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.
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.
These spacious 2-bedroom pool-view family rooms are presented in neutral colours with wooden furnishings throughout. They come with a lounge, balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. These sleep up to 5 with 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom plus 1 child bed in the lounge. These are located in the annexe.
These sea-view junior suites are presented in neutral colours with wooden furnishings throughout. They come with a lounge, balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. These sleep up to 3 with 1 sofa-bed in the lounge.
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Excellent in many respects,we had a lovely week in this hotel.Great location in Playa Blanca.Friendly,efficient staff.Super spacious suite - large comfortable bed,lounge,and little "Kitchenette" which proved very handy for tea and coffee making!
Perfect breakfast selection of all you could wish for.We were on half board.Very good choice of food in the Buffet restaurants.Best to choose the freshly cooked hot food for your main course as the buffet food was sometimes only warm and not hot.Plates were also not warmed.The desserts were more promising in appearance than taste I thought but there was plenty of variety and always lots of fresh fruit,cheese etc.Staff in the restaurants were pleasant and efficient.
The hotel was not crowded during our stay although the girl at Reception said it was 85% full. I would not like to be there when it is full because the sunbeds are far too closely packed together.No problem for us as the pool area at the Freshwater pool was fairly quiet during our week there.
On the whole this is an excellent hotel.We didn't try the A La Carte restaurants so cannot comment on them.Nor did we use the Spa which seemed rather pricey to me.
I enjoyed the Stretching,the Pilates and Yoga classes and swimming in the pools.
I can recommend the Princesa Yaiza and hope to return next year.More
millicento, Bolton, United Kingdom
Pursuit of excellence
My lovely wife has bone cancer, which is presently limiting her mobility, so this was a holiday treat in the sun prior to treatment commencing. We wanted to visit the PY last year with our family, but sadly it proved too expensive for our numbers. I booked through Jet2 holidays and there was no problem with that company. Private transfers proved to be a real bonus. Prior to arrival I had emailed the hotel requesting, if possible, a room located close to the pool and restaurants and the room we were allocated on arrival could not have been better for us.
The Princesa Yaiza prides itself on its level of service and all the staff we encountered were extremely friendly and professional, although the hotel wasn't full, so there was less pressure than there may be in high season.
The suite we had was spacious, well furnished and cleaned daily, with a nightly turn-down service too. The bed was exceptionally comfortable- a rarity in my experience of over hard continental mattresses. If you want television, then BBC and ITV are available on a set in the bedroom and one in the lounge. Wifi is free and fast and worked perfectly in our suite, but may be patchy elsewhere.
The buffet restaurants are all excellent and well above the standard of those we have experienced previously. We didn't try the a la carte options- something for next time. Wine can be expensive, but the bottles we tried were of good quality.
Entertainment was low key when we were there, but the animation team are excellent. The flamenco show was the best we have seen. The Piano Bar was good for a quiet drink.
I really do not understand the petty complaints that are evident in some reviews. Nowhere is perfect. If you want to find fault and look hard enough, you will always find something to hang a complaint on, but you will be the soulless and joyless person that I hope to avoid.
If you can afford it, the PY is the best hotel on the island and probably in the Canaries as a whole. I am saving my pennies and hoping that we can return next year if my wife's treatment allows.
PS the weather in mid November was perfect
Wonderful hotel,very clean and comfortable, facilities well laid out, great staff, brill breakfast,great pools, restaurant and food choice varied, wonderful location cannot fault this hotel everything beautiful. Thank you all for a fab holiday.More
Harriet P, Long Itchington, United Kingdom
Everything you expect and more
We stayed here in September and had a fantastic time. Having been to Playa Blanca several times in villas, we have always been tempted by this fantastic hotel. It is everything the website suggests. Fantastic service, superb spacious, relaxing rooms and facilities throughout the vast estate this hotel takes up on the front of Playa Blanca. If you have not been to the resort before, we highly recommend you take a breakfast only board basis. The quality and variety of restaurants available within a comfortable walking distance are well worth a visit.More
Stuart N, Reading, United Kingdom
A great family hotel
We had heard good things about this hotel and a great review by Alex Pollizzi in the Telegraph sealed the deal for a half term break in October with our little girl. We booked a one bed suite as it was the only option left apart from the Presidential Suite which we declined. The room was spacious, our twin double beds pushed together were comfy and our daughter's sofa bed was comfy enough. The suite was big enough for the 3 of us and it worked pretty well. We took out deluxe half board option which was great and meant that we could eat at all the restaurants and not be restricted to the 3 buffet restaurants. My daughter enjoyed the Teppanyaki restaurant the most and we went there twice. The Isla de Lobos fine dining restaurant was also very good and if you can get a table on the terrace it is lovely especially with the sun setting. The Italian and Tapas were also good, but I enjoyed the Italian more. The buffet restaurants were fine and the breakfasts were good too, lots of choice and lots of seating although it can be busy around 9 am when every one seems to come down at the same time.
The pools was were it started to fall down. Firstly the no towels reserving sunbeds was flouted and no one paid the blindest bit of attention to that or the no inflatables rule. The sun beds were all bagged by 7am ?? who does that?? And the main pool that was slightly heated is jammed packed with inflatables by the afternoon.
The children's jacuzzi pool is like a cauldron of soup with children and adults jammed in as the temperature is 32 degrees and nice and warm. The adults jacuzzi pool is sometimes filled with unsupervised kids jumping in and out which made it very annoying. The Sovereign rep told us that the Canaries have a law which stops them heating the pools above 22 degrees to stop diseases but this doesn't make sense, given the temp of the children's jacuzzi pool!
Apart from the pool gripes I would recommend the Yaiza, the staff are brilliant, Kikoland was well staffed and well run although it could do with providing lunch for kids if you want to leave them all day. We found out that they didn't the day we went on a tour round the Cesar Manrique exhibits and museums and had to run over to the supermarket which was thankfully 5 mins across the road, to buy our daughter some food for her lunch.
Overall for what we paid we were very impressed, there was great variety from all the restaurants, and the Marina is only a 10 min stroll outside where there are plenty more places to eat. And Playa Blanca is 10 min walk the other direction but it was a bit more tacky and not really worth going to unless you wanted pubs and fish and chips etc.
The beach was great, clean, small and perfectly formed but can get busy. Get there early to get a sun bed as it is a public beach and used by everyone, not just hotel guests. And if you take out the deluxe half board package the mini bar is replenished daily and your drinks, peanuts and pringles are free - brilliant!
The spa was great but beware you have to bring a swimming cap to use the salt water pool and you will be stung for 6 euros a hat if you need to purchase one.Finally we were in Room A425 which has a huge palm tree obscuring any sea view but what can you do!More