Wonderful hotel - by far the best I've stayed at in the Canary Islands. The Bali-theme continues throughout the hotel and really is a joy to be in. There are two main things to highlight: the hotel amenities and the location.
I'll start with the location because others here have said it's probably the only down side and I'd agree! We didn't find it a problem, though. There is a shuttle bus into town (the the times aren't great with the last one back at 1800 and they're not too regular, but it's useful nonetheless. A taxi costs between 7.50 and 10 EUROS to Los Cristianos. The hotel restaurant seemed nice enough and there is a pricier more 'exclusive' restaurant owned by the hotel just up the road.
Now, the hotel itself... wow! Absolutely beautiful and immaculate. Wonderful first impressions in the lobby where you're greeted with a glass of bubbly and, if you're very lucky, the sunset looking over the pool and out towards La Gomera.
You can tell a lot of work goes into maintaining and cleaning every part of the hotel, from the rooms (cleaning every day) to the pool, to the comfort facilities after you've checked out. Everything has been thought of and if there's something you need, then the staff will go out of their way to help you. There is a small mini market on site which is handy, but not extensively stocked. The self catering apartments have everything you need to cook (including egg cups!) if you want to stay in and enjoy the view from your room which we did one night and it was lovely!
Our room was a luxury room/apartment, with a kitchen/living room complete with chez long and breakfast bar, bathroom w/jacuzzi and plenty of mirrors for the vain amongst you and a bedroom with four-poster bed. Both the living room and bedroom open out onto the balcony which has table and chairs and two loungers. On the second level (yes, second level) there's a private roof top terrace offering stunning views out to see (save for the half-built "thing" obscuring it somewhat). You're overlooked by everyone behind you, so it's not that private, but it's nice to enjoy and evening drink or have a lie in the sun.
The infinity pool is wonderful when you're in it, but if you're any higher than water level the incomplete building in front of the hotel is a bit of a blotch, but hey. Having said that, the surrounding pool area is very relaxing and immaculate as stated before. If you're feeling like you need exercise then there's the bar to swim up to in the corner (or the on-site gym). A massage tent and mini-golf are also available to use. I'm 24 and my girlfriend is 20 and we loved the mini-golf!! A free-of-charge extra which is suitable for anyone, with a comfy area for parents to watch or for a mid-game chillout. There's a waterfall and stream running through it and we had a blast (I may be slightly bias as I won every time...). A few other bits like table tennis, pool and a large chess board can keep you entertained!
Upon a sad departure, the comfort facilities are ideal if your flight is later in the day. Lockers for your bags are available and there are private rooms with showers and areas to get changed and hair-dryers. Towels are available upon request at reception for use around the pool, too.
All-in-all, a splendid hotel and I'd definitely recommend it if you're not too bothered about not being right next to bars/restaurants. The 10 minute bus journey isn't too burdensome!
We went as a couple but there were a few families around and seemed more than suitable for children (but it wasn't swamped by them. Plenty of peace and quiet and you can find your own little space away from everybody if you like.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regency Country Club is an exclusive hotel in Tenerife. The hotel enjoys a privileged location in the south of the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the residential area of Chayofa(Arona). Regency Country Club is only 5 minutes away from Los Cristianos and the renowned Playa de las Vistas beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regency Country Club Hotel Chayofa
- Regency Los Cristianos
- Regency Country Hotel
- Regency Country Club Tenerife, Canary Islands