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Royal Tenerife Country Club
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Complejo San Andres | Calle San Andres, Golf del Sur, 38620 San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain   |  
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“Superb pool area and Staff make this a winner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed in the Royal Tenerife Country Club for the last two weeks of June 2013.

The one and two story complex is set on a golf course about five minutes by car from the airport and consists of a series of one and two bedwoom apartments laid out in an elongated V shape, with the pool area and reception at the widest part of the site. The reception area is fairly un-assuming and in line with the improvements that are ongoing in the complex looks like it has been upgraded, however a couple of vacant shop-type units let down the overall quality of this area. Car parking, with control barrier and security guard, is very tight at the reception area with overflow parking available at the Golf Club a couple of hundred metres away. While it's a short walk you might consider this when bringing shopping home, as it's an uphill walk.

The pool area is one of the highlights of the complex with three separate pools, a heated salt water spa pool, a shallow salt water kids pool and a circular unheated pool around the onsite restaurant and bar plus a small kids playground. There is ample lounging space plus a huge number of loungers and this area along with the rest of the open spaces is well planted and very well maintained by the grounds staff. All the pools have superb water quality and a life guard is on duty daily up to 6pm, when effectively the pools close. Thankfully, this obviates the need for booking sun loungers with a towel, you'll always find a space but maybe not one of the fixed sun umbrellas.

The complex can be subject to strong easterly winds and as it's located on a slightly elevated site gets the full force of the wind, great for keeping cool while sun-bathing but it might prove difficult for those tee shots on the golf course.

The pool bar/restaurant (El Inti) serves pretty much the same fare as offered in many of the eateries around the various local beaches etc, however in the main the quality was better and prices a bit lower, so it would be possible to stay on site if you do not wish to travel. The other small bar outside the main area was untried, so I cannot comment.

A sizeable number of units are not available for letting as they are owner occupied, our accomodation was a two bedroom apartment (all two bed units are on the ground floor) as described in other reviews, with three separate air conditioning units one in each bedroom and the living room. The decor and bedrooms had clearly been upgraded in the recent past, however the living room furniture was getting a little tired. The bathrooms could also do with a bit of a lift at this stage even though the main one off the master bedroom had a jacuzzi bath. Although capable of sleeping six, with two on the fold-out sofa, four would be the maximum for comfort. The kitchen, although small, was very well equipped including an ironing board and iron (there is a Laundry Room on site), and there was an i-pod dock and flat screen TV in the main bedroom and living room. The ouside area was quite spacious, with a terraced area and small garden facing the sun up to evening time, though not all units have the same outside space or orientation.

If you intend getting out from the complex I think a car would be essential, as it's a bit of a walk to local eateries and an uphill walk back. Although a bus stop is located at the bottom of the entrance driveway, we did not use the service, as we had a car for the two weeks (petrol is €1.05 per litre on the island!) Los Christianos and Los Americas are about 15 minutes away with standard holiday fare, excellent beaches and an abundance of shopping. Siam Park water facility is twenty minutes away and while excellent was a bit expensive at €100 for three adults for the day plus refreshments.

During our stay there was a number of ongoing improvements being made to the complex (painting and plastering of the outside areas), but this was all very low-key and not disruptive. There also appers to be ongoing improvements to the lettable units, to bring them up to four star standard, so try to book one of these units if possible.

We were hugely impressed with the quality and assistance from the various staff members we met, in particular the reception crew, although the friendliness experienced extended to the room service and grounds keepers, so well done to the management on this aspect of the experience. A slight niggle was the request for €28 per week for wi-fi access, €3 per day for the room safe and the same for a car parking space, given the striving for four star standard, these should be added to the overall cost of the accomodation.

To conclude, the Royal Tenerife Country Club offers something a bit different from the standard package in Tenerife, the complex is very quiet (the aeroplanes going into/out of TFS are not an issue), although a bit remote if you want some activity other than the pools, on site gym and a round of golf or tennis. The pool area is a real winner, even better than some five star accomodation we have used and would be a major plus for families of all ages wishing to visit.

Although already a nice complex, when all the improvments to the units are completed, this will be a superb resort and one of the best for the price we have used, just remember it's not near any beaches or other restaurants, so think about the transport before booking!

