Sol Princesa Dacil
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... at once and I felt totally relaxed and possibly just begining to wonder what was over the next hill.
We are now back at our recently acquired home in Eastbourne, close to our latest grandson and family. The Canaries trip proved a good test for further trips but I'm told the need for realism in planning a more appealing and adventurist journey is needed; such realism restricts my instincts.As you all know dreams can come true and occasionally do.
So this was my first ever vacation that I went on alone. Prior to this it has always been with family or not at all. LOL. So this was new. I have to say that I took a lot of heckling from the French about this. As I made my preparations for tickets, cell phones etc, they would ask me if I was going with my boyfriend. No, I would say. Well why not? Because I don't have one. What, you don't have a boyfriend!?? Then their eyes would bulge a ...
... out beside our bed...I could actually see his individual eyeballs. It was gross. I thought about putting a glass over him and leaving him for the maid to deal with but decided to try and remedy the situation myself while Mike helpfully asked if I'd like him to help me from somewhere in the vicinity of the hallway. I declined and whacked Señor Cucamunga with a flip flop. In retrospect a boot would have been a better idea because I then had to step on the flip flop to finish ...
... a ship in the morning and when we were getting back to the ship that afternoon, to see them finish and take off immediately. Before we left, another ship docked in its place.
The high speed car ferries make regular trips to other islands. The docks are so long that a bus picks you up at the ship and takes you to the street at the beginning of the dock for 4 euros. We decide to walk it. We decided to forego any shore excursions ...
... track of all the nautical miles we’ve done and we needed 2,634 to make our grand total reach an impressive 100,000. How many had we done? Unbelievably, we’d sailed a total of 2,624. I could not believe it… we were only 10 miles short. 10 miles!! So we’ve done a total of 99,990 nautical miles and will have to wait until our next cruise to reach our milestone. :-(
We had a decent breakfast in the Palms ...
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Nice view, shame about the food..
This hotel is a good 'base' if you want to get out and about on the island. The top 3 floors are air conditioned, of a good standard, and maintained every day. Most of the staff are friendly, and my first impression was of a 'holiday camp' atmosphere. All it needed was Sua Pollard to give a 'Hi-di Hi' each morning really.
There are no fridges at all here as it states in some brochures and web sites, and unless you purchase your drinks in the evening from the bar, you may be asked to do so, even if you buy from the hotel shop (drinks not included in evening meal). I thought the fresh fruit (which I squeezed) in the morning was good, and kept me going in mornings; there is also a 'steak-house' very near to hotel which is a change if you want to sleep in and have brunch. Incidentally- the menu does not change from day to day accept at weekends, Sunday if I remmember, where they add steak to the selection, which is usually of pork chops, salamy, bacon, hot dogs, ham, gammon ect.. anything you like, as long as it's pig! lol And there is chicken too if you feel like a change. Then there is salad morning noon and night, and the piella.. enough said.
There are plenty of places though close by to eat out, and a little place we found helpful for going day trips just up the road. There is always spaces around the pool, and a good family atmosphere there. The entertainment we found good again, at weekends, otherwise it is all for the kids. Little things like the lift not working (specially if you are on the top floor) and the noise some nights of the local bars, and constant traffic can be annoying (get a pool view). The TV has a good selection though; and you can enjoy the view of Los Christianos at night- but only one at a time + no swinging any gerbills on the balcony. lol
The day trip we had to la Gomera was exellent value, and the dophin shows we saw on the island were amazing, worth the trip itself. I do hope the hotel can pick up and improve, but it would have to be shaken up completly downstairs, and a few exra's like a fridge and tea/coffee in the rooms to get four stars. Otherwise, worth the three star rating, at a good price.
I'm 14 and it is my second time stopping at Sol Princesa Dacil with my family. Had a great holiday as we did the last time. The entertainment was alrite, and this time they had a downstairs disco from 11pm untill 2 in the morning which was good for me and my mates i met there. The drinks are quite expensive at the hotel. Staff are very friendly. The beach and shops are only 5 - 10 minutes away from the hotel which is ideal. Taxi's are cheap enough. A good bar i would reccomend is 'Chicago's' which is just 5 minutes walk along the sea front which does good food and drinks with night time entertainment. The food in the hotel is not brilliant but is okay. They have chips and nuggets which is good, and you can usually find something to eat as there is a wide variety to choose from. Anabell is a good entertainer and made the holiday great. The rooms are spacious and have TV's and a great shower which i went in like twice every day. Only the top 3 floors have air conditioning so it is a good idea to hire a fan from reception for about 25 euros. If your worrying about seeing lots of cockroaches then theres no need to because we saw 1 cockroach in the hotel in the whole 2 weeks of stopping at the hotel. Lots of good activities during the day, which you dont need to be in the kids club to do. The entertainers run these activities and are for all ages. Overall i had a brilliant holiday and would definateley consider going back there again.
