Lovely villa, just a few gripes!
We stayed here in July 2011 with 2 teenagers (17 year old girls).
The villa is clean, comfortable, well appointed and has all mod cons. Two gripes, the air conditioning was not great as it was located at the top of the stairs and you could not change the temperature, and the television only shows German programmes, nothing English at all, only CNN if that counts. The stairs are steep to the bedrooms and basement so be careful.
The complex was safe and gated ( you can only get in and out with a key), but it is mainly Spanish in residence, so you will not get to meet other holiday makers. There is no snack or drinks bar on site. The pools are fairly shallow, so no jumping in or diving!
Outside the complex, it is again mainly residential, and our biggest complaint "dog poo everywhere, incl the paths".
Well stocked Spar supermarket and cashpoint, few yards up the road. Several good places to eat within a few yards walking, incl a good chinese, or plenty of places in Melonoras.
We did not have a car, but taxis are in abundance and easy to flag down around the roads, reasonable fares ( 4 euros to get to Aqualand, 3 to Melonoras and 5 to Playa des Ingles) and buses are also pretty good and reliable, going to most main towns incl capital Las Palmas. Without a car you cannot really get to the more remote parts of the Island.
Sam was very helpful, being there to greet us, even though we arrived after midnight, with olives and wine, and she was available via a mobile throughout our stay.
We would recommend this holiday, however, you do need to be aware that you are a bit isolated from other English holiday makers, and getting to the beach is a good 20 minutes walk in very hot sun, unless you grab a taxi!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review...i would like to clarify a couple of things. Firstly the webpage has never stated that there is English satellite or cable available in the house, however in the last couple of weeks TDT has been installed which is Spanish television, here you can watch English and American programmes in English.
I have not received any complaints regarding the stairs in the house or to the basement and they are a standard size according to the house and regarding the pool - all pools in the present day cannot be deep due to health and safetly regulations for the public 1`70 - pools that are deep on this island are old pools.
The air conditioning machine at the top of the stairs is being maintained accordingly to allow the temperature to change. Another extremely important aspect of this review is that i do not cater only for English people, this website is received all over the world and many German, Norwegian, Russian, as well as English people have stayed here and the area Sonnenland in Maspalomas houses an international array of guests.
Helpful votes: 7/8
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