As regular visitors to Tecina for many years, both with our young son and previously as a couple, we really love this hotel but feel that it may need a few touches on the tiller to keep it from going off course.
Whilst endorsing all the positive things that other reviewers have to say about the hotel and the island we feel that it has stood still in some areas over the last few years and is perhaps going backwards in others.
On our most recent visit in April this year we were very disappointed with the evening entertainment on offer, unlike previous years.
The buffet food, although still enjoyable and varied, seemed to have a noticeably higher amount of "recycling" than I remember and lacked a little something - also the buffet closed earlier at supper this year meaning if you arrived much after 8.30 you felt in a rush and the deserts were almost gone..
The very attractive golf course is still far too expensive considering it's mostly empty - to rent a set of clubs, buggy etc plus green fee will take you easily over the £100 mark and the course, though benefittng from great views, is just not that good.
And were we imagining it or were the (usually friendly) staff a little demoralised? They certainly seemed to work hard enough but lack that little bit of professional enthusiasm you come to take for granted when staying in international hotels of this category.
And what happened to the pool table, and the tapas bar, and why were the table tennis tables moved to a less convenient spot? And why did charming Anne in Guest Relations leave? And why couldn't our favourite room be guaranteed when the hotel was half empty?
These are all relatively small things taken individually, but added together may signal a downhill trend.
Come on Tecina, we do love you, but please have a long hard look at yourself in the mirror and resolve to try harder!
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- Jardin Tecina Playa De Santiago
- Hotel Jardin Tecina La Gomera/Playa De Santiago