Club Rio Maspalomas II - Canary Garden Club
This well kept complex is situated in the quiet no through road area of Maspalomas, neighbouring to the lively Playa De Ingles & the beautiful Meloneras & Faro lighthouse. If you want to walk to either of these areas this may take you around 30min pleasant walk for all ages or 5 min ride by taxi for approx €4. There Is Faro 2 shopping centre nearby & due to the road layouts its quicker to walk rather than by car/taxi by cutting across the bridge slightly down from Club Rio entrance. Distance from Airport is approx 25 min car ride.
Taxis are they way to get around on the Island for quickness, all taxis seem to be Mercedes with Air con, which is a blessing. The Taxi drivers know their way around to the many of the accommodation so no need to worry about language barrier. The cars are also fitted with meters so you know what you will pay at your destination. Buses are available, to get around or travel to Las Palmas, but we did not use them, instead we hired a pair of Bikes from the Faro 2 shopping centre, these were priced at €6 per day and came with lock as well, so you can cycle to the beach or the scenic routes.
The Complex has blocks of 4 bungalows with your own private terrace situated where most were covered by foliage. The bungalow has 1 bedroom with a double bed and a single bed (brick base with thick mattresses placed on top), wardrobe, safe & air con unit (payable locally for the remote control). BATHROOM – Double shower tray and part shower screen, toilet & sink with mirror over. (Towels supplied). KITCHENETTE/LOUNGE – Sink, 2 ring hob, fridge, microwave, coffee machine & pots/pans & cutlery (No kettle or toaster) LCD TV and sofa with coffee table. TERRACE – large area with 2 sunbeds, patio table, 3 chairs & clothes drier.
The grounds were flushed with trees and plants all around the bungalows with birds singing in the nearby trees. The grounds are maintained well, saw the gardener every single day. Cutting the lawns, trimming the bushes, edging the paths & tree pruning. Not to mention the maintenance guys, painting the exterior recently vacated bungalows.
Pools & other Activities –
There are 3 pools in total, 2 fairly big sized and 1 one for kids, The pools are surrounded by around 90 sun beds with a splash of sun brollies, showers & toilet block, Seating/eating area & outdoor bar which doubles up as daytime snacks eg. Pizza, chips etc. 2 Tennis courts, Volleyball Court, 2 Pool tables & cue’s & kids play area. And there were 2 lovely ladies doing massages daily called Paradise massage.
Club Rio II & Club Maspalomas share the complex together.
The complex is divided into 2 areas. On the right to the entrance is Club Rio & to the left is Club Maspalomas, but all guests can roam between each area or enjoy the bar and use the mini market.
The reception was spotless. All staff here was very happy to help by speaking many languages or even call you a taxi to arrive just outside within 1 minute.. Leaflet desks for car hire and meeting with reps. Sofas to relax whilst waiting for trips or use the free WIFI. Use of ATM, coffee machine & 2 pc’s for internet. Just to the right in reception is the entrance to the restaurant which is buffet style food of an evening or breakfast.
Outside the doors are Luggage trolleys available to use to transport your suitcases to and from your bungalow. If you’re leaving later in the day and have checked out they do seem to have a luggage store. Payphone to use if required.
Wi-Fi Areas –
Reception area (free of Charge)
Within your own bungalow (paid locally) – This we found to be a terrible service as is very unreliable
The bungalows were cleaned daily (except Sunday) swept and mopped with bleach. Towels changed frequently. The complex was cleaned throughout the day from the windows in reception to sweeping leaves from the footpaths.
The food onsite was not what we would expect, but still plenty to go around, there are plenty of places to eat nearby either by walking 5 mins or a taxi ride to Playa De Ingles or Meloneras.
Overall for the Area of Maspalomas & Club Rio –
We found this is a great complex for the price we paid, clean, friendly staff with a 24hr reception and a good place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the lively plays de ingles.
Great location & quiet complex
25 mins from Airport (by private car) Check out the web for best deals, these vary in price. From £48 -£80
ATM on site for extra cash.
Mini Market for basic bits (supermarket nearby – Faro 2 for more of a big shop)
Free Wi-Fi in reception.
Free Bus to the beach daily.
Maspalomas has plenty of Bungalow style accommodation, but this seems to be the best for the star rating of 1, with everything they offer it should be in my eyes at least a 3 star rating, so please don’t let any negative reviews put you off for the price you pay.
Air con in bedrooms
No toaster or Kettle for self catering
Wi-fi in rooms is not worth spending your money when reception is Free !
Weekends around the pool with a few noisy Kids using all pools.
2 sunbeds on your terrace, but accom caters for 3 persons
Sunbeds not cleaned still had sun lotion on from last guests.
Cockroaches – well to be honest most places have cockroaches in Gran Canaria, so make sure all food are disposed of properly and spray with insecticide or speak with reception and they will be round within minutes and spray the bungalow.
Ask them for a Map and request. found the best ones are in the middle facing the green.
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