56 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

well worth the money

4
Good
by
Reviewed Sun 4th of November 2012

"I have just returned from a weeks stay at Granada Park, The weather was absolutley amazing, which according to locals it always is beginning of November. My apartment was lovely, very clean and spacious with everything me and my friend needed. The complex is a bit out of the way but that was part of the attraction its only a 15 minute walk to both los christianos and playa de las americas, I had read a review on here before I went saying that you have to walk over wasteland but thats not true and if you walk down early morning or late afternoon its a very pleasant walk, failing that the hotel operates a free bus twice a day or its a 5 euro taxi ride from the rank outside the hotel. The food was very repetitive and towards the end of the week you do get fed up of the same things but there was always something me and my friend liked and it certainly never spoiled our holiday, although if you want hot food it is best to eat as soon as the resturant opens as it doesnt tend to stay hot for long! The entertainment was a bit basic but this was because of other guests complaining of the noise at half nine at night meaning the entertainment has to be stopped early every night. Acccording to the enteratinment lady if all the guests were english there wouldnt be a problem! There are 3 pools all of which are spotlessly clean as is all of the hotel grounds.

Overall I had a lovely stay at Granada Parks and will most definitley be going back, I would highly recommend it."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 16th of November 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 4 Food

Best Apartments ever

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 15th of June 2010

"My wife and I have just returned from a weeks all inclusive stay at the Granada Park.The apartments are very spacious and clean.The sevices were excellent,the whole complex is very well kept indeed.I would highly recommend this hotel."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 15th of June 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 4 Food

nice place shame about the food

3
Average
by
Reviewed Tue 9th of March 2010

"we have just returned from a two week all inclusive holiday at granada park, the first impression of the complex was very good, friendly receptionist and well kept grounds/pool area. The rooms are clean and spacious with ceiling fans rather than air con (not sure these would be up to the job in the height of summer)the maid service was very good coming 5 times a week. There are two pools as well as a infant paddling pool. there is a lifeguard from 11-6pm and unusually there were no problems getting a sun lounger at any time during the day. Probably due to the time of year we went there was very little in terms of entertainment (and zero for kids except a poor crazy golf course)there was a magic show and a singer on a couple of occasions as well as a parrot show (BE WARNED a photo with the parrots is 10 Euros!) There is a supermarket on site which is naturally more expensive than the larger supermarkets a couple of miles down the road. The bar is pretty standard for all inclusive (half pint glasses and imitation spirits)and serves from 11am-11pm. The staff are friendly and easy going. The only downside about the two week stay was the food, don't get me wrong the food served was well cooked, but the choice was very limited, especially if you have kids, and it seemed to be very similar day by day, eg chips,pork,fish. The food really needed to be covered as the mash potato had flies all over it. the puddings were quite good somedays and small ice creams were always on offer. The bar snacks were not too good either usually bread rolls and sliced meats, some fruit and a basket of chips and occasionally a tray of pizza.
The location of the granada park is about a 10-15min walk from los cristianos but there is a bus that runs once a day at 10.15am and returns at 17.30pm, which is pretty poor as most other all inclusive places have several buses through the day, and a taxi ride is about 5 euros. the walk to town is on the roads which zig zag through waste ground, but beware of the dogs that roam about in the middle (but their bark is worse than their bite). As the food at the complex was poor we ate at mcdonalds and burger king (both more expensive than back home) but the one restaurant i would recommend is "Hartys Bar" which is situated about 1 min walk from Mcdonalds, if you like lamb, you will not be dissapointed. Overall i have rated my experience 6/10 but if i had stayed self catering i would have scored it 8 or 9 out of 10."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 8th of March 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 2 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 2 Food

Returned March 2010

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Fri 5th of March 2010

"Well kept pools and grounds. Apartment was very basic but cleenish and spacious. Would say 3* rating should be 2* to be realistic.

It's too far walking distance to town unless very fit, but the problem was you had to walk along barron fly-tipped areas to get into town. Only 1 bus a day 6 days a week (not Sundays),So you need to take a Taxi other times which adds up to more expense.

We were very dissapointed to say the least with the all inclusive food and drink. The food lacked variety, quality and imagination. We had pork, pasta, rice and fish most days prepaired in a way that was far from appealing. In fact we and many others there lived on chips, bread and some salad and we are not fussy eaters.
And when you are faced with this every day for lunch as well as dinner, most of the guests were moaning about it and many stopped going to the restaurant. Not funny and very expensive when you have already paid for your food. The 25 Euros each per day would have been better spent elswhere.

The drink also was small size, weak and very limited selection.

We shall not be going back as we know we could get better.

