This sea-view hotel hugs the beach and comes with a great pool scene, too. Plus it’s got 3 top restaurants.
The grounds at this smart, whitewashed hotel lead straight on to the sands of Esquinzo de Jandia Beach. There are 4 pools, too – 3 for adults, 1 for children. One of them even has an island-based cocktail bar.
For meals, you’ve got 3 choices – a buffet, a pizzeria and an à la carte place on the seafront. After dinner, there are live evening shows, and a choice of 4 bars.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Selected local alcoholic and soft drinks 10.00-23.30. Coffee, tea and cakes 15.00-17.00.
Snacks including toasted sandwiches, hotdogs, burgers and scoop ice-cream 11.00-18.00.
For breakfast and dinner. Buffet service with open kitchen. Enjoy the themed dinners which take place twice a week and sample the Canarian and Spanish cuisine. There's also the possibility of special diets and vegetarian menus on request. This place comes with a dress code for dinner, it's long trousers and a shirt with sleeves for gentlemen. This is a non-smoking restaurant and highchairs are available.
Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 4, with twin beds, a sofa-bed for 1 adult or 2 children up to 12 years. This room comes with satellite TV with limited English and radio channels and a mini-fridge.
On arrival we were first to reception but it too an hour to check in then a further 2 hours for our luggage to appear in our rooms. The rooms were nice and good maid service but that's where it stops. The main restaurant was under staffed and we had to clear our own table between courses for dinner a waiter would take our drinks order fairly quick but that would be the last we see of them. The pool restaurant our rep said to avoid eating in that one for lunch the salad, rolls and cakes were put out in the open no covers at all and were covered in flies the hot food burgers, hotdogs etc were under Bad fitting plastic lids those too had flies all over them as did the fruit the tables were cleared quickly and the drinks area was kept clean. The main bar staff were really rude and made you feel like you were putting them out by ordering a drink they also pretended not to understand what you were ordering my dad tried to order a creme de menthe in the entertainment bar it took 3 people to try to get the bar tender to understand then he produced a pot of lemon tea with milk and sugar??? Pool floors were kept fairly clean but the tables and sunbeds were'nt cleaned or wiped down the whole time we were there the tables were filthy. The drink were very poor quality I love red wine but it was very acidic I couldn't drink it. Very hilly my parents who are retired struggled walking around.More
As I said in the title, our 2nd visit. We don't often go back a 2nd time to anywhere but we are already thinking about our 3rd visit. We are not the only ones who return as we recognised a few people from last year.
The holiday rep was fantastic. You know who I mean Sue! Friendly, informative and welcoming. The reception staff- well I am impressed and envious of their linguistic skills, I just wish I could express myself in so many languages as they do.
Being an optimistic vegetarian I hope to be able to find something to eat other than salad, I wasn't disappointed. It might have only been pasta but it was REALLY NICE pasta.
The nudist beach takes some getting used to but by the end of 2 weeks it's was hardly causing a blink of the eye.
The hotel is very clean, the food plentiful (although I do prefer it quite a bit hotter), the staff very helpful and friendly and the entertainment is entertaining - Jambo Jambo are amazing!!!
Love it. Hope you do too.More
Helen W, Northampton, United Kingdom
We booked two twin rooms for ourselves and two friends and when we arrived we had a family room for the four of us with two adults expected to sleep on a bed setee for a week! We went to reception which was a long way away and were told that the hotel was full and we would have to stay in it until they could sort it out as there was no management available even though it was only 10.30pm. We refused to accept this and were then told the only alternative was to go to their sister hotel next door Hotel CLub Jandia PRincess which we did.(apparently they do this quite often so they obviously make quite a few mistakes!On arrival there we were shown to two rooms which were pretty basic and during the night water came through the airconditioning unit staining the ceiling walls and running into the light switch which was very dangerous.we contacted reception and they sent someone to sort it next day and although we asked for the room to be smartened up it was a mess for the whole week.I tried ringing the thomson hotline number several times as the rep was not available but no one answered the phone and no one replied to my text.I went to see the rep the next day Suzanne PLayer who could not have cared less and was too busy to talk to me and suggested Icame back later. By this time I had had enough so did not return!I would not return or recommend either of these hotels to anyone!More
Free upgrade made our holiday!
I stayed at this hotel between 13th and 27th August .........really should have reviewed it before but here goes:
I booked six weeks prior to travel for my two teens, my three year old and me. I hadn't looked at the reviews on here until after booking and to say I was worried is an understatement! The transfer from the airport took about an hour and 20 minutes by coach and we arrived to two receptionists at the check in desk at 9.30 in the evening. The staff at the hotel speak Spanish, German and a little English and the receptionist who dealt with our booking seemed unable to understand much of the latter.
We had two interconnecting rooms in the Platinum area of the hotel, one of which was slightly better equipped and decorated than the other. Very clean, very simple and adequate for our stay, although no tea or coffee making facilities.
Due to the lack of understanding at Reception when we checked in and because I'd remembered a few reviews on here stating that the 'Platinum' area was for German guests only I hadn't realised that we had actually been upgraded to this area and so were entitled to use the facilities there.
So for the first few days we had breakfast in the main restaurant....there was a huge selection of food to choose from and although busy we never had to queue for anything.
We had lunch at 'La Choza' which was always packed. This is probably due to the fact that the Pizzeria was not in fact serving anything except drinks and the only other dining option was the main restaurant in which beach attire was not allowed.
The pools were very cold and the tiled floor surrounding them was very slippery when wet. As mentioned in previous reviews, there is little shade around the pools unless you set your alarm at 5.30 to beat the german guests in putting a towel on the prime sunloungers.
It is with thanks to the Thomson rep, Sue, that we finally found out that we had in fact been upgraded and it made the holiday feel more value for money. The restaurant in the Platinum area is smaller but the food is far superior. The pool area has ample shade and if you're there at lunchtime you have the option of complimentary cava.
The children's club was brilliant! The animation staff were so good with the children that my daughter didn't want to leave!
The hotel is in a fab location - not far from the beach, a short taxi ride to the nearest town of Jandia, supermarket 10 minutes walk away. BUT - having seen the 'Platinum' area I think that the rest of the hotel is tired and could do with smartening up. Something to shade the play equipment by the mini club would be a start - my daughter nearly went on the slide until she realised it was too hot to touch! It was great for a recharge of batteries and to soak up the sun but I wouldn't go back - there's far too much else to see in the world!!More
460ninjabutterfly, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Just spent a week with my daughter and son in law and had a lovely holiday. Great hotel, lovely rooms and friendly staff. Great swimming pools and thoroughly enjoyed the Aqua aerobics each day...yes some tiles needed fixing but nothing drastic. I would have liked some sun umbrellas but still managed to find sun and shade as needed. Could have done with a few more staff (not sure if they class this as low season) but the staff on duty worked non stop and were helpful and friendly. Enjoyed all the food and put on weight as a result ! Rooms were spacious and clean. The Firstchoice rep Sue was very helpful. The only downside was that we could not get a late checkout or courtesy room but would definitely go back for another week of relaxation.More
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