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Los Caribes Apartments
Ennis, Ireland
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136 reviews
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“It's all about the view!”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Los Caribes is all about location. This is a small complex of 8 apartments and one duplex situated on the promenade at the top of a cliff. The views from our apartment (24) was magnificent- the whole length of the beach and the dunes in Maspalomas. The balcony was huge and quite private. Great place for breakfast and apéritif while the sun goes down. The complex is quiet- I guess it depends on who the other guests are.

The complex is a nice distance from the high-rise hotels and loud shopping centers that blight Playa del Ingles. Taxi rides to the Yumbo Centre cost less than €5 and if you want to go th Maspalomas beach and Faro it costs only €7!

The apartment is basic, but quite large. One can cook with two rings and microwave.

On the negative side, the beds were just way too hard- and I like hard beds. The apartment was basic, but that was fine

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment upstairs close to the promenade (best views)- Apt 24 is the best!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Forres, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Los Caribes is one of a long row of sea-front boutique hotels on the south side of Avenue de Madrid, which are all mature, with nice gardens, only ground-plus-one storey high, and right on the promenade above a great beach. Its location is absolutely perfect, in that it has a perfect compromise of surroundings, access to beach and town and quietness, and is a nice place to hang out, not merely a place to sleep. As such, it is the complete opposite of the concrete block multi-storey 'apart-hotels' elsewhere in the town.

The pool isn't huge, but at 12.5m long, it's adequate for swim exercise, and is very clean, and only 10 steps from the downstairs apartment patio doors - so you walk out your bedroom, pull on your cossie, and fall straight into the pool! The pool and garden area are enclosed enough to be private, not overlooked from the promenade (like some others in the Madrid row), and the view to the other side of the pool is the beautiful shrubs and flowers of the neighbouring gardens.

You walk out the coded front gate onto the promenade, and it's only a leiruely dander for a few minutes onto the beach, water sports, fine restaurants (Sunset Bay is brilliant), good hangout bars, gym club, beauty and therapy parlours, etc, etc. It's a lovely, pedestriansed little area with minimum racket but a nice buzz, and the Mono (Chillout Bar and Dive Centre, overhanging the beach) stays open with a mellow atmosphere until at least 3 in the morning. If you leave Los Carbes by the back coded gate, you can park your car right next to your apartment, and there's very easy access uptown (to the Kasbah, and other plazas), around town, and out of town.

The kitchen is great - everything works, including the big fridge and proper freezer; so if you're wise, take a taxi or drive to Lidl as soon as you arrive, and stock up on lovely local fruit breakfasts and fresh salad lunches for a tiny fraction of the nearest convenience 'supermarkets'. Amazingly, the Lidl prices are about the same - and very often cheaper - than the UK! And the wine is less that 2 Euros a bottle.......... So you'll have plenty cash to enjoy fine dinners (many restaurants in walking distance) and activities.

The bathroom is small but adequate, with a good strong shower - no bath. After 2 short showers, you need to wait for the small heater tank to recharge, but its effectively unlimited hot water.

The 2 bedrooms are small, but again more than adequate, with good firm beds, nice bedding, and changed every 2 days. It's nice to have a proper double bed for parents, and 2 full-size single beds for teenagers (although you might have to shuffle around the 2 single beds to your liking to increase floor space). The TV is not my thing - just as well, because I couldn't find any English channels on the TV or satbox (no bid deal to us).

All in all, the lovely surroundings and perfect location merit an overall 5. Only one caution - there is no AC, although the windows all open, and are all security-barred and louvre-shuttered, so you can maintain a nice through draught, or hire some fans. The upstairs apartments get a little more cooling wind, but the downstairs flats I think are better for the instant access stright onto the poolside.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Los Cribes was excellent for the price and it's brilliant situation by the ocean beach, only a promenade between the property and the beach. The property has only 8 apartments, so it is intimate and quiet. The two bedrooms were a little bit too small for 4 adoults, but reasonable, as well the beds were relatively hard, but it debends of course on taste!

Room Tip: The two bedrooms are a little bit too small for 4 adoults, but reasonable, also you have to share o...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Los Caribes Apartments
Address: Avenida de Madrid 29, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
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Ranked #68 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Playa del Ingles
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Hotel Class:3 star — Los Caribes Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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