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“Great Location for a quiet break”

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Vista Bonita Gay Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Great Location for a quiet break”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Twenty apartments in Sonnenland which is a quiet area of the island. Rooms 19 & 20 are furthest from the bar so best for the traveller who wants a bit of peace. Situated on a hill you get a welcome breeze from the scorching sun. Staff are only available at specific times of the day so you are left to your own devices. I had a nice friendly welcome from Barbara who manages the complex. The apartments are comfortable but basic and benefit from an upstairs balcony with double doors as well as a downstairs seating area with sliding doors which creates a nice breeze through the rooms. I think the apartments would benefit from some extras like more cutlery, egg cups etc but overall the place is good value for money. Its not luxurious more middle of the road.
The dunes are about 30 minutes walk away and taxis are cheap so good to use. there are also local bus stops outside for cheaper travel. Spar mini supermarket right next door, however, a short walk away is a new shopping centre whith a great Hyperdino supermarket, fantastic frozen yoghurt bar and a snack place with the best coffee on the island. Dont use the S L Transfer service as, although cheap, is slow and a waste of time. Great Tapas bar in the yumbo called Wapas tapas but you have to book in advance

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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JEFT J, Propietario at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear.Thanks for sharing your experience with us and other visitors .We are really happy with your high score included in your review. Thank you very much for your comments. Sincerely,
Bárbara Piasecka Naumowicz
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Just came back from a week at Vista Bonita with my boyfriend and 2 other friends. The complex is absolutely beautiful.
We arrived quite late and were greeted by the very lovely barman Jacob who is not only extremely friendly and helpful, but also gorgeous! He gave us our keys and gave us a free drink from the bar.
The duplexes are beautiful, all alongside the pool and extremely clean and well decorated.
The beach is around 30 minutes walk and the yumbo around 5 minutes in a taxi - which there are plenty of driving past every night.
There are beautiful views all around and it is situated perfectly between the beach (lighthouse area) and the yumbo.
On the last day, as our house was booked, the lovely owner let us use a bungalow to store our cases and shower for free before leaving.
Overall a lovely stay and I would definitely recommend it.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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JEFT J, Propietario at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear.
Thanks for taking time to post your review of our hotel. We do appreciate all the great comments about our location, cleaning and room. Thank you also for your mention about the hotel staff. I have shared your kind words with them. I hope we get to see you again in the near future.

Thank you again.

Best regards.

Bárbara Piasecka Naumowicz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

A couple of klm's out of the tired 70's time warp of PDI, Vista Bonita is a modern, gleamingly clean, ultra friendly, efficiently run, great value for money 'Corner of Paradise'. The 2 story apartments are large, the kitchen well equipped, massive comfy bed, with private balcony and sun terrace - very pleasant !
Jacob, Warren, Barbara and crew, thank for a very lovely stay :0)

  • Stayed October 2013
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JEFT J, Propietario at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear.
We are really glad our team made all your stay excellent, and we are really happy with your high score included in your review.
Thank you very much for your comments. Sincerely,
Bárbara Piasecka Naumowicz
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Don't know if this space is enough to write it all!!! I'll give it a go... Myself and my really good mate was after a really chilled break/Birthday celebration from all the hustle in London. We came across Vista Bonita on bookings.com and its great rates. So we booked, landed, loved it, hated leaving and left..We relaxed to the maximum!, The staff are absolutely lovely, hilarious, and extremely accommodating. We were treated like royalty from the moment we stepped into our rooms to the day we left. We met and got to know Barbara the Director (love the shoes!! :)). She gave us history on the building and info on future plans to expand (very exciting news)..the rooms were always cleaned, our belongings were safe and everything is directly where you needed it. We cooked and did half board (great food from the restaurant next door, best fish soup ever!!) and bought food from the spa supermarket next door...Well supplied with all your essentials!! Best holiday ever! not far from the beach and malls..its safe and purely for relaxing...so nothing like main land spain...Lovely friendly locals who keep the land clean. my only Negative was the wifi strength very weak, but who needs that when your amongst such beauty and bliss!! Check out our photos..We're coming back in July with group of mates...See you then xxx

Room Tip: Rooms 8 and 9!!!! The best rooms, your close to the pool area, bar area and you get a great view...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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JEFT J, Director General at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear.
Thanks for taking time to post your review of our hotel. We do appreciate all the great comments about our location, cleaning and room. Thank you also for your mention about the hotel staff. I have shared your kind words with them. I hope we get to see you again in the near future. Thank you again. Best regards. Bárbara Piasecka Naumowicz
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Vista Bonita it's very nice place. Hotel is perfect for everyone who needs sun and....others fellows :p This holiday it was my first time but definitely not last - I hope see you soon on my birthday :)

