Muthu Royal Park Albatros
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not a hotel
"This is not a hotel! We found out most rooms are time share apartments so tired and not what you would expect from a hotel room. We have just returned and would definitely not go again or recommend to anyone else. Had to find our own room; room not ready till 4pm; restaurant is really the snack bar by the pool; room only cleaned twice; extra charge of 20 euros for WiFi; extra for pool towels; extra for safety deposit. Best part we complained and ate at sister hotel each evening. You should do the same!!! Food was poor in choice; cramped area; repetitive. We were prepared to eat else where even though we had paid for all inclusive Steps everywhere making it out of the question for families and disabled/elderly The local area is good for walking and well away from busy areas and garden areas attractive But this is NOT a hotel. We saw it advertised as 4 star but more like a 2 star."
- Travel date: 15th March 2016
Parque Albatros what a belter Staff great
"Just spent 2 weeks in Parque Albatros Golf del Sur what can I say about it,Pool,Staff,Restaurant and apartment all excellent staff could not do anymore to make your stay better, will be booking again. "
- Travel date: 20th August 2012
Helpful staff, Lousy company backup
"Annoying paying the full price surrounded by cheap Â£99 deals through Groupon. After having our room ransacked ( and our neighbours) on day 1 both Maria , the PR lady and Sally Anne helped us to forget their security problems. As long as you are mobile RPA is fine, but beware there are many steps to the various levels. Petchey ( the parent company) were sisintersted in our problems, so feel we should air them! The hotel is well run and facilities are excellent."
- Travel date: 18th August 2012
Came with the insurance
"Have not long returned from a holiday, at the royal park, I was quite surprised that when I brought my house insurance last year it came with a free holiday, never one to miss a bargain............. the royal park is basically time share apartments, those which are not, are run by a company called infinity, other than the admin booking fee Â£25.00 and the air fare, yes it was free, the accommodation we stayed in, I have to say, was better that some four star hotels I have been in, it is quite a home from home - including all the British main channels, on the TV. the maids are very good, and we had no complaints what so ever re cleaning having read earlier reviews on trip advisor I have to say I found them very helpful, re places to eat, and the 50c water, although it was possible to have a three day meal deal, we choose to eat out, as we like different places to eat, each night, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Angus Steak and the Biarritz I have to say the Caribbean/Jamaican in San Blas takes some beating we sat down just before 8 to be informed we were in time for the 3 course menu - I think it was 10 euros - it was worth every cent - the prawn cocktail was worth that alone also there was entertainment included - the night we were there it was a magician, although not really something I would go out of the way to watch, the younger members of the party were enthralled also while we were there we picked up a flyer for miller coaches, they are the same as the benidorm blanket trip, and went on the mount teide and the sea trip all for eight euros, the resort, itself, was clean, and although while we were there there was not much in the way, of organised entertainment, other that the happy hour, bingo, or quiz's, it suited us fine, as from the swimming pool and the restaurant there are approx 60 steps it is not a place for the less mobile, as far as I was aware there were no lifts from the restaurant/pool area to the reception. As we did get a "free" holiday, others there had won a holiday on a scratch card or was given with a gym membership to be there, we did all have to sit through a holiday club hard sell, to be fair it was a good deal, and although we did nt take up the offer as it was a little quiet for us, I can understand couples that do would I go again, well I am waiting for my house insurance to come through ."
- Travel date: 7th August 2010
"This was our second stay at Royal Park Albatros, having stayed there in 2007. Not much had changed, either at the hotel or within the resort, apart from the addition of two hot-tubs next to the pool, which I only saw people using once. We stayed in a standard apartment for the first 6 days then transferred to an Infiniti apartment. Both apartments were spotlessly clean, and the Infiniti one had nicer furnishings/bedlinen, softer beds and had good pool and sea view, but was slightly smaller. We found the road over towards Amarilla Golf was completed, and there was a nice coastal path too, leading past Amarilla towards Costa Silencio. If you want to enjoy the sea views from the beautiful golf courses without worrying about shipping your clubs or having a handicap, you can try crazy golf next to Golf Del Sur Club House, about half a mile up the road from the front of Park Albatros (7Euro) or this year we found the Pitch and Putt next to Amarilla Golf Pro Shop, found on a side road off the road leading away from the marina, at the back of the Albatros, which cost ~20Euro for 18 holes. Best value breakfast we found was at the Angus Steakhouse, near Golf Park (2.99 Euros for 2 bacon/2 eggs/2 sausages/mushrooms/chips/beans/tomato and toast and a drink!).. ironically I found it too much for me so we then opted for Bistro 27 next to Aguamarina Hotel which was 2.50 Euro for 1bacon/1 sausage/2 eggs/tomato/toast and an orange juice... it really was cheaper than cooking your own.... there are plenty of restaurants - pizza, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Canarian, English, Tapas, Crepes, Indian, and plenty of small supermarkets if you have self catering facilities. We found Dino Hypermarket in San Blas had more choice and better prices, but of course wasn't as convenient as the others. Also worth mentioning is the free wireless internet access in the foyer, if you have your own laptop, or 1 Euro for 12 minutes on the public PCs."