Have Fun If You Go :)
Amazing as Always
The hotel is always brilliant,as are all the staff and the entertainments team. We'll be coming back for our 7th time, theirs no doubt about that! See you all later this year or next year!
Just arrived back from another great holiday at the Dacil.Hotel nice & clean food great as always.Staff excellent ,friendly& helpful.This was our 3rd yr there already booked for next yr! Rooms are spacious.Entertainment at night is good but entertainment team not as good as last yr. EXCELLENT holiday for families.It has got a kids club as well & they have a mini disco for the kids at night to keep them entertained.
Much Loved And Missed!
I went there with my friend Amy and her parents. we had our own room which was perfect for us, it did not have air conditioning which the superior rooms on the 13th, 14th and 15th floors had, but we found it ok with the windows and balcony door open. there were activities to do in the day, demonstrations on sangria making and piela making and in the evening about 6 we got ready for dinner, mind you we werent ready until 7. dinner opens at 6, and closes at 10, one night i went in for another sneaky meal as i was still hungry after the first, i got mocked by the resturant staff for doing this for the rest of my holiday though. waiting staff are really fun, but the best people to know are the entertainment staff! they are really funny and made the holiday worthwhile. they leave in the next 3 weeks though when the season ends, so you may not meet the same people as we did, hope the people you meet are equally fit...did i say fit?... i meant good at their job, he he! anyway find out for yourself! lozzi.x.
i have just came home from tenerife with my boyfriend and i would definetly reccommend it to anyone! there were a couple of things that could be improved like breakfast and the reception staff but overall it was excellent. the entertainment was really good most of the time and the entertainers were really good with all of the holidaymakers! the location was really good it was near the beach, shops and bars. if your looking for a lively bar the 'bluebell' bar is a scottish bar around the corner and it was really good! oh and if you book make sure the travel agency tells you there are superior rooms because the standard rooms have no air conditioning!
have a good holiday : )
Value for money, great location
On our first visit to the Canaries we wanted a clean,smart, no hassle hotel with helpful, friendly staff, catering for young and old.
Excellent spacious rooms with balcony, TV, piped music,safe and bidet(!) My family chilled out here for a week by the small but adequate pool and adjoining kiddie pool. 5 minutes walk from the beach/shops, this is a quiet retreat, an ideal base. The food is what you would expect from a typical Spanish buffet - not to everyone's tastes every night, but there's always a choice. There will always be moaners - they should get a life and pig out on the dozen flavours of unlimited ice cream like we did.The entertainment staff put on a big effort throughout the week - Ariane is a bundle of energy and her blonde friend is drop dead gorgeous! you get what you pay for - book with confidence.
Really fit waiters (-specially Jose, hands off hes mine!) The eve entertainment was a rite laf. Hotel in v.good location, near the beach, shops+bars. Really good place, suitable 4 all!
The hotel was in a great position. Near to the promenade on which you could walk all the way to Las Americas (if you wanted). It was wheelchair-friendly and comfortable. Some of the rooms had been refurbished to a high standard (in Jan 2002) and we presume it will all be completed when we go again in Feb 2003.
Well, we keep returning!
We have stayed in this hotel on 6 occasions in the last 10 years which says a lot. Whatever, you need to remember that the accomodation is cheap so realistically, you only get what you pay for. Having said that, the location is good, 200 metres walk to the sandy beach (uphill walking back). The rooms have improved over the years and the refurbishment program continues. They have family rooms too. Buffet breakfast can be tiresome towards the end of two weeks (I'm being polite here!) however the buffet evening meal is usually very good with lots of variety. Pool ok, bars ok and all staff are usually very professional but friendly with it. My experience of complaints suggest that they come from the English who tend to want something for nothing. Indeed my only complaint is having to share the hotel with other English people! (I'm English too hehe )