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Overview
The Barcelo Margaritas is one of the flagship hotels of Barcelo Hotels & Resorts in the Canary Islands. It is situated in the Playa del Ingles, the island of Gran Canarias main tourist centre. There is a wide variety of services and facilities on offer. This hotel is ideal for families as it is situated right by a buzzing day and night time tourist area.

How far is the nearest beach?
Located 1.5km away

Distance from Airport
The hotel is located 30km from the airport

Rooms
The hotel has 490 rooms, each with a balcony, air conditioning, fully equipped bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, mini-bar (upon request at an extra charge), telephone, and a safety deposit box (Local Charge).

Food & Beverage
Enjoy the finest speciality cuisine in the area, with a buffet restaurant and 2 grills located on its magnificent terrace. In the hotel guests will have the variety of 4 bars.

All Inclusive Food & Drinks
The AI programme consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner, all buffet style, served in the main restaurant. Theme dinner takes place twice weekly. During meals house wine, local beer and soft drinks are offered. Snacks such as sandwiches, hamburgers, French fries, hot dogs, etc are available between noon & 18:00 (except when lunch is served) in the main restaurant, as well as tea & coffee time with cakes & dessert ice cream from 15:00-18:00. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like aperitifs, beer, cocktails, soft drinks, brandy, cognac, whiskey, liqueurs, special drinks, sherry and hot drinks (coffee, chocolate, cocoa, etc) are served from 10:00-23:00 at selected bars.

Sports & Entertainment
Very nice pool area with two adult swimming pools as well as two children’s pools. Sun-beds and umbrellas around the area. Disco, hairdresser, sauna (with extra charge), several shops table tennis, Mini Club, and an entertainment - leisure area with games. Sports facilities include a gym, five-a-side football, tennis (extra charge), volleyball, French bowls, mini golf and shooting range to name but a few. Facilities are available in the area to practice water sports.

All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment
Sport facilities at the hotel include organised daytime & evening entertainment programme for adults & children (including competitions, professional shows, bingo, dancing games and prizes), tennis (upon reservation), water polo, aqua gym, bowls, table tennis, rifle-shooting (16 yrs and over), mini golf, shuffleboard, football, fitness area, two swimming pools for adults and two for children and separate nudist roof-top terrace. There is also free shuttle to/from Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas several times daily and lunch box for excursionists (upon request).

Chargeable Extras
Room service, in-room mini bars (on request), floodlit tennis, sauna as well as board & room day use (max up to 23:00 - upon request) are available at a charge.

All Inclusive General Info
Some products not included in the AI package may be purchased with discount. The AI board ends at 12:00 on departure date. Alcoholic drinks are only served to adults.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 1843 reviews
 

Needs to define its target market

26 July 2015

This is the 5th time we have stayed here- we have business locally and it's the most convenient place for us to stay. The hotel has made lots of improvements over the last couple of years, but it...

This is the 5th time we have stayed here- we have business locally and it's the most convenient place for us to stay. The hotel has made lots of improvements over the last couple of years, but it still doesn't feel like it has quite made up its mind what its target market is. In general the facilities are good. I do not, however want to spend my evenings sitting on a plastic chair in a fog of cigarette smoke watching some awful "show" in the evenings. I am very happy to pay the very reasonable supplements for better wine/cocktails, but the only place to try and have a quiet drink, away from the "show" and the cigarette smoke is at the bar inside by the main restaurant. This bar is in the main corridor of the hotel, and feels like it, with no atmosphere or attempt to make it an alternative evening venue. There is a lovely bar by the second swimming pool which closes at 6pm, it would have been really nice for this to have been used in the evenings. There are a real mixed bag of customers at the hotel, but I have to say that this time, there were many more people who were using the opportunity of the all inclusive facility to get completely wasted, which was just unpleasant. There are many members of staff who have been there for a long time who are fantastic, but the way the management team organise the staffing levels and function of the bars and main restaurant puts the staff under a lot of pressure. The top swimming pool offers Balinese sun beds at a supplement, with waiter service. It is impossible to get waiter service, when there are only 2 members of staff assigned to manage the bar, the all inclusive food and drink area, take food orders, clear tables etc in a full hotel. Likewise the main restaurant is in effect nothing other than a canteen. The staff work frantically hard to clear and reset the tables, but dinner is simply a tick box excersise for feeding a lot of people. In short, I think the hotel is currently providing well for people who want to drink all day, eat pretty basic food, smoke and take part in karaoke in the evening. The hotel is not providing any options for those of us who would like to enjoy a quiet drink or a nice bottle of wine in the evening in pleasant surroundings, or get the additional service that has been paid for, which the staff are desperate to provide, but the management approach is simply not enabling.

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Some of these low marks

20 July 2015

Firstly I'm a genuine reviewer, lots of fake scoring of this hotel negative and positive on tripadvisor. I've been to Gran Canaria twice now, third stay in a Barcelo in total. The hotel is excellent...

Firstly I'm a genuine reviewer, lots of fake scoring of this hotel negative and positive on tripadvisor. I've been to Gran Canaria twice now, third stay in a Barcelo in total. The hotel is excellent you pay for what you get, If you want Gormet varying dining every night it's not for you. It's buffet it's quick it's cooked and it's what your getting for the price. Unlike my last Barcelo trips the chefs now ask how you want your steak or eggs cooked and there is a selection of spices and condiments to spice up your food. The hotel itself is an ideal size, we had an apartment (2 adults and 2 kids) it's self catering if needed. The beds are very comfy (Rui and Hilton awful the only mattress I can remember being better was a Hyatt). Pools are great, beach bar etc etc etc. Ok negatives - no bingo (ha ha ha). Rose wine awful..... Ahhh struggling .... Ok there is no English TV (only sky news and BBC yawn world). THE END

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Great holiday, back again this year.

20 July 2015

Love this hotel. My fiancée and I stayed here for a week back in September (our 2nd visit). The hotel is brilliant. Rooms are bright and modern and cleaned every day. Food is good, there's always a...

Love this hotel. My fiancée and I stayed here for a week back in September (our 2nd visit). The hotel is brilliant. Rooms are bright and modern and cleaned every day. Food is good, there's always a good choice and we never found anything to be cold. Love the self service drinks, saves you waiting to be served. There were always plenty of sun beds available. The hotel is well placed in the resort. Only a short walk to the yumbo centre and there are shops near by too. In a great location so there's no noise at night. the hotel provides a free bus service to playa del ingles beach and maspalomas, which I highly recommend using. We genuinely cannot fault anything in this hotel. The staff are pleasant and welcoming. Ignore the bad reviews as these people are clearly far to picky and really should go and stay in other 4 star hotels to see how good this one actually is. Give this hotel a try, you won't regret it!!

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Really nice staff and great hotel

20 July 2015

We had a really good time, the food was great, the staff were excellent, can't fault the hotel in any way. The pool area had more than enough sunbeds with areas around the pool and quiet areas above...

We had a really good time, the food was great, the staff were excellent, can't fault the hotel in any way. The pool area had more than enough sunbeds with areas around the pool and quiet areas above the pool. The room were well furnished with good comfortable beds.

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Mini Golf
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (Extra Fee)
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
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