I hadnt been in Tenerife for 30 years and on arrival and driving down to Los Gigantes, I truly began to think that booking this break on the strength of old memories was a big mistake.
Overdeveloped, over the top, in every, very commercial way.
Concrete and coloured slabs in place of everything that had been natural.
Modern in that trashy "planned"way that makes you wish the people that planned it, were condemned to live for for all of their natural life in what they had "created".
The Mass tourism Monster with a coloured concrete Bolt thro its neck.
The South of the island is a great disgusting mess of greed and avarice triumphing over sanity and decency,just street after street of madness pursuing money.
The coach made the very difficult turn into the Palm landscaped circle that is the front entrance to Los Gigantes hotel and a very small mini mart to the left of the main doors,tatty in that half deserted Spanish sort of way,like some one had gone for lunch and forgotten to lock up.
It did not raise my mood.
I stepped from the coach,into the foyer of the place and was greeted by some very happy happy tour guides,acting like demented sheepherds ,attending to equally demented stupid tourist sheep.
I had never really understood what it feels like to be senile, until that moment,I was incapable of rational action unless guided by these maniacal grinning assistants ,or it appears that is what their opinion was of the alighting mass tourist morons.
After a Jolly pep talk and ascertaining that I was not interested in buying at 2 times the normal price,tours and guided walks ,boat trips, a very green, very overpriced Save the whale spotting trips.
They disappeared and I sat and realized how peaceful was the Los Gigantes hotel,like release from a madhouse.
I looked up at the beautiful carved Canarian pinewood ceilings, then crossed to the main desk and collected the room key.
Ascended the broad staircase and made my way to our room, a well present room, spotless and with very comfortable beds, a good size equally spotless bathroom with thick fluffy pure white towels and a nice array of bathroom accessories..
In the main room I threw back the blinds and was greeted with a magnificent ocean veiw .
Yes I think I really began to relax.
Food was very good and plenty of choice.Staff attentive,several pools and wonderful veiws.
Towell change was everyday and the room looked after very well.
My wife and I had a wonderul time at the hotel, we also hired a car ,and drove around the Volcano and down to the Northside.
Truly breath taking views and the air ,that smells of pine and coldness,very enjoyable.
Then back around by Santa Cruze and up along the motorway and then the main road back to Los Gigantes,not so exhilerating unless you get excited by rocks dust and vastly overbuilt areas of concrete.
Los Gigantes hotel we enjoyed ,as for Tenerife in general,I think if I never saw it again.Ever.
I would not be too upset.
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- Los Gigantes Hotel Tenerife
- Hotel Los Gigantes Tenerife
- TUI SENSIMAR Los Gigantes Tenerife, Spain