Buffet breakfast and dinner in main restaurant, brunch and snacks 12.00-18.00 and dinner in Kentia gourmet sampling menu restaurant on request, with reservation.
Locally produced beer, wine and soft drinks 10.00-24.00.
Brunch and snacks 12.00-18.00.
1-bedroom apartment with garden view sleeps up to 4, with twin beds in the bedroom and a twin sofa-bed in the lounge. As well as a kitchenette, fridge, microwave and coffee machine. Safety deposit box at a charge. Internet cable is not provided. Cots are available on request.
Suite sleeps up to 4, with twin beds in the bedroom and a twin sofa-bed in the lounge. As well as a kitchenette, fridge, microwave and coffee machine. Safety deposit box at a charge. Internet cable is not provided. Cots are available on request.
My husband and I stayed at the Marylanza at the beginning of October for a week and what a lovely stay we had. We booked with Thomson and chose to pay extra for a taxi rather than get the coach and I am so glad we did as we were at the hotel within 30 minutes of landing. Would recommend this to those who are flying from Edinburgh as you land really late at night. When we arrived we were greeted by the friendly staff on reception and given some information on the hotel and directions to our room. I had emailed the hotel a few weeks before we arrived to request a nice quiet room. We were given C206 which was lovely and overlooked the golf course and Mount Tiede and there was a nice bottle of Cava waiting for us...thank you so much.
Room - we were really surprised with the room we were given as we had a double balcony with table, chairs and loungers. Separate bedroom which was perfect and a nice living area. The room also has all self catering facilities in it which was perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better room.
Food - all I can say is wow. The food here has been the best all-inclusive we have had. Can't comment on breakfast as we never went but what I loved was the fact that you could get fruit and light snacks from the snack bar from 10am. We ate at the snack bar every day. Easy food such as burgers, pizza, toasters, pasta and salad and baguettes which we were more than happy with. I am sure the restaurant did a lot more for those who wanted a bigger meal. Dinner was lovely, a different choice of meat each night and plenty of other choices. The restaurant is help your self for both food and drink. Don't know what people had to complain about.
Pool - there is 3 pools to sit around but we always stayed by the same one. The loungers are placed close together but we tried to get on the end which gave us more space to move around. What I loved about this hotel is the hotels policy on not reserving beds before 10 and sticking to it. The lifeguards would remove all towels and personnel items if reserved before this time even if popping down to breakfast. It meant you didn't have to get up early to get a lounger. You are on holiday after all. Drinks around the pool are in plastic cups which makes sense and was help yourself for most things. There was a bar which did wine, cocktails, sangria and spirits.
Bar - the main bar in the hotel was nice and chilled with live music every night, not a lot of seating though. I had the white wine which I found ok. You will not go without. Good measures on all drinks apart from lager which was in the usual half measures. The only evening entertainment we watched was the Beatles and they were fab.
Staff - I can not say anything negative about the staff here. Everyone was lovely and pleasant.
Only negative thing for us was we went outside the school holidays but there was still loads of kids there.
Overall we had a brilliant relaxing week here and I would definetly recommend it. We will be back.More
Gemma B, Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
A Very Good Marylanza Experience!
This is the first ever review I have written, but having arrived back from the Marylanza a little under three weeks ago I felt that now was the right time to do so. My wife and I have visited Tenerife numerous times before, but this was a family holiday with our two children aged 3 and 1 and my wife's mother. I will endeavour to review the hotel relevant to a family visiting. Firstly, having stayed beachfront on previous visits I was a little concerned as to the location of the Marylanza. Well, the location is brilliant. Only a 5 minute walk takes you to the nearest shops and restaurants and 15 minutes maximum to the coast where there are shops, bars and restaurants galore. It is a really nice walk, even with a pushchair and three-year-old in tow. It is also a pleasant walk down to the dancing fountains in the Mare Nostrum Resort, which is great fun if you have children. I had previously emailed the hotel asking for a pool view, as I had read differing reviews on room location. This was exactly what we got ; a very spacious ground - floor room overlooking the children's pool. A great start. The food at the hotel was excellent! This is never an easy subject when holidaying with an extremely fussy wife and mother-in-law, but they were very pleased as were my children. Breakfast was as expected, the freshly made omelettes were a particular favourite of ours. The quality of food in the evenings was very good, always hot and extremely tasty. The soups were lovely, and the cuts of meat and fish superb. Everything else you would expect of a buffet was there ; fresh salads, vegetables, rice and a great choice of desserts. My family and I tended to have lunch in the snack bar where the food was again of good quality, particularly the freshly-made pizzas and salads. To anyone who criticises the food, well you must only be happy filling your plate with chips! The drinks at the hotel are mostly self-serve. I found the beer more than drinkable and the red wine nice. My wife enjoyed the rose, while I found the white wine to be the poorest of the three. Spirits are served generously at the bars. The entertainment we found to be generally good. My three-year-old loved Dana, the children's entertainer, and the mini - disco is great for the little ones. There were shows afterwards, we enjoyed Waka Waka and the Flamenco but not so much the Queen Tribute. It is worth pointing out that there is no entertainment on tuesdays and fridays but we simply went out and about and made our own. Finally, the staff at the Marylanza deserve a big mention and should be praised for their friendly manner and service. Fatima and Mai in the main restaurant made such a fuss of our children and made dining a real pleasure. Everyone from the bar staff, to maids and cleaners made our stay even more enjoyable. To conclude, not a 5-star hotel, we didn't expect it, but a very good 4-star hotel enhanced by excellent food and wonderful staff. More
AndyMel1, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Just had a lovely, all inclusive , holiday at the Marylanza.
We arrived late in the evening, given a warm welcome by the reception staff and offered dinner before we checked in . Although only two of us we were allocated a double bedroom double bathroom suite overlooking the golf course....really nice. The suite was spotlessly clean and vey spacious. The stairs to the upstairs bedroom were very steep and probably not suitable for small children or guests with mobility problems. For guests who watch TV when on holiday there were BBC and ITV channels.
There was a huge choice of delicious food in the restaurant every meal time. Throughout the day, hot and cold food was available at the pool bar. At 9.30 the restaurant closes and most of the food is thrown away, we watched them throwing everything into black bin bags. So contrary to previous reviews food is not reheated for the following day !!
The three pools are clean and there is plenty of sunbeds. Beware sunbeds cannot be reserved before 10 am. each morning.... towels , books etc. will be removed by the life guards.... a brilliant idea.
I feel evening entertainment let the hotel down, in my opinion it was mostly rubbish, especially the Queen tribute. The theatre ceiling is very low and the volume was VERY loud. Each evening there was light entertainment in the lobby bar, which was nice and not too loud to spoil conversation. It's about a 10 minute walk into Playa de las America .
What more can I say, it was a fabulous hotel and I would definitely go back and highly recommend it.
Thank you Marylanza for a lovely holiday, together with the weather it was perfect.More
Jaypgee, Salisbury, United Kingdom
I have recently returned from a very enjoyable stay with my wife and two friends at the Marylanza. Before booking I took care to read the Tripadvisor reviews which were overwhelmingly good, but there were one or two bad ones so I decided to keep an open mind and see for myself if there was any truth in them.
One previous reviewer questioned whether or not the people who made these comments had stayed at a different hotel. I must admit that at first I began to wonder if I had arrived at the wrong place myself, as what I found did not bear any resemblance to the negative reviews I had read. Here are a few of my thoughts on what I consider to be a sample of the sillier, the more inaccurate and perhaps the more bizarre criticisms I have seen.
Unpleasant / Unhelpful staff
I scoured the hotel in vain to try and find these staff but failed miserably. Every member of staff we encountered in whichever part of the hotel we visited could not have been more friendly or helpful. No question we asked was beyond their knowledge and no request was too much trouble. I suspect the people who made these criticisms were just having a bad hair day or maybe suffering from a hangover.
Food not of a good standard / boring
I suppose if peopleâs aspirations do not extend beyond burger and chips then this hotel might be bit much for them. The only advice I could offer would be to remain in the UK. There they could book a B&B in one of our many grey coastal resorts, enjoy a cholesterol laden fry-up for breakfast each morning and in the evening grab something from a 'greasy spoon' cafe, or perhaps from the nearest street vendor.
It might even enhance the experience to find a seat overlooking a deserted beach and eat al fresco with collars turned up against the biting wind and the driving rain. It would certainly save them a bit of money which they could then use to pay for some indoor entertainment and so allow them escape the inclement weather.
For those whose tastes run to more varied and far more appetising selection of good, freshly prepared food including a choice of four or five different cuts of meat, vegetables of every type, several varieties of fish including fresh salmon, numerous sweets, tasty salads, fancy cakes, a mound of fresh fruit and even a chocolate fountain, then this hotel would be probably prove very much to their liking.
Those who have complained about the pool bar for its lack of a cordon bleu menu should remember this is a snack bar with a reasonable selection of hot and cold food aimed at being able to provide refreshments for anyone reluctant to stir more than a few feet from their sunbed. It was never intended to be an all singing, all dancing restaurant. It takes only a matter of seconds to walk the extra 50 metres to the dining room which is open most hours of the day and serves just about everything anyone could want.
