Help! My flat doesn’t have a washing machine!

When renting a flat in Gran Canaria, it is not uncommon for the property to not have a washing machine. However, this does not mean that you will be without a way to do your laundry. There are several options available to you, including laundromats (known as “lavanderías” in Spanish) and dry cleaners (known as “tintorerías“).

Laundromats (Lavanderías)

Laundromats, or lavanderías, are facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes. They typically have coin-operated machines that you can use for a small fee. Many laundromats also provide detergent and fabric softener for an additional charge. They are usually open during regular business hours, and some may be open on weekends as well.

Dry Cleaners (Tintorerías)

Dry cleaners, or tintorerías, offer a different service. Instead of washing clothes yourself, you can bring your clothes to the tintorería and they will be cleaned and pressed for you. This can be a good option if you have special items that need to be cleaned, such as a suit or wedding dress. However, it may be more expensive than doing your laundry at a laundromat.

Lavanderías and tintorerías nearby

You can ask your landlord or the previous tenant if they know of any laundromat or dry cleaner nearby. They may have a personal recommendation for you. Or simply type in lavandería or tintorería in Google Maps.

In conclusion, while renting a flat without a washing machine in Gran Canaria may seem like a challenge, there are plenty of options available to you. Laundromats and dry cleaners are both widely available and can help you keep your clothes clean and fresh. With a little bit of research and planning, you can easily find a solution that works for you.


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