Stayed here for 5 nights.
It's right on the beach and a lovely little beach too so great for sunbathing / walks etc. Also very central to Las Palmas, short walk to shops and bars and at the faar end of the long promenade if you choose to walk along the front. If lively resort is your preference don't stay in Las Palmas though you will definitely find it quieter at nights.
Staff were superb and very helpful especially at reception who would answer any query.
Rooms - it is an absolute must to pay extra for a sea view with balcony, the room is so much more pleasant and a great view out over that beach to the sea and down the promenade. we were in a couple of rooms initially then paid to upgrade to the balcony room. There are other sea view rooms with no balcony which are not as good as the room is just very long where the balcony should be and you just have a window for the view. Rooms at the back of the hotel are smaller, dark and would not be good for a longer stay.
Food - we were B+B and breakfasts were fine, don't expect English breakfast or anything but there was a cooked range, fruit, meats etc and lots of breads, plenty to fill you up for the day! Did not eat dinner in the hotel and something tells me it would have been quite traditional, fish etc but it did seem quite a popular restaurant when opened to the public at night.
There were good facilities at the hotel although the public areas are small there is Internet and PC facilities, small communal area, no bar apart from up in the restaurant (I think you can sit there and get drinks etc but I never saw anyone do it) There is a mini-market right outside the front to stock up and food and drinks and there is a small fridge in each room (just take out the pre-stocked bottles and put them back at the end of your stay – no hassle at all) There is a very good small spa area in the basement of the hotel, it all has to be paid for but well worth is for a massage treatment or spa circuits etc, there is also a very nice spa pool, although not really big enough to do more than a couple of swimming strokes.
Rooms are good with plasma TV, good bathrooms, small table etc, not masses of room but fine and kept very clean. The hotel is not luxury but a very good alternative to self catering, not sure i would want to spend 2 weeks in it but if you want somewhere handy to base yourself then nowhere better. Any questions feel free to email me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Exe Las Canteras you can both enjoy the sun and the breeze of the Atlantic as well as all the attractions the capital of Gran Canaria has to offer. It is ideal for guests who prefer an easily accessible hotel in the city, overlooking the beautiful beach of the capital. The hotel is located directly at the beach of Las Canteras in Las Palmas, just a few minutes from the shopping centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunas Canteras Hotel
- Canteras Dunas
- Hotel Exe Las Canteras Gran Canaria/Las Palmas De Gran Canaria