- Travel date: 22nd March 2010
Lovely Complex but no Children's Entertainment and very quite area.
"Just returned from this resort and have to say complex is beautiful. We travelled with 2 children and the only entertainment for them was the pool or a games room which costs money and has them indoors.(maybe it was because it was the time of year). Overall we enjoyed our stay although we would have liked to have our room cleaned more than twice in a week and have our towels replaced. The complex is a bit remote but has a lovely restaurant Marina 11 behind it and an Irish Bar called the Wild Geese close by that shows all major sporting events. The resort is not for anybody with walking difficulties as there is many steps. As a woman who enjoys a little shopping there was no shopping centres or shops other than electronic items and small supermarket nearby. Overall we enjoyed our stay but have to say would not return to this area with a family."
- Travel date: 23rd March 2009
"Me and 3 other friends went to tenerife for a week to celebrate a birthday and can honestly say we had a lovely stay even though we were 4 18/19 year olds and I will admit we were by far the younegst there. The apartment was spacious enough for all 4 of us (2 sleeping in the bedroom the other two on the sofa bed) and had all the cooking facilities and utensils needed for cooking absolutly everything!! although i do have to mention that there is a wonderful resturant right outside the apartments if you go out the back entrance not by reception, its called Bistro 27 and its got blue and white striped canapy... the food is lovely and its very affordable. The weather was hit and miss as when it was hot it was very very hot but that only lasted maybe 2/3 days before it was just cloud all the time which is a bit of a downer as there is not reallly anything to do around here unles you get a 20 euro cab into las americas which obviously is not sensible to do every single day so we would go the the wild goose pub which is an irish pub just past Bristo 27. I have only one complaint and that is the maids. two of us came back to our room to find our door WIDE open for all the world to see. This is find completly unacceptable as we had everything in there and the maids had come in an not shut the door. Having had a heart attack thinking we had been burgled we informed reception that we no longer wanted any staff or maintainence to enter our room at all unless we requested. This went ignored as we came back one afternoon to a member of staff "cleaning". By this i mean she was wiping down the table tops and instead of moving things out the way she simply just swiped them off the table and launched them through the air... this was after shouting at us in Spanish about the amount of clothes on the floor! If they have the audacity to throw our personal belongings in front of us while we are standing there watching them, god knows what they would do should we not be watching."
- Travel date: 11th March 2009
"Pleasantly situated away from the crowds of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas and handy for the airport this is a very nice complex with good facilities and a range of goodrestaurants nearby. It is also close to the Winter Gardens where outdoor bowlers can enjoy excellent facilities. There is a good footpath along the coast suitable for walking and there are also shops and supermarkets near at hand. The local bus service stops at the front of the hotel with a reasonably frequent service. There are several really nice looking golf courses and a driving range. Our 1 bed apartment was situated on the 4th floor and had great views to the pool and restaurant and to the distant hills. Aircraft noise was a distraction but not too bad. The apartment was nicely furnished and decorated and had a great balcony with table and four recliners and got the sun every afternoon. For older people looking for a quiet break with a good in house restaurant and nightly entertainment finishing at a reasonable time this is a good place to stay particularly if you want to combine your holiday with walking, golf and/or bowling."
- Travel date: 1st February 2009
"As this place is fairly isolated, this is the perfect place to stay when you feel no need to travel around the island. Do not be fooled by the scale of the map, with a buzzing 30 C any distance is too large for a walk. Unless you're on the golf course. Golf del Sur is a fine place for a game or practice. Make sure to carry at least 1 liter of water for every 9 holes. Taxis are fairly priced, we used them to go shopping at Mercadona (since the small shops nearby charge almost double). Feel like having a great lunch? Make sure to go and visit the Danish pastry shop, only 5 min. walk. As for Albatros, this place equals service. We have rarely met staff so kind. The only disadvantage we could find are the stairs; although all floors are interconnected via elevators you'll need a map should you want to use the elevaters only. Although ramps are being placed (in progress) I would not recommend this place yet for the elderly or travellers with small children using strollers. Food is excellent and so is hygiene. All in all, a perfect spot for a quiet holiday."
