Thanks to its lively pool and long list of activities, the Sol Princesa Dacil is a big hit with families. Plus, in the school holidays, a Flintstones-themed playground opens its doors. The location goes down well, too - the beach and town centre are nearby.
The Sol Princesa Dacil is in a really convenient location. The hotel is less than a five-minute walk from Los Cristianos Beach and less than ten minutes from the heart of town and all its shops, bars and restaurants. What’s more, the airport is only 17 miles away, so you won’t have a long transfer.
There’s a packed list of activities available at the hotel, too. In the busiest summer months, you can get in a giant inflatable ball and try water zorbing on top of the swimming pool - that's if you're not sunbathing around it. Alternatively, head to the tennis courts or play a game of mini-golf. If you’ve got children with you, they can take part in Stone Age-themed activities in the Flintstones play area during school holidays.
On the food front, the restaurant serves generous buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The spreads include everything from steaks and fish to salads and pastas. There’s also a snack bar if you get hungry between meals.
I booked this hotel as part of a package deal, as the pictures looked really nice. NEVER trust the pictures. On arrival, there were cats inside the hotel. The hotel looked nothing like the pictures, we were on the first floor and our view from our balcony was of people sunbathing and we was woken up at 6am by them moving their sunbeds and putting their towels on them. Hotel staff are extremely rude and if you are half board, you get looked down on and they treat you lie dirt. A member of staff actually shouted at me at one point on my first night as I was trying to find where to get a drink. Hotel does not accept cash - which is clearly not advertised. If you are on any floor above the 10th then you will be fine, however every floor below does not have any air-con and we didn't even have a ceiling fan. We could not leave the door open at night as we was on the lowest floor and anyone could walk in. The door was secured only by a chain which we tested and could open from the outside. We were kept awake until very late at night by the terrible entertainment. Parts of hotel actually sectioned off for all inclusive only - we were not allowed to step foot in the sports bar as we were only half board. But that wasn't the worst thing... the worst thing was probably that in the hotel restaurant we found a bread role with MOULD on it!!! There is an endless list and the hotel was so bad that we actually left after 2 days and went somewhere else. I really am not fussy with where I stay, I am young and have been on plenty of holidays, but nothing compared to this. Would I go there again? - No, not a chance in hell.
Would I be paid to go there again? - No.More
Sophie W, Bromley, United Kingdom
In need of modernising very dated
I have just returned from 2 weeks at the sol princesa and was very disappointed with the hotel the people that have commented saying they have been going to this hotel for 25 years they know no better so they can't really comment its run down get a life..!!! We had a room 2nd floor at the front no air con had to have door open the noise was all night perhaps better higher up I'll never know..! Room plain tv no remote bed shower loo sink what more do you want it's only to try to sleep in spend little time as poss in there get out and about..
Entertainment was so poor wrapping toilet roll round people in a race is so old hat. bingo come on really..!!!!
Pool super imposed.!! its small it looks big on the photo i walked round the hotel looking for the big one as for the sad tw@ts who still race to put there towels on the sun loungers it was only my wife that stopped me from throwing them in the pool manager of the hotel take note ban it people who do this your sad..!! Pool toilets disgusting say no more..Nothing for kids to do all pool tables were not working flintstones theme lol lol golf useless trampoline not working..
Breakfast overall food average sometimes lukewarm but not to bad
Dinner times hotel ask for people to dress for dinner well I think the people that sit round the pool all day and watch the entertainment are the ones that come down for dinner in a vest and shorts one bloke wore the same vest and shorts for breakfast and dinner for at least 8 days of our 14 day hol unless he bulk buys clothes.?? Manager again take note no smart dress no dinner kick the tramps out.!! Food again average No water unless your all inclusive then you get little bottles my motto is I want water I was half board so i had water took it and did not pay for the entire 14 nights you should not have to pay for water with your evening meal staff in the dinning area were great always busy especially one traditional waiter MIGUEL fantastic excellent customer service brilliant with adults and children credit to him..!!!!!!!
