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Review of Corona Roja - Playa del Ingles

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Corona Roja - Playa del Ingles
Ranked #111 of 135 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Week of Horror”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Did not enjoy this hotel at ALL. The pool was in the shade, the rooms smelt damp, the ceilings were leaking, there was cockroaches everywhere and i had a strange feeling there was gnomes watching over me!! I think it would be a good hotel for witches and other mythical creatures to stay in, not people!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Luton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

My partner and I paid £75 each for a weeks self catering stay at the Corona Roja. For that amount you could not fault the Corona Roja. You would pay more than that to spend one night in a budget well known chain of hotel in London.

Having read many of the reviews on here, i was expecting something really awful to arrive to. But you must remember, you get what you pay for.

Yes the hotel is basic, but it works! All we planned on doing was having a room to sleep and wash in and this hotel meets those needs.

We stayed in room 1502 which is on the top floor and furthest from the lift lobby. You could see the beach from the balcony and over look Playa del Ingles. The room is a little dated but it was certainly very clean. There is a safe to rent in the room. There is a separate bedroom area, which if you are over 6'00" tall you would struggle in as the beds just fit in the room, so your head and toes would be touching the walls. The beds are a little uncomfortable and you only get one pillow - but these are fine for a week.

The kitchen area consists of a fridge with an ice box within, two burners on a hob, a sink and a few cupboards. You literally get two cups, plates, knifes, forks etc - so if you plan on entertaining you will need to have any friends bring their own crockery etc.

The bathroom was compact. Its a half sized bath with a shower overhead and a shower curtain. The water was always at the right temperature but not particularly powerful.

The rooms were cleaned several times during the week and the fresh towels / bedding provided. There is no air con in the rooms and if you leave the bathroom window and the balcony door open it turns your apartment into a wind tunnel.

Only ate breakfast in the hotel a couple of times The menu is fine and there is nothing wrong with the food, but you get more value for money if you eat out of the hotel, such as at Cheers bar (short walk straight ahead from the hotel) or in the Tropical Shopping Centre (turn left at the crossroads before Cheers)

At the time of year we went (22nd April to 29th) there was plenty of space around the pool and no reserving of sunbeds or anything like that. Later in the day the hotel does begin to block out the sun - but you can either move around the pool or head back to your balcony which becomes a sun trap. The beach is only a few minute walk (turn left out the front of the hotel and turn left down the steps). The pool is salty and there are a few broken tiles around the edge.

We walked each night to the Yumbo Centre which took about 20/30minutes and a taxi back cost just under 4euros

All in all, as i say, you get what you pay for. If you want 5* luxury you need to pay for it. If you want basic but cheap - this hotel is more than adequate.

Enjoy!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel twice; once in 2011 for a big girls holiday and once last year with a friend.

The hotel rooms are clean and adequate, luxury they are not but then if you just use them as a base its fine.

I didnt try the food as we went SC but there are plenty of bars/cafe's very nearby. The pool was clean althoguh there were a few broken tiles around which need to be fixed. Very short walk to a beautiful beach.

Overall, we were satisfied with the hotel, for the price we paid. I would go back again to stay in a larger group and you make your own entertainment.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa D
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. When we arrived we weren't greeted, just had out passports taken from us to be kept by the hotel, keys thrown at us and told what floor our room was on.
When we got t our room it was boiling! And to our total disbelief considering we'd requested a balcony and superior room, it was missing a balcony, air conditioning and only had a window that would open 3inches at most. Baring in mind we were staying for 2 weeks mid July/August in almost 50degree heat...
When we complained about our room before even putting our suitcases down, the pleasant man who didn't greet us and almost assaulted us by handing us our room keys, shrugged and said we had to talk to the manager in the morning.
We stayed in the room praying that night.
The next morning we met the darling manageress, she was something from a horror story and had the worst attitude towards paying guests I have ever witnessed.
We had to stay 2whole week's in that dreaded room and we weren't the only guests occupying it the whole time. On many occasions we had to get the cleaners to kill cockroaches bigger than the mouldy, rusted old plugholes in the bathroom.
We got scared to open the gap of our window.
The only chance we got to have dry towels for showers were when the cleaners changed them after a week. Thanks to the lack of air...
The beds creaked and represented a more brickwork feel than a mattress to sleep on. The floors weren't clean on arrival. I'm almost glad we went all inclusive when you saw the filth in the pots, pans and dishes.
The food....what can I say!? We lived mostly off the watery lettuce, hard boiled eggs and bread. It was practically the same selection all day every day. Dry fries, soaking salad, over cooked and dried out pasta or sometimes e if you were lucky, and some form of meat that was unidentifiable after it was boiled to...beyond death.
The staff on reception were appalling and the worst I've come across.
The bar staff were too friendly. friendly got asked if my breast we're real, if my eyes were real,and I got asked if they could take a picture of me, almost everyday. Total disgrace but nobody to complain to.
All the tiled areas of the hotel were smashed somewhere or somehow. I grazed my knee in the pool on several pieces of broken tiles. You were chucked off the broken sun loungers before the sun disappeared behind the ugly hotel building, and sometimes you weren't allowed around the pool till we'll after breakfast because the astrology old git 'cleaning', wasn't done yet...had plenty of time to help himself to customer buffer with his dirty unwashed hands though...
I will never return to this hotel and I told the vial horror character that was the manageress that I would write such a review when she literally did nothing for us our entire holiday, then and then to rub it all in refused to let us have any food or drink after breakfast when our flight was till 2am.
My friend and I did not get a good deal on this hotel at all, it was not good value for money and I almost want to cry when I think of the money and time I spent there.
A good point was that other great restaurants and McDonald's (which is all we could really afford since we went all inclusive and didn't expect to have to eat out at every meal time) was a short walk away.
You may not believe it, but this is a fully truthful and honest review of this hotel by a genuine, far from picky 22year old girl.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Hi all, I am going here in a few weeks and I'm wondering if there is a fridge in the room? Also is the hotel a good place to stay? Is the food nice? My friends & I just picked a cheap & cheerfull week away :) Thank you

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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exeter
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here the week leading up to Easter
good points - clean, bar service good and staff friendly.
Average points - food ok but not very spanishy, Rooms of a good size and cleaned 3/4 times whist there
Bad points Internet rarely connects, hotel is dated especially out side -
Very bad points - no ash trays so cig ends left every where

If you are looking for something cheap and cheerful on all inclusive this is ideal - if you are looking for something spanishy, classy and with beautiful food this is not for you.

We wanted a cheap week in the sun and this was perfect - our expectations were not high and therefore we were not disappointed - if like us you want a good value base then this is ideal - just don't pay a lot of money to stay here !

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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172 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Very good place
More economy (1 double room 30 euro for day) the residence id very near at the sea
Ideal for young boys ...not for family
More person are English and german nationality
WI FI free but bot on camera. WI FI free only at the hall of residence

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Corona Roja - Playa del Ingles
Address: Calle El Pez 6, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #111 of 135 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Corona Roja - Playa del Ingles 2*
Number of rooms: 330
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