Seaside Palm Beach
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... a histology test. We had to make an incision from under their gills down their stomachs up until their anus. They very carefully try and separate the skin right behind the gills from their organs and muscles. They were then placed in a jar with formaldehyde for preservation.
At the end of day I was asked by Antonio to feed the newly arrived cuttlefish, which are about .5 cm long. I uploaded some photos I was able to take.
After the day ...
Usual day at work. Initial feeding, preparation of more feeding, proceeding feeding, siphoning and counting of mortalities. Today Antoni has his initial experiment set up. He has 21 tanks to be used for his Nutrition and Bone Development of Seriola. We has to catch 125 juvenile Seriola from Mesocosmo 2, these little guys were about 1-2 mm long. Juvenile Seriola are very weak, and moving them from one tank to another will kill a ...
... to an RV parking lot at a beach with a bus stop next to it. So we decided to stay at this beach for short while, and catch the next bus. We wanted to go to Maspalomas to see the sand dunes and have a swim there, but the bus went straight to Las Palmas. We hopped on and headed home. Next time we will rent a car for the weekend and do the sand dunes and more beach camping. ...
... Good news is that the skipper, Hafe, is a good friend of Antonio, the researcher I am working with. He gave me his number and told me to call him anytime i have a free Saturday and he will take me fishing, free of charge or not I am not sure; but has mentioned that I can help around, doing video with his GoPro and cleaning the boat and rods once the day is over.
I was then joined by my room mate with all my camping gear, ...
... was a highlight of the day, looking for the cache in the middle of many tourists at the spot. Once located, we wrote our names and headed back down for the bus. The day ended early because I had to wake up at 6:30am to get a bus to Puerto Rico to go fishing. That night I had a Mojito of Canaria, a very sweet mojito based on banana and banana liquor. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsSeaside Palm Beach Maspalomas
The food was delicious, a choice of buffet on some nights and others it was a menu but there was always enough choices. The dessert was always buffet style.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
You are 2mn walk from the beach, from downtown for some bicycle renting, beautiful walks around.
The rooms are big and beautiful.
There is an area for children with their own pool, playground and even a daycare. There is a pool for everyone and then there is a pool where no kids are allowed so its quiet and peacful.
There is something for everyone!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Seaside Palm Beach Maspalomas
Just came back from this hotel - what a lovely hotel. The hotel staff could not do enough for us. Beautiful hotel great location especially if you get a sea view from one of the upper floors (our room was 619 great views).
Nice property pity about the staff and service
We went to this resort and although the pool and bedrooms were good we were very upset by some of the overall service and amenities. Staff were not so friendly, especially the grouchy consierge. God forbid you don't speak German then your really out of luck when it comes to getting looked after by staff.
All air-conditioning was turned of by midnight even though it was about 35 degrees celcius in the rooms at night! The last day they claim to store luggage in a "locker room" which was just a den that smelled like pure sewage. Service at lunch and dinner was extremely poor. During the bbq night we had to wait 20 minutes to order a drinks and then another 10 for it to come to the table! Thankfully there was some great local restaurants with friendly staff otherwise this would have been a real damper!
For someone who has been in the travel business for 18 years, staying or recommending this property is a definte NO NO! Traveler beware. (Wrote to hotel management and in keeping with what we experienced, they couldnt be bothered enough to answer)
A friendly hotel in a superb location, doorsteps away from the fantastic beach of Maspalomas. Staff extremely helpful, and remembered our names and faces by the second day.
Stayed in a master suite, on the top floor, which is twice the size of a standard room, with 2 balconies facing the palm forest and swimming pool (this is the view for most rooms, though there are some facing the beach and sea).
Half-board included, and there is a choice of 2 restaurants, the more casual pool-side one or the slightly more upmarket Italian restaurant, offering a variety of menus, from barbecues to sit-down dinners. The warm weather allowed us to dine al fresco on several evenings. There is also a formal French restaurant, famous in Gran Canaria but expensive compared to local standards.
2 huge swimming pools, one for thalassotherapy with underwater massage, also 3 different types of saunas (Finnish, steam and aromatherapy). Spa treatments, though the list not extensive, were adequate: tried the rasul (mud body treatment followed by tropical rain shower) in the hamman room, Sen Tao hot stone massage and ayurvedic massage.
I was also very impressed with their IT facilities: rooms have internet access, also computers in the library for daily use, and I was even offered a laptop to be used in the wifi area in the lounge.
The beautiful 1-mile long golden beach is only 5 minutes walk away, and it is possible to walk into the sand-dunes to visit the nature reserve. Nude sunbathing is allowed in the middle section of the beach.
Hier stimmt einfach alles: Service, Essen, Pool-Landschaft - alles vom Feinsten!
Werde meinen nächsten Urlaub wieder im Seaside Palm Beach verbringen!
Absolut empfehlenswertes Hotel!
stayed palm beach in May, excellent location,minutes from beach, resort within walking distance, guests mostly german few brits , food excellent, rooms quite large clean, 2 pools, 1 was adults only,also saunas, beauty treatments + masssages available, activities throughout day water aerobics, fashion shows etc if you want to join in no pressure , evening entertainment not that good, overall had a brilliant week our only niggle was in the restaurant at night tables for two were a bit squashed too close together though some nights they had barbecue on so seating was all outside,which was nicer,also if on half board you can substitute your evening meal and eat at lunchtime instead you have a choice.
would recommend this hotel and would go back
Treat yourself, its worth it!!
We have just returned from a wonderfully sunny week at the Palm Beach. I was intrigued by the hotel after reading a great article in the Times which described it as being a luxury hotel that was fine for kids too, and took my 2 year old with us. Its a really fun design hotel, that was apparently built in the 70s and renovated in 2002. I guess its a matter of taste (apparently some rooms are in coral and violet), but our room was decorated in hues of brown and beige and we had the most fantastic view of the sea and sand-dunes. It was really comfortable and the way that it was decorated made us feel a bit like we were movie stars in California.
Half board was well worth it, and alternates between 4 course dinner and barbecue buffet. The dinner was served in the Restaurant and it was actually quite nice to dress up in the evening with jacket and tie. Dress seemed to be more relaxed on the barbecue nights as we were sitting out on the terrace. A couple of times I asked the maître to puree up some of the food for our little one, and there was no problem at all. We used the babysitting service a couple of times and the lady was so lovely, I would have been happy to have taken her home with us.
There isn't a kids club as such, but we weren't looking to deposit the little one elsewhere - there is an adventure playground and baby pool, and best of all the hotel is just a hop, skip and a jump from the fantasic sandy beach. There were a few activities going on during the day, and I think that my wife took part in almost all the the daily t'ai chi, yoga and stretch classes. I managed to get away for an anti-stress massage in the spa, and having fallen asleep during the process and probably snored, I was too embarrased to go back for more!!!
In all, I would recommend this hotel for those looking for luxury, excellent food and a bit of pampering in a sophisticated environment - great to recharge the batteries.
Do NOT take Kids..!
We went to the Palm Beach in mid March 2005 with our 14 month old boy,having been given to understand that the hotel was looking to develop the family and younger oriented 'style' groups.We were somewhat misled.There's nothing wrong with the hotel itself -stylish enough rooms (but don't go for anything less than a junior suite if you want to swing the odd cat around),comfortable lounge and reception areas (although the common areas leading to the room were suprisingly tatty) and generally good food.
But families beware - when we were there the average age of the hotel guest hovered around the mid seventies,and they were openly intolerent of young children.This was equally true of the staff - for instance,getting a babychair for meals seemed beyond most waiters job descriptions.The most excruciating point was when we dined in the main restaurant (the half board option). Calling it formal would be an understatement (jackets and ties please gentlemen) and expecting a 14 month old to behave and wait for a 5 course dinner served over 2 hours is maybe a little optimistic.There was no other eating option below this bar room service.
Family gripes aside, given this hotel is also trying hard to position itself as a 'design hotel' (it's part of the Design Hotels collection) ,it needs to look closely at the demographic make up of it's current customer base before it can punch its weight in this area.
I'm left with the lingering image of a herd of overdressed octogenarian German couples waltzing their way round the dance floor to Oom-pah music.. Enough said?
My husband and I spent a week in July 2004 at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here.
The hotel has been refurbished a couple of years ago and has very bright colourful decor all around the interior and in all of the rooms.
We spent the week in a junior suite which boasted a lounge area, bedroom, dressing area, bathroom and balcony which overlooked the main pool area.
The hotel is built in an arch shape which ensures no winds or strong breezes around the pool.
The thing my husband and I enjoyed most was the adult only pool. This pool was located by the health spa and had built in jets and jacuzzis and music playing under water. No children were allowed to swim or sunbathe in this area which made it really relaxing and quiet.
Located by this pool was also a secluded sandy bathing area and an outdoor gym and saunas.
I had a massage in the spa which was very enjoyable. It was carried out by a man so be sure to specify if you would prefer a female masseusse.
The hotel was immaculately clean and the food was excellent.
The hotel is a 2 minute walk to the beach and there are numerous bars and restaurants and shops located approx 5 minutes away.
The beach stretches to Playa de Ingles and you can walk there in about half an hour along the beach.
I would definately recommend this hotel.
Top class hotel
returned from this hotel in october 2004. originally had been booked elsewhere but because of over booking we were allocated the palm beach instead. This hotel is out of this world. Everything from the food, rooms, to the location were excellent. Best holiday ever and will definately be back. Only a small gripe there were only about another 6 families in the whole of the hotel who were English so therefore geared more for other nationalities.
The seventies are back again!
This hotel is nestled in the wonderful oasis of Maspalomas, just a few steps from the amazing beach and sanddunes of Maspalomas.It is a privately owned 5 star hotel, with many regular guest. Last year the hotel was renovated in the style of the seventies. The large garden was also redesigned and a spa added.Overall this must be one of the best places to stay in the canaries. The staff is friendly and efficient, the cuisine excellent, the aminities plentifull. In addition the hotel staff organizes games and sports all day long. Evening entertainment. The best: compared to other hotels it is still affordable.