Having previously stayed in all of the 5 star rated hotel/resorts in Costa Adeje, at some point over the last few years, we were looking forward to a new experience at Abama, and weren't disappointed!
We were well received at reception with a glass of chilled champagne, and quickly whisked up to our room in the main 'Citadel'. The room was exceptionally spacious with a large balcony with spectacular views over the golf course, the sea and over to Gomera. It was magical! Everything you anticipate from a five star hotel room was there including a complimentary bottle of red wine - a nice touch. Superb bathroom too, with separate shower and plentiful supply of toiletries.
The grounds have been described by others, so I won't dwell on them, except to say that they are magnificent, extensive and lush!
There is a large families pool and a smaller adults only one which is where we located ourselves - it was an oasis of peace and quiet. Late moring we were served with a miniature smoothie and a piece of chilled melon, and the same late afternoon. Free bottled water was on ice at all the pools and the lifeguards were always about and very helpful and friendly.
Service and friendliness seemed to be the watchword of all the staff we came into contact with at Abama - nothing was too much trouble and they never once said that a request couldn't be met. They even did us prawns (not on the menu!) for a starter in the main restaurant. We had a half- board deal which we were grateful for as the prices were very high right across the board. Having said that, so was the quality. All the food we had was of a high standard and in large quantities - rack of lamb = 8 (yes eight) ribs/chops, the beef tenderloin must have weighed in at @ 300 gms, and was succulent, the spring chicken was exactly that - a whole spring chicken spatchcocked and served on a sizzling hot plate. Desserts were also excellent with our favouites, shared between us - Trio of chocolate (Chocolate creme brulee and 2 other chocolate delights) and Mango and Raspberry sorbets. Each night the chef offered a dessert special and on our last night it was creme brulee with honey and Rosemary infusion - I thought I had died and gone to heaven it was sublime!! It was delicate! it was Yummy! Vanessa and Veronica deserve special mention for such hard work and unstinting attention. I would say though that the hotel need to separate out the adult couples from the incessant childrens activities which was noisy and distracting, especially when playing around tables, while you were trying to eat and converse.
Breakfasts were another tour de force, with freshly made lattes and expressos to order. And real champagne as desired. There was a good selection of fruit, pastries, breads, cold meats and fish as well as a very comprehensive egg station. Irta kept all staff on their toes and was very much the 'Rock Chick' in charge!
We visited the Persian Garden for a 'photo opportunity', it is beautiful and quiet up there and I visited the gym a couple of times which is very well equipped with state of the art machines including a spinning gallery overlooking the grounds - around 8 spinning bikes out on the balcony.
Overall, a fabulous holiday. We were thoroughly spoiled, relaxed and ate our fill and were looked after so well. We'll be back next year for sure.
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- Enjoy the luxurious amenities from the Ritz-Carlton, Abama. Surrounded by picturesque backdrops like no other, guests will leave with memories to last a lifetime with experiences to follow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abama Hotel Tenerife
- Abama Tenerife
- The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Tenerife/Guia De Isora