The hotel - on arrival easy booking in process, safe hire is 3 euro a day plus a refundable deposit of 10 euros, we were given a one bedroom apartment on the third floor over looking the mountains, which I have to say was lovely and peaceful after a night out, the view was great. The room was spotlessly clean, a nice change, the furnishings are very dated but I'd rather have old fashioned and clean than modern and dirty. It obviously is for 3 people as there was 3 of everything!
Cleaning is everyday except Friday and Sunday, some maids cleaned more thoroughly than others. We left out the do not disturb sign one day after a late night out, and missed the maid, we told reception and they had it cleaned - excellent.
With the cleaners was a maintanence man and there was always some cleaning and servicing being done, again excellent.
The sports bar was bright and modern and there were 4 pool tables. The drinks however were pricey, they ran out of Bacardi and Rum and this took 3 days to stock, a shame because we went to drink elsewhere. If you want a spirit with a mixer, order them seperately it's the same for a shot of pepsi/lemonade etc as it is for a whole glass.
The pool area has 3 pools interlinked, the kiddie pool was heated 0.35 metres deep, the pool to the left starts at 1.0 metre but the steps take you in to about 1.4 and it was freezing, the pool to the right was about 1.75 and definately for swimmers, again freezing, although the weather was brilliant it needed a little heat, we thought the pool was heated from November to March but this appears not to be the case. It was however well kept and very clean. The regular life guard so helpful and always doing something, his replacement on the Monday for one day was the complete opposite, barely able to drag himself from the phone to answer a question. Plenty of sun beds, locked away overnight, no reserving, there is a basket for the life guard to put removed towels into, good to see this, a definite plus point.
The pool bar needed some pazazz, the facilities are there to make it lively and inviting, music, drinks on display etc would be great and definitely encourage more drinking and activity. One of the barmen was quite surly and unhappy when we didn't leave a few cents change as a tip, the rest were friendly and helpful. The bar food was very good and recommend the fish fillet or the omlette.
On floor 3 is a jacuzzi overlooking the sea, lovely to watch the sun go down on the sea from there.
Surrounding areas, well the sea is opposite, and there is a bench to sit and take in the view, the beach is a short walk. There is a taxi rank outside plus the bus stop.
Having stayed in Tenerife many times, it was nice to stay somewhere that wasn't so hilly. There is a supermarket next door, but it was pricey, and a couple of bars/cafes, the one nearest the hotel we found to be poor value for money with cold, but over cooked food.
If you go out of the main entrance and turn right, go down the first road on the left and follow it round, there is a walkway/promenade with restaurants and cafes, if you keep following the path even though it looks as if it goes nowhere you come to a cafe called Bar Terraza cheap drinks and ice cold, food looked good too, service very polite but a little slow. There is also another supermarket, along with restaurants.
Cabs into Playa Fanabe are about 5 euros each way, definitely go into town and eat at Gran Reserva, the Hong Kong Garden Palace and have monkfish at the Corjon Rojo.
Night time entertainment and karaoke at the Moonlight Bar and News Cafe.
Would recommend this hotel, it was peaceful, clean, staff were lovely, do include taxi fares into your budget as we did, and then night trips into town do not seem so bad.
A sea view could be noisy, and would say floor one or above, there are lifts.
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