The Tamaimo tropical hotel is a large apartment complex, with 2 nice size swimming pools and a small pool for kids. The staff there are mostly polite and helpful, with one or two exceptions. There are daily activities for smaller children, but much less so for teenagers and older kids. The evening entertainment for adults was poor, in fact some of the singers were so bad they should've been comedians!Hygiene was a worry, as we regularly came across cockroaches in our apartment and around the complex. Pigeons were a pest around the pool and any food left unattended for a short while was very rapidly set upon by half a dozen or more of them. The poolside bins were not emptied until the evening, so by lunchtime most days they were overflowing and like a magnet for pigeons!Whilst the breakfast buffet offered a reasonable choice of cereals, fruit, pastries and a cooked breakfast, the lunch and evening buffets were largely unvaried. If you have fussy eaters in your party, this is not the place for you! The quality of the food was not particularly good, with meat & poultry often either under (pink) or over (tough & chewy) cooked. And unfortunately my daughter was struck down with some sort of food bug for the last 3 days of our stay. The air conditioning either didn't work or was never switched on in the dining room, so it got very hot & uncomfortable during meal times.The drinks available at the poolside bar only came in small plastic cups, and with a lump of ice thrown in first you were only getting half a cup of drink. This encouraged people to get 2 or 3 drinks at a time. Being all inclusive entitles you to only the 'house' drinks and NO cocktails. If you want a cocktail or a branded drink, such as Smirnoff vodka for example, you had to pay! The swimming pools are big and reasonably well maintained and the focus of most peoples enjoyment during the day. The daily water polo match tended to end up being England V Spain and got a bit 'sporty' on several occasions, certainly not an activity for the weak or fainthearted!With most of the holidaymakers being British or Spanish, it was a bit of a shock to discover the levels people would sink to to aquire a sunbed for the day! Having travelled fairly widely over the last 30 years or so, I've never seen anything like it before. People would be trying to claim sunbeds for the following day by 10 or 11pm that evening, this often caused arguments and resentment. They would often be out by the pool at midnight or later and on our last night there was an almighty row that went on until 2am, resulting in ALL the towels being removed and placed in reception. Some people even resorted to taking sunbeds to their apartment in the evening. With the apartments being situated around the pools, this night time battle often resulted in a disturbed nights sleep for a lot of people.The Tamaimo Tropical is not exclusively all inclusive! There are people staying there on half board or other deals, and at the weekends the locals were offered cut price deals to use the hotels facilities. We paid a lot of money to avoid the the sort of people you DON'T want to share your holiday with, only to find that there was plenty of them there on various cheaper deals. Unfortunately this meant that most evenings there were groups of teenagers and younger children wandering around the complex until the early hours shouting and screaming. Security was very slow to react and it wasn't unusual to see lots of bleary eyed holidaymakers by the pool each morning.Overall, we made the most of it and generally as a family had a good time, but this was our first time all inclusive and I feel that this hotel fell well short of what I was expecting, and I don't think we got anywhere near value for money. I certainly wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone I liked, and would never consider going back myself.« less
“Top Tip: There's a British Sports bar only 5 minutes walk from the hotel with a friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks. They have several big screens and can show just about any premier league or european match live, ideal for the footy fans!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is located in Puerto Santiago, Tenerife, between los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena with fantastic sea wiews.The Hotel Globales Tamaimo Tropical consists of 46 comfortable studios, 286 apacious one-bedroom apartaments and 40 two-bedroom family apartaments for up to 6 people. At our hotel the guests can relax in our spacious and quiet solariums with free sun-beds or swim in one out 5 swimming pools ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Globales Aparthotel Tamaimo Tropical Hotel Puerto De Santiago
- Aparthotel Tamaimo Tropical Hotel
- Tamaimo Tropical Tenerife
- Aparthotel Tenerife Tropical
- Tamaimo Tenerife
- Globales Aparthotel Tamaimo Tropical Tenerife/Puerto De Santiago