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.
we spent a week at this excellent hotel. Everything top notch. Room comfortable, food plenty of choice. Staff first class. Pool Area very good. The only problem I had was with the wi fi. A hotel of this class should provide first class wi fi at no extra cost.
Other than that a first rate hotel for adults only.More
leonard2014, London, United Kingdom
Been back to this hotel now it as had a makeover and it was good before as a all inclusive hotel, now it is better being only half board and a added bonus adults only. The bedrooms and bathrooms have a clean and modern look and the dining, piano bar and reception area have been really updated as well as the out door stage area and pool area are good and have a wellness centre, the princess saloon still remains the same were they have entertainment, but the quality of the shows they have during the week have really improved, the only down side being the public toilets in the reception are need improving as they look tired and dated. The quality of the food they serve is excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful and the bar prices are very reasonable and do good cocktails. The hotel does not disappoint from the outside or inside and would recommend a stay in this hotel and it is in a quite part of the resort but central to the nightlife and beach.More
David R, Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Here at the moment, excellent hotel
Arrived yesterday (Saturday) in the evening, had read all the reviews on tripadvisor so looked out for a few of the things flagged up - but actually I'm impressed with the place and very glad I booked it. Here are my impressions:
rooms/quality - it's a modern, recently refurbished hotel in spacious grounds - rooms are large, boutique-hotel style, good sized balconies, absolutely spotless and with a bit of "wow" factor compared to other places in Playa Del Ingles. Air conditioning works, there is a fridge and safe, lots of hanging space in a double wardrobe (none of the usual 4-5 hangers in a tiny space). I wouldn't stay anywhere else if I returned here.
Reception - I found them friendly and efficient. There was no one else waiting to be attended to when I arrived at 7pm last night, check in was quick and efficient.
Lifts - based on what I'd read I had visions of waiting for ages for lifts - issue didn't arise, never waited more than a couple of minutes going up and going down. There are by the way more than two lifts - I think people reviewing missed the third lift to the left of the main two.
Wifi - my BIGGEST concern as I am working on business while here, and need to upload/download significant data (200mb daily at least) - so based on reviews I'd brought a mifi, spare phone to tether etc. Turns out didn't need it - paid for the high speed (wifi) internet in the room (not expensive - cost me less than 20 euros for the safe and hi speed wifi for 3 days) - and the wifi speed is fast - did a speedtest for those also needing good speed, and was getting >5mbps download and 3mb upload - better than many places in the UK,. So if you are here and need to work, you'll be able to. Downloaded Sunday Times using room wifi took 5 minutes, takes 2 in London on ultra fast - so don't worry about the wifi.
What DOES happen is you might need to log in again after you've been connected but this has only happened to me when I had two devices online, so perhaps it doesn't like that - but as I said, not an issue - and this from someone who would have to change hotels if I didn't have good, strong wifi.
Breakfast - only been once, no problem getting a table, and the automatic machines dispensing coffee etc worked just fine. Excellent choice of cold buffet, and hot dishes x2 in the breakfast area - there are two chefs cooking eggs/omlettes to order, and there was a queue of about 10 people waiting for that but it moved along quickly.
Can't speak about lunch or dinner service as haven't/won't be doing either, ditto entertainment, but what I've seen so far is good.
Had a coffee in the large piano area mid-morning, nice and quiet, good service and inexpensive - 5 euros for large bottle of water and coffee.
Location - yes you could walk to the Yumbo centre (turn right out of hotel, turn left into the road that goes downhill with cars parked to the left, cross the road you'll come to, walk straight on turn right....) but for a few euros got a taxi there and back.
Supermarkets - there's one both to the left and right of the hotel (5 mins) the one to the right seemed better/larger/more choice.
Bad things? None so far, except could hear a broadcast exercise class at the next hotel this morning but didn't last long.
Best thing? The complete absence of screaming, running, noisy out of control children - absolute bliss.
Crowd? 50+ mostly, but a reasonable number of younger people as well.
All in all really pleased I chose it, and would recommend. if other people experience niggles around the edges such as waiting for a lift at breakfast time, or other issues, my view being here now is that these are minor things compared to the overall good experience I'm having so far.More
Lovely relaxing stay
Stayed here for a week in October and enjoyed a lovely relaxing time. Hotel was spotlessly clean everywhere and maid service was great.
Adults only suited us down to the ground and there was a varied age range of guests. We once stayed in an adults only hotel which felt like a retirement home but wasn't the case here.
We tried to spend 1 day at the poolside but found that even by 830am all the good spots were reserved with towels and it felt like it would be rather crowded. So we decided just to go to the beach which is only a 10-15 min walk away and plenty of sunbeds available. Only issue was they were so closely packed together! Seems daft considering the beach is miles long.
The food at the hotel was excellent. We were half board and normally we would go outwith the hotel regardless of board basis but we ate at the hotel every night. Food was varied and tasty with plenty of meat and fish options available. Breakfast was great as well, with plenty of options and even champagne served!
The only thing that let the dining experience down was the slowness of the waiting staff to acknowledge you and take drinks orders. Often you would be almost finished your meal before you got a drink. The dining area was also very canteen like, brightly lit and noisy. There was an area outside which was a bit nicer for a romantic meal but since it was buffet style was annoying to have to keep going in and out to get your food.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Gran Canaria Princess but did not like the resort. It was rather run down feeling. We have been to Puerto Rico before and much preferred it there.
lovely hotel something missing
We are just back from this hotel.The hotel is a lovely looking hotel the rooms are big and clean the bathroom is lovely.The food was good but l thought there was a lack of flashiness what l mean by this is you usually see ice sculptures fancy cake sculptures.I also felt there was no atmosphere in the restuarant and the maitre de never paid any attention to clientele did not escort to table which is unusual in a four star.The hotel was good overall in the right position for us but there was something missing for us not sure what maybe atmosphere .Would not come back eventhough it was like l said a lovely hotel.More