- Reviews: 38
Reina Isabel: Best location in town
Had a wonderful 10 day stay in this four star house right on canteras beach with stunning
views from the room.A little bit oldfashioned,some details are waiting for renovation.But a house with its own character,much cheaper than equal houses on Mallorca.
Roof pool with views of whole town. Only hotel with own beach section -sunchairs and umbrella included in room price.Excellent breakfast.
- Reviews: 5
IFA Interclub Atlantic, San Agustin: Excellent hotel
All inclusive and so much food....
It was quite late when we arrived, however the hotel keep food available in the restaurant for late arrivals and the receptionist made sure that we went there first to eat - a pretty good start to my holiday!
We were given a "family" room even though there were only two of us which meant that we had a lounge area as well as the bedroom. As we were on the ground floor, we also had our own terrace with sunbeds which got the sun from about 2 pm onwards. Room was nice and very clean. They have a maid service every day too.
Food was excellent and plenty of it with lots of different choices.
Beer, wine, soft drinks, juice, water and hot drinks were all self service whilst spirits and cocktails were available at the bar. For this reason, you rarely had to wait for more than one person to get your drinks - unlike other all inclusives I have been to. The entertainment team put on activities for younger and older children and also for adults - the normal hotel type activities. They also put on entertainment in the evenings which although wasn't like professional entertainment, was OK. The children seemed to love their "mini disco". For people who prefer a more quiet drink at night, the bar in the grounds also stayed open until 11.
The grounds/gardens are lovely with plenty of different areas for lying on sunbeds which again, there were plenty of. The pools are nice (two large and an additional children's pool) but a bit cold in April. Unfortunately, some selfish people like to spoil things by laying out their towels to sunbathe - you know who you are - why do you do it?
On top of the cliff so a walk to the beach - OK for us but not really suitable for the elderly/infirm.
Would definitely recommend this hotel for couples or families. Quiet area so probably not so good for groups of young people although there is a club on site (didn't go so can't comment on it).
* self service drinks - no queues
* very clean, spacious rooms
* excellent food - lots of choice and was stocked up throughout the mealtimes
* helpful friendly staff
* nice gardens/grounds some with great sea views
* lovely large pools, children's pool and jacuzzis (although a bit cold in April)
* quiet area but within walking distance of Playa del Ingles
* tennis courts, diving centre and nightclub on site - not included in all inclusive
- Reviews: 1786
Rebecca Park bungalows.: A 2 star bungalow.
We stayed at the Rebecca Park Apartments for 2 weeks in March 2008 in an apartment with 1 bedroom. These bungalows are of normal standard, clean (apart from a few ants in the kitchen) with very friendly staff which make you feel very welcome. There are 50 apartments there and four studios. A restaurant, a mini market, a pool-bar, pool and a tennis court.
Our apartment was really nice, but the windows in the bed-room faced the swimming-pool as did the bath-room, so when taking a shower one had to keep the window shut as to not be on display. I could go out of the bed-room window into the swimming-pool area so there was no opening that window as well if one did not want to be seen from the swimming-pool area which was a disadvantage really. Our apartment had a living room with a sofa (sleeps 1) and a bed, a kitchenette and TV, with a lot of channels (for free), a safety-deposit box in the closet (which you pay for at the lobby), a nice bath-room and a bed-room. There had been some painting experiments in the bed-room, a different colour of yellow had been splashed here and there on the walls, making it a bit shabby, apart from that the bed-room was really nice. We had a terrace facing another bungalow. The terrace was nice, with a table, a table-cloth, 2 chairs and 2 sundecks. The only thing bothering us there was that the path leading to other bungalows was right in front of the terrace, too close for comfort, you can notice how close the path is on my picture in my next tip.
There are two computers with Internet connection in the lobby, but the Internet speed was extremely slow, REALLY slow, so better go to an Internet café. There is one really good Internet café (5 hours for 5 euros) on the corner of Avenida de Gran Canaria and Avenida de Tirajana. It is on the same side as the CC Chaparral, just walk towards Tirajana and down the stairs on the corner, there are a few restaurants and this Internet café.
Rebecca Park is about 1,5 kilometres away from the beach, one just walks to the end of Tirajana to Riu Palace and then along the Dunas which takes you straight to the beach. Yumbo centre is really close, only about 5 minutes' walk and you are there, which is an advantage. Take a look at my next tip for more pictures and information. On their business card they have a website www.grupoamcotur.com but I found www.hotelstreet.co.uk/Hotels-4046-Rebecca_Park.html to be much more useful.
