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Sol Barbacan

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Spain, Europe
Playa del Ingles

This complex is situated on the popular Avenida de Tirajana, on the charming island of Gran Canaria. Guests will find themselves within easy access of Playa del Ingles, as well as a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. The complex is located just 200 metres away from links to the public transport network, while the airport lies just 30 km away. This modern complex features beautifully-appointed apartments and bungalows, meeting the needs of every type of traveller. The accommodation options come well equipped with modern amenities for added comfort and convenience. The complex affords a wide range of modern amenities, ensuring that every type of traveller enjoys a memorable stay.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • 24-hour reception
  • Wired Internet*
  • Wi-fi
  • Car hire
  • Transfer service
  • Laundry service
  • Launderette*
  • Medical service*
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Currency exchange facilities
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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Good location but average, basic hotel

Review by Alex G London, United Kingdom

The hotel has a good location but otherwise is distinctly average. I think it is oriented towards an older Dutch/German customer who likes hotels as they were in the 70s. There is a programme of 'entertainment' that will efficiently disrupt any attempts at peace with a seemingly endless bingo broadcast by loudspeaker throughout the afternoon...

The rooms are basic but large and the aircon works well. They have no toiletries or tea coffee etc though there is a kettle and two coffee machines. There was a sign saying you can pay extra for coffee pods (although when we tried this the grouchy reception woman just said no). The bathroom has been refurbished by painting over the tiles with white paint and this is starting to peel. The cleaning is so so. One wing of the hotel gets no sun as the balconies face north. If you get one of these I suggest immediately asking to change as it makes a big difference.

The breakfast is a particular weakness. I often had to leave items that were inedible - chlorinated mushrooms, packing polystyrene cereal, machine regurgitated coffee, elderly pineapple (going a bit brown). The other guests seemed quite frenzied snatching at the food but I have idea why. On the other hand some of the older ones seemed to be dozing off next the the toaster. This hotel is fine but not 4 star and definitely not worthy of the rating it has on TripAdvisor.

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OK hotel, but not worth the premium over others in the area

Review by danco28 Brighton, United Kingdom

This hotel is in a very good location for the Yumbo centre and not too far from the beach. The room is fine, but quite basic. One wing of the hotel (facing the road) does not catch any sun during the day which is a pain if you're on that side...

The staff are variable - one receptionist was very grumpy with us (and for no apparent reason). The breakfast buffet is also variable - I could tell the fruit and rolls seemed like they had been put out again from the day before. It was also quite hectic. The hotel holds lots of events during the day and evening (bingo, singers etc). There are plenty of hotels in this area and I wouldn't choose this one over other, cheaper, options in future.

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Not as good as it was

Review by joopR3731LS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bungalows are nice. The hotel staff seemed sometimes more concerned with COVID regulations than with our vacation, which was a bummer. Dinner buffet was also less varied and less fresh than our previous visits...

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The Best of Holidays

Review by hennie829

Since 40 years, we stay in Barbacan! Every time we are there, The team of Barbacan makes our holiday the best event of the year! Even our children mention this complex and the people to their favorite place to stay......

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Very friendly staff! Very Melia feel and experience!

Review by bajbaje United Kingdom

I have stayed at Melia in Sitges and get an excellent experience every time, so I had high expectations for Barbacan, and it delivered.

The hotel staff made us feel at home. Special mention to restaurant staff Sito and Carmen, who greeted us very enthusiastically and made our dining experience extremely enjoyable.

The room was spacious, and Kitchen Area was fully equipped with a coffee maker and pod machine. Good A/C and powerful hot shower.

The living area was spacious and well laid out, large balcony with two deck chairs for sun lounging and a table to dine on the balcony.

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