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Occidental Margaritas
Ranked #18 of 134 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

After a long flight and late arrival we had a lovely quick check in. Paid
For a safe €3 a day plus deposit. Also paid €25 for the Internet use later discovered this only covered the use of one tablet. You can't log out and log on to another.

Our room was lovely and new. lots of room. No bath just shower. The room was clean but only when we arrived. The room wasn't cleaned properly during our stay. Also apart from the day we left the room was always cleaned after 3pm which was a nuisance.

The dinning room was lovely and big... Although always far too hot and quite unpleasant. The breakfast plentiful queue for coffee and juice was always long with people not knowing how to use the machine. The queue for eggs was always far too long and served by a grumpy chef.

Ate once in the pool bar and was unremarkable.

Dinner was like a charge of the light brigade. We ate early as we have a toddler. So when the door opened at 6.30 the stampede went right over us. Food was tepid and either over cooked or under cooked. No great starters was looking forward to nice fish or avocado. Everything was covered in mayo. The meats were cooked to an inch of uneatable. The STEW didn't look tempting and not in that heat. My main gripe was nothiing for children although if you asked they would cook a pizza or nuggets. One evening a plate of 32 nuggets were placed in front of my 3 year old. Lol.
Saying all that you could always find something. Drink not too expensive a large glass of wine and a bottle of beer €5.

The mini disco was great but started way too late 8.30 for toddlers. My little one was exhausted by the time it started. Only lasted 20 minutes then bed. Although we could hear the rest of the entertainment as the shows were held outdoors.

Kids club was good 3-5. Always started late which was annoying but facilities good and Zoe a lovely girl.

The pool areas 2 very small paddling pools for children. Large family pool completely shaded and squashed together sun beds. Would loved to have used the adult only pool lots of sun and nicer pool. No cabana beds as shown in brochure.

What really bugged me... One evening while being trodden on entering the dinning room. My husband very smartly dressed in shirt and 3/4 length trousers. He was turned away and told to put trousers on. He didn't have short shorts on. Compared to other guests he had a dinner jacket on. I mean I've not seen shell suits and track suits like that since the 80s. Also full head to toe leather outfits with chains. Anyway what more to say.

We did a few trips the maspalomas water park too expensive 55 for 3 entry then 3.50 for a sunbed. Everything was extra extra.
The moonlight cinema was lovely great fun for the little fella.
We did the boat trip to Mogan nice morning out. Expensive though €75. Would have taken the bus.
The beach in maspalomas was amazing €3.50 for a sunbed umbrella included.

Found the sand in playa de ingles black and dirty. Really not much in the resort.

Have stated in barcelo hotels worldwide and found this one slightly disappointing for the amount of money we spent to stay here. Would we stay again prob not but the world is a big place with more places to see.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Great holiday! I would definitely recommend staying here. Suitable for all ages and groups. Entertainment was great, staff were friendly, food is just what you need. The hotel itself is very clean and very impressive. Room was spacious and cleaned on request. Location is very good.. short walk from local restaurants, shops and nightlife. Would return here!
Thank you for a great stay

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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5  Thank IrishMegan
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This was my second visit to Barceló Las Margaritas. The hotel is situated in a great location, just a short bus ride to the beach and shops. It is an ideal place to stay whether travelling alone, with friends, in a couple, or as a family - there really is something for everyone.
I am a frequent flyer and the staff at this hotel are the friendliest of any hotel I've ever stayed in. The entertainment team were wonderful at keeping the children entertained with Miniclub activities and also interacting with adult guests making sure everyone is happy. The evening entertainment is fantastic and the shows are the highlight of the evening. The bar and restaurant staff are very helpful and will always go the extra mile to ensure all your needs are met. The rooms are clean and airy and the food in the buffet restaurant varies evening to evening and is of great quality. This hotel is 10/10 and I cannot wait to visit it again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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6  Thank Sabrina B
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

My wife and I took a week to celebrate my birthday. Amazing dunes on the sea front, depressingly 1960's and 1970's architecture in the town - but the delightful and well managed Barcelo Margaritas more than compensated for any limitations beyond its very spacious and well kept grounds. We loved the immaculately clean and tidy gardens and range of sport facilities. The talented entertainment team kept us cheerful at all times, but the ample space for sun bathing made that our major activity. The room was of a good standard, cleaned every day. Star turn was the dining room: yes, sometimes very busy, but large staff kept queues moving. Food was excellent, widely varied, well cooked and attractively presented. Fish in particular was excellent, also some of the interesting salads. The staff were helpful and very friendly - they soon recognised and greeted us around the grounds. We had a lovely time and would go back again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I would like to take this opp0rtunity to thank Auntie's on Watch and family so much for looking after, Huxley and Cinnamon while we were on holiday for a week. they provided a wonderful service ,it really eased the worry of leaving our two dogs when we went on holiday, a real family atmosphere in which i would not hesitate to put my trust again,, would recommend to anyone,, absolutely delighted, basically your sending your dogs on holiday
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I had requested special services (wine and cheese) to be available upon arrival. It was delivered two hours late. Wi-Fi is not included. In my opinion, you can find a cheaper place with better service in the surrounding area. This place was not worth the price we paid.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew Joseph W
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stayed all inclusive for a week with 6 other girls.Food was excellent hotel was fabulous.Very claen with daily maid service.My daughter turned 30 yrs while we were there and hotel brought champagne and fruit to her room in the afternoon.They brought more champagne in the evening with her cake which I provided.Staff were polite and helpful at all times.Pool facilities were great although water was very cold.Didnt stop us from going in tho.Great selection of meals and snacks were provided during the day.Alcohol were not premium like smirnoff but reasonable taste.All in all we had a great time and will definately return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Avenida Gran Canaria 38-40, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Las Margaritas)
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Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#13 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#21 Family Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#26 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Ingles
Price Range: £100 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Margaritas 4*
Number of rooms: 490
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Las Margaritas Hotel Playa Del Ingles
Barcelo Playa Del Ingles
Barcelo Hotel Las Margaritas
Barcelo Margaritas
Occidental Margaritas Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles

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