- Reviews: 1786
Apartamentos Dorotea: A good location and a very friendly staff.
We stayed at Apartamentos Dorotea for 2 weeks in December 2007. It belongs to the "Trujillo Castellanos group" and is classified as an economy hotel and is rated 2 stars. There are 40 apartments in this hotel and 5 floors. The lobby is small and open from 9-13 and 16-20 o'clock with excellent staff, really friendly and helpful, which made us feel really welcome. There is an Internet-connection for free for 10 minutes at a time in the lobby. Our apartment was spacious, with 2 bedrooms (we were 2 people staying there), an excellent balcony, the bathroom and kitchen were modern and everything was clean and to our satisfaction. The kitchen had a toaster, fridge, a coffee-maker and a kettle. There was a pay-per-view TV. The safety-box fee was 37,34 euros - 10 euros deposit for 15 nights. All in all we had an excellent stay there, everything was up to par and I would recommend it to anybody and would definately stay there again.
The pool area was nice with a bar-snack area. Dorotea is a 5 minutes' walk from the beach (uphill from the beach) and a couple of minutes' walk from a convenience-store and Kasbah, which is up the steps on the left hand side (looking at the beach). The location of the hotel is really great as it is so central, on the left hand side (looking at the mountains) you walk for about 7 minutes and there is Yumbo-center, it is better to walk up the street to the Koka hotel and turn left and walk to the end of that street and turn left again and walk for a couple of minutes and then on the right hand side is Yumbo-center. The other route is walking all the steps, up and down, which lead to Yumbo-center, but they are not for everybody and can get really tiring and I saw a lot of people with maps trying to find their way, as the continuation of the steps from Kasbah to the Yumbo-center can be a bit hard to find.
- Reviews: 2
Veril Playa: Not to tried again in Playa del Ingles
Night one involved a night receptionist who spoke very little English who claimed there was no room for us because of a "technicality" and we were to spend the night in another hotel. At this point we were a bit irritated but we were assured it would be fine we could come in the morning and everything would be fine. I asked for something in writing from Veril Playa the receptionist refused claiming he didn't have the authority, because of the confusion he sent us to the wrong hotel on our return to Veril Playa he again sent us to the wrong hotel. At which point we demanded to see the manager (having been appeased previously) and refused to leave reception until the manager was called. I cannot begin to explain how rude and unhelpful this man was to us. Even our Taxi driver was getting wound up by him, the receptionist wanted us to pay the taxi and then claim the money back in the morning rather than open the petty cash and hand over €15 to the taxi!!!
Once the manager (or someone with authority) turned up they managed to find us a room in the hotel but we would have to move in the morning..... having wasted 2 hours of our holiday in Taxi's to different hotels I was just glad to have somewhere to sleep for the night. At this point the night receptionist got all helpful and offered to carry our bags and was able to suggest in near perfect English that now the problem was resolved there should be no more problems, clearly fearing reprisals from an unhappy guest.
We were assured there would be a room ready for the morning but once again we were expected to wait, this time until the afternoon so we had to pack up and leave our luggage in reception before a room would be available.
Once we actually got our own room it was fine, my main complaint was there was never enough hot water for 2 people to shower within an hour of each other.
Finally the breakfast was no more than mediocre and every single day something ran out, normally it was spoons, twice it was eggs and on one special morning it was Juice & Coffee.
The only advantage of staying here is that it is a short walk to a small well protected (not as windy or wavy as the main) beach and if you turn left on the promenade it's a nice walk to San Augustin beach which has a couple of nice beachside cafes.
- Reviews: 1
Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa: Unwind at Sheraton Salobre in Gran Canaria
I just came back from a romantic holiday with my boyfriend, we stayed one week at the Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa located in the south of Gran Canaria. The hotel was just amazing, the staff was very friendly & always willing to help & the food in the restaurants was exquisite. They have three restaurant & 4 bars all of them creating different atmospheres. The hotel is not by the sea, this could seem a negative point for an island vacation however once you are there you realice that this is actually the best point of the hotel, far away from the crowded places. This is a really good hotel to relax, enjoy the amazing views over the sourranding mountains & forguet about the stress. It has a free shuttle service which drives you directly to Maspalomas Beach, where there is a private beach house only for Sheraton Guest with a bar, swimming pool... & just steps away from the sea!!
