A pair of mega-sized pools are this hotel’s calling cards – along with fun activities like giant chess and boules.
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.
Tabaiba buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. One thematic dinner every other week, alternating between Mexican and Canary Isle cuisine. And pizza offered is offered as part of the daily lunch buffet. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and sleeves at evening meals. Show cooking is available from 6.30 'til 9.30pm.
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junior suite with private garden and terrace
These junior suites come with a terrace and a private garden. Your room will come with a king-size bed, an extra bed, a shower and bath, and air-conditioning. The minibar can be hired empty or with 'Princess drinks pack'*.
twin room with balcony or terrace
These twin rooms come with either a balcony or a terrace for that extra space outdoors. Your room will come with an extra child bed and air-conditioning. The minibar can be hired empty or with the 'Princess drinks pack'*.
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Tabaiba Princess Hotel - 7 nights all inclusive
Beautiful hotel, very spacious, lovely marble, lots of flowers and shrubs within hotel. Fantastic gardens and swimming pools which earns it's official 4 star rating (definitely NOT 5 star as advertised by First Choice). However there is a serious shortage of parasols, those provided are fixed in the ground, constructed of loose weave straw/cane, offering little shade (we, together with the majority of other guests purchased parasols at the local supermarket who obviously did a roaring trade!) and the artificial beach is more like a gravel pit! The small stones are very difficult to walk on in bare feet and get very hot. Small tables for drinks would be a useful addition (normally supplied in a 4 star hotel). Food in the main self-service restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) very good with ample choice but the air conditioning leaves a lot to be desired, especially when men are required to wear long trousers even though women wearing short, tatty, denim shorts are permitted - sex discrimination? However, one big criticism regarding the food concerns allergies - nuts in particular as one of our party is allergic to nuts - there were cards next to many foods stating the 'allergy' contents but these tended to get moved and it was therefore not fully evident which foods they referred to, there appeared to be lots of nut containing foods which gave the impression that it was the easy option to mark them as 'containing nuts' just in case! This resulted in our 'nut allergy' sufferer not eating any desserts during our holiday - not even vanilla or chocolate ice cream! We tended to use the outside snack bar for lunches which was ample. Premixed cocktails were disappointing and perhaps acceptable during the day but not in the evenings when it would have been nice to have a freshly prepared proper one, as would be expected in a 4 star hotel. Other drinks, soft and alcoholic, OK. Room spacious with plenty of wardrobe/storage space, large bathroom, very clean, large terrace furnished with table plus two chairs. However a charge is made for the use of safe which is not acceptable in a 4 star hotel particularly as the hotel accepts NO responsibility for valuable items not stored in the safe. All Staff, throughout the hotel, were always very helpful, polite, cheerful - excellent service at all times.More
Phyllis H, 187056
Tabaiba ( Ryan Air ) Princess
Just returned from the Tabaiba Princes Sept 1st to Sept 15th 2016 This is not, I repeat NOT a five star hotel, Thomson need to down grade to a 4 at a push. Other all inclusive 5 star hotels we have been in, have a Mini Bar, filled with various drinks, not the Tabaiba, you had to pay to get a fridge in the room!!!!,pay for a safe, pay for WI Fi, get this, the beach towel in your room, you pay 1 euro to get another one !! No umbrella's around the pool or tables by the beds,we had to buy one from the local market, however,the pool area's are very nice. The hotel is very nice, impressive in fact, kept clean by a army of maids ( no men ) Food was basic + with many choices,( the British where in the minority ) Reception, was helpful,when you had there full attention, I reported my sink plug was not moving on 3 occasion's, on the 4th visit I demanded to see the duty manager, my plug was fixed in 10 min!!! The bar staff where not fully trained in the mixture of drinks, they seamed to enjoy the amount of people waiting for drinks. Some of the entertainment was good, if you had enough of the poor local drink inside you, the bad acts where so funny. Despite all the above, we had a great holiday, the weather was hot hot, loved it, and the people we met where awesome ( John & Kay ) Brian FarehamMore
Don't go here. Deceiving hotel!
