This is a quiet , basic family complex about 3 miles from Maspalomas and Meloneras which is a smart upmarket area. The complex is small and has a very spanish feel to it however it is a 3 star not 4 star as described by Thompson. About half of the guests are Spanish. For our family it suited perfectly, as we wanted something small quiet and safe for the kids away from the loud nightlife. Airconditioning was 6 euro per day and is only in the bedroom. You also get half of this back at the end of your stay as it is a deposit. We had a little veranda where we could sit out and relax which is much nicer than a hotel balcony on the second floor. The kids were safe and enjoyed running around the complex to the pool and playground and they also loved the kittens.
The apartment was small, basic but clean and we very lucky that our apartment had no big insect problems apart from a few ants. There seem to be no mosquitoes which was fantastic as I hate them. It is easy to get a taxi, as they regularly pull up outside the door and they are plentiful. It would not be possible to walk to the beach as it is just too far. The coastline has some 5 star luxury hotels 4 or 5 of which are along the beach front and are surrounded by lots of shops and restaurants. We hired a car from the complex for 35 euro per day. We got a tiny old banger but it got us around for a couple of days to see a little of the island. Mainly we sat by the pool which is really where the kids wanted to be. The pool is well maintained and the complex is clean. There is a pool bar which serves the usual pizza 4.80 euro ,chips 1.80euro, and toasted sandwiches 2.80 euro breakfasts etc. berrs and drinks. Fanta small 2.20euro large 3.20 euro. There is a small clean kiddies playground , mini golf, tennis, football. and a restaurant on campus which we never tried but we heard the food wasn't great. There was entertainment most evenings in the form of Spanish dancers, reptile shows, bingo, and a minidisco for the kids every night run by Ele a Spanish guy who provided also daily entertainment such as kids club, wateraerobics and waterpolo for adults( too rough, watched plenty getting hurt). In fact he seemed to be there all the time and he was brilliant with the kids and incredibly enthusiastic , funny and entertaining. He brought a fun atmosphere to the place. The first week we had a problem getting sunbeds as people where putting their towels out too early but the second week was much quieter and we didn't have a problem.
Our only big complaint ,would be that, on arrival at 9pm we entered a sweltering hot apartment and the night porter wouldn't turn on the airconditioning. I would have paid anything for a/c that night and we had an awful first night with our kids and I wanted to leave. It seemed to be much hotter inside than out but we did not want to open the windows for fear of mosquitoes. It is fine for the Spanish as they are adjusted to the heat, but we are not. I was really annoyed. We went into Maspalomas and bought a second hand fan. But all it did was blow hot air around the room. For that reason, we will not be going back. There was a feeling in the complex that the spanish are slightly better looked after than others and I bet they pay less.
Aqualand was brilliant and we went twice although it is an expensive day you get it half price on the second visit. We heard the other excursions were great also. We ate out most nights at the upmarket Costa Meloneras prices vary from 50euro to 100 euro for a family meal with drinks and wine.
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