It´s is really the best place to spend a fantastic holiday in the island of the eternal spring. I really recommend it to those of you looking for something different...
The sheraton Sweet Sleep beds are just too comfortable, you never feel like waking up. The rooms have panoramic shower so you can enjoy the views while having bath. The hotel feature 7 swimming pools however the best one is the one on the top of the hotel it has amazing view over the atlantic ocean & the south of the island. Also the Spa is so nice, even if it´s not very big you feel very relax since the first step you put inside of it.
- Reviews: 1303
Apartment complex Tenesoya
Our stay in apartment complex Tenesoya in Playa del Ingles (the south of Gran Canaria) was very satisfying.
Supermarkets were in walking distance, as was the beach.
- Reviews: 3995
Gran Canaria Princess: Eat and Sleep... and pay for it
I spent a week in this hotel.
Located inland, far from the beach, the heat advised us to stay there. The big pool, good quality of the hotel and the animation reinforced the idea. The excelent buffet invited to long digestions. And it was it. In 7 days I grew fat 4 Kg. Fortunately, it was the first and last time that happened to me.
Good service, good pool, excellent food, difficult to get availability. Recently it seems to have specialized in gay travelling.
- Reviews: 4
Dunas Mirador maspalomas: 4* pool, 2* food
Stayed here 16 - 23 April 07, all inc.
The hotel is clean, tidy, pool area is 4 star, plenty of (new) sunbeds, no reserving taking place.
Staff are ok, speak English (and german, dutch etc) and are helpful.
Rooms are slightly larger than average (I can only comment on block A)
The hotel is situated just a bit too far to walk into town, only a couple of shops/bars in the immediate area.
The food on offer, in my opinion, is below average for this standard of hotel.
I say this as the 'hot' selection of breakfast is too cold, and the Lunch and Dinner selection is just too repetitive. 3 types of fish for lunch, 3 types of fish for dinner on the same day, that sort of thing.
After breakfast ends at 10.30, there's no food or snacks available until 12.30 (no you can't even buy some).
Don't get me wrong, you won't starve, but it *could* be better, and is better at similar standard hotels that I've stayed at.
There is a snack bar next to the pool bar open 12.30 - 15.30, serving burgers, hot dogs, toasties, chips etc, so the kids will be happy enough... done me as well some days!
The other slightly odd thing is the drinks set up for all inc.
I don't think i've stayed at any other all inc where drinks cease at 22.30, and you can only get them from one bar (pool bar) and can't take them in with you to the disco bar.
Still, just get 3 or 4 before they close and carry on until whenever!
Bar remains open for buying drinks until silly o'clock it appears.
The pool area is very good.
$1400 (£700) for 2 people, inc air fare.
- Reviews: 4
Hotel Lucana - Playa del Ingles: Good quality, well priced hotel.
Wife and I visited Lucana in Apr 2007 on HB.
First impression was good. The front appears to have had work done recently and foyer looks impressive. We arrived late but reception staff were helpful and checked us in quickly then rushed us through to the restaurant.
Impression of the room was not as good as the public areas of the hotel. The size was OK with twin beds, double wardrobes etc... The hotel style appeared a bit dated but it was immacuately maintained. The bathroom had some majorly 1970's tiles - some seriously mad patterns. However, you didn't notice even these after 24hrs and the rest of the hotel more than compensated. They did give complementary water and toiletries to welcome you and both the room and the rest of the hotel were immaculate.
During the week we were there they served dinner in the restaurant (inside) and Breakfast in the "outside" dining area. Breakfast was the usual Spanish resort buffet but it was plentiful and quite sufficient. Only complaint would be that they didn't do any sausages until our last day. However, they did provide sparking wine for those who want to wake up to Bucks Fizz - a nice touch. Dinner was also a plentiful buffet. Selection and quality every day were good plus staff were very friendly and helpful. Only negative would be lack of a frequent paella and no traditional Canarian Mojo sauce. However, these negatives were very minor and we all enjoyed the weeks food. Particular recommendation for the fish soup - delicious!
There was an activity timetable by reception so I'm sure there were things to do. The majority of people staying were German couples of all ages with some families so the kids club didn't seem that active.
Would I recommend the hotel to others? Yes - definately. The deal we got was great (booked through Expedia) and the hotel was clean, friendly and very well maintained. Also don't believe any reviews about road noise.
