We have just returned from this hotel after spending 14 days there, 2 adults an 2 children (aged 8 and 5).
Hotel: is huge, but very well kept and spotlessly clean. There are 2 restaurants which is great, so when one gets full they open the other one, which means that you can always find a table in busy times.
Food - great selection of food, to suit all tastes. In busy times, you sometimes have to queue at the coffee or toast machines, but this has been the same in all HV's. At lunchtime around the quiet pool there is a bbq - and their lamb kofta's were awesome!
Room - Clean, comfy beds. The kids were on a double sofa bed in the living room. Fridge in room, which was re-stocked every day with 2 x cans of beer, 2 x cans of Pepsi and a bottle of water- which was a great idea. No DVD in room, and there is a TV but we didn't put ours on at all.
Pools - There are 2 x pools - our room was next to the quiet pool - and we didn't have problems getting sun beds, there were still beds available well after 9.00am. However, the Activity pool, folks were getting up at 6am to reserve a bed. The only problem with the pools, is that they are both 1.30-40m all the way through, so if your kids cannot sleep then it is a bit of a worry. I regularly saw toddlers getting close to the edge, which made me a bit nervous - you only have to turn your back for a second. There are lifeguards around the pools - but not sure how effective they are, especially during the busy times when the pools get quite full.
Gym - I did venture to a Pilates class in the hotel - as I am a Pilates instructor, it's safe to say that it was not like any Pilates class I've ever seen!! But the gym looked well equipped and the air con was good.
Entertainment - there are 2 lots of entertainment on at the hotel, the First Choice team and the hotel also has external entertainment as well, so plenty of choice. There is also a big veranda to sit on and just watch the sun go down - which is lovely.
Kids Clubs - again, great - there are 2 lots of kids clubs - the first choice ones and the hotel ones (which cater for other languages). The football coaches are great and my two really enjoyed going to football academy.
Surrounding Area - you can walk (via the back gate) to the local harbour or town (there's a big Lidl's not far away - good tip - if you run out of suncream, it's worth a walk down to Lidl's where you can get it for €4.99 rather than the cheapest in the shop of €12). We hired a car and had a good drive about the island, basically it's just one big motorway around the outside of the volcano, so you can't really get lost. The North of the island is spectacular - the scenery is like something out of jurassic park! We also visited the Loro Park - which was great and well worth a trip (we drove there and it was easy to find), took about 1 hour and 20 mins to drive there. We also did the Jeep Safari - which was great, and we got to ride a camel at the end of it.
So, all in all, a great time was had by all, fantastic hotel, and we had a lovely holiday there!
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Tenerife Hotel Puerto De Santiago
- Holiday Village Tenerife Puerto De Santiago