I will make this review as detailed & honest as possible :)
My boyfriend and I had stayed at this hotel in September 2013 for 7 nights Half Board. We are in our early 20's, It was our first holiday together & it was perfect for us. We wanted a nice relaxing & quiet holiday & that is what we got! On arrival we were checked in by the friendly staff in reception & were given information papers about what meal times were e.t.c.
We stayed in a pool view room on the 1st floor which had a cute little balcony with a table and 2 chairs. There is a safe in the room & you have to pay a €10 deposit to get the key, but that's fine cos you get it back when you leave! I was really impressed with the room to be honest, there was a mini fridge, a small tv which had about 3 english channels & an air conditioner. The bed was 2 beds pushed together but it honestly wasn't a problem for us, it was large enough that both of us could fit on one of the 2 beds & I loved that there was an enormous mirror behind the bed hehe. There was also a large sofa & another chair that could be pulled out and used as a sofa bed. The room was lovely & clean, the maids did a fab job, it always smelt and looked clean everyday after they had been, we even left them a cheeky tip on the day we left because they defo deserved it!
The service was great! When we first arrived I wanted to freshen up and take a shower, I immediately noticed that the shower head was broken, (apart from that the bathroom was very nice) it wouldn't stay up & kept falling down so my boyfriend called room service and they told us someone would come up to our room, & they did straight away & within 5 minutes the guy had got us a new shower head and BAM problem solved.
I have no idea how anyone could complain about the food at this hotel, I am a pretty fussy eater & I'm a Pescatarian so I don't eat any meat with the exception of fish, I couldn't complain! There is literally something for everyone. At breakfast there was a wide range of foods, there was fresh fruit, mini baguettes, cereal, yoghurt, pastries, toast & the usual cooked breakfast (I couldn't eat the scrambled egg which I was quite sad about because it was literally full of bits of egg shell)
We never had lunch so I can't comment on that.
The dinner buffet was yummy! Yes they do have some of the same foods every night but they always had something different too! I also ate chips every night but not cos I had to, they were just really nice haha. They had an area full of lovely fresh salad & they always had a different kind of soup every night & then the main food area had a wide range of different things to choose from and one night they even had a huge pan of freshly cooked paella and it was amazing. I personally was a little disappointed with the desserts, but my boyfriend was more than happy as they had ice cream every night and he loves the stuff!
We never actually used the hotels main pool as we used the rooftop area which we loved! It was very quiet and the views were amazing. There was always plenty of sun loungers up there & there were 2 pools, one either side of the roof. There is also a bar up there which is handy if you fancy a cheeky drink while you are sunbathing. There is a cornered off section for nudists but to be honest, most of the women on the main rooftop were casually nude on their top half anyway lol!
For me the beach was disappointing, on one day we had a stroll down to the nearby beach just a short walk away down a hill, & it wasn't a relaxing environment, it was almost like a party beach, packed full of sun loungers - everywhere, too many people, lots of bars and loud music being pumped out. We stayed for about 10 minutes and then we decided to go, & went back to the hotel & up to the roof :) It didn't bother us too much as we liked it up there anyway! We wanted peace and quiet! Even so, there were some nice little shops and places to eat right by the beach.
If you are an animal lover, definitely arrange a trip to Jungle Park! We had a wonderful day out there. There is a free bus that takes you there which was awesome & hassle free.
There is a tennis court at the side of the hotel & also a very mini golf course, my boyfriend & I tried both of these out one morning but not for very long as it was too much playing sports in the hot weather haha!
Downstairs there is a games room which would be great if you have kids & there is an XBOX too. The spa area, gym and a hair salon (they did a fish pedicure too) is also downstairs, we had a walk down to see them & they looked lovely but we never actually used those facilities.
Overall, I would go back in a heartbeat! The area of Tenerife was gorgeous & the hotel was spot on. I was honestly just so happy to be away with my boyfriend enjoying his company that the little things which people moan about would never have bothered me. It's all about the attitude you have, be positive & you will love it... be a grumpy negative nitpicker, & you will always find something to complain about wherever you go.
- 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
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- 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