This place has mountain views, a beach on the doorstep, and a great choice of pools and restaurants.
Locations don’t get much more dramatic than this. One side of the hotel looks out to Los Ajaches mountain range, the other has panoramic views across the Atlantic. Plus the beach is around 10 minutes away on foot.
Within the hotel grounds you’ll find 4 pools in total, a trio of big ones and 1 just for kids. Plus, there are 4 restaurants. Activities are covered with tennis courts and hiking trails.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. 24-hour snacks. Dinner in the international buffet, pizzeria, Mexican or Oriental restaurants.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and spirits 10.00-23.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
With towels, parasols, sunbeds and sun terrace.
International buffet restaurant
Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner with show cooking stations.
Evening entertainment programme
Live music and shows on selected nights.
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royal superior junior suite with balcony or terrace
This airy royal superior junior suite is designed with bright, contemporary touches. There’s a lounge and balcony or terrace area which are perfect for providing that extra bit of space to bring everyone together. You’ll also find a range of home comforts including an audio dock and tea or coffee- making facilities. Sleeping up to 5, there are twin beds and 2 extra beds in the lounge.
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Great for couples
Reception is efficient and friendly, always willing to give advice. Location is furthest hotel from centre of playa blanca but pleasant 15 min walk to Marina (market on Wednesday and Saturday, worth a wander) and then further on to Costa Dorada (pretty beach, loads of good places to eat and quite a few perfume and sunglasses shops!) hotel, well run and organised. Royal elite rooms and service a delight and worth the extra for two adults. No wifi in rooms and sometimes patchy service in the public areas. Meals - choice is very good in the main dining room but let down by the noise and bustle of the experience. Solution is to eat outside where ambience is more civilised. The hotel lacks an a la carte dining experience where you are greeted and served. The booked Chinese and Mexican are only different buffets, albeit in nicer surroundings. Entertainment was variable although the highlight of the week was the Lion King, worth staying up for. Plenty of good service, sufficient su lounges and lovely pool area - heated pool was still quite cool! Saw lots of families enjoying daytime activities and they seemed well organised.More
L S, 186258
Third time at this lovely hotel
As usual, the room, food, bars and staff were all as good as you can get. The bed was massive! The daily room service was spot on. We tried the extra food choices (still free in an all inc deal) which were both great (Mexican and Asian). The standard restaurants had a great selection of foods too. The adult only Green bar was relaxing as was what we called the 'balcony bar' where you could sit with a drink looking out to sea. The wi-Fi was in the main areas but we found that it reached to the room too. If we had to post a negative, the workmen renovating the corridor above us started at 8am. This didn't bother us too much but we're early risers anyway. Overall, a wonderful week. We'll certainly be making visit number 4 one day.More
Good family holiday
Overall as a family with two little ones under the age of four, we thought this was a good hotel. We had read some of the reviews beforehand and whilst some of these were understandable, I would definitely rate this hotel and we would consider returning. Our room was in Block G, over the supposed 'wasteland' people had previously referred to. I actually liked the view!! It was quiet and peaceful and the ocean was also in sight. The animation team were great, my little ones loved them. The Mexican restaurant is worth a visit, the food was amazing and it was lovely and clean with great service. The courtesy bus is good but if you can walk to the Marina from the hotel I would recommend it as it is a nice walk along the coastal path. The only 'gripe' as such was the water situation. Whilst in practice it is a good idea, you could see people drinking directly from a bottle then filling their bottle up from the water machines. Unfortunately this is the guests that cause more of an issue with this (bit like the woman in the restaurant who was seen tasting some of the food in the restaurant straight off the serving spoon and then putting it back in the dish of food for the next person......disgusting!!) rather than the hotel but I suppose that's people for you and that could happen anywhere. The snack bar is a great idea and I ventured down here for an early morning cup of coffee which was really nice whilst hubby and the babies had a lie in. Ahmed there is very friendly and was always polite and sociable. I'm sure we will return one day....I just wish we had stayed a little bit longer!!More
Marie C, 503869
Fantastic location, fantastic hotel
I have just stayed for one week at this hotel with my sister, travelling via hassle-free Exeter Airport . We had booked a superior room with guaranteed sea view and that is exactly what we got. Block G top floor is the place to be for peace and quiet. It was hard to tell if we had neighbours or not. Our only complaint was on arrival, on time. We were informed by a slightly indifferent receptionist that our room wouldn't be ready for some two and a half hours. We were tired and hot, put our luggage in the locker room, but had to keep our hand luggage and continue to wear our flight clothes. We eventually found the restaurant for lunch, but could not do very much afterwards but wait in reception. This is a matter that we will take up with Thomson. However, once we reached our rooms we were able to unwind and relax. A few moments after arrival, a bottle of Cava was delivered to the room as a surprise for my sister's imminent birthday - it pays to email the hotel in advance, which is what I did and my request was acknowledged. The hotel is a maze and takes some getting used to. There were many quiet places to sit away from the crowds, the snack bar food was excellent as was the food in the busy main restaurant. We went to the Mexican restaurant, which was also self-service but drinks were served. The food everywhere was outstanding. Our main gripe was the endless, sometimes quite loud and obtrusive music blaring out around the heated pool. Not really necessary, unless there was an activity to join in. The hotel lies at the far end of Playa Blanca, with the Papagayo beaches to one side - well worth the trek and the Rubicon Marina with its twice weekly market and Playa Blanca beyond. The walk to the marina is breathtaking, offering many place to sit and take in the views. We took advantage of the regular free shuttle bus to and from the hotel to Playa Blanca itself, although you are dropped at quite a distance from the resort centre. What a wonderful place - lots of shops, bars and restaurants right on the sea front with views over to Fuerteventura that are truly outstanding. If you pick this hotel, you won't be disappointed.More
Golden Wedding Anniversary.
My wife and I have just returned from a two week stay at the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort.The holiday was to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary so as a special treat I booked a Royal Junior Suite. There are only 15 suites and they are all located in Block D, five on each of the three levels 5,6 and 7.They are situated in a quiet location very close to the sea with stunning views across to Fuerteventura. All the suites are very tastefully furnished and have many extras,i.e. jacuzzi,music centre, two large televisions,air conditioning all year round,4 large wardrobes,two very large full length mirrors,Dulce Gusto coffee maker,kettle with large variety of teas and coffees and naturally so much space and two balconies one of which has two sun loungers. In addition by booking a suite you also have all the benefits of Royal Elite guests. During our stay a brand new Royal Elite restaurant was opened for both breakfast and the evening meal.The restaurant was excellent with a very nice ambience.Light and airy with lovely sea views.During the evening meal your wine is waiter served. Unfortunately I did encounter a problem at the hotel which I reported to reception.This was taken up personally by Natalia Bravo de Laguna the Assistant Manager.I was extremely impressed by her professionalism and thorough investigation into the matter.It was immediately resolved to our complete satisfaction and on our return to our suite in the evening there awaiting us was a box of chocolates .This kind gesture was greatly appreciated. My wife and I had a truly memorable holiday.We were blessed with glorious weather.We also met some very nice people during our stay and many evenings were spent on Elite Sun Lounge chatting and watching the spectacular sunsets,with a glass or two of any premier drink you could wish for. I would strongly recommend the Royal Elite upgrade which is worth every penny and for that extra bit of luxury you will not be disappointed with the outstanding Junior SuitesMore
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