I seem to get the impression that the Hotel Los Gigantes is not popular with locals and others, is it because in the past it has been known to attract "older guests" (Thomson Old) who maybe do not spend as much in the village as people who stay self catering. My husband and I love the hotel but also love all the bars e.g Bamboo Bar and Richardsons where we are always made to feel welcome and also remembered from previous visits over the years.
It really annoys me when I read comments ( re under letting post) about the hotel, so maybe everybody will be happy now that it will be a couples hotel from August and attract a younger clientele of all nationalities. By the way I do not class myself as an oldie in my fifties!!!!!!!!
Dear LG Lover
Sorry if it was I that caused any offence re the Hotel. I have also stayed there 3 times over the past 26 years but am now not able to because I have a son. Luckily I was able to return to LG, a place I love dearly, because my lovely uncle allows me to 'air' his apartment during the summer months.
I guess my comment was borne slightly out of peeve because I am unable to go there anymore. Saying that, now that I have experienced LG as a non-hotel resident, I much prefer it this way and have tried out many wonderful restaurants and bars, which I probably wouldn't have done as much of if I'd been staying at the hotel. I do, however have a BIG problem with the letting law in the Canaries as I think it is totally short-sighted and ridiculous. LG needs people to spend their money in the local establishments to survive and the whole ethos of All Inclusive is usually that people won't spend outside because they've already paid for their holiday, meals and all refreshments. Is the hotel an AI resort? I know it was only half-board a couple of years ago as I got chatting to a couple in Ocean Drive who went there as often as they could for their after dinner brandies as they were half the price!!
I'm in my late forties and also don't consider myself to be an oldie (yet!).