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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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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- Also Known As:
- Walkirias Hotel Playa Del Ingles
- Walkirias Resort Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles