This is a 2 star budget hotel which more or less met my expectations.
Accommodation consists of one or two storey apartments which are basic but clean. Tired interior with grey plastic furniture, worn thin towels and cooking hobs which don't heat sufficiently to boil a pan of water (not that we really needed to). Towels are changed every 3 days and bedding once a week. Bring your own hair dryer as it's 22 euros to hire one. I thought the general appearance of the outside of the complex was quite charming with plastic chairs and table in your individual porch area, communal sun loungers around the pool, mature plants and a pleasant open air bar area. The pool was clean and an adequate size for splashing around in but not serious swimming.
The meals were fair. Tasty salads but no vegetarian main dishes (maybe it's unreasonable to expect otherwise in this part of the world). Meat was apparently ok. Lunch was often recycled in a slightly different form for the evening meal. Tea and coffee from the machine took a bit of getting used to. Unlimited drinks at the bar were as you'd expect - local budget brands.
Staff were cheerful, helpful and polite. Guests were mainly British, Germans and Spanish and everyone we encountered was very friendly. There was quite a few kids around.
I can't comment on the entertainment as we didn't really participate, but there was a timetable of activities for children and adults.
The bus ride to the beach is short and free and the beach itself is lovely and very clean. Taxi fares are regulated and very resonable, it was only a few minutes drive from Playa del Inglais with its restaurants, shops and clubs. Local attractions such as Palmitos Park (a really lovely, well kept little zoo) and Aqua Land (great fun!) are quite close. Be aware that whilst restaurant prices are approximately equivalent to the UK, local supermarkets are rather more expensive.
I don't think I'd visit Gran Canaria again, as although I had an enjoyable and relaxing stay, it's a tourist island with no local character or culture (I couldn't find any, anyway). However, if you're just looking to chill out and enjoy the sun and lovely beaches then it may be exactly the place you want.
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