We stayed here for five days in November (Sun-Fri). We wanted a quiet place where we could relax, unwind and enjoy their facilities such as the heated pool and spa and indulge in a few massage therapies etc. And also be in the right spot to go on walking tours etc. We were disappointed to learn that you could only have massage treatments at the weekends at this time of year. It was nowhere on their website and it was one of the reasons why we wanted to stay there. On the Sunday night the pool was beautifully heated but during the week it was much colder and so was the water in the jacuzzi, so it seemed they only heated the water at the weekends too. You could still use the sauna but none of the other steam rooms were switched on.
The hotel is lovely, the rooms are nice. We had a big but squeaky (even just to sit on!) four poster bed and the room had amazing views. Always cleaned and left tidy. The reception staff were nice, but the waiting staff seemed like they had too much to do by themselves. I also saw one of the waiters take a chip from the platter on the self service buffet and eat it, as he was preparing the area for lunch. That was a bit unprofessional.
If you have a hire car, which is recommended because you are in the middle of nowhere, I would, as we did, go into the town below to eat. The buffet breakfast is adequate, although one self-service coffee machine to serve sometimes 50 people having breakfast was ridiculous. For lunch or dinner, eat out! The restaurants in the town are cheaper and I think better quality food, as it is cooked to order rather than left to sit on a buffet counter. Also, they are more authentically Spanish compared to the nondescript hotel dining hall. The hotel buffet meals were vastly overpriced too, at 22 euros a head not including drinks for food that was not great quality. You really only need to book bed and breakfast accommodation here.
We also did a walking tour with a company called free motion, which was excellent and a great day out. They picked us up from the hotel, too.
Overall, we enjoyed the stay, liked the hotel, loved the location but found the lunch and dinner quality to be poor and the limited availability and use of the spa facilities a bit disappointing.
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- Also Known As:
- Rural Paradise Las Tirajanas Hotel San Bartolome De Tirajana
- Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas Gran Canaria/San Bartolome De Tirajana