Maspalomas Princess Hotel
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We have just the one sea day before reaching Ha Long Bay, our first stop in Vietnam. Bridget tells me things are warming up at home, I hope I can say the same here, it's been cold the last few days. So it's spring at home, weather fine and all the bulbs are popping up. I'm a bit sad about that I do like to see all the crocuses etc. still you can't do everything!!! I meant to mention before our captain is Angelo Vago, he ...
... to join me, took along the needlework I bought in Norway and met a lady who knows all about this craft (she's from Norway) brilliant if I get stuck she will helpmeet out. Later did some people watching on the deck. Paul is doing his Captain ******** with bino's in hand looking for anything out at sea. Pool still not open but am very optimistic about tomorrow. Captain ******** (Paul) has spotted land, we are a couple of miles south of ...
... 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 ...
Today we are in Gran Canaria and it's nice and warm however slightly overcast. We started our day off by indulging in an all you can eat Chinese buffet. You pick your meat and veg and they make your own wok for you, simple yet fantastic idea, it was so fulfilling. For dessert there was a chocolate fountain so money well spent in my opinion. Afterwards we all went to a big fancy dress shop as Molly was celebrating her birthday tonight by having a party in the officers ...
... BUT it's baking hot sunshine, with smoked salmon and scrambled egg brunch and a bottle of fizz to start the day!!( good job there's spell check hicc).
Getting the boat sorted for our getaway tomorrow to the Cape Verdes.... getting excited, been here so long the Spanish flag is torn to shreds!!
Well we are looking forward to the Dorado ...
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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
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.