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Paradise Island Hotel is very clen ant the apartments are quite nice. This is our second stay at this aparthotel but we will not be staying here again. The food is quite dreadfull not properly cooked. Infact good food ruined. The staff on the bar are quite rude. They serve free drinks untill 11pm and then you have to pay. When you pay for your drinks you might be lucky and get 1/4 of a litre of beer. This is what you are charged for but on occasions they will serve you 1/8 of a litre. When you complain they can be quite rude.. The entertainmen was disgusting, childiish to say the least. If you are going to player blanca by taxi dont plan to go on a Thursday or Sunday because there are not any taxis. We stayed here in June and again in October ans saw a big difference in this hotel for the worse.
Lot of money for very little!!!!!!
In oct this year myself and my fiance visited the paradise Island on our first holiday together.On arrival we were checked in quickly and the reception staff were friendly(jesus the bar man is very friendly and helpful), gave us a map to find our apartment and informed us that there was food left for us in the restauarant.
Our apartment was well presented, spacious and clean. The pool area was lovely, plenty of sun loungers and again clean. The only down side to this was "Hey Baby" being blasted from the poolside on the hour every hour!! We visited the beach a lot as there was a free bus which ran back and forth this was really nice however costly at seven euros for two loungers.
As for the all inclusive it was simply a rip off by the end of our first week my fiance and myself were sickened drinking the only two available drinks to our liking which was the local beer or vodka.
The entertainment in the hotel was one awful experience that i would never ever wish to relive. It was cheap, nasty and was over by 10pm. If your looking for any nightlife however playa blanca in itself has a great range of bars, restaurants and pubs. I can thourougly recommend Mollies irish bar (food is amazing) and lani's(steak house) along by the marina. if you are looking for a great club with all the latest british music try the Jungle bar- great night out!!
This was an all inclusive holiday but ended up being self catering and very expensive as the food in the hotel was a complete let down!!! On one occasion we ended up buying food from the local supermarket as we counldn't stomach what was on offer.
All in all we enjoyed our holiday, the weather was fantastic and we had several good trips out. If you visit Playa Blanca Rancho Texas Park is a great day out for adults and kids alike or for the wild wild west night(great bbq food and free flowing sangria and beer!!)The tour of the island is also great value for money and you even get a camel ride. We would def return to playa blanca but def not the paradise Island!!
Our family were transferred to this hotel for the remaining 5 days of our holiday and only wish we had booked here to start with.
we were originally booked to stay in Sun island which is across town - DO NOT GO TO SUN ISLAND UNLESS YOU INTEND NOT TO EAT AND CAN SPEAK FLUENT GERMAN DANISH POLISH ETC ETC as english are very very few and far between.
Paradise island was just as we would expect of a 3-4* aparthotel, the staff are more than willing to help and are very polite well mannered etc.
The food on offer is of buffet style ie help yourself to as much or little as ytou want plenty of choices available from fish to meats soups continental dishes salads every day plus a few nights a week they offer a chinese buffet where you can then mix and match your foods to your taste.
The pool area was always clean and tidy and they also have a seperate kiddies area with smaller pools and a jacuzzi for a thoroughly relaxing time ha ha.
During the day the pool br has a self service drinks area for beer coff tea and soft drinks so you can please yourself to your tastes. plenty of activities on offer from kids clubs in morning and afternoon to adult activities volleyball archery aerobics etc or you can have a lazy day by pool.
The town is approx 25 mins walk away and the nearest beach approx 20 mins although a free bus runs about 6/7 times a day to the bigger beach nearer the town.
All in all a thoroughly great hotel and would recomend to all age groups including families etc.
A good base for your holiday
This hotel describes itself as 'HL Aparthotel Paradise Island' (HL = Hoteles Lopez) and is, indeed, an aparthotel rather than a hotel.
Even in November the hotel was apparently full, although it never seemed so, perhaps as there were fewer children than during school holidays. The guests were of mixed nationality, with a majority of Spanish. Unless you refuse (most don't), you will be 'tagged' on arrival for the duration of your stay with a coloured wrist band to indicate whether you are staying half-board or fully inclusive.
The apartments themselves are a good size, comfortable and (like the rest of the hotel) are clean. Bedrooms contain 2 adjoining single beds, rather than doubles. Although there is no air conditioning (not required when we visited anyway), front and back patio doors can be opened to get a good cooling breeze. The open-plan kitchenettes are fitted with two electric rings for cooking, and have a fridge and basic kitchen equipment. All TV channels have to be paid for. With the buildings laid out in staggered lines and landscaped with trees and bushes, the complex as a whole seemed spacious too, with a selection of pools in the centre, and plenty of sun-loungers.
If you plan to eat in, meals are from a self-service buffet. There is a good selection of food, both cooked and fresh, so you won't go hungry, however since most of it doesn't change much from day-to-day the choice may not seem quite so good by the end of the week. There is a separate Chinese food counter, and also a kid's selection, with pasta, jelly and ice cream always on the dinner menu. Vegetarians will be disappointed with the lack of provision, with many vegetable dishes 'contaminated' with meat or fish. Each night a chef cooks meat, fish, or paella in the restaurant which, if you can get it freshly cooked, is one of the highlights. On the down side, some fruit and vegetables are tinned rather than fresh, fruit juices are from a carton rather than being 'real juice', and the house wine (which comes out of the wall) is not going to win any awards. In summary, the standard of catering is closer to a good 'transport caf' than a 'hotel restaurant'. If this bothers you, choose the self-catering option and eat out, or go elsewhere.
