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Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle La Gaviota / TF 643, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in El Medano
Italy
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dirty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We have spent some days there and we were very disappointed. The room was very dirty, we found also a beatle in our bed. On the second day we heard a guest complaining with the police because someone entered in his room (from the balcony) and stole him some stuff. The people at the reception speak German and no Spanish at all!!!! That's amazing. Don't talk about breakfast................

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

We have been to El Med previously as my partner is a keen windsurfer, however we have stayed in a mates apartment. I miss having a swimming pool so we opted for Playa Sur. Efficient, clean and well run, the hotel is fantastically located. Well worth paying extra for a sea view room as the views are great. Room is basic but adequate and clean - lousy cheap loo paper tho! and no air con so if the wind doesn't blow, the room is stifling. We were B&B and value for money was excellent. Breakfast is good although not enough variety of fresh fruit for my liking. We ate out every night in town - cheap and cheerful with excellent fish. We were the only English there (fab!!), mostly German wind surfers which meant I had the pool to myself most days. Only a small pool area though, wouldnt like to be there when it's busy and the sunbeds are not great.
Overall, great location and good value for money, just don't expect luxury!

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Newbury
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007

We stayed here for one night in January after a week's sailing - chose the hotel as an easy place to get to the airport from! The room was simple but comfortable, the wooden furniture reminded me of Germany - as did the breakfast buffet (yum). I was brave (or stupid) enough to jump in the swimming pool, unsurprisingly freezing cold - but the outdoors was very pleasant and well maintained. Spent a relaxing evening in El Medano and enjoyed the stay in the hotel - though personally, it is not the sort of place I would want to spend a week.

  • Liked — Clean, comfortable room with balcony and view
  • Disliked — Not my type of resort
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cumbria UK
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2007

The staff are very accomodating, but the hotel is showing signs of neglect, DO NOT ACCEPT ROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR, as this hotel has a reputation for robberies, my self, and another person in the same week, the room I was in had been broken in to on numerous occasions according to the locals.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2005

The staff at the Playa Sur Tenerife were very accomodating. The rooms, while somewhat sparse, were quite comfortable. Each room had a balcony, I believe each had an oceanview as well. My rate included room and a full breakfast. For 14 euro (approx $20) more per person you could have a 4 course dinner with wine. The premises were well kept and quiet even though it is on a popular surfing beach. Call in advance to confirm reservations as some online travel agents do not forward confirmations to Playa Sur. Also, obtain directions to the hotel if you are driving -- it is not in the main part of the town and several locals are not familiar with the hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2003

This superb hotel not mention in reveiws, have stayed there on 22 occasions the staff are the top a customer service . If the hotel management read this reveiw give my love to everyone and hope to see you all soon, to anyone looking for a kid free zone to relax in peace and quiet this is the place for you go on spoil yourself.

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Additional Information about Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife

Address: Calle La Gaviota / TF 643, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > El Medano
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in El Medano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is located at the sandy beach of EL Medano. Sport Activity: Windsurf and Kite Sport Activities. Bicycle excursion. Hiking Horse Riding Climbing Golf Course near by. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Playa Sur Tenerife Hotel
Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife El Medano

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