Views down towards Maspalomas Dunes from our room was great. A real unique plus point was that they provide special green pool towels in your room so you don't have to take your own. The fact that the pool was heated was a big plus too.
We were on the 9th floor (watch out for the floor numbers - they go up from 2!) and the views were great. Recommendation would be to request a high floor - view might be blocked by next hotel along on lower floors. We also found a minor thing with lift noise as we were right by the lift. I'd suggest the best rooms are a few doors down from the lift on the higher floors.
We probably missed most of the hotel amenities but made good use of the main pool. (There are two pools - one is a shallow training / kids pool, the other is the main heated adults pool with built in jacuzzi seat.) The pool area was always clean and sunbeds were plentiful.
The hotel bar was virtually empty when we came through from dinner, which seemed a shame but it seemed quite nice and had a live singer most nights. Like the daytime activites, the evening entertainment didn't seem as good as Sol hotels but this may have just been the time of year. I doubt it's a problem to most people though since Playa del Ingles has so much to do anyway.
You will find the hotel at the Eastern end of Playa del Ingles, away from the main beach (10 mins walk) but within 2 minutes walk of a smaller less crowded beach. Only negative would be that the hotel car park looked quite small and you might struggle at busy periods.
- Reviews: 635
Suite Monte golf: Fabulous location
Great views from our apartment,the pool was only 20 meters away,which was ideal !!!!!
The staff were very friendly,and knowledgeable about the local area.
When shopping in the local Spar,the lady on the till asked if we`d like to have our shopping delivered,great service.
The only downer was the walk up the hill from the local bars and shops,but there were plenty of taxis so for 2 Euros the problem was soon gone !!!
- Reviews: 17
vista flor apts maspalomas: good family choice
lovely apartments in the quiet area of maspalomas, low rise, apts were lovely, downstairs had kitchen sitting room area with tv payable with coins. upstairs bathroom and bedroom and private balcony overlooking pool.pools were great , very big adult and smaller child pool. supermarkets nearby, food in onsite restaurant very good in my opinion. entertainment nightly thou not very good.
- Reviews: 117
Cay Beach Princess Maspolmas: Nice apartments
We stayed for one week at these apartments. I found them to be very nice for there star rating. They were self catering with a little kitchen area. Our apartment was set near to the pool but surrounded by lovely flowers and bushes so you couldnt see everyone round the pool and it wasn't too noisey. The pool was never too busy. The apartments were a short walk from the shops and a few restaurants and also 'holiday world' which was an fun park with rides and games etc...things to do for adults and children. There were normally taxi's waiting outside the hotel or the bus stop was right outside if you would rather take the bus.
Nice big pool that never seemed busy with plenty of sunbeds. Sunbeds underwater with bubbles coming up around you. Bar by the pool. Restaurant.
- Reviews: 38
Marinasol: Quiet area in Maspalomas
Marinasol is an aparthotel in "playa del aguila" area. It,s quiet, out from others fully resort in the south of gran canaria. Whith some nice, empty beaches.
All rooms have views of the swimming pool and the sea.
-opened in 2004
-Solarium and a nude area.
-Spa center;ice cabin, sauna, aromatherapy....
-Clean, new, bigs rooms.
-The service at the restaurant was no so good, because it was just two waiters for too many gest.
-Nice buffet dinner.
-parking area 6€ per night, but it wasn´t dificult to find one free on the street.
- Reviews: 65
Buenaventura Hotel: Everything under one roof
This hotel is very good , it has two main pools one to relax with whirl pools and a chill out bar the other with a stage with staff that are doing things all day plus a DJ playing music round the pool plus two Bars . The Hotel has a tropical feel to it with all the palm trees and greenery around everywhere there another three bars inside the hotel (British bar) also a big resterant and a internet cafe ,they have a nightclub on site and a couple of shops and a gym and hairdressers,whew no need to go out esp if you put money onto your door card ,you pay with your card so you don`t need to carry cash plus when you do want to go out you have a bus that takes you to and from the beach free and they have taxis that stop outside making it easy to catch one but you are right in the town you have the irish center to your left one road away and the kasbar to your right two roads away.
The rooms here are very good you have a whole seating area with pull out couch and tabel plus a seperate area with dressing table and drawers and a TV whith a couple of english channels (film , news and sport) the balcomey was large and the doors open so wide that most of your wall opens up.
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