This adults-only hotel gives you a peaceful pool scene right in the heart of Playa del Ingles.
The Gran Canaria Princess had a total refurb in November 2013. It’s re-emerged as a thoroughly modern, adults-only hotel with bold colour schemes and designer fittings. Plus it still has its 2 lagoon pools.
The hotel has 2 restaurants, while after-dinner entertainment comes in the form of live music and shows. Location-wise, it’s in the heart of Playa del Ingles with the beach a 10-minute walk away.
Right in the middle of the 2 pools. If you want to cool off in the shade, then this is the place. Pour yourself cocktails, soft drinks and even sangria - you can take your drinks out to the pool or stay in the bar. It's up to you.
This hotel lives up to some of the praises put upon it, but sadly for 2014 lacks in other ways. The rooms are spacious with extra large balconies on corner rooms we had an even number room which was away from entertainment area, this was in our view a boon. Very strange to find the pool towels provided were better than bath towels, the shower/wet-room style was ok but if water at full pressure the floor got soaked. Some English Sky channels to watch. As one reviewer put it some of the entertainment was bad bordering on funny. The food is as many have said good quality and plentiful some kind of main dish each night some of the meat cuts a bit tough, not the steak though a friday treat. the beds are large and rock hard,but a little known fact is you can request a mattress topper which eases the pain a little. Now as I say in 2014 the free broadband provided is a joke, you can opt to pay for faster(not working at time of visit) also you pay for room safe, tea and coffee facilities and chiller can't call it a fridge. Time spanish hotel owners paid a visit to the USA even budget chains offer full fridges, microwaves, safes etc in the price. Yay the days of fools creeping out at the crack of dawn to bag a sun bed are not over they are alive and well here.
Overall this hotel is mainly good but a week was enough.Adults only dress code for dinner not adhered to, also waiters a bit lax in taking proof of room numbers for drinks put on room charges.
As i say a place of two halves clean spaces, mainly friendly staff, then on the want for the things that you need i.e. a room safe.
worth a punt as you could do worse.More
Berniebrin, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Perfect Adult Break
If you like a hotel that is near to the action, but far enough away that it is just a distant walk or taxi drive away, then this is the hotel for you. Our first night we were treated to an amazing firework display which we watched from our balcony sipping champagne! - which set the standard for the rest of the week.
Despite some negative reviews we went with an open mind and were very pleased we did. Firstly, the negative. Yes it is near a road and you do get some noise at night but then this is the busiest resort in Gran Canaria which we knew in advance so iwas not an issue for us.
Now the positives - fantastic reception staff that were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. On our last day we went to get our cases at 4pm and they offered us a courtesy room free of charge and without any time limits or pre-booking.
Fabulous rooms - modern with stunning views of the sea or mountains with the most amazing walk in showers. These were kept spotless by the maids who also kept the soaps and complimentary toiletries refreshed throughout our say.. Dining staff were good and the food was amazing - all self service so you could have what you liked - fresh prawns, wonderful steak and fish at night and anything and everything you could imagine for breakfast.
Entertainment was excellent mix but we especially enjoyed the Dreamgirls and also the flamenco - not so keen on acrobatic shows.
We had a wonderful holiday and would suggest those that didn't probably booked the wrong resort.More
fisis1, Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
It was my first ever time in Gran Canaria and I was quite anxious about the hotels in Spain. Upon arrival the hotel looked amazing and extremely clean. My check in took almost 4 minutes - something which is very rare. The guy at the reception was friendly and covered everything from breakfast times to wifi log ins.
The room was amazing - clean and very comfortable. The toilet was spotless with a handful of showergels/spare toothbrushes/razors. The only thing missing was a kettle and some tea/coffee which had to be ordered separately from room service.
The hotel as a whole waa brilliant and the service was amazing, given that some of the pool staff didnt speak a word of English.
Only one improvement I would say was the pool towels couldn't be changed unless paid for, so you have to ensure it doesn't get dirty throughout your stay.
Definitely a great stay and I recommend this hotel.
A pleasant surprise
Booked a bargain with"Travel Zoo" not sure what to expect although reviews generally good,we don't usually go for large hotels but this was a pleasant surprise.Room excellent well cleaned every day,good bathroom with just a shower of good power.Food good quality and lots of choice outside dining great,also worth a mention good time slot for meals 7.30-10.30 &6.30-9.30.Got a little crowded round pool but plenty of beds.Bus stop outside so easy to get around if you dont want to hire a car.Area didnt put us off altough not the best,good walks both ways from beach and yes would stay again.More
jean m, London, United Kingdom
Great modern hotel. Food is first class, all the staff are very friendly. (Pool attendant can at times be awkward) Central location but if you like to browse shopping centres, the one we found to be the best (within walking distance)is the yumbo. We will definitely go again. Tip - if your using a budget airline, a taxi to/from the hotel is only â¬21. So a bargain for a family of 4!More
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