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Sol Barbacan Hotel
Ranked #5 of 134 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed here with my partner last week and had a fantastic time. We stay in a two bedroom bungalow which sleeps up to six. The bungalows where stylish and modern and set in fantastic grounds with two great swimming pools both with hot tubes, which surprisingly heated. The staff where fantastic and attentive and have never seen maids work as hard and for as long as at the sol barbican. Nothing seemed to much trouble for them. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in playa del ingles. It is only a 5 min walk from the shoppings and the yumbo centre and 15 mins walk and your on the magnificent setting of the sand dunes. Only criticism that I had was poor wifi if you need to use it but it is a free service so can't grumble to much.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DarrenH686
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear DarrenH686,

We are very proud of our staff, in fact, it is our main value. I will tell them your comment. regarding to wifi, it is a problem that unfortunately have most of hotels of the area, but we are working to solve it.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

My partner and I arrived on the 31st August for 11 nights. Having been to Gran Canaria 8 times previously this was by far the best ever place I have stayed. The staff were very friendly and always very helpful. We had an excellent one bedroom apartment overlooking the pool (all rooms do). Fresh towels and rooms changed daily. Complimentary shower gel and shampoo supplied.
Fantastic large bacony where you able to get the last remantes of the sun each day on the sun loungers. The breakfast was exceptional and there was a lot of variety. The Animation team of Robbie and Fiona kept everyone entertained around the pool and were very sociable and friendly. Also in the evenings the lounge bar had nightly entertainment from magicians to flamenco dancing.
I would certainly recommend this establishment to anyone and we will certainly rebook in the future. THANKS FOR A GREAT STAY.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 475 which was ideal.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Simon W
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear Simon W,

Thanks for your nice remark and your recommendation of our aparthotel. We hope you visit us soon.

Kind regards

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Me and my partner arrived at the Sol Barbacan on the 31st August and departed on the 7th September 2013. 7 nights at the Sol Barbacan was absolute luxury. From the moment we stepped foot in the premises we received the best hospitality we have ever received anywhere. Guillermo whom was a gentleman welcomed us to the Hotel and thanked us for booking at the Sol Barbacan which was a nice welcoming touch.

After checking in and getting the luggage and car parked in the on site car parking facility, we made our way up to our room. My word the room 465 was amazing. See pictures included. Can't really explain much more about them as the pictures speak for themselves. Amazing.

The breakfast is absolutely beautiful and a must when booking the room rare, all freshly cooked and eat all you want, ranging from cooked breakfasts, bacon, scrambled egg, beans, fresh fruits, cereals, fresh pancakes.... The list goes on.

The swimming pool area is immaculate and has a jacuzzi facility also. Class while chilling in the sun.

The bar staff around the pool are fantastic and so friendly just like everyone in the Sol Barbacan. Freshly made cocktails are to die for. So tasty and have also included picture of them. Hmmm

A credit goes to the Animation Team who put so much effort in entertaining all ages from the morning until late evening. Robbie from Belgium was a gentleman and was a football fan as well so was good chatting about the teams we both supported.

All in all I can't say any more about this hotel other than it is worth it's 4Star rating. Would recommend this to anyone and do book it if your considering coming to Gran Canaria Playa Del Ingles.

Room Tip: Find the higher up levels get the sun all day if you wish to lounge about on the huge balcony.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Aidygers
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear Aidygers,

Thank you very much for your comment, and specially in name of our staff who work very hard to offer our guest a wonderful stay in Barbacan, and for the description of our facilities. We would like you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hotel was one we would walk past when staying in Playa Del Ingles and always promised we would one day book. So finally we get to plan our holiday and we stood by our word. We were not disappointed with our stay. The hotel complex has rooms and bungalows with great pools dotted around and plenty of lovely landscaping. The pool bar was always a place for people to take five minutes out and sip a cool beer or take a cocktail. The resturant food was very good and tables set out for diners to eat breakfast and evening meals. Great location from the Yumbo, not too far to walk to the beach. Not noisy, no problems with sound pollution from the Yumbo and were not bother by traffic either. Love the holiday, great place to stay.

