The IBEROSTAR Las Dalias is a valiant and determined attempt to appeal to every audience, by implementing factors from each. In some senses, this works, with you seldom looking for things to do; however, more often than not, I found each aspect to be flawed and only moderately executed- it quite literally defies the phrase 'quality over quantity'. Regardless, the Las Dalias is a charmingly wonderful experience which is easily worth temporarily living in for 11 nights.
I'll start with perhaps the most controversial part of Las Dalias - the rooms. Whereas I usually strongly disagree with the despised parts of the hotel, perhaps accusing the fellow reviews as being 'picky' or 'looking for flaws', I'm afraid I must also express my concern. My room, a family interconnecting, was fair in terms of aesthetics and comfort, but I can't acknowledge these pros without thinking about how ancient the rooms all look! Rather compact and with a mediocre balcony view, the Las Dalias rooms do not suffice in 2014, and are easily the primary factors that bring down the score. Not only this, the rooms both strongly succeed and ridiculously mess up the act of providing amenities to the residents - as stupid as this sounds, the bathroom is truly ideal, with every single mechanism and substance required to keep clean provided by the hotel, but once again, this is shut out by the fact you have to pay for both a safe and a fridge! Can the Las Dalias improve these flaws? Yes, rather easily: all they need is a slight renovation, such as wallpaper and carpets, and elimination of the fridge fee...
Now, with the finesse-lacking rooms out of the way, I can establish my view on all the other parts; I'll discuss the location. To say that the IBEROSTAR Las Dalias redeems itself in terms of where it is corresponding to beaches and daytrips is an understatement. While it does seem to be built halfway up a rather steep hill, it is genuinely impossible to go anywhere without coming across a beautiful volcanic beach, a colossal variety of bars and even a harbour! It truly is the centre of a bustling, lively area, but the aspect that makes me so delighted is in the form of a family-orientated daytrip: Siam Park, which I will write a review on soon, is easily one of the best daytrips I have ever experienced, and I truly have to thank the Las Dalias for making it possible for me to enter the utopia that is the largest waterpark in Europe...
After speaking so royally of the location, I don't even know how I will accomplish satisfying the amount of compliments the Las Dalias food deserves: different meats, fishes, breads, cheeses, pastas, paellas, poultries, pastries, ice creams, cookies, cakes, fruits - it's all here! Against what I claimed earlier, the banquet in the Las Dalias contains quantity, with each one executed to perfection. The service in the restaurant is top notch, too: a variety of the drinks are used in a help-yourself fashion, but if a drink such as still water is wanted, the waiters will fulfil the deed with no reluctance. If the pool or surrounding facilities are not enough to entertain you, the 3 incredible times spent during the day in the restaurant are enough to boost the IBEROSTAR Las Dalias to 5 stars.
Last but easily not least us the entertainment and activities available for each audience. As established, the Las Dalias attempts to cater for all audiences, and in most ways, it succeeds: an adequate swimming pool, 3 bars with a wide variety of drinks available; a miniature arcade with a pool table and air hockey; a constant, ever-changing miniclub which magically contain play-doh and a miniscule beach/volleyball area used for day-to-day activities and relaxation are just some of the examples. While each one is fairly successful in pleasing each group of tourists, it proves tedious and vexing for others. For example, while im sure infants must have adored it, I felt I was spending 11 nights in Butlins the more I had to endure Starky's Mini Disco. Unless your standards and expectations stretch across the expectations of multiple age groups, this will not be the perfect holiday.
It sounds as if I have absolutely slated the Las Dalias in this review, and if I could give half stars, I would give it 3.5 stars. However, the Las Dalias is an absolutely beautiful hotel, and while it is far from exemplary, I would not hesitate to spend another 11 nights.
3.5/4 stars, 7/10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Las Dalias is a complete hotel where you can spend a comfortable holiday in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. Every guest will find the kind of relaxation they’re searching for within its convivial, family atmosphere. Located 500 metres from Playa del Bobo, the Las Dalias hotel features 429 rooms with excellent installations, and has services such as a hairdressers, all inclusive, two pools and a children’s pool, live show cooking, Miniclub, Maxiclub, professional shows, free Wi-Fi, children’s park, fitness room, athletic activities, massage service and a top-rate culinary offering at two restaurants and three bars. This hotel has also been recognised because of the friendliness and attentiveness of the hotel staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Las Dalias Hotel Playa De Las Americas
- Iberostar Hotel Las Dalias
- Las Dalias Iberostar
- IBEROSTAR Las Dalias Tenerife/Playa De Las Americas