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 25 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.
Facilities► View all
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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1 bedroom family room with balcony or terrace
These 1 bedroom family rooms come with either a balcony or a terrace for that extra space outdoors. Your room will come with an extra bed, shower, and air-conditioning. The minibar can be hired empty or with 'Princess drinks pack'*.
suite with balcony or terrace
These suites come with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning and satellite TV.
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Take no notice of the negative reviews!!!
My wife and I stayed here for a week in November. In the run up to us visiting there was a run of bad reviews and we was feeling quite nervous. We arrived to a fantastic reception area, very grand. There was a queue at checkin, but there was 3 or 4 receptionists and the queue disappeared rather quickly. We was checked in by a very friendly member of staff more than happy to answer any questions we had. We had emailed through in advance and requested a room higher up and this is what we received. The room was very nice and cleaned to a good standard. We did however end up moving rooms after the first night as we was right opposite the lifts and this was really noisy. The staff were really accommodatimg in moving us to a new quieter room overlooking the garden areas. Again the room was very nice. There was however a problem with ants in the bathroom which the hotel could do with sorting but that was one of only 2 negatives we found with the hotel all week. The pool area is amazing with fantastic garden areas, you get the feeling of being anywhere in the world when led on the sunbeds under the palm trees. The pool was very clean as the surrounding areas was. The staff, I must say work extremely hard at this hotel, from the reception to the cheffs are very friendly. I think all the negative feedback about them is unfair. I think it says more about the people complaining (a smile and a polite hello doesn't cost a penny). We never had a problem. A special mention to Juan Carlos in the restaurant, showing us to our table every morning, lunch and night. He was fantastic. We really enjoyed the fact you could have a drink at all baring one bar on the all inclusive. There was a choice of 4 different bars in the evening each offering different entertainment. Our second niggle was the snack bar by the pool, it felt rather untidy. I think this could do with sorting somehow. We ate in the dining room every day and there was plenty of choice, good well cooked hot fresh food. Very impressed. Overall we had an really good week here and would definitely go back. On the Thomson side of things they falsely advertise the hotel as 5* it's more like a 4*, (i think its the facilities available) you go with this in mind you won't be disappointed. It's more like a 25 min walk to the front, not the 15 mins it states online. We had a couple of issues with the bus times but the rep was very apologetic and she sorted the problem brilliantly. A must is the blanket trip, that was really good. We had a fantastic time. Great hotel, really nice food, really friendly staff, in all a brilliant week away. More
This is NOT a 4 star hotel 3 at best !
A catalogue of dissatisfaction, no sunbeds available due to people putting towels on the night before then not using them all day. Rude staff in the Maspalomas princess restaurant next door, flies on the food in the pool restaurant which should be covered. Cheap brands of alcohol for all inclusive residents and 2nd class service. I had a constant stomach upset because of this.More
A fair review
My partner and I have just spent a week here, All Inclusive and we've enjoyed it. Friendly staff, relaxing and beautiful grounds to walk around and admire the foliage. Dining: Various foods (including a gluten-free section) which were different each day and night. The waiting staff were friendly (especially the man with the moustache) and quick to clear the tables. They had a Mexican theme one night and had a little band walking round playing music which was fun. The sushi / sashimi was tasty - the chef stood there and made it infront of you which was a nice touch. Pool and surrounding areas: Clean pool which was never too busy and we found a sun bed every day. They had sandwiches, fruit salad, salad, biscuits, fruits, chips, burgers, teas, water on tap and hot dogs. You could ask the barman for other drinks too. Volleyball, football, yoga and zumba every day. Rooms: Clean. The pillows were quite hard. We had a garden view. Entertainment: We enjoyed watching the kids dancing at the disco in the evening on the Maspalomas side of the hotel and the acts were enjoyable. Pool tables! There is a kids' play area, crazy golf and giant chess around one side of the hotel. There is a pharmacy, salon, clothes shops, a souvenir shop and plenty of seating all around the hotel to chill out. The white outside seating next to the indoor bar is especially nice as it's surrounded by relaxing music :) Location: A 20 minute walk to Meloneras and the sand dunes which feels a lot quicker than that as it's a straight walk. More
Don't believe everything you read - This place is great.
