This hotel is fantastic! As a couple in our early 30's we still wanted plenty of bars and restaurants but didn't want the 18-30's clubbing scene so we were initially in two minds about booking a hotel in central playa de las Americas, knowing the reputation that the resort has!!
Colon 2 is perfect though! Fab location - come out and turn right and you are within 10mins of Veronicas and Sturco Centre (the 18-30's bit!) but turn left and walk for around 10 mins and you are in the centre of lovely shopping centre/bars/restaurants etc (all around Hard Rock Café area). The hotel has a really nice café/bar at the front too. The restaurant Mamma Rosa was closed - I heard someone say its not opening until the end of July which is shame as reviews said they served great food so it would have been nice to try. There also appeared to be a sports pub on site but this too was shut (I assume this may only open in the winter season?)
The main thing about this hotel is the friendly staff and the cleanliness of the whole place - its immaculate! Everything is cleaned and sparkles both in the rooms and in the public areas.
The hotel itself was quiet , we heard no noise or banging doors like I had read in other reviews. Considering Veronicas was less than 10 min walk away we never heard loud music/DJ's or hoards of drunken people going past at all hours of the night! Clientele in the Colon was generally couples between 25 and 65 when we went so whether it gets noisier later in the season when there are more younger groups of friends I'm not sure.
The room itself was lovely (we stayed in 214) Absolutely huge one bedroom apartment. Safety deposit and TV are extra if you want them. The beds are hard but this is purely personal. My husband has back problems and said he's never slept so well on holiday! Personally I didn't find a problem with the beds either and slept well each night. Our balcony was lovely and got the sun every afternoon from around 3pm
Pool is great as is the pool bar and food. All food is fresh and the bbq on a wed and sat is a must! Great fresh cooked chicken done by chef on the bbq right in front of you. I had read plenty of reviews on here about a rush for sunbeds in the morning. We went down around 9am each day and were able to easily get beds where we wanted. The pool doesn't' open until 8.45-9am though so you cannot get to reserve beds any earlier than this. There were always spare sunbeds every day but there are not enough umbrellas for everyone. There are plenty of different spots if you want shade or sun also.
Supermarket - massive Dinomarket within 5 mins walk - come out of colon and turn left, walk up the alley way immediately on your left and the dinomarket is at the top (good prices and plenty of selection)
Bars - 2 good ones - one is Harrys in the Safari Centre - great to people watch. The other is Chizinquito Deseo which is a great cocktail bar for a drink before dinner and to watch the sunset. There is a chillout DJ there every night too so it has a really nice atmosphere. Come out hotel and go straight down to the beach. Turn left and walk around 7mins and you will find it (yellow building right on the beach with comfy seating)
Restaurants - Bianco is by far the best restaurant we found (Italian) although slightly more expensive its well worth it. Mamma mias Italian is also good and does an all round menu. Both are in the Safari Centre area. Tony Romas is good for Ribs too. Good restaurants is one thing PdLA lacks - there initially look to be a huge selection of restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine but actually when you look at the menus they all offer the same (very british) food. We had some really ropey meals (particularly Hacienda Mexican and the Tapas restaurant where nothing was fresh, everything was just thrown in a fryer!)
Car Hire - We used Oasis below the Dino Market and paid 29Euro for a car for a whole day to go to Mount Tiede. There isn't much on Tenerife worth seeing but Mount Tiede National park is definitely worth a visit.
Would highly recommend this hotel if you want a chill out holiday with easy access to the resort amenities. Would be happy to return if ever went back to Tenerife :-)
- Also Known As:
- Colon Ii Apartments Hotel Playa De Las Americas
- Colon II Apartments Tenerife/Playa De Las Americas