Reviews summary

4
Good
( 2805 reviews)
Brilliant
2067
Good
510
Average
143
Poor
40
Awful
45
  • 5 room
  • 5 pool
  • 4 beach
  • 5 service
  • 5 dining
  • 5 amenities
  • 5 food
 

13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

June 2010

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Thu 16th of December 2010

"We stayed at the parque cristobal, the staff was very friendly and rooms clean every day,there was much on a night day, but there had things for kids to do, the bingo was great, as we won, we stayed for 2 wks and i would be very happy to go again soon! as the meals were great, no problems there, the pool area was clean. The rooms very clean. And the beach 5 mins down the bank, but its a bit rocky. There is a better beach for kids abount a 15min walk along. But saying that we didnt go as there are 2 big pool so you no need to. The staff what runs the kids club there very nice, there have parrots shows and other shows coming in to the hotel, put there charge 10 euros a photo of you holding them. We didnt get to the hotel till very lats in the middle of the night and the hotel had us food ready, which that was very great... Overall. I cant fault this hotel at all. And would go again very soon, as we had no faults what so ever...from kim, simon and family... Co durham, england."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 9th of December 2010

Rating breakdown

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

Perfect for families with kids

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 3rd of December 2012

"This hotel was perfect for kids. There is everything you need. Staff is very helpful and they changed our bungalow near the pool when we asked. Cleaning was 5 times a week and there were big washing machines (4 euro/ wash) awailable around the clock.

There is also a gym in this hotel, but that was really nothing. One old running machine and two crosstrainers which were kind of broken.

If you are a partygroup, don´t go into this family hotel!"

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  • Travel date: Sat 26th of December 2009

fab all inclusive hol ist time wont be last

4
Good
by
Reviewed Sun 2nd of December 2012

"this hotel complex is great i dont think there was anything you could have asked for tht wasnt available it had everthing good food 100%cleanliness and friendly staff all round 2 kids pools 2 adult pools and an outdoor jaccussi pool toys nad towels for you sunbed were provided around the pool walls there were baby changing facilities very impresses would definately go again because of location tho does need a sign outside with its name on just a little thing that is on the whole it was fabulous"

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  • Travel date: Tue 20th of October 2009

Great hotel for a family vacation

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 3rd of December 2012

"We stayed a week at this hotel with my spouse, two children (4mths, 2 yrs) and spouse's parents. Bungalow (2 bedrooms) was spacious and it could easily accommodate two baby beds, which were readily set up as we arrived. Kids' pools were great and there was a wide choice of pool toys you could choose from. You could easily get around the hotel premises with a stroller and there was an abundance of baby seats in the restaurant. Baby changing facilities didn't exist (at least I didn't notice any), so we had to go back to our room if changing was necessary. House keeping was very efficient and they even did the dishes.

We took all inclusive, which was a great choice with small children. Gladly there was a different dinner theme every night, so during one week you didn't get bored of the same restaurant. Food was really delicious, and even the house wines were drinkable. And pool bar's Sangria was excellent!

Hotel is very close to everything, even a supermarket was just a few blocks away. Even though there was a busy road just outside the hotel, you didn't get a lot of noice inside the hotel premises, thanks to the heavy walls. You could easily sit outside on your own terrace and enjoy the evening without the hassle of the village."

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  • Travel date: Thu 16th of July 2009

Great value for money and a friendly place to stay

4
Good
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Reviewed Wed 24th of October 2012

"Excellent accommodation and a good location. Food was good if a little limited for the children with a chef freshly cooking meat in front of you (crepes at breakfast) Staff were excellent and friendly from the receptionists through to the restaurant and bar staff and the cleaners. Mini club reps were great, very friendly and relaxed with kids and adults alike. Accommodation was good and clean. Any issues (eg ants) were dealt with promptly and efficiently. Hotel was handy for shops and the beach. It has 2 great pool areas with plenty of space for everyone. Highly recommend it."