Robert Chester 4/7/13

Room Tip: As per other reviews, try to book one of the upgraded apartments if possible!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very enjoyable relaxing holiday. The accommodation was well sized for four adults with a huge balcony perfect for bbq's etc.2 nice sized bedrooms and 2 good bathrooms.The resort is very close to the airport, but I enjoyed watched the planes coming and going, and you get used to the noise. The resort was clean when we arrived and was regularly cleaned throughout our stay. Ants came in the kitchen, (not all that surprising as it is hot and we often left windows open), one quick spritz and they are gone. The man who was often at reception was very friendly and saw to all of our needs. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

OK staff lovely. Pools freezing. Wind (which of course they can't help) unbearable. And quiet? Well if you want silence this is the resort for you............................

Booked an elite apartment and downgraded to a standard which was much better (yes strange). The refurbished apartments are much better.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Tenerife Country Club, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for your feedback which we do appreciate. The team at Royal Tenerife Country Club work extremely hard to ensure our guest’s needs are taken care of so we are pleased their hospitality was apparent to you during your stay. Due to the resorts elevated position we do experience windy conditions however this is usually appreciated whilst it is hot.
The resort is fairly quiet and is away from the hustle and bustle of Play de las Americas which suits many of our guests looking for some sun and relaxation.
We’re pleased that we were able to offer you alternative accommodation which suited your requirements.
Although this may not be the ideal resort for yourselves, we do hope you enjoyed your time at RTCC.

Cristina Gonzalez
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Visited Royal Tenerife Country Club with my husband and 24 year old daughter for 2 weeks in June. This was our 1st visit to the Golf del Sur so we didn't know what to expect. The resort is very spread out so you might have a long walk to the pool, this can be your daily exercise to walk off the excess of holiday food and drink. There is a kids pool which was not used much on our second week as the parents brought the kids to the heated pool which to be honest did spoil it a bit for adults looking to swim for exercise. The other pool although lovely which you swim under little bridges is absolutely freezing, you could see the shock on peoples faces when they dipped their toes in, it was quite funny actually. As the title says, plenty of sun loungers so you can actually have a lie in and still get a lounger at any time of day. Also apartments have loungers on the patios so if you are not a pool person then you can sun bathe in your own private space. Some of the apartments overlook the golf courses, ours didn't but when we go next time, we would request one of these. We had a 2 bed apartment which was very spacious with a patio, garden and built in bbq. Cleaning is every 2 days but I was a bit dissappointed that unlike other Diamond resorts the maids didn't pay any attention to sweeping the patio on a regular basis. Although normally windy on the Golf del Sur, we were told that the winds whilst we were there were excessive however it kept us cool during the day but made it too cold to sit out on the patio at night which was disappointing, Unfortunately we can't control the weather. We didn't start using the new Spa until the last few days and wish we had used it sooner, it is lovely and immaculate. We visited El Inti the Pool bar most days for lunch and the food was good. They have a sign up saying daily Happy Hour but unfortunately nobody told the staff what this meant, we paid 7 euros for a pint shandy, a vodka and lemonade and a coke at happy hour, thought it might have been cheaper or we would get 2 drinks but we didn't. We used Café Med the Bistro on the complex 8 out of our 14 nights as the food was good and very reasonable. David & Lesley the owners are fab and like to get to know all their customers. They make you feel very welcome. David on Reception was immaculate, professional and very friendly, nothing was any trouble. Alanna the Concierge will help you with anything you need. Cheap to jump on a bus to Los Cristianos or Las Americas. Plenty of walks round about, to the Marina, to San Blas, to Los Abrigos along the coastal path. Do not be put off with the airport being close by, you can join in the game of guess what airline is coming in next that everyone seemed to play, to be honest watching the planes taking off and landing was quite therapeutic. This is a very child friendly resort with playparks, video games room, dvd free rental library, free book exchange. Would certainly recommend this resort to everyone wanting to chill out on their holiday and let their stresses float away. There is an onsite supermarket which bakes fresh baguettes and croissants each morning. However if you need a lot of shopping I would recommend a walk or a taxi to the Mercadona up near the main road. A definite taxi ride back to your apartment with all your shopping, prices here are very reasonable including the alcohol. Cheapest place to buy alcohol locally is Spanish Style shop in San Blas, do not wait till you go back to the Airport. Loved our time at this resort. Would recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment that overlooks one of the golf courses or overlooks the pool.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Tenerife Country Club, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for leaving such a comprehensive review of your time spent at Royal Tenerife Country Club and it looks like you really enjoyed your holiday. The apartments do have different aspects so be sure to send through any special requests you have if you do choose to come and stay again. The reception team do their best to allocate apartments based on the preferences received. We will be sure to pass on your thanks to Cafe Med, reception and our concierge team who will always go that extra mile to help satisfy our guest’s requests.

