Travel Blogs from Maspalomas
... on both Ocean Village ships and so I was wondering if Lisa you know hi at all? He really is such a nice Captain full of wit and so quick with his remarks. He will be replaced in Singapore whilst he has some shore leave. I hope the new one will be as good. Paul won this afternoons shuffle board so has quite a little collection of gold stickers. I still have only 2 but I don't go as often (that's my excuse ...
... would love it. No more bad weather now (I had a word). It should be plain sailing all the way, bring on Antigua!!! Show time tonight was great, the resident song and dance group. The theme was musicals, from Singing in the rain to Westside story. The costumes were fabulous, the singing was terrific and the dancing was brilliant. This was followed by another performance by singer Dennis Walker, he too was excellent. All in all a pretty perfect ...
... made walking around the ship a lot easier than when we were at sea.Having left him in the sunshine on the balcony with a cold beer I went ashore. It was Sunday and a public holiday so lots of people about including passengers from 4 cruise ships!I took the open top bus sightseeing tour where I could have hopped on & hopped off but it was a pleasant enough ride so I stayed on board for the complete tour. We passed old State buildings, ...
... amazed at our each cruise they manage to create quite new and innovative designs to produce. The buffet is open for photos and then at midnight guests can tuck in! Needless to say I was just happy to photograph these delights.Our next stop is Gran Canaria, no excursions planned so will just have a wander as we are In port for several hours, but if the sun shines might just enjoy the warm ...
... an 'under the sea' theme. After gathering all our bits together a few of us went to grab some local WiFi and a coffee. A coffee then turned into 3 or 4 cocktails... We went back onto the ship and I decided to go as a drowned swimmer. I tanned myself, wore speedos and covered myself in rope, seaweed, fish and carried a coconut cup. It was such a good party and everyone's costumes looked great, I've put some pictures up as a taster of what the night was like. Good ...
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!