"Love, love, love!"
Fantastic hotel, although it won't cost you your average £ for a cheap week away in the Canary Islands! Very much luxury end of the market. Great restaurants, private beach and a really good kids club with lots of activities, my 5 year old son loved it and made lots of friends. We went the week before Christmas and had great weather. Highly recommended, I will become a regular visitor to this hotel.
"Perfect Family Holiday "
This was our first visit to Tenerife but definitely not our last. We loved the resort, wonderful accommodation, great food and the most wonderful service from a team of friendly, charming and efficient staff. Great facilities for adults only but also wonderful for families with children. Many restaurants to choose from all serving great food, choice of many swimming pools and a wonderful secluded beach. The sea was crystal clear and swimming was divine. We had every intention of doing some sightseeing but in the event we didn't leave the resort for our stay of 14 days! Next year.......
"Good Easter break"
Returned for second year, great for Easter sun although a lot of cloud this year. We were travelling without kids so recommend definitely select a villa and use adult pool, otherwise it's overrun with families and young children at this time of year. Beach and beach restaurant a little disappointing considering 5 star hotel. On site restaurants very expensive, however 20 20 steakhouse very good, but some nice local places a cab ride away.
"Excellent Large Resort Hotel"
OK so to begin I have to say that I don't like large hotels and I don't like golf! So with these prejudices in mind I am surprised to say that actually I really quite liked the Ritz-Carlton Abama! We travelled as a couple with a 9 month old baby, looking for some sun and warmth and a few days of relaxation. So the good points: We had a wonderful room in the low rise building located closest to the sea. It was on the ground floor (although this meant steps down to get there) but what it did have was a large patio opening onto the garden and then nothing to interrupt our views of the ocean. It was beautiful and peaceful. The hotel is pretty well maintained although not perfect. Our room had been recently refurbished but some things - some of the outside areas in particular - good do with some attention. There are a range of restaurants within the hotel complex. The x2 Michelin star restaurant does NOT welcome children and neither does the highly rated Japanese restaurant now located some distance away from the main hotel building. But we stumbled upon the modern-Spanish restaurant Txoko in the hotel which we loved and which welcomed our baby in her buggy. Thanks. One evening we ate in the Italian restaurant which was also very good although the evening was slightly affected by a couple of English ladies letting rip at the restaurant manger over poor service - something we did not experience. Several days we ate lunch at the simple beachside restaurant which was pretty good and when the temperature just became too warm for that we ate poolside. Not so much fun but perfectly acceptable. One evening we enjoyed room-service whilst the baby slept. No issues there either. The hotel has a number of swimming pools. The one below our room is adults-only which was not really an issue. We used the "family pool" which bizarrely seemed to be deserted and used largely by elderly couples. And the "private pool' behind our room. Both really warm (26/27), appreciated by the baby. With the exception of breakfast, service was pleasant and slick. The not-so-good points: The hotel is built on quite a steep hill and is spread out over quite a large area. The hotel's solution to this is to offer a gold-buggy service to ferry guests around. This is involved a short wait but was really not very practical with a young baby in a buggy. Walking seemed like a reasonable alternative but that hill is quite steep. And in the main building itself we failed to find a route through the hotel to the main pool which did not involve a considerable number of steps. There are a number of adult-only facilities. I don't object to this but it does then focus families WITH kids into certain areas. The most obvious disappointment was breakfast service in the main restaurant which was swarming with people families like our own but which, on several days, lacked sufficient space and staff to operate. I normally really enjoy breakfast but at the Ritz-Carlton breakfast was something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Finally I would say that eating in the hotel IS expensive. If we return I would definitely opt for half-board which here means that you can eat whatever you like, in whichever restaurant that you chose, simply paying a supplement for some dishes as appropriate. And the golfers' Well in truth I did not see so much of them! Perfect! Would I return' The hotel is fine although I would not want a room in the main, huge complex. But maybe not so wonderful that it would drag us back another time.
"Fanstastic hotel with excellent service"
We spend wonderful week in Ritz Carlton .The room which we chose was just enough for two of us and two kids . The frist night we arrived too late to have our dinner in the restaurants before 9:30 pm.Hotel offered us room service free of chargé so that we could take a rest with kids and eat there .It was a very nice gesture and we were grateful for that. We loved the view and the balcony ( but the small clothes dryer would be perfect addition just to even dry the swimming suites ) . The food was amazing in all restaurants we had chance to eat .Maybe breakfast a bit boring for 7 days and too much English traditional dishes for my taste but still we could manage to feed our picky children .The only problem with service or rather chaotic service is in the restaurant at the beach .Not only you have to wait for tables during lunch hours even 40 minutes but the waitres is always forgetting about you .With comparison to immaculent service with all other restaturants in Ritz - this beach restaurant gives a bit worse impression. Ritz kids I m sure it is a great place but not for children like ours ( 3 and 4 ) ,too many bigger kids running around and ours were a bit lost there ,But the service there was great and introduced us to everything with patience and care. Little problem is location ,there are no stores around the life has to be focused on hotel only or just by renting a car on your own to get some stuff you cannot buy in hotel store.On the other hand the beach is wonderful and using a train to get there is fantastic attraction for the kids. We will return to this hotel for sure !!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM