"Even better than it looks online "
We stayed here from the 14-20th June. From the moment we arrived at the door the staff were amazing and attentive. Check in was quick with elizaveta (I'm sure I've spelt it wrong). We went here as we are getting married there later this year. Olalla has been excellent with everything so far and is always so quick to answer emails. I literally can't pick any faults with the hotel. Everything was clean, tidy, staff excellent and the little touches we great. Can't wait to go back!
"Perfect relaxing break"
My husband and I stayed here for a week and the aim was to relax and we achieved it ten fold. We choose this resort partly because of the golf course and also because it was set out as a private resort in a quiet location. We aren't the type of people who love loud party type places and so for us it was a perfect choice. When we booked this trip we were aware that the El Mirador pool and the club level sections would be closed for refurbishment, seeing as these are the main areas for adults only we weren't too concerned as we were travelling out of the main school holiday times. And for us on arriving at The Abama we were right not to be concerned. They had allocated a pool for adults only and also used one of the evening restaurant areas for an adults only breakfast section. Perfecto! We had booked a deluxe room and had an amazing view over part of the golf course looking out to the ocean, massive feather bed, lots of storage space, coffee machine, kettle, iron and ironing board. Lovely sized balcony with seating so you can chill out and have a drink. This hotel is expansive and at no time did it feel busy, it was a very chilled out experience. All the amenities are to hand and easily accessed even though the whole resort is, I believe to be, 3km in length. Golf buggys are available to transport you around, there is a train, which I'm sure the children love, which departs every half hour to the beach and back. All the restaurants are of an excellent standard, we especially loved Txoko, the spanish style food. I have written a separate review for that. One of the interesting moans I have seen on some people reviews are that they complain you have to make reservations for the restaurants, I find it quite amusing that people think any restaurant in a large busy 5 star hotel would have tables waiting for all guests should they decide to turn up. If any restaurant is any good then surely they are going to be full. All it takes is either a visit to the guest relations once you are there and they are more than happy to help or do as I did and email them before you arrive. Once your reservations are confirmed then all stresses are gone. Yes I know you may not know what you want to eat on a certain day but each of these restaurants have many different types of dishes to choose from. It was surprising how a lot of people would turn up at 9pm and be quite annoyed that there wasn't a table for them or they had a short wait, and then unfairly berate the staff!! All the staff we encountered were helpful and happy to help you. Luisa was one of the housekeeping staff we met and she was very pleasant. Her towel animal creations she left after the evening run down service were very amusing. Everything was restocked on a daily basis, toiletries, water, coffee, milk etc. Nacho and Emmanuel at the lobby bar make the best mojitos and were always friendly. George who was extra helpful at the pool area. I'm sorry I didn't note everyone's names as they all should be congratulated on how they uphold the Ritz Carlton brand for service. San Juan which is the nearest town is a short taxi ride away, we ventured down there on a cloudy day. lots of small bars, restaurants etc decent supermarkets to pick up any bits you may have forgotten. Hubby played golf a few times and said it was a excellent course, having played at a few decent courses around the world he had a good comparison for it. We experienced The Abama when it wasn't at its full potential due to closures for refurbishments and we still thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that we are going to return in October when we will be able to experience the full package.
2nd visit to Ritz Carlton Abama Staff are so helpful especially Elizabeth on reception who made our visit even more memorable The Restrurants provides excellent food & cater for all. The choice of pools around the complex are very good, George at the adult only pool looks after everyone's needs. Looking forward to returning next year
"Excellent & enjoyable stay, location a bit remote"
We were here for a company award trip, and it's a great resort for that. Lots of activities on-site or nearby, and the staff and property are terrific. Spacious rooms & balconies, excellent food. The beach is fairly far away, and quite an incline...downhill all the way there, and (ugh!) up hill all the way back (they do have shuttles). And no waves, unfortunately, due to a jetty designed to keep the water very calm. Very comfy beds! If you want to stay in one self-contained resort, a good place to go. But do be aware that, while Tenerife overall is very reasonably priced for excellent food / drinks / entertainment, the prices here are much higher than almost everywhere else on the island.
"Elegant resort, perfect break"
We visited the Abama end of May for a girls Beach break. We arrived a little concerned as there had been a few poor reviews with regard to service. However, we shouldn't have been alarmed. The resort is large and as we were not visiting during school holidays it was peaceful. We tried the main pool but not totally relaxing as there were a few small children around, so we spent our time mainly in the adult only pool area, lots of pool staff to arrange Sun beds, towels etc for us. Chilled water on tap and a bowl of fruit along with a cheeky cocktail!meals were great, though I'm afraid the steakhouse was a miss for us-a bit heavy and chewy. The txmomo and mirador were fab. The only issue we had was with the check in information that we were told we could use the el mirador restaurant for breakfast ( normally only for villa/club guests) but clearly this was a mistake and it was a bit embarrassing to be turned away. However, as we were celebrating a birthday it was made up for finding a bottle of cava and a beautiful dessert/cake to celebrate the occasion. Great room, overlooking la gomera. Though we made a point of asking for this as we did not want a view of the banana plantations.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM