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“Incredible holiday”
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HOVIMA Costa Adeje
Ranked #19 of 57 Hotels in Costa Adeje
York, United Kingdom
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“Incredible holiday”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We spent two weeks here and couldn't have hoped for better. Excellent weather and a beautiful hotel. The staff were all exceptionally helpful and polite and the food was amazing. Huge selection for all meals and good selection of snacks and drinks all day. The a la carte restaurant which we visited twice for tapas was the best tapas I've ever had!!

We also used the hotel spa on 3 occasions and were impressed by the reasonable prices and the standard of the facilities- 10 out of 10.

Our room was a decent size and cleaned daily. The thomson reps were fab, and we really didn't want to leave!

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony, we had a sea view which I would recommend- truly beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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8 Thank gengen87
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Administradors, Team Luabay at HOVIMA Costa Adeje, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We at Luabay are glad that you enjoyed every moment of your well-deserved holiday and are looking forward to welcoming you at our hotel again in the future. Thank you for choosing and recommending Luabay!
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

hotel so clean you could smell it
excellent comfy lobby/lounge reception area
nice pool area
food great
branded soft all inclusive drinks
loads of English( dont want to go on holiday and be round foreigners do ya)

a few negetives
only sky news in English in room
rooms very standard
la carte closed on sun and mon but not told this apon check in
annomation team love speaking to oldies (40s+ age group) but never made effort with the younger couples.
lifts are so slow its unreal

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Marc M
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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Myself, wife and four other family members stayed here all inclusive September 2012.
Cost for 10 days 1200.00 euros for my Wife and I.

Booking in was painless as we were not with a coach party so were straight at the desk and all the points to note were explained and wrist bands were applied.

Went to rooms which were clean but nothing special. Bathroom was nice and clean and had everything you need. Room has a tv and a fridge which i could not get working fully.

We had a pool / sea view so that was lovely.

A/C is good

Resteraunt was ok. It seemed lovely to see the food at first few days but soon got boring.

House wine they serve is not the best nor is there versions of Gin / Vodka etc.

Pool is lovely. All two of them.

There is an entertainment team that get you involved so dont be a lard asse and get involved and you will have fun.

Loads of other bars on the front. Just walk out the hotel and down the road opposite and you will come to the beach. Loads that have to football on.

Would i go back ? No. Just a bit boring for me. It caters mainly for the older. When i walk into a hotel and see mobility scooters i think OH no what have i done. There was a sprinkling of younger but not many.

Peopls start to move about from 6AM onwards so expect to be woken up by people running showers and wheeling cases up and down etc.

I do like the area though so will try an appartment next time.

Room Tip: Ask for pool side level 4 and above.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed at the Luabay Costa Adeje from the 14th to the 21st September, well upon arrival we thought well this looks like a nice hotel.
We arrived at 1.40pm and was not allocated a room till 3.50pm.

When we arrived at the room, we said this is not a platinum, we had three draws and about 6 coathangers, but that was ok we were only there for a week. I decided to have a shower, after reading the reviews I put the towel down to stop the water from running into the floor, well the water ran onto the floor flooding the room because the water was just pumping out of the waste pipe. Told reception and they came and un plugged it.

We went into the restaurant to find that the air conditioning was not working, over the week we had chipped crockery, on one occasion I lifted a plate and my hand was covered in food from the previous persons meal. Cups were chipped and dirty. Food was not up to a platinium standard. Not much choice, breakfast was best, plenty of beans and eggs.

The spiral stairs from reception up to the restaurant didnt have a light, so was very dark at night, and people had to watch were they were stepping.

Air conditioning didnt work in the lounge area, also every bar you went to you had to que because there was not enough staff, they staff were worked off their feet.

Sunbeds well talk about being british, the main people putting towels on sunbeds were british and they were out at 6.30am in the dark, some even had torches (how sad). The covered area by the pool, the settees even people were puttingbeach towels on those, informed rep and he could'nt belive it.

Location was good, but have to say the people who have put good reviews have either not been all inclusive before,or even been to a platiunum hotel,becase this hotel is only a 3/4 star, cannot fault staff they were brilliant. Entertainment not up to standard.

All in all not worth the price we paid,

If you need any further information please contact me.

