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“Christmas at Dunas Mirador” 4 of 5 stars
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Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Einstein s/n, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain   |  
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Ranked #30 of 85 Hotels in Maspalomas
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“Christmas at Dunas Mirador”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My partner and I stayed here during 18 - 27 Dec 2012.

First impressions were good, hotel is out of the centre of the town, but there are a couple of restaurants, lovely bars, a pharmacy and a Spar within 100 - 200 metres. There is a taxi rank across the road, and taxis are very cheap (€4 to Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles).

I was very happy when on arrival, the staff upgraded us to a lovely pool view room (A212), even though we hadn’t booked one – this was a very nice start to the holiday!

The bedrooms are fine, a little basic, but very clean with comfy beds. All have balconies with a table and chairs. TV has 2 english channels. Rooms are cleaned 5 times per week and towels changed approx 4 times. Wi Fi is available in the rooms and all over the complex for €18 per week and connection is very good.

The pool area is fab, plenty of sunbeds, but beware that only one side of the pool seems to get the sun, so there are always about 100 sunbeds in the shade. Pool bar is good, with a great selection of drinks and for anyone staying all inclusive, any drinks not included in all inclusive are half price. Sandwiches are served all day in the bar and cakes and pastry’s from 4 - 5 pm.

As we stayed all inclusive all of our meals were included. Breakfast was ok, hot and cold food, loads of different breads and pastrys, pancakes, toasties etc. I felt lunch and dinner were excellent, at lunch there was a hot and cold buffet with one meat/fish cooked fresh by chefs. In the evening there was also a hot and cold buffet, but with even more choice and 2 or 3 meats/fish cooked fresh. Overall, the food was excellent and not at all repetitive like some all inclusive.

I would recommend this hotel again, the animation team were great and there were activities for adults and kids all day, reception staff were always helpful and cleaning, bar and restaurant staff always trying to please.

I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Asistente de Dirección at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Dear guest,

thank your for your positive evalutaion and your even better comment.

As we try to please all of our guests sometimes it can happen that one feels not attended enough.
Your words motivate us to keep on with our service.
I surely will pass our staff the positive feedback and the compliments.

We are glad that you enjoied your stay in Dunas Mirador in the christmas time and would be happy to welcome you again soon here in Maspalomas Sonnenland.

Best regards and a Happy New Year!

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I'm very new to this trip advisor but this hotel is stunning, food ok but then it's all inclusive batch made so no complaints. Main hall was always excellent with entertainment. Lovely rooms just overall an excellent all inclusive hotel. Will be back again soon

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Asistente de Dirección at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Dear guest,

thank you for your time to post your positive comment.
We are glad to here that you enjoied your holidays in our hotel.

As we changed a lot since your last visit in september we would like to welcome you again at Dunas Mirador to show you our improvement.

Best regards and a Happy New Year

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

My husband and myself stayed here from 3rd - 17th Dec as a birthday and anniversary treat. We were given room C505, room was basic and overlooked a motorway so there was some noise constantly even with the balcony door closed. In hindsight we maybe should have asked to be moved but my hubby didnt like to be a pain or any trouble. I thought that maybe they were full as I had sent an email and my mum sent one regarding our anniversary but neither of us had a reply. Maids serviced rooms nearly everyday and were cleaned to a very high standard. There was only 2 english channels so dont worry bout a remote u wont get any extra with it.
Meals were of good quality and there was always something to eat. All inclusive in the pool bar were ok too, Barman Migel was very nice.
Near the hotel you have a chemist, chinese, spar, souvenier shot but for any more you need to go into the centre of maspalomas. We got the free bus down in one day but didnt stay long in the centre as it was full of people trying to sell timeshare and women trying to put stuff on you arms, got very annoying after a while.
Round the hotel was spotless and none of the staff were cheeky it just helped to tip the bar men now again.
Swimming pools were of a good size although nearly the whole of our 2nd week the large pool was being fixed so you only had access to the small pool.
Hotel entertainers work hard and evening entertainment was good.
3 days before we were due to leave 2 teenage basketball teams were put into our block. We ended up having to call reception on the 2nd night after their arrival as noise was ridiculous. It was dealt with and was quiet for the remainder of our stay.
This was my 1st visit to gran canaria as we always go to Lanzarote or Tenerife but I am not sure if we would return.
All in all we had a good holiday and had a nice rest.

Room Tip: C block odd numbers back onto motorway, can be noisy
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Asistente de Dirección at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear client,

thank you for your evalutaion on our hotel.
We are glad to read that you could relax in our hotel although there were a few things which did not work that good.

First we want to make sure that there is the possibility of getting a remote control at the reception without any extra cost.
We are sorry that there were some points which disturbed your holidays, e.g. the noisy room.
It would not have been aextra trouble for us to change the room.

We keep doing our best to make our guests have a nice stay at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas.

We would be happy to receive you again as our guests to show you our improvement and convince you of gran canaria.

