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Leigh

Tamaimo Tropical
« on: September 20, 2006 »
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  • We shall be staying at the Tamaimo Tropical in late October for 10 days and although my family and I are regulars to Los Gigs and the surrounding areas, we haven't stayed at this particular place before.  On our last visit which was 4 months ago we popped in to the Tamaimo to see what it was like and I must admit it didn't look too bad.

    Unfortunately we have read quite a few reviews on the net suggesting that it's not a nice place to stay!

    Can anybody shed some light on this? ???


    Sweeney Todd

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    « Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006 »
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  • I have had friends stay there and they have all found it very comfortable and clean. I am afraid you always find doom and gloom merchants who want to complain. If you want a great restaurant close by try "San Francisco Restaurant" on the corner nearly Opposite Barcelo Hotel. It is very reasonable and has a great menu and are children friendly. I am sure you will enjoy your holiday very much.

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006 »
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  • We have stayed at Tamaimo Tropicale on many occasions. We were there last December/January and it was being re-decorated. Some rooms were being completely refurbished.

    Its a good choice and we have always been made to feel welcome. The bar service is extremely slow, so we tend to give it a miss. Be careful if you are offered a room in the "alta vista". They are rooms without a balcony and are quite stifling.

    There is plenty of choice just around the corner to eat and drink in the evening. Something for everyone. Have a fantastic holiday. 

    Leigh

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    « Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006 »
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  • Thanks Sweeney Todd & Magsnmike for your replies - very interesting :)

    I feel a lot happier now and we are really looking forward to our stay ;)

    Scots Lass

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    « Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006 »
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  • We have stayed in the Tamaimo Tropical twice and unfortunately the 1st time wasn't a pleasant experience - the room was over-run with Cockroaches, they were everywhere - thankfully didn't realise how bad it actually was until the last few days. It was a ground floor apartment though and never really got the sun. Our 2nd visit however was excellent, we were two floors up and the room had air conditioning etc. NO Cockroaches in site! I bought some spray and take it everywhere we go now.

    Leigh

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    « Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006 »
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  • We have since heard about a family stabbing incident occurring and a young girl jumping from her balcony both at the Tamaimo Tropical.

    Does anybody know anything about either of these two tragedies?

    summertime

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    « Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006 »
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  • there are allways stories. at night there is not a lot to do. But a cab to los gigantes is only 2.50. there is a bar there called the karokee bar which is where all the local scum go. me i would stay somewhere else.

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    « Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006 »
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  • Summertime, after your last post may I suggest you go and wash your mouth
    out. Incidentally how do you know where this bar is ?

    Leigh

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    « Reply #8 on: September 27, 2006 »
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  • Thanks for that Summertime :P Now can we get back to this thread please.

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    Re: Tamaimo Tropical
    « Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006 »
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  • leigh, whenever i go past tamaimo tropical it seems to have a lot of cleaners wandering up and down the corridors, so it cant be that dirty! also, they are always painting the outside. the reception staff are very nice and helpful. i did look in at the pool once but it was really busy no room to sunbathe, people were practically hanging off trees!!!

      it is only a 2/3 star, i'm afraid that its back to the old adage ' you get what you pay for'!! but, i havent seen the rooms, the bits i have seen you could be doing far worse.... and i wont name them!!!

    Leigh

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    « Reply #10 on: September 28, 2006 »
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  • Thanks for the reply Janey.  We have seen inside (but not in the rooms) and we thought that it looked very pleasant.  We usually stay at Las Rosas in one of their lovely villas but alas our dear friend Nikki no longer works in reception and so we thought that we would try somewhere different that is child friendly and that is why we have opted for the Tamaimo Tropical. We had considered staying at the Barcelo Santiago but were slightly put off due the the renovation works (we were over in May and it looked like Beirut)!

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    « Reply #11 on: September 28, 2006 »
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  • oh my goodness leigh!  beirut - no way!! its been the cleanest build, try it next time! have a look in whilst you are there!

    el observador

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    « Reply #12 on: September 28, 2006 »
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  • Eek !  No more Nikki at Las Rosas ???
    She was practically an institution there. Many staff have come and gone but I thought Nikki was a fixture almost installed by Wimpey back at the beginning.
    (no offence meant Nikki !)

    Mrs Obs and I stayed at Tamaimo Trop just once back in 2002 in a bargain basement room. We got what we paid for (cheap !) and pool was v busy then.

    marky

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    « Reply #13 on: October 21, 2006 »
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  • I first stayed at the Tamaimo Tropical In September 2005. I liked it. I returned there in May 2006 and again in October 2006 (just returned home today). Although the rooms are basic I found them adequate as I went self catering. The receptionists are very helpful and deal promptly with any queries that I had - they also speak excellent English. The cleaners also do a very good job. If you go self catering the only complaint is that the cooking area only has one electrical socket so if you want to use the kettle, toaster, and microwave at the same time you will have a problem. I managed ok as we ate out and only made tea and toast in the room. In conclusion I would recommend it.

    Leigh

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    « Reply #14 on: October 21, 2006 »
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  • Thanks Marky,
    I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Tamaimo Tropical. We arrive on Tuesday 24th October, can't wait. ;D

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    Re: Tamaimo Tropical
    « Reply #15 on: October 22, 2006 »
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  • I know where Nikki is and its not far away but I can't say were or I'll get my fingers slapped for illegal advertising, I spoke to her at her place of work last week, contact me privately if you want to know

    poolepirate

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    « Reply #16 on: October 22, 2006 »
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  • Does anyone know if Carmen is still working at the Tamaimo Tropical?

    Does anyone know how the Tamaimo Tropical came by its name?

    Leigh

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    « Reply #17 on: November 10, 2006 »
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  • Well, we are back in the UK after our holiday at the Tamaimo Tropical and what can I say - quite a lot actually.  I hated the place!
    The food was luke warm
    The pools were freezing
    The various creatures in our room were numerous (our 4 year old saw a critter in the toilet and refused to go to the toilet for a good 24 hours - anywhere)
    Bar service slow
    Towels only changed once in a week!
    Cleaners duties (in our room anyway) consisted of making the bed and pulling the shower curtain across.
    The air conditioning often smelt of the drains!!!

    When we arrived our room was double booked and so we were moved to The Varadero (which was already full). We were then moved to The Bahia Flamingo for 3 nights (the pits)!!  After staying there for 3 sleepless nights we went back to T T they then upgraded us to All Inc and we eat out for nearly every meal after that.  Hubby and I have travelled  extensively and third world countries don't seem to have these problems!!!!!!

    All in all my theory is Tamaimo Tropical never again !!!!!- We shall probably stay in either Las Rosas or Barcelo Santiago next time as believe it or not after all my moaning we adore Los Gigs and the surrounding area .

    rugbyref

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    « Reply #18 on: November 24, 2006 »
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  • Just home after 2 great weeks at the TT.
    We were self catering so ate out every night (hence qualified posting in "eating out")
    Room was fresh and clean; cleaner in every day with fresh towels; air conditioning worked a treat; bedding changed twice; didn't swim, but plenty of space around the pool and plenty sunloungers and parasols.
    More than happy with hotel and would certainly go back here in future.

    el observador

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    « Reply #19 on: November 24, 2006 »
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  • Life can be so confusing sometimes ???