Mogan Princess & Beach Club
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... the beach and found a secluded spot to stand and listen to music. The water barely touched my toes as I zoned out in a state of total bliss. I closed my eyes and took some deep meditative breaths; just as I was breathing in a huge wave came and soaked me from head to toe. I don't know how it's possible! After that one wave they returned to barely tickling the edge of my feet. It was jarring to say the least. I had to go back to the hotel to change ...
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This entry covers briefly the last five days of our trip which have been centred at Costa Teguise.
The hotel is on the seafront but, unfortunately the apartment allocated to us, although absolutely immaculate, has no sunny aspect or view. We're on an all inclusive basis for the price of B&B so we decided to eat breakfast and lunch, drink some of the drinks and go out ...
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Long time I know, I wont write much in this entry as I have to upload two more entries. But Ill say this: I went to the Canary Islands for East for a week. It was beautiful, the weather much warmer and was able to swim in the pool and get a ...
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Worth a visit
we found mogan princess to be a very welcoming clean and comfortable hotel to stay in. The junior suite which we occupied afforded us roomy modern and comfortable accomodation,including two spacious bath/shower rooms and spectacular views across to puerto del mogan harbour. The weather during our stay undoubtedly enhanced our holiday with high 70-80 temps.
The hotel is situated high on a hillside and the walk to the lovely cove would be difficult for anyone physically challenged.
The dining room is comfortable and provided a large choice of hot and cold foods, which we found offered a good variety.
The entertainment at night was very proffessional and we were more than happy to stay at the hotel .
Taxis to other areas eg. Puerto Rico/ Mogan, are plentiful and reasonable.
Ideal base with decent rooms
Mogan Princess - I found this hotel to be above the norm. I am 28, my partner is the same age and we travelled with our 11 year old son.
You do not go to a hotel to sit there, you have to explore.
We had a suite which was in block 1, which is directly on the pool.
We didnt spend any time in the hotel only at breakfast and dinner.
If you do not venture out of the hotel then you will not enjoy yourself.
We took cabs to P.Rico beach approx 10euros, we also went to mogan (fishing village) cab approx 5 euros where they serve fresh fish and you can also take the water taxi to p.rico beach and do submarine trips.
We went to Maspolomas, infact we went everywhere.
The staff at the hotel were very friendly and they catered for all of our needs, the only downside was that the TV channels were mostly german and the only english channels were sky news (sigh) but then again you do not go on holiday to watch tv.
The entertainment in the evenings was standard, but we were out most of the time.
Your holiday is what you make it and we had an absoulty wonderful time.
This hotel is a personal fav with the germans thou' not sure if i would use thsi hotel again but I enjoyed my time whilst I was there.
Did not live up to expectations
The hotel is set high up in a mountain so if you have any mobility problems forget it this place is not for you. Free buses are provided but you are stuck with their timetable. Hotel very clean and staff are nice but no sun at the pool until after lunch so we had to venture out in search of the sun in the morning.
Had to ask for tea/coffee making faciltites as non orginally provided. Entertainment on the night time was poor different acts every night doing the same kind of show - boring!! For a four star hotel I was not impressed.
No longer an Aparthotel
We have just returned from a much changed hotel. Many of the apartments have been divided into their separate rooms. Guests returning to the apartments they had enjoyed on previous visits were dismayed to find they had only one room, with no fridge.
The result of this transformation is that there are far too many guests for the hotel and the hard-working staff to cope with. Many more staff are needed in the restaurant where queues for dinner were the result of tables not being cleared. Food disappeared almost as soon as it was put out and the noise in the restaurant resembled a school canteen with the constant clattering of plates being cleared away to make room for the waiting guests.
Sunbeds were reserved from 8.15 onwards, despite a request in the hotel information for guests not to do so. The sun doesn't reach the pool until midday in October anyway!
Definately not to be recommended in the busy season and if booking with a travel agent check what kind of room you will be getting. Apartments cost more!
