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This summer I went to the Canary Islands with my friends. We did a lot of things there; we went to the swimming pool, partying, to the dune beach, and to the aqua park party...
Also, one day we went to one beach where there were a lot of water sports and we practised the motorskying, parasailing and a los of things.
Finally we come back to Spain with hangovers and our bodies very pained becouse we fell many ...
... the weather forecasts which will assist us with our direction plans especially for the first few days of the trip
Due to contrary winds and a low pressure system generating some “large” waves, the organisers decided to delay the start from yesterday to tomorrow. Some boats did leave yesterday and we went to watch together with Diane and Peter’s wife Sue and daughter Victoria. A lazy Sunday afternoon followed with drinks and a late lunch.
Das Wetter wird endlich etwas besser!
Wir entscheiden uns für einen Landgang, der erst mal im Shoppingcenter unterbrochen wird.
Denn es fängt mal wieder an zu regnen bei schwulen 25°C .
um unsere Füsse etwas zu schonen und trotzdem viel von der Stadt zu sehen, haben wir uns den nächsten roten Doppeldecker geschnappt, für eine kleine ...
... filled the sails and the trip was done entirely by motor. But the seas were calm, beautiful and brimming with life. Over the three days we enjoyed indian cuisine, attempted at fresh fish and conversations covered a wealth of topics. We saw the odd turtle enjoying the sunshine and a beautiful and lively pod of 12 dolphins came to dance in the bow wave. In the distance we saw the blow hole signs of whales, the tail up the air display and the odd riding fin.
... and Mauretania. The Canary Islands (there are 7 main ones) receive the "Sakkara (sp?)" wind that blows across the Sahara to the Islands. We are 200 kms off the African coast. When the Sakkara blows the temperatures on the Canary Islands can reach up to 45 degrees. We has a nice toasty high today under blue skies of 36 degrees.
Anyway, the Canary Islands were inhabited for 2500 years by cave dwellers, there were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Turbo Club Maspalomas
I have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Turbo Club Maspalomas Gran Canaria, having read the reviews I did not know what to expect. However, I found the apartments were spacious very clean and were cleaned five times a week, beds were changed once a week towels changed regularly. In the bedroom there is a digital safe.There were two swimming pools all apartments were around the pools, the main pool had a bar in the middle where music was played during the day, the smaller pool which is situated away from the main pool and has the kids pool is very quiet. There were always plenty of beds even when the complex became very busy during our second week. Food was enjoyable with plenty of choices. Our two year old daughter never went hungry. ALL STAFF were friendly polite and welcoming, we had a great holiday.I would class this as full board with drinks.
Should not be classified as All Inclusive
This is advertised as an all inclusive holiday, however what you get for your money is one canteen style restaurant with limited food serving times
(Breakfast is 8-10, lunch 12.30-2.30 tea and cake 3.30-4.30 and dinner is 6.30-8) There is no way of getting any food between 2.30 -6.30 for example...its more like full board with drinks...my partner eats absolutley everything but even he thought the food was horrible..we ate out most nights at extra cost
The food is extremely bland and no effort is made
in the choices whatsoever...
the fruit examples on offer are just plain apples and oranges rather than fresh melon,pineapple, etc you would normally expect which you would imagine is cheaply grown locally...basically they cannot be bothered to make amy effort.
All the staff are very unfriendly and look upon you as a hassle.
The outside pool bar closes every time the restaurant is open ...drinks are very limited to beer,wine, vodka,bacardi and malibu and coffee liquer
Most all inclusives have some kind of food on offer during all hours from morning to bar close and also extra restuarants to have some choice
Apartments themselves are very basic which is ok but they charge for all extras like kettles, ironing boards,all Tv's are pay slots.
Basically clean and ok apartments but faciities food and value for money is dire--stear clear
I have recently returned from a week away at the turbo club. Are rooms were spacious clean and had everything you needed including spacious bedroom, walk in shower living room and small kitchen. The food was a buffet style and catered for most peoples tastes although after a week it was getting a little repetative. The pool area was very spacious and included a large pool which has a bar in the middle of it which came in handy! overall the holiday was good value for money at only £306 for a weeks all inclusive accomidation. Just like most things you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a cheap relaxing getaway this is a good place to go. If your looking for great service, food and evening entertainment look elsewhere.
RE "All Inclusive"
Just returned from a weeks stay at Turbo Club Bungalows, Maspalomas. No complaints at all, lovely clean room, plenty of beds round pool, food OK if somewhat bland. There were five of us in our group, all family members. On our last day myself and my nine year old daughter were having some lunch in the restaurant at about 13.30 hrs, when a waitress stormed over, looked at my wristband and informed me that "all inclusive" stopped at midday and demanded 20 Euros off me for the food. This was totally embarassing for us as this was in front of everybody in the restaurant, she was very rude. The other members of my group refused to pay up on principle and walked out of the restaurant without eating, our holiday cost over £2,000! Apparently the same thing happened the day before with some other English and German guests, it turns out the waitress is actually the Manageress! We were disgusted, we wont be going again!
