Having read DaveyLeicester's review, I have to say he has it pretty spot on. Just returned after a 6 night mini-break with my wife and can conclude we came back fully rested. The location is a major plus point, all beaches are easily accessible by foot however a free beach bus service is available from the hotel. Outside of the hotel there are 2 major areas of recreation, The Jumbo Centre which has the usual selection of shops, restaurants and some interesting bars!
The other centre being the Casbah, very similar but has out-door dancing for all you fox-trotters out there!! It would appear that all the bars in the area are attached to shopping centres, kind of weird and unusual atmosphere, For a 5 euro cab fare go to the very up-market Maspalomas Centro, completely different class and spotless.
The Hotel rooms were of a good standard, with a modern feel and comfortable beds. The shower is trying to be too clever, what about a good old fashioned shower unit with good water pressure and a proper full shower door? The fridge acted as a chiller, one big mass of ice which we rested our water against. As a rule Spanish Hotels do not offer tea or coffee making facilities but they could do something along the lines of Premier Inn, as long as the wife a gets a cuppa in the morning she is happy!
The food was not the most exciting but you will not starve, we swapped our evening meal to lunch, less crowded and good salad selection. Good gym facilities with all new state of the art equipment.
All in all it did the job although was not of the same standard as the Barcelo in Cuba.
Would we return?, probably not, nothing to do with the hotel but purely the lack of activity outside the hotel unless you like sitting in shopping centres! One point of interest when booking, make sure you are in the main hotel and not the 2nd part as it is quite a walk to the restaurant, we heard quite a few people complaining about this. Happy Holidays.
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- Barcelo Las Margaritas Hotel Playa Del Ingles
- Barcelo Playa Del Ingles
- Barcelo Hotel Las Margaritas
- Barcelo Margaritas
- Occidental Margaritas Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles