"Immaculately clean and friendly and great location"
Second visit to the Axel and if anything, it's got better still!
Staff are forever cleaning and tending to the most minute details throughout the place.
Friendly staff and a fun but relaxed atmosphere.
Had a great stay at this hotel. 5 minutes from the beach one way and 5 minutes from Yumbo the other. Room was smart and comfortable with a nice balcony. Staff were all really friendly and still professional. Even got a surprise birthday cake delivery. Only issue was the partial sliding screen which didn't provide any privacy between the bathroom and bedroom. Would recommend and definitely visit again.
Traveller from Wokingham, UK
Bohemia Suites & Spa is a member of Design Hotels.Posh, modern, stylish, luxurious, relaxed. A hotel to love. A place where …More
Very nice hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Buffet style food was excellent quality and great variety.
For single travellers, I ordered a twin room and was given a single. Was quiet a small room but adequate.
Location, Mas Palomas (south end of island), was not the Las Palmas area I'd thought I was getting. Mas Palmas is prime location for sun-loving Europeans from the north. As such, there are more tourists than natives and restaurants cater to them. Not so much Spanish food or flavor to be found! Hotel facilities are grand.
This is my 4th visit to the RIU Flamingo, first time was in 1990, then 1995, 2013 and now 2015.
I stayed with my 13 yr old daughter, our last time was in 2013, and nothing has changed, its stuck in time.
It has wonderful staff, in a central location not too near the Kasbah nightlife to be noisy, but an easy 5 minute walk away, and 5 min walk also to the shopping centre Yumbo.
It has a beautiful pool and poolside drinks served from the pool bar.
The only thing that this hotel desperately needs now is the following;
1/ Room Makeovers (As they are still the same since 1990, so although adequate, over 25 years old!).
2/ USB Charging points in each room for iPads, iPhones and other mobiles.
3/ Free WiFi for all guests - high speed too!!! - the current pay and go isn't modern or fast enough and you have to log in every day even if you buy a weekly €20 voucher.
4/ Comfortable beds - they are okay, but need upgrading just like the room.
5/ Flat Screen TV with free movies. - the current TV is huge and from the 90's.
6/ Get rid of the in-house bands that are boring and stick with the brilliant variation of entertainment that only happens every other few nights.
Traveller from London. Kent
LOCATION: The Aparthotel Flamingo is located at the well-known Playa del Ingles. The centre is only 500 metres away. …More
From our very first arrival at your hotel, myself, husband and son truly had a wonderful experience. We could not fault a thing. Made to feel so welcome by your friendly staff, rooms spotlessly clean and the tastiest food to cater for every palate. The beach, was well within walking distance with plenty to see and do. Definitely our 2015 Gran Canaria holiday staying at Hotel Riu Palmeras will always be remembered! A tear in my eye was when I left to go home.
On the whole, a nice hotel. Very clean, and a great location a stone's throw from the Playa del Ingles and local bus links, and with convenient stores and restaurants nearby. The rooftop terrace was a nice bonus, and the breakfast buffet good, though I would have preferred fresh juice, and the machine-dispensed coffee was a little disappointing. The bathroom was a decent size, but the shower curtain woefully inadequate, leading to a drenched bathroom floor. They need to install a proper shower screen in the bathrooms. The balcony was great, with a convenient clothes horse, and nice views. The big let down was the bed, which was not very comfortable and left me with a sore back each morning. I would say replacement of the mattresses with something firmer should be the top priority for this hotel. However, I would recommend the hotel to friends and family as it ticked the majority of boxes for me.
Pocket Guide: Gran Canaria Playa del Ingles Hotels
Playa del Inglés (literally “Beach of the English”) is Gran Canaria’s busiest tourist resort. Despite the name, its superb long golden sands are popular with many north European nationalities. There is no single focus to this man-made resort; instead it clusters around 11 shopping centres. The island and Playa del Inglés in particular, is a magnet for gay holidaymakers; its heady nightlife ranges from drag cabaret to sleek upmarket clubs.
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