A fantastic portfolio of pools, bars and restaurants adds to this luxury hotel’s beach-side setting.
This luxurious hotel really takes care of guests – from the welcoming glass of cava to the turn-down service at night. It’s ideal for beach lovers, too, with a sandy stretch just outside.
There are three pools, plus a smaller number for children, and an adults-only Jacuzzi® . When it comes to food, five elegant à la cartes cover world cuisine, while a selection of bars serve mellow music.
3 buffet and show cooking restaurants - international 'Yaiza', Italian 'La Piazzetta' and Mexican 'La Hacienda'. Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners. Deluxe Half Board includes Half Board plus 4 extra restaurants - Japanese 'Kampai', Italian à la carte 'Don Giovanni', Tavern & Tapas and gourmet set menu 'Isla de Lobos'. Free minibar in room restocked daily with soft drinks, snacks, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
There are three pools to choose from throughout the resort, so you can always find a quiet spot to relax and sunbath, read a book, or enjoy some energetic lengths. Surrounded by loungers and parasols and set within the palm-filled grounds, one of the pools is saltwater and there are two smaller children's pools too.
This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. There is show cooking where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Opening times may vary and you'll need to make a reservation.
Kikoland is a great place for children to have adventures, enjoy sports and play with new friends. With pools, tennis courts, games house and many more facilities, there is something for children of every age up to 16. However, young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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Are you unsure of what colour suits you best? Wanting to make the most of your wardrobe? I can well recommend a visit to Elisabeth. I was sceptical but wow what an absolutely wonderful experience. Elisabeth is fantastic. I had my "colours" done and was amazed at the difference wearing the right colours can make to your overall appearance and how you feel. Elisabeth also then went through hair styles and make up and how best to apply your make up with an emphasis on the best colours for you. Can not recommend a visit to Elisabeth enough.More
Stephanie C, Puerto Calero, Spain
We visited this great hotel for Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday. We ate in the main restaurant overlooking the beach and had a lovely 'brunch' in a relaxed atmosphere of good food and excellent service. The choice was superb with many options and choices from full breakfast to main lunch courses followed by some lovely sweet options. Overall superb so much so that we missed dinner that night and had a few tapas instead! I just wish that we had booked to stay here for our holiday - maybe next time.More
Great for families with young children.
Just returned from a 9 night stay over the busy Easter period, we chose this hotel again because we stayed here 3 years ago.
We had our 14 and 11 yr. old boys with us again & stayed in the family block in one of the Royal Kiko rooms again.
These rooms have 2 bedrooms and a large lounge, a fully stocked fridge which has complimentary bottled water, orange/apple juice, yogurts and cookies refilled everyday.
It also had free Wi Fi for all our devise's and the speed was fine throughout our stay.
But for some reason the hotel never had the same appeal as the first time we stayed here. Maybe because our boys were that bit older this time.
It is a family hotel and excellent for families with young children, you cannot fault the hotel, all the entertainment is geared up for the younger kids and it seemed they all enjoyed the evening shows.
The hotel has 3 different restaurants, which you can choose from for breakfast, all which have a very good choice of food.
The pools got busy in the main block but where we were in the family block, the pool was heated & there were empty sunbeds about for most of the day and no rush in the morning to reserve your beds.
It seemed like a completely different hotel in this part.
The hotel is large but never seems really busy, the staff were friendly and always helpful.
Location is perfect just a 5 minute walk in either direction from the rear entrance, to a selection of bars and restaurants, if your looking a nice restaurant to eat turn left, the restaurants down there are a lot nicer and by the harbour.
We went out to eat every night, then we ended up back to the hotel for a few drinks at the end of the night.More
SeyseyEngland, Eastleigh, United Kingdom
We were looking forward to making a return visit to this lovely hotel but sadly some cracks have started to appear and we fell through quite a few of them.
Upon arrival we were taken to our 'sea view' suite. This was the beginning of the descent to follow. The sea view comprised of some waste ground, an overgrown palm tree and beyond that Burger King and some pubs. Admittedly, through some of the leaves of the tree you could see the sea but this was not really what i had expected at all. Thankfully this problem was resolved by a swiftly arranged room change.
Food. The buffet breakfasts are really good and Kampai was excellent. Isla de Lobos has a nice outlook over the bay and the staff are friendly but all of this falls down due to the kitchen. A kids burger with no bun and overcooked carrots. Tepid and tasteless fish soup. Not enough menus to distribute to all at our table and all of this at a very high cost.
The next evening was followed by a trip to Don Giovanni. We waited for more than an hour with no sign of any food. Maybe the food is good but we had to leave as we had a very hungry child with us. All the more disappointing given that one of our party had a birthday that day and we had pre-ordered a cake for celebration. Having waited 75 minutes for our food we weren't about to hang around to see if a cake materialised.
Kiko is the mascot of the hotel. The costume is filthy and threadbare, which is really a sad reflection of the hotel itself - a once revered institution that has since grown tired and is now outdated and overtaken by other hotels/destinations.
Overall we will not be returning. Better value, quality and holiday memories can be found elsewhere. A shame really. It used to be so much nicer.More
Gordon W, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great facilities for families with young children but not quite Five Star!
We stayed at Princesa Yaiza over Easter and had a lovely holiday. We were a large group of 11 which included 5 children between the ages of 18 months and 10 years. First and foremost I would recommend this hotel for families with young children like us. The facilities for the children were excellent and on the few days when the sun was not out we were able to use the large indoor soft play area and the outdoor Kikoland to entertain the children. Our two elder daughters aged 8 & 10 stayed in Kikoland for a few of their activities which I found were well planned and organised by the staff. The staff of Kikoland were all incredibly friendly and attentive to the children and over the course of the holiday we saw the same familiar faces both at Kikoland and around the hotel complex. I must say we never tried leaving the younger ones at Kikoland as they are not used to being left in Kids clubs. However, we used the play facilities there and joined in with the mini disco.
We had two main complaints about the hotel: firstly, the food in two of the buffet restaurants was very good (International and Italian ones). However, we found the mexican food in the Mexican buffet to be very poor, which is strange as mexican food it not hard to do!
We only ate in one other restaurant at the hotel, the Tapas bar. Here again some of the food was very poor which shocked us seeing as this is a Five Star hotel in Spain!! Our family is Spanish (my spanish father was with us) and so we know what tapas should be like. Several of the dishes were overcooked or poor executed. The only good thing about the meal was that our waitress (I think she was the manager of the place) was extremely pleasant and listened to our complaints, apologising for our experience and asking us to fill in a feedback for (which we did). Perhaps the offer of a complimentary drink would not have gone amiss though...?
The other issue we had was with use of the sun loungers. People reserved sun loungers around the main heated pool which left is struggling to find a place from which to watch our young children swim. The other pool below, a salt water pool, was not heated and so was too cold the children to used, hence it was empty. Perhaps they ought to consider heating that pool as well to cope with the volume of people at peak times. In the end we found that the pool in Block D which was also heated, was much less busy. So although it was a bit of a walk from our room (Block C) we ended up using that one.
Finally, I would say that this does not feel like a five star hotel. It lacks the attention to detail. The decor in the rooms is a bit sparse and lacks any design element. The staff were lovely but at times the waiting staff seemed very rushed and so were not always as attentive as you would expect. The decor in the main areas again lacked a wow factor: large flower displays or similar..?
All in all we had a good time but not quite five star!More