Room Tip: Self contained bungalow with garden and rooftop was a bonus. bungalow was very well furnished and co...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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9  Thank Scott D
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear Scott D,

I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of showing you what Barbacan is and also for describing us so well. We hope you visit us soon.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Extended family stayed for 2 weeks. We rented 2 bungalows, which were excellent. We had small kids who made full use of the mini club, mini disco and sand pit !!!! Breakfast was very good, with very friendly staff, great variety of food, all self service. Super place for young families, but bungalows would be ideal. Al la carte restaurant was excellent, as was evening buffet both very cheap and excellent quality. Staff in the restaurant were very engaging and very friendly with our group.

There is not much I can say that is negative about he hotel.

I look forward to gong back.

Room Tip: Get a bungalow. Some rooms would be very high for small kids.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank CPKONE
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear CPKONE,

I would like to thank you for your remarks about of staff, restaurant, etc. We work very hard to give the quality and services our guests deserves. We hope we could fulfil with your expectations and you visit us soon.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a wonderfull stay at Barbacan. We stayed for 8 days in a 2-room bungalow, very spacious especially for 2 persons. It had everything we needed, even towels for the swimmingpool that we could change every day.
The shower (in bath) is however not made for tall people.
The bungalow was cleaned every day.
Unfortunately we had some cockroaches and made a notice at the reception, they directly sprayed something. Also one light in the bathroom was broken but after mentioning it at the reception they took action right away at 11pm.
The wifi connection was very poor.

The accommodation and gardens are well maintained, so is the swimmingpool that is cleaned every morning before 9. After 9.00 many people reserve the best places at the swimming pool with their towels.

Great compliments to Robbie and Patricya of the animation team, they seemed inexhaustiable. There is entertainment for all ages: small games around the pool, aqua gym and waterpolo or music at the lounge terrace.
Overall the service is excellent, the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Make sure you also book the breakfast, it is fresh and there is enough choice! The diner buffet is also good, for 15,- p.p. great food.

The location however is the major downside of this beautiful accommodation; Playa del Ingles is an old place without character, not attractive at all. I would highly recommend taking a taxi for a few euros to Meloneras, that has everything we didn't find in Playa del Ingles: good restaurants, great shops and a beautiful boulevard.

Room Tip: Get a bungalow on the tennisfield side. The streetside can be very noisy.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Cecile K
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear Cecile K,

Thanks for your comments about Aparthotel Barbacan, our rooms, breakfast and specially your comment of our Entertainment team. We hope you visit us soon.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This hotel was very clean and conveniently located for the Yumbo Centre. The balcony got the sun most of the day and we preferred to sit there so we could easily go back in the room for water and shade. It was definitely worth spending a little more on this hotel, rather than staying in some of the dirt-cheap Playa del Ingles hotels.

The buffet breakfast was really good and varied - lots of different choices even for vegetarians like me. There was lots of fruit, nuts and cereals. No soy milk unfortunately, even though it is widely available to buy in the surrounding shops.

If you like a strawberry daiquiri, try one form the hotel bar - delicious.

Unfortunately when we arrived, our room wasn't ready. We walked into the room and it was the way the previous occupants had left it - NOT a nice first impression! We went back down to the reception where we had to sit and wait for an hour with no apology and the shop was closed for siesta so we couldn't get juice/water. It was not a nice welcome after being up since 4.30am. It would have been nice of the receptionist to at least offer us a glass of water.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs as the motorbikes on the busy road outside can be noisy.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank thehitgirl
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Barbacan_direccion, Director General at Sol Barbacan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear thehitgirl,

I would like to thank you for your comments about our hotel, breakfast and specially for recommending us.
I have to apologize because you did not have your room prepared when you arrived. I will personally take care to avoid that it happens again. we hope you visit us soon.

Kind regards

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Address: Avenida Tirajana 27, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#4 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#8 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Ingles
Price Range: $116 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Barbacan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartments and bungalows. Renovated in 2015, it offers excellent facilities and services. Certified with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, Sol Barbacan is an ideal destination to spend your holidays, accompanied by your family and friends, with its spacious gardens, is an oasis in Playa del Ingles. 500 m distance from the city center, 2 km from Playa del Ingles beach and golf courses, 6,5 km from Playa de Maspalomas beach, 15 km from the airport, 29 km from Puerto de Mogan, 30 km from Las Palmas, 77 km de Teror and 89 km from the Valle de Agaete valley. ... more   less 
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