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Bungalows Los Almendros Gays Exclusive Vacation Club
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We arrived after 9pm and the person checking us in, his English wasn't very good and our Spanish is very poor too, so not a great start, but things got better.
The bungalow we were given was right next to the pool, whilst basic, are very clean and nice enough other than the cockroaches that greeted us in the bedroom on the first night. We spoke to reception staff about it the next morning (Jose is a dish! and speaks excellent English to boot) but found asking a member of the cleaning staff yielded faster results.

NOISY BEDS, EVEN WHEN NOTHING IS GOING ON.................!

The week that we were there, the rest of the guests seemed very distant and seemed that most had come from the planet "GO-GIRL ". NOT WHAT I'D CALL FRIENDLY EITHER (being that we're from Lancashire, UK and all that..).
At the bar, you can order a "full English" that is definitely the best that you will find in the surrounding area.
Wi-Fi is charged at 14 Euros per week. if you are only sending the odd email or Whatsapp you might chose to use the free WiFi at the Hyperdino (supermarket) in the Cita centre or at the nearby fast food place on the corner, it's free when you go out in the evenings to eat at a restaurant.
I can understand why The Los Almendros charge for WiFi though, It's because of the sad individuals that are never off it! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!

The complex comprises some thirty or so one bedroom bungalows, some set beside a nice pool, Jacuzzi and bar with the others in a quieter setting around the grounds. The bungalows themselves are a standard arrangement of a bedroom, bathroom and living/kitchen area (please note that there is not a microwave in the kitchen, possibly due to there not being enough room for one. The TV is now included in the price but seeing what's on the channels, I would not have paid for it anyhow (take your own entertainment). The pool and gardens are lovely although the pool was cold in April.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We arrived after 8pm and the person checking us in wasn't very friendly, so not a great start, but things got better. The bungalows, whilst basic, are very clean and nice enough, and the pool and gardens are lovely. The location is good, and the views of the Cita Centre are out of this world!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This is the third review I've done of Los Almendros in recent years, so they must be doing something right! I've come to the conclusion that it is the chilled laid back pace of the place which has brought me back over the years. What struck me about this visit was how the clientele has changed and is now more relaxed, international and mature compared to previous visits.

The complex comprises some thirty or so one bedroom bungalows, some set beside a nice pool, jacuzzi and bar with the others in a quieter setting on the edges of the campus in the modest, but very pleasant grounds. The bungalows themselves are a standard arrangement of a bedroom, bathroom and living/kitchen area with a shaded patio to the front. Basically equipped, compared to other similar complexes and begining to feel somewhat tired. The TV is now included in the price but the safe is still charged for as is the wi-fi. There is a new gym facility, however the poor quality and poorly maintained equipment means its very disappointing,

The place feels like it is settling down after a few years where there were a few problems and a high turn over of staff. The bar is also much better with moderated music and more professional bar staff. However, the twin single beds continue to be anything but comfortable and I would recommend that the next priority for investment should be new beds and bedding.

Room Tip: Poolside is for seeing and being seen all the time. Off pool is quieter and has more space.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Very clean, pleasant, basically equipped bungalows- a kettle would have been nice. Ideally located between the beach and the Yumbo centre opposite the Cita centre which has supermarkets/ resturants and shops.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I come 3 time in a year playa del ingles and i come always in los almendros, thanks to JOSE the manager, you are great !
The bungalows are nice, quiet, the piscine is good, very quiet in the morning, front of the cita center, very good location .....
Just goo!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

I stayed many times at Los Almendros and in other resorts. Los Almendros is idealy located that's the main point. And management makes you welcome and spares no effort to make you enjoy your holidays (thank you Jose). On the down side the bungalows are very basic, beds are not ideal and equipment is minimal. Internet connection rarely works so do not pay for it. The swimming pool is not heated (not great in the winter) and the jaccuzi is barely warm. The main negative point is the bar. The staff is unfriendly, incompetent and lazy. If you wish to get a cocktail head for the yumbo center. Forget about the breakfast it is minimal and expensive and it will not be served before 10am. In summary compared to other gay resorts Los Almendros is a good value.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here from the 5th March 2014 to the 12th March and couldn't fault it one bit. We called them in advance and asked if we could request a double bed and a pool facing bungalow. They couldn't promise anything but when we walked in the door we were greeted by Jose who was very pleased to tell us that we could have both. The bungalow itself has everything you would need for a week in the sun. The bed was huge and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped but maybe a kettle would be useful for the English tea drinkers amongst us. We had bungalow number 17 which was in the corner and purely because of its location it was a little dark inside but that wasn't an issue. The bar staff Ricardo, Jorge & David were very friendly and really made us feel welcome. Ricardo makes the BEST coffees! The food they served was great value for money and was available all day. The accommodation and complex were spotlessly clean and well maintained. The cleaners Nena, Dunia & Araceli didn't seem to stop working, they were so polite and always checked with us if it was OK to come and clean our bungalow and they were happy to come back again later in the day. They were good fun and did a fantastic job.

Los Almendros are happy for you to have visitors come and spend the day with you by the pool and unlike other complexes in the area, they do not charge for this. They threw a BBQ on one of the days we were there and it was fantastic. Food was good and it was all you can eat for 10 euros. The atmosphere around the pool is lively at times which is good fun and quiet on other days. The pool a jacuzzi were very clean and well maintained. The age mix here is varied from people in their 20's right up to the higher end of the scale and we made friends with a lot of the guys here.

Overall I would highly recommend staying here as it is fantastic value for money, it is a 10 min walk to the Yumbo centre and a half an hour walk to the gay beach (no7) via the big hotel. The staff work hard to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible and its very clean and maintained. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Gran Canaria.

Room Tip: If you book in advance I would ask for a poolside room if you like to be more sociable or if you pre...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Avenida Francia 3, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 92 Speciality Lodging in Playa del Ingles
Price Range: £56 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bungalows Los Almendros Gays Exclusive Vacation Club 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Los Almendros is a wonderful complex of bungalows, private and exclusively designed for the gay community, offering high quality accommodations. We give you all services that you need and the best amenities so you can enjoy unforgettable holidays. ... more   less 
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