Hotel La Palma Princess & Spa

It’s all about the pools here – the hotel has a jaw-dropping 11. Great sea views top things off.

Pools are a major focus, with 11 in all, including a huge one with bridges. Food-wise, there’s a buffet restaurant, and a late-breakfast venue with fabulous sea views.

This cliff-top hotel is a real get-away-from-it-all place – you’ve just got the surrounding banana groves and the Atlantic Ocean below for company. When you want to get out and about, though, there’s a bus stop outside.

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  • 247Rooms
  • Lifts: 3 in the main building

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. Late breakfasts.


Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, house wine and soft drinks 10.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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11 outdoor pools

There is a choice of pools here, and they all come with sunbeds and parasols. Pool towels are also available with a deposit.


There is a variety of treatments on offer at the spa. Book a massage, aromatherapy session, facial, body wrap and manicure for a bit of me time.

Daytime activity programme

Activities during the day such as pool games, water polo, aqua aerobics, darts, archery, pistol and rifle shooting, beach volleyball, aerobics and gym sessions.

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twin room

Twin rooms are bright and traditionally furnished. They sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children with twin beds and a sofa-bed that converts into two beds. There's also a satellite TV with limited English channels and a minibar* is available on request.

twin room with sea view

Twin rooms are bright and traditionally furnished. They sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children with twin beds and a sofa-bed that converts into two beds. There's also satellite TV with limited English channels and a minibar* is available on request. Outside, you have a balcony or terrace with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Brilliant BUT! Dont ignore the rules.

A brilliant holiday we had. Thank you! Hotel staff you can give yourselves 10/10. Extremely hard workers that don't stop. Thank you for your services that came continuously with a pleasant smile on your faces. A friendly Hola from everyone I passed during the day. I really mean this, they were tremendous. I have stayed in some top hotels over the years & I have to say they don't come any better than this for staffing standards. Clientele 90% of you 10/10. Well done & you can come again! Clientele 10% of you 1/10. Stay at home next time. We don't want you! Once again it seems that the 10% of clientele find that they don't have to abide by hotel policies & rules. Policies & rules are set in place by the hotel to make sure each & every guest enjoys their stay to a maximum without any 'anti social behaviour' affecting them. 1. It clearly states that in the dining areas around the pools, indoor & outdoor that guest should cover up before entering these restaurant areas. I for one do not wish to see anyone parading around these areas in speedos or bikinis no matter how well bronzed or toned your bodies are. Hygiene & a little respect for others please. I already know this was a topic of conversation for many during our stay. Hotel - bigger signs on every entrance doorway & give people one verbal warning not to do it otherwise remove their right to use the facility. 2. Waste bins are for litter. When using the pool facilities for drinks and food items take your rubbish away on leaving & dispose of it in the correct manner. Don't be lazy fools & leave it for the pool attendants to pick up and dispose of. All Inclusive doesn't come with a free 24hr butler or maid. You know who you are. Educate your kids to behave with manners and a little respect for others to. How many of you actually took your own plates away when the wind got up, instead of leaving it on the table for waitresses to chase flying used serviettes and plastic cups. The pool lads have enough to do without being at your side disposing of your empty drinks cups, straws and napkins amongst other stuff. Once again you know who you are. 3. Main dining restaurant. Short shorts, long shorts, no shorts or what?. Its either long trousers or yes you can wear shorts. Personally I think smart shorts are ok but football shorts & pool shorts no. But once again standards drop & guys will want to wear their away kit & prove they are a big Stenhousemuir fan with matching home vest as well. Tighten up Princess!More

MarkCass49, Blackburn, United Kingdom

Excellent! Just as it appears in the brochure!

Struggling with getting time of work together we decided to just travel for one week r&r. After our last internet holiday nightmare we choose to travel with Thomsons all the way. The hotel is listed in their platinum collection, and for good reason! The princess is a 45 min direct transfer from the airport then you come down the mountain to see your first glimpse of the resort .... and its stunning. We arrived at 9:30pm the hotel had made arrangements for us all to leave our cases in reception and go straight for dinner before check in. Once checked in the cases got to our room before use. They provide a map of the complex, you'll need it! Its huge! It is Exceptional well maintained, huge gardens, 11 pools of various sizes and depth. Breakfast was available in 2 locations. We opted for "late breakfast" most days. Eating on the terrace overlooking the sea. Lunch is available from 3 locations. Our favourite was the pizzeria. Covered in their all inclusive package. They freshly prepare and cook the pizza of your choice. Really delicious! Dinner had themed nights... this was initially a concern for me as im a really fussy eater... but i need not of worried. There was LOADS to choose from. Its really busy so the food goes fast but is constantly being replaced. So nice and fresh what ever time you get there. The staff are exceptionally friendly fluently speaking many languages. There is daily entertainment in and around the animation pool. Live acts in the disco room on a night. Lucky for us the singers covered english speaking acts, along with dance and other acts. We had a standard double room. It had ample space for two, the bed was 2 large singles pushed together, the was a sofa bed coffee table massive wardrobe. Ample storage. Balcony overlooking the gardens. Like wise the bathroom was ample size including a 4ft shower cubicle, bath, hairdryer The resort also houses its own spa facilities. We indulged in a couples spa day. Which included use of the facilities, steamroom, suna, hydropool and jacuzzi followed by mud bath and full body massage. All in all it was an amazing holiday, in my opinion excellent value for money. The resort is best suite for those looking to relax, unwind and STAY on the resort. My only reservation which i knew when i booked and accepted is la palma is a quite relaxed island fairly untouched. If you want to get off the resort you will need to book on one of the many excursions or as we did hire a car. Would Highly Recommend! More

sean_lount, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Nice hotel, but some things missing

We stayed at La Palma in July for one week. On arrival, as per other reviewers, there were numerous coaches arriving at the same time but drinks were out and as the time was after 9pm and the restaurant closed at 9.45pm we were advised to go and get some food first and then come back to check in. However, we waited in line as we were tired and wanted to get to our rooms. The queue moved quickly, and we were checked in before 9.45pm (we were glad we waited as people kept coming and the queue was getting longer). We paid for a security deposit box which was 2 euros per day and you pay when checking out. The hotel also charges for wifi. It is 6 euros for 1 day, 12 euros for 3 days and 19 euros for 6 days. Of course, this depends on whether the internet is important to you whilst you are on holiday but I would expect free wifi in at least the lobby at a hotel of this standard. The rooms are lovely, clean and large with a huge shower and bath in the bathroom. Good size comfy beds, lots of storage and even a modern TV (I don't know if they have recently been changed, but we had not seen these in the pictures). After finding our rooms we even had time to get some food, we found that the buffet had a lovely choice of food and there were different themes every night including mexican, italian, chinese. Food wise, I think the lack of restaurants is disappointing. I have never been to an all inclusive with restaurants that charge, and if you want to go to the tapas restaurant it is 15 euros per person for the service. More disappointing, when we tried to book this we were told it was only open one night and was already fully booked. Very disappointing from an all inclusive hotel. However, the snacks during the day were lovely. There is a smaller buffet were you can get a later breakfast and dinner, with seats outside overlooking the sea. There is also a pizzeria and burger restaurant, were you sit at your table and the order is taken and brought to you. This was my favourite place to eat during the day! The pools are great, lots of lovely spots and loungers. The bars and entertainment were also good, with a nice choice of cocktails (tequila sunrise was my favourite, but I also enjoyed the mojitos). Overall, we enjoyed our stay here but there are some things that could be improved from an all inclusive hotel.More


Paradise with my daughter

We have just returned from a week in paradise , the hotel was great , the pools were fantastic with great views of the sea, the staff were helpful, the food was lovely with nice selection of drinks, weather was hot and sunny. Would definitely recommend and would love to go backMore

Jacky R, Salisbury, United Kingdom

Wonderful relaxing break

We stayed at La Palma Princess in June, we had a lovely relaxing break despite the unusual weather - very little sun for a week! The grounds are beautifully kept and the whole site is very clean and tidy. The sunloungers appeared to be brand new and were very comfy, the pools - apart from the heated one that we did not try - were in the main deserted but were very pleasant once you got past the initial chill when getting in. The food was plentiful and there was plenty of choice, I don't eat meat but managed to find something every day. We really enjoyed eating outside on the terrace at breakfast and dinner, at lunch time we ate by the pool a couple of times and in the main restaurant, we used the pizza restaurant one lunchtime, we both enjoyed the pizza but the surroundings not as pleasant as the other restaurants. The room was unexpectedly huge with a settee as well as an armchair and the bathroom had an exceptionally large shower with lots of hot water. We found it difficult to find our room after booking in, there were four lots of lost couples aimlessly wandering around looking at maps but once we got our bearings all was well. Ready mixed drinks not especially good but we always found something to drink! Can't wait to make a return visit when hopefully the sun will shine the whole week through. More

anniew96, Surrey, United Kingdom

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Hotel La Palma Princess & Spa
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1922 customer reviews
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