1) Opposite a lovely, sandy beach. It is maintained well and there is virtually no tide making bathing easy.
2) Surrounded by plenty of good quality restaurants and snack bars. Supermarkets are also nearby
3) Public transport links allow cheap and easy access to other towns, shops, beaches and places of interest
4) Recommend a sea-view with balcony - it is worth the extra money
5) Beds are comfortable, shower is good, safe is free. Room is not large but we liked it
5) Restaurant is a quite, attractive and well-organised place to have breakfast. Hot food is cooked to order.
6) There is lots to see and do in Gran Canaria. This hotel is a good place to start!
There isn't much I could find to criticize, so these points are trivial:
1) We asked for a double bed but were given twin beds
2) Limited cereal choice at breakfast
3) Hotel owns the slowest toaster in the world
Don't both asking the Hotel Reception for any information that does not relate to the hotel. Instead go to one of the many information kiosks in Las Palmas. One of these is a short away along the beach front. They can supply you with a map of Las Palmas and the island (the one the Hotel Reception supply is inadequate). They may also suggest excursions, but consider carefully whether you want to spend money on these because its so cheap and easy to find your way around the island by bus. The yellow buses can take you anywhere in Las Palmas and the blue buses travel to other towns on the island
For what is a fairly 'run-of-the-mill' hotel the AC Hotel Gran Canaria is quite expensive. That said, all hotels in Las Palmas seem to have put their prices up significantly recently (and I come to Las Palmas nearly every month so I have noticed this rise in prices). The increase in prices seems to have coincided with the appearance of more drilling rigs in the port area, so hotels are presumably capitalising on the increased numbers of maritime/oil industry workers needing short term accommodation. Despite the high price I was happy with my stay at the AC Hotel Gran Canaria - it is comfortable, clean and, unlike many of the other hotels I have stayed at in the city, it is quiet. Even though the Carnival in Parque Santa Catalina was in full swing I had very little disturbance and was able to get a good sleep every night for the 4 nights that I was there.
The hotel is well situated to everything you would want to visit eg Catalina park, the beach,bars and restaurants. The hotel is alittle tired but clean and suited us. The breakfast was plentiful and the view from the restaurant was lovely. If you want a no frills' place to crash this is it.
This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this budget hotel. It is ideally situated near the beach in Las Palmas with plenty of bars, restuarants close by. The hotel itself is small and clean and you can purchase a breakfast each day, which includes a new hot option, which is cheaper than bars close by providing the same option. Rooms facing the beach have great views. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Can be a bit noisy outside at times, however it is in near proximity to bars which do not normally close till1am.
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A long weekend stay with friends to run the GC marathon. Great hotel, very clean and the staff are very helpful. an excellent rooftop pool (which was freezing, but understandable in January!). Shame there were no refreshments available near the pool which was the only downside to our stay. A great location, 10 min walk from the old town, but a 10 min taxi drive to the beaches.
Staff were pleasant, basic hotel as 3star, disappointed that I paid extra for a double room but did not get this only the lowest level single room with no financial reimbursement. They also would not allow me use the computer to print my boarding pass (I am old school and my phone does not do internet) I found a ciber cafe that allowed me and this only cost 0.70euro
Pocket Guide: Gran Canaria Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hotels
Cosmopolitan Las Palmas is the biggest city in the Canaries with a life aside from tourism. It features an historic district with superb Colonial architecture, a major shopping area, the golden sands of Playa de las Canteras, and one of the largest ports in Spain. The covered Market and the Museo Canario should not be missed. The bars and restaurants along the front are frequented by visitors and locals alike, and there is a lively nightlife.
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