Palm Oasis Maspalomas
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
It is not 4 star...
"After checking reviews we envisioned a 4 to 5 star resort - absolutely not. Check out the entrance hotel sign and 3 stars - that is exactly what you can expect. Relatively clean and we had a good week but the resturant and pool bar food was quite awful, no entertainment, and very difficult to find a decent resturant anywhere. The gym is a tiny room with one weight machine and don't think about a massage on the property - that was connected to the gym in a basement. No working AC in either area. Also we spend time planning our week and asking a number of questions about excursions - any detail (or picture) you find on a pamplet were completly inaccurate so beware. Example - the wine tour of Bodega winery....a warehouse with barrels in the middle of no-where. Also the hotel staff could not answer many questions on these locations and led us astray many times. Your on your own! Again - decent 3 star but nothing more. Again - misleading advertising to highlight 4 star."
- Travel date: 20th July 2012
"It was hot and we had no air-conditioning on as never on in June apparently.many guests upset.also only English news channel on tv,no English channels otherwise"
- Travel date: 23rd May 2012
AMAZING ...again :-)
"This was the third christmas we have stayed at Palm Oasis!!! It is an amazing hotel and our holidays are never the same unless we are staying in Palm Oasis!! The staff are really friendly and don't mind helping you with your spanish :D It's a great resort and has 2 huge pools that are great to cool down in during the afternoon sun very comfortable chairs and cusions to lie on and the special towels that are really warm when you wrap up after you come out of the pool! We stayed for two weeks. The first week we ate breakfast and evening meal in the hotel, which was always really good with a wide variety of choices :-) We missed alot of the entertainment because we where out partying in Kasbah all the time but when we did watch the entertaiment it was really good!! A lot of things to do in the day when the animation man gets everyone to play games, pool, table tennis, sjoolen and many more :-) All in all Palm Oasis is a great hotel and i would go back every single holiday if i had the chance!! Next holiday will be booked soon for Gran Canaria :-) Palm Oasis here i come!!! :D"
- Travel date: 19th January 2009
the complex was amazing me and my wife w...
"the complex was amazing me and my wife went to my uncles timeshear for our honeymoon, it totaly lived up to all expectation and more, staff were helpful, curtious and clean, plenty of activity to do and also in close distance to all shops, bars, and supermarkets!"
- Travel date: 26th August 2008
A very fine 5 gold crown resort very cle...
"A very fine 5 gold crown resort very clean staff very helpful the resort is situated on the top of a very steep hill overlooking Maspalomas taxis are very cheap and regular at all times there is an onsite supermarket which provides all your shopping needs, reception is a large area were you can relax and enjoy the coolness from the heat of the sun in the afternoon, There is a night club on site that has an happy hour if you like a drink and entertainment it's the place to go after an hard day around the pool which there are 2 of in the centre of the pools a bar is situated for drinks and food that you can purchase when you feel the need to, there's a bar restaurant that doubles for breakfast and evening meals if you feel like you don't want to cook your own in your apartment all in all a fine resort for the family, couples and single traveller's, enjoy."
- Travel date: 12th June 2008
recently became a member with dwvc and w...
"recently became a member with dwvc and went to palm oasis in gran canaria in feb. resort was fantastic,was everything they said it would be. and for what we paid it was the best holiday weve ever had,it worked out less than half the the price than if we had booked with a high street travel agents! thanx dwvc f. reynoulds"
- Travel date: 3rd April 2008
A lovely relaxing holiday. Palm Oasis is...
"A lovely relaxing holiday. Palm Oasis is clean and well appointed. The rooms are spacious and the kitchen is very well stocked with appliances. There are plenty of local supermarkets and even a shop on site for your daily paper! There are also a couple of local ATMs if like us you don't like carrying large amounts of currency. The pools are huge and my 3 year old loved the small slide! The pools are very clean and lifeguards are always on hand to help. Towels are supplied everyday so there's no need to dirty your own beach towels! Saves on the washing when you get home. The pool bar is reasonable and becomes even more so when they have happy hour which is essentially a BOGOF. Buy one of any drink and get one free, beware if you order 2 beers as we regularly ended up with 4! The food is good and although fairly basic itâs good for afternoon snacks. The town of Maspalomas is lively and there are some lovely restaurants. We found a really good Italian and spent most of our holiday eating there as the prices were reasonable! The town has a good range of shops from boutiques to toy shops for the little ones. We found that the prices of spirits were really good and ended up packing a couple of bottles (in the beach towels we hadn't used) to bring home. Good for Xmas! There's also lots to see and do. The sand dunes are fab and really amazing to see. Thereâs also places like Holiday World (a big fairground) and other attractions but we just stuck to relaxing in the hotel/apartment complex. "
- Travel date: 11th November 2007
Grandfather, daughter, granddaughter; we...
