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Bahia Princess Hotel
Ranked #22 of 61 Hotels in Costa Adeje
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We would concur with recent reviews really good hotel in a good location. Hard working and pleasant staff.
We spent most nights in the hotel watching the professional acts, the ones we feel worth mentioning are Johnny Circus ( hilariously funny act, don't miss) Elaine Alexandra ( strong singer ) Sweet Sensation ( girl group singing 60s music non stop singing good turn) Hong Kong acrobats ( bit different worth watching). We also visited St Eugents music bar which is a 10min walk from hotel worth a visit good night drinks are also cheaper.
During our stay it was my birthday on return from our daytime activity there was a bottle of Cava in a ice bucket and two glasses , I asked reception about this and was told compliment of the hotel, when you show them your passport at check in they note dates of birth of guests hence the Cava which was a nice thought and well appreciated .
Some reviews mention the charge for the use of the fridge. We decided against hiring the fridge, there are plenty of places around the hotel you can purchase cool water or drinks (cheaply) for the pool or room.
We also decided on principle not to pay for a Wifi connection although both of us had our iPads. Just used our phones to text home.
Our room was 118 which is on the roadside. Some people have said the noise from the road is bad, we did not experience this and we found the room spacious and comfortable, although the tv signal for the English channels other than sky news was very poor in the mornings, it seamed better late at night.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Hotel and will return the next time we go to Tenerife.
We traveled with Thomsons, the transfers and check at Tenerife airport if you had not checked in online was horrendous more than an hour queuing. A couple we became friendly with booked their own transfer via resort hopper it cost £42 for return private transfers ( much cheaper than Thomsons) they arrived at check in before the buses hence no queue. This is a will be our choice next time in Tenerife

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Architecturally perhaps the most interesting hotel in the area. Built on the side of a slight hill it features many steps. There are steps up to the reception desk from the front door - although there is also a wheelchair access route, steps up to the Thomson rep area where Jason and Matt have there domain (except on a Thursday when they both have the day off), steps down to the piano bar at the bottom of the reception area and then 52 steps down to the restaurant and lower deck area of the hotel. However these steps can be avoided by using the Annex lift or the concrete slalom on the other side.
Having read the reports on Trip Advisor, my wife and I knew that there could be good and bad locations for rooms. We therefore emailed the hotel a week before our 10 day holiday departure requesting a room in the main building overlooking the three swimming pools on either the 4th or 3rd floor. This is exactly what we got! Room 426 on the 4th (top) floor above the concrete roof immediately outside of the rear entrance (piano bar).
The room was large, clean, modern and bright with plenty of storage space and twin beds with firm matresses. The air conditioning was efficient, quiet and controllable There was the one plug socket by the bedside lamp which we used and no ceiling light which meant reading in bed at night a little challenging. The TV was an old Grundig but delivered a good picture including BBC 1, BBC World Service and Sky News. The balcony (patio) was almost as large as the room which generally in the hotel was the exception.The all tiled bathroom was sufficiently large with a bath, hairdryer, a shaver point and a few toiletries (ie 2 small tablets of soap, some shampoo and strangely some black shoe polish!) The room overlooked the Guayarmina Princess Hotel (the sister hotel) and the sea beyond some 200 plus metres away.
The restaurant was large and sometimes crowded. Breakfast was 0730-1030 and dinner 1830-2100. We tended to eat outside of the rush hour times and were always shown to an empty table by the very efficient and helpful waiting staff. Whilst not the greatest choice of food in the world, it was sufficient for us, well presented, well cooked, hot and regularly replenished - even with just a half hour to go. There was always a carvery each evening and fish being freshly cooked. A bottle of wine was about E12.50 and a half bottle E8.50. There were no facilities for corking within the restaurant for finishing off the following evening. A carafe was E8.50 whether you ordered a half litre or a quarter litre! Two bottles of San Miguel were E6.20. (A pint of draught beer in the hotel was E3.50 - although we often had a pint in the nearby bars where the beer was on offer for E1.00 or sometimes E1.50.) Long trousers in the restaurant in the evening is a must.
Entertainment, mostly of a good standard, was provided each night at 9.15pm and a different act at 10.15pm. The Piano Bar entertainment of a piano, keyboard or clarinet was pleasant and subtle.
If hiring a car, we didn't, consider the parking of it. The roads around the hotel were usually crowded with parked cars throughout the day and evening.
Hotel reception will change foreign currency and there is a free standing cash machine in the reception area.
Wi-Fi is E6.00 a day or E19.00 a week. We didn't try for 10 days as this would have probably been E37.00!!!! However it worked well in our room.
The room safe was E2.25 a day and the fridge which needs a key E4.00 a day - neither of which we used. We kept our documents in a locked suitcase.
The walks along the sea front (in either direction) were very pleasant. On one occasion we caught the local bus to Los Cristianos (E1.45 each) and walked back along the front (1.5 hours).
We enjoyed a very relaxing winter break which was helped by the fact we had a good room.
Overall we had a very relaxing winter break.

