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Spring Arona Gran Hotel
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Los Cristianos
Certificate of Excellence
Chesterfield UK
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Quality break in April”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2008

The hotel screamed out 'quality' the moment we entered the antrium style reception and bar area. All the staff were well turned out and helpful during our seven day stay. I'm glad that we payed extra for a full sea view because we were entertained by the coming and going of the ferries. The balcony was well furnished and had it's own retractable sun canopy in case the sun was too much. Our bedroom and bathroom were of very good standard and serviced every day as you would expect. UK TV chanels were a bonus. We do not normally go in for buffet style half board eating arrangements but were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variation that was on offer at mealtimes. The pool area was superb and had the benefit of heated pools which were very welcome in April. The evening entertainment was not great and the beach outside the hotel was awfull. The nearest decent beach is a 30 minute walk.

  • Liked — Overall quality
  • Disliked — the nearest beach
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2008

We have just come back after a one week break at the Arona Gran, It is a great hotel. Food, entertainment, staff all first class. On requesting an early morning call to catch our flight home the receptionist was quick to tell us that breakfast started at 4.30am so we would not leave them hungry. Room was clean and very comfortable, hotel has extensive seating areas where you can while away some time out of the hot sun if you want to. Two lovely swimming pools (heated too) We are looking to go back again later this year.

G & L Aberdeen

Stayed April 2008
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midlands, england
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2008

The hotel is very clean and modern but the lack of staff behind the desk results in a long wait to book in. The room we stayed in was up to standard except that my partner could not have her soak in the bath as only a shower is provided and no instuctions how to operate the multi function body blaster.
We found the resturant and the buffet very good with a great choice of things to eat.
What did let the hotel down was several things like a lack of sun beds meaning having to get up at 7am to put blankets down.
Also at times we had to wait 10 mins or more for a waiter and you can't just fetch a drink from the bar.
The entertainment needs a good make over in that the resedent group is that bad they empty the ballroom with an hour to go.
Lastly the Hotel is situated at the end of the bay and to walk into the main part of Tenerife means a round trip of 2 to 4 miles. No hotel bus is provided and the service bus stop is a 25 min walk away.
You do get the impression that everything is geared to you staying at the hotel and running up a big bar bill.
For the cost of the stay i have stayed at better hotels.

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  • Disliked — Entertainment
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2008

Speaking as someone in their early 20's - yes the average age of the clientele is 60+ but it was lovely seeing them all doing the ballroom dancing in the evenings and it was great the four of us (all in our twenties) joined in!

To be honest though we were only there for one night and I think we would have got bored after any more than three.

I liked the 'grandness' of the lobby, however all that shrubbery overflowing over every balcony (see pics) made me think I was in Jurassic Park.

The buffet was amazing (breakfast & dinner) but this is someone speaking as an 'all-inclusive' virgin, but also as a fussy vegetarian I was very impressed with the choice.

The staff were really helpful and friendly and they gave us a hotel room after we had checked out to have showers/get ready for our flight home after being by the pool all day.

Really great place, I liked it that there were not many kids about too. Would recommend for a few days if your young but no longer than that. If you’re 50+ you'll have a fantastic time!

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  • Disliked — Drinks could have been cheaper in the bar
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2008

I stayed at the Arona Gran hotel last July with my sister for a week. I had a pleasant stay and thought the hotel was extremely good value for money.

The bedroom was of a good size along with the balcony. I thought the selection of food available in the restaurant was fantastic and catered for all tastes.

I do agree that the majority of guests are slightly older (my sister and I are in our 20's) however we found it a really nice place just to relax and unwind. Please also remember that the hotel is located in Los Cristanios so it is obviously going to be 'very touristy!'

