Dalias, 11, San Agustin, Canary Islands, Spain
"During the COVD pandemic we were unsure what to expect. The hotel was meticulously clean throughout all areas, and all COVID measures were active and apparent. Location: Directly on the beach - steps from the sand. You were able to walk for miles long the lovely sandy bay. We managed around 4 miles each way, but could have gone further. It was about 25 minutes walk to Playa del Ingles and a further 5 minutes to the start of the sand dunes. Sea warm enough to swim in in November! Having walked extensively we found this hotel location and beach area to be our favourite. Parking - free parking just to the side of the hotel. Paid parking also available. Bedrooms: We had a top floor premium room. Views were amazing. Room spacious and terrace had a table and chairs and two sun loungers. The bath room area was modern and intergral to the room which did mean the toilet was only divided by obscurred glass - but not an issue for us. Bathrobes, slippers, safety deposit box, fridge and hairdryer in room. We asked for a kettle and this was provided with no issue. Rooms were cleaned daily, although we opted to have them cleaned every other day. Restaurant: Choice of outside and inside seating with all tables socially distanced. It was warm enough to eat outside for all meals without a jacket. Breakfast- Good variety of fresh fruit, juices, breads, pastries, cooked buffet, plus freshly cooked eggs and omlettes. Champagne available every morning. Lunch - selection of salads, hot buffet, desserts and cheeses and freshly cooked meat and fish option every day. Dinner - salad selction, occassional themed starter (cold meats, sushi) , pasta station, hot buffet selection, desserts and cheeses and freshly cooked meat and fish selction. We were on fully inclusive for 10 days and found the variety fine throughout our stay, I particularly loved the fresh fish options. Drinks attentively refilled. Bar: Great bar service. Cava and cocktails (freshly made) available all day, aperol spritz etc. All top shef brands including Bombay sapphire and Jack Daniels available on F/I. Cake available mid afternoon. Pool - 2 pools - one infinity which we preferred, although slightly cooler than the main pool, still able to comfortably swim in November. Main pool (larger and seemed warmer). Premium rooms had access to another area with soft comfy beds on a raised terrace. Pools towles avilable and exchangeable as required. Gym - small but functional gym. Due to covid was necessary to pre book, which was good as it meant you had the gym to yourself. Towels, water and sanitising materials provided. Spa - didn't use the spa (although included in the premium room). Price offers seemed very reasonable and would have liked to have used if we had more time. Staff - fantastic!! All staff were friendly, helpful and very attentive. Big thank you to Jennifer, Terre, Juan and sorry I can't remember their names but the two bar men - maybe enlarge badge names. Overall: An amazing, restful tri"
"My partner and I stayed at the hotel for a week in February for some winter sun.. The hotel is lovely and situated right on the beach. Upon arrival we were checked in but had to leave our bags in a room as our room wasn’t ready yet . We went for lunch on the terrace and enjoyed the sunshine, view and excellent food. Our room was one of the duplex suites and was absolutely superb. We had two bathrooms , and a fantastic terrace, which we used to sit on to enjoy the sun with drinks. The room was clean and spacious, we loved the turn down service and chocolates. Especially on Valentines night. The toiletries were excellent and we both slept very well in the comfortable beds , although a double bed would have been preferable. The food in the main restaurant was good but we found it a bit repetitive, even though it was of an excellent standard. One night we went out as we wanted to be waited on and not have buffet food. The choices at breakfast were excellent and we loved the array of juices and smoothies , and of course the Cava too, what better way to start the day!. The bar staff were excellent and they looked after us very well indeed. The evening entertainment was ok however it was not very lively on some evenings We had superb weather so enjoyed walks along the beach and promenade. The holiday was just what we needed and we would recommend the hotel. We will be returning for more sun ☀️."
"My wife and I had a week at the Don Gregory in February and loved every minute. Our room was very large and well equipped, and the whole of the hotel exuded a sense of relaxation and luxury without being "over the top" The sandy beach is right in front of the hotel but we preferred the large immaculate pool area, well equipped with more than enough comfortable sun loungers, most of the time. You can walk along the long sea side promenade, which passes right in front of the hotel, and there are plenty of shops and bars a bit further along if you need them. The food was excellent and the hotel also has entertainment each night in a separate lounge/bar area."