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“Basic but OKAY for short girlie break”

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Ponderosa Apart Hotel
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“Basic but OKAY for short girlie break”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Okay so having read other reviews.. I think it's important to be constructive.....

You get what you pay for...if anyone coming here expects to get the ritz then you'd need to pay a lot more for it. The price speaks for itself.. And I think anyone expecting the earth for next to nothing is a little misled.

This is what it is a basic apartment, somewhere to sleep, and a central location so within easy reach of everything. I came here with a group of girl mates and we stayed just 3 nights. It was perfect for us, as we didn't plan on staying in our room...but to explore, sunbathe on the beach and go out in the evenings.For that reason we found it adequate.

What I will say is... This place is not geared up families.. It does as previously said attract stag and hen dos. There are facilities for children but I wouldn't bring them here, far too loud at night and in the day even.

The rooms are extremely basic and although ours were clean, we all felt a week would be too long as the rooms needed a little care and attention, very dated.The food wasn't what we expected and having gone all inclusive we ate out for two days out of the three!

The reception staff I can't fault, they were very helpful.

Overall.. If you want a cheap weekend away then I can't fault it..as you don't go away to sit in your apartment? But for anything longer... I'd put my hand in my pocket pay more and ultimately receive an all round better service!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Have stayed at this hotel twice, both as part of a lads.
The positives:
2 pools, both a decent size.
rooms are a good size.
Good location, near all beaches and bars, 2 minutes from Siam park.

Negatives:
Both times is stayed all inclusive. The food is not good. Most of the time we weren't sure what we were eating, and there isnt much variety. We ended up going out to eat towards the end of the holiday.
The rooms aren't air conditioned. if you are high up in the block, you do get a good breeze. If you get a lower room, then it does get very hot. As a group of lads, we had 4 in one room, and 3 in another. 2 camp beds in the larger room were not comfortable and took up lots of room.
Drinks are very watered down, alcohol content isn't good. it also takes a long time to get served, unless you get water, where you can serve yourself.

I wouldn't recommend this as a family hotel. As a group of younger folk, who only really need a place to rest there head then this is fine. but don't go all inclusive!!

Room Tip: Ask for a high floored room, on the end of a block. You tend to get a much larger balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Ok if your just going to sleep there. Not very clean.some of the bar staff need some customer service training and to learn how to smile. Food is edible but not the best and they recycle whats left over from breakfast not good to take kids as a lot of stag and hen parties use it. Nreds to be shut down and given a good clean

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The reception was great the receptionist was helpfull and friendly . The apartment was dirty ,the hotel was dirty , the place was under staffed and the staff they did have were rude and ignorant . bar staff ran the restaurant so it was hard to get a drink !!and you could wait up to half an hour to get the watered down muck . there was 13 of us on a 40th birthday break and we enjoyed our holiday as best we could , with no thanks to the grotty hotel , rude staff , bad entertainment and paying way to much for our stay !!!

Room Tip: dont stay here
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We we're a group of 13 girls away for my 40th,ages ranged from 18 to 60.
On arrival looked provision reception very friendly. Then we got our key, room was dated, no air con, thank god we weren't self catering couldn't turn the hob off to make a cup of tea in a saucepan. Had a dodgy lock and ended up being locked in on second night, glad on ground floor as phone didn't work. Food was ok but sometimes not warm enough, not a massive choice but thing that was safer. Outside seating area small , pool area good enough and as a few stag parties about no children. With the loud and sometimes foul mouths around, perhaps a bonus plus I'd of cried if I turned up for a family holiday as nothing to do, even the evening entertainment was horrendous , 3 nights of a Neil diamond tribute lol.
Only massive complaint was no staff , we where serving ourselves and other residents, one staff member doing bar and restaurant, only allowed 1 drink after waiting at 1 point half hour bar shut at 11 for all incl but you couldn't even buy after. None of us even got abit wobbly drinking in complex ( got to be watered down) for 12 hrs , go out have 2 drinks you soon felt it .
Thought never Mind it was a cheap get away, then found out we spent between £70 -£100 more than people we spoke to.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

just back after a four day break, stayed in a one bedroom apartment nice corner suite in the living room very spacious, huge balcony table and 4 chairs with views to die for, the bedroom had a really comfortable double bed loads of storage, i had to pay for the safe tho, bathroom was nice and clean and a very powerful shower, my room was cleaned twice in 4 days. i was self catering so cant comment on the food, the hotel was very busy had a party atmosphere hen partys and stags,well behaved, dont understand all the bad comments about this hotel,everyone i met loved the place so did i,think some of these people should book 4 5 star properties and pay double the money and still moan, the hotel is very basic but for what we paid i would return every year.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night as we needed an extra night before our flight home. Thank god it was only one night, this place is the pits, its dirty, unmaintained, furniture is dirty and covered with sheets to cover marks, staff rude and surly. I know you only get what you pay for but you expect basic cleanliness. The downstairs men's toilets were blocked and flooded and we were told that they had been for several days, despite being reported many times. If I were you I would give this place a swerve, stay at the hovima panorama instead, for the same price you get a nice apartment and breakfast and dinner.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Property: Ponderosa Apart Hotel
Address: Avda. Venezuela, s/n, 38670 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Playa de las Americas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Playa de las Americas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponderosa Apart Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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