Although on a positive note, most of the staff was pleasant, but that is not enough when to to compensate for what was lacking which spoilt what could have been a very nice holiday. Thank God the weather did not let us down.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 4th of March 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 1 Room

Feb 2007 good holiday

4
Good
by
Reviewed Wed 13th of January 2010

"we visited Granada Park Feb 2007. The rooms were great, clean and spacious. There are 3 pools 1 heated that all closed at 6 oclock. The restaurant was poor we orded food and had to wait for about 1 hour for it arrive. Also the hotel was no way near the beach we had too walk 20-30 mins. Theres a shop on the complex which was great and cheap. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 2nd of January 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 2 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 2 Service
  • 2 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 2 Food

worst all inclusive package ever

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Tue 18th of August 2009

"for self catering would have been ok as the rooms were spacious and had a lovely view but the all inclusive was a joke, our travel agent sold this to us a a 4 star and theres no way it was. the poor bar advertised couldnt even be used by all inclusive unless you wanted to pay for drinks/snacks. to get a drink by the pool you had to get dressed and go all the way into the bar and await a lecture for asking for more than one drink and where you were taking the drinks to. you were only supposed to take a drink for yourself. the food was disgusting, would have been ok but basic if they hadn't covered it in the most disgusting oil that gave me an upset stomach for 5 days. By the end of the holiday all I could face was fruit and icecream as i know they werent cooked in the oil.

we also had problems with sunbeds as a large group of spanish sat from 7.30am until 10am when the pool opened and then told you all the beds were theirs when they were unchained but didnt actually use them all at once. 2 men sat with 8 beds between them.

the worst thing though was the flies. they were everywhere in the restaurant and landing on the food constantly as it was uncovered.

lack of air con was terrible too, told you have to upgrade room for aircon.

the worst value for money ever, and it wasnt cheap, we paid thousands of pounds for what we thought was a 4star all inclusive holiday
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 18th of August 2009

granada park......

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 6th of July 2009

"We have just got back from here and after reading the reviews on here we were all excited to go.We went self catering in a 2 bedroom apartment as there were 5 of us 3 children 12,11,9 and 2 adults and this was spot on 2 bedrooms with bathrooms which having two girls this was a god sent when getting ready,rooms cleaned every other day and view direct onto pools was excelent to.The complex it self was ok pools cleaned every day cleaners out around the pool every day to,supermarket was open 8 till4 first week which was a bit of a let down as it said in the welcome pack open till 8pm.but the second week it was open till 7pm so got abit better.overal complex was good.

BAD POINTS.
The bad points which hopefully will be sorted in the very near future.
1)The pool bar didnt open till 12 then shut at 8pm well as you can imagine not to many happy people cos after 8pm that was it,you could get a drink till 1030 if you wanted a half and in a plastic cup from the allinclusive bar.

2) Lack of entertainment not much for kids apart from swimming and miny golf and evening entertainment was a parot show one night then a snake show another and then a bird show this lasted about one hour and this was repeeted the second week no singers,dancers,discos karaoke,nothing realy poor.

3)Weekends spanish invade they come for all inclusive weekends friday to sunday and take over the pool all sunbeds gone you have no chance we did complain about this and i did notice just before we came home they chained them up so they coulnt take them,the other problem was spanish love to wee anywere we seen this on 3 occasions and nothing done infact life gaurd stood and watched,and one stood on a wall next to the toilets and weed in the bush this needs to be stopped straight away it smells and its discusting.

overhall we did like this place and i hope there can sort these problems out and it will be excellent place to go,we will be goin back later in the year to see if things have changed.

If you go you will see a man called john he lives here on the complex and is a very lovely men you will see him always weres a cowboy hat and he is very good for local knowlage shops, parks ,and eating houses hes very approcable so dont be fritend to ask him and he doesnt drink wat.

Have a good holiday
billy ,rach,and kids."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 2nd of July 2009

Granada park

3
Average
by
Reviewed Mon 1st of June 2009

"We came here on an all inclusive, weren't impressed at all, there was not much choice in the food same thing almost everyday and sprits stopped after 6pm. Also staff weren't friendly which at times made us feel uncomfortable. Apartments were clean and nice size. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 1st of June 2009

Stayed at May 2009

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 1st of June 2009

"Clean,bright,comfortable accommodation. Big rooms. Good value for the money. The pool and the area around the pool was kept clean and was nice. Staff friendly and helpful. Ideal for families, or persons seeking peace and quiet.

20 mins walk away from the main resort. No microwave and aircondition. Local bus stop missing."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 30th of May 2009

May 2009 at Granada Park

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 1st of June 2009

"Wonderful and clean aparthotel with big rooms. At least 3 persons can stay. Well equipped. We enjoyed. Far from the beach and city center. Expensive Internet and only at reception.
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 30th of May 2009

Granada Park

4
Good
by
Reviewed Sun 15th of March 2009

"Overall very nice but no interaction between staff and guests apart from booking in. Not told that you could use the facilities of the hotel opposite which had a cheaper more well-stocked supermarket and a bit of entertainment in evening which the Granada Park did not. Quite a steep hill walk from hotel to Los Christianos or Playa which had plenty of nice restaurants and nightlife. Hotel restaurant good. Plenty of sunbeds but not many parasols around the swimming pool."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 15th of March 2009

Fab Holiday

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 2nd of March 2009

"We came here for 10days at the end of july, beginning of august. we went half board and it was fab. rooms had bedroom, livingroom, kitchen and bathroom, rooms were huge! very clean. staff were a great laugh, got on well with everyone. food in restaurant at night was a bit slow somenights but hopefully this will have been sorted now. food always lovely. nice menu for half board. walk into los christianos was about 15mins, 5mins by taxi. quicker way to get to there during day is to cut through new area that was still being built at that point. pool was huge, lots of sunbeds although people do queue for them at 9am! so be up early!

fab place to go. definatley recommend. would love to return!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 2nd of March 2009

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