Occidental Margaritas - Playa del Ingles (Gran Canaria)27.762844, -15.580507
ex. Barcelo Margaritas
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Design Hotels in Spain
The Occidental Margaritas Hotel lies in a tourist area of Playa del Ingles within a 30-minute walk of Las Burras Beach, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool and a beauty shop. The comfortable hotel was built in 1974 and refurbished in 2012.
A magnificent setting offers an easy access to restaurants, golf courses and pubs as well as boasts proximity to a valley and a tropical garden. The property is located 1 km away from Playa del Ingles city center with a lighthouse and a temple nearby.
The hotel is easy access to the local beach in Playa del Ingles.
Gran Canaria airport can be reached by car within 35 minutes.
The property comprises 491 bright guestrooms with a panoramic view on the sea. Room facilities also include a dishwasher, a fridge and kitchenware for self-catering.
Eat & Drink
A day at Occidental Margaritas Hotel begins with a complimentary breakfast. The restaurant serves international dishes. Guests can relax in the disco bar serving alcoholic drinks. Serving a wide range of dishes, Gran Cafe Latino and Restaurant China town can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.
The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 12 per person per night.
The hotel provides guests with car and bicycle rental services.
Beach facilities at Occidental Margaritas Hotel include outdoor chaise lounges, umbrellas and towels. Boating, table tennis and tennis as well as a gym, aqua fitness and a fitness centre will help travelers keep fit.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site at EUR 10 per day.
Year renovated: 2012. Number of floors: 8. Number of rooms: 491.
EUR 10 per day
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Aqua fitness
- Tennis court
- Golf course
- Billiard tables
- Table tennis
- Room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Self-service laundry
- Dry cleaning
- Medical facilities service
- Wake up service
- Shops/Commercial services
- Bell staff/Porter
- All inclusive
- Restaurant buffet
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Babysitting/Child services
- Children's menu
- Children's pool
- Children's play area
- Kids club
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Beach access
- Live entertainment
- Night club
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- Sea view
- Garden view
- City view
- Mountain view
- Pool view
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
- Internet television
- Paid films
- Direct dial telephone
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Double bed1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 Single bed
1 Single bed
Sleeping arrangements for 3 personsSleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Single beds
In the Room
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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A good locaion for the area, it was clean and comfortable. With an excellent team of staff both friendly and proffesional.
The entertainment staff during the day were good for those who wanted to take part. The inhouse evening entertainment was poor. The Michael Jackson tribute was an embarrassment after so much publisity during the day. A black man with white face paint who couldnt dance or sing/mime. It may have been different if I thought he was trying to be funny. it wasnt and sadly I think he was serious!!!
the entertainment team were excellent,they made the holiday for us
the long wait in dining room to get your drinks,,coffee machines always busy and not good
The buffet meals were good value.
Bedrooms need up dating
This was the 15th time we have visited this hotel, that says we like everything about it. The animation team work very hard to ensure everyone has a great time although if u don't want to join in they do not hassle you to do so! Cleanliness, food, accomodation all great, please note about half the rooms have recently been refurbished to a very high standard, although we did view one we were not allocated one through Booked.net, seemed they were allocated to other tour operators or we could of upgraded for 15euros per person per night, after unpacking could not be bothered to change rooms, maybe next time!
The hotel has changed over the years mainly for the better, although the huge disappointment to us travelling with a teenager, was that there are now a lifeguard present at both pools and they do not allow any inflatables or balls etc, I understand this is for safety and at peak times this could be a problem, but all the years we have visited there has never been a problem, my son was very disappointed, took this up with reception and it is now law in Gran Canaria apparently!!!!
This is the second time we went to this hotel we were their last december and enjoyed ourselves the room we got this year was a great size the room was cleaned every day and it has two pools which wwas great the staff are great would go back again.
Friendly staff, great food, location and hotel facilities, all round great place to stay.
The entertainment was a bit loud for us and we were in one of the rooms further away from the hotel on the top floor.
The room was nice and the air conditioning was perfect. The first night I was given a room with a great terrace, but no sunshine goes on the terrace at anytime during the day or evening. I asked the next day for a change of room, as what is the point of having a terrace without any sunshine? I was moved the next day to a room with sunshine all day, this was very good and the receptionist Lolly I believe was her name, was very helpful at all times. I liked the location of the hotel, very central.
I did not like the dining experience at all, I was on half board, I will not do it again. The food for a vegetarian was very limited, but the worst part was trying to find a table, once found, it was then 10 more minutes trying to find cutlery to eat with, and a cup or a glass to drink with, the staff quite simply could not cope with the business. I also ordered wifi internet, I paid for a week in advance, the wifi did not work at all in my room, the receptionist kept telling me that he had contacted a technician and to wait 15 minutes later…After 2 days of waiting and again being asked to wait 15 minutes, I asked for my wifi money back, the receptionist gave it to me, but without a smile. The final thing I was a little unhappy about, but not too much, was I could hear everything through the walls of the next room, unfortunately the lady had a wind problem…hahahahaha, it was like listening to a tune on a regular basis, but I could still sleep and even smile at this, so no big worry:-)
1. The design and layout of the sweet room. 2. having a swiming pool and tennis court.
1. The noise from the street and night entertainments. 2. inpersonal service. 3. the quality of the tennis court and balls, reckets rent-out. 4. room cleaning not perfect, find a cockroach. 5. Food is almost the same every day.
The food was excellent, perfect location close to Yumbo Centre and easy free transfert to the beach!
Sauna is not included on the all in package.
The staff were all very friendly. Our ten year old daughter had a great time dancing with them in the disco! I liked the gym and the gardens were lovely - it's rare to see greenery like that in Gran Canaria!
We enjoyed our stay in your hotel. We were very happy with the food and the rooms are lovely
We felt the evening entertainment could be better. We would have liked a better spa with a jacuzzi etc
Everything is faboulous. Rooms, services, food all are fabulous. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staffs are very friendly and food is just awesome.
Nothing to dislike.
very nice, clean, spacious rooms
sending us to bed at 23?
Poached eggs not cooked No drinking water at dinner if not all inclusive. Also drains smell very bad by pool areas
The kids activities, the staff were all amazing and the daily evening parties. Plus the suite we got had an amazing view! The food selection was also good.
What I didn't like is the fact that when you're on the half-board plan, you don't get ANY drinks at all at dinner time. They should add at least water to it, we had to buy a small bottle of water for 2.50 Euros every time we went to dinner.