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Walkirias Resort
Ranked #48 of 135 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
Dudley, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Another review for Las Walkirias – Playa Del Ingles.

We had booked this hotel direct through their own website as this was the only place available as we wanted to travel over the New Year period. The website was easy to use and showed availability for the dates we wanted (28th Dec to 6th January 2014), email confirmation received immediately from the hotel.

Being a little dubious I emailed the hotel direct twice to confirm our booking but no reply at all from them?

We arrived at 8pm on the 28th and was welcomed by a very friendly receptionist (Alfonso) who gave us our key (Metal key on a huge wooden plank that you use for the electric in the room). Safe bought for €20 a week (which are located in reception and not your room). The room key is detachable from the plank which makes life easier.

Reception:
24 hour reception cover by 4 staff on a rota basis, you get to know who they are quite easy and all very friendly and polite. You do have to get the 1st key for the safe room from them but it is more secure that way. Free WIFI in reception but you can use in room for €20 per week for one device. The free WIFI doesn’t quite reach outside the door or by the pool though.

Pool:
Large pool area and very clean. Pride week is manic at this hotel and you may want to check when this is if you are booking in May. Small bar area which closes from 8pm and not many people used it when we were there to be honest.

Room:
We were allocated Room 103 on the first floor. Very nicely decorated and had a modern feel. Only the first 2 floors have been decorated and improved. Some of the higher rooms are private residential. The room was large enough for 3 people with a separate bedroom with 2 single beds and a sofa bed in the lounge. Ceiling fan in bedroom too. Large wardrobe space but never enough coat hangers (we asked for 2 days for more and eventually we got more) and only 3 drawers to use... Wooden floor was a nice touch and unusual to find but it meant that we could hear the children in the room above us clog dancing every morning!!! The bedroom is located on the main road side and with no double glazing it can be nosey in the night. Earplugs? Oh yes!!
We were located right above the restaurant (Carlos) and from 4pm everyday you hear the chef beating the life out of the meat.... Then the smell!!! From 6pm the fryers are switched on and the stench was gut retching at times – Horrendous smells every night – made sitting out on the balcony at night awful. However, we didn’t ask to move so maybe our fault a little........
The beds in the room are memory foam and very comfortable. Kitchenette was basic with enough utensils for 3 people. Fridge/Freezer, 2 hobs, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Bathroom was large with a great walk in shower and brand new towels to use (get covered in fluff!!) – in our room we also had a hairdryer.
Maid service 7 times out of the 9 – with clean towels 3 times and bed sheets once.

Cliental:
Although this is right by Yumbo centre the people staying were of the older Scandinavian variety. This is usual for Christmas and New Year though. Apart from the clog dancing kids in the room above us, we never had any bother.

Location:
This is the big plus for these apartments. Right by the Yumbo Centre. No noise heard as near the back of the shops and not the clubs, the only downside was the smell from the restaurants underneath our room.. The apartments are located right by the Riu Don Miguel who have entertainment on every night and they welcome guests from other hotels to come in. In fact we spent the first part of New Years Eve here enjoying the free entertainment and the free party bags.

Would I stay in this hotel again? Yes, but in a different room away from the smells!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Apartments were clean, centrally located and well maintained.

I was on the second floor which didn't have the best of views (overlooked rear of Yumbo). Apartment was 1 bed (memory foam double), studio style kitchen/lounge, LCD TV (4/5 English channels).

Staff were very friendly and helpful, apartment was cleaned 5 of 7 days and towels/sheets changed once, extra available!

Pool area had plenty of sun loungers, but would imagine it would be crowded during peak times. Didn't use pool bar but seemed ok. WiFi free in reception 20euro for week to get access in room.

Apartments main selling point to me were it central location, ideal for Yumbo and PDI beach, not too far from kasbah centre. Other point I need to mention was the bed - one of the most comfy beds I've ever slept on abroad!!

Apartment is good for 2 people, may be bit tight, but liveable with more!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kevin W
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harrythehound
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

The apartments are literally at the back of the Yumbo Centre so if you want total tranquility they are probably not for you. We were in apt 111 - 1st floor which meant we could pick up the pool/reception area wifi free. The apartment, whilst fairly basic, was exceptionally comfortable and we were told the 1st and 2nd floors only had been refurbished. The bedroom was at the back and very quiet. It had a very large double bed with a memory foam mattress and it's one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on. The lounge sofa (which makes into a sofabed) was also new and really comfy and was great to relax on and watch the large flat screen tv which strangely shows Dubai TV but great for us Brits as it has good programming in English. The kitchen was basic but had a coffee maker, microwave and fridge/freezer which worked well. balcony is large and overlooked the pool. I think all the apartments face the same way. There is a Superdino express supermarket next door which is pricey but it's only a 15min stroll (3 euros in a taxi) to the major, and much cheaper supermarkets in San Fernando. The hotel staff were all exceptionally friendly and the place has a very relaxed feel to it. There are also security cameras everywhere which is very reassuring. To be honest we arrived late from the airport on the first evening and were a bit disappointed by the outside on arrival which is a bit non-descript but after settling in were really pleased and we had a lovely holiday. We would definitely stay again although I am not sure all the apartments are the same.

Room Tip: Some rooms on 1st floor can pick up the free pool are wifi. Avoid room 114/115 as they are above th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a week from the 7th to the 14th December .
The apartments are of their age but kept spotless by fantastic staff.
There is a great feeling of security and the desk staff are really helpful, they recommended local car hire (100% perfect) and the Tapas bar beside the apartments (again 100% perfect)
It is a bit noisy giving the proximity to the Yumbo center but well worth it.
Really recommend a visit here as it doesn't get more central than here.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Paphos, Cyprus
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Having stayed here a few years ago it was great to return to them being updated. Location is perfect and the staff in reception were so friendly. Pool is very nice however be careful on the beds some of them are a bit unsteady. Everything you could want was in the apartments and also due to the location was so easy to access the Yumbo and also to go for a walk down to the beach. Would return without hesitation......

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

These apartments are just great. Nice, clean and tidy rooms all the time. Nearby Yumbo Centre. Gay friendly and extra helpful and friendly staff. Free wi-fi in reception. As I had a lovely experience I will come back in September and I will be book again for sure at Las Walkirias.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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johnhglasgow
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

These apartments are good and very handy for the Yumbo Centre. Staff are very nice and helpful. Wi-fi if free in and around reception area. Nice pool area. Safety deposit boxes situated at reception.
The apartments would not be suitable to people who would want an early night - although as mentioned earlier handy for local entertainment at the Yumbo.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Walkirias Resort
Address: Avda. Alfeceres Provisionales 33, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Ingles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Walkirias Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort in Playa del Ingles newly renovated. Something completely different in the heart of Gran Canaria! ... more   less 
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