Maspalomas Princess Hotel
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... beer. The papas are boiled in very salty water with the skin and served like that, but its the mojo that is the important part of the meal. We then walked down the paseo by the sea for a while, on the left we had the buildings and moutains, and on the right we had the vast sea filled with ships, tankers, cargo ships and three oil drilling platforms under construction, so that scenery was not the best.
... about the apartment, he gave me a pair of keys and I gave him rent for this month. The way he smiled at me is what made me doubt this whole thing, it was as if he knew something I did not. Once in Las Palmas the taxi driver dropped me on the right street but the building number was nowhere to be found, and then he drove off. I walked back some 20-25 meters and found the correct building. The moment of truth was if either of the keys worked with the front door. If ...
... Vegueta. The architecture is Spanish and Canarian. Unfortunately, the Museum of the Canaries closed at 2 pm (on a Saturday!), but I did visit the Cathedral of Santa Ana and Columbus House Museum. Christopher Columbus stopped and stayed in the Canary Islands on each of his four expeditions, to provision his ships and prepare for his voyages of discovery of the New World (what he thought was India).
... of delays had put us behind schedule and raised questions on whether we would even set sail. It also meant that there would be less time in the Caribbean and that we would aim for Antigua rather than the British Virgin Islands. We were ready for life in a fishbowl this time with a hand helper in the autopilot which was now fixed.
You have many thoughts whilst setting off for the Atlantic. ...
... for a little before changing an going put for some lunch along the beach. Sun was just coming out then and we were really happy that the beach was beautiful as the bus ride into town made the place seem rough and run down. After lunch we hit the beach to get some color. We laid for about 2 hours before heading back to the hostel and signing up for a sunset tour. There was only 2 other guys that came along but it was pretty ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maspalomas Princess Hotel
Loved the hotel
absaloutly gorjeus brilliant service, lovely rooms,airconditiones,safe environment,very homley and welcoming exquisit food
Excellent However a couple of points worth noting by Princess Management
Princess Maspalomas - excellent high quality regarding cleanliness and buffet dining. Couple of drawbacks: the beach is a long walk for family with kids (onto the dunes would be 25 minutes) why doesn't the hotel put on a couple of complimentary buggies (complimentary meaning FREE!).
We had these in Mexico & Thailand and I think it would encourage people to revisit the hotel. We visited for 2 weeks end Oct/Nov 2003 so the long walk was very pleasant but mid summer it must be unbearable!The evening entertainment was very professional unfortunately Jose-Maria didn't seem to change his repertoire so 2 weeks of Elvis was a bit mind numbing. Bless him!!!The duet in the Tabaiba (pretty blond lady & her Dad?) - Get rid of the Dad!!! He's DIRE - how much 'Deliah' & 'Mary Lou' can you take with his warbly old voice. However SHE was great - all the guys liked her!!!!Also shoot that bl**dy miaowing tom cat...otherwise a lovely relaxing holiday!!
What a place
Having visited the Maspalomas Princess back in march of this year, It was possibly one of the best hotel i have ever stopped in. People are freindly and the food is fantastic, However the only problen i came up against is having a late drink, The latest you can drink till is 12.00 am. Apart from that WELL RECOMENDED.
May 2003 went on a girls only holiday and chose the Princess hotel as we have been many times before and know the standard is always excellent. The Maspalomas complex, although huge, still retains quality and certainly value for money. The many swimming pools were beautifully laid out, and the restaurants and bars inbetween the pools made relaxing easy. Food was stunning, service excellent and the only complaint would be the standard of entertainment at night. The Jazz pianist was very good pre-dinner, but the nightly "external" entertainment left a lot to be desired and the disco that followed was dire. This hotel is not near the beach which was disappointing, and in the intense heat was too far to walk to the beach. However a taxi for a few Euros got us there and back a few times. Well worth a visit to this lovely hotel, we shall certainly be back.
Hotel as with previous Princess hotel holidays was excellent.
Food was varied and very enjoyable
Breakfast until 10.30am was a great advantage, as was the ample avilability of sunbeds which allowed for a lie in if required
staff were very friendly and helpful and were especially good with kids
there was a good mix of age ranges and enough entertainment to satisfy all.
the beach is a good twenty minute walk away although taxis are always on hand for around 2 euros
all in all a great holiday
Above average Hotel Gran Canaria Princess
It was my first time in Gran Canaria, and I loved it. 1st - The Plain was ok - LTE Airways both to go and the flight back, on time and good quality. 2nd - The Gran Canaria Princess Hotel is a **** hotel with good rooms except room 126 which is on first floor and no view at all, food is a buffet very good organized and on top of all a nice team of " Ding Dong Animacion " to keep yr time in excelent level. I fully recommend this Hotel
Top class Hotel, the Pools & surrounding areas are as good as it gets.
We could not fault the service of the staff. The choice and quality of the food was first class. Through our experiance 'Oct 02' we would highly recommend couples with children under 13yrs, staff make alot of effort night and day to entertain the kids. Just two downsides.
Firstly, family rooms are immaculate but slightly small, some with limited views. Secondly once you've been to the Maspalomas Princess hotel, it would be hard to find a better one. See you 'Dec 03' if your there.
P.S. The night time entertainment is good (if your kids are enjoying it.) Can't be too cruel.
Fantastic hotel, gets it just right!
Hotel staff and restaurant beyond criticism. 4 star accommodation and attitude yet not fussy. Food fantastic with wide selection to suit all. May a great time to travel, as the weather is great but not too many kids. Half term happened as we came away and the misbehaviour increased..........but the hotel staff managed it very well. Safe and Fridge in room, so no worries............happy hour 5-6. Well worthe the money.........only a short taxi to Playa del ingles if you feel remote! Entertainment aimed at a wide audience so some you like some you hate!! But hey.............your'e on holiday!
Lovely hotel, good food
Lovely hotel but some rooms have restricted views. ie none, but reception staff very good. There are five beautiful pools, one heated and for three days it was great.....but....middle of the week the kids turned up on an early half term....volume up....no room at the pool, too far for us oldies to walk to the beach, it's a bit remote.....if you are over 50 and no kids....it's definitely an out of season hotel. Be warned
Perfect place at low season
The hotel offers very nice rooms, perfect food (especially a wide variety of seafood) and a very huge and beautiful pool area with a lot of palms and plants. All employees are extremely gentle. It's one of the most proper hotels i have ever seen. The hotel is not directly at the beach, so if you prefer a beach hotel, it's not the right choice. When i stayed there, it wasn't high season, therefore it was very calme at the pool. But i think if you go there at high season, the pool offers too little place. So i advise you to go there at low season. Then you will find a hotel for perfect vacation.