In all, I would recommend it to others who are looking for a relaxing holiday. The hotel and area surrounding it, also has excellent facilities for those that have walking difficulties or use a wheelchair.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2008

The initial impression of the hotel on arrival is that it is elegant and stunning. On closer inspection though it feels a bit dated and faded grandeur spings to mind. The pool area felt more modern and was very nicely laid out. The average age at the hotel was around 65 and up and the entertainment day and night was aimed at this age group. Sitting in the entertainment area felt a bit like sitting in a retirement home! The food was the same everynight. I was not impressed at all. Fatty meat and sludgy veg .. although others we met loved it.
The hotel advertises itself as being in an excellent location. I'm amazed by this! The hotel is next to grubby disused office buildings crawling with cats and a broken shabby promenade to the town. The town is a bit of a building site and is run down and tatty. The beach is a pile of dirty rocks with the odd abandoned crane!
On a positive note though. The staff were lovely and the place was very clean, pools were warm and the atmosphere was very relaxed.
Luckily we met some lovely people and had a nice break but it is safe to say I wont be going back.

  • Liked — clean and friendly
  • Disliked — location and rest home feel!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2008

Absolutely super hotel...

Pools were fantastic, really big, heated as when we were there it was a bit cloudy and cooler for a couple of days, but we still sat outside! On the very hot days it was beautiful! Lots and lots of sunbeds, so really easy to get one... some towels were out early and we just wanted to lie in so some days we had to move sunloungers around the pool to remain in the sun!!

Food was brilliant, lots and lots of selection, always great salads and fish and meat to choose from. 10/10 There's something for everyone from chips to cooked meat and fresh fish. Breakfasts were served til 10 - pleanty of time.

The hotel itself was beautiful, clean, tidy, marble, very very classy!

Rooms were fantastic, nothing out of the ordinary, clean, tidy, lots of british channels on the tv - no tea and coffee machine, but that wasn't expected - could easily purchase in the pool area.

Evening entertainment was average, nothing fantastic, but nice, there's a lovely big lounge area outside of the evening entertainment room, and that was super to sit and chill out at - read books or play pool, theres 3 pool tables!

You did have to pay for the gym and sauna though, and book the sauna for an hour - its something we didnt do though.

Location - wonderful! walk through the hotel gates by the pool and you're on the walk way alongside the sea front... the beach isn't sandy, you can't sunbathe right there, but a 15 min walk to the other side of LC and theres a man made beautiful beach. LC was lovely to walk into - 10min and you were right int he centre, lots of lovely littel shops, mostly commercial, restaurants, not many bars (this isn't a night club/time place)

Right next to (and I mean next to) the hotel is the weekly sunday market - its beautiful! wonderful experience, packed, its sooo busy so get there early and then we went again when they were packing away to get some dirt cheap handbags!! haggle away!

the hotel was suitable for all ages, there was a huge mix of ages of people, not many childern, but then we were out of season!

myself and my best friend (mid 20s) wanted a bit of nightlife, so we'd go into Playas - the first night we walked it (took 2 hours with a half hour cocktail stop in the middle) i wouldn't walk it again, but it was great just to wlka alonside the seafront, and there are lots of tourists around, it felt really safe! the hotel suggested a walk to the bus stop and get a bus in, but i have to say it was a bit of a walk - a good 20mins walk to get a bus to get to Americas...

also went with my parents (mid 50s) and they rented a car so tehy drove us in, took about 7 mins by car, if that, and then we got a taxi back - the hotel was ace too they'd call a taxi if we wanted - a taxi back at 2am cost about 9 - 10 euros (again this is out of season)

oh and when we got back to the hotel at 2am, we had to swipe cards to get in and there was a security guard there always making sure we could get in - he became our friend after a week!!!

it was a fab compromise becuase we had a beautiful quite hotel in the day and night life was in playas if we watned it!

there's an iceland (spar type shop) that sells pretty much every little snack thing, so get bottled water from there to drink and there's fizzy pop, salad snacks, biscuits and some frozen food if you're in apartments - reasonably cheap - it matched english prices!

Definitely go back, it was wonderful , worth every penny!!!

Stayed April 2008
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Property: Spring Arona Gran Hotel
Address: Avda Juan Carlos I, 38, 38650 Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Arona > Los Cristianos
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Los Cristianos
#3 Family Hotel in Los Cristianos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Spring Arona Gran Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 391
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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Hotel Arona Gran
Arona Gran Los Cristianos
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