The hotel is ideally located for holidays in La Palma. Bus stop, restaurants, the beach, car rentals, groceries etc. are just round the corner. It is also close to the airport, but - fear not. There are very few planes landing on La Palma. During our stay there were never more than 8 per day - there are very few regular conections to La Palma. Planes never fly at night. Comparing to West London - an island of silence.
Rooms are very generous in size, well maintained, in very good decorative order, very comfortable.
Two remarks - the hotel does not provide two bedroom apartments, so in case of family with teenagers you either squeeze in single bedroom apartment (doable, but a bit inconvenient) or book two single bedroom apartments (doable, but more expensive and not very supportive of family life). Secondly - the wheels of cleaning ladies' troleys are disastrously loud. If you dream about sleeping out your problems, catching up with your naps - forget it. Practically during the whole day the rumble of troleys being pushed through corridors, on pavements outside, in rooms above cannot be overheard. Planes are nothing comparing to this.
The staff was always very friendly and supportive. We would like to great Petra, who was always very professional, helpful and solved every of our few problems.
In terms of management we were a bit put of with the large deposits (15 euro) asked for every item rented from the reception. The hotel either suffered from pool-towel-thieves in the past? Anyway - it was extremely inconvenient to carry 15 euro in cash anytime you want to have some fun in the hotel. This distrust was also quite discouraging.
The hotel restaurant offers good quality food and nice ambiance, however we preferred to eat outside just to experience a bit of La Palma's ordinary life. Eating in Las Olas was always a very good option in terms of quality, variety and price anyway and we used this backup few times.
The pool. Great, nice retreat, well maintained etc. etc. however based on the pre-travel information we were expecting one of the pools to be heated. And it was not. I have to admit that at the end we were swimming in the pool anyway, despite the freezing entrance. But lack of heated pool was a disappointment.
Entertainment - we are not fans, but the Spanishman with the guitar was such a delight that we spent the evening listening to his music. Good selection of books in the micro-free-library. We stayed in La Palma building. There is a nice restaurant on the ground floor, playing jazz in the weekends. Absolute hit.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Las Olas La Palma/Brena Baja