This was our third visit to Magnolias Natura.
It is a very relaxing place to stay, with a great pool, simple but well maintained rooms and a small but friendly atmosphere.
Minor niggles include.
The only English TV station (BBC World) on the TV. Very boring!
Old, but just about serviceable appliances and cooking utensils.
Anologue Radio CD player, but no MP3/iPod input.
Air conditioning failing in 44 Celcius heatwave.
Major niggles include,
Overpriced, self servive, breakfast (€11), used to be €5. Even then it was expensive.
The restaurant menu is more for the benefit of the staff, rather than the diners. If it can't be deep fried, don't ask for it.
The really serious problem is smoking.
The mainly Dutch staff smoke heavily.
The Dutch and Spanish guests smoke very heavily and do not respect the 'no smoking' signs. The staff (heavy smokers) ignore this.
The bar staff smoke behind the bar.
The chef/s smoke in the kitchen area.
The 'house' wine is stuffed full of sulphates and other chemical 'nasties'
The industrial strength mattress protectors are very nasty.
Any items of kitchenware left by guests are immediately removed from rooms.
Bath tubs with worn enamel have been hand painted with gloss paint. Not nice.
Good points include,
A true naturist hotel.
Peaceful (but remote) location.
The mad, but heavily smoking, June. Without her this place would die a death.
We've been for the last three summers. But not this year. The smoking was a real 'downer' for us last year, and we were not alone when it comes to the smoking problem at Magnolias Natura.
We would go back to Magnolias, but only on a 'Room Only' basis.
The food is overpriced and everybody smokes heavily.
Which spoils an otherwise splendid naturist retreat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naturist Resort Magnolias Natura is the perfect naturists hideaway situated in Maspalomas on the southernmost tip of the island of Gran Canaria. During almost ten years Magnolias resort has earned the reputation it has today as being one of the best naturists resorts in Europe and the number of our guests who return over and over again is testimony to this. Magnolias Natura is to be found in a quiet and secluded location in Maspalomas, close to the golf course and sand dunes. Maspalomas beach, Europe's unofficial nudist capital where naturists gather every day to relax naked in the sunshine, is only a short distance away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Magnolias Natura Hotel Maspalomas
- Magnolias Natura Maspalomas, Gran Canaria