A pair of mega-sized pools are this hotel’s calling cards – along with fun activities like giant chess and archery.
This hotel is linked to the Maspalomas Princess Hotel, and you get the share of its 2 whopping pools and handful of bars. Food-wise, there’s a buffet restaurant and à la carte lunch place.
Maspalomas Beach – with its famous sand dunes – is just 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel. There are some shops a little closer, plus more, along with bars and restaurants, a 5-minute drive away in Playa del Inglés.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Hot and cold snacks. Afternoon cakes.
Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, soft drinks and water with lunch and dinner. Bars are self-service and opening times vary - not all bars are included.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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4 outdoor pools
The 2 main pools are heated during winter, and all are complete with sunbeds and parasols. Towels are available for a charge.
2 kids' pools
Heated during winter.
Showing international and tribute acts, and live singing.
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Christmas at the Tabaiba
We spent Christmas at the Tababiba Princess. Having read many reviews before we travelled we went with a mixed mind however we were not disappointed. I did email the hotel several times before we travelled with questions regarding the Christmas Gala dinner and also, as we were travelling with our son and his partner, rooms near to one another and on a high floor. I never received any reply but when we arrived we found that our rooms were next to one another but on the first floor, so someone had obviously taken note of our email but decided not to respond!! The rooms were a good size, beds firm but comfortable and the bathroom had a good size bath, power shower and hair dryer. Some toiletries were included â small soap and sachets of bath gel but would suggest taking your own also large pool towels were provided in your room (no charge). Our room overlook the pool area and the balconies were fairly small and depending on where your room (ours was 1274) could be overlook, ours wasnât thankfully. It would probably be better to have a room on the 3rd floor as the pool area has a lot of palm trees which depending on where you room was would obscure some views, however this did not bother us. The pool area was nice and large, plenty of sunbeds (although you still get the early risers who must put towels down). There were 4 large pools which were for the use of the Tabaiba Princess and the hotel adjacent the Maspalomas Princess. These two hotels are almost one, they are joined by a walkway, and are a mirror image of each other. You can use either hotel for the evening entertainment and bars. The food was amazing, there was a good variety at all meal times. I read some reviews where people were complaining about the food and I cannot image why! The Christmas Gala Dinner was a 4 course meal together with champagne and wine and it was a waiter service which really made a nice change and made the meal more special. All drinks in the restaurant were self serve. Tea, coffee etc from a machine which I found was ok as I only drank Earl Grey tea, coffee was a bit hit and miss and sometimes you needed to find the right machine to get the best cup. Beer, wine, soft drinks were all from a pump which again was fine, although some people complained. I only drank the white wine which was very palatable. There are several bars and snack bars around the pool. Beware not all are part of the all inclusive however we were given information when we arrived as to which ones were. All the staff were pleasant and if you make the effort to greet them you generally got a lovely response. Must mention Jeray, at the piano bar, brilliant barman, replaced your drink without asking and made some wonderful âcocktails of the dayâ. The hotel certainly has an exceptional employee in him. We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas break but would point out that although First Choice/Thomsons class this as 5 star the hotel itself states it is a 4 star and I agree as I have staying in similar 4 star hotels and this one did not offer anything more. There is very little nearby. It is about a 30min walk down to Meloneras, the sand dunes of Maspalomas and the Lighthouse where there are a number of shops, bars and restaurants. Playa del Ingles is slightly further away (we didnât walk there as we had a hire car) but taxis were very reasonable. We visited Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan both beautiful and well worth going to. Also some fantastic views of the island if you travel inland towards Fataga and Pico de las Nieves. All in all a great holiday.More
Advertised as 5*,officially rated 4*,more like 3*.Room adequate but with view of twin hotel only 25 yds away.No sun on balcony,beds hard and pillows worse.Food good with variety and servery constantly topped up with fresh food.Breakfast,however,was let down by coffee being served by the cup from machines.Often had to join queue of 8 people to get some.Similar problem with toast.Bar service was OK but no bottled water given out.The gym was fitted with outdated equipment and no supervision.I would class it as dangerous. Beach 20 minute walk away with good walk along seafront.More
Mike B, Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Amazing amazing amazing
Absolutely amazing for all ... anything you would ever wish for all in one place....only negative pillows....bring your own...lol. seriously though.....absolutely fantastic.....ignore all petty complaintsMore
Great for Christmas
Have been several times to this hotel I could find no fault this Christmas or any other time always clean,friendly staff,food choice good in fact we are back there in March and cannot wait and will probably go back again.More
delboyswindon, Swindon, United Kingdom
A good hotel and pleasant holiday
I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Tabaiba Princess with my girlfriend, and I will start by saying that on the whole, we had an enjoyable holiday and based on our experience, would recommend the hotel. We booked the hotel through FirstChoice and had read a number of mixed reviews before leaving, and we felt fairly sure we knew what to expect. However we were pleasantly surprised that most of the things we were concerned about, such as unhelpful staff, too many people, poor quality food etc. turned out to be just fine. The staff were pleasant and helpful when we needed assistance, the food was absolutely amazing, so much variety and choice for every meal, even my girlfriend who is a vegetarian had a full plate every time. We had planned on eating out a couple of times but actually ended up having every meal at the hotel just because we loved it so much. I think we went at a quiet time of year because although there were a lot of people about, especially by the pools and at meal times, I should imagine in peak season it could become uncomfortably busy. We had a first floor room right above the reception which was really convenient as we were right next to the lifts and stairs, however we did get a lot of noise in the evenings from the piano bar below. We also had a longer balcony than the majority of rooms because of where we were situated, which was really great for sunbathing. However the only view we had was of a dense patch of palm trees which are absolutley EVERYWHERE, I must admit we did get a bit sick of all the palm trees! There are a vast amount of sun beds around the pools, however the ones in good positions get reserved early in the morning, so if you want to spend a nice day by the pool you will have to get up very early to put your towells out. I understand why this happens, and was not overly annoyed, but it was slightly frustrating, when for most of the day, so many sun beds had towells on them but nobody using them. You would think people would have the courtesy to actually use the sunbeds if they're going to go out of their way to reserve the best ones, but nevermind. The hotel is about a 20/30 minute walk from the beach in meloneras and it's not very well situated for bars and nice restaurants etc. The only real issues I had with the hotel over the week were that the beds were not very comfortable and neither was the single pillow per guest, therefore we didn't sleep very well. The 'heated pools' were incredibly cold and very few people went in. And another minor complaint was that the TV in our room had barely any channels, the only ones in english were Sky news and CBS Drama and pretty much every channel was grainy. Not really much point in having a TV in the room... Other than that, the room was cleaned every day and our towells were replaced several times. We had no real issues and we had a really pleasant stay. In terms of value for money and whether it is a 4 star hotel or not, I'm afraid my input would not be of much value as I am only 19 amd this is the first holiday I have booked and arranged myself, therefore have no experience in that area. But I will say again that it is a really nice hotel and I can't grumble because we had a great time.More
oes20, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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The Tabaiba Princess is linked to the Maspalomas Princess hotel by a central passageway. Sports and leisure facilities, including the pool complex, are shared with guests staying at the Maspalomas Princess.
Please note that there's a strict dress code at this hotel - men are required to wear full-length trousers and a shirt for dinner, and a jacket and tie for Christmas and New Year's Eve Gala dinners.
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