We've just returned from a two week holiday from the Tabaiba Princess (Aug 10th to 24th), 2 adults.
Firstly, the hotel itself is in a great location and the All Inclusive is very much what you'd expect from a spanish hotel. The only down-side to the AI is that you can't get bottled water - you have to get this in a glass (plastic if taken away), although this said you do get a bottle of water when you first arrive in your room.
The reception area is impressive and the rooms are quite spacious. Our aircon was brilliant- that said we did leave a card inside the sensor to make sure it was on when we weren't in the room. The maids cleaned the room daily and left fresh towels each day and changed the bedding every other day.
We arrived at about 2.30am so except from the reception area, the hotel was very very quiet. Thankfully we weren't hungry and just wanted to get in bed and sleep. We got up around 9am the following day and went for breakfast, eventually making it to the pool around 10.30am, to our surprise there were plenty of sun beds still available.
Breakfast was pretty much the same offering each day, bacon, fried/scrambled eggs, omelettes (made to order too), beans, sausage, tomatoes & even pancakes. As well as this there was what you'd expect for a continental breakfast too.
Most lunch times we ate in the snack bar by the pool as my parter is quite fussy- they serve hotdogs, burgers, chips and pizza here every day. As well as this there would usually be a daily meat and fish special (kebabs, pork or beef & some kind of fish). The main dining area is open from 1pm for lunch, however we only ate in there once at lunch time.
The evening meals were great - lots on offer. As with any buffet style restaurant however, some dishes can get a little cold. My advice here though is to use your common sense... the food was rotated regularly so hang on a few minutes until it's restocked. If you're fussy, there is a kids buffet in the neighbouring hotel which is easily accessible. There's always something on there..! A different soup on offer each night, three or four main dishes on offer and plenty of fish. There are four areas to the buffet - the display kitchen where the chefs prepare the food in front of you, then the main dishes area where the majority of the hot dishes are, the salad bar and the desert section. The hotel enforce the rule about wearing suitable clothing in the restaurant. Men must wear long trousers in the evening... you will get sent away if you don't.
The restaurant shuts at 9.30pm, after which the only place where you can get food is from a vending machine which you have to pay for. There were no bar snacks available in the evening either.
The evening entertainment really is meant for young families- we watched a couple of the evening shows which weren't comparable to a west end production... but the young kids seemed to enjoy them. I wouldn't really expect anything else from a holiday resort if I'm honest. If you want 5 star entertainment every night then go out to a show like we did!
The reps were fantastic. We didn't attend the welcome meeting as we'd been to the area before, however Joanne did pop some information under our door about the excursions that were available, one of which we did book (Music Hall Tavern) and it was brilliant. We also looked into hiring a car whilst we were there.. we ended up booking online though as it was almost 50% cheaper than what the rep and the car hire company itself could offer.
On our second week we had a slight issue with noisy neighbours (new arrivals).. but we had a chat with Joanne and Steven the reps and they promised to do something about it. After which the noise issue was quickly resolved.
I'd definitely go back - the only complaint was the price of the WiFi at 19 euros per week for 1 device...!
We stayed in room 1262 - first floor pool view. Great room..
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