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“Peace and quiet, what more can you ask for?”
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Hotel Gran Rey
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Valle Gran Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Bradford
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet, what more can you ask for?”
Reviewed December 28, 2007

Anyone looking for a small hotel which rather than add stars actually underplays its status (its 3 stars put UK 3-stars to shame) would do well to book this one. It is ideally located on the seafront and with views of beautiful overhanging cliffs. Not a football shirt in sight. and everyone is very aware of the 'quiet approach' advocated by the management. The staff are simply fantastic, no problem is too much for them to try and solve. The fact that they are the same as a few years ago speaks volumes for employee retention. Food is what you would expect of a hotel that caters for various nationalities (although mainly German) and compares favourably with other establishments. Any glitches in this respect are more than offset by the chance to have breakfast and lunch on the roof terrace with the sun warming your back/front and looking out over banana plantations and the ocean. Late at night, reading a book as you hear the waves rolling onto the bach is simply priceless. Ideal hotel for anyone travelling alone (which was not my case but I could clearly see the benefits, as there were several lone visitors). Ideal also if you are concerned about the environment, they have a very interesting eco-approach to products, rubbish etc. Give the hotel a try!

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2007

Stayed at the Gran Rey overnight in mid September. Booked a sea view but upon arrival the very efficient and helpful receptionist upgraded us to a superior room at no extra cost as we were only there for one night. Room 127 was right on the corner of the hotel, and had absolutely fantastic views of both the seafront and the mountain behind.

We ate lunch at the snack bar on the roof of the hotel, right next to the swimming pool- what a great idea to have the pool on the roof. The food was reasonably priced, and you could live on it, but it wasnt of the best quality. We chose to eat nearby in the evening and again had a reasonably priced meal though the quality was much better than that of the hotel. beware though that most places seemed to close early so dont hang around.

We came to la Gomera just to have a look around and found it to be exceptionally picturesque, though even by our mid-forties standards the Valle Grad Rey is very quiet indeed. Someone should kidnap Britney Spears and drop her here for a chill out month, she'd come back a different person!

Thoroughly recommend this hotel for its beautiful location alone.

  • Liked — Location, location, location
  • Disliked — Food at the hotel was pretty dismal- though breakfast was ok
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2007

A lovely hotel situated by the sea. For 3* accomodation it was very clean and adequate. The room was a fair size although the bathroom was a liitle small and dingy. The sea view was stunning although because of West facing the room got very hot after midday. The air conditioning was not very efficient although improved slightly after being mentioned to management and then repaired.

The staff were all very attentive, especially those in the restaurant, however, the food although plentiful was not over inspiring and the hot food was only ever tepid.

The pool was situated on the roof and was very clean and a reasonable size for a small hotel. The terrace bar served good snacks at very reasonable prices.

We visited 3 Canary islands on this holiday, the other 2 hotels beiing 4*, however, I have to say that this hotel was certainly better than one of the others!!

Stayed July 2007
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Somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2006

The hotel itself (and staff) are very pleasant but I would not recommend a half-board stay at the Hotel Gran Rey until they improve the quality of their food. Their evening buffet was like school dinners all over again. Tinned vegetables and fruit despite being surrounded by all that lovely fresh produce on a prolific island. Overcooked tasteless stodge, poor choice and little variety. Stay there but do eat out as meals in the excellent local restaurants are cheap and of excellent quality.

As for breakfasts - buffet style and little choice but you must try their fruit juices which must be homeopathic as they are thinned down so much that it's hard to tell that you're not drinking water.

La Gomera is the best area yet for some excellent walking.

  • Liked — Excellent location for hill walkers and great staff
  • Disliked — Dreadful food - evening meals are worst ever experienced anywhere.
  • Tips/Secrets — Go bed and breakfast only - not half board
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
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Winchester England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2006

Very comfortable 3* sea front hotel. Go for the superior, sea view rooms which are well furnished, spacious,a large comfortable bed and have an extensive, sunny terrace. Staff are friendly, hotel clean. Average, but good value buffet dinner. Breakfast buffet plentful but quality lacking and dull. Attractive swimming pool on roof.
Overall an excellent beach hotel which makes an excellent base for a stay on La Gomera with access to many of the walking trails.

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Property: Hotel Gran Rey
Address: La Puntilla | Avda. Marítima Nº1, 38879, La Gomera, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > La Gomera > Valle Gran Rey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Valle Gran Rey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gran Rey 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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