Gran Canaria holiday break
This was a post Christmas holiday break with my wife. While the hotel is not very close to the beaches, the hotel provides a free shuttle service to/from the beach so this was not really an issue, and shops are in easy walking distance from the hotel. We had half board and the food was good quality and plenty of variation to cater for all tastes in our opinion. The staff were friendly and helpful to the best of their abilities, though there was a shortage of experienced front desk staff - too many trainees for efficient service and often kept waiting for the most basic queries to be sorted out.
The major bone to pick is there was virtually no help in terms of advice regarding tourist excursions - you were just given brochures to look at and make your own guesses as to which trips were worth taking. In trips to a previous location, there were dedicated staff to assist with booking of excursions, and to give advice as to what trips would suit our specific needs which vastly improved our enjoyment of the holidays in question