So, I just came back from a week-long stay, and I've got to say firstly, it was my first lazy-holiday as an adult. And what a great introduction to that style of holiday!
I'll go in order of the below sections; Service. Service overall was excellent. Most staff are trilingual, all staff are polite. The only black mark was some not-so fast service during breakfast, but that was the busiest meal of the day for them and was a comment my friend made based on previous experience at their resorts. But otherwise, staff service was great. They answered our questions and enquiries and went above and beyond in many ways, and I was always greeted with a hello and a smile.
Value. Fantastic. All-inclusive means all-inclusive. A refunded €20 entitles you to beach towels which can be exchanged for fresh ones at your request, full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, and by the pool during the day there is a constant spread of food; fruit, sandwiches, hot food, icecream etc. There is a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee and tea. The only thing not included was wifi, but for an extra €30 over the eight days we stayed, it isn't a huge bill to stump up for.
Sleep quality. Pretty good! The rooms are air-conditioned, quiet and dark (a must for someone with a shift-working background). The beds we all had were two singles pushed together which is not ideal, but I was only spending 7 hours a night in it so I didn't care too much.
Cleanliness. Very good. Rooms were serviced daily, towels changed on request, shared areas always tidy and clean. Bathrooms were very clean which surprised me. Hopefully that continues to be the case.
Location. Sensational! 10-15 minute walk from a white-sand beach, and you'll never pay more than €15 to get into town to the night club distric or Playa de Americanas for shopping. 20km from Tenerife South Airport means you'll pay no more than €30 for a cab.
Rooms. Nice and relaxing, if getting a bit dated. As I said, two singles pushed together in the junior suites, but the rooms are big. Separate section with a sofabed and coffee table, then the bedroom with a TV (channels in Englsh, Deutsche and Espanõl) and a balcony ranging in size from pretty big to huge. Two of us requested to be moved when able to rooms with sea views, and with full credit to the staff we were moved after two nights. The rooms with sea views are the ones to go for; waking up to the views the resort has is awesome. Bathroom consisted of twin basins, bathtub/shower.
Food. I loved it, but I'm not that fussy and I love seafood. Plenty of other non-seafood options though. Salads for lunch and dinner, fruit and a bug variety if breads for every meal, a roast meat of some description each day and night. For breakfast they had a chef available to fry eggs and make omelettes, lunch and dinner a chef to grill steak/skewers and fresh fish. On Fridays and Saturdays, they do a BBQ buffet by the lower pool and that was the food highlight for me. Desserts were fantastic; fruit, cakes and tarts, profiteroles, mousse, soon and so forth. The wines available for lunch and dinner were pretty good (had an average rosé though) and for coffee snobs, the coffee was alright. Oh, and champagne for breakfast!
Spa. Well, I didn't go looking for a spa, but the pools are awesome. Both enjoy views of the ocean, and have plenty of sun lounges. The lower massive pool has a bar so drinks are readily available. During the weekend it was busy and there was a shortage of umbrellas, but the weather was just so sunny the whole time. It's a small criticism, seriously.
I assume the spa section includes other facilities. Well, what I loved the most were the squash courts. They have two, and while not 100% perfect, for three aspiring elite players they were great facilities to have at our disposal. We took racquets with us but forgot balls (they have balls and I think they hire out racquets) and we played almost every day. Awesome. The "gym" is just a circuit machine and not really of much use; we could have done more with a bar and free weights, so maybe that would be a better direction for the resort to go; toss the machine. Pool tables are cool, but need to be re-levelled and some new cues and balls would be sweet. During the day some staff drum up activities to keep you occupied and, while a but silly, it was good fun. We participated in a few :-)
As a side note, there were plenty of families there, with young children too. But I would still recommend this resort for young and old couples. It didn't feel like there was a focus towards rowdy families or geriatrics; everyone was welcome and it wasn't wearying at all.
They do shows every night, for children and adults, ranging from dancing shows to exotic bird displays and acrobatics. Nice for a relaxing night in.
I am a single bloke, and holidayed with two couples I am friends with. We had three junior suites. Take your squash racquets and burn off those buffet calories!
Would I recommend it? Yes, definitely. Would I stay there again? For another lazy beach holiday in the south of Tenerife? Yes, definitely.
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