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El Cardonal Apartments
Ranked #208 of 218 Hotels in Maspalomas
Reviewed March 8, 2013

good location staff and owner wondeful if there is anyhing you want just ask and if its possible you get it .nice pool bar. staff there also great.good for couples and families.very clean.nice pool always plenty of sunbeds .its great value for money.goin back next week cant wait.i have recomended el cardonal to friends an family.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Just returned from el cardonal after 8 weeks stay yet again .as always the serviceis very good , you only have to ask for something and they do thier best to accomadate you.this is not a 5 star hotel as a lot pf people seem to think it is basic but has a frienbly feel to the place and always kept clean and tidy.. good base , and reasonble prices.will be returning again next jan as usual .bill joan south wales

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

very very good exelent value for the price ,staff very helpfull great terrace gets the sun allday very peacefull holiday,plenty of room around the pool ,would recomend it highley.the bungalows are well equiped ,towles changed every couple of days and bedding once per week rebooked next holiday before leaving cant wait to return.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

First surprise was seeing that the hotel withdrew the full amount of the stay a week before arrival, made me think they might be desperate for cash.
The bungalow was not very clean, there was ONE roll of toilet tissue, and elseway nothing: no brush or soap for to do the dishes with, no salt/peppar, no bar of soap in bathroom. It seemed so desperate to keep down expenses, you got the feel that OK you can stay here but don't expect anything more than that. Sheets are not changed during the 7 days, whereas the towels were changed twice.
It is not great for kids: there is no life guard and water is the coldest I have ever felt, that includes sea water in scandinavia. It explains why only 3-4 people used the pool.
The bungalowws themselwes are well laid out, two good bedrooms with plenty of cupborad space and very big beds.
The terraces in front of the bungalows gives virtually no privacy, you can see what everybody's doing, a bit of fence would be in place.
Everything seemd a little rundown: large cracks in bath tub etc.
If you can live with no privacy on your terrace, sheets not being changed once in a week and a freezing pool then it is OK.
But you can do a lot better in Gran Canaria for the buck.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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elcardonal, Gerente at El Cardonal Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Dear guest. Every year we do renovations which includes: new TV, mattress, pillow, bed sheets and towels. Unfortunately, we cant heat the swimming pool since the price of the investment would be very high. You had paid ONLY 25,00€ per night for 2 adults. We believe this is a great price and what you see is what you get in our pictures. We DONT advertise a heated swimming pool so why would you expect it ot be heated?
We take pride in our job and I believe you should stay in a hotel next time or any of our other bungalows with a higher standard=higher price=heated pool. Next year we will have a JACUZZI/Hottub for the guests near the pool so this is pur next investment. Gracias.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

El Cardonal has bungalows for a very good price. We have been 3 times to El Cardonal and always have a great holiday.
You have a sunny terrace, big swimming pool, en there is a bar for food and music.
The bungalows are big you have a kitchen (well equiped), big bathroom including bath, you have all the space and privacy you need. Also there is a supermarket near and also the beach is not far away.
I can surely recommend El Caronal to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Visited El Cardonal for the second time and really enjoyed it! Our bungalow was clean and there were no cockroaches. The cleaners changed the beds and towels once a week. The pool was nice, but some people kept their towels on the beds overnight, which wasn't fair, but no one stopped them! There is also a pool bar that serves gorgeous food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Its possible to walk to Maspalomas beach, but its quite a long walk, so its better to get a taxi with kids. You can also get a taxi to Playa del Ingles which has lots of nice restaurants and a nice beach . El cardonal is built on quite a steep hill and up the hill there is a lovely restaurant, Vista Bonita which we ate in many times and further up the hill is a steakhouse which we ate in a couple of times too. El cardonal isn't in the best location but the taxis are not expensive and there are also regular buses. Overall we had a great stay!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Located in the quiet suburb of sonnenland we liked the el cardonel, we visited in Jan and it was very quiet with many couples renting apartments for the whole winter. The apartments are quite large for 1 bedroom units, sofabed in living room and two beds pushed together in the double bedroom, loads of wardrobe space, you have to pay for TV so we did without all together but had our ipod dock.
Pool is unheated so very cold in low season but the weather was great, its a long but gentle walk down to the dunes and beach takes about half an hour if youre able bodied its not a problem. The temperature in Jan was between 22-30 each day and didnt need a jacket at night just a hoodie/cardi
There is a supermarket close by and a larger hypermarket a short taxi ride away.
We did get an issue with ants in the apartment but think thats expected in hot countries, the maids did do a decent clean each day. Simple kitchen, fridge etc but we ate out for main meals, the bar was nice for a quiet drink/pool etc and there are enough restaurants in the resort.
Playa del ingles was the nearest place for partying and there was enough 'life; even in winter.
I'd go back, its cheap and cheerful. think of it as good budget accomodation and you'll not be dissappointed I dont think. we aid £160 each last min fr flight/apartment etc and thought it was fab value

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle Einstein 4, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
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Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #208 of 218 Hotels in Maspalomas
Hotel Class:2 star — El Cardonal Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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