The hotel is on a hill, about a 15-minute walk to the beach and shops of the large resort of Costa Teguise.
The 300 or so rooms are spacious, clean and all have a terrace. Some could do with being renovated, so ask to have a look before being allocated. Go for a room on the upper floor if you treasure peace and quiet: those on the first and second floors can suffer from noise from the pool and bar areas.
The lovely, large public areas of the hotel are some of its best features. I love the exuberant Interior gardens with waterfalls and lakes. There are also large, well equipped conference rooms.
Eating and drinking
The buffet restaurant is my favourite eating option, offering all the international favourites as well as some Canarian specialities. However, there is a more formal, a la carte restaurant that is also very good, plus a pool bar (that shuts at 5pm), as well as a decent bar open in the evening.
The leisure features are where this hotel really comes into its own. The facilities at the spa are seemingly endless: the thalassotherapy centre is made up of three distinct areas, one with waterfalls, Turkish baths and relaxation pools, a second with thermal showers and treatment cabins and a third with a flotarium, where facials are given and yoga classes take place. Enjoy relaxing in the extensive tropical gardens and enormous, lake-like saltwater swimming pools or get active on one of three tennis courts, two squash courts or the mini-golf course. Guests with kids can make use of the babysitting service. The hotel also boasts a hairdressers, Internet access, disco (open only weekly) and live music nightly.
The people who work here are generally very helpful, especially considering the size of this hotel, although some of them seem rather overworked.
Who stays there
Business travellers, wedding guests, couples, honeymooners and families make up the clientele. A large proportion of guests are Spanish.
It is well worth upgrading to an all-inclusive deal – which is very good value and even includes entry to the superb spa.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Live entertainment
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Free minibus to the beach and town centre
- Good, reasonably priced food on all-inclusive deals
- Excellent gardens and spa
- Air conditioning is lacking in some of the bedrooms and public areas
- The pools are only saltwater (no freshwater)
- As this is such a large hotel, it can involve a lot of walking around