We stayed here for 2 weeks from the 18th May 2012 (me, my wife our 4 month old and his grandparents). We stayed here as my mother and father in law had stayed here before and liked it.
The hotel is claimed by Thomas cook to be a 5* hotel but it is not. It is a good 4* hotel and to be fair to the hotel they do not claim to be a 5* this is only Thomas Cooks rating the hotel actually states itself to be a 4* so where Thomas cook made the extra star from i am not sure.
I have read reviews on here about the cleanliness of the hotel and its grounds and the lack of sun beds and i would like to try and add to this. Between us we have stayed in some very nice hotels around the world and the grounds here equal most of these. I believe in credit where credit is due and this hotel can only be described as spotless outside and in. The rooms, dining area, pool area the lot, immaculate!!! They clean it constantly, so not sure how anyone could think it dirty or untidy. As for the sun beds & Parasols i agree there are not enough and nowhere near to meet peak demand. Our first week was not too bad but the second was the week before the school holidays in the UK and it was a struggle for some to get beds. You need to be up and select them by 7.30 and then stay with them till after 8 to ensure the staff do not take your towels and stuff off them. There are lots of sun beds it is just that with the location of the hotel been far from any beech or resort there is little else for people to do than be poolside. As such i think they have underestimated how many sun beds they will actually need. Also if you don't get one like i have just said there is no beech or resort as such to go to. Playa Pariso is near but still a 20min walk at best and that is if you can manage the cliff steps which with a buggy we could not (or a 5 euro taxi ride each way) but there is not much there and still not a decent beach.
The biggest down fall for the hotel to me is the cost of Wi-Fi and the lack of different bars open at night that are included in the all-inclusive price. Wi-Fi is there but only in the lobby and poolside and it is 25 Euros per week! This to me is absolutely disgusting for how much this costs to provide now to guests. In my opinion all hotels should provide this inclusive and certainly not at this RIP OFF price it will certainly stop me booking with any Bahia Principe resort in the future. The lobby bar is nice and there is a singer on every night on the balcony but seats out there are very limited so you end up sitting inside the lobby every night, which become a little bit same same sort of thing. You can go to the sister hotel across the road but it is much the same layout and styling etc so not really much point. Inbetween the 2 hotels the Costa Adeje and the Tenerife they have built a square with a few tack shops round and it is where the shows are every evening. There are two bars there too but they are pay bars and the nearest all-inclusive bar is, you guessed it the main lobby bar!!! If it is sold as all-inclusive it should be all inclusive not try and charge you for the bars closer to the entertainment!
In summary the holiday was nice and the hotel is clean and well looked after and we had a good time. I personally would not return just due to the fact i have been there seen it and done it and there is not enough to do to warrant me returning. I would go back to tenerife and stay in Adeje itself where there is more to do. That does not mean i would not recommend staying here. If you are looking for a nice quite family holiday and are not bothered about leaving the resort it will be brilliant for you and i am sure you will not be disappointed. By the way the mexican restaurant was my personal favorite!
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