The hotel could be seen above the other hotels in the beach area of Las Palmas. Every room in this hotel has a balcony as the hotel is really a large round tower. The view from the 15th floor was fabulous as we faced south towards the main city. The lifts were fast but in the morning were rushing from 1st to 23rd (restaurant) floor and if you were in between there was often quite a wait. We didn't eat in the hotel as there were so many restaurants open from 8 am to late just a few minutes walk. When we did go up to the restaurant for breakfast it was so crowded and noisy we decided to walk to the beach and listen to the sea while breakfasting. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom okay, except for the shower which ran from cold to boiling hot while we were showering. It was a large **** hotel and I would have hoped they could have sorted the showers. Quite dangerous for children and elderly less mobile guests.
Gorgeous room with a city balcony view, seating area and a HUGE super comfy king size bed.
We arrived to find cold drinks in the fridge that were left for us by the hotel staff. All the maids greeted us and were very helpful. Hotel staff didn't speak much English but they were helpful too.
The lifts were a nuisance, only 2 work out of three. No iron in the hotel room either, there's a room you can iron your clothes in but an iron in the room would have been perfect.
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
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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