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Avenida Gran Canaria, 22 | Playa Del Ingles - Gran Canaria, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this hotel once a year, its a little dated now, and could do with a serious refurbishment, but you cannot knock the service and food quality. You are treated like a customer and with respect. Looking forward to June 2015!

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Kent, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a 10 day all inclusive holiday with my boyfriend in October 2014 and will definitely be coming back again. Everything was brilliant right from the start. As soon as we entered the hotel we was made to feel welcome. A chilled glass of bubbly was given while we checked in along with 2 beach towels if we wanted to... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed here 3 times in last few months as I am living in Las Palmas at moment. I stay there as it is good location to where I meet friends etc so a short walk. 2 times got a decent price so it was ok. Last stayed NY Eve and it was quite costly. 2 times got an ok room.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed for 9 days over Xmas/New Year and could not have been more pleased with our choice of hotel ! Great location and within walking distance of all the sights. Our welcome was one of the best I've ever experienced, both Juan Perez and Angel on the front desk are an asset to Riu Hotels ! After British Airways... More 

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153 reviews 153 reviews
54 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Checkin was quiet an ordeal and a slow process. The ground floor is clean and well laid out. The room was very disappointing and outdated. The room also smelled like disinfectant so reminded us of a hospital so needless to say it was an unwelcoming scent. Breakfast wasn't much better. Buffet style so when catering for such a large number... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stayed here September 2014 and whilst the main guest areas of the hotel are all impressive, the rooms themselves do need an upgrade. Saying that, the rooms and all other areas are spotlessly clean, spacious enough and good sized balconies. Food is very european but very good and a large selection so you'll always find something you'll like. The staff... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Each room has the balcony..beware of AC noise before picking up the keys,somewhat aged rooms but clean and large. Food is excellent ,walk to the beach..weather,sites prices superb!Be sure you rent a car,free parking.Be sure you visit Las Palmas,try local tapas,water parks,go around the island. Beach,promenade see port are great attractions.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good and Bad ! Start with the good great pool! clean, good food, not so good entertainment if you want to be entertained best go into town and find a bar! we did see a four tops tribute band who were good the rest not great. Rooms small and dated (but clean) beds are more like bunks very hard (ouch)... More 

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Tuscany, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The rooms need a brush up! Big bathroom but nowhere rack to put things! If you check in after 12.30 you cannot get any beach towels as it s open only from 9-12!! WIFI is payable, but no reception in the room. Regarding food, half board is fine but you re fixed for either 6 or 8 pm.

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Sheffield United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Having stayed a number of Riu hotels previously, we had little hesitation in choosing the Papayas at Playa Del Ingles. The hotel adjoins the Riu Flamingo which is an apartment hotel within the same grounds. The food here is excellent with a wide variety of choice every day. Breakfasts offer a full choice of continental foods including cold meats cheeses... More 

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