Maspalomas Princess Hotel
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Hello my beautiful people,
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 ...
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 ...
We have been working hard to prepare for the Atlantic crossing.
Geoff has become an expert supermarket shopper (watch out Mary!) with the fantastic support of Diane.
Tim has been working on all matters to do with the boat and especially our navigation equipment. We have a yellow brick tracker on board which will be transmitting our position on a regular basis to the arc website http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/eventf leetviewer.aspx
Peter has ...
... Las Palmas on, this type of weather is what it is built for so they are hoping to beat their record of 12 days crossing!!
We later found out that most boats in the racing division crossed the start and then either anchored off-shore or berthed again to wait for better weather. I think only 12 boats have gone on to brave the storm.
... Once there, we can shower, dress and eat without having to perform acrobatic stunts, to stop us sliding rapidly into the walls! Getting ready for watch is the worst part of the day by far, beating a hasty exit to the deck to cool down?
Still, all the crew remain cheerful and the flow of ridiculous jokes and games continue. Tomorrow is approaching with all the delights of showers, level tables and ice cold BEER!
Simon & Bob
Day 16 November ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Maspalomas Princess Hotel
Loved the hotel
absaloutly gorjeus brilliant service, lovely rooms,airconditiones,safe environment,very homley and welcoming exquisit food
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!).
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.