This hotel does a good line in sea views, relaxed pools and low-key entertainment.
This luxury hotel will be known as Sensimar Arona Gran & Spa from November 2015. It overlooks the sea with great views of the harbour. A promenade leads into Los Cristianos – roughly 15 minutes’ walk away – and stretches onwards to Playa de las Americas.
The centrepiece here is the two pools teamed with a palm-dotted terrace. Highlights on the food front include sea-view à la carte lunches, and in the evenings a piano bar and show lounge provide the entertainment. From November 2015, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Sensimar collection.
Twin rooms are classic in style with tiled flooring and a TV. They sleep up to three with two or three beds or can be sold as a single. Just so you know, when occupied by three adults there's no cot space available. Outside, you have a balcony or terrace with limited views of the sea.
Twin rooms are classic in style with tiled flooring and a TV. They sleep up to three with two or three beds. Just so you know, when occupied by three adults there's no cot space available. Outside, you have a balcony or terrace with limited views of the sea.
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This was our 6th visit, stayed the last 2 weeks of September in a newly refurbished room on 5th floor with great views overlooking the sea and pool. When all the much needed renovations are complete this will be a really nice hotel again.
Our room was modern, had comfortable beds, good air conditioning, plenty of storage space and a very brightly lit bathroom with complimentary toiletries (replaced when used). Bed linen and towels were changed whenever requested. Tea & coffee facilities are provided but you do have to pay for the use of the safe.
Food is very good, with lots to choose from, the staff always say hola, and are pleasant and helpful.
The swimming pools are excellent, very clean, one is heated. There are lots of sun loungers and umbrellas, reserving them with towels first thing in the morning is not allowed and belongings do get removed.
Evening entertainment was good, there was also day-time activities if you wanted.
There are lots of shops, restaurants and bars in Los Cristianos, and 2 sandy beaches 10-20 mins. walk away. Las Vistas beach is the nicer one, (2 sun loungers & an umbrella 12 euros to hire) you can also walk along the path all the way to Costa Adeje.
As others have said, there was a lot of noise most noticeable round the pool area, we were aware of this when we booked but it was a lot louder than we anticipated.
We still enjoyed our holiday and look forward to a quieter stay at the Arona Gran next year.More
Chrissy08, West Midlands, England
Great Hotel No Need To Worry About The Refurbishment
We have just returned from a week's holiday and we had a lovely time. Yes there is building work going on but it never disrupted our holiday.
We had a refurbished room with a side view of the sea. The rooms were cleaned daily and we had free tea and coffee with bottled water every day and English channels on the TV. We booked through Thomsons so not sure if that is why the tea and coffee was free.
The food was of good standard and plenty of choice.
We did find the hotel to be right at the end of the promenade in a much quieter area. We did however walk into Las Americas most days which took approx 20 minutes.
We only went to the entertainment one evening and he was very good, unfortunately he was only on for approx 30 minutes.
The beds were very comfortable and you can have a choice of pillows.
The two pools are lovely with one heated, there is also waiter service round the pool.
Plenty of sun beds at any time during the day.
The market is right next to the hotel on Tuesday's and Sunday's.
The main beach is some 15 minutes away towards Las Americas however there is some beach in front of the hotel but it is not that glamorous.
No cash is taken around the hotel you just use your room card and sign for the purchase, just keep your receipts to double check at the end.
The weather was 30+ everyday for October which was a lot hotter than I had expected.
We did not visit the spa so I cannot comment.
WIFI was free all over the hotel.More
karolanne1, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Not for the faint hearted!
I love this hotel but it really tested our loyalty this time. We were well aware of the continuing refurbishment but some days the noise was challenging, to say the least. Work has progressed to the public areas and lift shafts and some obviously involved hammer-drilling concrete.
That said, the staff need to be complimented on still providing an excellent service. Food was better than ever and most of the regular customers seemed happy to put up with inconvenience.
I would advise anyone who hasn't been before to leave it until the work finishes in November.
The refurbished rooms were pleasant and well equipped. Our room only had a walk-in shower which was disappointing for my wife. I understand some of the new rooms do have a bath, so if you want one, request it.
It would be such a shame to visit and be disappointed with this
fantastic hotel which has commanded much customer loyalty over the years.
We will try it again once the work is finished and trust that it still meets the standards expected after the changes.
altered is the location and views. More
David J, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
2 weeks away second honeymoon
We booked late deal with Thompson's nobody told us about the major refurbishments going on:( on arrival to the Hotel greeted with a welcome drink & bellboy took us to the room this was Best part of our stay. The next day woken by Matic drills banging cutting marble flooring So we left the hotel to Eat out & return after 6 pm, I inform the hotel of my food allergy to be told by the manager will eat what we are giving. In End they accommodated me but this gave me extra stress. Reception staff did not care & we found there great if your not complaining. Sunday was day of rest thank God, we tweeted Thompsons and the hotel Thompsons was no help whatsoever in the hotel said if we do book with them they would've gave his compensation like crap. We really believe the hotel should've sucked for the major refurbishments then putting all the guests for this type of behaviour very very unfair and we won't be coming back me and my wife we felt it was a real letdown More
almightytez, London, United Kingdom
Great Break - despite building work
This was our fourth visit to this hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed it - yes there was work going but the noise was tolerable and we tuned it out.
We stayed in one of the refurbished rooms and it was very pleasant with a large walk in shower in the bathroom. The room was kept spotlessly clean and it was nice to have two sun chairs on the balcony. The food was good but the ambience of the dinning room was somewhat marred by partitioning due to the ongoing work.
I noticed another guest complained about rude and unhelpful staff - we found exactly to the contrary - everyone was extremely pleasant and accomodating.
We would intend to use the Arona again once all the refurbishment is finished and it may be that its overall marking could move to 5 staeMore