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“It shows the Dutch owners know what it means to run a gay accomodation!” 5 of 5 stars
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Club Torso Gay Resort
3.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Av. Touroperador Kuoni 46, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“It shows the Dutch owners know what it means to run a gay accomodation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We have stayed at a lot of gay resorts on Canaries, Torso is in our opinion the best!
Some buzz words: very clean (not in the last place this is also aplicable to - both - the heated whirlpool and pool); well furnished; more than adequate amenities; good kitchen; balanced lunch and dinner menu; walking distance to Yumbo/Beach; very sociable, attentive but discreet employees/owners.

Bungalow: (14 in number) are comfortable with good bed & big cupboard; flat screen TV & blue-tooth speakers for smartphone; Bath tub/shower with good pressure and warm; clean smell.

Wi-Fi is free and working very well (indeed the first time after having visited 6 other gay bungalow parks). For once a gay complex that understands the need of a clear cut no nonsense operating Wi-Fi (I counted at least 6 signal amplifiers!)

The heated pool is more than adequate if not big in size, the same goes for the (also heated) whirlpool that can have about 8-10 guests.

After experiencing quite some decline and fall of other GC'n gay bungalow parks Torso is a gem!

Bungalow 411/412/407/406/401 and 402 are around the (whirl) pool, but as the bar closes around 23.00 and the whirlpool is shut down at the same time it is very peacefull thereafterand I think at the end the most quite bungalows vs the road.
Bungalow 410 is opposite the dungeon (not too much traffic though); The others have the advantage to be away from the pool but than closer to the road. We slept in one next to the road (409) however had no problem at all to have a good sleep.

For the quick shopping there a grocery shops etc 3 min. by foot.
For the lazy ones, taxi to yumbo is only 3 euro.

traveled with 3 (in one bungalow)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I am from Manchester UK and went to Gran Canaria for the Maspalomas Pride. Club Torso was in the perfect location not far to walk to the Yumbo centre 10 mins or so - excellent accommodation great owners/staff and very clean. ( thanks to June xxx) Would definitely stay again and recommend it to my friends. Maspalomas Pride was one of the best Pride event's I have been too, great shows, fabulous costumes, with a great buzz and atmosphere, which all went to make a really memorable holliday.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have finally found a Gay resort where I will go back to in Gran Canaria.

I just stayed two nights there but I really felt well at home.
Richard & Martijn are very funny and pleasant.
I also liked Marcel who works very hard in the morning for the breakfast and to fix anything in the complex. He is very sweet.
Everything is clean and bungalows are very well equipped. Dont expect luxury because it is officially 2 stars equivalent, but really I would rather rate it 3 stars for the facilities and 5 star for the service and friendliness.
It is not far from Yumbo walking distance. I liked the location because this area near the Golf is much more fancier than Playa del Ingles.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I don't have much more to add than the other reviewers without sounding as though this the boys wrote the review themselves! The place was very clean, well furnished with excellent amenities. The hosts were very sociable, attentive yet discreet and did not apply any pressure to spend money at the bar or on food etc. Although the resort is small and cosy, we were able to either be very sociable or spend time alone as necessary.

We had a very comfortable bungalow with the most wonderful and huge bed - I had my best nights sleeps for ages!

The pool is big enough to do a few lengths and the hot-tub is clean and big enough for quite a few guys.

The staff are fantastic (June especially who is eternally cheerful, discreet, and very helpful).

I'm looking forward to being back again either in the autumn or spring next year.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

After reading the former reviews, it is hard to find a new sort of compliment for this resort..... Just a PERFECT place to spend your holidays!!!! Excellent staff who know how to give someone the feeling to be at home. I'm not gonna write a whole essay, just wanted to say that is was that good, that I will be back in November! Keep on with the good work guys (and June), Torso is worth it!!!
Best regards, Bob, Amsterdam, Holland.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our second time at Club Torso Gran Canaria was again very pleasant. The complex has 12 nice decorated and very clean bungolows located around the pool (heated in winter and early spring). At our arrival at the airport we where welcomed by the taxi driver who brought use within 20 minutes to the complex. Inside we where again welcomed by the staff existing out of Martijn, Richard and Marcel and June who makes sure the bungalow and complex stays very clean.
Within the complex we had again very nice people out of all different countries within Europe, in the morning the breakfast where available around the pool, with breads, drinks and fruits. All kind of eggs will be fresh made when requested. On teh complex you have the bar with a small nice card to order drinks, snack, lunch and small dinners all well prepared.
The location is in Campo international, in the evening you walk easy to the Yumbo or take a taxi. To te beach the walk is a bit long but easy to do and when you like for s view euros a taxi brings you.
Great complex, great staff, great service and people.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equals than others”. And so it is true of hotels, but Club Torso is the real pick of the bunch. Having stayed in other hotels in Gran Carary, we were keen to find something that was a cut above the rest, but still at a reasonable price. In Club Torso, we think we found a gem.

From the moment we stepped into the hotel, to be greeted by Martijn, until we left 9 days later, we enjoyed probably one of the most relaxing and trouble free holidays we have had for a long time. We have been to Gran Canary twice before and stayed in similar rated hotels – but nothing beats Club Torso in terms of its facilities, the way the owners keep the place sparkling and are always on hand with advice – with a smile. No one needs any lessons in customer satisfaction, unlike many other places on Gran Canary.

This is a small resort – and that is part of the magic; this is a place to unwind and relax. Music plays in the background by the pool and I mean background – it is never too loud.

The rooms have been recently refurbished and are kept meticulously clean by June, who unlike most room service personnel enjoys a chat and a laugh. Our joke on the first morning about the spire of Chesterfield’s church (June’s home town in the UK), bought many days of jokes and banter between us. Rooms are cleaned daily and towels changed whenever you needs require.

The bed is European King Size, which is larger than most beds one finds in European resort hotels. Not only was that a pleasant change, but it is probably one of the most comfortable beds that we have slept in. Richard and Martijn are to be congratulated on buying quality large beds. My only comment is that the quality of the lower sheet on the mattress did not match the thread quality of the duvet sheet. The bungalow has two hobs, adequate cookware and china and a fridge. We liked the fact that our bungalow had a filter coffee maker and even a kettle. Both were used daily. The room has a 32 inch flat screen TV and audio system which included an iphone socket. There is a safe for which there is a charge of 2 Euros a day. We had no problem with the charge – it gives guest a choice rather than adding another 2 Euros onto the daily rate.

Unlike most smaller hotels on Gran Canary, breakfast was included. The continental breakfast was more than average and we were delightfully surprised that scrambled, fried, boiled or omelette eggs were offered at no extra charge. One small comment, the filter coffee which was available “on tap” was not as warm as we would prefer.

We ate at the hotel on a few occasions. The food is excellent and portions could not be described as small – especially salads!” We enjoyed excellent company around the full bar. Martijn and Richard are excellent hosts – never seen blue tonic water before, which Martijn has christened “smurf water”.

Anyone wanting the “highlife”, the yumbo centre is a 20 minute walk away or 3 Euros in a taxi. We hired a car and there was always plenty of free on street parking by the hotel.

There are very few hotels which we would recommend, but Club Torso is one. If you are looking for a relaxing small hotel with a friendly staff, meticulously clean surroundings, a very comfortable bed and hopefully lots of sun – then you will not go wrong by booking into this gem.

All of the staff, Martijn, Richard, Marcel and June made this a holiday that will make us return.

Steve and Nick - Hertfordshire, UK.

Room Tip: Half the rooms are adjacent to the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Touroperador Kuoni 46, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Maspalomas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Torso Gay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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