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Bungalows El Palmeral
Ranked #145 of 220 Hotels in Maspalomas
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Basic but alright place”
Reviewed 24 January 2010

We were not sure what to expect of this place after reading the reviews here. But the price was fair (low) and we decided to book in this place for our christmas holiday 23/12-09 - 02/01-10. 10 nights.

We were satisfied with EP Bungalows.

The rooms are basic with bathroom, bedroom and livingroom. Livingroom has small kitchen with 2 stoves, sink and fridge.

There is a small and dull "mall" close by (very few shops - most are vacant) where you can shop in the supermarket. We did that and made breakfast and lunch in the room every night. It was nice and cheap.

For dining you can either visit one of the restaurants in the "mall" or walk to Playa del Ingles, which takes about half hour.

The pool is nice and the perimeter is kept clean. The free wifi in the lobby works well. There are laundry machines also.

The rooms do look worn with an edge missing here and there, a scratch in the sink, a crack in the bath etc. Nothing bad - just don't expect too much and you will be fine.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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English first
Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2010

From some of the reviews I had read about these apartments I was a little worried , but no need, they are basic but clean and never saw one cockroach, they need updating but I think most apartments do in the area, the pool bar serves basic food but you are just a couple of mins from Faro 2 which as plenty of bars and restaurants and a supermarket. You can walk to the beach beside the canel its a nice flat stroll or hire a bike which lots of people seem to do, all in all I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2009

Went there last month and it was absolutely fithy, cockroaches everywhere. The paint was tearing off the walls and the bath was rusty. Also the cleaners only came once in the whole week we were there. Never go to El Pameral.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Portsmouth, England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2009

We have just come back from staying at El Palmeral Bungalows and I would like to say what a great time we all had.
The El Palmeral bungalows are very basic, although always very clean - bins and towels emptied every other day. The pool and surrounding areas were always kept very clean and tidy and we never had any problems getting a sunbed whether we went down early in the morning or lunchtime.
I took my 18 month old son with me and he had a great time in the pool, they have a kids pool which is only 1ft deep but the main pool is also surrounded by a 1ft wide 2" deep of water and my son loved playing in there until he got more confident and went into the kids pool.
There was no entertainment in the complex but the staff were very pleasant and the barman Karim was very helpful and also cooked basic foods for you.
They also have shared computer if you want to check your emails or surf the internet which they charged 1euro per 15 minutes, which I thought was reasonable.
Only people with keys could get into the complex when the main gates were shut in the evening which was reassuring.
The El Palmeral is ideally situated, with a 3 minute walk to the Faro 2 which has several restaurants and bars which we tried out quite a few and had some lovely meals.
The taxis are cheap 3 euros approx to the beach or into Playa De Ingles.
Local supermarkets nearby which was handy.
Overall a good holiday and would certainly go back again. (tomorrow if I could)

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Devon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2009

We arrived early hours on Sunday 15th and was greeted by a very nice man with good english who showed us to our bungalow (No.3). We unpacked and got some shut eye. Woke up later to a fabulous and brilliant blue sky and a lovely 28 degree warmth. Then we had a look around the property we were in. A bit of let down, it would benefit from an overall paintjob and a new bathroom suite replacement as well as the installation of aircon but it was clean and the beds were comfortable.

The complex was in a good posistion with the Faro 2 shopping centre just around the corner with a nice selection of shops. Good places to eat, Chinese Royal I would recommend to anyone great food, good prices. El Nublo on ground level brilliant breakfast selection, Micheal Angelo (Italian) the Chicken with Mushrooms in a cream sauce.

Good flat walk to the Lighthouse in Maspalomas and round the beach area, would recommend Paddy's Bar on the beach, good prices and nice people. The bar at the complex was normal prices. We were surpised because the normally they charge a fortune but happy hour was great (BOGOF) on all drinks.

We had a good relaxing time, great weather and met some nice people Sarah and Steven, Brian, his wife and little boy and Willie and missis. Hope you all got home ok.

For the price we paid during peak holiday time and if they updated the bungalows

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Herning
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2009

We stayed 1 week from 3-10 of April 2009 with our 2 young kids.
This is not suitable for child families at all.
In the bath enamel is broken, so there is rust in the bath coach.
Cupboards in the kitchen is about to fall down when you pull the handless.
There is a 10" television, which you have to pay to use.
Sofa was a box mattress, where the springs were so tender that you ended up on the concrete when you sat down.

We are 2 audults and 2 children, therefore we got a weekend bed for the baby and the we needed a spare bed to oldest boy. but it was newer made.
This resulted in that we had to sleep together 3 persons in a "double bed", which was 2 single beds, which were put together.
We were told that the spare bed was supossed to be the sofa, but the mattress was so bad that we could just as well be on the floor. We asked them to find a better mattress for us, but they never did.
It might as well be the same, because no one should sleep in a ant-hill.
My wife was on the sofa one night and suddenly she had ants all over her. And this was where our son was suppossed to have slept. It was just lucky they did not come with a better mattress.

As a family with youngster, you have a trolly, but you cannot come in through the main entrance with the trolly as there are 10 steps. We had to lift it up every time.

Pool was the most positive aspect of the hotel, but the paint is peeling of in the childrens pool, so it was not luxury.

It is very close to the Faro2 shopping centre, with good shopping opportunities. The first restaurant, when you go up the electric stairs is quite good.

Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Sussex
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2009

My boyfriend and I went to El Palmeral Bungalows in March last year, and would definitely recommend!

The resort was beautiful. The pool was a bit chilly (not heated) but then again we did go in March! Once we were in, it was lovely and refreshing.

The staff were AMAZING - the reception staff were very helpful, telling us good places to go and calling taxis for us, and the bar staff were so great! They were fun and efficient, and VERY generous with the drinks (Vodka with a splash of orange juice, anybody?!) .

The cleaners were very friendly and efficient, also respectful of privacy, which is very important.

The night activities were brilliant - we couldn't ask for more!

There was a big shopping centre about a 2 minute walk away, which was great for restaurants, bakery, or those all important spare batteries for your camera! There was also a cash machine, and a supermarket if you fancy eating in.

The little shop on site was perfect for water and morning croissants, but beware the Spanish opening hours!

It was a bit of a hike to the beach, which we didn't mind but probably not recommended for young children. The taxis are dirt-cheap, though, so it was definitely not an issue at all!

I would recommend avoiding the typical English / Irish bars and seek out the traditional Spanish bars, where it's cheaper and much more worthwhile. You don't have to fly anywhere to sit in a bar served by British people and drink Guinness!!

Also, the nearby 'Aqualand' is worth a trip, especially for kids (or big kids, like us!). As I said before, taxis are so cheap, you'd be daft to hire a car!

I'm sure we will be returning very soon, it was a fantastic week away!

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bungalows El Palmeral
Address: Avenida de Tour Operador Alpitour 2, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
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Ranked #145 of 220 Hotels in Maspalomas
Hotel Class:2 star — Bungalows El Palmeral 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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