We stayed here from the 1st-15th September for a couples holiday (24yrs old) expecting a 5* premier all inclusive hotel as sold by First Choice. On entry to the hotel we were welcomed by one staff member. We checked in at around 11:30pm along with another 15+ people. So one staff member was not enough. When checking in they offer you a sandwich and mouldy piece of fruit (left overs from the day). We then went straight up to our room to find the door card did not work! So down we went again to the reception to have our door card activated. When we finally got into our room we found out that we had been given two singles beds rather than a double - which we booked! So down we went again to the reception to question as to why this is and to ask for another room. The receptionist then explains at midnight he cannot do anything so he will write it on the jobs list for the next day and for us to come back tomorrow to ask about it. So the next day we went down before breakfast to ask again as to why we did not have a double room. The rude abrupt reception member of staff then told us it was not possible as Fridays are a big check in day and to come back tomorrow. After this we then began to realise 'tomorrow' was something they always say to guests to palm it off. We did ask a third time but they ended up just giving us a mattress topper over the two single beds to 'make' a double. We accepted this, even though the beds are so uncomfortable! Staff - majority of them have a chip on their shoulder especially the female members of staff. When I went to the bar to get a drink for my boyfriend and I, I was clearly next but the bar lady decided to serve 2 people before me until I then said I am next. In which she replied with great attitude 'you need to speak up and say you are next' when really she looked at me when I came to the bar and every time before she served the other guests. As if she was going to serve me but then she didn't. Some of the staff in the restaurant had bad attitude when asked a question. As if it wasn't there job to help. Also one evening when the food was absolutely shocking! We left our plates full and left the table and the staff member pulled a face and looked at other guests in a manner of shock. When really it was because the food was awful. When asking for a taxi - they have card machines that link up to all taxis in the area and puts a call out. Normally there are taxis waiting outside the hotel but sometimes they aren't. When asking the staff to call a taxi for us it seemed like it was a chore for them to do even though it meant just pressing one button on a machine. Pool area - Again, another deceiving feature. The pools are nice but are sold on the website as 6 different pools when in actual fact there is just one big pool cut into segments and two children's pools. Signs are clearly up stating that no one is allowed to reserve sun beds by putting towels on them but people get up at the crack of dawn to do so and staff seem to accept it. The man made beach area is hardly a beach. It's just gravel which, when it's hot they hurt your feet which was another poor feature. Food & Drink - We were extremely disappointed by how bad most of the food was. Breakfast is the same in any hotel as it is here. They offer hot and cold everyday. But everyday it is exactly the same food on offer. They offer American pancakes everyday with syrup and cream, also fried eggs, bacon and fried tomatoes. Then the usual continental breakfast. Lunch - Again is the same every day with the change up of maybe a different cooked meet. But usually pizza, chips, pasta for hot. Then salad, cheese and cold meats. Dinner - The worst meal of the day. I think majority of it is left over from lunch, especially the salad and fruit offered. They offer something different everyday however the quality of the food is not up to standard of a 5* all inclusive hotel. I would say it's 3+ as it's so basic. Also noticed a couple times there were cockroaches on the floor in the restaurant. The drinks were all watered down and weren't very nice. All served in very small plastic cups or small glasses indoors. We also found that there were a lot of extra charges for things that aren't necessary. They charge for wifi (â¬19 a week)and a fridge which is a joke especially when you pay for an all inclusive holiday. A number of bars and and an outside food area you have to pay for which again as well which isn't fair because you think being an all inclusive hotel everything is within the all inclusive offer. Overall we had a good time in Gran Canaria as there were lots of activities and excursions we did. There are some lovely restaurants in Meloneras too which is less than a 5 min cab journey from the hotel. I would especially recommend El Churassco and Misbah. If you're looking to stay here don't stay at this hotel because there are much better options for the price you pay. We walked into Lopesan Baobab and it looked miles better. We wished we had stayed there instead as it looked like a proper 5 star hotel. More
Just got back from a weeks stay at the Tabaiba side of the two hotels had a lovely stay. All staff were friendly and welcoming we stayed in a junior suite and sadley our aircon was not working we told the reception withing an hour someone came to look at it, i could not be fixed so Roberto from reception changed and upgraded out room and gave us complimentary champagne and food. Even though the first toom was gorgeous on the ground floor the room on the second floor we was moved to was amazing we were really happy. The cleaning staff came everyday and towels can be changed every day if needed always polite and welcoming. As i have food allergies to gluten i was pleasantly surprised to see every day there was signs above the food stating if it contained, eggs, gluten, milk or nuts which was fab for me there was always pleantly of choice. The drinks were pritty straight forward for an all inclusive wine and beer on tap. Me and my partner go to the gym every day so it was nice to see they had a fully equipped gym although they do need some new dumbells as they didnt seem to be many but all in all that is the only complaint i had for this hotel i would definitely stay here again 100% More
such a shame how much it's changed!
Stayed here from Monday 5th September - 12th September 2016. I have been visiting this hotel since I was about 4 years old and I am now 21, It is extremely sad to see how much it has changed and aged over the years, I can't decide whether it's because I'm getting older or not but the standard of the hotel has gone down hill especially now it's all inclusive. It is still a beautiful place and you can't fault the rooms, pools and the reception appearance are all top notch but I think it's in need of a bit of tlc! The food is also excellent with plenty of choice and the all inclusive drinks are spot on with so many options, the maids did an excellent job of cleaning our room it was always spotless! The maids were also extremely pleasant! The staff in the restaurant and in the bar where the main entertainment on were also all very nice and friendly, however in the piano bar I found the bar staff very rude and ignorant, they even whistled at my boyfriend one night because he wasn't paying attention that he was next, disgusting! The reception staff were shocking we weren't greeted at all and the man who served us was to busy talking to his colleagues to even acknowledge us that put us off a lot and that was just at the start! We had travelled all day and just wanted to get settled into our room and have some tea which was delayed by the man taking so long as he was to busy talking! Another turn off is the snack bar, I couldn't fault the food in there but the surroundings are awful there's a very strange smell in there and the pigeons all hover above the tables and poo on the tables, not very hygienic at all! The acts on a night were okayish but like something from Benidorm, we had an Elvis Presley tribute act he wasn't bad, then some men singing opera and one of them had hair like supernoodles it was quite odd, and one of the acts was really bizarre with a woman playing a saxophone while dancing with another man and woman, trust me you it was that bad it was funny! The wooden footpaths are a bit of a hazard and I've seen many people nearly fall over on the uneven ground around the man made beach and swimming pool. I would be extremely apprehensive to stay on the tabaiba side of the hotel again simply because of the amount of Germans were rude and arrogant to us and others while I was there. Also I realised looking at my all inclusive wrist band that there was only 4 stars on my wrist band even though this was sold to us as a 5 star hotel! However over all we have had a lovely holiday and grancanaria never fails to disappoint, I do think though that we paid over the odds for this hotel and probably wouldn't return unless it was improved. More
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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.