The Ritz Carlton Abama
What We Love
- A luxury beach and golf resort with two Michelin-starred restaurants, including daily breakfastDining at the Michelin-starred restaurants – there are two
- Lazing in your resort-view villa, after a game of golf at the resort's course
- Kicking off each day with a delicious complimentary breakfast
What To Know
- Seven outdoor pools, and a spa, golf course, and tennis courts will keep you busy
- The 10 restaurants are out of this world, with the Michelin-starred M.B for Basque dishes and the Japanese fusion eatery, Kabuki
- The sprawling resort is set on a clifftop and surrounded by tropical gardens; there are golf buggies to shuttle you around and a funicular down to the private beach
How to Get There
This hotel is amazing. Upon arrival you are instantly made to feel extra special. A lovely glass of Cava or a soft drink is immediately offered.
Our room was lovely and spacious, overlooking the main pool area. Our room attendants, Magaly and Lourdes went the extra mile in looking after us.
A visit (or two) to the lovely spa for treatments is a must. Ilga Skerskane (Front Office), looked after our every need, so a big thank you there! We had a couple of massages and a facial (best facial I have ever had in my life!). Lidia and Laura more than looked after us during and after our treatments, thank you.
We ate at the M.B. (2 Michelin Stars) which was a truly lovely experience. Excellent staff, in particular Alex. The pool side bar serves extremely good quality food and the service is brilliant. Thank you to Lorana, Emily, Diana, Jehny and anyone else who we may have forgotten to mention. Really lovely ladies who couldn't do enough for us.
No need to charge down to the pool to place a towel. Sun beds are aplenty, no matter what time of day. You are looked after by Gabriel and Joel very well indeed. These gentlemen have the most lovely personalities, always cheery and happy to chat and help you. Thank you for the flowers and wine brought to our sunbeds on the day of our anniversary.
Breakfast was gorgeous. They literally have the most lovely food on offer, anything you could think of. Special thanks in particular to Youssef for his service at breakfast.
If you fancy a day at the beach. Just hop on the little green train that takes you down to the beach side restaurant which is situated by the lovely soft, sandy beach. The train will collect you later.
All in all, this was a fantastic holiday and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommended to anyone.
It is the Ladies and Gentlemen who make your stay at this hotel so special.
A huge thank you and a big hug The Ritz-Carlton Abama for making my birthday and our anniversary a truly memorable experience. Excellent Cava and cake always go down a treat.
P.S. Head to the jewellers in the hotel. Treat yourself to something very nice. You're on holiday after all!
The resort is top drawer with exceptional facilities set in a wonderful location. We stayed in the Adults-only villas which were quite near the beach and the wonderful breakfast views of the ocean.
The staff were extremely professional and helpful.
One downside was the prices of food and especially room-service. The margin really creeps up in these areas so budget for that.
Otherwise, a fantastic way do the beach-only/relaxation holiday without any worries, concerns or stresses!
I will start with the positives, facilities are good in terms of available activities with golf, tennis, pools, and great gym all on hand. The choice and quality of restaurants is excellent while the staff in the restaurants , the pool areas , are all extremely helpful and friendly, the only exception being the front desk staff who seem to possess a 'can not do' approach to most requests even of the simplest nature. They clearly lack the required degree of empowerment to make decisions that make for a good customer experience. Now for the less positive aspects. Whilst in terms of facilities the hotel may meet its 5 star rating, be under no illusion this by any other measure is no 5 star hotel. The reception and foyer area look both tired and dated, the seating is worn and shabby with ripped sofas and badly warn chairs. The breakfast area is much the same if not more so, which is a great shame for the staff are excellent the food is good and the location is fine it's sadly stuck in a nineteen 70's time warp. We stayed in basic deluxe room on the ground floor which had a relatively modern feel was of good size and well equipped . Only to be let down by very dull and some what dirty corridors leading to guests rooms which is repeated all over the hotel irrespective of your class of room. On our final day we had requested a late check out as we had an evening flight, unfortunately a simple request to check out a little later was met with a very firm 'not possible ' "we are fully booked" which clearly was not the case. We were told to use the gym or toilets to change in , is really a five star response ? Come on Ritz Carlton I have stayed in your hotels in the US, the Far East and the Middle East so I know you can do much better than this.