant "La Cúpula" under the guidance of chef Carles Gaig. Guests can dine on the restaurants' terraces with sea views, amongst gardens or by the pool and there is also a lobby bar. With a privileged location over the waters of the Atlantic, the Coco Beach Lounge & Club is the perfect place to enjoy a variety of gastronomic experiences and cocktails. The Coco Beach Chill Out features Balinese beds and personalized services. The Spa Bahía Vital has a hot tub, sauna and offers a range of treatments, including massages, wraps and hydrotherapy. There is also a gym with state-of-the-art equipment, fitness classes and a personal trainer available. The hotel's beach includes free sun beds and umbrellas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel Corralejo
- Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real Fuerteventura/Corralejo