BlueBay Beach Club
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Historical Traveler Reviews BlueBay Beach Club San Agustin
Very pleasant stay
Own a one bedroom apartment here and my husband and I are just back from a one week stay. Weather was very pleasant for March 23 -30C and 18 degrees at night.
Pool was very clean if a little cold - only to be expected at this time of year.
Restaurant and bar service was very good and there was good entertainment on.
The apartments were clean and tidy with sheets and towels changed regularly but these really need refurbishment and the curtains appear to have been put up without being ironed first!!
The only down side about the resort is you have to walk either down a steep hill or 120 steps to visit any other bars or restaurants and then (of course) you have to climb back up again which does not make it the best resort for anyone with health problems.
Enjoyable place to stay
We stayed for 1 week at the ABC (about 2 km east from San Agustin) and found the Hotel accomadation and services all ok+. Pool area was above average with plenty of Sun terrace for guests. Also had a separate Kiddies pool, with small slide,and a Jacuzzi. Note - Water in the main pool was freeeezing or refreshing which ever way you like to look at it. Apartment was cleaned daily by pleasent chambermaid who changed towels / sheets as required. Club house very pleasent with good entertainment although a little late (10pm) and short (1hr), Vas Lagus show girls - very good.
Small shop sells essentials , nearest Commercial Centre 10 min walk away down hill. Restaurants in the area a little expensive in comparison to Playa del Ingles (15 mins by car). You get baked potatoe with meals unless you ask for different. Holiday Population of area 50% Scandinavian, 30% Brits, rest mixed European. On the whole lovely break.
Airtours Beach Club Gran Canaria Not 5 Stars!!
This is absolutely not a 5 star resort. Check-in took forever. Appeared to be only one person actually doing the work with many standing around watching. Can they all be in training? Lobby was nice. Two computers to use- 1 Euro 12 minutes, 2 Euros 30 minutes. Was the only thing that kept me sane for the whole two weeks. They advertised satellite tv. Had only CNN and the BBC to watch. Really missed US tv since we're not party folks. Pool was beautiful but extremely cold. Be prepared for topless at the pool. Obviously, not all were, but the ones that were shouldn't have been!! Two elevators for the complex; one for each half of the resort. Usually no trouble but it did fail to work one day. Unit was sizeable but smelled horribly of smoke when we first entered. Okay after a good airing out. Bed was very comfortable as were the bed lines. Hide-away bed was great, too. Bathroom linens were small but nice. Had no washcloths for two weeks so bought kitchen washcloths to use in the bathroom. Advised not to drink the water in the check-in
literature. Bottled water available at the market downstairs. House keeping very nice and pleasant. Bus service good. Fine dining restaurant very good. Ordered an American hamburger at the pool restaurant and got a SPAM burger! Evening shows at the resort are free and enjoyable, especially Las Vegas show. Didn't have children to particpate in the kids' club but there was some activity for limited time in the morning and the afternoon. Also had archery.
Good holiday - poor weather
I have just returned from a week's holiday with my daughter. Generally we had a lovely time but unfortunately the weather was a bit on and off. Quite a few rain showers! The apartment was fine, not sure whether it deserved it's 4 stars - I have stayed in 3 stars which are just as good if not better - the furniture was a bit tired looking but it was clean and quite spacious. We were awoken every morning by a very noisy parrot but luckily we wanted to get up at about the time it started squawking but it would have been annoying if you wanted a lie in! The time it took to check-in when we got there was ridiculous - couldn't really understand why it did take so long. There was a flying school very near the apartments and the planes taking off and landing could be a bit noisy. We were supposed to have a sea view but unfortunately the trees in front of us were so large that we could only glimpse the sea through the gaps. The pool area was great and the children's pool was very good too - my daughter loved the slide. the staff were very friendly and the Kids Club was excellent as was the entertainment in the evening. In all, there were some downsides (but nothing major) and generally we had a very relaxing time.