Food and drinks around the pool served on cardboard plates / plastic glasses
If it floats your boat to walk barefoot through broken glass dropped by guests around the swimming pool or in the nearby seating areas, then this hotel might disappoint you. Perhaps better to look for somewhere which specialises in off- beat minority pastimes or dangerous sports, but I suspect that trying to find one stupid enough to supply glass or crockery for use in outside public areas could present quite a challenge.
Too many children
I think the answer to this one is either not to go during school holidays, or perhaps use 'adult only' hotels. Simples ! I can already hear people scratching their heads and wondering why they hadnât thought of that.
Towels cost 1 euro to change
I understand there are some budget holiday companies which specifically cater for those who need to keep costs down. If however people are prepared to spend a considerable amount of cash on an all inclusive holiday, but feel they cannot possibly afford anything as exorbitant as one Euro to change a towel, then it might be better if they chose somewhere cheaper to stay. For most however it should not present a major problem - that is unless they think it necessary to change their towels three times a day.
Local drinks undrinkable
Oddly enough I did not see many people screwing up their faces in disgust or emptying their drinks into the nearest plant pot. Come to think of it, I didnât see any. The majority of the local drinks served in this hotel compare well with supermarket own brands in the UK and for those who really can't manage without the imported and therefore more expensive brands, they are always freely available at an extra charge which if you are an all-inclusive guest is at a reduced rate.
Towels removed by staff from vacant sunbeds
This sometimes occurs if guests decide to "reserve" a sunbed at seven o clock in the morning and then disappear on a day trip until around 5pm, yet expect to find their belongings still in place when they return and, horror of horrors, someone else lying on âtheirâ sun bed. I think it rather good idea that guests who intend to spend their day around the pool should have access to a sun bed which is obviously not in use, rather than having to hang about until it goes dark before one becomes available - or am I just being selfish ? I have to add though that during our stay there were always enough sunbeds to go round and plenty to spare..
Rooms too big !
I guess people who normally stay in hotel rooms the size of a broom cupboard could find these rooms a little daunting. Let me reassure them that it really isnât necessary to take a sat. nav. to negotiate a route from the balcony to the bedroom.
If on the other hand, you prefer airy, spacious rooms large enough to swing a donkey in let alone a cat and which have a really good sized separate lounge, are equipped with two settees that can convert into beds, a fully equipped kitchen even for all the inclusive guests and provide loads of storage space, then these should certainly meet your expectations.
Finally to go back to the staff who provided a particularly good service, well they all did. If I had to single one out in particular it would be Lina who works in the dining room. Despite having to put up with long hours and very hard work she was always refreshingly cheerful and able to anticipate what we wanted without being asked.
The Thomson rep. Vicki is also someone worth a mention. She was always available or contactable if there were any problems and her talk at the meeting for newly arrived guests is perhaps the best I have heard. Instead of the dreary and largely uninformative 15 minute presentation read word for word from an I Pad, which Thomson's now seem to think is something we ought to look forward to, she talked with enthusiasm and without having to refer to any notes This approach made her talk not only relevant to the guests but also more interesting. She also provided a sheet for each guest containing useful tips and information.
The Thomson trips however are a bit on the expensive side for what you get. For example a 3 hour sea trip to see the whales and dolphins was 59 Euros each whereas we booked our own trip from Los Cristianos harbour which lasted 6 hours. We saw loads of whales and dolphins and a meal was included, yet it cost us just over 30 Euros. Possibly a little less luxurious but certainly better value for money.
The hotel is located an easy 5 minute walk from nearby shops and from a large newly opened supermarket which sells everything but the kitchen sink, but in any case these are already provided in every room. It is only a 10-15 minute stroll to the main shopping areas or to the beach and taxis are reasonably priced at around five to six Euros to most local places. The hotel is therefore well placed as although it is not right in the very busiest part of the resort, both Las Americas and Los Cristianos are within easy walking distance, or only a short taxi ride away.
All in all this is a very good hotel. The negative comments I read about it simply didnât stand up to scrutiny and I would have no hesitation in going back there myself or in recommending it to others.More
blackbeasthamish, Leek, United Kingdom
The Marylanza was one of the best Hotels we have ever stayed at and my Husband and I are well into our 60's. The Apartments were superb, everywhere was spotless, the staff were particularly friendly, the food was to die for and the Hotel was far enough away from Playa De Las Americas and Los Cristianos not to be busy or noisy but close enough (15mins walk) to go down to enjoy the hustle and bustle of both resorts. The only slight drawback were the amount of young children staying there who were extremely noisy!More
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