Booked this apartment after the one we wanted was fully booked so we were aprehensive but thought oh well its only a week..
Stayed from 20-27th Feb 10 in a self catering apartment.
On arrival the apartment was basic and clean and during the stay we saw no cock roaches thankfully. If you stay self catering and expect to do any cooking there is only a two ring hob so any food can only be cooked in a pan/saucepan which are provided. There is no kettle but its not to much of a problem to boil water in a saucepan. We had always planned to eat out so it didn't bother us but could be a problem for those who wanted to cook their own food.
We booked this apartment as we knew that we would not spend too much time in the room and it was adequate for the amount of time we spent there sleeping/showering and was value for money if thats all you need. The bathroom did occasionaly smell of sewage especially in the mornings but I have had this before when I have been to the canaries so I don't think it is unusual.
The towels were changed most days but the sheets were not changed at all. The apartment does not have air conditioning and in Feb was not a problem as it was not that hot at night - but it could be a problem in the summer.
Our apartment was towards the road side so we could hear the traffic and people walking along shouting in the early hours of the morning. If possible it would be better to request a pool view which would cut down the noise.
Pool area was clean with plenty of sun beds but could become over crowded in the height of the summer as the sun shines on the pool area all day. Sun beds do get reserved so probably if you didnt get down to the pool area until late morning there would be none left.
The apartment is ideally located for shops and bars in a short walking distance. There is a supermarket directly across the road and also a bar with the Kasbar and Yumbo 10/15 min walk away.
If you turn left out of the apartment and take the first left along the road which runs along the apartments this will take you to the beach about 15 min walk but there is a lot of steps down to the beach. There are various shops and Bars here and there are two buffet style chinese restaurants which are 6.95 euros for eat as much as you eat. We tried the one called Asian buffet which was 58 different chinese dishes including ice cream and fresh fruit for pudding if you wanted it, as you can see the food in the window and could see the heat coming off the food which was great value for money and really nice.
From the beach we walked right, along the beach towards Maspalomas which took about an hour and a quarter but it is advisable to wear shoes because it becomes stoney and does hurt your feet. As you walk along you will find a long stretch which then becomes the nudist beach. In Maspalomas there are several nice shops and bars and we decided to get the bus back 2.40 euros for two which stops in the road which runs down the side of the hotel.
Drinks can be expensive but there are bars that do do deals. In the Yumbo at Diamonds bar they do different cocktails each night which were 2.95 euros each and quite nice.
The restaurant as you come in to the main entrance on the Yumbo on the first floor which has blue cain seats, which I think was called MIRADOR, was really nice and we ate here a couple of times as well as having a few jugs of Sangria.
It really wasn't that bad the weather started of a bit cloudy but the rest of the week was sunny, but the week before there had been lots of rain and the week after we left was meant to be rainy as well- so I suppose we were fortunate with the weather and its the luck of the draw with the weather if you go to the canaries in Feb.
We would probably stay here again but we would make sure we had a room facing the pool to reduce the noise and anyone that has read the previous reviews don't be put off but bear in mind that when the weather is hot the cock roaches do come out as I have been to Tenerife in the height of the summer and saw loads, so things may be different at different times of the year.
Hope this helps all of that are maybe thinking of going here its not four star but clean and tidy and adequate if you just want a room as a base- you get what you pay for and it is value for money.
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