The service in the hotel was very good in the bars and the restaurant. Special thanks to the Pedros, Ricardo, Wilheminia and Ubay. The wine could be improved so we drank Cava which was fine. The beer is fine and there is a full choice of local spirits and a good selection of cocktails. Red wine or Cava sangrias make a refeshing sundowner. The pool bar shuts at 10pm but the main bar was open to midnight and (sometimes) beyond.
Thanks also to the lady in reception who spoke english excellently and rang to confirm our transfers for us. You pay a deposit for the TV remote and towels at reception. This is understandable for the towels as alot of guests were taking them to the beach and on trips. Safety deposit boxes are in the room and payable.
We were on the third floor so had a sea view but rooms below this have a garden or pool view. If you can stand heights go for the 9th floor (901 best) and you will have a fantastic view towards the dunes of Maspalomas. You can sunbathe on the solarium on the roof where you will also get a fab view.
Rooms are pretty standard with joined twin beds, TV, spacious balcony etc. Ours was a bit tired and the decor a bit dull. The air conditioning seemed to be controlled centrally so it went off in the night when you needed it and our did not work that well but our friends was very efficient. Perhaps we should have reported it as when our friends had a light go they came straight away. The bathroom is very good with a great spacious shower, big vanity unit, bidet, hairdryer, large mirror with a great magnifying mirror for shaving or putting on make-up. It has a good fan and very bright lights as well. Our maid was excellent and the room was spotless. Tip: If you want bath robes just ring reception. These are good if you visit the spa.
Food - Breakfast - cereals, fruit, meats and cheeses, breads, croissants' jams etc, bacon, sausages, eggs - fried, scrambled, frittatas; tomatoes; beans and strangely carrots, beans and other veg. Best was the herby scrambled eggs. Worst were the sausages full of bouncy bits. Area for improvement- took 9 run throughs to brown your toast in the toaster!
Lunch - always a good selection of soups,bread,salads and hot dishes, fruit and ice creams.
Dinner - as for lunch but a wider choice of canapes,hot dishes and chefs specials. They have a gala dinner on a Wednesday. Best - the paellas, mussels, fish, pork ribs. Worst - frozen veg. Area for improvement - appreciate they are catering for all tastes but food could be bland even on the mexican night but I have experienced this in most spanish resorts. There are enough staff but quite often we struggled to find a free table and then had to wait for one and sometimes lay it ourself.
Wine, beer and soft drinks are available in the restaurant but you can take drinks from the bar. TIP - Men must wear trousers in the restaurant.
Entertainment is not really my cup of tea but the Burlesque dancers were good and Elvis had everybody up dancing. The animation team repeated everything in English and it was one of the english couples who won the quiz.
As per earlier review we preferred the smaller pool reached through the pretty gardens with stream (with toe nibbling fish) or via the spa. The pool has fountains and a good built in jacussi. There are also two other jacussis and a small but adequate gym. From this level there is a door with a path straight to the beach. Morning aquarobics took place in this pool as it was much warmer than the big pool.
The beach is lovely with man made chines and you can walk all the way along it or the promenade to the dunes of Maspalomas. This part of the coast is very built up with big hotels and numerous shopping centres, bars, restaurants (It is Blackpool not St Ives).The bus station is around the corner from the hotel and has good links around the island. Puerto Mogan was my favorite as it is very pretty (also popular with Brits). You can bus all the way there or get a ferry from Puerto Rico. Yes as Brits we were very much in the minority, there were 3 other couples and a family besides the 4 of us in The Lucano. As well as Germans there were Norweigans, Finns and Belgians. We found them very friendly and only once at the bar did a man push in front of us but that happens in pubs here too. Brits can be rude too. They did stare a bit but perhaps because we dressed up in the evening and the germans don't seem to bother.
Taxis are abundant and cheap. It was just under 6 Euros for 4 of us to go to The Lighthouse at Maspalomas which is lovely for a special night out. Very nice restaurants, plush hotels and expensive designer shops. Great beach here for windsurfers or boarders. I have been to Ibiza rcently and found the drinks out much more expensive. Usually we found we were paying 15 Euros for 2 large and 2 small beers though
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- Lucana Hotel Playa Del Ingles
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