It’s all about the pools here – the hotel has a jaw-dropping 11. Great sea views top things off.
Pools are a major focus, with 11 in all, including a huge one with bridges. Food-wise, there’s a buffet restaurant, a place specialising in Canarian cuisine, and a late-breakfast venue with fabulous sea views.
This cliff-top hotel is a real get-away-from-it-all place – you’ve just got the surrounding banana groves and the Atlantic Ocean below for company. When you want to get out and about, though, there’s a bus stop outside.
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Food & Drink
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Full Board buffet meals. Late breakfast in La Choza. Select alcoholic beverages and soft drinks - time restrictions apply. Snacks 11.00-18.00.
Facilities ► View all
11 outdoor pools
All with sunbeds and parasols. A deposit is necessary for pool towels.
Offering a variety of massages, aromatherapy treatments, facials, body wraps and nails.
Daytime activity programme
Activities during the day such as pool games, water polo, aqua aerobics, darts, archery, pistol and rifle shooting, beach volleyball, aerobics and gym sessions.
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Twin room sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, a sofa-bed that converts into 2 beds and a satellite TV with limited English channels. Minibar available on request at a charge.
twin room with sea view
Twin room with sea view sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, a sofa-bed that converts into 2 beds and a satellite TV with limited English channels. Minibar available on request at a charge.
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As previous comments have stated this hotel is not 5 star, I would rate a high 3 maybe 4. Rooms are large and very clean I found the firm bed very comfortable. Food is plentiful and there is always something you can find to eat, I enjoyed the veg as they were varied and well cooked. As for the drinks you would have to drink an awful lot to get drunk!!! the white wine tasted as though it had been watered down and on a couple of occasions when I poured a glass from the dispenser there were dead flies in it. Which brings me onto the flies around the pool, loads and loads of black flies that drive you mad. The entertainment team work hard but the evening entertainment was mediocre apart from one night when there was a guitarist and singer who were good, the maid service was very good but knocked on at 8.30am! when I put do not disturb sign out she ignored it and still knocked. All in all a good holiday but I don't think we will return as given our experience I would rather go self catering!!More
Very peacefull and isolated scenic location
Our week at the La Palma Princess was very relaxing. The hotel, scenery and food is all very good indeed and the staff are friendly and helpful. We arrived delayed due to high winds meaning we had to land at Tenerife and stay overnight at a 4 star hotel arranged by Thomson before getting to our La Palma Hotel 24 hours late. The delay was handled as efficiently as possible, on reflection, given the circumstances. This is NOT a destination for those who want nightlife, bars, beaches or shops. It is a massive resort with many things to do on site that keep you busy. The island is very beautiful and somewhat different to all the other Canary Islands, Its Volcanic history, some as recent as 1971 is what makes the island unique, and most of this is located on the Hotels doorstep, easily accessed by the local bus network. The walk from the top of Volcano San Antonio Visitor centre to the lighthouse and Salt works is all downhill, stunning, and well worth it. Allow at least 2 hours. Weather in early December was warm with sunny intervals and low twenties temperatures. An ideal place to relax and just chill out. Pools were chilly but superb. Excellent Tennis courts.More
steve b, Halifax, United Kingdom
Weeks Holiday in November
We had a very nice week at the beginning of November. As other reviewers have mentioned it is not a 5 star standard and Thomson should not claim it to be, but it is very nice. Rooms are large and comfortable, although the food could never be described as gourmet you can always find something you like. Definitely use the option for the late breakfast that is outside near the pool area. The Pizzeria is nice for lunch. Drinks are fine local brands etc. The pool area is massive with loads of room for everyone. For the price we paid we thought we had good value. If you go to La Palma you must go out from the hotel, beautiful scenery and walks just at the top of the hill from the hotel. The North and Middle of the island is a must see. La Palma is must nicer than its busier neighbouring Canary Islands and has hardly been touched by tourism. La Palma is ideal for a low cost bit of winter sun - hope you enjoy it!More
Trevor H, Brighton, United Kingdom
We enjoyed it! Dramatic setting then dramatic weather!
We really enjoyed our trip to La Palma. We were amongst those affected by the airport closure due to storms and actually thought the reps from Thomson did OK in difficult circumstances. To their credit everyone on the flight got a room back at La Palma Princess - even those on flight only! So I won't let the 22 hour delay cloud my view of the hotel. As mentioned it's not 5 star - not sure why Thomsons dress it up as such but it is very nice with fantastic pool areas - lots of sunbeds around numerous pools with a dramatic mountainous backdrop. From the walk around the perimeter you can see the Atlantic rollers crashing over the rocks below. The rooms were very nice - not much of a view from ours but very comfortable and quite nicely decorated. Definitely not for you if you have mobility difficulties as it's very up and down from the hotel to the rooms to the pool areas. Food was Ok plenty of choice but I found the restaurant a tad frustrating as certain areas remained closed whilst those open were crowded. Having said that we always got a seat without a wait. I did find the white wine, my drink of choice, somewhat disappointing, though it did get better after the third glass! We took breakfast down by the pool - nice and quiet and outside tables near the sea. Enjoyed sitting on the patio up by the hotel for a Cava or 2 late in the afternoon with the sun setting before us. I did grumble that the glass topped tables needed a good wipe with Mr Muscle glass cleaner! Not sure why this was neglected in a hotel of this standard! Minor stuff I know but it indicates a certain "sloppiness" that I don't like. The weather beat my expectations with 5 really decent days, then came the storm leading to the airport closure. We enjoyed just relaxing by the pool which was exactly what we wanted to do. We treated our unsuccesful trip to the airport and back as a day trip. It took about an hour on winding mountainous roads and was really our only view of the rest of the island. The airport is quite exposed on a promontory with sea at both ends. Apparantly the winds reached 117kph on Friday so in retrospect I was glad I was on the ground not on the plane trying to land before diverting to Tenerife! Sadly this will probably mean I don't return to La Palma - but I treat this holiday as a success in a nice quiet All Inclusive resort in a dramatic setting! So if you're an intrepid flyer not put off by the potential for an "interesting" landing I think you will enjoy a trip to this beautiful island and a very nice hotel!More
Good 4 star hotel
My wife & I returned last Friday 05/12/14 after a fortnight. Very pleasant indeed.The pool by the Coco Loco bar is definitely heated,but not wholly.The other pools were a lot colder but hey the sun was shining,we were on holiday & didn't come across any icebergs!!!!!!! Most places I've been to in the world charge for a safe & at only 2euros a day it's well worth it.I took a tablet computer but didn't use it as 38 euros for 14 days seemed a lot. The charge to use the hotel's wifi,using their monitors,is 1euro for 10 mins ,but you're not forced to use it, once again you're supposed to be on holiday????? Best place for breakfast was the La Choza where you can beat the queues and sit outside and eat looking over the water to El Hiero, not La Gomera as someone wrote.The staff at La Choza were very nice indeed.The hotel was understaffed but we weren't in a hurry!!! I did find that the occasional tip was well received and went a long way to help with the service I got.The food was very good with staff replenishing all the time. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace early each evening drinking our drinks watching the sun go down.All in all a very good holiday.DON'T FORGET YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!! Block four 1st floor is where we stayed not far from reception area.More
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