"Grandfather, daughter, granddaughter; we stayed for 1 week and had a terrific time. Fabulous spacious, clean apartments, wonderful pools, good food if required, low cost mercedes taxis waiting day and night. Very helpful staff, nothing too much trouble, English advisor for diving, boating, eating out etc. We enjoyed Palm Oasis so much that our March 2008 holiday is booked and this time we are having a 2 bedroom apartment! "
- Travel date: 15th October 2007
Pretty Resort but not good if your apartment terrace faces the road
"the overall holiday was good but i would not stay at this resort again. After putting out our towels on sun beds at 6am 3 times i got fed up with it. By 10am in august there was no chance of having a sun bed - not even at 8am there wasn't much choice neither. I guess if you are an early riser this would not be a problem. Coming from reception make sure your apartment is not on the right side of the resort - you will not get any sleep at night if you sleep with the door to the terrace open as there is constant traffic on the road below and it is noisey. The actual apartment was OK - as we had our 2 boys with us (10 & 8) they were expected to sleep on the uneven pull out sofa bed. They found it uncomfortable so every night we dragged the sun loungers from the terrace into the living room and they loved sleeping on those. Do not expect any decent English speaking channels on the satelite tv. Only BBC Prime, BBC World and Sky News - oh and the usual CNN. We only ate at the resturant once and it was the evening buffet - which we quite enjoyed. The pub and disco was OK too. A little pricey but then the drink were very generous. The kids are welcome too. The views from the around the resorts were amazing - check it out at night The resort was lovely and clean but the little things that would have made this holiday special was lacking. I would recommend this resort for a week's stay only but maybe not in August ."
- Travel date: 3rd September 2007
"Just returned from Palm Oasis and I have to say it was a beautiful complex. Beautiful pools and surroundings. The weather was perfect for the two weeks we stayed. If I was to say anything negative it would be the men workin on reception could be on occasion rude and unhelpful. On the whole we had a lovely relaxing holiday"
- Travel date: 21st July 2007
Sun and Relaxation
"My husband and I are both 30 years old, American, and stayed at the resort through his parent's timeshare with Interval. This was our first "time share" experience and we really enjoyed the large apartment-style room and flexibility of being able to make our own meals when we wanted, very cost-saving. The Chinese restaurant across the street had the best spring rolls I've ever eaten, bar none. We didn't bother going into the bar onsite at all, cause it was basically empty every time we walked past it. Used the internet cafe one, which was fine. The activities onsite were basically non-existant even though they announced them every day, but it you like just lying out baking by the pool, it's perfect. For those looking for a true American-style resort this may not be the place, but we found it very comfortable. Mostly older couples and families with young children, we only saw a few other young couples. The weather was beautiful, flawless. The resort was clean with nice gardens, very nice pool, jacuzzi, etc. We had read other reviews and knew that the onsite restaurant wasn't too good, so we just stocked up on groceries and made our own breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and then headed out for dinner. and entertainment by the beach at night. We knew we wanted freedom to explore the island so we rented a car at the airport, which was a great decision. We were able to go down to Playa Del Ingles and other nearby towns at our leisure, which is what we usually did for dinner. Had some phenomenal meals at restaurants we just wandered into without getting recommendations (or reservations). We love Spanish wine and were amazed at the high quality, inexpensive wine available at the supermarkets (3-5 Euros a bottle!). Prices in general across the island were VERY affordable, almost like traveling in Mexico. Rental of an SUV cost of 200 Euro for the week, groceries were cheap, dinners at nice restaurants by the beach with 2 tapa's, bottle of wine, and entree only cost about 60 Euros. Staff at the resort were friendly, although we seemed to attract a little attention when people heard our American accents - which apparently are rare there. If you decide to rent a car, definitely travel to Puerto Mogan, it's beautiful and if you're adventurous, consider a day trip to the town of Teror in the north-central part of the island. The drive directly north from Maspalomas through the mountains was spectacular (if a bit curvy). We really enjoyed seeing the countryside and smaller villages along the way. Overall, recommend it if you are looking for a simple, relaxing vacation and are willing to drive/ take a cab for a few minutes for restaurants and entertainment."
- Travel date: 16th June 2007
"We have just returned from the Palm Oasis,I must admit we had great weather our apartment had a roof top terrace with sun loungers and the grounds and pools were excellent, clean and well looked after. I was pleasantly suprised aftr reading some reviews as they were slightly negative, Yes there were many families and older people here but they all proved happy and enjoyed theirselves and not many teenagers so it was perfect for us with 2 children. The food was good and they served it promptly now waiting around for hours plenty of places off site to eat if it wasnt what you wanted. On the negative side arrived late and had to find our apartment would have been nice to have a porter to show you where to go and lots of steps hand rails would have been handy as I have a dodgy knee and the elderly might have struggled a bit. Apart from that no problem, would I go back too right Id even consider a time share there."
- Travel date: 3rd June 2007
Top traveller tips for Palm Oasis Maspalomas
"Bring your own food and don't expect 4 to 5 star."
"More English tv channels and have air conditioning switched on in summer time"
"Roma - italian resturant"
"a great place to relax and party :-)"
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