Travel Details. Thomson. Couple (49 & 52) - 7 Days Half board.
The hotel is lovely with a stunning reception hall with balcony's. After our journey we were welcomed with a glass of Champagne as we went through the check-in process, a nice touch we thought. The room was at the side but we had a sea view, even though there is an apartment block across the way. We had sun on the balcony from when it came over the ridge until it went down, no complaints there. We were (room 302) above the service road so a bit of noise when deliveries were made from about 07.15 - if this is a problem for you, make sure you book a pool side view room. The room was very very clean, had mini bar and well equipped bathroom. Maid service every day, just put the card out if you do (or you dont). This is not a 'neuveau' hotel so the decor is the same 'solid' standard throughout, and lets face it - if you are on holiday to look at the wallpaper then .... The TV was a 40 inch Samsung, a good set of channels with UK TV fine. Half board meals were absolutely fine, a good selection, good quality with a chef to carve or do your eggs and pancakes in the morning. Yes, it gets busy, but in an organised kind of way, there is no danger of running out. There are two main pools and a kiddies tiny one. No slides, radios, or anything a teenager might want to annoy you with ;-).
This in some ways is a traditional hotel, gents - long trousers at diner, pool opens at 10am and closes at 6pm - thats the way it is.
So a lovely, quiet, well provisioned hotel that you can easily relax in.
Some key points.... the average age of the 800+ guests was we guessed was in the sixty's. There were some youngsters - like us ;-) but few and far between. The evening entertainment in the main bar (nice decor) was always in two parts, the 'house' trio who played a range of backgound music, vary aveagely, then the main event - different each night, however only a 45 min show and in our opinion they were not top notch acts, a dissapointment to be honest. There are 3 bars so you do have a choice, piano bar for one. The main dancing was ballroom. Everything closes by midnight. Quiet Hotel.
We had luch at the poolside bar outside, waiter service and very nice indeed.
The bay the hotel is on is a combination of rock (hotel end) and a man made beach at the other (V Nice) beside the ferry port. We found it nice to watch the ferry's come and go, it didn't have any impact to the beach and bathers, however we chose to walk around the point another 300m to the Las Vistas beach, bigger, loads of nice sand and good sea swimming, just watch out for the steep bit as you go in, but past the waves it was just lovely.
Summary: We had 7 fantastic days of weather (23-24 Celcius - in January!) the hotel was nice and relaxing, everything you need - which is what we wanted - and there are loads of other distractions nearby if you fancy a change. We only did one trip out on the catamaran, to see dolphins and have a swim. A great 4 hours seriously. If you are looking for a quiet break, this hotel is spot on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Spring Arona Gran Hotel, it's located in a privileged position on the seaside promenade, facing the island of La Gomera, offers spectaculars views of the bay and the old fishing port of Los Cristianos and is only 3 km from the golf course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Arona Gran
- Arona Gran Los Cristianos
- Arona Gran Hotel Tenerife
- Arona Gran Tenerife
- Spring Arona Gran Hotel Tenerife/Los Cristianos