great holiday at the Princesa Dacil
My mum (she's 70 by the way) and myself have just returned from the staying a week at the Princesa Dacil, half board. what a great hotel, the daily and evening entertainment each day was brilliant, and the entertainment staff were the best ever, especially Nico (Mmmm Gorgous), The food was excellent and plenty of it, buffet style, so if your a fussy eater dont worry you'l always find something you like there, really clean, spacious and very friendly hotel, would definately go back again. The funniest thing is first thing in the morning when its a mad dash to get to the sun-loungers, (you will see what i mean) why do people rudely leave their towels on them and then go off all day and not use them till later in the day, that was the funniest thing by far that iv ever seen when iv been on holiday. The Dacil is situated in a great spot, its not far to the beach, shops, restaurants, etc and the outdoor Sunday market is only 5 minutes walking distance, it does get exceptionally busy and very hot, but enjoy having a banter with the locals when you buy something. Have stayed in Los Christianos before and it is a lovely lovely resort, Walk along the sea-front in the evenings its beautiful, Los Christianos Resort is definately not a resort to miss, we will definately be going back time and time again.We definately cant find any faults with the Princesa Dacil or the resort itself.
just returned from a week at princesa dacil by myself. great hotel, clean, and everyone was very friendly. a great choice of food for all tastes. location very good and only a short walk to all local amenities. only problem i had was security. as a female on my own i found someone trying to get into my room at 3.30am. also on the same floor (one) there was also a case of money being taken from peoples safes. i was moved to the 15th floor and felt a lot safer. totally enjoyed my holiday in los cristianos however i dont know if i stay at this hotel again, although the security issue could happen at any hotel.
What a relief, a great 3* hotel
Just spent a week here, checked previous reviews which were very mixed but went with an open mind. Loved it. Breakfast was the best anywhere. OK it was busy but always hot and plentiful. Evening meals were fine only one disappointing evening and we only ate out once. Rooms clean, staff pleasant, booze not overly priced and entertainers "funny" One girl had the most infectious laugh!!! Would definitely go again. The location is fab, close to beach and we found the evenings very quiet. As always you have the bores who grab the best sunbeds at some unearthly hour and then their towels get most of the sun!!! Mustn't forget Benito playing his organ, maybe next year he will learn all the words to "Don't be cruel"
Great Staff... Pity about the hotel.
Before my review on the princesa I should inform readers that Im a twenty eight year old Irish male travelling with just my 21 year old girlfriend. Having read some of the other reviews on this site I was quite looking forward to spending two weeks in the "Princessa". Unfortunately I was in for quite a shock. On arriving, having spent the whole day travelling I was looking forward to getting some well deserved shut eye and then down to the bar for drinks. This was just the beginning of what was to be a very frustrating two weeks.
It was saturday night and we checked in and were handed our key's by a very friendly girl at reception. We reached the lifts only to find that they were out of order. "It happens", I told myself. Luckily we were on the first floor even though we had requested a higher floored room with a pool view, and not a view onto an empty car park with an empty site just behind it to the rear of the hotel. With no air conditioning and only two channels in english on the full satelitte tv , I decided to take a walk. I enquired in reception about air con and was told I'd have to fork out a saucy 19 euro per day for it. Now I dont care where your from but 266 euro extra for the comfort of air con is just ridiculous. Feeling my frustration getting the better of me I decided to try the bar. Surely that wouldn't let me down. I walked through the lobby and actually laughed at the indoor evening entertainment. Some spanish guy chancing his arm at playing music and murdering classic songs. ( He was there every night by the way) Finally I reached the bar.... Looking in it seemed too good to be true. Beautifully lit with dark leather seating and tasteful decor. So in I stepped only to be hit by a blistering heat. It was like stepping ino a furnace. I am not exaggerating one bit. The place was empty except for the staff and I now knew why. Not even a fan in the place. Unbelievable!!
The following day we spent by the pool. Thank god the weather was with us. There was plenty of entertainment on offer ranging from pool, table tennis, mini golf and french bowls to water polo, rifle shooting, scuba diving and tennis. None of these are as entertaing as the could be. Rifle shooting being the poorest. It was a little upsetting to know that we were the only two Irish people there. But thats nobody's fault. Although all credit to the staff. They were top notch. They tried their very best in everything. That evening we tried the dreaded buffet and unless you will eat anything you'll be disappointed. The salads were mediocre as was the soup. But everything after that was just awful. Although they had a lot to choose from, nothing tasted like it should have and unless you found a seat by the window you were going to bake in the heat.
On a more positive note the food available from the pool was quite nice and the drinks were cheap too. Our rooms were tidied every day and fresh towels were alway's on hand. Once again I must say the staff were excellent as was the weather. I hope readers of this dont think Im just being fussy as Im quite the opposite. I also realise that this is just a three star hotel and you get what you pay for but this ins't the first 3 star accomodation Ive visited. Sadly it was quite poor in comparison to others. Perfect for more elderly people and families with kids who don't care what they eat. Not for young or twenty something couples who want to get away from it all.
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Los Cristianos, Tenerife. First time to Tenerife, slightly dubious to the fact that it may have resembled a day out at Blackpool, however I was most suprised to discover that it was fairly laid back. Fab resturants, especially the Aberdeen steak house's - a whopping meal and bottle of vino for less than 11 quid! Many other quality food havens to be had, you just need to look futher than the english oreintated grub joints.
Incidentally I was on my honeymoon for this first visit. My hubby and I stayed at the Hotel Princess Dacil. The Hotel was immaculate, served fab food (especially their choux pastry swans with orange and lemon ice cream), and they had an in-house pub showing the footy. However, as we had visited in November, the guests were slightly more mature than ourselves - by about 30 years! - do not be decieved by their age! they can party with the best of them! - only off-putting kind of thing is the tea dances, bit subdued for me and my hubby, but the majority of the residents at the time we vistited seemed to be having a ball.
Lots of excursions to be had - but don't purchase from a rep, you can get them a good few quid cheaper by booking privately. Go for the catamarran cruises and the deep sea fishing, a blast!
Don't exchange your travellers cheques in hotels,they are by far the worst rate of exchange.
Try the local beaches. They are exceptinally clean and the water is fab, however there is a distinct lack of toilet facilities - however you can easily ask one of the local pubs for use of their facilities, or if you are really,really, really desperate you could always pee in the sea (not a good option me thinks).
Do not be decieved by the many electrical shops sporting the names of dixon, curry's etc. They sell discounted electrical goods - they are kind of a good buy, yet you will find the same models back home in the UK for only £50 quid dearer - if you are going to buy such items abroad make sure you receive the correct european warranty.
As my hubby and I were only in Los Cristianos for a week, and the weather was pants, i.e the worst rain in 25 years, there was very little to amuse ourselves locally, therefore explore and visit as many places as possible - they have a regular bus service which can take you where you want to go!
At the end of the day your holiday is what YOU MAKE IT !. Do not rely on reps for excursions, you can purchase them for less at a local retailer, and it's much more fun to haggle anyways!
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