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“Great review of a basement apartment”
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HOVIMA Santa Maria
Ranked #42 of 57 Hotels in Costa Adeje
Paisley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great review of a basement apartment”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I have just returned from a short stay in one of the PROMO STUDIO-NO VIEW rooms. I booked a cheap last minute break and seen these apts were a lot cheaper and didn't mind not having a view and then read some awful reviews on here from people calling them "dungeons" so I was worried about going. I can't understand these bad reviews as when we arrived we found we had actually booked a lovely large modern and very clean apartment with a separate bedroom. We had a large living and dining area and all modern facilities in the kitchen as well as a plasma TV with satellite. We had a large balcony on ground floor level with a wee garden outwith that with rose bushes. Yes there was a wall facing it which restricted the view but we got plenty of sun and it was very bright all day. The promo studios had there own separate access to the pool, up two sets of stairs took u right to the pool, bar and terrace. The bathroom had two soap dispensers one above the sink and one above the bath plus a hairdryer. I would recommend these basement apts as they are very quiet and peaceful also, the people with pool or street views would have had very noisy balconies. I am going to book back up for next year and I am going to save some money again and go for another promo studio! Brekkie & location was also great!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We arrived the 2nd week of the Easter holidays for an 8 night break with our children.
We didn't have massively high expectations given we only booked it 6 weeks ago wanting a bit of spring sunshine.
The thing to remember it is only a 3* and really you get what you pay for. It was clean, basic, needed a bit of a refurb/lighten up in places but overall we had a positive experience.
Negatives would be: lack of sunbeds or those who must rise ridiculously early to put a towel out. As a family of 5 we had no chance and I want my sleep more than a sunbed in the cramped pool area so we went to Siam Park twice and other times just wandered down the beach. If it was like that during Easter it must be impossible during the summer holidays (just something to bear in mind if you love a sun bed by the pool all day) we just sat at the bar area on a table and chair if we did pop down the pool after breakfast. It's the usual annoyance of people having towels out from the crack of dawn and then not surfacing til after lunch but I choose not to let it bother me as they are the fools and I won't let petty behaviour spoil my break.
The rooms don't have air con (not that we particularly needed it over Easter) but come summer I think it would be uncomfortable. There is a ceiling fan though.
The breakfast buffet was busy, busy, busy. A lot of pushy people (that's not the hotels fault - perhaps the clientele it attracts!) and the quality of the food is not that great. We only had breakfast there a couple of times as it was so busy and couldn't be bothered for the hassle.
Beds weren't too bad but needed more pillows! To be fair we didn't request any extra though so they may have provided us had we asked.
Floors of the apartments and the balcony could have had a better clean but the rest was kept nice and clean. Oh and we ran out of loo roll twice!
There are 2 hills to climb if you are walking back from the beach - 1 to the road and then another up to the hotel. May be difficult if you are elderly or not so mobile.
Swimming pool was freezing!!! Why don't they heat them?? Brrrr
Really slow lift
Positives:
Location, location, location - can't beat it. Near to everything including the water parks
I thought the reception staff were very nice. Especially the shorter gentleman. When we stayed there was a lady, a taller man and a shorter man and all very helpful and pleasant (I had to mention that as other reviews said they were rude?)
Not that we ventured in but the hotel bar on the -1 floor looked really pretty with all the fairy lights in the window and the decor looked better than the other parts of the hotel
We had a lovely sea view from our room on the 3rd floor (rm 385)
The swimming pools were great for kids (apart from being cold) - not too large and a decent lifeguard on duty. Pool area was kept clean and the sun beds were surprisingly comfortable compared to those awful hard plastic ones in other 3* hotels
Peaceful location. No noise after about 11pm
All in all, we got what we expected - clean, basic, a few niggles. Would i want to stay here for longer than a week? No probably not but all in all it was fine.

