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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  • 5Buildings
  • 2Floors
  • 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 are a choice of pools here all with sunbeds and parasols. Pool towels are also available with a deposit.


There are a variety of massages, aromatherapy treatments, facials, body wraps and nails all on offer at the spa.

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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Nice place,very remote.

Stayed here for a week mid March and had seen the poor weather forecast at 14-15 degrees,cloudy with a couple of rainy days. However, it turned out quite wrong (just like home then) and overall it was not too bad apart from some very windy periods and chilly mornings. We managed to sunbathe everyday and walked in the mornings whilst waiting for the inevitable sun. There is a perimeter walk which takes about half an hour but be prepared for steep upward and downward paths , calf muscles beware! There is also a pleasant walk to the nearest beach, more steep inclines, be warned! When approaching the hotel from the heavens, round many hairpin bends, you can see just how remote this is, with banana plantations as far as you can see. The hotel is vast and I think even at busy times you would not feel cramped or hemmed in. The pool area is vast, plenty of sun beds, very clean and even a very well hidden nudist area if that floats your boat! Beware those that dare, as if you take the perimeter walk all is revealed. Looking up at the hotel from the pool, or down at the pools from the hotel is spectacular, very tropical looking with beautifully kept gardens. The island is lush with something growing in every nook and cranny. We booked the round island tour to visit the highest point, the observatories and volcanoes but unfortunately it was cancelled , very disappointing but hey ho, another day round the pool, eating and drinking! We took the local bus into Fuencaliente but not much to see or do there. Santa Cruz was lovely and worth a visit. We paid extra for a suite at booking which was well worth it and brought the cost of the holiday to what we normally pay for a standard room so very good value.The rooms were spacious with very canarian decor,in keeping with the rest of the hotel. Two identical bathrooms with the best shower ever, not just the size of the cubicle but the power of the shower too. My only moan would be that the sofa bed(used by the relagated snorer) was past it's sell by date and very noisy indeed, must have woken occupants of surrounding rooms at every turn. Fantastic position in block 5 with view over the pools and ocean and nearest reception, restaurant and bar with no intervening slopes or steps! Very quiet too. At first we thought the food sub standard but by the second day changed our minds, it was fine, plenty of choice even though no showy displays . Sometimes difficult to get a table, slow to clear as not enough staff. As a non tea or coffee drinker my biggest disappointment was NO ORANGE JUICE! You could get squash from a machine but I have never been to a hotel anywhere in the world where orange juice was not available at breakfast. For the cava drinkers(never understood that at breakfast but each to their own) no Buck in the fizz! Alcoholic drinks were fine however bar service wasn't. The poor bar staff were run off their feet at busy times, often just one on duty and no pecking order for serving. When on holiday you don't want to spend 10-15 minutes waiting to be served. Although most people are decent there is always the ones who push in. I guess that in order to maintain profits they cut down on staff. Great people watching and we met some nice people. All in all a nice holiday and a great getaway from a very organised La Palma airport, unexpected. Would recommend this hotel and island for a chill out time but if going back would try a different part of the island for variety.More

Dee S, London, United Kingdom

Fantastic return visit.

This was out third visit to the Princess after visiting for the last two years and again we were not disappointed.We stayed from March 6th to the 13th and apart from one very windy Sunday,the weather was brilliant.We love this hotel because we can relax in a wonderful environment,eat a wonderful variety of food and drink to our hearts content.There are some lovely walks if you ever get fed up of lying around the pools and plenty of activities to get involved in if you ever tire of chilling out on the terrace. We were given our favourite room for the third year running which was a great start,so was the box of chocolates in our room on arrival. As usual the food and drink were plentiful and of a high variety,the staff always seemed pleasant and helpful,so what more can you ask for? We love this hotel,it suits us down to the ground,we'll be back.More

tonytd12, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

A wonderful Hotel on a proper Canary Island.

This was our fourth visit to this Hotel and it did not disappoint in any way. The staff from the front desk, bars, restaurants and animation team are just as friendly and efficient as they ever were. The room was clean and welcoming as were the grounds and gardens. We hired a car this time and after tapping into the Thomson rep`s extensive knowledge of the island we saw views around the north of the island that were absolutely stunning and will live with us for a very long time. The food is both varied and plentiful and even the fussiest of eaters like myself need never go hungry. The show lounge`s evening variety acts are varied and if not to your taste there is always the piano lounge or the quieter bar area by to enjoy the evening. The pool area and the pools are kept immaculately clean, but only one is heated. It takes a little time to acclimatize to the unheated ones but well worth it when you do for an uninterrupted swim. All in all this is a hotel that is a little out of the way but if you want a restful holiday with good service look no further. We have just booked to go back in April.More

Timothy h, Abingdon, United Kingdom

return to la palma princes

just back from a second visit to la palma princes and i have to say we enjoyed our stay again we took a child with us this time and the staff treated her like a princess ,the food is still good and although the cruz campo beer has fine it was not as good as the estrella i had last year the wine still ok this has to be one the best value hotels around will certainly return again in the futureMore

andywight11, London, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in beautiful isolated location

Second visit this year. Amazing multi pool hotel next to the sea on a rugged volcanic coast. Be aware that only 1 big pool is heated: the others are fine once you're in, but when we stayed, they were about 16 to 18 degrees Absolutely great if you love swimming and relaxation away from it all. Spa is outstanding: 20 euros for 3 day pass. Value for money excellent but don't expect the earth. Rooms are large, very clean and well furnished, but many have little or no view. Food is good, but large buffet style, and dining room can be a bit institutional (eat outside on balconies). You are a long way from anywhere here, and the island's ultra twisty roads make travel useable beach, shops, restaurants, bars or anything like that near AT ALL. Hotel's backdrop is miles of banana plantations with a looming line of volcanoes above. Gardens are excellently kept, gym very good. Entertainment 9.30pm to 10.20pm is geared to families....first stay was generally weak but enthusiastically performed; second stay with more local outside acts very much better. My wife and I will go back again and love the place, but it wouldn't be for everyone. If you want lively night life and being close to shops, restaurants, Santa Cruz de la Palma etc, stay on the east side of the island. Thomson's rep, Jay, is the best we've come across.More

Geoff P, Luton, United Kingdom

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