We hope to welcome you back to RTCC soon.

Cristina Gonzalez
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

When our family decided to celebrate my special birthday we all decided that RTCC would be the best place. We have all been here many times and the resort still never fails to impress. My husband and I arrived before our family, all 9 of us, which included 3 young grandsons aged between 4 and 8 months and we were delighted to see the changes, new placement of the reception, gym and spa and the new Cafe Med - brilliant.
Heating in one of the swimming pools was a welcome addition as was the new children's play park.
When the family arrived we were able to move to 2 adjoining apartments, which were their usual excellent standard, complete with high chairs and cots as required. We all love the outdoor space with the BBQ and views over the golf course towards the sea.
Yes, you can see and hear the planes but it has never affected our holiday. It is so handy for the airport and the area far less tacky than Las Americas etc. A short walk to San Blas where there are many restaurants, bars and a supermarket means you don't need a car or there are local buses to Los Christianos and Las Americas. There is also a lovely coastal path if you enjoy walking alongside the sea.
Cafe Med, the Bistro next to reception was excellent for Breakfasts, lunches and dinner. We celebrated my birthday dinner there and it was a brilliant evening.

Thank you to Reception, especially Alanna for organising my birthday surprises. We will be back!

Room Tip: If you want a private garden then 47 to 68 overlook the golf course, however if you want a pool view...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Tenerife Country Club, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
We are delighted and honoured that you decided to spend your special birthday with us and that you had a great time enjoying your celebrations with your family. Thank you for your words of appreciation referring to the standard of our accommodations and service - we hope we will have another opportunity to give you a warm welcome soon!

Cristina Gonzalez
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I cannot say enough about this place, it was fantastic. Its in a great position in relation to the main areas of Tenerife (if you just want to visit them and not stay there) but not too close that you are being sold dodgy gear and english food at every restaurant (Playas & Los Christianos).

Our 2 bedroom apartment was amazing, HUGE does not describe it. we had our own private garden the was not overlooked or anything. The beds were comfy, the jacuzzi bath was brilliant. The only negative was that it was a bit of a walk from reception (Room 73).

The complex itself is very quiet, which was exactly what we wanted (despite only being in our mid 20's). The staff were extremly friendly and couldnt do enough to be of service. The Gym is perfect for someone that wanted to do a bit of exercise and the jacuzzi and steam room were also a welcom addition.

I must also say that this is possibly the cleanest resort i have ever been to. in fact, Tenerife itself was like this everywhere.

Only negative - the planes flying over the resort are quite regular and a little noisy, but its a minor point for all of the other positives.

make sure you visit Loro Parque regardless of your age, the assortment of animals is amazing!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Tenerife Country Club, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We are delighted to read that you had a pleasant stay here with us. It is our priority to ensure that all our guests can enjoy an excellent quality of accommodation and service and we hope that this is exactly what you have experienced. Thank you for the local tips you have shared with your fellow travellers, we are looking towards your next visit!

Cristina Gonzalez
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San Miguel De Abona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Very nice and quiet resort. The appartment was very spacious and well equiped: a barbecue outside, all you need in the kitchen. Good cleaning service. But almost every night we saw a cockroach in the room.


  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Complejo San Andres | Calle San Andres, Golf del Sur, 38620 San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > San Miguel de Abona
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty lodging in San Miguel de Abona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Tenerife Country Club 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set against rising hills amid the greens of the challenging Golf del Sur course, Royal Tenerife Country Club is a resort designed with relaxation in mind.The furnished accommodations boast sumptuous marble bathrooms and beautifully outfitted kitchens. Outside there are attractive, subtropical gardens, but the focal point of Royal Tenerife Country Club is its large and beautifully landscaped swimming pool.Out and about you will find that a relaxed atmosphere pervades, while the fish restaurants in the nearby village of Los Abrigos are simply too good to ignore. ... more   less 
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