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“Only one fault, Alex the entertainer!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of HOVIMA Santa Maria

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HOVIMA Santa Maria
Ranked #42 of 57 Hotels in Costa Adeje
Cork, Ireland
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“Only one fault, Alex the entertainer!”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Unfortunately our experience in the Santa Maria was spoiled by the unprofessional conduct of Alex the entertainer. He seemed to have his own rules, which changed daily depending on his mood. The kids club is not running every day and the days that it is on it is only for 1 hour from 12 until 1pm, (providing Alex turned up). The mini disco is also run by Alex, which is just music and maybe a couple of balloons, no interaction with the kids at all.
Saying all that the hotel itself was lovely and the food was very good, far better than some 4* hotels we've been too. Location is very good, only 5 mins from the beach and prom. The 2 bedroomed apartments are spacious and well laid out.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Hello, We apreciate your comments, please accept our most sincere apologies with the trouble with the animation man. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
With kind regards.
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Kerrykeel, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stayed here with a large family group including Grandparents, parents and children. Staff were unhelpful except for one, Alex aquaaerobics instructor who added a bit of life to the place just by saying Ola everysooften and smiling. The staff seemed jaded, tired of dealing with people, there was alot of shoulder shrugging!! The location was great though very near the beach and restaurants. Two years ago we stayed in another hotel with villas attached in Tenerife for the same price and there was no comparison. Pool is on the small side, it looks better in the pictures.

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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Hello,
Sorry to hear you have a very disappointing experience in our hotel, please accept our most sincere apologies and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours sincerelly
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

this hotel is on the edge of las america and adeje so has the best of both worlds.
staff very friendly
rooms cleaned daily -2 days, very spacious and basic but clean
pool very clean ( not enough sun loungers at times)
food good but repetitive after 1 week barbecue on weds
free tv in room,

All in all we had a good stay at this hotel and found this clean and very well situated. We stayed 2 weeks in feb 14 and had a very good relaxing holiday. the beach just down a smooth slope and plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.
food got a bit boring after 5days and same old thing, would recommend self catering as plenty of restaurants offering basic 3 courses for 8euros or 3euros for breakfasts.
the only downside we found was entertainment was pretty poor and the bar was empty everynight, we had a teenager who was bored out of her head, so paid lots on trips, siam park being fantastic for kids of all ages (and some of us oldies).
Very multicultural of holidaymakers, we stayed in room 1018 in basement, still had sun on the balcony and was a very spacious 2 bed apartment, a little paint peeling in places but well lit and lots of storage room.

All in all would visit again but without teens and this would be an ideal hotel for relaxation with easy access to other amenities.

Room Tip: basement 1018 2 bed appartment, very quiet spacious room close to pool and reception.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Shirley C
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Hello,
Thank you very much for your comments we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
With kind regards.
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Recent stay here was very enjoyable , the food was excellent , huge choices , the rooms and whole hotel were spotless , the staff couldn't be more helpful , and is an excellent location .
Close to beach , either lift access or stairs close by . Many good restaurants and bars right next door , plus great entertainment in many of the bars .
Hotel bar and entertainment also was good , and varied , and imaginative , but outside entertainment was , in my opinion
I really enjoyed my stay here , try it , I'm sure you will too ! .

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Margo C
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Vilnius
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202 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Things I liked:

1) Realy good food. If you have breakfast and dinner, there is a possibility to have lunch instead of dinner, just need to tell the reception one day before. If you leave early in the morning, you can ask for free early breakfast (they bring you some sandwiches, fruits and etc. to the room in the evening). Fruites, deserts, salads - tasty.

2) Location. Across the street "Hyper Dino" supermarket. There are many shops, cafes, services (car rentals, excursions) arround. It takes only few minutes to reach the beach.

3) There is a parking place free of charge for hotel guestss (if you find a free spot). There is a undeground garage - 4 euro per night.

What could be different:

1) The beds have small wheels, so they move. I guess, for couples it would be not so comfortable :) Or if you walk at night (to have a glass of water or to use a bathroom), you need to be accurate when laying down back to bed.

2) Yes, renovation is needed. Our shower cabin was leaking, the bathroom's floore was always wet (room 341). Well, everything is OK, clean, but a bit outdated.

I would recomend this hotel. For the spanish hotels standarts it is a great 3* hotel :) I liked it.

Room Tip: Pool side is more sunny, but but the views ar more beautiful from the other side (mountains and sea...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank SigitaVilnius
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello, Thank you very much for your comments, we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours sincerely.
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East Morton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Excellent location with easy access to just about anywhere in Costa Adeje.
A very nice and clean poolside area.
Good for b& b or self catering.
Rooms are OK but could do with some updating.
Pretty good value for money though.

  • Stayed February 2014
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2 Thank Trevor G
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leic
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed Hovima Santa Maria 08/02/2014. Staff all very friendly hotel was clean and so were rooms. Our room was above a bar but it was nice to hear the music and it finished by 12. Lots of places to eat beneath hotel. Lovely Porto Colon beach only short stroll down hill with it's many beach restaurants with lager 1-1.50 euro a pint in most. We frequented Kandi Lounge with it's afternoon entertainment it's great fun. English breakfasts usually 2.99 euro. Enjoyed resort only draw back was the holiday club touts they were out and about everyday. There is a lovely beach front walk to playa de las americas and a little further to los christianos. Loved hotel and resort will be back.

Room Tip: Higher pool view rooms would be the best in this hotel in my opinion. Ours was an eco room which ten...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: HOVIMA Santa Maria
Address: Avenida Espana s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Formerly Santa Maria Aparthotel)
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Adeje > Costa Adeje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — HOVIMA Santa Maria 3*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
deal for couples and family vacations in Tenerife. The HOVIMA Santa María in Costa Adeje , is situated in a special place of the Island of Tenerife, in a leisure and commercial area. From 300m of the beach and 350m of the harbor Colón. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Santa Maria Aparthotel Hotel Costa Adeje
Aparthotel Santa Maria Adeje
Santa Maria Tenerife
Aparthotel Santa Maria Hotel Adeje
HOVIMA Santa Maria Tenerife/Costa Adeje

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