This hotel is excellent all round. It has wonderful and enormous choice of food. A lovely pool and sunbathing area. The staff are courteous and friendly regardless of your nationality. Expect to her German being spoken quite a bit at this hotel, however the occasional UK voice is heard, but it is rarer.
Two disappointing aspects are that the rooms are now looking very tired, with old 1990s style dark furniture and appear overused. The rooms though are extremely clean and the staff take their hygiene responsibilities very seriously. There is no tardiness here at all. Improvements and refurbishment are required quite soon however, flowery old curtains and everywhere seems a little bottle green in colour. The air conditioning is very old and the rooms contains old knobs and switches that seemed to once offer piped music. The television was also very old and needed updating, at times it lost its channels! Other hotels are being refurbished elsewhere, so I'm assuming that RIU will be upgrading this hotel before too long. But any traveller going to RIU Papayas before then should not worry about not having a wonderful holiday. Congratulations staff members!
Rob from London, UK
This hotel is located in San Bartolome de Tirajana (Playa del Ingles), close to Kasbah Shopping Center, Yumbo Shopping …More
Just returned from a weeks stay at the Rui Palmeras .From our arrival which was around 10pm (a cold buffet had been put aside for us) to our departure I can honestly say that ALL of the staff we encountered could not do enough to make our stay a memorable one. They really know how to provide a high standard of service. The facilities are spotless including the pool area. The food is really good and there is plenty of variety. The hotel is situated a 5 minute walk from the beach and 10 minutes from the Yumbo Shopping Centre.
The only negative comment I could make would be that we had to pay for internet usage which in many hotels we have stayed in is usually free of charge however it did not impact on our holiday.
Prices for drinks and bar food is actually cheaper than the bars and restaurants and therefore encourages you to spend more time at the hotel.
Linda from Wetherby
This family-friendly hotel is located in San Bartolome de Tirajana (Playa del Ingles), close to Kasbah Shopping Center, Yumbo …More
I had a great time here. I was staying by myself but visiting friends who were on the island at the same time. Their place was booked so I stayed here. The bar facility by the pool is great - I went up to buy a drink and noticed the taps facing outwards. To my surprise, everything was included and for the price I paid, I was honestly shocked. Amstel on tap - great wine and full bar service. The buffet was excellent and a different spread each day and night. They also gave an option to deliver breakfast to your room at no extra cost. The room itself was large by Spanish standards and well appointed. Great shower, OK bed - a little hard for my liking but that is more of a personal preference. They had free shuttles to the beach, entertainment and so much to do within walking distance. This is probably the best value I have ever gotten out of a hotel.
Dan from American living in Spain
LOCATION: The Hotel Waikiki is located at the well-known Playa del Ingles. The centre is only 500 metres away. ROOMS: All …More
Really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in august and felt like we could ask for anything. Our room was spotless and all staff were incredible friendly. Hotel is close to all we needed, whether it be a quiet night or a bigger night out. We look forward to staying again.
LOCATION: The Aparthotel Flamingo is located at the well-known Playa del Ingles. The centre is only 500 metres away. …More
Checkin was a debacle. It took 15 minutes to get my room. Only it wasn't a sea view. So another 20 minutes to get that right. They charge to use the safe in your room which is idiotic. And no Internet in rooms at all. Only very insecure wireless in the lobby. It's 2013 and they can't buy a few wireless routers?? The buffet was good, room was big, views over the dunes good. The general area is as characterless as the rest of Playa del Ingles. Without the dune views from the room I wouldn't spend the extra to stay here
Davy from Sydney NSW, Australia
LOCATION: The Hotel Palace Maspalomas is located at the well-known Playa del Ingles, close to the dunes of Maspalomas. …More
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