Stayed here for Maspalomas Pride 2014.
Greeted by pleasant young man at reception who checked us in quickly and efficiently - room on the top floor as I had requested. Excellent.
The rooms are nice and very 'liveable' - one bed room with two single beds and a large wardrobe for clothes etc. The bathroom is a decent size with a shower - nothing special but always hot water instantly every time you needed a shower which is something that cannot be said for every hotel in Playa Del Ingles! - hairdryer in the bathroom too - about as strong as asking your friend to blow in your hair but at least its there.
The rest of the room is made up of the Kitchen and lounge area combined - a good size with a little sofa bed that was reasonably comfortable to sleep on. Microwave, hob and coffee machine all available to self cater. Lovely balcony area looking out onto the pool.
The pool area is lovely - at first it looks quite small but its actually a decent size with two smaller 'jacuzzi' style pools and then one larger pool. Temperature controlled too so they aren't ice cold. Also by the pool is the bar - manned by a really pleasant guy who serves your usual bar food at decent prices and 2 Kopperbergs for 6 euro. Not bad.
The hotel offers free WiFi in reception which is actually quite good and then wifi for the week at (if memory serves) 26 euros for 2 devices - its passable but as with all the hotels in the area the WiFi speed and reliability is really behind the times.
Bad points -
Noise - you are next to the Yumbo so its going to be noisy. At Pride is VERY noisy. This is just how its going to be, to be honest the rooms are set away from the Yumbo so with the balcony and bedroom door closed its hardly noticeable however for light sleepers you might struggle.
Pillows - the pillows in the rooms are shockingly bad - beds themselves are comfortable but the pillows need renewing.
Pool Party / DJ - on two days we were unable to sunbathe as the sun loungers were cleared away for two pool parties aimed at the deaf community. They didn't start until 5pm but the loungers were removed for the whole day. Disappointing. Also I was there for 9 days and heard the same CD played by the 'DJ' - if i hear 'I Don't Want A Lover' by Texas one more time i'll go insane. It's not hard to mix it up a bit. Hell I could of done a better job with my iPhone plugged into the system.
Overall though, this is a lovely little place to stay with good rooms, nice pool are and pleasant staff all round. I'd have no qualms about staying here again.
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- 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
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