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.
Lovely looking hotel. Rooms are reasonably spacious, shampoo and shower gel was replenished every day. TV has ample channels - I found lots of UK channels from 60 onwards so keep searching !
I had emailed the hotel beforehand to ask for a ground floor room which they had organised for me. However, having had 2 hours sleep the night before due to an early morning flight we were very disappointed to have to wait around for an hour before we could check in due to our room not being available until 1.30. I did expect them to have prior knowledge of arrival times and try to ensure rooms were ready for weary travellers?? Not to be :(
We paid to hire the safe but did not hire the mini bar. TIP - the key to the safe also opens the fridge door, so we bought bottles of water from the supermarket just up the road.
Buffet breakfast was included in our booking which was very good. Just one gripe here is that there is only one chef cooking eggs and pancakes - this causes a huge bottle neck every morning.
The hotel is situated in a quiet area within easy walking distance of the busy strip and night life.
The beach is just a couple of minutes walk away but it is very rocky, strong waves and ideal for surfers. There is a nicer beach a few blocks away called monkey beach.
Transfer from hotel was about 20 mins and cost â¬25 each way by taxi and was much cheaper at â¬10 which we did when we booked through Travel Republic.
Wi fi is available at a cost but we didn't bother.
Weather in October was lovely and hot !More
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
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