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“Fantastic Location, Villa and Service”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Danny B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location, Villa and Service”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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I booked this villa for a group of thirteen 18 year olds for a ‘post-exam’ holiday. We were all apprehensive about booking our first holiday, however from start to finish the communication we received from Janet and Gary was first class, they answered all of our questions quickly and put our minds at rest. Upon arrival our transfer, organised by the owners, picked the group up on time and took us to the villa where Gary was waiting. He showed me around the villa, provided us with a local map and circled some areas where he thought we would like to go, also answering questions about transport, the beach (about a 20-30 minute walk, or a €3 taxi ride) and supermarkets. The next day Gary took four of us to their local, cheap supermarket and we stocked up on food, greatly appreciated! There are some smaller shops not too far away as well.
We spent a good three weeks deciding on place and accommodation and we jointly decided this villa was our best find. We were not wrong; it was spacious enough for 13 people, despite 8 being advertised, with 3 bedrooms and a sofa bed, 3 bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. I think I can speak for the whole group when I say by far the best feature was the heated pool. Deeper and warmer than we thought, perfect after a late night. The roof terrace was also a great space for sunbathing. The communal ‘Lagoon’ pool was great too, although not heated it was better for ball games; there was also a salt water pool. The location was great too, a few minutes walk to the Yumbo Centre where there are plenty of bars. The Kasbah wasn't far either, here there are some brilliant clubs like Pacha and MTV. One word of warning, be wary of Reps on the street trying to get people into their clubs. The deals aren't always great, especially the MTV boat party and this ‘ticket’ that would get you on a bar crawl every other day, avoid! Despite this, Beer was really cheap, a pint was €2.50, Corona €2, and spirit-type drinks are about €5-8; we found many great bars with great atmospheres in both centres so don't be put off.
Along with the two centres, we'd recommend a trip to Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan. We caught the bus (about €4.50 return to Puerto Rico) and then a boat to Mogan (€6 ish from PR) where we found some great beaches and restaurants. Locally, there was a restaurant called The Red Cow and a bar called Shenanigans both owned by this lovely English lady, where we went for breakfasts, meals and the occasional drink in the evenings, highly recommend. In addition there was a bar on the ‘Holycan’ complex less than a minute walk away. It is owned by this guy who got very familiar with our group as we went there every day; free WIFI, awesome German beer and a Rum & Coke speciality.
Finally, we would wholeheartedly recommend the villa and Gran Canaria to families, couples and groups of people. Gary and Janet were brilliant, helpful and cooperative. Thanks!

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Liked best: The pool!
Travelling group: Large Group
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Catherine...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Myself and a large group of friends stayed at this villa for 1 week in July and had the most incredible time! Booking was so straight forward thanks to Janet, as was the transfer both to and from the airport with the help of Gary, who was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome from start to finish.

We got far more from the villa than we expected for the price that we paid. The location was great (very close to shops, bus station and the Yumbo Centre), which also meant that taxis to places such as the beach and the Kazbah were very cheap - although, it wasn't a long walk to either. The villa also draws great benefits from the Lagoon pool, which although is shared with other surrounding villas was a very quiet and relaxing place to go.

The villa itself was very spacious, with a lovely pool and sun terrace that we all massively enjoyed! It has absolutely everything you could possibly need and we were very comfortable for the time we were there. Not only this, but as a group of young people we also felt safe, which was very important to us. We split the reasonable fee for air-con between us which I would recommend. There is the option for wi-fi, however there is also a bar directly opposite the villa that provides this service for free.

100% would not hesitate to recommend this - if we ever return to Gran Canaria, I'm sure we'll be in touch! Many thanks to both Janet and Gary.

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Mel H
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Well I can't rave about this villa enough.

Location
20 minutes from the Airport. We advised that we would need to take a taxi as a member of the group had a disability. Cheap as chips. Everywhere was within walking distance of the villa so didn't really need to bother with taxis

Villa
We were met at the villa by a lovely guy call Gary, who explained that he was running behind schedule, however would come back later to take us to the supermarket so we were able to pick up the essentials and a bite to eat. Usually we are given the keys and that's it, so this was a refreshing change. The villa was clean & presentable it also had all the amenities that made it feel like a "home away from home" like a dishwasher, washing machine, cooker...also there was stereo to listen to choons from home and wifi. The pool was heated so it was nice to dip our toes after our flight, but if you fancied a cooler dip the lagoon which you are supplied keys for and has bouncy grass is alternative option. Also if you are feeling brave with intense, there is a spiral staircase to the rooftop which has sunloungers and a terracotta table if you want to eat dinner. Wouldn't recommend lunch as it would recook up there

A member of the group celebrated his birthday whilst we were there and Gary bought a cake and candles which was lovely and unexpected.

After our last villa rental (which was a disaster) I was sceptical about renting again, but I'm so glad I did. The communication with Janet was second to none and the hospitality by Gary was more than exceptional

This was a enjoyable, relaxing holiday which was made more relaxing with the treatment that we received

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Jill J
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic experience from booking to leaving!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
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Villa Bahamas also known as villa Holycan is a superb villa with everything you require in terms of space, location and facilities. Enjoyed a fantastic week in the sunshine with friends.
The best thing about the holiday was the friendly but professional experience that Janet and Gary provided from ease of booking, informed updates, cheap transfers and general excellent service from booking online to leaving the villa and being waved off on our transfer to the airport.
The location of the villa is brilliant, walking distance to the Yumbo centre 3-4 mins and a cheap taxi fair between 3-5 euros to the Kazbah, Irish Centre and Maspalomas.
The villa itself had a lovely private pool, dining area, sun terrace, plenty of chairs, loungers, dining table outside, as well as a beautiful lagoon pool within the complex 1 minute away.
We would highly recommend this villa to all, it was excellent!

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Liked best: Service provided by the owners was outstanding.
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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manton165
London
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

2 times me and my family have stayed, and cannot fault this villa or Gary the owner and the swift service you receive is perfect stress free transfers, greeted warmly, pool cleaned, very large and spacious, caters for many different needs,

i.e first time I went was with my family, sisters, kids was great, Second time was with the Lads (great laugh) and so much so we hope to be returning some time this summer, Situated bang on, 5 mins walk shops bars and restaurants, very private and safe. Clean,

Also a great choice of books if your in to that haha!, Massive shared pool 2 minz away from villa on the complex with a spar at the back of it handy when thirsty or just hung-over, this pool is big, clean nice to cool off, highly recommend, see you soon

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