Centrally located alongside shops and a small selection of bars and restaurants, a 10-minute downhill stroll from Playa Fañabe. A good option for anyone who wants the quiet and exclusivity of Costa Adeje but only a short taxi ride away from the nightlife of Playa de Las Américas.
Standard double rooms are considerably bigger than many of its class, and are bright and decorated to a very high standard, if somewhat unimaginatively. Décor is in amber with pine and bleached wood furniture, and soft furnishings are burnt sienna giving the whole room a bright, Mediterranean look. Bathrooms are marble finished and again, spacious. There’s nothing wrong with the rooms but their style and furnishings are more four star then five.
A trendy courtyard café fronts a marble-pillared, cavernous lobby with full glass frontage. Inside, cascading waterfalls, trailing vines, tropical plants and an aviary lie beneath a mirrored ceiling which contains the bottom of the sunken rooftop swimming pool. A glass elevator rises silently above the Busby Berkeley sweeping marble staircases to upper storey rooms, pools and restaurant areas.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style in the large restaurant. The standard of food is very good with everything being topped up regularly so it’s fresh and hot. Choices are extensive and even the youngest and fussiest of guests will find plenty to choose from. On the down side, in my opinion the dining room is a bit too small for the number of guests when the hotel is full and everyone is left to fend for themselves in finding a table. My advice would be to either book B&B or to pay the €12 upgrade to eat at the La Laja a la carte restaurant overlooking the rooftop pools (suite guests get an automatic upgrade). When I ate there very recently the menu was creative and the food was superbly prepared and presented.
The rooftop swimming pool is one of my favourite places to catch the rays and enjoy a leisurely swim. The setting is very Thai-esque with the colonial style buildings, a lake-sized freeform pool with wooden walkways and palm trees and giant strelitzas reflected in the huge blue pools. In the evenings the setting sun turns the buildings gold and throws black palm tree silhouettes into the surface of the pools - the perfect setting for a sundowner. Leisure and spa facilities at the Fañabe CostaSur sister hotel are available to guests.
Staff are courteous, efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere is informal during the day but formal in the restaurants for evening meals.
Who stays there
Predominantly British and German holidaymakers during the winter season. Families and couples rather than singles. In summer, a more cosmopolitan mix of European and mainland Spanish.
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- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Rooftop pools
- La Laja restaurant
- Some aspects are more 4 star than 5