AIRTOURS BEACH CLUB - THE LOW DOWN
We first stayed at ABC as guests of a friend who owns a timeshare here. We loved the place! So much so, we also bought a timeshare here!
O.K, there is a need for a more improved maintenance plan - but owners committee are working on this!
Anyway, this is a top hotel with good facilities! The pool is fantastic, the kiddies splash pool is the best I have ever seen anywhere! Other facilities are excellent, including the very sensibly priced mini-market.
I own a 1 bed apartment here, but I have upgraded to both a 2 bed and a penthouse - all of which are superbly fitted with a beautiful bathroom!
Restaurant wise, Playa Del Ingles has got to be the place to eat with a wide range of everything and brilliant shopping in places such as the 'Kasbah'.
Probably the best place we found to eat was an Argentinian style steak house called 'El Gaucho's'.
The best steak I have ever eaten, really friendly staff set in a beautiful atmosphere with a roof that opens up on hot summer evenings.
It proved to be so good for us it was the place where I proposed to my wife! The staff even helped with that and brought out the engagement ring in an elaborately designed dessert!
All in all a top holiday and I would recommend it to anyone!
An experience I won't forget
Immediately we were disappointed. The lobby was hot upon arrival, we were assigned a bungalow that was considered a downgrade from the timeshare purchased and the staff were not VERY accomodating re: the error; instead excuses were made and an empty promise to notify the mgr. whom NEVER responded to our plight.
The guests above us were noisey and a complaint was registered with the front desk to no avail because the noise continued throughout the late night, forcing us the following night to attempt remedy of the situation ourselves (knocking on the door and asking that the noise be limited).
Overall, it was a poor experience and I (we) will not recommend or stay at Airtours again.
The resort was nice. It was very windy when we were there but I enjoyed the weather as I like to feel the air moving. We used the hotel pool and did not take the shuttle to the beach. The nightly entertainment was good and the food was good at the restaurants. The staff was very helpful as well. We were there from Friday to Tuesday morning.
A Grand Holiday
I have just come back from airtours beach club, i must say i found it
to be excellent the service was lovley the apartment was clean all
equipment was working to a high standard, If you decide to visit i must recomend you try and do some excursions which are organised by the hotel
the best has to be the jeep safari excellent value for money. another place is the little venice it is a beautiful little town also the beach in playa de ingles was superb. Also the entertainment in the hotel was top class,
just one bad thing to say please dont visit the Yambo center in playa
de ingles it is full of benders.
My wife and I have just returned from a week at the Airtours Beach Club, Bahia Feliz having exchanged with Interval International. This complex is suffering from a lack of maintenance, repair and decoration and is badly in need of refurbishment. Our 1 bed apartment was one of the poorest we have stayed in with old tired furniture and kitchen units and bathroom facilities. I had heard rumours about a lack of investment by the owners and it is there for all to see. In addition the A/C was not working and even if it had been it is only on during the day and not at night when it is needed the most. Bed linen was of poor quality and the maid service was 5 days not 6/7 as one would expect from a supposed 5-star resort. On the positive side the staff were very friendly and most helpful and the pool area is the best bit of the complex. Location is ok but Bahia Feliz is quite small with a few shops and restaurants in the nearby Canarian Village (disappointing). However taxis and the buses are quite cheap and give good access to the more lively resorts of San Augustin, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas. For those who want a recommendation for restaurants, the Chinese in the Canarian Village is good value and further afield try Duomo di Milano in Hannover on the edge of San Augustin and PdeIngles on an evening(Family run restaurant with good food and quiet intimate atmosphere) and ROMA restaurant any time day or night right on the front of PdeIngles (------) for good food, entertainment and friendly staff
This resort was great. We had a wonderful time. The room was amazing, always very clean. Pool was very nice. North American idea of a jaccuzi was not present. The one here was cool and not hot. Loved Bahia Feliz and surrounding area. Travelled by car to many remote places. Lovely place for a holiday.
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