This is lengthy, but detailed for your benefit. We stayed here end of August for 7 nights. It is the very first time either me or my partner have gone all inclusive on holiday, and this was our experience....
Check in was a smooth transaction. Reception staff were friendly and informative.
Our room was nice- clean, tidy and a good size. We had a pool view room on the first floor- plus the balcony was spacious. It was good that they had English speaking channels on t.v (bbc/itv) so there was something to watch if we woke early.
Food/Drink: We are glad we went all inclusive as not only has it saved us a lot of money but it has left us with a positive outlook on an all inclusive option. The reviews on here stating that ''the food was rubbish'', ''not enough variety'', ''more a 3*'' etc etc...has left me with the conclusion that these people are either ridiculously fussy eaters, have their expectations much higher than the price they paid or incredibly greedy and they ate all the food on the first night, leaving no variety for the rest of the week! We found something different to eat everyday/night. My partner is into his gym, so he likes his protein and veg- he was satisfied. I would consider myself a fairly fussy eater, but never went hungry. Table service was excellent- staff work their butts off and truly deserve lots of praise! Drinks were nice- was half expecting Rola Cola and watery vodka/beer from the reviews on here, but I can assure you the drinks are nice with plenty of taste/flavour and variety!
Facilities- We tend to do our own thing on holiday but wanted to make the most of what we paid for so we used the following at the hotel:
Roof top pool/bar- LOVED this bit. We don't have children so we like a quiet holiday around adults. Reviews on here complain that although it was a ''child free zone'', there was children up there BUT we did not see a sign stating children were not allowed in this area...its just common sense for parents to take their children to the downstairs pool as its a) more fun and b) safer to let them run around and play.
Downstairs pool/bar- This opened at 10am, which I thought was good because it gives everyone a fair chance of getting a sunbed- if you sat on one/lay towels down before then- you were moved- good on them (can't stand bed-hoggers!) It was hilarious watching people queue up as early as 8am to get sunbeds (yet there was always spare ones throughout the day). We preferred upstairs, but did use the bar on a couple of occasions.
Front bar- lovely settling, always had someone playing music in the evenings- definitely more for adults than children
Lower level- had internet access/PlayStation/hairdressers/spa/gym/mini arcade and 'Disco Drago', kids play area and what could only be described as a ''book corner'' with seating...
My partner used the gym on a couple of occasions which was free- not as high tech as what he's used to but he enjoyed his ''quiet time''. We both used the spa- 16euros each for 30 mins sauna, 30 mins steam room and 30 mins Jacuzzi..it was good value for money! We also had a go on the arcades- because we're big kids at heart!! Disco Drago- we called this ''Benidorm club'', I was half expecting the cast of Benidorm to tottle in at some point...it was cheesy, over the top, embarrassingly hilarious and designed for kids but we had a laugh, its a bit of fun!! If you expected West End but were bitterly disappointed, then I strongly suggest that next time you put your stingy hands into your incredibly deep pockets and pay for a 5* hotel!!
The location was lovely. Would strongly recommend that it your able to walk, then walk to the beach front (its closer than you think) and you can access los christianos and las americas in approx. 30-60 minutes- and the view is incredible! We made the mistake of using the bus which not only took twice as long due to the ridiculous roads and ''one way system'' but also left us feeling nauseous at how bad the journey was- maybe the driver was having a bad day?!
The only disappointment of the holiday (and this is not the fault of the hotel) was some of the other guests staying there- I suppose that you get it everywhere you go but never in my life have I witnessed such rudeness and impoliteness. We always mind our P's & Q's, apologise if we bump into someone, appreciate the hard work staff put into hotels, are courteous of people less able than ourselves- that's the way we were brought up- apparently others were not taught such things... I witnessed a man refuse to move out the way for a gentleman in a wheelchair, people shoving into others holding plates of food and not apologising, people being abrupt and rude to staff- disgusting behaviour- again, this is not the hotels fault but if everyone was polite then it would make the holiday experience better, for everyone!!
Would definitely return to this area, but not the same hotel...we loved it but we like to try new places every time we go away
p.s well done if you've read it all!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel GF FAÑABE**** is an ideal establishment to enjoy the services it offers, but we would like to recommend that you leave yourself in the hands of its professionals, personal, friendly and familiar attention that will make you feel right at home. For anything you may need, please don’t hesitate to ask and you will get an excellent service from one of our staff who will attend to you immediately and efficiently. You will miss them when you leave the hotel and you will remember the little things they did to take care of you. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, TravelUp, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Hotel.de, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your GF Fanabe reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Fanabe Hotel Tenerife
- Fanabe Costa Sur Adeje
- Hotel Fanabe Tenerife
- Hotel Fanabe Costa Sur
- Fanabe Costa Sur Tenerife
- Fanabe Costa Sur Hotel Tenerife
- GF Fanabe Tenerife/Costa Adeje