The hotel, officially downgraded to 4 star, all-inclusive, remains open UFN. Planning consent for proposed reconstruction has been refused or deferred (depending on who you talk to). Advertised 24 hour service but no room service and, although one bar open until 0600, the only food available after 2230 is peanuts..
A la carte restaurant only opened one night but buffet restaurant had good varied selection particularly if you like goat and rabbit..
I stayed there from 16 to 24 May. The hotel was at best 1/4 full. Most rooms are temporarily out of use pending possible refurbishment.
I had paid extra for a garden room after taking advise from reviews on this site. At check-in I was told garden rooms unavailable and I was being upgraded to a sea-view room, I could have got this room for 150GBP less and am attempting to obtain a refund. The room was just a somewhat faded standard room with a fine view of roofs of bars and cheap restaurants lining the seafront. Sleep was difficult because of the plastic incontinence sheets.
Grounds extensive and spectacular, and declared a conservation area (one reason for planning consent being denied.
Overall good, slightly faded hotel. Staff very friendly. In fact I got the impression more staff than guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Maspalomas beach. Near "El Faro" and the Maspalomas sand dunes. Direct access to the beach through lush gardens. Two 5-storey main buildings. Surrounded by 65,000 garden with artificial lakes and approx. 2,000 palm trees. 5 km from Playa del Ingles. Airport Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) 37.0 km approx. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Grand Palace Maspalomas Oasis Hotel Maspalomas
- Riu Grand Palace Hotel Maspalomas
- Riu Grand Palace Resort Maspalomas
- Hotel Riu Palace Oasis Maspalomas, Gran Canaria