Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena, Tenerife: Address, Playa de la Arena Reviews: 4/5

Playa de la Arena
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Loll5
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK23 contributions
Health Warning!
Apr 2021 • Solo
HEALTH WARNING !! PLEASE AVOID the Dr Camelia Nela Sasu at the International Medical Centre opposite the beach in Playa de la Arena at all costs, although it's central location and multi-lingual doctor make it appear a good choice. There are a number of local private doctors who will give you professional and financially ethical care and not take advantage of you when you are ill and vulnerable. Sadly I am not alone in my experience as can be seen on Google map reviews and the Internet. Due to my experience and after effects of my treatment, I will not visit Tenerife again. Sadly 4 years since my experience, she continues to practice in an unethical manner, seemingly unaccountable to any one. Such a shame as Playa de la Arena is a beautiful, peaceful resort, with lovely people and this person is a blight on the area.
Written April 18, 2021
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,183 contributions
Popular sandy beach
Jul 2020 • Friends
Close to the mountainous Los Gigantes, the west coast resort in Tenerife benefits from Playa de la Arena and it’s palm-tree lined, black sandy beach. Appears quite touristy but is very pretty to look at.
Written July 25, 2020
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Angus K
7 contributions
Mr A Kay
Mar 2020 • Friends
This hotel is a must. Lovely location,and great views.Food was fantastic, catered for everyone. Theres food and drink all day long,never a shortage. Staff really helpful,entertainment was very good. Rooms cleaned everyday. 2 pools 1 heated. So a choice. Will definitely come back in the near future. Well done Playa La Arena. For a great week.
Written March 14, 2020
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TenerifeCasablanca
Tenerife, Spain70 contributions
Great hotel value for money and excellent staff
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had our 52nd wedding anniversary at this hotel. The hotel staff were excellent and the room was very clean and well presented. The outside view did include a deserted building and construction works.
Written March 12, 2020
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louise l
42 contributions
Lovely hotel reception area and Bedroom
Feb 2020
The hotel is lovely when arriving, but we were in a queue to book into our room (half an hour) due to queues. However, we arrived at 12:00 and we were not in our room until approx 3:30! The room was lovely and very clean. The food was a buffet for every meal, and a grill with fish or meat served... I say served.... slapped on your plate from an angry looking cook! The meat was always as tough as boards. Some food on the buffet was hard to discern. The food served by the pool was hot dogs and burgers, and we don’t like fast food or unsure of the quality. The drinks were good, and known brands. We were eventually told we could eat one night in a restaurant, and when booking, we were informed they weren’t open Monday and Tuesday, so too late as we returned home on Tuesday. The was a tapas bar, originally told you had to ok, but so few were eating there, they were allowing us to go in and have some tapas.
Whilst personally I didn’t enjoy the food, I’m sure others were happy with this Butlin’s style food offering. There was also a layered approach to their offerings. If you were a platinum visitor you could use their restaurant, some seating areas, and a virtual pool accessed with your room card. These areas were unavailable to those who hadn’t booked Platinum. I hate structures like this. The entertainment centre was a disgrace... covers on seats filthy, stage curtains ripped and dirty looking. We stopped in there for 5 minutes as the smell of deodorising’perfume’ to mask the dirty smell in there was overpowering. I wouldn’t put my children in there at all. This room didn’t look part of the hotel, as the hotel itself is very smart and clean. This was the opposite.
Written March 9, 2020
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Betsy
1 contribution
Rubbish
Mar 2020 • Couples
Tiny beach, no ball games including bat and ball even when the beach was quiet at 10am in March. No real reason given, very disappointing. Charge use for toilets. Nothing special. Disappointed.
Written March 8, 2020
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Mandy
5 contributions
Peace perfect peace
Feb 2020
Fabulous civilised resort with beautiful beach great food and enough but not too many bars and shops
Written March 5, 2020
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Beth L
Greater London, UK3 contributions
Great holiday
Feb 2020 • Family
Really beautiful place to go with amazing views, not loads to do in the local area but enough for a weeks entertainment.

Would defiantly recommend the taps place, the Indian and the Irish bar.
Written February 15, 2020
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Nathaniel-Richards
Cardiff, UK664 contributions
Great area entertainment
Feb 2020 • Couples
Playa de la arena is a large are with a restaurant and a large entertainment area close to local transport services quieting winter months the action and entertainment starts in the summer months still worth a visit good bars and restaurants in the area
Written February 9, 2020
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Lynne
Lymington, UK20 contributions
Lovely resort.
Jan 2020
Good beach although red flags up most of the week as it was very rough.
Great to sit and watch the sea though. Lovely walks along the prom either way.
Written February 1, 2020
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