Having stayed at this hotel last year in July we decided to go back for a week early September. We were'nt disappointed & enjoyed it just as much as last year. In fact it had improved as last year people were placing towels on sunbeds early morning & not using them until late morning or maybe afternoon. However, this year the lifeguard takes any towels on sunbeds where they are not in use, bags them up & people have to go to ask for them back. Great improvement.
Weather was great, only one day was cloudy, lots of sunbeds, good size pool where you can actually swim!
Close to bars, restaurants, shops & beach. Generally attracts older people, particularly as they make wheelchair access easy.
Had various entertainment each evening for approx 1 hour, often a singer or band. Personally I wasn't so keen on the resident musician who played a keyboard.
We stayed for a week. The saltwater pool is lovely and the pool area is very nice. The saltwater pool itself is very cold so if you can endure the cold it is usually quite empty. The main pool area is also very nice with lots of sunbeds.
Breakfast was very good as was any food that we ate in the hotel. However we tended to eat in one of many very nice restaurants in the area around the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends.
I read some of the reviews before I went away and was a little concerned about what I'd find. But, I had a fantastic holiday. I was on my own but didn't have any problems. The food was brilliant (but I'm not the best judge perhaps as in the heat I don't eat much). The staff all over the hotel were just fantastic. I was on the 2nd floor and the room wasn't one of the refurbed ones, which is a shame but then you don't spend much time in it anyway. The location is absolutely ideal, as I could walk either way along the beach and sit and have coffee/wine somewhere else. Floors -3 to -1 need to be dragged into 2014 as they're a throw back from the 70s, but I didn't spend a huge amount of time looking at them! But the pebble dashed walls are a touch out of date....
In all, I loved it, would recommend it and will hopefully go back again. Hopefully next time I'll be able to get a refurbished room, but I'd go back anyway. Thank you for making me week a very chilled out one.
Oh, and perhaps there are too many beds around the pool that makes things a bit squished, but something that can easily be remedied I think!
Lisa from Chichester
On the Tenerife Island, overlooking sandy beaches with easy access to shops and entertainment venues, the Iberostar …More
We arrived late to the RIU Arecas, but as soon as we checked in a buffet was laid out for us in case we were all hungry - which was much appreciated. The hotel was immaculately kept. We had a small light switch that had come away from the wall a little. When we phoned reception, it was fixed within 5 minutes. Every member of staff were extremely friendly & made us all feel really special. A special thanks goes to Martina (entertainments), who was great with the children, especially our little girl and made a fuss of her all the time! The hotel food was amazing. There was lots of choice & was cooked superbly. We would definitely return to this hotel in the future.
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