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HOVIMA Santa Maria
Ranked #44 of 61 Hotels in Costa Adeje
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed at the Santa Maria hotel apts from 13 jan to 20 jan 2014. We found the apt on the owners direct website, ref;c1720. And got in touch with the owner Denise Hammond and sorted the details out with her. No fuss,no bother. Arranged everything with her including transfers each way for 20 euros per journey, which is a very good price. Our transport was waiting when we arrived and we were at the santa maria in twenty minutes.Denise was waiting for us at the entrance to the hotel and took us up to our apt. She showed us what was what and where was where! The apt is really nice. A good kitchen with a full cooker if you decide to eat in. Good sized fridge/freezer,t.v. with bbc/itv/cannel 4 and lots of other channels if you want to learn a new language ha! ha! A lovely comfy sofa in the lounge (where else?) Ceiling fans in the main room and bedroom and also aircon in the bedroom if needed included in the price. Nice bathroom with a good shower with plenty of hot water.Also a washing machine in kitchen. In fact there was everything you could need for a holiday. Plenty of room on the balcony too with a table and chairs and a couple of sun beds.I know this is a review of the santa maria hotel but I can only comment on the apt that we stayed in.The hotel itself seemed to be o.k. but we didn't use the pool/bar etc we went out to eat/drink and had a few drinks on the balcony overlooking the pool/sea view. So to summarise, I would recommend this apt without hesitation. In fact, If we return to Tenerife,I hope we will be able to book the apt again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

stayed at this hotel last May/June, and really enjoyed it, we had a studio room (901) pool view, and the solarium was right above us which was where we went every day, it was the most restfull holiday we have ever had, no loud poolside music, no animation team bothering you to join in all the fun. the location of the hotel is ideal for walking out to the bars at night, and if you go self catering there are plenty of supermarkets. we went half board, and the food was excellent, and plenty of it, don't listen to all those people who say there isn't a lot of choice, it is a 3 star but a very good one, loads of good food, we put weight on. beware if you book the promo studio, they aren't called the dungeons for nothing, you don't get a view, also a slope to reach the hotel but not to bad. well we enjoyed that much we have just booked for 3 week stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank stralis500
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you very much for your comments, we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours sincerelly.

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

We went with Jet2 holidays for Christmas and New Year, we had a lovely stay. We paid extra for a sea view it was lovely but unfortunately no sun. I'm sure in mid summer this would be lovely and cool. The pool area was lovely and sunny and very hot. The bar is very nice too, a bit more expensive than local bars but Hotels always are. The staff were excellent, there was one receptionist a bit miserable but all the others were prompt, efficient, friendly and very smart. The public areas and room were very clean, to put on here that staff were dirty us very unfair and very rude. All hotels are above bars in Tenerife too. And we got good value for money. The Christmas Dinner and New Years Eve Gala were outstanding. The food was good, not loads to choose from but ok. You can have room only as well which us ok because there's dozens if places to eat reasonably priced.
The only complaint that we had was Thursday and Sunday every week the rooms weren't cleaned and no towels, although I got clean towels after asking at reception. I'm not sure why they do this but it would have been nice to be informed by the travel op and in the room. I wouldn't have thrown my towels in bath to change f I'd known. We were on half board so I paid for hotel service. Also Jet2 were a bit short when I complained to rep who quoted T&C's . not on description, people.

I have just booked a private apartment for a month next Dec/Jan pool view on owners direct.

A very good area not far from beach, restaurants and bars. A lovely beach walk to Las Americas and Los Christianos from Puerto Colon too

Room Tip: Don't bother booking a Sea View, the poolside is great. Don't book a promo room if you want...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sandra-Tez
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you very much for your comments we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours faithfully.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Just returned from 11 nights stay at santa maria. Must say the room was very well equipped and spacious. We were alarmed when we saw a piece of wood in both patio doors for security. We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment on one end of the building (no. 54) we had a massive balcony and got the sun from around 11am til 4.30pm, which was a bonus as we tried to get sunbeds twice and it wasn't happening !!! I do feel that the pool and pool area is far too small for the size of the hotel.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was cleaned everyday clean towels everyday, bedding changed twice in our stay.
We stayed bed and breakfast, was a lot of choice in the mornings, cereals, fruit, toast, pastries, bacon, etc etc.
We had a couple of drinks at the pool bar which we found quite expensive 6 euros for 2 large beers.
The hotel is very central only a short walk to the beach and most shopping centres.
not sure if we would stay here again but that is nothing to do with the hotel or location its self

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Arrived to the hotel and was checked in by the snottiest lady ever

Got into the room and it felt sooooooo dirty to even sit down never mind sleep in there

There was someone else's sock left in the wardrobe, the living room area smelt like dirt but the pool view was nice

If you get a timeshare room this hotel would be perfect as the location is spot on but if you get a room owned by the hotel, take bleach and a good scrubber with you

I know you get what you pay for but there is no need for not being cleaned

I will not be staying here again

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
4  Thank NatashaAnderson
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear sirs, we do not recocognise this answer. We are an hotel with owners in.
We think this room was a private room with a private service. Receive our most sincere apologies
for the inconvenience caused in our Hotel.
Any way it you decide to visit Tenerife again we hope to welcome you back to the "Hotel" in the near future.
With kind regards

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We knew this area as we once had a timeshare at La Pinta. We wanted to go back to see how it had changed. Thankfully the area had changed very little. The Santa Maria is close to the front. There is a slope up to the hotel from the road so be warned if you have walking difficulties. We stayed B&B and the breakfasts were good with plenty of choice. At the bottom end of the driveway is a local Spanish snack bar called Milhanys. Highly recommended for drinks and snacks at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Mary B
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Thank you very much for your comments. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
With kind regards

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

On arrival was met by a miserable receptionist and was given a room over a bar much to our suprise . Did not get to sleep until after 2.30. Holes in bedding, stained towels, not a good start .In the morning was given another room looked ok, One of the double bed matresses was about 300mm larger than the base ,the cleaning of the room was minimal . Coffee table never cleaned,Bathroom sink not properley cleaned. The water they used to mop the floor was filthy. The staff were generally unhelpful and miserable. The food was basic. More holes in bedding. Pool tiny. How they have a 3 star is beyond me.

Room Tip: Dont do it go else where
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Peter D
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.
With kind regards

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Address: Avenida Espana s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain (Formerly Santa Maria Aparthotel)
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Adeje > Costa Adeje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Costa Adeje
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range: £50 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — HOVIMA Santa Maria 3*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
deal for couples and family vacations in Tenerife. The HOVIMA Santa María in Costa Adeje , is situated in a special place of the Island of Tenerife, in a leisure and commercial area. From 300m of the beach and 350m of the harbor Colón. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Santa Maria Aparthotel Hotel Costa Adeje
Aparthotel Santa Maria Adeje
Santa Maria Tenerife
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HOVIMA Santa Maria Costa Adeje, Tenerife

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