It is no good asking for a room in block 1, which is the best (although the lift broke down during 2 days when we were there) as you are assigned a room upon arrival and have to take what you are given.
We felt very sorry for the staff.
Perfect relexing holiday
I visited the Mogan Princes in April 2005 my first impression was this is perfect.
Im the type that likes the quiet holiday is comfort, well it certainly satisfied all my expectations.
The rooms are pleasant and very clean with room service every day. the staff are friendly and very helpful. 2 pools, 1 with a pool bar. pool games if you want to join in and also aqua aerobics for the ladies (pistol shooting for the gents when the ladies are splashing about).
The food was lovely with fresh fish from mogan bay wide choice of foods.
The Entertainment in this hotel was abit poor but the plus side is that you can use the facilities of all 3 Princess hotels in Mogan. I walk down the hill into the Taurito Princess and the Piano bar and 2 entertainment rooms were really good.
I enjoyed myself so much that i have booked a holiday to the Taurito Princess this time for November but only because its All Inclusive or i would of rebooked the Mogan Princess.
If you don't like the busy resorts with crazy bars this it a must holiday, Porto Mogan is amazing, took me 10 years holidaying to find a place so beautiful.
We have just returned from a week at the Mogan Princess and must say that we are very disappointed with the hotel. Rooms were large and clean but you spend little time in your room. The pool area was nice but not nearly big enough for this large hotel and nothing done to stop people leaving towels on sunbeds before going for breakfast. The food was OK but very repetitive and not always hot enough. The childrens disco from 8.30 until 10 was just someone playing records, no DJ and no games etc as we have had in other hotels. After this there is 30 mins to an hour of entertainment sometimes good sometimes very poor. The bar service is almost non existent with 2 behind the bar and one offering table servics the usual wait for a drink was about 20 mins. This hotel is not a 4 star more like a 3 star. The best thing about the Mogan Princess is the very hard working staff. We won't be back.
This hotel is 1 of the best hotel i have ever stayed in, its very clean and its staff are very Helpfull.
The view is wonderfull, as are the rooms
there is just about nothing bad to say about it (well apart from the entertainment but nobody goes on holiday to watch the entertainment do they)
If you are looking for a great hotel where you can go and relax and forget your worries then trust me this is what you are looking for
I will definatly be going back
First class quiet hotel
We booked a late availability (less than 2 weeks) to the Mogan Princess over Easter 2005, having checked it out with Trip Advisor.
The reviews were spot on!!
The holidaymakers that we came accross seemed to be a mixed bag of British, German, Dutch, Spanish and Scandernavian, mostly famalies, but with a good proportion of couples. There did not seem to be any single sex groupes (Stag / Hen parties etc) The hotel is probably a little too expensive for that branch of the market. The hotel seems to cater especially well for the wheel chair user, there were several there during our stay and seemed to have no problem negotiating lifts and ramps.
The hotel is in a very quiet part of the island, that can either be taken as an advantage or a disadvantage, depending what you want out of your stay. There are no clubs, bars or other evening entertainment places within walking distance, although you are able to use the facilities of the other two Princess hotels in the same bay. (We did not so cannot comment).
The only other "bad" point is the fact that the hotel is half way up a cliff with a typically spanish road and pavement leading to it, but do not let this put you off, the hotel more than makes up for this.
So to the good points. The hotel is spotless! I have never been to a hotel where the staff wash the sunbeds down every night with soapy water and line them up ready for the punters in the morning. this was indicitave of the whole establishment. the staff never seem to stop cleaning, even at 2:00am.
Reception is 24hour and the staff seem to speak evey possible language.