- Travel date: 8th January 2009
The Posh End!
"We came to this hotel as Infiniti club members, as we have timeshare ownership through them, so knew pretty much what to expect. Mind you, we last stayed in this resort 8 years ago and had some very mixed experiences at that time, so were keen to see what improvements had been made. We were lucky, as the Infiniti apartments are definitely the best available, and 5-star compared with what may be lower standards in non-Infiniti apartments....lovely fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, quality cooker and big fridge/freezer. Big lounge & balcony overlooking the pool, with wall-mounted TV, DVD/CD players; superb bathroom with amazing shower firing jets at you from all directions! And a nice large double-bedded bedroom with another TV. Quality stuff. The grounds and pool are well maintained, although we thought too many sunbeds squeezed into the pool area, so you were cheek by jowl with others - especially annoying if you are a non-smoker! The restaurant has been upgraded since we were last there and offers a really good range of very reasonably-priced food, nicely cooked. Service sometimes a bit slow, though. They have entertainment 4 nights a week, which is usually good quality. Special mention should be made of young Billy, the entertainments manager, who puts on quizzes, does aerobics and looks after children: a really nice guy! Lots of other restaurants and bars close by, so you are spoilt for choice. The San Blas centre is within walking distance, with lots of bars and places to eat, and there are several good restaurants at the rear of the hotel, plus an Irish bar for those missing English beer! A nice place to just relax for a week, though maybe a little quiet for the younger generation!"
- Travel date: 25th November 2008
Golf Del Sur is a lovely quiet resort on...
"Golf Del Sur is a lovely quiet resort only minutes by taxi from the airport. The flight path is over the north of the resort however this is not as bad as you may think and the aeroplane noise does not spoil the holiday. It is a perfect resort for families or couples who are not looking for a busy nightlife but instead enjoy nice restaurants in the evening, as they are in plentiful supply. The apartments have been bought over fairly recently by Petchey Leisure and are in the process of being upgraded. The apartment we stayed in was more than adequate, in fact was lovely, however we were lucky enough to see one of the apartments which had just been upgraded and they were beautiful. The bar and restaurant were clean and tidy with reasonably priced food and drink on sale. There was evening entertainment most evenings which was variable as is the norm! The reception was in need of some upgrading which was scheduled to take place in the near future. The apartments have a great pool and lovely well kept gardens. There are numerous restaurants within a few minutes of the apartments and some shops and the San Blas (main shopping area and restaurants) is within a 10 minute walk. The only thing I would say is if you have any mobility problems the apartments are on a very steep slope and getting up and down from reception to the block which your apartment is in could be a problem also the resort is quite hilly so again if you have any mobility problems you may want to consider hiring a mobility scooter, of which there are a few companies doing this. Overall it is a great resort for a relaxing break in the sun and The Parque Albatros is a great place to stay."
- Travel date: 6th January 2008
Parque Albatros is an attractive well ma...
"Parque Albatros is an attractive well maintained complex. Which turned out to be an ideal base for touring the island. It is a quiet resort which is great if you want a relaxing time away from the usual crowds that Tennerife attracts. It is easy to find your way about from Gulf del sur especially if you hire a car. A trip to Mount Tiede is a must. The resort has a good bus route and a day trip to the capital of Santa Cruz was also a great day out. We stayed for 2 weeks in a private 1 bedroom apartment booked through owners direct ref. C1212, which I would say was ideally suited to a couple. The apartment was extremely well equipped with everything we needed. It was all very clean and tidy. We enjoyed a comfortable relaxing stay and spent many enjoyable evenings listening to CD's and playing board games provided by the owners. We went in August which meant there were lots of families and the complex provided music and some low key entertainment during the day. The complex was well looked after and every morning we watched as the maintenance team cleaned and prepared the public areas and pool. There was some flight noise as you are very near the flight path but it was fine from the apartment we were staying in and was mainly morning and evening. In fact we quite enjoyed watching the planes coming in. We had a great 2 weeks as there is lots to see and do on the island."
- Travel date: 15th September 2007
Top traveller tips for Muthu Royal Park Albatros
"Be prepared to self cater"
"Relax and soak up the sun"
"Have a room facing the pool"
"Best restaurant for service price and quality was Pedro's in the Winter Gardens."
Muthu Royal Park Albatros is also called
- Royal Park Albatros
- royal pains
- Parque Albatros Hotel