We returned from an 11 Day holiday at Bungalows Club Maspalomas yesterday. We pre-booked our taxi with Suntranfers online for our arrival and departure, this was brilliant absolutely no problems. As soon as we walked into the complex at nearly 11pm after an 4.5 hour flight, the man on Reception was friendly, welcoming and very helpful. We were directed to our bungalow, given our key, TV remote, safe key and air conditioning controller (the safe key, air conditioning and TV remote incurred a 20 Euro refundable deposit). Information regarding the bungalows, facilities were also given to us as well as the free WiFi passwords. Our bungalow was directly opposite the volleyball court (Number 106) and was lovely, we had a lounge area, kitchenette, breakfast bar with three chairs, bathroom (half size bath and over bath shower) and bedroom (one double and one single). The lounge area doesn't have air conditioning, most likely because people would leave the patio doors open, making it useless but the bedroom has air conditioning. The patio area outside had a table, four chairs and two sun beds, an outside light and a washing line (bring your own pegs!). The first morning we had breakfast in the restaurant, which was buffet style and paid for at Reception - good variety and delicious. The pool area is lovely, two bigger pools plus a children's pool - plenty of sun beds and parasols (although some guests do 'reserve' them by putting towels down even though it's not allowed). The pools are not overly deep, but perfect for jumping into and swimming (not deep enough for diving). There is a children's playground, where our 6 year old enjoyed playing (early evening is better as not much shade). We did see the tennis courts (two, both hard court I think) but didn't use them. A lot of children and some adults used the volleyball court opposite our bungalow early evening, when it was cooler. I would advise that if you have babies or very young children to ask for a bungalow away from the volleyball court and pool area, as it can be noiser. Our 6 year old son slept, so it wasn't an issue for us but it might be if a child is a light sleeper. We used the restaurant for a buffet style evening meal one night too, which again had a good variety and was nice. Breakfast was 9 Euros per adult and 4.50 Euros for children, evening meal was 15 Euros for adults and 7.50 Euros for children (evening meal drinks charged for separately). The free bus run by the complex was brilliant, we used it a lot and a timetable is given to you upon arrival. Taxi's are cheap 4.35 Euros one way into Plays de Ingles, which we used a few times. There is a supermarket Hiper Dino Express close by at the Faro 2 Shopping complex, about a 10 minute walk from the bungalows. Faro 2 is pretty deserted, most of it has closed (due to structural issues) apart from the supermarket, bike hire shop, tourist shop, clothes shop, two bars to the front, one restaurant to the front and two restaurants to the back. The restaurants at the back were fabulous, really lovely food - highly recommend. There are a couple of eateries at Holiday World and in the opposite direction to Faro 2. You can walk to Maspalomas Beach, it's about a 25 minutes away, but in the heat you probably would use the free bus, evening stroll is the perfect time. Maspalomas Beach is stunning, sunbeds/parasols are charged for to hire and to use the toilet facilities it's 66 cents. There are restaurants that are really lovely too. We went into Melonaros/Maspalomas centre, which is up market with several shopping centres of varying size - mainly jewellers, perfume, high end fashion etc. Not many places to eat, so head back to the sea front. Plays de Ingles is OK, plenty of places to eat, gorgeous beach but built up and full of shops selling fake designer items (be aware that if you purchase fake designer items and are stopped at customs, the items will be confiscated and you could get into trouble - it's counterfeit and illegal!). We much preferred Maspalomas, which is quieter and far nicer. We went to Aqualand and Palmitos Park (purchase your tickets online prior to your holiday, the tickets can be used up to 90 days from purchase date), you go straight in without queuing. Eating at both is expensive. A taxi to Aqualand was 14.50 Euros return from the bungalows, and don't bother getting a bus to Palmitos Park (unless low season) as they are always full and don't put enough on. A taxi both ways from Holiday World approximately 29 Euros in total. Be prepared to pay 4 Euros per sun bed at Aqualand too. Holiday World is fabulous for children, good value for money. Reception at the bungalows helped us organise a hire car for the day, we went to Puerto de Mogan, which is beautiful and Puerto Rico. We didn't like Puerto Rico, very hilly and nothing but bars, karaoke pubs etc. For information the bungalow complex is run by two separate entities Bungalows Club Maspalomas and Canary Garden Club, guests can use all facilities regardless of which they are staying with. Bungalows Club Maspalomas are responsible for: one large pool, children's pool, tennis court, volleyball court and mini market. Canary Garden Club are responsible for: one large pool, pool side snack bar, restaurant, children's playground, pool side toilet facilities, laundry room and massage. Both share a Reception area with two separate desks and staff. In all we had an amazing holiday, the bungalow was the perfect size for the three of us and we would have no hesitation in coming back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Club Maspalomas One is located in the area known as Campo International Maspalomas, which is a quiet and privileged area. This complex is ideal for families with children as the bungalows are 1 level. At Club Maspalomas One you will find some Canarian architecture and you can also enjoy some of the larger and more lavish gardens in the South of Gran Canaria, where you can spend a relaxing and comfortable holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bungalows Club Maspalomas Uno Hotel Maspalomas
- Bungalows Club Maspalomas Gran Canaria