The Hotel La Siesta is a great holiday base, thanks to its spacious rooms and large pool. There's also a buffet restaurant that plates up a globe-trotting menu. Furthermore, a central address puts Playa de Las Americas' beach, bars, and restaurants within easy reach.
Location-wise, Hotel La Siesta plays a strong hand. The sandy beach is around a 10-minute walk away, and the same time in a taxi will get you to Siam Park waterpark. Plus, it's only 5 minutes on foot to Playa de las Americas' centre and its mix of restaurants, bars and clubs.
The property is made up of, low-rise, terracotta-coloured buildings that horseshoe around a large pool. Surrounding the pool is a sun terrace, complete with thatched parasols, palms and a bridge that leads you over the water to a snack bar.
The rooms here are spacious enough to include a lounge area, and some have views of Mount Teide. On the restaurant front, a buffet venue plates up food from around the globe. This involves everything from Italian dishes, like risotto, to local Canarian fare, like mojo picon – a spicy red sauce. There's also a regular barbecue night to add to the mix.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with show cooking stations and regular themed nights including Italian, Canarian and Mexican. Those who are staying on a half board basis can swap dinner for lunch. Special diets can be catered for if advised in advance.
The front desk was unfriendly and poorly staffed. I had booked a double and was given a twin they offered an alternative room after Two days however it stunk of smoke.
The hotel was spotless and in a great location bedding and towels changed daily.
We were half board and food was adequate as we had wanted to go out some evenings we could get lunch which usually had a good salad bar. Staff in the restaurant were friendly and attentive
Entertainment was poor but we did enjoy some of it.
The pool was good but could do with handrails at the step entry.
I would not go back to this hotel however if I go back to Tenerife I think I would go in an apartment as their are plenty restaurants and bars to choose from.More
Great hotel - if you don't mind loud entertainment every evening
The hotel is located close to the beach, shopping area, restaurants, etc. Friendly staff, clean rooms and great pool area. BUT you can hear the evening entertainment despite closed windows and having asked for a quiet room until 23:30! They will play lousy music at top volume even if they only have 5 people watching. If you want to have an early night during your holidays, don't book this hotel.More
holiday from hell
on checking in was made to feel like a criminal as i had no credit card and even offered to pay euros up front food at this hotel is the worst ive had in 39 years of holidaying abroad on trying to activate late check out on last day i was told i had to pay bill i had no problem with this except they were trying to charge me for things i had not had on 1 night i was spending 49 euros eating out at tony romars they wanted to charge me 10euros plus for there dining room which we had never been in the receptionist was very rude and ignorant and def needs customer training NEVER AGAIN TO THIS HOTELMore
kevinandsue55, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
My husband and I have just returned from 1 weeks stay at this hotel. Overall I would say that this is an average hotel at best. We were staying bed and breakfast, after 1 mornings breakfast, my husband decided not to bother. Food was ok, but could have been a lot better. My biggest complaint is that whilst sunbathing at the pool and purchasing a bottle of water from the bar, I was thoroughly embarrassed when I returned to the bar for a couple of ice cubes to cool my water down. The barman advised that if I wanted ice I needed to pay 50 cents. It's not the money that was the issue, I've just never experienced this ever whilst on holiday. I was so annoyed I complained to the guest relations manager, whose attitude was 'like it or lump it' - simple as!!
Would not return and would not recommend to friends or family.More
Lornie7, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great Hotel in Great Location!
Just returned from this lovely hotel. Very good location, just a 5 min walk to the beach and lots of eating places, bars and shops all on your doorstep. I do not have one fault with this place.
Large enough room for the 3 of us, 2 adults and a 3 year old, overlooking the front of the hotel. No need to upgrade to a pool view as all the rooms are the same inside and you can sit on your balcony of a night time overlooking the walkways, rather than listen to the music and night entertainment. The room, hotel, dining room and pool area were extremely clean.
You cannot put your towels out on beds until unlocked at 9.30 which was a good idea, plenty of beds if you get there before 10.30, after this time you would struggle.
Pool Bar served lovely snacks and drinks at a fair price and all charges put on to your room card, again another great idea and just pay the bill prior to leaving.
We hired the safe at 2 euros per day and used the key for the safe to open the fridge (no need to pay the 25 euros for a stocked fridge)
The wifi costs 20 Euros and was ok for the majority of the time, just a couple of times it was a little slow.
The food was great, so much choice at breakfast and dinner, not sure why people are saying not enough choice at dinner, there were at least 4 or 5 meats, fish and different types and potatoes and rice etc. as well as all the salad choices and desserts and yes you do have to pay for your drinks as half board or full board is not all Inclusive! That is a given when you choose this board option. Please ignore any reviews regarding the food as there is plenty of choice for the most fussy eater.
We did eat out a couple of times as we always like to try some different places, just for a change from the hotel and both were really good, we chose an Italian and a steak house.
We visited the Aqualand Waterpark which was great for little ones, if you have older children I would probably go to Siam Water Park, although I believe this is very busy with long queues for the slides. There are free buses for these water parks just around the corner from La Siesta at the Tenerife Best Hotel and only a 10 min drive away.
All in all I have been to Tenerife to this area many times and this is by far the best hotel/location that I have stayed. You will enjoy if you have booked here.More
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