We have just returned from a very disappointing week at the TURBO CLUB HOTEL.Food was very poor,extremley rude staff and no facilities for children. The day and evening entertainment was very poor and sometimes non existant.Bedrooms were fine and spacious but restaurant had building work going on and the only function room was in need of alot of refurbishment.It is a very poor all inclusive hotel with very unfriendly staff and atmosphere.Think twice before booking if you plan to spend a lot of time within the hotel complex.
TURBO club needs a BOOST!
I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Turbo Club. The poolside is lovely to look at but the water in the pool and in the Jacuzzi was FREEZING. The food was poor also. Ok, there was enough variety in each sitting but it was the same night after night. Infact, we ended up eating out most nights. (The food improved very sightly once complaints were made). I didn't feel that they catered well enough for kids as they were expected to eat the same as us and unlike most AI resorts, food was not available all day. The staff were not very polite, as we were forced to leave the dining area the moment it closed whether finished eating or not. You could only order 2 drinks at a time from the Bar, which means that if there were more than 2 in your party, you would need to queue again for another drink. The accomodation was basic but clean and spacious enough. I would say that anyone planning their main summer holiday here should think again. The only reason I found Turbo Club acceptable was because I booked this as a late and cheap deal.
Turbo club is an apart/hotel at the back end of Maspalomas approx 2 miles from the beach.There is a free bus to the beach a couple of times a day.
The rooms are clean and roomy with a nice sitting area. There is a pay per view tv with the BBC news and internet access at reception. There is a small kitchenette, fridge, two ring electric hob. Three bar stools at a breakfast bar. One arm chair and sofa bed.
There is a shower toilet next to the twin bedded bedroom and hire safe in the wardrobe. Towels and linen changed 2-3 times per week.
The pool area is quite large and is the central focus of the hotel. THere is a shop on site. There is a limited in house entertainment programme.
It is all inclusive includes drinks from 10.30 until 11.30 although the bar shuts at 11.30 and everyone is ushered outside and all the lights turned off.
The food is edible but tasteless and bland there are usually three choices usually of Beef/pork chicken and fish. There is a salad bar. The menu is somewhat underwhelming.
The complex has been given a 3 star rating when if fact it is probably more like a 2 star hotel. It was oks as a cheap winter deal some people go back but personally I wouldn't want to stay here again.
I have just got back from a week away at the turbo club and i thought i should share my opinions, alot of people have been saying that the club caters mainly for the german guests, this is inaccurate, there is entertainment at night for both, spanish, english and german backgrounds involving a Kids Disco and adult entertainment in forms of shows and quiz's to follow. The All inclusive bar is well stocked with choises of brandy, whiskeys, rums etc, and with friendly bar staff who can say no to the odd tipple. The food i found to be that of a high standard, the platter covered the majority of food groups with salads and ice cream, adding a little somehting more. The Accomodation was adiquate, altho in the winter months the room did get cold, extra blankes were needed.
As for the complax it's self, there are two more than adiquate pools and a small jacuzzi for those with a need to relax. There is also music playing most of the day to add atmospehere along with additional entertainment in the forms of inter-complex competitions for all ages including mini-golf, football and tabletennis. The resort would suit any family as well as the younger generation. If you are like myself and enjoy a good night out, the hotel is a great place to start, have a few drinks here and someting to eat, and your going to save yourself a huge ammount of Euro's when concidering the local Alternatives. Overall i would give a 4 out of 5, and would concider visiting the complax again.
Read reviews after booking, and would have cancelled if possible, however we found it to be a lot different to some very negative reviews. Rooms large and adequate. Cleaning was hit and miss until we complained at reception then no problem (It would appear that our block cleaner was not as good as the rest) The hotel food was standard, varying in quality but we could always find something to eat.
The location of this hotel is a problem if you need night life as it is right back of St Fernando and there is no real entertainment in the evening at the hotel . although the two entertainers do a good job.
This hotel seems to have one major problem and that is overbooking which would appear to be by the hotel itself and not Med hotels who we booked through. This resulted in people being moved to other apartments upto I km away. I personally never saw these but whilst there for two weeks spoke to people who had been put into these satalite rooms and couldnt wait to get out of them .
Overall value for money, good hotel food reasonable location poor, taxis frequently availble plus free bus service to the beach. Staffing appears to be as low as possible causing service problems at times, but all staff were very good
I would not describe this as all inclusive more as full board with drinks thrown in. Bar open 10am-11.30pm Meals Breakfast, lunch, T & cake, evening meal ending 8.30pm. Nothing for midnight snackers!!
Lot of stress in reviews about crime in the area. Had no problem with it at all
But value for money, as long as I stayed in the main hotel I would go again
Very clean and relaxing, good value for money
My husband and I and 4 year old daughter have just returned from a very sunny, relaxing, good value for money week at the Turbo Club.
We booked last minute and were dubious after reading some older reviews.
We got a simple but nicely decorated clean room opposite a lovely pool & comfy free loungers.
We used the regular and punctual free buses to and from the beach (which is lovely and well worth a visit!).
Food was basic but adequate and none of us suffered with poorly stomachs. Good bar, entertaintment area and mini disco were great for a 4 year old to dance her socks off and play with all her friends on the stage.
Overall, a good week had all round!!