I booked this hotel through a travel agents without checking any hotel reviews. When I did eventually read the hotel reviews I was shocked and started to regret ever having booked this hotel.
However this turned out to be the best holiday we had ever had. When we arrrived at the hotel, I was pleasently surprised at how beautiful the garden was. At check in, the receptionist was very polite and made it feel as if it was a small family run hotel, which I personally like.
Our hotel room was right at the back, away from the nightlife. Which was great, as we have young chidren. The hotel room was very clean. We also had a kitchenette with a small dining table.
The pool was very nice and clean. A little on the small side, but big enough for this smaller hotel.
The pool was cleaned very early daily as was the rest of the hotel. All the staff from cleaners to reception staff were very helpful and polite. Probarly the nicest staff ever.
There was all mixed groups staying at this hotel from families, groups of youths to couples. They had a no tolerence policy for noise from the younger guest who wanted to have a bit of fun. Although on some occasions they did close the bar later if there were a lot of people wanted to have more drinks. But still closed the bar reasonable early. There is a little bar and resturant at this hotel. I never ate here, so could not tell you what the food is like. We had cook breakfast at the cafe opposite. Kids breakfasts were only 1 euro and adults were 2.50 euro.
There is a great atmoshere to this little hotel. We had a little gecko come up on to our balcony most nights. It was very amusing to see it keep hiding and come back out when it thought we had gone.
The hotel was in a great location. Very close to the beach. Close to Aqualand, Siam park and jungle park via a free bus. The only park that wasn't close was Loro parque, but you can't have it all.
Close to a place called Vivo, which was great for us as there was no kids club at Hacienda. There is a free boucy castle, cheap mini golf and drinks.
If you are going as a family to this location, I would recemend going to Peurto Colon. Here you have great whale and dolpin watching excursions, lots of resturants and bars, you can get a pint and a meal for 4 euros at a place called something like la parcia. The Kandi Lounge is great for kids as they have a Wii and board games. They also do lovely cocktails.
The american style diner is a must if you have children. They will love sitting in the dining cars. A bit expensive here.
When buying tickets for exursions never buy them from holiday reps, they charge huge fees. If you have the time look around.
The Safari shopping centre is great for designer clothing and dining along with one great hidden underground gift shop . All the gifts are hand made from volcanic lava or other natural objects from the island. Perfect.
Take the chidren down to the water pools next to des americas beach, the water pools are amazing. there is lots of fish, crabs and other marine life here. Keeps children entertained for ages. But can get a little slippery some days.
There is also a small ranch that do inexpensive camel rides and free pony rides. You get picked up in a little mini bus and taken to a little ranch. You can also eat here, visit banana plantations. The chidren will love looking at the camels, llamas, wild boars, cockerals and ponies. The people here don't speak english, which is great as you know you are away from the tourist traps. All animals are loved and well looked after also.
Close by to Hacienda is an emergency medical centre in los christianos. Treatment is either free or smaller fees here. Take a european health card or insurance with you all the time.
This hotel is either so close to everything or short taxi and bus rides away.
Hotel was clean (no roaches), as stated in other reviews, which is unavoidable in some of the top hotels in Tenerife. Clean rooms and Hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Defently not rude. All of our belongings and money remained untouched the entire time. Also I had some of the best nights sleep ever. Best location if you have a family wanting to do everything or are part of younger groups wanting great nightlife and Siam park. This hotel is also opposite a very famous nightclub.
All in all a very charming little hotel, that I would love to stay at again.
I would reccomend Hacienda Del Sol to anyone. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Del Sol Hotel Playa De Las Americas
- Hacienda Del Sol Tenerife/Playa De Las Americas