Room Tip: 3rd floor and upwards seem to have the better views
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
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Thank you very much for your comments that help us to improve day by day.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

The apartments are great and clean, my husband and I stayed in an one bedroom and our friend in a studio. We did not used the swimming pool but I guess it was good for families with kids. The breakfast was also good, but one of the days it was packed and 2 of the 4 coffee machines were not filled, so it took me 15 minutes to serve myself a coffee. The reception staff could be better, except Carlos who had always a smile in his face and always polite. Francisco, instead, do not have any people skills, looked annoyed with basic questions and didn't make any effort to be pleasant, he needs to learn how to say sometimes "you are welcome" in reply.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

First impressions count and ours was not very good as we were met by Spain's answer to basil fawlty ,stated clearly on our booking that we had half board included but mr fawlty was having none of it , never mind even basil has to have a sleep and the rest of the staff We're good , any issues were dealt with straight away , not enough sunbeds during busy times but that could be said for most hotels , apartments were good and spacious , good area for cheap food and drink

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank plentysuncream
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Hello, Thank you very much for your comments that help us to improve day by day.
We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours faithfully
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I've just came back from the Santa Maria hotel well we was very disappointed when we first got there we got a basement room what was not very good but after a while we got moved to a slitley better room with a night club under us so very noisy so don't except rooms over 1010 !! I stayed in b&b the breakfast had lots of choice .the pool was FREEZING!!!! But it was in the perfect spot just down the hill to the beach ! Alex the entertainer was very good always happy ! Staff was friendly, all in all lovely holiday and very near to aqua land

  • Stayed April 2014
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Thank Marnie16679
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Hello, thank you very much for your comments, we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Yours sincerely
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Connahs Quay, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We booked this hotel at a bargain price and I have to say it was a brilliant holiday. We stayed b&b and there was plenty of choice at breakfast but cant comment on evening meal as we always ate out......so many nice eating places close by. Our room 1011 didn't have much of a view but was huge, clean, well equipt and we had a nice sunny balcony in the afternoon. The rooms below ours were facing a wall so for the price we paid I was happy not to be in one of them! The staff were always friendly and greeted us with a happy 'Ola'. The hotel had entertainment but we never stayed in to watch it but walked passed on our way out and it always looked empty and finished early. The pool was clean and the pool bar done a lovely cocktail for me cost 5 Euro but was yummy.
As other reviews mention the sunbeds around the pool were almost impossible to get. We got up early as going diving and the towels were already out at 7.30am! There is a policy of not reserving beds with towels but no staff enforced this.
Overall I would recommend this hotel for a brilliant, clean and comfortable base and I would be happy to return one day. Maybe not in high summer tho as no air con but in April that didn't matter the fan above the beds were enough :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ShelleyL0uise
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HovimaHotels, Manager at HOVIMA Santa Maria, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Hello, 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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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

My cousin and I stayed here from 5th-10th April 2014, B&B. Weather by day averaged at 22 degrees celcius and 15 by night. The airport you want is Tenerife SOUTH, 15-20mins max by cab costing 24/25 euro! (more pleasant than a transfer coach).

The hotel is clean, they have what you need in the rooms (towels, loo roll, hairdryer, equipped kitchen) and yes décor is a bit dated and that's not a complaint! We only slept and got ready in our room anyway. There isn't AC in this room, it was not necessary as we were in April but I think the summer travellers might think otherwise.
We had a studio room on the 7th floor (the roof) and it was so spacious! The roof area is shared with 5/6 rooms, with sun loungers. There are 3 pools all on the ground floor but they're quite small when compared to the amount of people staying at this hotel. We always went to the beach.

There have been complaints of cockroaches in other reviews and to clarify, they are outside and only come out after dark. If you leave your door open, then yes, of course they're going to go inside!

The breakfast was adequate - european bacon & sausage and beans, eggs, hams, cheeses, cereal, bread, cupcakes, croissants - quite a lot of choice and you get your monies worth!
You have to bear in mind that we only paid £122 each for the room!

The beach is very close to the hotel and there are good restaurants by the water. Our favourites were El Ferry, Bahia and Bombay Babu. You'll come across one of my favourite people on the beach, he'll be selling melon, bananas, pineapple, coconuts with a smile! Very juicy melons!
A huge downside is that the people selling sunglasses/jewellery won't leave you alone and we did find ourselves becoming quite angry with them because they're allowed to bother people while they're trying to enjoy a nice meal.

I couldn't have asked for a better five days away. We experienced happy waiters who made us feel like princesses and food that filled us to the rim! Definitely will be going back :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Dipal U
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Property: HOVIMA Santa Maria
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:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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