Spent a week "all inclusive" here from 12th to 19th November with wifey all booked through Thomson/First Choice. Like a lot of reviewers having read some of the reviews we wondered what we had let ourselves in for. All I can say is please don't base your opinions on all those negative Nelly's and their complaints. Check In - We had hired a car so beat the coach to the hotel. Arrived at check in and were greeted by very friendly staff who got us sorted in no time at all. Booked a safe for the week but didn't bother with a fridge/minibar or the wifi (reasonable 3g signal all round the complex and I have cheap roaming). Had asked for a higher floor quiet room and were not to be disappointed. Room - We were given Room 2231 which was a twin room with the beds pushed together although separately made up. There was a small flat screen TV, a table and chairs in the room, table an chairs on the balcony and ample storage. Our room overlooked part of the courtyard with its palm trees, gardens, sun beds and the occasional cat. It was quiet and just what we wanted. The bathroom was clean and tidy, good fixed shower head (powerful too) and bath and very hot water if you want it. The beds are quite firm as it the supplied pillow. A quick trip back to reception secured the delivery of mattress toppers and extra pillows that made all the difference. The blackout curtain worked very well making the room lovely and dark even in the brightest sunshine. If we had a criticism of the room its one for gadget freaks. There is only one power socket left available in the room and with us both having phones, tablets and watches requiring charging a socket doubler was an essential extra to pack. Food and Drink - Entered the restaurant for the first time with a little trepidation, given some of the other reviews, but need not have worried. We happened to arrive on their Oriental themed night and were greeted by the sight of a sushi chef preparing fresh sushi and other chefs preparing various delicacies. We were seated quickly and set off to explore the options. Every night there was a good range of dishes to suit all tastes, yes some had more flavour than others and looked more appealing, but what we chose to eat was all fine. The all inclusive drinks were OK but nothing special but being free who particularly cares. The local brew inclusive beer was fine and tipping the bar staff a euro normally ensured the provision of a large glass which you then kept topping up all evening. The Piano Bar staff were all pretty good save for one individual whom we think was beginning to realise hotel work was not for him and he disappeared before the end of the week. All other included bars were fine. There are a couple of "premium' bars where you could pay for your alcohol but we never used them so it would be unfair to comment on those. Pool and surroundings - We are not really pool people liking to get out and about and explore however we did have some pool time. Plenty of sun beds, nice surroundings, a slightly dodgy choice of sand for the beaches and pool bars. Not much else needed really. I will say that the reviewers who mention the birds in the outside cafe are right. they can get in and do what birds do. That said, i don't know how the hotel can do anything about it without making the cabin enclosed which would then detract from its purpose of allowing you to sit down, eat a snack, have a drink and still be able to see the pools and enjoy the weather. Birds get in, birds will poop, live with it. Location - For us this is the one reason we give only 4 stars in the review. As lovely as the hotel is and with everything it has to offer it is rather out on a limb where it is. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel is one small supermarket (attached to a neighbouring chalet style resort) and two dodgy looking eateries that did not look overly clean in passing. Although all inclusive we do like to have the option to eat out if we want and that means a 25-30 minute walk alongside the dry canal down to Meloneras to find any civilisation and decent food. You also have to do this walk if you want to visit the dunes (which we would recommend although there are a number of fat, naked, balding males to be found sunning themselves in the area) However if you are happy to stay at the hotel then everything is fine. Overall we had a great time at this hotel so don't be put off by the negative reviews and give this place a chance, like us you will be pleasantly surprised.More
Peter B, 503769
Welcomed like family, first class service and first class cuisine.
Took our holiday a month earlier than usual due to my wife pre-arranging a UK seniors holiday in November. Do not know if its usual to have more than one day of rain in October (as we had three) because we have not found this to be the case in November. We have nothing but praise for the Tabaiba Princess as nothing is too much trouble. The reception desk always ready to sort out any query or problem one being Roberto who even knew my name. As usual the restaurant staff were always happy and ready to attend to your needs even if there was a little bit of language barrier (as we don't speak German - lol). The head waiter? Juan Carlos welcomed us like family. I dont know if they especially favour those that come regularly (yearly) because each year we have had a better positioned room (in relation to the sun) or perhaps it is because I say the only thing they could improve on is to have a naturist/nudist/naturismo area as do some other prestigious hotels. Thankfully for her good health my wife says she hopes to carry on working in her sssssh70sss to be able to fund another holiday almost second to none.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.