We have just returned from a week at this lovely hotel. We have been to Princess Hotels on many occasions and this one did not disappoint. There is only one flight a week from the UK- Gatwick- as the Manchester flight has been dropped. Consequently the hotel was completely under occupied... not good for the Hotel but great for us !! 220 people in a hotel for 1800 guests.. you can imagine how quiet it was. We had the top pool area to ourselves every day with a 40 yd diameter pool to ourselves. Bliss! No fighting for sunbeds !!
We had a bad start to the holiday as the two buses from the Airport arrived at the same time. We waited for 30 minutes to book in and we were half way down the queue. And our cases took a long time to get to our room. The room itself- 5233- was just great. Very quiet and comfortable but I don't think the aircon works very well judging by ours and what fellow guests said.
I defy anyone to say the food is not very good indeed bearing in mind it is all inclusive. We ate most mornings in La Choza late breakfast area which is a lovely way to start your day. The selection is not quite the same as the main restaurant but still excellent.
The pools- all 11 of them- were immaculate as were the communal areas around them. One is heated and several of them have a graded beach type entry into the pools-ideal for small chiildren.
As people have said the hotel is in the middle of nowhere, and there is only a couple of short walks in the locality and no shops, other than the small one on site. So don't go there if you want designer shopping!
The Rep, Jay was just the perfect guy for the job. Friendly, approachable and knowledgable. He lives on the Island and all the guests last week thought he was great. Thank you Jay.
The ANIMATION TEAM were BRILLIANT. Mavis from Cuba, Andrea, Kristina, Vanda and Alicia from Slovakia were great fun and worked very hard to make everyone feel welcome but not pressured into taking part. They were part of several of the entertainment shows in the evenings and proved to be excellent dancers . The Flamenco proved how good they were. Thank you all very much from a Welshman.. you know who I am! The Manager of the hotel should give them a bonus... I know of 4 guests who returned to the hotel purely because of the animation team. The best entertainment was a group of 30-40 local folk singers and dancers. It was just a brilliant night especially when they invited guests to dance with them at the end. Nice touch!
The trip around the Island was a long day.. 7 hours on the bus but wow what a trip. You must do it. Take the travel sickness tablets if you are slightly queasy in a bus. You climb to over 7000 ft in an hour from sea level in the bus and eventually come out of the clouds into brilliant sunshine. Not a cheap trip but very enjoyable. Not for the feint hearted if you don't like heights!
Other guests enjoyed the whale / dolphin trip.
The drinks were really good and the all inclusive was extended beyond the mid day cut off on the last day. This was appreciated. Several of the eating places were shut down but we certainly did not miss them. The number of staff behind the bars was not high enough at times and at peak times you could wait quite a few minutes to be served. Glasses were not always cleared away as quickly as you would expect but this is only a small matter really.
The weather last week was mixed- 3 days of sun but there is a lot of cloud generated by the huge mountains around the hotel. Although the last few days were warm, it was overcast. But the previous week had been sunny so perhaps we were unlucky!
Would we go back? Yes if we wanted a good relaxing time, with good food and good entertainment
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