Sadly our recent holiday was spoilt within minutes of arriving by being allocated a room overlooking a building site. We immediately asked to be moved but were told by the manager that
only superior rooms were available until later in the week. He would move us to a superior room But only if we paid extra for the upgrade. I could'nt believe that they honestly expected us to pay extra for a room that didnt have a building site view. He wouldnt even agree to us having the upgrade until a standard room became available later in the week. Work started at 7.30 with plenty of noise so no lie in and no sitting on the balcony. Also found out that the only way to guarantee a sun bed was to go down before breakfast and 'bag one' with a towel. Even if you did this it was like sunbathing with a row of fish fingers packed tightly in the grill pan! About 20 cms between you and the next person. It reminded us of a 1970's sitcom of holidaying in Spain. The pool was not large enough for the number of guests being full to bursting most of the day.
Maybe a different experience going outside school holidays when you would have more room generally but we felt let down and certainly the hotel manager made us fell unworthy of a decent room.
If the above does'nt bother you then an otherwise lovely hotel in every other aspect ie, immaculately clean, beautiful grounds, modern comfy rooms with roomy bathrooms and delicious food every mealtime with superb views over the ocean in the Atalantic restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Costa Meloneras, near El Faro. 4 And 2-storey building. On the seafront. 30,000 M2 garden. 900 M from Maspalomas sand dune beach. 6 Km from the centre of Playa del Ingles. 200 M from various shops. 37 Km from the airport. 100 M from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Clubhotel Gran Canaria Maspalomas
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- Riu Gran Canaria
- ClubHotel Riu Gran Canaria Maspalomas