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Aparthotel El Trebol
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Avenida De Las Palmeras, 10, Lanzarote, Tenerife
928 590 264
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Great value hotel
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
May 18, 2012
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We stayed at the El Trebol for 10 nights between the 3rd and 13th of May. After reading some of the reviews we were worried as to what to expect but once we arrived we realised there was absolutely nothing to worry about. The hotel is lovely, the ...
We stayed at the El Trebol for 10 nights between the 3rd and 13th of May. After reading some of the reviews we were worried as to what to expect but once we arrived we realised there was absolutely nothing to worry about. The hotel is lovely, the staff are friendly and the entertainment team work very hard indeed. We had an absolutely fantastic holiday.
Ok so the hotel rooms are not 5* but I would not have expected that, they are a very good 3* which is all I could have expected for the price paid. The bathrooms are nice and modern and the shower is excellent. The rooms are cleaned almost every day and the towels were changed every three days. I have to admit the beds are not overly comfy but after a busy day exploring the island that becomes less of a problem. The best part of the room in my opinion was the large balcony. There are two double doors leading from both the bedroom and from the living area onto the balcony. We stayed on the first floor and I found this to be great. The balcony does also have a washing line so you can put your wet clothes out after a day at the pool. The biggest downside to the room however was the lock on the doors leading to the balcony; It was placed in easy reach for my four year old to be able to open by herself which did make me feel uneasy, especially at bedtime.
The main reason we chose this hotel was for the slides pool which we thought would be perfect for our four year old and thankfully she loved them. The water was a tad cold but my daughter didn't mind and I noticed that after you stay in the pool for a little while the water doesn’t feel as cold. We didn’t use the other pools as much but they were all nice and they were cleaned regularly while we were there. The only concern I had with the slides pool is that they don’t get turned on until half past 10 and they are turned off at around 10 past 5. Therefore to gain a sunbed near to the slides pool you have to be down way before they are actually turned on. Yes you do get people who put there towels on the sunbeds a daft o’clock but the morning time is usually windy therefore blowing the towels away. There was always sunbeds available throughout the day but the slides pool only has a small area containing 5 or 6 sunbeds so to get one there you have to be down early. One other problem I found was nude sunbathing, ok so I’m not one for complaining but some people or person was sunbathing topless by the kids pool which I just found totally inappropriate. If you are to do such a demeaning thing you should keep it to your balcony or the adult’s only pool, NOT the kid’s pool. I think the hotel should have more rules in place about this sort of thing. Anyhow we didn’t let it spoil our holiday!
The food was lovely, nothing to complain about there. Although I am a very fussy eater I always found something to eat. For breakfast there was everything you could want on a full breakfast, there was a choice of cereals, a choice of bread rolls, croissants, cakes, doughnut’s etc. but for me the best breakfast was freshly cooked pancakes topped with hot melted chocolate, it was gorgeous! For lunch there was a large choice of food ranging from pastas to pork. There was always a wide choice of different food and there was always chips. The salad bar was also great, it was huge and everything was delicious. Dinner was similar to lunch except there was more choice, lots of different meals to choose from and lots of little snacky bits too such as pizza, chicken wings, ribs etc. Also there were different themed nights, during our 10 days we had an American theme, a Chinese theme and an Italian theme, all were lovely and the choice of different food was welcome. The only downside to dinner was the deserts, everything wobbled? It wasn’t for my liking anyway, there was a choice of ice creams but after eating one that was labelled toffee which actually turned out to be coffee I was a little put off. There is fresh fruit however which is great for the kids.
The all-inclusive drinks are better than expected; there is a wide range in the restaurant such as fizzy drinks, tea and coffee and soft drinks such as orange, apple and pineapple juice. There is also beer, wine and sangria available in the restaurant, these are all help yourself. The pool bar and main bar have a wider choice and when we had ran out of drinks to try the kind bar tenders made us a selection of different cocktails to try out. Although the alcohol is defiantly weaker than normal the drinks are still nice and very refreshing. Especially the orange juice, I would recommend trying that with your breakfast.
The pool bar is fab, it has food such as chips and burgers and it has as much ice cream as you can eat. The pool bar also has better flavours such as strawberry and cookies and cream. There are plenty of places to sit whether inside or out.
The entertainment is ok, it’s not excellent but it’s fun. Much goes on during the day but we never got involved with this although we did sometimes watch and we witnessed things like grown men belly flopping into the pool and holiday reps getting thrown in, which I’m sure is fun for some but it’s not our cup of tea. We would go to the evening entertainment which was much better. It starts at 8 with the dizzy and shades shake down which my daughter loved. It involved lots of games and dancing but they do get parents up to dance so ifs that’s not your thing I wouldn’t advise getting front row seats. Bingo starts at 9 which is rather expensive at 5 euros a night buts it’s fun. The entertainment at 10 differs, one night we had a reptile show which was great and we got pictures taken with the snakes but then another night we had a show called African boys which was dreadful so avoid that one if it comes back again. All in all though the entertainment was ok and it wasn’t all geared towards children, they did have Mr and Mrs while we were there and rock the room which was all good fun but then children loved the stuff like the falcon shows.
The kids club was ok but shame we didn’t know about it earlier. The kids club is right at the back of the hotel where you would never consider looking, we therefore didn’t find out where it was until two days before we were leaving. It’s a shame as my daughter liked the time she did spend there and the kid’s club staff were very nice and friendly. The kids club has some great stuff going on during the day so take a look at it.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday, the hotel was lovely, the staff were lovely and the area was also lovely. There is so much to see and do and I would definitely recommend getting out of the hotel for a couple of days and going on some excursions. We found the Rancho Texas park to be an excellent day out.
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