We booked a week all inclusive holiday at the Escorial for a summer break & to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday & we had a really fantastic time.
The transfer time is approximately 30mins from the airport & the hotel is good location with just a 5 min walk to the promenade & the various beach bays & the gorgeous views of the sea & Maspolamos Sand Dunes in the distance.
We found the rooms at the Escorial to be a good size with large balconies &, with fresh towels provided every 2 days & the rooms were immaculately clean as is the whole hotel. The staff were all very friendly & helpful & we were so impressed with the facilities the hotel offered. We explored the hotel on our first day & went straight to the roof top terrace with jacuzzi & soaked in the stunning views across the town & with the beautiful beach & the Sand Dunes in the distance. In the centre of the hotel, the mini golf is located where you can hire clubs & balls from reception. In the basement we discovered the hotel's Wellness Centre which provides various different therapies, massages etc & offers a free treatment, the colour therapy room was very relaxing lying on waterbeds watching the rainbow of soft colours & mellow music playing in the background. There is a further jacuzzi, a swimming pool & an amazing spa pool with sea water - you can float in this pool all day it's superb & very relaxing. We used the gym a few times & the games room down stairs which had a variety of snooker, billiards, fussball tables, 10 pin bowling, table tennis & several computers for guests to use.
We really enjoyed the food which offered a great selection for breakfast, lunch & dinner, all served in a Buffett style with live cooking of fresh meat, fish, pasta, omelettes, creps etc & freshly squeezed orange juice. The hotel caters for vegetarians although could have some more variety for example leave out fish in some of the prepared salad platters , varying the main vegetarian meals etc - however there is generally a good choice to suit all tastes. The restaurant is well laid out, with an adjoining conservatory area & you can dine outside if preferred.
There are 2 main pools with plenty of sun beds & you can sunbath in the gardens, where a children's pool is available, tennis court, billiards tables & table tennis . There is entertainment during the day & also in the evening which caters for children & main performances at night - although we felt the entertainment could be better.
On my boyfriend's birthday we went for a camel ride & spent the day at the sand dunes, which are a must see then went to the beach before returning to the hotel & to a birthday card & bottle of wine left in the room from the hotel & staff, a really kind & unexpected surprise.
Overall we highly recommend the Escorial & with the facilities offered could easily be a 4 star.
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- Also Known As:
- Escorial Playa Del Ingles
- Escorial Hotel Playa Del Ingles
- Escorial Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles