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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Puyallup, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed two years in a row at this hotel with a package deal from a German tour company which is pretty inclusive from the airport shuttle on. You don't have an ocean view, but there is a beach shuttle that runs frequently. Public transportation is cheap and easy for getting around the island. Food and staff are great!... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some of the negative comments, I did not know what to expect but our holiday got better and better each day! My husband is quite fussy so we tent to book expensive hotels, but this time I put my foot down and decided to take a risk and I am glad I did. The rooms are dated but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Staff was great! I tried to speak as much Spanish as possible, because one really should try, but everyone assisted me with English when I met my limits. Everyone was lovely and patient, even when'd dealing with ridiculous visitors! However, I think that ultimately this was not a place that I was looking for. The outdated decor did not bother... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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