15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A hotel in a fabulous location
"Nice hotel in a fabulous location right on the Pine Walk beside the sea. A sea view room is a must as it was wonderful to sit on the balcony looking at the breathtaking view of the bay. The Bahia is situated in one of the best places on the Pine Walk being in one of the quieter areas but only minutes from the 'busier' end of the Pine Walk with its many, many restaurants and hotels. Fantastic resort for children as there is no road between hotels and beach. Outside terrace of hotel wonderful to sit at to eat breakfast and for evening meal/drinks.
Only negatives about this hotel were that rooms were pretty basic - no tea and coffee facilities so take your own kettle. Air conditioning in room was not very efficient and would go off automatically when locking door to go out so came back to a hot and stuffy room and it would take about an hour and a half to cool room enough to sleep in.
Breakfast was good but breakfast room not attractively laid out."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of September 2005
"This is one of the best beach locations I have ever stayed in. The hotel front door is right on the Pine Walk and only feet from the narrow but very long horseshoe shaped beach. There are pine trees all along the Pine Walk (strangely enough). The hotel has, I think, only one star but please don't let that put you off. Although the rooms are not grand, in fact pretty basic, and do not have a TV or coffee making facilities they are just fine, always clean with good en-suite bathrooms. The ones at the front have the most magnificent views of the beach and sea and the ones at the back overlook a tiny street and beautiful mountains. If you can afford one of the balcony/terrace rooms then go for it but if you can't you really can't go wrong anyway. They have a nice little beach front restaurant outside and the food is very nice. The town centre is a five minute walk from the hotel and there are dozens of lovely restaurants and bars - they lean towards a family/couply atmosphere and all tastes are catered for. It's a lovely resort and in my many visits there I have never seen any trouble or rowdiness. You can eat out on a budget very easily but you can also live it up and eat extravagantly! The sea is shallow, very warm, clear and safe. The main bus stop is a five minute walk along the sea front and from there be sure to get the bus to Pollensa Town. This is a beautiful old town and if you can summon up the energy take a walk up the famous steps to the little church at the top - the views are so beautiful. There are lots of little craft shops and art galleries here too. It is possible to catch a bus to the hotel from Palma bus station - from near to the little wooden train station. Get the airport bus first and then a connecting bus onwards. You may have to change at Alcudia Old Town en-route to Puerto Pollensa or you can get a straight-through bus if there's one available at the time. You then have a five minute walk from the bus terminal to the hotel. If you get a taxi please bear in mind that they don't take more than 4 passengers and sometimes only 3 if you have a lot of luggage. It will cost you about 50 pounds but it's quick and direct. Have a wonderful time and please see this hotel for what it is - pretty inexpensive and perfectly located. Enjoy!"
- Travel date: Fri 11th of March 2005
5 star location at sensible price.
"Fabulous views over the magnificent bay of Pollensa in an old house with character, carefully converted into a small hotel offerring bed and breakfast accomodation. There is an option to eat in the hotels excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner ( check out the paella and gambas with chilly and garlic) but book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The bedrooms are basic but who cares with such a fabulous location.
Previously family owned, the hotel is apparently under new management this year, we hope new owners continue to maintain current quality at such a reasonable price.
The only negatives in our opinion being the lack of inside public space to take cover if the weather is not good and the inifficient drinks /hot water machine at breakfast which new owners may have resolved by now."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of August 2004