Greenfield Hotel, Playa del Ingles

When my ex-boyfriend and I left Gran Canaria for a year to work in Ireland (long story, another time!) we visited for a week during that time and stayed at the Greenfield Hotel. Since we’d been living in the Canaries for years and had never stayed in a hotel it was quite a novel experience!


The Greenfield Hotel is situated near the Tropical Centre (where the bus station is) in Playa del Ingles, opposite the Irish Centre. It’s a pretty basic place to stay and I’d say about 80% of the tourists in there are Irish and mostly younger groups or couples. Despite the location and the average tourist age I remember it wasn’t overly noisy (but then we were staying up until 4am, catching up with people who worked in the bars). The place is cleaned daily and there are electronic safes and TVs. There is a pool outside and sun loungers.

Photo by Jacob Poul Skoubo

Nearby Bars and Restaurants

Mulligans Bar is 2 minutes away and if you’re staying at Greenfield Hotel you get 10% off in Mulligans. Right outside (underneath) Greenfield Hotel is Lady Pink which sells surprisingly good pizza (try the Hawaii with pepperoni) as well as chips with curry, garlic sauce and various other snacks. This is a friendly place and it’s open until almost dawn. When I used to DJ in the Irish Centre I was often in Lady Pink at 5am enjoying a pizza!

Over the road is the Irish Centre and there are a number of bars and restaurants to choose from in there. The beach is 5 minutes walk and the bus station is about the same. You can get buses all over the island from the Tropical Centre bus station. The staff in the Greenfield Hotel reception are friendly and helpful if you need anything.

This is an economy hotel but one of the better ones so if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for cheap holidays to Gran Canaria, bear in mind the Greenfield Hotel is situated in a nice place and is well-run. The one tiny disadvantage might be the noise (from the bars over the road) but if you like to stay up partying until the wee hours it should suit you perfectly.


Has anyone stayed at Greenfield Hotel, Playa del Ingles recently? Please share your experiences 🙂

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