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking the pool and partial sea view. room 328
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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6 Thank cavada
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Administradors, Team Luabay at HOVIMA Costa Adeje, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Your complaint about the food and the cleanliness and state of crockery and cups will be forwarded to the responsible department and solved as soon as possible. We are very sorry that you had to experience the breakdown of our air-conditioning system. It is now fixed again and all the public areas are nice and chilly again. We would be very honoured to welcome you at our hotel again in the future.
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This was the first time we had been on hols abroad in 8 years . however , we were very happy with the hotel. The food was great and we were upgraded to the honemoon suite due to us e mailing them prior to turning up for a cheeky bottle of champagne. Very roomy room and had massive verander. Air con was fine but the fridge was placed in a cupboard that starved it of new cool air so had to leave the cupboard door open in order for it to get cool. Just tell the room cleaners to leave it open for you otherwise it will get warm again.. Very nice clean pool areas and the entertainment team are friendly and happy peeps along with the staff , all of which were helpful. Did spend most of our days on the beach however due to ingorant peeps leaving towels on loungers from 7.30am onwards. This means you dont get to lay in a bit as you have to get your own lounger reserved!!
Ps Dont go thinking you will get a session in the gym in nice n early before the temps rise as the gym does not open till 11.00am this was the only big let down as we do enjoy gym.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Mark S
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed at the Luabay Costa Adeje with my husband at the end of September. The hotel is very clean bright and contemporary. Fantastic location. Views from pool areas are lovely. Rooms aren't huge, but are fine for two people and are well appointed with well placed plug sockets near mirrors! Plenty of hanging space in wardrobes. Good air con in rooms. Food was good, particularly enjoyed breakfast and drinks were good quality, you must try the slushy cocktails! Spa was lovely. I cannot understand negative reviews - based on what we paid for a week's all inclusive - £600 each - the holiday was great value for money which if you think roughly breaks down to £200 flight, £200 food & drink and £200 for the hotel. I worked with the industry for a number of years and you don't get many four star hotels for under £100 a night, room only, in the UK, and some of those aren't a patch on the Luabay. Star ratings are based generally on what facilities are available at a hotel, not necessarily on quality, although we thought that the Luabay was on a par with a Couples Platinum we stayed at in Turkey earlier this year. People need to be realistic in their expectations. Only slight niggle was the battle for sunbeds and umbrellas, we generally got beds, but people tended to hog the umbrellas whether they had them up or not! Anyway if you struggle, the beach is really nice and there are deckchairs there with umbrellas where you can have a drink! All in all a great holiday and we would recommend and will return one day.

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 Thank Nicola H
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We have just returned from a week in the Luabay Hotel. We arrived on the 23rd September, after reading the previous reviews we were a little worried, but need not have been. Our holiday was one of the nicest we have had. The hotel was clean and the staff friendly. We both really enjoyed the food and the choice was really good. Booked into the Mexican night, on Saturday, but were disappointed with this, wish we had kept to the main area. We went on the night excursion to Mount Tiede, which we liked, although perhaps a bit too long on the coach. The previous reviewers were quite right when they mentioned the sundbeds being reserved in the early mornings, gave us a source of amusement, and did not cause us a problem, as we always managed to get a sunbed where we wanted one, but agree how annoying it is to watch people not turning up until 4pm in the afternoon. No further grumbles, just to say what a lovely and restful week we have had. Thank you very much Luabay.

Room Tip: Keep to the higher levels, poolside if you can, as you get a good view out in the bay, and no noise...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Carole H
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Administradors, Team Luabay at HOVIMA Costa Adeje, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
Dear Carole, thank you very much for your review and the kind words you have for our hotel and our staff. We are glad you enjoyed the food in our main restaurant and will forward the complaint about the Mexican a la carte to the respective department, so they can discuss changes to the menu. Thank you for choosing and recommending Luabay! We would love to welcome you at one of our hotels again in the future!
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Property: HOVIMA Costa Adeje
Address: Avenida Ernesto Sarti 8, 38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Formerly Luabay Costa Adeje)
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Adeje > Costa Adeje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Costa Adeje
#29 Romantic Hotel in Costa Adeje
#34 Family Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — HOVIMA Costa Adeje 4*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOVIMA Costa Adeje invites you to enjoy your holidays in an exclusive hotel in Playa Fañabé with a full range of services. The Hotel is located next to the beach, in the most beautiful and peaceful area of Costa Adeje. Discover our All Inclusive service as well as our high class rooms which are ideal for sophisticated guests with great expectations. Relaxation and comfort is what you can expect from your stay at HOVIMA Costa Adeje in Playa Fañabé. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings and the nature at a one of a kind location. HOVIMA Costa Adeje is exclusive for adults, minimum 16 years old (accompanied at least by an adult with more than 18 years). ... more   less 
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