Ok.... We are still here, as per my last review I wrote it on the last day so I did not forget anything...
Booked with First Choice (6 of us in 3 rooms) we paid 575 each and upgraded to sea view / pool side for an extra 35 pounds each = 610 pound each) - very smooth flight and transfer no problems or complaints whatsoever!)
Hotel - Rooms (811,812,813) are a good size with wardrobe, drawers, plenty of hangers this time, fridge, television, complementary kettle & cups, fresh bottle of water and glasses every day, fresh towels every day, beds made & room cleaned every day, hairdryer & a little complimentary bits i.e comb, shoe cleaner, needle & cotton, soap etc.... some bits were on top of the safe in the wardrobe, lovely air conditioning. The safe is 23euro & you get 10euro´s back when you check out.
Cleanliness; found a few hairs plus a broken bits of a bracelet from the last occupier. But the cleaners were really friendly & we were really happy with the way our cleaner cleaned our room each day.... the floors on the balcony could of done with a wash... but over all - really happy.
Food - yeh its repetitative, but I have no complaints, im vegetarian and my family are not, plenty of food and plenty of choice. Its lovely how the waiters / waitresses ensure you are ok & make sure you have bottled water, red or white wine or rose with your dinner. I made sure I tipped as I went along, I never saw any one else tipping so dont feel you have to, but I felt bad last year for leaving it to the last day to tip certain staff, & on the last day all the staff changed! So I made sure we tipped as we went along this year!
Drinks just keep coming and coming.... no complaints.
Its a must to attend your meeting with the Reps they will tell you about all the trips. We paid 100 euros each to go to Loro Parc/Siam Park, if you have never been before I totally recommed this ticket (premium ticket). In Loro Parc you get reserved seating for the whales, dolphins and seal shows, and a 3 course meal in one of the restaurants and the coach fair is included. This ticket also allows you to go through and not have to queue with the big long queues at Siam Park. However there are cheaper ways to visit these parks, be mindful if you go to Loro Parc you can buy a ticket to Siam Park for 23euros which is amazing, the bus for Siam Park is free (unfortunately we had to get a taxi 5euros each way as the bus was totally full, but between 6 of us that was really cheap)...
I read somewhere that this place is for older people... mmm sorry but dont agree, my son and his friend both 24 years old, they did jet skiing (so many activites to choose from) (look around and barter prices dont be afraid to offer 40euros if they say 60, I could not believe it when my son and his friend bartered so low and so many times there lower offer was accepted)..... Lots of clubs and pubs close by (5am I think the boys got home on 2 occassions), shops are everywhere, again barter, I would never have realised until by son and his friend were in and out of shops getting so much off the initial price given. There are so many things you can do if you want to... Me and my husband like the all inclusive and being around by the pool, so you can decide the type of holiday you want, literally on the door step!
The local market only 10 minutes away, on saturdays and thursdays (you must go) my son bartered a man down for a handbag from 45euros to 25euros and it was accepted, so he went back with my sister in law and got 2 more for the same price. I picked up some lovely necklaces and lace table cover, for the table cover I was told 35euros, I plucked up the courage to say 22euros and then pretended to walk away when she said no, she then started stuffing it into a bag saying ok ok ok 22 euros..... so be brave!!!!
Mmm here goes my only complaints! - The little shop in the hotel, my husband brought his daily newpaper for 2.20euros and was short changed 1euro, we straight away took it back with the change, the young girl in the shop refused to accept what we were saying... you know its not the money but the dishonesty, keep an eye on your change, imagine if she is doing it to every one, those euros will soon add up... we didnt use the shop after this we went outside to the local shop!
The little games room with the pool table we loved when we were here last, unfortunately the pool table doesnt work very well - we potted the white and never got it back lol.... this needs fixing!!
Sunbeds are a bit of a joke, if you put a towel on a bed basically you can go shopping all day and staff wont remove them - as a family we think this wrong, if a sun bed is not occupied for more than an hour or two surely the towels should be removed? we sat on the floor on our towels all 6 of us on the first day, we watched 30-40 sunbeds with towels on unoccupied for 3-4 hours and staff refused to move them. So we joined in and one of us ran down every morning to put our towels on the sunbeds!..... happy days lol!!!
Overall we have had a great time & weve checked out prices for next year which are totalling nearly 100 pound more per person - so just goes to prove how good this hotel is.....
We couldnt have a late check out as the hotel is full, but they gave us use of a shower room for 30 minutes. We checked out at 12 midday and our coach is at 8.45pm, but again we are all staying around the hotel all inclusive until then which is great! We were lucky to get a late check out last year but I doubt the way this hotel is going late check outs will be happening! I will definately take this into consideration on our next visit here next year, make sure our flights marry up with the check out times hopefully.....
Have a lovely holiday.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOVIMA Costa Adeje invites you to enjoy your holidays in an exclusive hotel in Playa Fañabé with a full range of services. The Hotel is located next to the beach, in the most beautiful and peaceful area of Costa Adeje. Discover our All Inclusive service as well as our high class rooms which are ideal for sophisticated guests with great expectations. Relaxation and comfort is what you can expect from your stay at HOVIMA Costa Adeje in Playa Fañabé. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings and the nature at a one of a kind location. HOVIMA Costa Adeje is exclusive for adults, minimum 16 years old (accompanied at least by an adult with more than 18 years). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Esmeralda Hotel Tenerife
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