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Hotel Gala
London, United Kingdom
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“AMZING HOTEL!!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Just returned from staying at this hotel! The hotel is absolutly amazing, the staff at the restaurant and bar are really friendly. (hello to the boys there) We met a lot of people and we going back there in October. Everynight after dinner there was different shows each night and a disco later on. During the day there's a lot of activities going on and if you win any of it you will get an award before the show. The activities are: water polo, aqua gym, coctail game and lots more!!

The rooms are really good. You could chose if you want the cleaners each day. We always had new towels, sheets, shampos and shower gel provided.

The food was good! Breakfast was the same each day but you had lots to choose from. Cereal with hot/cold milk, lots of different bread and rolls and crosistans, eggs, baked beans, bacon, sosagues, fruits, tea, coffee, 5-6 different juices, salads, vegetables, and lots more.
Lunch and dinner was good too!! Different cultural food every day, for example mexican, spanish.

It's also perfect for families with kids, it has mini club two or three times a day, where they sing, dance, draw. Also a seperate swimingpool for the children.

There are two swimingpools one is up to 1.20 but I'm sure its was even 1.40. And the other one was 1.80. Plenty of free sun beds. You had to pay for the matteras but it's not essencial.

There's 6 floors, we were on the ground floor, and we didn't complain! we had garden, with chairs, and tables and sunbeds.

Overall you didn't had to leave the hotel to go to the ocean as the entertaintment was simply amazing.

Can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: We were at the ground floor and we didn't hear anything, I assume everwhere at the hotel is good...
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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Just spent 9 days at this hotel with my partner and step daughter from 22nd june 1st july 2014 very good hotel in a great location food absolutely fabulous rooms very clean and staff very pleasant would definitely stop here again and would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone very enjoyable stay tony turner skelmersdale

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Just returned from a week staying in this hotel, meeting some friends. To be honest, the hotel itself was pretty good and have no substantial complaints about the standard or the facilities. My room (aside from where it was) had everything I could have expected of it, and was kept spotlessly clean throughout my stay by the housekeeping staff. I stayed on a half board basis, and have to say the food was not bad at all. Breakfast had reasonable selection (cooked breakfast had the normal continental twist to it!) and the evening meals were varied night on night and were generally pretty good for a hotel buffet. The staff were on the whole helpful, but would not say over-friendly (with the distinct exception of the guy working the grill in the evening - always pleasant and friendly).
I only caught a bit of the evening entertainment after dinner, but have to say it seemed pretty good. The pool facilities were also pretty good, although spent little time there. If you want to use the gym and spa facilities downstairs, it will cost €15 per day to use unless you upgrade to a sea view room for a similar price. There were none available for me, and decided not to use the spa. Internet was slow, but there is a McDonald near the hotel with faster and free internet (or for the price of a coffee).

The biggest complaint for this hotel is unfortunately it's location, which short of moving the hotel is nothing that can be easily resolved. The hotel is more or less on the 'strip', which is awash with relentless noisy clubs, bars and lap dancing clubs. My room unfortunately was facing the two pubs across the road, playing loud music until around 0400. You are unable to walk down the street after 2000 without being constantly accosted by PRs pushing you to visit the places as above, as well as an army of guys that do not seem to understand you do not wish to buy sunglasses at night or a watch when you are already wearing one!! After midnight, the pushy prostitutes are out in force and unfortunately for my friend was pick pocketed by them for his phone. I was also awoken at 0500 one morning by a mass brawl with police intervention. The better beaches and restaurants for the daytime are located towards either Los Christianos or Costa Adeje.

In summary, not a bad hotel but beware the unsavoury occurrences outside the hotel at night. Might be worth considering getting non street facing room particularly if staying as a family. Sorry to grumble, but hope this might help....

Room Tip: Higher rooms, definitely not street facing
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel was stunning, rooms were left spotless after maids had been in daily. If I had any complaints it would be the fact that sun bed mattresses were not provided with the sunbed as you had to rent them. Also if you go bed and breakfast be prepared to eat out a lot as you are only provided with a small minibar and no cooking facilities. The breakfast selection is brilliant: a lot to choose from. We didn't have a sea view room therefore didn't get any sun on our balcony at any time of the day and we were worried about the noise from pubs across the street however I am a light sleeper and had no issues with this. The location of the hotel is around 15 minute walk from the main streets with restaurants and shops however there are restaurants/pubs located near hotel not as good. Very close to beach 5 minute walk. Overall everything we desired was within 15 mins radius and had a great time.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The rooms in the hotel are of an ample size and well finished. Free bathrobes and slippers were provided in the bathroom with everything else you could think of even down to tooth brushes and toothpaste. The staff were very friendly and helpful. the service was first class. Very cosmopolitan in the mix of guests staying there, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, to mention just a few so polish up on your languages before going.
The food was extremely good with a wide verity of choices each night and for breakfast.
Two minor bug bears. The WiFi in the hotel is expensive and unreliable even when paid for however there are plenty of places nearby who offer free WiFi to their customers and they proved to provide a more stable connection.
Secondly the animation team seem to be deaf playing loud music beside the pool in the afternoon. when asked to turn it down they did so.
Good central location however if you want to go to the main shopping area it is a bit of a hike but a taxi is only 5 Euro.
All in all a hotel i would go back to again as our stay was very enjoyable.

Room Tip: Sea view room good value for money as it will cost 15 euro a day to use the spa. With a sea view roo...
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I have just returned from staying there and was very pleased with accommodation, cleanliness and quality of service. Food was great with lots to choose from. The pool area was good with two pools and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. Great location and central to lots of entertainment nearby. Lots of different nationalities staying which made it more interesting. I would love to go back again.

Room Tip: South side quieter and with a higher room you get better view
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Ignore any of the bad reviews this hotel was very good, right opposite the strip with all the bars and clubs but far enough to be quiet at night.

Very clean modern, had WiFi but you had to pay but was only about 20 euros for a week. Breakfast wasn't great but the bar opposite called Wigan arms did a good English for 4 euros.

Considering it only cost £120 for 5 nights it was an absolute bargain and I would definately return.

Tenerife's not for everyone but for a relatively cheap week you cant really lose!

Room Tip: ask for a sea view
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Property: Hotel Gala
Address: Avda Arquitecto Gomez Cuesta, 3, 38650 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Playa de las Americas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Playa de las Americas
#21 Luxury Hotel in Playa de las Americas
#23 Family Hotel in Playa de las Americas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Gala 4*
Number of rooms: 308
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