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  • Travel date: Tue 9th of June 2009

BRIT s and foreigners

4
Good
by
Reviewed Fri 30th of November 2012

"This was a hard place to find a full review on.Which was a worry.
DONT WORRY,The place is spottless clean,freindly and facilitys are good.Food was a wide coice.Pool area nice.Entertainment was also good.I realy cant fault the place that much for the Money we paid.Great for Familys with small and older children.The Bungalows are SAFE,CLEAN,SPACIOUS,and have good facilitys.NO AIR CON,but have ceiling fans.Thers a definate Dutch/Scandinavian feel about the menus at times,but thers always a wide choice and if ya want chips and sausage or fish and chips all the time.Go to Blackpool.
Reception is impressive with,Baggage room,Internet,Telephones,Info booklets,Toilets and the Staff are superb and like to help.
Restraunt
,Breakfast has all the cerials,fruit,and salad.With eggs done is several diffrent ways,beans,pancakes,variety of sausage,and Tea/Coffee/juice/water on tap..Fresh bread ,rolls,taster.The usual stuff and then some realy.
Dinner,is again a very good and some thing for everyone,Salads Galore,Soup,10 diffrent breads,Ham.cheese,rice.Along with a kids area,chips,pasta,burgers,pizza.Then thers several hot dishes,pork,fish,beef,always some new taste or a dish for all.Beer and wines are on tap along with the tea and Coffee,juices and coke,7up,etc,etc.Then thers a mixed sweet trolley,ice cream and cake,,,,,,,,etc,etc
Evening meals are a good choice.Similar to the above but theme knights are twice a week.Barbeque is good on a Saturdays and they also cook a HUGE PIELLA outside for one afternoon feed. A good veriety and always plenty to go around..I enjoyed the food and so did all my family.No Tummy upsets AT ALL and ate knowher else.
Bugalows are as discribed by other.The bars on the windows keep your stuff safe along with Mozzy Nets on all windows[great idea].Swipe key entry to room and perimiter security gate also add to the safety.A safe in your room is CHARGEABLE,but its ther,Fridge,tv,kettle,toaster,hob,plenty of cooking stuff.Bedrooms are large,cumfy and clean as a whistle.LODAS of draws and places to hang cloths.Bathroom is Modern and makes your Tan twice as good as it realy is,Bath,shower,Hair dryer,B-day,shaver point.Lounge area is very spacious.TV only has 2 English channels,but so what.
POOLs,one large pool with smaller kids pool and JER COO ZEE area.Shower rooms and toilets with lockers also are handy when leaveing.The secindry pool area is very quiet.Great for a Nap or read.grounds are well maintained along with the pools.The lifeguard is very strict,but pleasant and conciencious.
STAFF are A1.All the way through,from security to Mangers ther,all are kean to help and the usual Spanish warm welcome and Humour.
AREA LOCATION,,Situated streight across from the LAS PALMERAS HOTEL,which is better known for Taxis and Santiago Park 2 is 50yards away.The beech is 3mins away,Center is 5mins away.Veronicas is 5mins away.shop across road with papers,cigs,and a supermarket 24hrs also.Very well positioned,BUT THE TOUTS ,LUCKY LUCKY MEN are also around to pester you.
DO,s
Siam Park is great,Loro Park also.Worth a walk to Los Christianous and a boat trip to La Gomera.Car hire is cheep enpugh[110 euro for 3 days for a small car].Taxi rank streight outside Hotel,Bus and routes are very good and resonable cost.Easy by bus to Most places includeing Capital.
NONOs or GRIPES
Touts,when will these loosers leave the Island.Dont buy ther cheep sunnys are crap watches.Then they will.The Restraunt/Pub touts are a PEST.
No Air Con in rooms
Limited kids ices in day on all inclusive
30 euro to keep roo till leaveing is steep,but bags can be stored safe at reseption and ther are showers and chngeing facilitys which are v good.

SUMMARY,
Fantastic Holiday,will be going here again for sure.Hold No Fears for a seasoned traveler or New Bird.

SPECIAL MENTION.
The Entertainment staff are great and try to keep you and your kids entertained or just give you a no pressure alternative to Toasting yourself.
PEDRO in the Restraunt is a Joy and keeps a GOOD Table.The kids love him.Sad to leave him and the PARQUE CHRISTOBAL,

Hope this helps ya all"

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  • Travel date: Mon 18th of May 2009

Loved the place, going again.

3
Average
by
Reviewed Fri 30th of November 2012

"We had a very nice and pleasent stay at Parque Crstobal with my family (me, my wife, our son 6y, my wifes parents).

Breakfast was more than you can hope for. Zurros, eggs, fruits, and more.
Bungalows were clean and commofort. 4 times in week bungalow was cleaned and towls and sheets chanced.
Even that Hotel area is in the center of everything it's so peacefull and trafic noise doesn't bother at all.

