We were a bit wary of this hotel as it is much larger than anything we would usually choose however when you're there this isn't evident. The place is laid out in a series of smaller areas & vistas & it just doesn't feel that you're with so many people. Being able to spread out in the evening in different restaurants helps this & adds variety to the stay.
Our room was very spacious & the balcony was big, bathroom spotless & set up for two. Maid service was twice a day & kept the room spotless. Really good.
Having read the reviews just before we went about half board not including everything we were a little worried we'd be paying lots on top but it really wasn't a problem. There was always something on the 'included' options and in fact usually at least 2-3 for each course. We didn't find it a problem at all & did sometimes choose to play extra for things but you certainly didn't need to. The food was excellent wherever we went, well served & delicious & The Veranda restaurant , an open buffet, had an extensive choice & if you wished you could return as many times as you wanted
We found the service fine everywhere & didn't wait for anything. All the staff were attentive & courteous & nothing was too much of a problem for them. The service is a big plus for the hotel & we felt really well looked after.
Two restaurants are very expensive MB the Michelin starred & Kabuki. So we gave MB a miss & Kabuki would have been ok if the waiter hadn't suggested an extra that cost a lot on top of our carefully chosen suggestions. Felt like a bit of a fast one was pulled so just be firm & choose what you want only.
It's a family hotel & caters for kids but also understands that adult couples don't want kids running round especially when you're paying this much so there was an adult pool area where we went. It would be nice if they could think about this at restaurants too & put some space aside specifically for adults only but it wasn't really a problem although it may be in the summer when theres a lot more kid.
Drink prices were as you'd expect in this quality of hotel
We really enjoyed the Spa circuit which came as a complimentary & was lots of fun. Also ask about the free classes in the gym area. I found this too late & may have done more - things like Pilate, Yoga. The teachers were knowledgeable & good. Beautiful Spa area overall with helpful staff & the massage I had was really excellent.
Overall a really great hotel & we'll return but probably on some sort of golf/spa/activity package.
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- Also Known As:
- Abama Hotel Tenerife
- Abama Tenerife
- The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Tenerife/Guia De Isora