First time and won't return, but that's not bacause of Axel...
The rooms are spaceous; seperate bedroom with large bed, storage and safe, large sitting area/living room with TV (with little on it, but we didn't come to watch Eurosports or CNN anyway), kitchenette and fridge allowing you to keep and prepare food and drinks. Bathroom somewhat dated, but all clean and fresh towels every day. Housekeeping quality was excellent; clean, flexible when sleeping in late and very friendly!
The pool side was pleasant; OK music and food (though a matter of taste obviously), friendly staff and good quality of drinks. Unfortunately the jacuzzi was broken for the large part of our stay, which was a pity as this was a very cozy corner (...). Wifi quality can be improved: Especially when the boys were looking at their screens rather than of who was in front of them, bandwith was insufficient.
The beaches are nice, the walk through the dunes is a stunning one. Also when you do not enjoy cruising. Tip; avoid the first 25 minute walk through the concrete jungle with its screaming signs and advertising and take a taxi to the Riu beach front hotel for about 2,75EUR.
The reason we won't be coming back as said is definitely not Axel, but GC itself; the Yumbo Centre is indeed at a 5 minute walk, but what a nightmare this place is.... Loud in a bad way, expensive but poor food, exclusively caterering for those who enjoy food as it is prepared at home, regardless if you're from Germany, UK, Sweden etc etc... Kebab and bratwurst galore! Unfortunately, other commercial centres are as horrible and loud. We did not realize we would be traveling in low season in June, but cannot imagine that this would have improved things, other than that some tourist shops and pizza-huts might not be closed for their own holidays.We really made an effort to get away from it; if there is a hidden gem somewhere, we did not manage to find it.
With a rental car, we explored the island some more; other towns were as touristic as the Maspalomas area. DO head into the mountains though; stunning views and rough terrain.
So, Axel is a safe little haven in between the shouting lads and lasses - nice hotel but unfortunately on the wrong island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new AxelBeach Maspalomas - Apartments & Lounge Club offers the best experience and fun of the island with the best atmosphere, facilities and leisure so you can enjoy your holiday in Gran Canaria, both day and night.Located in Maspalomas, just 1.5 Km from the sea, the new AxelBeach Maspalomas has 92 modern apartments, distributed over 4 floors and perfectly equipped to provide the maximum comfort and convenience. The complex, for adults only, has also several leisure areas conceived and designed exclusively for you to find the Axel cool atmosphere and the most cospomolitan meeting.Outside we can find the Sky Bar, the most crowded space in Axel and ready to live moments of fun, with a great outdoor pool in which you can refresh, sunbathing and disconnect in the sun loungers, moreover you can attend the best events and parties we organize throughout the season. A few meters away there is the Axel Lounge Garden, located in a large and pleasant garden area surrounded by Palm trees that make it the ideal place to relax and escape from the world. If you are a fitness addicted, the hotel has an own tennis track in the same facilities, this is your place along with the Axel Wellness, a fully equipped gym with dry and wet saunas and massage cabins to shape your body and chill your mind. Axel Wellness will give you the chance to meet new people and socialize as it's usual at the Axel Hotels.AxelBeach Maspalomas offers free Wi-fi connection in the public areas as well as car and bike rental service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- AxelBeach Maspalomas Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles