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TRYP Tenerife
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Los Cristianos
Reviewed September 15, 2008

6 sep to12 sep 2008 arivered 5am room very hot looked for air com NO air com ! i no it was 3star but thought it had silly me . lift didnt work half time had to walk up 5 flights of stairs in a hotel with NO air con.mornings had to wait for a table be for you had burnt bacon.had breakfast out twice.evening meal not much better as it was very hot NO air con.the courtesy room was in a shower in the toilets near the swimming pool .it was disgusting now were to put your cloths or get dress .The good points clean room ,nice staff

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed September 13, 2008

My girlfriend and I decided to book this hotel after reading other reviews on Tripadvisor - we booked half board in order to save some money - this was a huge mistake.
I have worked in a 3 Star Hotel in the Costa Del Sol and the food was far superior. The food in the Sol princesa dacil hardly ever changed from one night to the next and it was the most unappertising food we had ever seen.
We strongly suggest that you eat out - you would not serve this food at home so why eat it now?
Having said that, although the hotel was dated we found it very clean and the staff very freindly. Good veiws of the beach and harbour to be had from either side of the hotel.
The evening shows were of very poor quality and very amature-ish.
Ever so slighly off-putting were the amount of oap's going topless - overall this hotel had the feel of Benidorm the televsion series.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank neil6534
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Reviewed September 12, 2008

I've been meaning to post a review about this hotel for a while and now that I've just signed up to TripAdvisor I thought I'd make this my first. This was the second visit made by my Wife and I, on the strength of our previous visit the year before.

First Impressions: The initial view of the hotel is impressive in a kind of large slab of vertical concrete that dominates the coastal view of Los Cristianos. If you view it from the harbour and beach (5 minutes walk down the road) it looks a bit stark and overwhelming but once you're up close and personal it looks and feels inviting (probably due to the well landscaped garden area by the main car park). On entering the Reception area, which is well lit, spacious and extremely comfortable (with nice big comfy sofa's liberally adorning it) and a small but effective computer & web access area to the right of the main doors. There is a genuine feeling of warmth and welcome. The Receptionist staff do a great job in making you feel at home right from the start. This is echoed by all the staff, from the management team who hold a Welcome to the Hotel gathering by the poolside/entertainment area, for new arrivals (most days it seemed) free drinks included (Margarita's FTW) and snacks. This trip we had a room on the fifth of fifteen (or so) floors served by 2 smallish elevators both on the ground floor (big enough though for 4 passengers and luggage) although each elevator served half of the floors (1 went no higher than the 7th floor the other went from the 7th and above) sometimes you'd have a bit of a wait, especially at busy booking in/out times but, hey, that's to be expected and wasn't a problem (least not for us). On the basement floor level there's a games room with a pool table, air hockey and a few coin-op's. There’s also an Information area. This was where you'd come to check on the return trip roster (if like us you booked transfers to the airport) with each travel operator having a folder with information in it.

The Room: The room we were in was on the east side of the hotel and had a good sized living area, comfortable bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The sliding glass door led out to the balcony which had great views of the coastline down to the harbour & beach and overlooked the pool and entertainment area. The housemaids really look after the rooms well, with fresh towels (each day) and clean bed linen (every couple or so days) and meticulously cleaned the (tiled) floor and furniture in each room. We'd come back after our days out to find they'd drawn the blackout curtains (leaving the rooms comfortably cool). The morning sunrise views were incredible and most mornings we'd relax on the balcony watching the place come to life, before going down to breakfast.

The Food: Working on a buffet style system, we were half-board, (you get a meal ticket for the room on checking in, which you show to the restaurant door staff member). This wasn't rigidly enforced, usually giving the room number was enough (on the occasions where we'd been out and about but left the card in our room). As for the food itself, I seriously got addicted to the omelettes (breakfast) and (usually seafood) paella (lunch). Although there was a massive selection of food types, catering for all palettes and tastes, and they had themed nights with different European dishes from UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany etc. Once we'd made our selection there were always plenty of seats/tables as the restaurant is seriously massive (in a big but cosy school dining room type of way) and also well maintained (tables are cleared & cleaned regularly but without the feeling that you're being hovered over by someone waiting for you to finish your meal).

The Pool: In the morning, while we were sitting at breakfast, there was the usual (comical) race for the sun beds where people would claim a sun bed then come back in for breakfast. Although this was supposedly outlawed (according to the sign by the door to the rear of the Hotel which leads to the pool area) it didn't deter people from doing it, but as we spent most of our days either on the beach, on excursions or just wandering around the town, this wasn't a problem. On the occasions where we did go to the pool it was usually later in the day when things had eased off a bit so it was easy enough to get a sun bed by the pool and quiet enough (as most of the kids had gone elsewhere to create mayhem). So we could relax and catch the last few rays of sun before the pool closed at 6.30pm and the nightly entertainments started at 7pm.

Entertainment: The hotel entertainment team put on themed shows each night of the week on a stage area beside the pool with an outdoor bar and refreshments area, the shows itinerary for the week is posted in the Reception area and although we didn't take many of the shows in (we spent most nights in a great Irish pub downtown as well as soaking up the local ambience) they went on till 11pm (ish) so we sometimes caught the tail end of them from the hotel balcony. The shows we did see were great fun, with a lot of (seemingly mandatory but welcomed) audience participation and everyone involved was having a good time.

Overall: The first time we stayed here helped us decide where we'd go for this years holiday and now that we've been twice we'd definitely go back. Every aspect of the hotel was enjoyable and given the comments exchanged by other visitors we met, in and around the hotel, no one had a bad word to say likewise. All of the staff were amongst the most friendly and helpful we've ever encountered and were on hand to offer help and advice whenever we needed (suggestions for excursions and local information etc). The whole team of staff, that were introduced by the management at the Welcome gathering, seemed more like an extended family as they genuinely looked like they enjoy working there and that sentiment is extended by the way they react to their guests. The Hotel itself is very clean and well maintained, despite having several hundreds of people passing through it's doors each week, that's a huge task alone but one they appear to take in their stride. In conclusion, if you are booking a stay in Los Cristianos it would be well worth considering staying here because if your stay is half as good as ours it may be twice as good as you'd expect from a 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2008

Well this was our 2nd trip to Dacil and 3rd to Tenerife. I have to admit im a big fan of Tenerife, especially Los Christianos.

We returned to Dacil after a pleasent stay the first time round. Although from a distance it looks like a huge breeze block sat upright, its actually quite pleasent when you get up close. When we were there last there was some building work going on opposite, i aint sure wether thats still the case, although we saw no work on it for a week while we were there, they must take some tips from British builders.....

The position of Dacil is great, its in the town itself and a short walk to the shops, Sunday Market and the beach / sea front. Although its great to get to those places, its an uphill walk back which isnt too bad unless you had a long day out and a few drinks on the way back.

The Hotel itself is cleaned to perfection, i dont think we ever spotted dirt or any sort of rubbish once, its realy realy well kept. The rooms are the same, always cleaned and well kept. As it was our 2nd visit, we had been given a family room upgrade and a basket of fruit along with a few bottles of water, but due to a mix up my mother and aunt got the extras and we got their room!. The room we were given was a corner room, and was big enough for 2. The only let down was the fact it had a sealed door between us and the room next door, so you could hear every single thing going on, luckily we had 3 young brummies who were always out! Cheers!

As with most hotels, you get a good side and bad side as in views, one side of the hotel faces the pool and ocean, the other faces the town and a building site, we got the latter, but it wasnt a problem as we dont spend too much time in the hotel.

The food is constantly slammed in this place, it isnt that bad at all, realy. Ok it isnt a top restaurant, but remind yourself that you have just paid a few hundred quid to go to a 3* hotel, then you realise its good value for money. Those who complain, well all i can say is pay the extra next time and go somewhere better if you dont like it.....

The food varies slightly each night, some nights are themed like Spanish night, Mexican, Italian and so on, they do all the dishes pretty well and theres a big enough selection to cater for most of us. The pudding (sweet) part can be a little bit dodgey at times but it does the job alright. The mornings are your average fried breakfast deals, cereal, fruit or toast, but its fine, although the coffee sucks big time, and while we were there the fruit drink machines were constantly breaking down so water was the safest bet.

The entertainment can be fantastic at times and boring at other times. The drummers are great aswell as the tribal dancers / martial artisits.... As for the daytime its that old faithful, BINGO!, which gets boring after 20 minutes....

But all in all, i can say id return to the Dacil, its a well placed, well kept and good value hotel.... Its a 3* and doesnt pretend to be anything else!

PS! - If you get the chance, go to Dreamers bar and see if a duo called MOTOWN GOLD are on, they are fantastic singers and well worth watching....

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Bungle_Dingle
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Reviewed September 2, 2008

The best thing about this hotel is the daily activities on offer for adults/kids and kids. The entertainment staff were full of energy and interacted well with the children.

I would give the food about 7 out of 10. There was something for everyone and you never went hungry and if you are sly enough you can make some sandwiches for lunch at breakfast time.

The rooms were quite spacious (9th floor) and cleaned daily. Reception staff were very helpful and polite although on check in at 11.15am after having been travelling for 12 hours with no sleep our room was not ready on arrival although they gave us free drinks.

The beer at the hotel was disgusting and 3.20e a pint with only Heineken on offer in 25cl bottles as a poor substitute, 11e for a large sangria biut it was stuffed with fruit.... you get the message

entertainment in los cristianos was low key with more restaurants than bars, only seen 2 irish bars which both were poor in comparison to lanzarote.

I would go back to this hotel but prefer lanzarote by miles as there was more atmosphere and cheaper.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

Just back on Sat2 20th Aug,booked this hotel after reading loads of reviews both good and bad.
Our room was 130 so we were on the first floor and the room was small,but i dont go on hols to stay in hotel so stayed put, despite nagative reports we found the food great and varied..okay so the leftover bread surfaced as fried bread next morn but it was great dipped into an egg and if you see the bananas in the syrup give them a try........Now the bad points, the only plug point in the room had the tv plugged in so if you need a plug you lose the tv.....Now for the note of concern, while sitting on the balcony two days before we left a large piece of the balcony above landed at my feet and shattered into pieces this was reported and while at dinner staff cleaned the balcony and we heard no more!!!!!, the following morning my partner walked onto the balcony and was hit by 4 stones!, this time we spoke to the duty manager who immediately moved us to room 1503......which had a bathroom bigger than the first room!!!!!
Dacil does need renovated but I think they need to start on the outside first!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DinPete
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Reviewed August 30, 2008

We have yust return from our 2 week holiday' with 2 kids, me and my husband

The room was very big,clean,excellent view from balicony on the 6th floor (wouldent like to be any higher up)

Food-was a good selection for adults and children,dident have to eat out at all

Entertainment-all entertainment staff friendly and good with children, entertainment on nights was repeated a couple of times over the 2 weeks (tex night,charity night) also kids daytime entertainment was an extra ten euros a day (if child wanted 2 do it ) other then that entertainer's did all they can with the facilities they had

over all weather was great and an enjoyable hols

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Address: Avenida Juan Carlos I, 25 | Playa de los Cristianos, 38650 Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Arona > Los Cristianos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Los Cristianos
Price Range: $70 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — TRYP Tenerife 3*
Number of rooms: 364
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. TRYP Tenerife lies 200 m from the beach of Los Cristianos in Tenerife. It features a large outdoor pool with sun loungers and rooms with balconies, most with sea views. Children can enjoy activities such as climbing and the superjumper. Meanwhile parents can enjoy a session in the gym or simply sunbathing on the sun terrace. At the end of the day the family can come together to share a meal in the buffet restaurant before enjoying the nightly entertainment. There is also a pool bar and a sports bar. Tenerife South Airport is less than 20 minutes' drive from TRYP Tenerife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sol Princesa Dacil Hotel Los Cristianos
Sol Melia Arona
Sol Princesa Dacil Arona
TRYP Tenerife Los Cristianos

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