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Hotel Grand Teguise Playa
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Costa Teguise
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“still tired looking but great location”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I stayed for one week at the hotel. I have stayed before and hoping that as the hotel had possibly come under new ownership I was hoping that it had been refurbished. I shared a twin room with my daughter and both of us woke with a bad case of back ache as the beds were very uncomfortable. The hotel is cleaner than my last stay but really needs updating. There are two lovely pools but is it necessary for people to claim ownership of the sun beds by placing towels out at 7.45am? It really is a source of annoyance as some days the towels remained for many hours without the beds being used. There is a seating area which is under cover and is allegedly a no smoking area, given that staff were happy to put ash trays out did not seem to give the happy smokers the idea that it was actually a no smoking area. Breakfast was ok, the juice was vile from a machine, coffee not much better. However there was a good choice and catered for every taste. We went to the bar for one drink, my daughter had rose wine and I had red, they were undrinkable. The location of the hotel is great as it is in easy reach of local shops and bars and also beaches. In essence it was the location that made this hotel worthwhile but will probably not return. This was meant to be a relaxing break and I really do NOT like having one of the 'fun team' point at me and shriek 'you do stretching' or some other activity.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed here Oct 13, hotel is fine, the rooms could have done with a refurb but everything was lovely and clean. Food was fine, perhaps not as much choice as at other hotels, however everything was fresh and tasted nice. All the staff were great, v friendly and helpful. Two lovely swimming pools, the deep pool in particular was fantastic, really big, very clean and hardly used so could enjoy some proper swimming. Activities team were good fun. Evening entertainment was the usual mix of good and not so good. Nice resort too. Ladies out there, definitely take your hair dryer the ones provided are dire.

Room Tip: 4th floor was nice, think you pay more for higher.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Minor changes since Feb/March, the introduction of water dispensers at the bars instead of take away bottles, not enough for through the night as there were times they were empty or no cups. New carpets on all floor landing areas was a good improvement, rooms are a little tired but cleaned and serviced, plus at a place like this you only wash and sleep there. Met numerous return guests, (speaks volumes) plus we are to return March 2014. still some obvious things could be sorted, give men a decent size plastic cup for beers, save cost on repeat smaller cups, a lack of evening bar and child snacks unless you feed a machine. The addition of further water dispensers i.e. one per landing if only for night time period would benefit, on the whole the food is more than acceptable, breakfast being very good and capable of seeing many through to dinner, but you can still have lunch if required, there shouldn't be much room for complaint, however some items are not always easy to identify and the addition of a daily menu board may allow the choice of dining in or out on a particular day. The hotel as the advantage of being situated right next to the sea with excellent access to the promenade walks around the resort leading back to the hotel in both directions, with the Cucharas beach side newly relaid.

Room Tip: Pre request a room between the two sets of lifts to get the best views with the longest period of...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 22 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This hotel is in a good location overlooking the sea and small beach, with a promenade which goes on for what seems miles in either direction, so you can walk your brains out if you so wish. The reception area is impressive and feels like you are in a large atrium overlooking the lounge and bar area, which are both spotless. Pool area is lovely and well kept with ample sunbeds, however if you are a smoker, ash trays are like rocking horse manure, very rare!!.

The food in the hotel can only be described as hit & miss. Breakfasts are very good with more choice than you actually need and everything was prepared and cooked well. The other meals were, for us an acquired taste, so even if you go all in, be prepared to eat out in the resorts many restaurants. The layout of the dining room was quite amazing. Despite the hotel being busy, it never felt overcrowded and there was hardly any queuing for food or drinks. The dining room staff were, on the whole attentive and pleasant.

Hotel rooms could only be described as a bit tired and in need of an upgrade to give them that 4 Star feel, but they were bright and airy and kept spotlessly clean.

The hotel claims to have a gym. This description is a bit loose to say the least. What it actually has, is an old squash court with some very second hand equipment in it, most of which is either set wrong or doesn't work. So if like me you enjoy a bit of a work out before breakfast, bring your running shoes!

We really enjoyed our week at the Grand Teguise. but despite the facilities it does not feel like a 4 Star hotel, nothing in it makes you feel special, or gives it any wow factor.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 22 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Me and my daughter (16) stayed at this hotel from 29/10/13 to 5/11/13.

On arrival the hotel looked posh and big. The reception and bar are classy and the bar has a revolving section that is quite funky. One minute you are facing certain people then a few minutes later you are looking at different people as the lounge section is revolving....weird on the senses!

Good points: Great lounge bar and stage - rooms are acceptable although are one had shower taps hanging off. I woke one morning and where the bed sheets had moved i could see the base of the bed, it was old, tired and quite worn (well hidden with the bed sheets though).
Staff, waiters and waitresses were always polite and courteous.
Food was good with different choices each day, fish in sauces, lightly battered hake,squid (never saw one prawn in the week though). There was chicken breasts in batter, chicken in sauces, lamb chops, pork chops, beef steaks (not sirloin or rump), grilled sardines, gammon steaks, cold pork, cold hams,artichokes, beetroots, coleslaw's, egg salads, salads galore, chips, potato side dishes, grilled peppers, aubergines, onions, pastas, bolognese, cannelloni, spaghetti ,penne.
Breakfast options were fresh cooked omelettes, fried eggs, boiled eggs, scrambled, bacon, chorizo sausages, hot dog sausages, cooked tinned tomatoes, cooked fresh tomatoes, ham & cheese toastie triangles, beans, toast, bread, coffee, tea, orange juice, even sparling wine at breakfast if you wanted!....you will not go hungry.
Wine and beer are plentiful at lunch and dinner....ask for a wine and you get a half carafe each time. Beer is in half pint glasses and tastes good...as does the wine.