The location of the hotel is away from the main resort, so if you have kids you will probably want to avoid the half hour walk and use the courtesy bus to get to the beach – or hire a car, which has to be parked on the road outside the hotel.
A good base for your holiday but, if it applied, calling the palace 'paradise' would be pushing the Trades Description Act a little too far.
You may want to re-think this one...
This is an all inclusive hotel which has been rated 3/4*. The sad reality is that is only worth a 2/3* rating and should be described as an aparthotel. The basic, but clean, rooms contain kitchenettes and this is largely due to the fact the food is so awful that not even the Spanish holidaymakers would eat it!! There is a strategically placed supermarket that contains everything you can think of but is not competitively priced as the hotel is quite a distance to the main shopping area. But why pay for food when you have booked all inclusive?!? The only real edible food available was during the chinese themed nights which were 5 nights a week. This was delicious!
The entertainment is practically non-existent although you were greeted in a morning around the pool with "hey baby " blasting out of the speakers. The all inclusive bar ended at 11pm prompt regardless of anyone waiting to be served. If you weren't willing to pay then you didn't get a drink after this time! There was a constant queue for the bar, approximately 10 people deep (which had a maximum of 2 people serving) and you were not allowed more than 2 drinks per person at any one time!
Overall it cost a lot of money for the holiday and we spent an absolute fortune on food whilst we were there. It was a huge disappointment to us both. I will not be returning in a hurry!
Review done whilst at the hotel 1
I am currently staying at the hotel. I though I would write my review whilst I was there. The hotel is very pretty and it was planned well with a lot of thought gone into the design.
The issue so far is the idea of wearing the tag i personally find it demeaning. I felt like a prisoner. Anyway i soon got used to it.
The other embarrassing issue is the restuarant they do not explain the procedure , do you go straight in or wait for some one to show you were you sit.. The latter is what happens. Also they do not explain to you that you need to pay for your drinks on leaving the restaurant. Even though they have taken your room number. Other than that, the food is great and there is a wide selection of food.
There is entertainment ie minigolf, chess, ping pong. The beach is not near but the taxi journery is 3 Euros each way. The hotel has a bus ( free) that does not cost you any money.It seems to be family friendly from waht I see.
To be continued.
Had a fantastic time!!
We arrived on Auld Years Day - our first Hogmany away from home - and what treats were waiting for us!
Reception staff and all hotel workers were polite, helpful and friendly but left us to our own unless we needed something. They quickly supplied what we asked for and were most helpful when one of our group required medical attention.
Our rooms were more than adequate and very comfortable, though beginning to need some refurbishment with some wobbly doors, etc..
The pool and bar areas were fantastic - spotlessly clean and plenty of sun - beds and space to move. The big pool was freezing but the smaller one ideal!
The restaurant was superb with excellent choices for everyone in our group - from fussy teenager to coeliacs who cannot take gluten. The presentation was amazing with lots of care taken to details.
We didn't really join in the evening entertainment preferring to play cards and quietly partake of the well stocked bar. The staff were very obliging and friendly and the nights flew in!
We enjoyed archery and aerobics group with the entertainment team during the day.
The hotel is fairly quiet and a wee walk from town but ideal if you are looking for a rest which we were.
I would love to visit this hotel again and can happily recommend a stay here to all peace and sun seeking travellers.
Excellent hotel deserves another star!
This was our first visit to the Canary Islands as we usually holiday in Bali and Asia. We took a one week break and were a little apprehensive after reading the reviews. We were picked up from the airport with no fuss. We got to reception and were checked in instantly and given a key for our apartment. Everything was great. The staff friendly, everything spotlessly clean and no complaints whatsovever. The buffet each meal time was always different with loads of choices and always kept topped up. There was wine and beer on tap in the eating areas. This was an excellent hotel and i would have no hesitation in recommending it. The all inclusive does finish at 11pm but you can grab a taxi down town to Playa Blanca for 3 euros. I recommend the Anvil Irish bar or the Wax bar both open until 2am and a short drive away. Excellent holiday!
"How's the Guinness??"
First some poetic words from a true gentleman living in the paradise island of Bermuda....
A description of Guiness, by Seabiscuit
I could never imagine, such a fright,
as being here on a lonely night,
the thought, of, oh so dear,
the missing of a beer.
The storm, it batters glass,
and here I am, sitting on my a**,
The thought of you is near,
and I, without a beer.
"GUINESS" I hear in storm,
the image keeps me warm.
But then a swell is forth,
and with it comes a froth...
The kindly shamrock poured,
the outline is adored.
For it is with me n'er do sleep,
A Guiness, in the hand to keep.
In my worldwide (mainly European) search for not only Irish pubs but also Guinness, I have decided to add a Guinness rating for each location where I have drank it.
This is only for the mess of course but may be a usefull guide none-the-less for those seríous stout drinkers out there!
Starting with the best tastiest Guinness down to rough stuff
Like an angel crying on me tongue!!
Alright like, stick us on another one James!
God awful muck
Two ciders and a packet of crisps please!
Of course experienced drinkers can "smell" the Guinness standard before they even order a pint.
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Canary Island: Paradise of Beaches
Warm and black sand, blue sky, calm and pure sea, high temperatures, a beautiful sun...all this you can find here!!.
"The Beauty of Canary Island"
This flower, made of banana tree leaves, is the resume of the magic and delicate beauty of Canary Island.
It´s beautiful, isn´t it?. The Teide is situated in Tenerife and it´s famous all over our country.