Walking from hotel to anywhere you might want to go is most likely under 800 meters away from hotel. That is more that big + when you travel with young children. That 800 is to beach were you can swim.

Partyanimals this ain't the place to stay. In the morning staff cleans up the poolarea with their floorcleaning machines and families are heading to breakfast so early that thouse who had partied last night can's sleep their hangover probably away :)

Staff was good and very helpfull. I was amazed when our sons wallet was forgotten to table and even the whole bungalow was cleaned up, the wallet was still in the table and all his money was still in it. :)

I just booked another vacation in same place and bigger group."

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  • Travel date: Mon 12th of January 2009

dont mention the war!

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Wed 31st of October 2012

"I was a bit dubious about going to these apartments as nobody seemed to have heard of them before we went but we got a great deal so thought we would give them a try. The apartments have a great location, lots of bars and excellent restaurants in walking distance. Apartments themselves were lovely, we were in fact given a two bedroom apartment and as there was only 2 of us we had plenty of room to spread out. Facilities both on the complex and in the apartment were excellent. The pools were spotlessly clean and even had a toy store of inflatables for the children to play with. The only 'drawback' if it was one, was that we were the only English people there! This didnt bother us as we did our own thing , although I did miss the general chit chat round the pool. There was lots of activities for children during the day but it would have been difficult for british children to join in, make friends etc because of the language barrier. I think Direct Holidays are featuring these apartments in their 2009 brochure so hopefully things will change for next year."

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  • Travel date: Fri 27th of June 2008

Nice familiy apartments

4
Good
by
Reviewed Sun 2nd of December 2012

"We had one week at this place and was very pleased with the stay. All apartments are small bungalows with a little terrace in the front. The surroundings was quite where we lived.
The pool area had one large swimming pool and one pool for children. My 2 years daughter really liked the pool area.
There was a pool restaurant there that we tried once, but the food was not very good.
It was a 10 minutes walk to the nearest beach."

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  • Travel date: Sat 23rd of February 2008

Complete nightmare

1
Awful
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Reviewed Thu 25th of October 2012

"Spent ages trying to find a agent who could book this accomadation. When we arrived staff rude and said there was a problem with water in our bungalow (other non english speaking booking in beside us had no problem) when i asked what they where going to put us they pointed to a hotel they had already circled on a map. We tried to refuse but they had phoned us a taxi, when i asked how many nights we would have to stay in this other hotel they said all of our holiday. They then charged us for the taxi !!!! Arrived at other hotel, it was awful, so we checked out and booked ourselves into apartments which we had to pay for ourselves, Travel agent back home was great and refunded our money but imagine if you did not have a credit card with you. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE."

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  • Travel date: Sun 3rd of February 2008

Awful Experience

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Thu 11th of October 2012

"Spent months finding the perfect accomodation for our first holiday with our 8 month old daughter and choose two bungalows at this newly renovated hotel. Also my brother was celebrating his 50th birthday so he and his partner had tbooked the second bungalow. Arrived at hotel after travelling for 12 hours to find the hotel had double booked us, but not bothered to email us of this fact. Staff were rude and told us basically to go and find other accomodation or take the one bedroom apartment that they had left!!! However they said they would not refund any money if we took this. I would recommend that no-one touches this hotel if they want to experience a good holiday."

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  • Travel date: Wed 9th of January 2008

Five lads from the UK abroad usually exp...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Wed 30th of June 2004

"Five lads from the UK abroad usually expect to be put into a typical "lads abroad" style apartment. Imagine the surprise we got when we found this place!

Your bungalow is painted in a fetching bright white that really sets off the whole site. Nice patio to the front with your table and chairs, AND your own bungalow’s sun beds! Inside is immaculate, really clean all the way through, especially the linen.... the maid’s are in about every two days. Only downside is there is only Sky News on the TV in English.

Two pools, one decently sized and one smaller. Be advised though, even though the welcome leaflet in your bungalow says "NO" to putting your towel on a sunbed, people do do it so it can be difficult to get a number of poolside sun beds next to each other. Really helpful receptionists and the site is a 2 min walk to the nearest supermarket. There is a small shop on site but it hasn’t got a massive selection. Reasonably quiet due to the main road being about 2 mins away. All in all a top place that I’m back off to next year!

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Holiday details

  • Travel date: Wed 30th of June 2004

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