Barcelo Gran Canaria

Things To Do / July 23, 2016

The Barcelo Margaritas is tucked away in lush tropical gardens in Playa del Ingles. With a laid back vibe for adults and plenty to keep the children entertained, there is plenty to write home about at this 4 star Gran Canaria hotel.

Firstly, there is the swimming scene. The two large freeform outdoor pools are lined with ample sunbeds and parasols, perfect for lazy days in the sunshine. The children will have a splashing time too with their own pool. On dry land, there is a kids club and playground for the little ones and sports facilities, beauty room and sauna for the grownups.

Secondly, there is the dining scene. The main restaurant is a buffet style affair, with a host of dishes from around the world on the menu and twice weekly themed dinners. Go down the a la carte route and dine al fresco on tasty Mediterranean specialities. No need to go hungry poolside, with light bites and cool drinks served in the two snack bars.

On top of all this, the evening entertainment programme takes some beating. There is live music and shows up on stage and an onsite disco to dance the night away. Discover why the Barcelo Margaritas is a popular place to stay in Playa del Ingles.

Property facilities

The Barcelo Margaritas has all the facilities you would expect from a 4 star hotel in Gran Canaria. Highlights include: Two outdoor swimming pools with sun terraces, sun beds and parasols, kids pool, mini club with kids pool, tropical gardens, beauty salon, daily activity programme, playground, two snack bars, buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant, lounge bar, nightclub, theatre lounge, free shuttle to the beach and the Maspalomas dunes, gymnasium, cyber corner and WiFi. Additional services include: naturism/nudism solarium, parking, car hire, bike hire, medical service on request, laundry, hairdressers, souvenir shop and bureau de change. Sports available are: tennis, water polo, aqua aerobics, petanque, table tennis, shooting range, mini golf, hopscotch and football.

Room facilities

The hotel has 490 bright and spacious guest rooms. All rooms have been recently renovated and boast a balcony, mini bar, 32inch LCD TV, safe for rent, air conditioning, wireless internet access, rain shower and mirror.

Food, drink & entertainment

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the main restaurant. The Aloha 37 a la carte restaurant is the place for a special dinner in a stunning al fresco setting. Evening entertainment includes professional shows, bingo and dance games. There are also two snack bars, a lounge bar and disco bar for all your beverage needs.

The all inclusive package at this 4 star Gran Canaria hotel includes: Buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner, two weekly themed dinners, snacks at selected times, ice cream, coffee, tea and cake from 3pm to 4pm, a selection of local alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks served from 10am to 11pm. Wine, water, beer and various drinks served during lunch and dinner.


The Barcelo Margaritas is located in Playa del Ingles, a short walk from both the Gran Chaparral Shopping Centre and the Cita Entertainment Complex. The hotel is 30kms from the airport and 60kms from the capital Las Palmas.


of our customers rated this property good or excellent.





First impressions good check in swift room ready at 12.30 which we did not expect. Room 609 clean/ no sun specifically asked for sunny balcony by email as wife had just come out of hospital asked that evening if anything was available told to come back in morning/offered 4th floor over looking noisy road but declined they said our room 609 was sunny but assured them it was in shade all day. Lift not working all week to 6th floor had to use stairs or go to far side of hotel to use their lift causing long delays.No air conditioning to rooms had to leave patio door open to sleep very noisy throughout night and early morning holiday not suitable for r&r as Seniors. Food poor both in quantity and quality for first four days staff could not replenish quick enough for amount of people this eased later in the week with more staff and supervision, food improved. Staff at Ahloa 37 very courteous dined and enjoyed food and drinks surrounding garden area very well maintained, at some bars where manners and eagerness to serve by particular barmen left a lot to be desired. Recommend to pay more for the jaccuzzi and Adult only area.
Would we want to return no thank you

hotel was clean and tidy, very helpful staff, food was very basic but there was plenty and a fair choice

We have been staying at this hotel for 20 years now and always have a wonderful holiday. The staff are always so welcoming, the rooms are always so clean and the food is second to none. We will be back again in 2017!

Lovely hotel, clean and modern and good food

Clean, friendly, nice Hotel. Excellent food and choice. Entertainment every night and activities around the pool in the day.
Great holiday.

Thinking about returning in jan 17, we like the barcelo chain of hotels and have used lanzarote 4 times in the past.