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jthomson

Tower Block Hotel.
« on: August 25, 2008 »
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  • We have recently returned from a great three week stay at avilla on Crab Island. Everything was perfect aprt from the racket emanating
    hightly from the hotel. The speakers were obviously set at peak volume and the compere(esss) appeared to  think that to be entertaining
    she had to scream as loudlly as her (impressive) lungs would allow.  Surely something could be done to allow entertainment without  ruining
    other visitors' enjoyment. I can imagine this racket could dissuade tourists from returning.
    J Thomson, Edinburgh.

    tasha

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    « Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 »
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  • You can hear them in the Barcelo Santiago   ::)

    We have commented when we have stayed there abd had a room overlooking the cliffs.

    orange

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    « Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 »
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  • Just to confirm that Hotel Los Gigantes appears to be the Hotel.

    For a place to be a Holiday Resort - there seems to be a need to have excessive noise such as this.

    This would be an example in Los Gigantes and lower Puerto De Santiago would be Route 66?

    It is not loads of bars and other places making noise, you could count those making excessive
    noise on one hand. In these circumstances something could be done.

    You would be deemed to be fortunate as in previous years - there has been a picker chipping
    away at the rock near the defunct Royal Sun. If anyone should remember this (and the RS of course).

    I would also expect suggestions that some of the guests may have HEARING PROBLEMS...
    « Last Edit: August 25, 2008 by orange »

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008 »
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  • We stayed at the Los Gigantes Hotel over the period in question. The hotel was occupied in the main by middle aged couples, some younger, some older, so an average age of about 50.

    We were surprised to find live entertainment on the terrace every night and I think it?s fair to stay that most of the hotel residents enjoyed themselves. Others preferred TJ?s which was belting out music at a similar volume and the music from both establishments stopped between 11.30 to 11.45. Everyone was well behaved and no drunks or disorderly behaviour (apart from Mrs Falstaff).

    Sorry but Los Gigantes is still a holiday resort and loud music comes with the territory.

    Caroline

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    « Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008 »
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  • We've just returned too and we didn't hear any noise from the hotel during our stay in LG - maybe we were up-wind of it or something?  We did hear a lot of noise/music from the harbour on the Spanish holiday (15th Aug I think) - but even that finished before midnight I'm happy to say.

    wags

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    « Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008 »
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  • Not this old chestnut AGAIN keeps popping year after year IT?S A HOLIDAY resort what do you expect
    Personally I would prefer it to go no past midnight but the law says otherwise

    I suggest you holiday in a monastery if you want peace and quite   

    poolepirate

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  • The music from the harbour on the 15th came from a party held on the Flipper Uno which sailed out with a load of agents to watch the fireworks at Alcala.

    This happens every year and I feel it adds atmosphere to the Marina area.

    We hear music nightly if we listen for it, some better than others but it is always off by midnight, except for local fiestas.

    We do not mind the music late into the night or rather early in the morning on New Year's Eve, it is the announcer on the PA system that really gets on our nerves.

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    « Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008 »
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  • The Law.
    Outside entertainment MUST finish by midnight.  These establishments must have a licence and keep their noise levels sensible, and the police do check I have seen them.
    There are 3 bars in the area which have sound proofing and special licences to continue their music until somewhere between 3 ? 5am (depending on their licence)
    Highland Padi ? Los Gigantes
    Highland Padi ? Playa Arena
    El Granero ? Playa Arena
    Organised events in Los Gigantes Square or Puerto Santiago Plaza by Carnival or Fiesta commissions, or any of the local charities have to apply for a licence from the Town Hall.  It depends on the licence what time the event has to finish, (sometimes it finishes when the last person staggers home) and there is generally no control over noise levels, but as it has been stated by many ? this is a holiday resort and everyone has to be catered for.
    Get your dancing shoes out (or your ear plug ready) for the event this  Sat  31st Aug 2008 in Los Gigantes.  It should be a cracking night. I have seen all these guys before, I guarantee they will have everyone up dancing.

    Offline maps

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    Re: Tower Block Hotel.
    « Reply #8 on: August 27, 2008 »
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  • Perhaps someone could have a word with Neptune  ::)
                     and
     keep the sea quiet for you  >:(
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  • Not at all.  Los Gigantes is a holiday destination.  It's good to see events happening. I'll be partying in the square on Saturday night.  It will be loud, late and very lively.
    Here is a photo of one of the groups Tuxedo Knights

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    Caroline

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  • The music from the harbour on the 15th came from a party held on the Flipper Uno which sailed out with a load of agents to watch the fireworks at Alcala.

    This happens every year and I feel it adds atmosphere to the Marina area.

    We hear music nightly if we listen for it, some better than others but it is always off by midnight, except for local fiestas.

    We do not mind the music late into the night or rather early in the morning on New Year's Eve, it is the announcer on the PA system that really gets on our nerves.

    I actually didn't mind the music coming from the harbour on the 15th - quite enjoyed it actually (although quite glad it didn't go on until the wee small hours).  Apols if it sounded like I was moaning about it - I wasn't.  I agree that it added atmosphere, it sounded like quite a party.  We sat on our balcony and soaked up the atmosphere from there (I can only imagine how loud it must have been actually on the Flipper Uno though !!)  bet they all had tinnitus the next day !

    jthomson

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    « Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008 »
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  • I seem to have ruffled a few feathers by daring to suggest that having to listen to a neighbour's loud music every night until midnight is a bit much, even for a holiday resort.  However, I have taken on board the replies, except of course for the two silly, rather pathetic attempts at humour, which I will treat with the contempt
    normally reserved for the lowest form of wit.

    orange

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    « Reply #12 on: August 31, 2008 »
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  • I am with you jthomson.

    Being a 'Holiday Resort' is not an excuse for unreasonable and excessive noise.








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    Re: Tower Block Hotel.
    « Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008 »
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  • that?s a bit of a contradictory remark orange. Compared to you first post on the subject

    you will always get noise up to midnight as long as L G remains a HOLIDAY RESORT and if  the law changes longer , i don't go way to be tucked up in bed by midnight Visitor numbers are down. people going elsewhere  that could be a factor limited places in the village to go after midnight. I know you can still get a drink in some, but who wants to sit in a bar by themselves     
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    orange

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  • Must be the power of debate maps  ;)

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    Re: Tower Block Hotel.
    « Reply #15 on: September 01, 2008 »
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  • As I suspected orange is  master debater  :D
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    orange

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  • Thanks for the compliment maps