Travel Blogs from Maspalomas
... we had our third terrible breakfast at our hotel despite our efforts to go at different times each morning to see if it made a difference in food quality. Colin was drinking €6 Johnny Walker Red Label whisky's at about 2-3 oz per drink. Drinks were way too cheap at our hotel. This was good and bad! I had a few girly coconut flavoured drinks. Colin was getting a little overheated and had a nap in the afternoon. I decided to go for a ...
Colin and I sat on the plane in London, patiently waiting for a third person to accompany us. Secretly we'd judge each person coming through the cabin, hoping to sit next to someone we deemed 'cool.' There were a lot of young kids, exhausted looking parents, retired pensioners and a staggering number of older gay gentlemen. Almost ...
From the south half of Tenerife we hopped on a bus and headed north to Santa Cruz...Canaval central! You could tell it was the bus to Carnaval because we shared it with 90%25 local kids dressed up as clowns, Minny Mouses, pirates and cowboys sharing giant bottles of gin and passing cigarettes around the bus while singing at full volume and blowing whistles at ten in the morning. ;) On arrival in Santa Cruz we walked almost entirely uphill to ...
Aaaaah!!! Sun us shinning sky is blue, sea is much calmer (looking good). The day has started well, began with some exercise (in the gym!!!!), ( I knew that would impress you) enjoyed breakfast with some interesting people, off to camera club followed by cyber cafe tuition. ( it's all go here). Met Shirley and Helen (the mother and daughter on our dinner table) had a lovely chat plenty of laughs followed by lunch. Craft club this pm and Shirley ...
... from the engine room boys who did a version of The Chippendales, to the deck hands singing "In the Navy". Traditional dancing from the various countries by waiters, room maids, reception staff and many more. A rapturous applause by a full house and the crew so happy to bring part of their world to us passengers.Then the traditional Gala Buffet, which I have seen several times before but ...
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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!!