Rated 5 out of 5 by Debra4 Relaxation at its best!
Just returned from an 8 day stay with my family. We had never been to this resort and it did not disappoint! The accommodations were wonderful. The food was delicious. The pool and beach areas were beautiful. We spent time golfing, playing tennis and going for walks on this spectacular property. The staff was extremely friendly and always helpful. This was our first time at this resort but not our last!
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PRico2013 Pretty spot, great food, fair service
Pretty spot, great food, fair service ... eg, room not cleaned after multiple calls, waiters forgetting to put in your dinner order, lazy towel service on beach ... not up to expectations I'd have for a St Regis. But Fern is special for dining and the location/pools are beautiful. Service boot camp needed
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob53 Beautiful Property
This is one of the finest resorts we have visited. The grounds are beautiful and maintained very well. The beach is great and the pool area is very attractive. The food was excellent with Fern restaurant serving one of the finest meals we have ever had. The staff are wonderful and make you feel right at home. A real winner!
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by quinella66 You will never want to leave
This is one of the nicest places to stay anywhere. It is on a large sanctuary with 2 miles of pristine beaches - you feel like you are somewhere special and away from everything. Sometimes we even had the whole beach to ourselves. The service is flawless as the staff go out of their way with their attention to detail. As to the restaurants, every meal was perfect.
While they treat all guest like royalty, on top of that, as a Platinum member, they upgraded us to an ocean front room and provided a great breakfast benefit.
The only downside is that if you plan to see much of Puerto Rico, you may not end up doing it as you will never want to leave!
November 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicolas66 Wonderful property except for the beach
I really enjoyed my stay at the St. Regis in Puerto Rico. Everything was as expected from a St. Regis quality property. The staff was great, the room amazing, the "fern" restaurant world class, the pool distintive, and the stay incredible. I did not enjoy the beach...was a bit dirty and cloudy water. Unfortunately nothing to be done about the ocen water (there is a river that cuts thru the property that brings lots of "silt" to the ocen from the rain forest), but the would have expected a bit more about the beach...it was quite dirty with debries, platic bottles, etc.
December 9, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler007 Service work required.
The location of the property is beautiful but the service needs great improvement. The staff is generally slow or nonexistent. With the exception of Jesus and Braulie at the Molasses Restaurant and Kathy at the Fern, the staff was underwhelming. The above mentioned individuals were wonderful . The property needs maintenance and there are not enough employees to service the guests. No guest carts to take guests from the Plantation House to various on property locations. I would not return to this property or recommend it.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Barcelona Not what I expected from a St. Regis Branded Property
I will not stay at this resort again. I've stayed at several St. Regis branded properties around the world and the first thing I expect is personalized service. I did not receive this at the Bahia.
The concept of a room butler was no more than an extension to room service. When I stayed at the St. Regis in NYC and Rome, the first person to greet me in my room was the room butler. In each scenario, this person did their best to understand my needs and accommodate my wishes. They knew when to serve tea and coffee, when to iron my travel wrinkled clothing, and every aspect of my itinerary. They made me feel special and not consider the cost of the hotel.
The Bahia was completely the opposite of this. The butler service was a maid from room service who did nothing to understand my needs. I even had to call the, butler service number, to get a roll of toilet tissue. Additionally, while the guys who drove my companion and I around the property were very courteous, we'd sometimes have to wait for more than 20 minutes to get picked up after calling for a vehicle. Several times she and I just walked to our destination, though it may have been on the opposite side of t he resort, out of frustration while waiting.
The simple stuff also vexed me. For instance, on our first night there, my companion and I had dinner at the Molasses restaurant on property. They ran out of bread, the mosquitos were unbearable, and they seemed understaffed for the evening. While the Mofongo was awesome, poor service overshadowed the quality and taste of the food. Some form of mosquito repellant should be distributed at check-in or be in the room. This had to be purchased additionally. The mosquitos really were bad.
What we thoroughly enjoyed were the additional services provided by the spa and our round of golf. Enough good things can't be said about these services. The spa was immaculate. Our massages were great. The yoga session with Melba was one of the best we've had.
The property is beautiful. The golf course, though very tough, just blew me away. Every hole was beautiful to my eyes. While all the sand traps and water, caused my back and hands a few problems, the surroundings took away any angst I felt while watching my handicap increase on every hole. However, the service I received from a hotel accommodations perspective, left a great deal to be desired.
I'm a platinum member that travels 60% plus of my time around the globe. I always stay at Starwood properties if they are available because of the level of service I generally get is great. My companion and I did not receive great service at the St. Regis Bahia Resort. Other than the amenities of the spa and golf course, I was not made to feel special. I had great buyers remorse as I was settling the bill when it was all over. I've never felt that way leaving a Starwood resort in the past. I won't be returning to this resort.
November 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by grump23 Great (if you don't like breakfast)
The St. Regis is exceptional. We had a great weekend stay. The only issue was at breakfast, where it seemed either understaffed or unprepared. We waited every day to be sat, when there were open tables, and then waited again once sat. But, just skip breakfast and you'll be thrilled.
November 13, 2013