Thursday, 31 October 2013

More Photos Taken From Around The Hotel

I guess like a lot of people with digital cameras and large memory cards, I take countless (?) uninteresting photographs with no real value. However sometimes seeing them back at home can provoke the occasional memory of a place or of an incident. All of these images come into that category, some of the memories may be personal or some are after all of a little more general interest.

The hotel we stayed in, see photos in my last post, was The Princessa Yaiza in Lanzarote. More than we can really afford but holidays are supposed to be special!

Let me show a few of these memorable images anad maybe try to explain their significance to us. BTW all photos are taken wwith ambient light, no flash was used.

This is the reception area. Your taxi arrives at the hotel and you are beset by porters who take your bags and guide you through this massively high reception area with hanging vines around the top balconies. Oh and don't forget the champagne as you are seated at the reception desk.

We have been back to this hotel a couple of times and generally go after the high season - fewer kiddies! I don't know if this is the reason but we have generally paid for a room and have been provided with uprated accommodation, usually a (junior) suite. The size and facilities in these rooms are fantastic, the bathroom for instance has "his and hers" washing facilities. There are also two showers; one walk in and one over a bath. BTW, for some reason they see fit to put one of the several phones in to the toilet, see through the open door in the bathroom.

Difficult to show the size of the rooms but this is a shot of the bedroom, a second TV at the bottom of the masive king-size bed. The window opens out on to the incredibly airy corridors mentioned in the last post. Maybe I will include a few images in a later post.

And whilst in the bedroom, this is the scene after the beds have been turned down in the evening. The roooms are cleaned daily and the beds made but every evening the maids return to turn dowwn the corner of the sheets and leave a truffle and a note wishing a good nights sleep. Sometimes, maybe if they have time (?) they also sculpt the nightclothes into these fantsatic shapes. Maybe not necessary but it is indicative of the personal service which makes you feel so very important as a guest in this hotel.

Well there you have a few phots which remind us how marvellous the hotel is and how much we enjoy beinig made to feel special. I have lots more photos but may be persuaded not to post many more, you can try.

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