Kisses for Barbara - perfect manager of hotel *****

Keep calm and go to Vista Bonita...Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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JEFT J, Propietario at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Marcin.
In a few words you say a lot and tell us that your stay at the Hotel Vista Bonita Gay Resort was excellent in every way. We are happy and grateful for your generosity to inform other travelers. Hope your return. Kind regards
Bárbara
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed at VB in 2012 and had a fabulous time. Decided to return in October 2013 to repeat the experience. VB is a great location no too far from Playa del Ingles and Faro Meloneras.
Arrival
On arrival (5pm) no staff to greet us in fact one of the guests let us in. We then waited approx 20 mins for a member of staff to arrive, book us in and supply keys to our apartment. We were then told we should have called the emergency no. Displayed on the key safe at the front entrance to the complex. Firstly we didn't realise there would be no staff on site. Secondly we didn't think we'd have to wait 20 mins and thirdly we didn't consider the situation an emergency. If staff are n`t going to be on site when guests arrive. Information about the key safe should be provided before arrival.
Bar
The VB bar is a great place to congregate and meet other guests. Guests should be advised that the convention is to charge drinks to apartments. For the 10 days we were at VB the bar rarely had a float to provide change if you want to pay for a round.
Apartment
Before this visit I had not seen a cockroach in my apartment, on this occasion, I had to dispose of two. I accept that cockroaches are a reality but pest control should be part of the cleaning regime. Bed sheets were not changed for the entire length of our stay. The cutlery was inadequate e.g. one knife, one fork, no bread knife and no bottle opener. The cleaning was poor. The gardens have black gravel which are transferred into the apartment on your shoes. Cleaners should take this into account or provide guests with a broom so they can sweep up as and when.
Staff
Jacob was polite, friendly and a real asset.

VB is a great place and we hope the rumour to change the complex to a single sex development is not true. The entertainment - the capoeira was fantastic and the poolside massage service was a great touch. VB is a great complex with an impressive setting. The mixed clientele makes this complex THE place to be. If management could improve on the matters referred to above this VB will once again be a hidden gem.

Room Tip: Away from the bar. There are also deluxe rooms with air conditioning other rooms do not have this f...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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JEFT J, Propietario at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear.Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and I am so sorry that your experience with us in October was disappointing. We take all guest feedback very seriously, and we're constantly improving all aspects of our service and facilities. We even use online reviews to retrain employees, so rest assured that your valet trouble won't happen in the future. I hope you will consider staying with us again so that we can demonstrate the level of service that we are known for. If you do plan to be in Gran Canaria again, please contact me directly and I will personally oversee your stay. Thank you.
Bárbara Piasecka Naumowicz
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2013

well where do i start the staff behind the bar were amazing Jacob. Mark and Warren they were very friendly and looked after our every need couldn't wish for better staff. The place itself was beautiful and would definatley stay there again. The people that we met at vista also staying there were amazing and you couldn't ask for a better bunch of people and will be come long life friends. the rooms were nice they could do with changing the sheets more than what they do but if you ask them for fresh sheets and towels they brought them straight away. I would recommend anyone to stay here. Thanks for a great stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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JEFT J, Propietario at Vista Bonita Gay Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear.
We are really glad our team made all your stay excellent, and we are really happy with your high score included in your review. Thank you very much for your comments. Sincerely, Bárbara Piasecka Naumowicz
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Property: Vista Bonita Gay Resort
Address: Carmen Laforet no 1, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (Formerly Vista Bonita Apartments)
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 167 Specialty Lodging in Maspalomas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Bonita Gay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vista Bonita Gay Resort is an attractive complex exclusive for gay men and lesbians. Set around an outdoor pool and hot tub, it is less than 3 km from Maspalomas Dunes, and offers spacious apartments with terraces and free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.The Vista Bonita features simple decor and each of its duplex apartments has a kitchenette and toilet on the ground floor. Living areas lead onto a terrace, giving direct access to the pool. Upper floors have a bedroom and a bathroom, as well as private entrances.Guests can enjoy a drink in the Bonita's bar, or relax on the terrace, which offers views of the attractive gardens. There is a snack bar and barbecue facilities are available.The centre of Playa del Ingles, where there is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, is a 5-minute taxi ride from the complex. You can hire a car or bicycle from the tour desk and an airport shuttle service is available for an extra charge. Nudism is allowed ... more   less 
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