Room Tip: Email hotel requesting a room in the main building at the rear overlooking the pools on either the 4...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hotel itself was very nice, good pools and lots of sunbeds.

The dining room was over crowded and although they did cater for vegetarians it was the same food every night which did get a little repetitive and the bread rolls was nearly always stale. The desserts were amazing though!!
The waiters always did an excellent job of clearing the tables.

I have to say the food at the pool bar (up the stairs) is absolutely delicious!!!

Having to pay for extras such as Wi-fi, safe and fridge I think is unnecessary.

The rooms were nice and always clean, however I found the beds very uncomfortable and always woke up aching. Also at night we had trouble sleeping due to the noise from nearby bars which stayed open til around 2am with karaoke and live singers.
The TVs were old but good range of English channels surprisingly!

I don't know if it was the time of year (not in school hols) but the hotel had mostly older guests.

We also had a massage at the hotels salon.. I have to say this was amazing and I would def. recommend!

Room Tip: We didn't pay for a sea view room, but we got one anyway!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

we have just returned from the bahai princess . the hotel is very clean and comfortable this is down to the hard working professional staff. The waiters in the restaurant were friendly and did a very good job at clearing and resetting the tables to ensure that no one had to wait more than a few minutes to be seated. We were lucky to have room 129 in a good position. I agree with others that holiday price should include fridge and safe and wi fi . Also tea and coffee availability in the rooms would have been good. The location for long walks along the prom as far as los christianos one way and la calletta the other was perfect for us to walk off the large breakfasts. The ususal sunbed brigade put their towels out early however there were lots of beds available when we wanted one. the snack bar served lunch in a shady area. a word of warning to anyone with walking difficulties or small children this hotel has a lot of steps we counted 100 from the restuarant to our room. overall we had a really good stay and would return. the thompson reps that we met were very helpfull.

Room Tip: our room 129 corner was good maybe upper floor would have a better view
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Had a great time at the Bahia Princess and the hotel is almost worthy of 5 rating except that to charge for WI FI in this day and age is unnecessary especially at 6€ per day. This needs reviewing by the Princess group.

The food in the restaurant was good with plenty of variety, the staff worth exceptionally helpful, the daytime entertainment was not as good as other hotels we have visited. The rooms were fine we were on the 4th floor with good views over the horizon. The entertainment in the Princess bar was of a good standard for a holiday hotel and special mention for the trio of girls called "SWEET SENSATION" who were excellent with their rendition of 40s to 60s music.

To compensate for the WIFI situation we went to the Wigan pier pub on the other side of the road and this proved a great move as the English style pub offered good food and drink at very reasonable prices as well as free WIFI.

