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“nice hotel, good value, very very quiet - hire car to explore”
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Hotel Las Olas
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed for 1 week's self-catering (£360) in Room 220 in La Palma block next to the very quiet road - large, very clean, apartment. No heating or aircon. Very large bed with firm mattress. Asked for extra blankets and pillows - no problem. Modern bathroom - clean towels every day (some a bit thin). Kitchenette small and just the bare minimum of equipment. Paid a deposit for a kettle and toaster. TV small and not much to watch - BBC World and CNN in English. Fantastic unobstructed east facing 180 degree sea views from large balcony (overlooked by neighbours so no privacy), which gets morning sun (if there is any). Weather variable - some days very cloudy and cool - every day was windy. Could see Tenerife in the distance if it was clear. No problem with airport noise - the occasional plane was a welcome break from the sound of birds (joke). Mostly older guests who enjoyed walking - mainly German but also Spanish, Dutch, Italians. Pools nice and sunny but cold.
Hired a Renault Megane for a week through Thomsons for £108 - well worth it to explore the island. Keen drivers will love the twisty mountain roads but you need a good map - try the 1Euro map from the tourist office in Los Cancajos or the 3euro map from the hotel reception. There are fantastic views from 7000 feet up at the top of the island down into the vast caldera - and observatories (not open). Santa Cruz is a nice place to wander around and discover the 'ship museum' and the the dancing dwarves.
You can cut through the tunnel in the mountain to reach Puerto Naos or Tazcorte for a day on the (black sand) west coast beaches that seem to get better weather than Los Concajos. Bananas are a big industry here and the place is blighted by their plastic covers in parts.
If you want sun stay on the west side in Puerto Naos or Tazcorte. Very enjoyable for a week - not sure about a longer stay on La Palma.

Room Tip: Higher the better and ask for a sea view. Higher floors in La Palma Block should all be good.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Staff polite and helpful. Quiet resort but good cheap bus service nearby. Capital walkable Breakfast more than adequate. Accommodation mostly good but the bath was badly rusted. Cutlery, plates etc. basic but useable. Local supermarkets cheap and close by. El Pulpo fish most enjoyable. Island is unspoilt and an ideal place for a quiet getaway

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the road can be noisy when the buses reverse in.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

A good hotel which is kept very clean. The staff are all very friendly and extremely helpful. We were in Tenerife block which was convenient, quiet and provided a good view of the sea and the pool. As it was a special occasion we asked the travel agent to e-mail a request for a room high up with views, this did not materialise and the special occasion birthday was totally ignored. However our stay for a week was very good and we can thoroughly recommend this hotel. On arrival there was a very long queue at reception which took a while to clear though fizzy wine was provided and some tapas which was very thoughtful. We seemed to have been missed off the list for a while and were given an uncleaned room initially though when the mistake was pointed out to the staff on reception they quickly sorted out the problem. A good overall experience but the weather on this side of the island can be iffy in March.

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Room Tip: Try to e-mail in advance for a room high up but most of the rooms seem very good.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We spent two weeks here in February and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I emailed the hotel prior to arrival and asked for an apartment on a high floor with a sea view. We were given room 234 which was excellent, the views from the living area and bedroom were amazing. The kitchen area is very basic but served our needs as we only breakfast and have the occasional lunch in. The rooms were cleaned every day and linen and towels changed on request.

All the staff in the hotel were good, especially Theresa in the bar. The entertainment was a bit repetitive but that didn't bother us unduly as we like a quiet time and enjoyed some excellent meals at local restaurants.

Would recommend El Rincon, Sadi and especially Bar Parrilla La Habana - the steaks in here are fantastic and very reasonably priced. One to avoid is Bodeguita - the pork chops I had were inedible - could not even cut them with a knife, when we complained we were treated like lepers and given no apology!

All in all we had a great holiday it was our second holiday in La Palma and certainly won't be our last.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor for the views.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good value accomadation, quiet, comfortable, a get-a-way from it all holiday in a nice resort. Las Olas has a nice pool area, good for families and couples who want to just unwind. Good value for money holiday.
Word of warning, do not hire a car from ORLANDO RENT A CAR, they operate a scam in this resort, myself and many other people have been duped into paying a large deposit which they do not return, but you don't know until you arrive home and find that your credit card has been fraudulenty debited, beware!
Do not let this put you off going to the Hotel Las Olas or La Palma it is a lovely place.

Room Tip: Request a sea view, there is no extra charge.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just returned from our first visit to LA PALMA having stayed at LAS OLAS for seven nights on a self catering basis.
Very efficient and pleasant reception staff, the free champagne type drink was most welcome on arrival!
We were given a top floor room, (246), which had excellent views over the hotels gardens, pools and the sea beyond.
Very good sized lounge, with small adequately stocked kitchenette, twin electric hob, microwave and fridge etc. Some people hire a kettle, but there really is no need, we just poured a couple of cups of water into one of the pans and it was boiling in no time!
Bedroom was large, comfy beds, with lots of clothes hanging facilities and a safe, bathroom, with full sized bath was excellent, cleaned daily, plenty of towels, maids came both in the morning and and at dusk. Extra pillows and blankets we delivered to the room on request.
Lovely pools, but sadly, they were not heated, pleasant gardens.
Breakfast, at 6 Euros per person, was good value, we had our evening meals at various places in the area.
If we return to the Island we will stay at LAS OLAS again, in the meantime would have no hesitation in suggesting that others should do so.
A lovely place with happy professional staff, to whom we say a jolly big thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: We had room 246, quiet, with great views
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We have just returned after 2 weeks at Las Olas. We had room 331 and the view off the balcony was fantastic, but some of the different blocks would not have a sea view, so ask for a high floor. The apartment was very clean and had a separate bedroom from the lounge/ kitchen. We agree you shouldn't have to hire kettles and toasters, but you get the money back. The pool and public areas are lovely. We tried the restaurant twice and it was ok for 10 euros. The pool bar was nice.the entertainment was what you would expect ! But 2 young Spanish lads are very good. We got a bono bus card for 1 euro and put 20 euros on it from the driver and it saves you money, we travelled all over the island catching the bus into Santa Cruz. We used local restaurants and liked the bodegaurita under the hotel Mi Ricon , Sadi and La pulps on the beach. Also restaurants at Puerto Tazacorte and puerto Naos. We did lots of walking and had a great time,we will return.

Room Tip: High floor,but if you are at the back there is a bit of road noise. The block overlooking the swimmi...
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Address: C/ Travesia Los Cancajos N 2, 38711 Playa De Los Cancajos, La Palma, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > La Palma > Playa De Los Cancajos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Playa De Los Cancajos
Price Range: $67 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Las Olas 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel-Apartamento Las Olas is a 7-minute walk from Cancajos Beach, and a 3-minute drive from La Palma Airport. The complex features outdoor swimming pools, a gym and free Wi-Fi zone.All apartments Hotel-Apartamento Las Olas have a balcony or terrace and a living area with satellite TV. Guests can cook in the well-equipped kitchens, and there is a handy mini supermarket on site.The aparthotel offers a large sun terrace with loungers and views of the sea and mountains. There is a paddle tennis court, beauty salon and massage service. Bicycle rental can be arranged at the 24-hour reception.Secure parking is available on-site and an airport shuttle service is available. Las Olas is less than a 10-minute drive from the island's capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma. ... more   less 
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