Swimming pools are large (quite cold), sunbeds are plentiful with lots still available at 9am. Pool bar is nice but a long walk if your at the other end of the pools (think two bars would have been better, one either end). Pool tables and table tennis tables (outside) have seen better days. Animation team were okish. Night entertainment in the lounge bar was good on a few nights and they do come round the pool each day and ask if you would like to take part, but they don't pressure you.

Bad points:

Our room, although quite nice, was tatty around the edges and was situated at the far end of the hotel. When we left our room each day you could smell an odour in the corridors like dampness. The corridor walls were chipped and dirty in places. Ceilings had some cracks/holes ( it needed a good lick of paint).

Paid for all inclusive especially as it included branded drinks.....we never got branded drinks once. I asked for a Jack Daniels on ice on the second night and the waiter told me it was not included (nothing like a nice bit of mis-selling to pull the punter in eh!)

The Russians that were at the hotel were loud and arrogant and seemed to have arrived in groups of 5, these were mainly males (one demanded to smoke in the non-smoking bar which caused a bit of a scene.....i don't like the Russians (from own experience)...sorry!)

Weather:
Out of the whole week we spent here we got 2 full days of sun (30% at times!), 4 day's of sun and cloud....oh not forgetting the wind and one whole day of rain. Saying that we still came back with a good tan.

Would i go back? Probably not....i don't like being lied to (branded drinks....not!) And its a bit to windy for my liking.

This is of course my own opinion on this hotel and i'm sure other people's will differ, however i have tried to be a realist in my review so please take that on board.

Room Tip: Get a room in view of the pool and not at the end of this hotel!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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6 Thank mikeho62
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 22 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The hotel and rooms are of a good standard. Although reception is under staffed and service is very slow. Our room was in the family block and was a great size. Very clean and nicely decorated with room for the children to play.

The kids club is brilliant. Jacqueline and the team are fantastic and ensured that my son had a superb holiday. The team are very child centered and quickly learned my sons name and would say hi Thomas where ever they saw him, making him feel very welcome and settled. The mini disco is great. Even though Jacqueline must be sooooo sick of the same songs you would never know this as she is enthusiastic and ensures the children participate and have fun. The Halloween production was amazing and the children clearly loved it (as did the parents). Thanks to the team from my son Thomas and his happy family.

We would definitely consider visiting again.

Room Tip: If you have children ask for the family block. As usual a top floor room reduces sound from other ro...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 22 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
Report response as inappropriate
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Thurso, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Our second visit didnt disapoint ,The hotel is 26yrs old this year & yes a bit tired in places but so clean .Rooms cleaned everyday clean toewls every day & bed changed often .The staff are all very helpful & kind .I dont know the names of the two dark haired ladies on reception but they were so kind & helpful & answered all my questions .Im a fussy eater but always found something to eat .The view from the bedrooms is to die for ,I would love to wake up to it every day .The normal some holiday makers up at the crack of dawn to put towels on sun longers ,I dont know why they bothered as there are enough beds for everyone .You have the best of everything at this hotel ,the beach at one side & the shops at the other
The entertainment was so so but enjoyable .
Would we go back ?..................Yes planning taking all the family next year

Room Tip: Room 160 or go to the top floor 609 great views
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GMTeguise, Deputy Manageress at Hotel Grand Teguise Playa, responded to this review, 22 May 2016
Dear guest,
We have the pleasure of presenting you the improvements completed at our hotel.
• Better Wi-Fi service
• New Carpets on the corridors and “Alisios Bar”
• 2 Tennis courts
• Children Playground
• Children Pool
• Adults Pool ( now 27º)
• Gym area and new machines with TV
• New Pool Bar and Chill out Area
• New Reception furniture
• New Pool terrace furniture
• New Lobby Bar furniture and Lobby Bar renovation
• Restaurant floor and decoration renovation
• Renovated rooms on the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.
We will continue working on the improvements of our facilities and guest satisfaction.
I’m taking the opportunity to let you know that it would be an honor to see you soon again in our hotel and to know once more your personal opinion.
Sincerely,
Laura Diaz - Deputy Manageress
Report response as inappropriate
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Property: Hotel Grand Teguise Playa
Address: Avda. del Jablillo, s/n, 35508 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain (Formerly Be Live Experience Grand Teguise Playa)
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Costa Teguise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Teguise
#7 Romantic Hotel in Costa Teguise
#8 Luxury Hotel in Costa Teguise
#9 Family Hotel in Costa Teguise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Teguise Playa 4*
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Teguise Playa Hotel is a hotel resort in Costa Teguise. Located in El Jablillo's coastline, this beach hotel is specially designed for couples and families with children who want to spend magical under excellent weather conditions at the Canary Islands. Common areas and Superior rooms have been recently renovated in order to offer to its guests more confort and quality during their stay. Rooms with balcony or terrace and spectacular sea views. For those who loves to play golf, The Be Live Experience Grand Teguise Playa Hotel holds agreements with the two existing golf courts in Lanzarote: the Lanzarote Golf and the Costa Teguise Golf. This hotel has the ISO 14001 Certification, as a result of its effective environmental management system. ... more   less 
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