"Feel at home away from home"
We had a nice deluxe seaview room with access to the Club Lounge. The lounge offers different kinds of small meals during the day and many different kind of drinks (try the Tajinaste white wine!) Unfortunatly there is just a small space to sit outside. The Club staff is like in the whole hotelstaff just fabulous and very friendly. The Resort is huge and offers many different great restaurants. We loved the fish at Il Mirador, where you can sit outside even in wintertime (heating lamps). The pools are heated too and we did enjoy the adults only one (this resort is also great for international families). At the beach it was very crowded around 2pm and the beach chairs were not in a good shape. But we enjoyed the inclu. water, fresh fruits and a swim in the (23 degrees) sea.
I am not one to write reviews really as each to their own etc but I had to make an exception in this case. I do however read reviews and was very nearly put off booking this hotel as some of the feedback was less than complimentary. I dont know wether I somehow had made a mistake and was staying in a different hotel to the one I was reading the reviews for or I was actually on holiday in a parallel universe in an entirely different dimension, as the Ritz Carlton was the most amazing holiday experience I have had the pleasure to stay at. My wife and I were thrilled with the quality and friendliness of the staff, the beautiful design and architecture, the food was simply amazing and lots of dining choices even though it was quiet and low occupation. The pools were clean and quiet and the rooms and facilities extra ordinary in size and comfort. The beach was a delight and the ease of movement throughout the resort was punctual and pleasant such as the train that takes passengers up and down the resort all day. Yes it is on the expensive side but when you consider the amount of investment the group have ploughed into this place you can understand why and it also maintains a really good quality of client without being too snobby. A great blend of different countries such as French, Swedish, Dutch, German, etc but all the people we met were very nice indeed. The staff call you by name and cannot do enough for you especially if you show your appreciation by tipping which I did every time. The golf course is very very good although I didn't play on this occasion but will definatly be back every year for more of the same. Well done Abama Ritz Carlton 110% for the whole experience.
"Little family holiday"
We spend 5 days in this beautiful relaxing hotel. The staff is great and helpful, Restaurant MB and Kabuki just wonderful. Also we got the services of Peques Babysitter, our nanny Verónica did a great job with our little Simon, only four month old but he was allways happy to see her!. Definetly a place we are coming back soon. We had time for relax at the spa thanks to Verónica, enjoyed the pool, the beach, the food. It is a bit far away from towns but we wanted a relaxing time with our baby and we got it. Thanks to all the staff and Peques, specially Verónica for tacking care of our little treasure.
"Fantastic luxury family tennis holiday"
We just returned from a late November break at the resort and we had a great week. This is a large resort on Tenerife with an international Ritz-Carlton flavour and with a very wide range of qualities and facilities to ensure everyone has a relaxing and rewarding holiday, from toddlers to retirees. For us, a family with a three-year old, particular highlights were first and foremost the world class quality of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, the ample size and privacy of our Villa room with direct access to a private pool, the larger main family pool, the Ritz Kids play facility, the friendliness of all staff and the wide range of dining options even with a small child. The tennis facility has world class flexi-pave courts and great coaching - special thanks to Ollie who really improved our ground strokes and serves. We played every day and to us the tennis at Abama is a unique and particularly strong feature of the resort. With more marketing this will likely attract lots more tennis players at all levels from Europe through the winter months. We took all meals at the resort. With a young child the Michelin star restaurants are sadly not an option, but food is still excellent, in particular Txoko and El Mirador. Sometimes is is nice to just have a simple meal and this is possible at the beachside and poolside restaurants or through room service. The only area for improvement we felt is ecological credentials. This is a large resort with a significant footprint and most hotels around the world now demonstrate actions in this area. A start could be the option to keep towels from being changed every day (we may have missed this), and initiatives to minimise impacts of the day-to-day operations.
"The perfect place to rest!"
How can you be disappointed by Ritz-Carlton'' I am a big fan of the brand, and it was my first time at the Ritz-Cartlon, Abama. I had a fabulous stay, the arrival experience was fantastic with a glas of Cava, very personalized check-in. The rooming by the porter was great. A big thank you to all the team but especially to Deborah from Housekeeping that I met during the turndown, she was amazing, especially to make sure that I really feel comfortable in my room. The resort is big, you can walk or take the small train. You can also take the funicular to go the beach. The adult pool was perfect to rest, as the silence was great. The food from breakfast to dinner is very delicious. You can play Golf of course, Tennis, or having a SPA treatment. Probably the best hotel in the Canary Islands.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM