Wife and I travelled out from Edin on 17th Nov for a week having booked half board with On The Beach. Having stayed in Maspalomas only last year we were slightly familiar with the area although this was a different part of the resort.
The transfer took a while as we were second last off and please be aware that the location of this hotel is a little off the beaten track although we did find the short cuts. That said, taxi's aplenty at around 3-4 Euro into Playa Del Ingles.
Reception area was spotless and the staff incredibly helpful to us upon our arrival. Apt 31 it was to be, a ground level fellow close to the bar, shop and restuarant areas. Again spotless, functional but fine for us. Microwave, two ring hob, fridge and plenty of hot water as you have your own combi boiler. Lots of storage space. Kitchen equipment available to hire as well as an extensive range of other stuff. Lounge with pay TV, with kitchen area at one end and a typical two bed room. Over bath shower with towels changed regularly, probably more often than you do at home. Private patio areas outide every apartmant which offered us sunshine for most of the day and ours looked directly onto the pool area.
Massive pool with two smaller ones attached, outside bar and eating area with entertainments area combined. All spotless too and bar staff, only three covering all shifts when we visited, were very friendly and efficient. Lots of available loungers if you wished. Most of our neighbours were either Norweigan, Swedish or German as seen to be the case at this time of year. The whole are outside looks as if it may have been freshened up recently as it was largley unmarked and looked crisp and fresh.
Food, hmm! Well it was there, not a massive choice, a little repetitive and often not much more than luke warm. A little disappointing but we could live with it. Shop has a reasonable stock for an on site affair and handy as the next nearest less expensive shop is some distance away.
Entertainment, well, there was some but not our kind of thing really. Birds of prey, dance show, a band, flamenco and all sorts. The guy in charge of entertainments clearly thinks he does a far better job than he actually delivers and if truth be told we felt he was a sanctimonious chump more interested in feeding his obese appetite at the expense of the hotel than engaging with the guests. As we were located quite close to this area it was a little loud at night however other apartments will not have this problem.
We were glad of the peace and quiet, just as we wanted, and therefore this hotel filled the bill for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending but please bear in mind, our holiday was in November and way outside peak times and those times would perhaps have made a different review.
Runners - out the main gate and keep left, left and left all along to the Charca Las Maspalomas, maybe a half hour, 3.5km return jog and relatively traffic free at the far end. Lots of runners on the way, twice as many on a Sunday. Garmins lock on quickly too.
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