I was booked in Monte Feliz by a tui after ordering an 'unspecified' trip, accommodations on arrival in other words. After reading the disclaimer that I could be bunked with a stranger, and therefore, not guaranteed a door with a lock, I was expecting the worst. When I arrived, I was extremely pleased! The room was very clean, very airy, very comfortable. I was alone, I DID have a lock on the door, and I had a kitchen with 2 burners, a refrigerator, full chinaware set, toaster, coffee machine, a couch with a pull out mattress in the case of unexpected guests, and a fairly large closet space.
The room was nicely tiled and had a great balcony, fitted with green plastic furniture. The location of the hotel was right on the hill above bahia feliz (happy bay), which is great for surfers, and wind surfers. It is a rock beach, so sand lovers would enjoy nearby playa del ingles. The waves when I was there were over my head, and I am over 6 feet tall.
There is a supermarket within the hotel, with very good prices on food and alcohol. It has all the necessities. The pool is great, and the restaurant offers a slightly over-valued breakfast and dinner buffet. The service is good, but you'll get much more for your money elsewhere. The opposite is true with the in house bar, an independently run operation, Squires Bar is definitely a place to do some relaxing. The drink prices offer very much bang for your buck, and there it is the perfect place to meet some of your fellow travelers. There is top quality pool table, poker table, dart board, foosball table and a nice pub style section where you can speak to the extremely amiable barkeep (I started a good many nights doing just that). Wish there was a place like it where I live.
The downsides of the hotel are - pay-per-view television (who wants to watch television anyway?) but there is the news in spanish, svt world, cbbc, cnn, and a handful of other free channels. The hot water heater is not very large, and takes a good while to heat up. And I could've done with a bit softer mattress, but at the rate I was going with the wonderful sun and fun, I would have fallen peacefully asleep on a rock. But again, the idea isn't to make you not want to leave your room when you're on such a wonderful island!
And lastly the service was top notch. No other way to put it. If there was a glimmer of concern in your eye, 1 or 2 people would come up to you saying, tell me what's wrong, I'll fix it! So will I stay there again? On a honeymoon, not likely. Traveling on a budget again? Most DEFINITELY!
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- Great apartments for rest and ideal for families. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Feliz Hotel Playa Del Ingles
- Monte Feliz Bahia Feliz, Gran Canaria