We stayed for a week at the Arrecife Gran. It was a great experience, in regards to the staff, the food and facilities on offer.
The staff are so friendly and helpful, whether in the restaurant or the front desk.
Breakfast is probably the best I've experienced in terms of variety on offer - there's a huge range from Sugar Puffs to Bucks Fizz! I had full English every day, whereas others chose the continental option.
Evening dinner can be a buffet affair, which I highly recommend, with the option of a drinks pack for 10 Euros, which entitles you to a bottle of house wine, plus a bottle of water for just 10 Euros - terrific value!
Richard from London England
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We were looking for somewhere to get some winter sun and Hesperia was recommended. Not disappointed - staff service was consistently excellent and room was very good. We were B&B only - but the marina is around a 10 minute walk and there are some great restaurants serving both tapas style Spanish food and burgers etc. We'll be back next year!
This is the second time we have stayed here and it is perfectly positioned. Kids club entertainers were excellent, took great care of kids and kept them amused. Great little bar at night with nice barman , always something going on. Reception staff very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in costa teguise. Great location for the money.
Would definitely recommend. We stayed in a standard room and we did not feel inferior to the 'deluxe' guests at all. The pool area was lovely and the rooms were spacious. The food was lovely and had lots of options.
Faultless hotel - it is colossal but extremely well-run, spotlessly clean, amazing food and excellent facilities. The abundance of beautiful, fresh food was almost embarrassing - a real treat. We were upgraded to a junior suite as the hotel was fully booked so had a spacious room with a living area and a lovely sea view. The pools were all wonderful, the animation team was excellent and not too 'in your face' - my 7 year old and I played a lot of table tennis whenever there was a rain shower (sadly frequently during our 4 day stay!) The staff were all super-friendly and very amenable.
However, I would probably not go back to the Sandos Papagayo because a) the location - it is too far away from the airport - the taxi ride was nearly 50 Euros each way - a good 40 mins. And b) the beach in front of the hotel must be accessible from the hotel as I saw people on it but no idea how you got down to it from the hotel ... and it is black sand which makes it pretty unattractive. They have a free shuttle bus to and from the town nearby but we did not leave the hotel for 4 days as my daughter just wanted to go in the pool. Personally I would have liked to go for a walk nearby or wander around the town a little but due to the bad weather and the fact that you had to get a bus to go anywhere, we stayed put.
We have just returned from Playa Blanca as this was our first time it was very much pot luck but we certainly struck gold with this hotel. The staff could not have been more friendly and the food was excellent, there was a different variety every night with some of it already prepared and other main items being cooked fresh. Our room "suite" was also clean, tidy and well stocked. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the main promenade which runs along the seafront and you could either walk along to the Marina or back into Playa Blanca
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