This is our fourth time staying at Santa Clara bungalows.
We have had bungalows all over the site, and this year we finally got our pool view! the bungalow was clean and fresh and Eleanor our housekeeper was fantastic and friendly and can make amazing things with towels :-). All the staff were friendly and professional and welcoming. unfortunately we were disappointed when, after hiring the TV remote for 15 Euro's plus deposit 10 Euro, to discover that English channels numbered 3.... the world news channel from the BBC, a Saudi movie channel with Arabic subtitles and another channel showing strange programmes in English!. We feel this should have been highlighted ( I know you are not on holiday to watch tv, but it is nice in the background).
Steve's pool bar still offers a fantastic range of simple food with brilliant service. The breakfast is as good an English breakfast as you would get in this country. The chicken baguette is fantastic!, and the whole menu is lovely. prices are very reasonable and we ate there at least once a day.
The swimming pools are both beautifully maintained and large with a Jacuzzi pool and 2 bubble beds in the pool (you have to try these, they are timed!, not heated!, but warm in the sun).
The grounds are beautifully maintained with several " photo opportunities" within the complex.
there are 2 supermarkets within 5 mins walk both of which offer a wide range of products at very reasonable prices.
The Yumbo centre is a round 8 minutes walk from Santa Clara, (when sober!!) ;-) this offers great shopping during the day and incredible entertainment at night for all the family!.
Also Gran chaparral centre with Britannia restaurant is 5 mins walk , and offers great meals for all the family.
There is a bus stop just to the left of the complex where you can get a number 45 to the fabulous Palmitos park zoo or Aqua land for a few Euros (Buy your park tickets at the complex!).
A taxi back from Palmitos park will cost around 14 Euros but from aqua land is only around 5 Euros, however there are buses available after 3.00pm.
Do not be persuaded to hire a kettle at the complex because the halogen hobs will boil water for your tea in a couple of minutes (we think it is a bit unfair to charge 6 euros per week plus deposit to hire a kettle when you have a coffee machine in your bungalow for free?!).
This complex is Gay friendly, and is clearly identified as such by the rainbow flag outside. this is not unusual in Gran Canaria since it is a popular gay resort (certainly around the Yumbo) especially in May, as this is Maspalomas Gay Pride month. Families wanting to come here need to recognise this fact and accept that there will be gay people around all year as the Yumbo area is very popular with gay people!!. To avoid disappointment please check with your travel agent first!
Please do not come on here with discriminatory statements about the gay community ("gentleman of the other persuasion") simply because your travel agent did not explain what playa del ingles is all about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Clara Bungalows Hotel Playa Del Ingles
- Santa Clara Hotel
- Hotel Santa Clara
- Santa Clara Bungalows Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles