Santa Catalina Hotel
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... of the fish and more money goes back to the fish industry and the researchers.
My plan would be to work for 2 months int the wet labs, 2 months in an aquaculture company and then 2 months in the dry labs.
Later that night there were no clouds, the moon was full and extremely bright, it was very nice. My room mate and I headed to the bar area and had the famous papas arugadas with spicy mojo sauce and their ...
... about the apartment, he gave me a pair of keys and I gave him rent for this month. The way he smiled at me is what made me doubt this whole thing, it was as if he knew something I did not. Once in Las Palmas the taxi driver dropped me on the right street but the building number was nowhere to be found, and then he drove off. I walked back some 20-25 meters and found the correct building. The moment of truth was if either of the keys worked with the front door. If ...
During my very short stay here, I happened across a performance by singers and dancers dressed in traditional costumes. I especially liked the men dancers’ outfits with their two layers of breeches and knitted leg-warmers.
I joined a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to see as much as possible and to get myself to the south part of the city, where the original town ...
... of eating, cooking, reading, relaxing, learning Spanish and film night sets in quickly.
The cloudless night sky and the cloudy day sky are both inspiring and the time you spend sitting around lends some insight into the reasons stories were told about constellations. Sunsets and birds soon become the main attractions.
After a while the rhythm of the boat takes over and a pattern emerges for each day. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSanta Catalina Hotel Las Palmas
We arrived to Hotel Santa Catalina, which is located centrally in Las Palmas, some time around 22:00 pm, local time.
The hotel was beautifully decorated with lights all over the place. Additionally, there were three sets of Christmas trees along the hallway covered with lights, which made the atmosphere fabulous.
We were given a room looking towards the back side of the garden. It was really a nice and quiet room, so some nights, thanks to the beautiful weather(20C), we could sleep with open windows.
Positive remarks: the whole hotel was really clean and tidy. The bed sheets/towels were changed every day.
The breakfast was nice, although bad quality coffee, as the coffee is maintained as a self-service from a coffee machine.
The location of the hotel is very central. But if you want to go to either (Triana/Mesa y Lopez) shopping street, taxi is needed.
The taxi fare is 1,70 eur daily tariff, 2,40 eur night tariff. Normally, the taxi ride ranges between 3-5 euros anywhere in the city.
Nice and cheap prices for the food/drinks in the bar of the hotel.
Michelin star restaurant for nice prices.
Negative remarks: few of the staff at the reception/waiters were rude and uninterested in the customers.
The rooms had only one key, and there was always a queue to leave or pick up your room key!
The toilet was too small and no ventilation whatsoever in the bathroom. (The room was ok though).
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.