All in all an excellent week with great weather.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank delboy176
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was a fairly late booking for a bit of winter sunshine, and we certainly got that, as the weather was warm and blissfully sunny. We usually travel more independently rather than a package, but overall it was a good experience, with just a few annoying niggles. The hotel is a short drive from the airport which was a bonus - we went for the coach transfer and it was the second stop, after the hotel next door.
As many people have commented, the reception area with magnificent domed ceiling, and the huge columns etc are the most stunning features of the hotel. The rooms are definitely not quite as well appointed and do need modernising - e.g. to upgrade the huge TV sets for flat screens etc. Our first room (1001) was dreadful - it was on the ground floor of the dreaded annexe, right opposite the lift. It had a great big dark wall outside so very dark with a path running right by our balcony, which was regularly used by guests on their way between the lift and the pool area / restaurant etc. As a result we couldn't open our curtains, ever, although it was so dark it didn't make that much difference. We complained to reception straight away, but the hotel was full so we couldn't change for 2 nights. I should point out that we NEVER complain about our rooms and usually accept that there are pros and cons wherever you are situated. This was something different though, the room was just awful. Anyway, once we changed to the main building, room 245, we were over the moon. We had a lovely sea and pool view, and it was so sunny, with lovely views of the sunsets. We sat on the balcony every evening, it was beautiful. Both rooms were otherwise identical in every aspect. The rooms are quite large and there is plenty of storage. We can't understand the issues others have raised about lack of a socket in the rooms - in both rooms there was one by the bedside table, behind a huge lamp. We used this every day for charging phones, tablet and camera etc. Maybe other rooms didn't have this, but it seems a coincidence if both our rooms did. Everywhere in the hotel was spotlessly clean, the rooms and public areas. The bathrooms were quite well equipped, with good showers, but the toiletries were cheap and poor quality, with only shower gel and shampoo, no conditioner or body lotion etc. They were not always restocked. Otherwise the housekeeping service was good.
We thoroughly enjoyed the piano bar, where we had a pre-dinner drink every evening. The service was good and the measures were great! There was usually a keyboard player performing hotel bar type muzak, but it was pleasant enough. It is in a lovely setting, near the reception and at the top of the steps down to the pool and restaurant area, so perfect for people watching. We always eat late, especially on holiday, so the restaurant shut slightly early for us (9 p.m.). We usually got there at around 8.30 to 8.45 and we never had to wait. The food was still fresh and being restocked right up until about half past 9 so that was good. I can't understand the people who moan about the rush, who don't choose to eat at a different time. Anyway, the food was fairly standard buffet fare, but there was always plenty of choice including a carvery style served main meat dish, and fish cooked freshly to order. We couldn't complain, especially for the price we paid for half board! We did choose to eat out a couple of times and there is plenty of excellent choice along the beachfront, just a few minutes pleasant stroll away.
Breakfast was good, again with plenty of choice and some freshly cooked options, like omelettes and eggs to order. The waiters were friendly and efficient.
The hotel is an excellent position, with lovely easy walks along the coast in both directions. We went to La Caleta one day, about an hour's stroll, and had an excellent fish lunch in a restaurant right on the seafront. Just beautiful. We also went to the upmarket designer shopping centre Plaza del Duque, which is about 10 minutes walk. We bought some jewellery for a good price, as duty free. We were pleasantly surprised by Costa Adeje as it was clean and fairly quiet, not tacky or noisy. We also took a trip to Mount Teide, and the cable car, which we booked via the hotel reception. We definitely wanted to avoid the rip-off and hassle of the Thomson excursions! We went on a Teide shuttle bus, which went from just round the corner, and it was much cheaper and easier with more freedom. We would recommend it.
As many others have already commented, the biggest drawbacks to the hotel are the extra charges. We really don't expect that in a good standard hotel. We had researched before we went so it wasn't a surprise but still annoying. The Wi-Fi is a 19 euro charge for a week, which we did choose to pay as we wanted to use our tablet at a time of our choosing (without going out to a bar) and keep in touch that way, but it was irritating. The safe and the fridge also incurred a charge which we did not pay. We chose to lock our valuables in a suitcase or keep them with us.
We were extremely disappointed by the service and attitude of the Thomson rep, who was sarcastic and dismissive, especially when we were asked about our room - we pointed out it was not good and we were basically told "you get what you're given". As we have already pointed out, we do accept that there is an element of luck with regard to good and bad rooms, but the attitude just stunk. Others also had a similar response. We would not book with Thomson again as a result.
Overall we had a fantastic time and it was definitely great value for money, considering what we paid. It exceeded our expectations and we would recommend it, bearing in the mind all the comments above. We still prefer our usual style of travelling independently but we definitely enjoyed this experience.

Room Tip: Avoid the annexe, especially the ground floor, at all costs.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a lovely hotel in a great location, the staff are excellent and the hotel very clean. There are a couple of minus'. The fridge at 4 euros a day is expensive and to pay 2.25 euros to keep you belongings safe is expensive too.

What would make it perfect is access to tea and coffee making facilities, if not in the room then they should be freely available in the lounge and reception areas. It is just another way of making money out the guests.

You need to be specific about the room you require or you could end up on the side of the road which is very noisy.

The food is good but quite repetitive so in our 2nd week we ate out.

Room Tip: choose pool side if possible or could be noisy
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Address: Avenida Bruselas, no 1 | Princess Hotels Resorts, 38670 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Adeje > Costa Adeje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Costa Adeje
#20 Romantic Hotel in Costa Adeje
#24 Family Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range: $137 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bahia Princess Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 275
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star hotel is located in the Costa Adeje resort. The Fañabe beach, shopping malls, bars and restaurants are all nearby. Located in the south of Tenerife the hotel is ideal for those looking for rest and relaxation, prefer a central location, value a personalized service and wanting to have the beach just around the corner. Built like an ancient palace the Bahía Princess features tall pillars, a gigantic glass dome in the entrance area, light marble and a magnificent staircase that leads down to the main pool. The Bahía Princess has 275 rooms located in a main and annex building, all featuring bathrooms with bathtub-shower-combination, satellite-tv (flat screen) and air conditioning. In addition to the large outdoor pool there is also a children's pool and two swimming pools with further areas to soak up the sun. Two pool bars offer cool drinks and tasty snacks. The main restaurant boasts an art-deco-style interior and a terrace overlooking the pool. The entertainment options include shows and live-music in the evening and fitness activities during the day. Furthermore two theme parks are just a stone's throw away from the Bahía Princess: Siam Park and Aqualand. ... more   less 
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