No cash policy rubbish scrap it
Sports bar ok
Beer all inclusive poor
Reception staff good girl from Portugal excellent service when we arrived
Overall the hotel could be one of the best needs a lot of money to make this concrete tower better do away with flintstones theme air con all rooms get the towel muppets out and the dining tramps away and make this hotel what it should be More
Retired Old Girls On Tour
This was a holiday for six female friends who were meeting up with 4 others staying in another facility. We booked bed and breakfast. We intended visiting as many places as we could, eating out at different venues, lunchtime and evening. After our first breakfast, as the food was good and the cleanliness of the hotel overwhelming, we looked into going all inclusive and did it, excellent value for the money and the food was good. The entertainment was great fun and we still ate out a couple of times because we met up with our friends. We enjoyed the friendships we made with other guests of all ages in the hotel, we were reluctant to leave. Our room overlooked the pool, it was noisy late at night on a couple of occasions, that's what happens on holiday.More
merrymacdonald, Leigh, United Kingdom
Holidaying in the Canaries
To be honest I had read earlier reviews and was not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. This was essentially my mothers holiday and we stayed half board. We had a Twin room with lounge on 6th floor. The room itself was very clean and comfortable, the beds were absolutely fine. Although we are both vegetarian and the hotel does not really cater for vegetarians we were able to find plenty to eat at meal times and what was available was very good quality. Staff at the hotel were exceptionally pleasant and helpful at all times. Entertainment was another surprise, every evening there was something both inside and outside which was usually really funny, it finished off the day nicely. Dislikes: Don't bother with lunch around the hotel its not nice from the snack bar as it is mainly for the all inclusive guests. Wifi in the room would have increased this from a 3 to a 4, it is a pain having to go into the reception area and sit with your computer.More
Cooldancer, Reading, United Kingdom
cancel my flight
Great hotel, worth every penny you paid for. Stayed for 10 days (beginning to mid October).
*Food was great, loads to chose from and definitely everyone will find something for themselves. Went all inclusive so enjoyed snacks and local drinks in the bar. Staff really friendly, especially at the restaurant and bar area. They always helped my 5yr old daughter carry on orange juice and every day been interested how our day went. Made us feel really welcome.
*Room: no wifi (for anyone desperate there was a cheapest wifi across the road - white shop) or you could pay at the reception if needed. No air con (as you will probably read from a thousand reviews) which I have to say wasn't an issue at all. Temp at night was around 21'C but staying on the 8th floor we got a nice wee draft so didn't even have to buy a fan (can be purchased at the reception).
Knew from previous reviews that there was no hair dryer so took small one with us.
*Rooms were clean and tidy. Cleaner was really nice, surprised us day by day by making towel swans.
*Area: great location. Bus stop just outside the hotel - which is really handy for all free buses to Siam Park, Aqualand and Jungle Park. 5 mins walk to the beach and even then hotel is highly visible so you can't get lost.
*kids attractions: every day Dino and Fred came to entertain people by the pool. Around lunch time there has been some shows: sealion show, parrot show. After 3pm waterpolo for ''older'' kids ;) awwww.... nice surprise: went to the shopping centre nearby only to discover on the roof terrace the cheapest soft play area in the world (3euros, remember to bring the socks as they charge you another euro for it) and a sport bar next to it to entertain adults :D so manage to watch a footie with a pint of beer in hand.
*overall: I would say a 4* for a 3* hotel.
*minuses: evening entertaining started at 9:45 pm (not counting bingo at 9). Which I found a bit late to start an evening as my daughter struggled to stay awake and some nights we simply had to skip it. Would be perfect if started like 9pm instead. Every day mini disco (inside) was ok but songs mainly from the 80, 90. Nothing modern.
Like I said: 3 words to describe my stay: cancel my flight !!
Definitely going back next October.More
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