Design, décor and setting – everything about the Guayarmina Princess gets full marks. The first thing that hits you is the tall imposing atrium at its centre. All gleaming white pillars and porticoes on the outside, it’s more Roman temple than beachfront hotel. Inside, polished marble floors, indoor palm trees and high, cathedral-like ceilings add to the effect. Walk through and you discover the atrium looks right on to two enormous swimming pools, criss-crossed with little bridges.
Then there’s the location. It’s set right by the sea in upmarket Costa Adeje, with a lift to whisk you down to the promenade which you can cross to reach the soft sandy beach. Turn right and you’re a stroll away from little Playa del Duque with its chic designer boutiques. But if you’re after something a bit more full on, go the other way and it’s only three kilometres to the bright lights of playful Playa de las Americas.
Back at the hotel, meanwhile, there’s lots to keep you occupied – tennis, squash, even rifle shooting. And as well as a great pool scene there’s a marina just around the corner where you can hire jet skis.
As for dining, the Guayarmina Princess pulls out all the stops at mealtimes, from show-cooking to sumptuous buffets.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
One pool is heated during the winter months.
The entertainment kicks off at 6pm at Bar Princess and carries on into the early hours. Please note the dance floor is a child-free zone after 9pm. Drinks, snacks and ice-creams are available here between 10am and 6pm.
For breakfast and dinner with show cooking and fortnightly Canarian or South American themed dinners. Your main course at dinner can be served at your table, on request. Evening meals can be swapped for picnic lunches, and early suppers can be arranged. There's a dress code here, with long trousers and a shirt for gentlemen at dinner.
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Four * yes, but restaurant struggles with capacity.
The hotel is large, clean and the majority of staff are friendly (except for a couple of waiters in the restaurant). My husband and I went half board so for dining; the food was plentiful with a large selection for both breakfast and evening meal. Apart from the buffet meals there were the chefs that cooked separate items of food at both sessions. We found it was best to get to the restaurant for breakfast around 8.30hrs and in the evening just after 18.30hrs, reason?... Long queues. The staff in the restaurant did their best to ensure tables were cleared and ready as quickly as possible, but I must stress, please ensure you take something that can be placed on the table while you are getting your food i.e. a book, as your table may end up being cleared before you have more or less started, it happened to us twice in 7 days and I have read other reviews where it has happened to them also. As regards drinks with your evening meal, I always had a glass of wine and my husband had a bottle of beer, the waiter wrote out the receipt to which you sign and are given the pink copy. Please keep these, check the total before you pay at the end of your stay, we found we had paid for an extra drink. Again as regards drinks in the bar where the entertainment is, you have the option to pay cash or put it on your room, we paid cash. The entertainment was very good, 2 acts per night, this is advertised so if you think you may not enjoy those one night you can go to the Bahia Princess next door and watch theirs, we did it one night just to see what that hotel was like, there wasn’t as many people there, not as noisy. I can’t understand why people start having loud conversations when acts are on, especially when there are other area’s /bars they can have a conversation. Our room 411 was a clean twin bedded pushed together, After the first night I asked to be moved due to children who kept running backwards and forwards above us across the tiled floor and noisy people outside the hotel at 2.20hrs. I must say Analisa at reception tried to help but could not offer us another room that suited my needs until Saturday, there was Adina also who was very pleasant and helpful. When Saturday came I could not be bothered to get my things together to move especially as we were leaving Tuesday. The room itself was okay but not enough bright lighting especially where the wardrobe was. The bathroom was very out of date and had no ventilation, to get a shower you climbed in the bath to get to the taps and hoped the water wasn’t going to be too hot/cold before getting to the right temperature. We never did go in the pool, the stiff coated plastic covers on the beds were too close together and you could not move the parasols to find shade as they were cemented in the ground. Although it stated in the room information book not to put towels on the sunbeds, people did. We had to be out of our room by 12.00hrs so we left our travel clothes and luggage in the store room, this is always locked so give yourself enough time to ensure the porter is available to unlock the room, there is a toilet nearby for you to change. Would we go to that hotel again? I don’t think so, the area is nice and the weather was lovely and warm.More
Jan891, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
another fab stay here
this hotel never ceases to let us down it is the cleanest excellent hotel we have stayed in for the fifth or sixth time! The staff are lovely freindly and hard working with excellent food. We were given our favourite room on request 3001 and it made our holiday as has beautiful pool and sea views -Thankyou again and will see you in october for our twice yearly visitMore
disaponted, Co durham
My wife and I have just returned from Tenerife staying at the Guayarmine Princess. Our room was large and overlooked the main prom. #208. The hotel has been revamped during the last few years and not all to the good. On the main sundeck, a large outside dining area has been constructed taking up space for the sunbeds, meaning they have been cramped closer together. The hotel is large light and airy with good and attentive staff. Dining was an experience. The hotel was full with nearly a 1k guests looking for tables in a restaurant catering for half this number, queues at 8 in the evening often lead to long waits. The food was a bit repetitive, I always say why don't they cook local food well instead of British food badly. Would I visit again. Resort No Hotel Yes. Being located in the central core area of Costa Adeje its close to all the amenities and night life.More
Groogles, Allington, United Kingdom
Guayarmina Princess Hotel
We recently stayed here for two weeks and it was at first not what we had asked for, we had no balcony nor a sea view of which we had paid to have. As soon as we let reception know they were marvellous to us and gave us a much better room even though they were nearly full. The staff were always very polite and efficient, the food was great and they had a wide variety to choose from. The entertainment was first class and we even enjoyed joining in with the children's hour, such fun. All the acts we saw were very good and a must see. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have a great hotel experience. The main pool was lovely and heated and the second was colder but both were clean and well maintained.(they had lifeguards). We were half board so had dinner out and found a lovely place called Harriet's. The food was amazingly good and I highly recommend you try it just like home. I recommend a boat trip we went on the Peter Pan a large wooden ship with five sails it was such a good experience we saw three types of Dolphin and Pilot Whales do do have a trip on one there is the Jolly Roger also it cost 49.00euros each but you get food and all you can drink like wine,beer,coffee,fruit juice. We had a wonderful time and I hope you do to.More
Too big for its own good? Questionable 4*.
Some parts of this hotel are 4* others are firmly in the 3* category. Its a huge hotel with 513 rooms. First impressions are 4* - The public areas are bright clean, airy and plentiful; the staff on the whole were friendly and helpful. There are three bars (one poolside), a large swimming pool, which we didn't use as it was too cold in February (although it was meant to be acclimatised) recreational facilities (tennis court, squash court, table tennis, a small gym and a daily activity programme), two entertainment acts each evening in the lower bar, pianist each evening in the lobby bar and plenty of sun loungers, one pool towel per person per week and direct access to the promenade and beach at the rear - all making it four star. Guests can also use the facilities of the Bahia Princess across the road (but not for meals). When we booked we requested a high floor room facing the pool. What we got was ground floor facing the road; whether this had something to do with our late arrival thanks to Thomson's 5hr delay we are not sure. Whilst the room was large it was dark, offered no privacy on the NW facing terrace and the bed - two singles pushed together (only Junior suites have proper double beds) - was uncomfortable - lumpy in fact. Not 4*. There was no light inside or near the wardrobe so it was impossible to see what you were doing and we had to use the light given off our mobile phone screens to see in the safe. The bathroom was again a good size and the shower (over the bath) was powerful and hot, however the maid service did not extend to cleaning the bathtub. Not 4*. There is a charge for the safe, the fridge (whether you want it stocked or not depends how much) and expensive WiFi - 6Euro per day or 23Euro per week!!!! I would expect a 4* to provide you with a safe as a minimum and the cost of buying water makes the fridge an unnecessary expense so we didn't bother with fridge or WiFi. Some bars/restaurants do have free WiFi in the area but internet can be quite unreliable so this is probably why they get away with charging so much. Meals. Here the fun begins. A huge, noisy, busy canteen dining experience is not my idea of 4*. The food and options were good for self service buffet although they are not very good at listing ingredients and some things can be a little hard to identify if you are a fussy eater. One does wonder how many times some dishes are re-presented to the buffet when I noticed pizza on offer at breakfast. There did not seem to be much variation day to day for vegetarians. Make sure you "mark" your table in some way as still in use or it will be cleared away and someone else will be sat there when you return from the buffet between courses. Breakfast did offer an enormous choice and not any major faults however if you are a tea drinker take your own teabags for unless you like Lipton and the orange juice is watered down concentrate out-of-the-machine with heaps of artificial sweetener in the bottom. Expect to queue for the toasters. Drinks are not included with the evening meal - not even water which is 2.10Euro/bottle anything more interesting goes up from there. It is not a relaxing experience and we felt rushed all the time by the fact that everyone else seems to be rushing around and the large number of people all trying to get at the food at once - other guests do not understand the concept of waiting for you to finish serving before wading in to get theirs and the food goes cold really quickly; sometimes before you've ducked and dived your way back to your table. For dinner I found the freshly cooked meat of the day the best option; particularly the steak which you can have cooked as you like. Sometimes when we were leaving the "canteen", the queue was some 30 people deep - we must have been lucky as we only ever had a 10 minute wait. The staff do their best to seat people as quickly as possible; but I think the hotel management needs to look at its dining experience as this is letting the hotel down. There was an option for half-board to have a picnic lunch rather than an evening meal which was one of the reasons why we chose this hotel for more flexibility. Two words. Don't bother. It was so disappointing that the hotel offers this as an alternative and produces such a poor quality lunch - 2 rolls which you have to cut yourself with a flimsy plastic knife (good luck with that) and a couple of packets of chorizo sausage one of which was two weeks past its use by date, a processed long-life tuna pasta thing which looked as unappetising as it smelled and tasted, an item of fruit, some long life pate, a yogurt, a small cup cake, a handful of sachet condiments and a bottle of water. It will be the same everyday (we know this because our late arrival meant we were given a picnic on our last day as we missed dinner the first night, although fortunately the meat was in-date the second time). Not 4*. They could at least have a list of sandwiches to choose from and actually make them for you. Whilst we did not see the evening entertainment every night it seemed very popular with other guests and the bar becomes packed. Despite there not being enough seats to watch you are "obliged" to purchase drinks after 9pm. I'm sure the hotel was torn between having enough sun loungers to avoid complaints but expect to sunbathe like a battery hen on the sun terrace; and I could imagine that in the summer the pool may not actually be big enough for the potential capacity of guests (well over 1000 if fully booked) wanting to use it. The umbrellas are fixed so for those who do actually want to be in the shade sometimes means manoeuvring the sun loungers and makes it difficult for other guests to move around easily or you create shade for someone else who does not want it. Having said that the beach is a good option for more space and is a stone's throw away across the promenade. Clearly some money has been spent in Tenerife since my last visit to the Island 12 years ago improving seafronts and you can walk for miles in either direction. We were somewhat disappointed with this hotel from the standard of the room and the dining experience and that Thomson have it in their Platinum range. If this hotel had a B&B option we might consider staying here again, but not half or full board, and perhaps the hotel should consider with tour operators a price hierarchy for rooms that are clearly better positioned than others, not just the difference between standard rooms and junior suites; our room was no more than 3*. Whilst most of the facilities are 4* they are stretched to the limit by the number of guests.More
Pixie00, Crawley, United Kingdom
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