All of the rooms are suites of either two or three interconnecting rooms, each with it's own bathroom. They are simply but tastefully decorated with a small kitchen, TV and air conditioning, that only works when the power is on (via your key card) and the patio door is shut. All rooms have sea views and a balcony. The beds are firm and vast and the bathrooms boast both a bath and seperate shower. Four people sharing a two room suite could all get ready to go out at the same time!! there are 6 blocks of rooms, terraced up the cliff. By far the best rooms are in block 1. Although all of the rooms are serviced by lifts, you are soon going to get upset if you have to get to block 4 or five after a day by the pool. the very best rooms, especially if you have kids have to be the ones in block 1 that spill out onto the pool side via stepped terraces. Due to the nature of the construction of the hotel, the rooms on the lower floors of each block are bigger than those on the 3rd and 4th floors. So go for a low floor, preferably in block 1.
The restraunt and the food it serves are both top notch, considering that they are mass catering. Chips and beans are conspicuouse by their absence and the food changes daily, with a choice of at least 6 main dishes, abundant starters and sweets, finished off with cheese. Breakfast is also extensive and will cater for all tastes from Rice Krispies through a continental to the full English (possibly minus the black pudding & PG Tips).
The bar, although fantastically well decorated and furnished lacks soul and caters for famalies just a little too much (We have no kids). From a purly selfish point of view, we would have liked a small cosey bar area, rather than the huge dance floor and stage set up. If you have kids, they will love it. Having said this, the staff and entertainment were what you would expect in a good quality resort hotel and the drinks were not too pricey.
The hotel has three pools, a very large 0m to 2m heated family pool, a 0.3m toddlers pool and high up in the cliffs, away from the noise, an adult only solar heated swimming pool and terrace (guess where we plonked our bodies) All of the pools are spotless, with excellent tiled surfaces and facilities.
The hotel has a second lunch time resturant, although we never used it, preferring to have a huge breakfast, a snack from the hotel shop at lunch and an equally huge evening meal. The hotel also has a pool side bar with a happy hour from 5:00pm til 6:00pm BOGOF!!
The hotel runs free daily shuttles to the beach, the town of Mogan and to Peurto Rico. These are excellent modern air conditioned coaches, the only down side is that the times of departure are a bit odd. They leave very early in the morning and return at lunch. The local green busses are however cheap and frequent and stop at the bottom of the hill. From here, you can travel all over the island. Another alternative for travel is to hire a car, but beware, the hotel has no real car park and you are left fighting for a space, especially if you get back after 6:00pm.
All in all an excellent hotel in a superb quiet location.
Cheers. Mark & Nic.
Great if you just want to flop
Don't confuse with other Princess Hotels in area. This is a lovely new hotel with self catering facilities in the rooms. Facilites are great, the staff excellent and food good (albeit buffet style only). It really is lovely and most rooms have superb sea views. The reason they have the views is that the hotel is about 500' above the new and pretty little resort of Taurito. The only problem is the location. Although I like a walk, I just couldn't face the climb back up to the hotel and although there are curtesy busses they run very infrequently. So we drove down the hill and back again in our hire car which sounds a bit lazy until you see the hill in question. Next problem, here is a very large new hotel with hundreds of rooms but only 27 parking spaces!! My verdict: if you just want to flop out by the lovely pools or go on the Tour Reps excursions (none of the others pick up from this remote location) you will have a great time. There is live evening entertainment but it was so loud and bad I avoided it. If you prefer to get about under your own steam you might do better to be based nearer Puerto Rico (but not in the valley where the discos will keep you awake most of the night)
Have just returned from a week at the Mogan Princess hotel in Gran Canaria. The hotel lived up to its recommendations. Room was excellent. Lounge area, large bedroom with two queen ann size beds, two bathrooms, two balconies! views excellent. food fabulous, defy anyone not to find something they would like. location not brilliant and the resort of Taurito dissapointing. I would rate this a 5 star hotel if it had sporting facilities and the entertainment needed reviewing. Apart from the lack of facilities for keeping fit and the evening entertainment, i would recommend this hotel. staff were very helpful and friendly. The glass lifts on the outside of the hotel need getting used to if you have a fear of heights! You must visit Puerto Mogan a short taxi ride away, but go during the day or early evening as it seems to close early! The small Irish Bar on the front of the harbour does an excellent fillet steak and king prawns with a brill view whilst consuming!