This hotel has got the lot. A trio of pools ticks off rooftop and garden numbers, while the restaurants include a buffet place and an à la carte pool bar. The location aims high, too - it sits in a high-end postcode that comes with a beach.
Sitting in an upmarket corner of Tenerife, the Fanabe Costa Sur Hotel looks out over the sparkling sapphire seas. In fact, you’re just a short stroll down a steep slope from the honey-coloured sands of both Playa Fanabe and Playa del Duque. And there’s a sprinkling of shops, bars and restaurants even closer.
It’s not a big brash resort though. Far from it. Here, you’re at the heart of a restful residential area, where most of the 5 star hotels on the island congregate. From the moment you set eyes on the Fanabe though, you probably won’t want to venture far. Sat in gorgeous green grounds, you’re most definitely in for a treat here. You’ll know you’re onto a good thing as soon as you step into the lobby. Light, luminous and lavish, it’s a chic affair all round. We’re talking glossy marble floors. Oh-so inviting sofas. And floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook one of the eye-catching pool areas.
Talking of which, you’re totally spoilt for choice in the swimming stakes. With three pools to choose from, you’ll have to do the rounds before you decide on a favourite. If it’s jaw-dropping views you want, head for the roof terrace where two of the plunge pools live. Or for a truly tropical setting, there's the main pool sitting in the grounds, surrounded by exotic plants and swishing palms. Rather keep active? No problem. Keep up with your exercise routine at the fully equipped gym, which also offers aerobics lessons and massages. Join in the fun and games with the entertainment team. Or choose from an exhaustive list of sports that includes minigolf, tennis and football. However you work up an appetite, when you’re ready to eat the buffet restaurant offers up international favourites, with on-the-spot cooking stations a mainstay. There's also an a la carte lunchtime eatery by the pool, and you can tuck in to sandwiches at the lobby bar.
Full Board buffet meals - time restrictions apply. Late breakfasts 10.00-12.30.
Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - time restrictions apply.
Cakes and desserts 15.00-18.00. Sandwiches 21.00-23.00.
For buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with regular theme nights and show-cooking stations. In the summer months the restaurant opens at a later time of 7pm and closes at 10pm. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if you let reception know in advance. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and a shirt for dinner.
Stayed at this hotel in September for two weeks with my husband, hotel room good standard need pool view. Food good variety but take travel kettle for that first cuppa in the morning. Entertainment needs up-dating same old same old each night. Lovely show area downstairs but views obscured by pillars, but should be a disco club for the adults as beautifull decor, have left this on suggestion sheet. Watch out for the occasional cock roches around the outside tables and chairs. Wouldnt go back to this hotel though , more for the kids to do us adults want to dance as well. Half board is better as food becomes boring.More
I stayed at this hotel last week for one week. Like many others I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the bad reports. I found this hotel excellent. Rooms were large and very clean - I had a view of the mountains which was excellent - everything was cleaned daily by very efficient staff. The hotel itself was wonderful with various areas for sitting or lounging. We were all inclusive and found that option worked extremely well for us - the food was plentiful and varied over our week - I particularly liked the vegetarian options and as for the desserts - well let's just say I put on some weight this year! The snack area at the pool was excellent too. We preferred the rooftop area as there were no children allowed and it was very peaceful. The hotel has a policy which does not allow sunbeds to be booked and even though the hotel was 100% full we always found sunbeds when we wanted them. The staff were very friendly and helpful from our first contact at reception on arrival all the way through to the end of our holiday. The market is held twice weekly in the car park next to the hotel - great market with excellent bargains. The hotel is situated centrally and you can walk to beach easily or to a couple of shopping centres nearby without having to think about getting taxis. I never usually post but felt I had to say something to counteract the bad reviews. I would recommend this hotel and hope to be back again soon.More
Stayed here in August. Lovely hotel, rooms were very good although pool or sea view are much nicer if you can get them. The hotel is well located for the beach, market, shops, restaurants.
Staff were very good. Entertainment every evening.
Downsides are that wifi didn't work most of the time. Personally I was disappointed with breakfast as I like freshly baked croissants or poached/scrambled egg. Croissants seemed to be out of a packet and there was only scrambled egg twice during the week. My husband was more than happy with the options.
Lunch and drinks were reasonable. Fun around the pool with entertainment. Hope to be backMore
Suzanne J, Ballymore, Ireland
Good hotel not 4*
Stayed here in jan with my wife Two kids and another 5 family members. Hotel is a good 3 star not a big choice of food especially for the kids. Entertainment at night not gr8 good play area for the kids and a exellant rooftop area for couples rooms are clean abit dated but spotless weather in jan is good but hit or miss on some days wpuld def return if we got a good dealMore
allan m, Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
Just got bac from 2wks at fanabe. Loved this hotel . Went HH upgraded to AI for 2nd wk. We really enjoyed the food & drinks ere.only complaint was the v slow toastin machines took long time waitin for bread to toast. Staff were v friendly always smilin ad good laugh wiv some of them . Roof top sunbathin was bliss .quie t away from kids playin in main pool. Rooms v clean . Maids cleaned room n changed towels every day. Got bottle of bubbly for my 50th v nice surprise. We will deff return to this hotel . More
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