Best regards and a happy new year 2013

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

After previously staying in Puerto Rico a few years back and hating it, I was a bit apprehensive when my partner told me he had booked for us to go to Gran Canaria again. We arrived on 13th December and had a fanastic week at the Dunas Mirador. As soon as we arrived we were very impressed with the reception area and the welcome from the staff. We stayed in Block D so had a lovely view of the whole resort and looking down towards Maspalomas. The room was nice, very clean although possibly could do with air conditioning in the height of summer. The swimming pools are brilliant and amongst the best I've seen at any resort I've stayed at. All the staff were very nice with the exception of a restuarant "manager" who wasn't very nice when I was explaining to him that a family had left their expensive camera behind after eating and I was concerned it would go missing but he shrugged his shoulders and said wasn't his problem. I do feel the evening entertainment could be improved as the hotel has a fantastic disco facility that is being badly underused with mediocre entertainment. Only nights we liked were the Spanish and Chinese acrobats. As for the food, it was basic and enjoyable in the main. Menus were varied enough to prevent things getting repetitive which is often the case with all inclusive.
As for what to do, Maspalomas is beautiful and a trip to the beach, lighthouse and sand dunes is highly recommended although beware the people trying to tie good luck bracelets on your wrists in exchange for Euros. We were also a stones throw from Playa de Ingles and enjoyed a couple of days/nights out at the various centres there. We booked through Thomas Cook so there were a lot of excursions to do and I would highly recommend the Canarian Combo day out which consists of a trip to see the dolphins, an off road jeep safari up the mountains then finishes with a visit to the camel farm.
We also went on the day trip to the Anfi timeshare resort which was fantastic until they told you how much they were looking for a 1 bedroom apartment. Still well worth going to see the resort though.
All in all we had a great week, weather was brilliant, hotel better than we thought and was excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Asistente de Dirección at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Dear guest,

thank you for your nic3e comment and your positive evaluation.

We are glad to hear you have enjoied your stay in our hotel Dunas Mirador MAspalomas.
As we care about our guests opinion not only the positive words are important to us, we also try to improve our service by reading your suggestions.
Soon I will talk with the entertainment team and we will try to use our disco better.
I am sorry for the bad reaction you got from the restaurant manager.

We hope to welcome you again soon in our establishment.

Best regards and a merry christmas

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The hotel was extremely clean and most of the staff were friendly; the rooms were spacious. The swimming pools were excellent.
The food was OK, however, there was not enough choice and after a few days it became very repetitive. We were all inclusive but some of the drinks behind the bar weren't free which was very disappointing. The lifts were extremely temperamental; our lift broke at least five times in the 2 weeks we were there!!
Finally, there wasn't enough to do for adults, there was a disco but the room had no air-con so after ten minutes it was so unbearable that we had to leave. There was quite a lot to do for the children though.
All in all a decent hotel but not one I would recommend during school holidays.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Director General at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear guest,

thank you for evaluating and commenting on our establishment.

I regret that you have not passed your holidays the way you planned.
We are sorry that you could not enjoy the food and the drinks (inclusive the disco).
For us it is important to get to know your complaints. This helps us to improve and to fix problems.
I want to say sorry for the elevators, too.

Although, you would not recommend our hotel we would be happy to welcome you again in one of our Dunas Hotels.

Best regards and merry christmas

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

When we first arrived at the hotel, myself and my mum were thinking what have we done as there is a chinese takeaway underneath 1 block and some shops and it looked a bit like it needed a renovate, however as soon as we stepped inside our opinion totally changed the foyer is massive and the pool area is gorgeous, the food was fabulous and great for people that like a mix of plain stuff and fancy food. The room was lovely and we had a pool view, the cleaning and towel changing wasn't so great. The hotel is quite unsuitable for inactive or disabled guests as we had 4 flights of stairs to our room and yes i had to drag my 3 suitcases up them without offer of help. The only other let down about this hotel is that the animation team, who were absolute rubbish, the shows in the evening were ridiculous unless you were 5 years old.

Room Tip: Get a pool room in any block apart from A unless u like the smell of the resturant and chinese drift...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Director de Recepción at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear guest,

thank you for taking your time to comment on our hotel.

We are glad to hear that you enjoied your vacacions in out establishment.
We have rooms for disabled guests available. If there is the need of one there is no problem for us to change it for you. These rooms are easy to reach because there are not just stairs.

We keep noticed your comment on the cleaning service and the towel changing.

We do our best in trying to improve and would be very happy to welcome you again in one of our Dunas Hotels.

Best wishes and merry christmas

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

stayed here 3rd till 10th dec had a great time the hotel is keeped spotless . rooms are a good size cleaned to high standard.the pool is nice but abit on the cold side. food as said in other reviews is a good all inclusive hotel overall had a realy great stay all staff helpfull and pleasant great hotel i would recomend it

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunashotels, Director General at Dunas Mirador Maspalomas, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Dear guest,

we would like to thank you for your really positive comment on our establishment.

We hope that you will recomend and come back to our hotel in your next holidays so that you can be sure to pass them relaxed and the same way like a few days ago.

Wishing you the best

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas
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Address: Calle Einstein s/n, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 85 Hotels in Maspalomas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunas Mirador Maspalomas 3*
Number of rooms: 437
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The varied entertainment program for all ages and its spacious double and family rooms make this the ideal place to make the most of every minute of a family holiday. Located in Sonnenland (Maspalomas), there is a free shuttle bus service to the beach several times a day. Relax in the jacuzzi between 2 swimming pools and let us keep your family amused with our extensive entertainment program. This hotel is ideal for families or couples seeking a fun place to be and who want to enjoy the day with us. ... more   less 
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