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.
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
Monika T, Dundee, United Kingdom
another great holiday
had a great time food was very good plenty of choices, entertainment was better than last year and all the staff were fantastic unlike some of the guests who were rude and I ignorant, I could not believe my ears about some moaning about the food and accommodation there is no pleasing some people. We will be going again next year. More
banditman67, Southampton, United Kingdom
Fifth stay at Princesa Dacil Oct 2014
Can't understand the negative reviews as this was our fifth stay in this hotel and we were not disappointed. The room was really a suite with a separate bedroom and lounge. Very clean and spacious with a small fridge. We were in room 1020 which overlooked the pool area with fantastic views of the sea. We were offered an upgrade from half board to all inclusive for just Â£8 per day which was well worth the money, as it included all food, snacks and drinks. Food was great and with so many choices it was hard to choose.
The entertainment was a bit noisy but we usually stay in Nov when the entertainment is indoors and noise isn't a problem. I have to say the entertainment wasn't as good as our previous visits, and the sports bar would be more popular if music videos were shown when no sport is on.
But we would certainly stay again and as the hotel was fully booked I would say most people would agree. I noticed that men as well as women took part in the daily aqua size only when it was led by a male rep. Perhaps this should be the norm.More
Brenda N, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
A decent base for the week
Stayed for a week in October b&b. Nice central location, food at breakfast had good choice and the rooms were spotlessly clean. From the outside it doesn't look nice as it is a 1960 tower block but at least you can't see it from the balcony which does have good views. We had a room on the 13th floor which had air con, you cannot lose the hotel while in the town which is also useful. Would stay again if return to Los Cristianos.More
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