Just returned from Turbo club and didn't want to come back! I and three friends flew out on the 31st August and decided to go with an open mind after reading all the bad reviews. The only way i can believe the bad reviews is if they had gone to a different hotel. On arrival we were checked in quickly given an information pack, told about the use of the safe (25 euro for a week) and told where our room was. The rooms are massive, with most having a balcony overlooking the main pool and the others overlooking the smaller, quieter pool. The rooms were also spotlessly clean. The only bad point about our room was that there was not a lock on the bathroom door however my friends had one on there’s so don’t know if they all had them apart from ours.
Hotel complex itself is very clean and full of polite staff. If you’re polite to them then they will be polite to you, just saying hello really does make a difference to how they see you as a person. The pool is lovely however there isn’t really a shallow bit for children. I didn’t really go in the Jacuzzi because it was either full or had children playing in it (maybe because it was more shallow than the pool), and if you do go in the Jacuzzi there is a button that you have to press to start it as me and a friend were sitting there for 10 minutes waiting for it to come on looking like idiots :). There’s also a shop on site which is reasonably priced especially for cigarettes (a sleeve of royals worked out at just under 16 euro).
The food at the hotel was fine so really don’t understand the bad reviews about this. Fair enough on some occasions i didn’t like everything on offer but always managed to find something to eat. You always had a choice between pork, beef, chicken, lamb and fish, you then had a choice of pasta or rice etc. and there were always either boiled potatoes, chips or roast potatoes. Breakfast was more European than it was English but let’s face it if you don’t like Frankfurt’s then don’t eat them there’s plenty more on offer and also it’s not just an English hotel.
Whilst round the pool i must of heard about 3 German songs all holiday and about 4 Spanish. Seriously it’s all English music! I also found that the rumour that the hotel is mostly German is a lie. i heard more English accents than any other, there were also a lot of Spanish holidaying there showing that the weather is amazing! 35 degrees at half 10 of a morning! Don’t get me wrong there were Germans there but nowhere near as many as people have been making out.
Entertainment is a right laugh, we didn’t stay in of a night most of the time but wished we did. They had games and bingo and quizzes. Typical cheesy holiday stuff but fun :) entertainers are great with the kids and to be fair with the grown-ups as well, always dancing about acting saft trying to make people laugh.
The situation of the hotel is perfect. If you don’t mind paying 4 euros in a taxi to get somewhere (which we didn’t) you can get anywhere, the beach, playa Del ingles, holiday world (although you can walk here), Yumbo centre.
Advice to anyone going.... don’t miss out on the yumbo centre!!! Absolutely amazing there even much so i want to go and work there next year! Full of so many different people with a great atmosphere for families, friends, couples etc.
People on reception are also very helpful unlike what most people have said in their reviews.
Think I’ve covered everything if not then it wouldn’t of been anything bad because i haven’t got any bad points.
My advice is go with an open mind and see for yourself it won’t work out to be as bad as you thought and you will have an amazing holiday :) enjoy :D
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- Turbo Hotel Maspalomas
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