Just returned from an 8 night stay here,Hotel chosen as we regularly stay at the Dubai property and have also stayed at the Abu Dhabi Hotel. Overall we were happy but it just doesn’t match the UAE equivalents and to be fair it isn’t much cheaper. Ups - Food very good in the main,good rooms and pools,staff helpful and friendly,good size ritz kids club. Downs - Room not always replenished fully,restaurant staff stretched especially at breakfast,not enough choice when travelling with infant. Not allowed in Michelin restaurants and given 1hr slot in El Mirador so means eating in 3 restaurants for 8 nights,cannot replace dinner with Lunch as with Dubai Hotel. Expensive drinks and lunch around pool and beach club,can’t help but feel that’s driven by the lack of ability to get anywhere else easily. I would say overall this is a very nice hotel but it caters more for golfers,couples and groups,even the area around the pool isn’t suitable for a baby crawling and all needs resurfacing. If this is the best Tenerife has to offer then I will sit out the extra 2 hrs on a much more comfortable aeroplane and take my guaranteed sunshine in Dubai next time.
"Perfect hotel, lovely staff"
My Dad and I had a brilliantly relaxing holiday at this hotel. The food was delicious, the staff went above and beyond and the location was very peaceful. Thank you to Raffaella and her team for such a great holiday. Kim and John C
"Adult peace at a resort' - yes it can be done - Tagor Villas"
First time in Tenerife, I was nervous about going to a place this size and a resort given that we do not like places with families/children, it is just not us. Having discovered the place had adult only villas I was mildly hopeful. It wasn't children holiday season so it probably wasn't going to be much of an issue anyway but this place does a really good job for adults only. We had a Deluxe Villa, not part of the main building, and we were really surprised at the size of the room. We had our check in done in the room itself, not going to the reception desk at all. Outside our room, we were on the ground floor, we could walk straight out of our terrace doors to the pool, just for those in the Tagor Villas, hence no children. Breakfast for the villas was at the El Mirador restaurant further away from the main building and therefore again no children. A buggy came with the villa to get you around, either down to the El Mirador or funicular down to the beach, or up to the main building. This place has a great choice of restaurants, which I have reviewed separately. The 2 Michelin star MB was excellent, El Mirador for dinner very good and a nice Italian in Verona. I usually avoid places like this as there are far too many people and far too many families, but I would not hesitate to come back as long as I could have a Tagor Villa.
"Beautifully situated unashamed luxury!"
This hotel is built on the slope of the hills leading down to the sea. It is a striking piece of Moorish/Spanish architecture in a terracotta colour. It has villas and apartments spreading out from the hotel both up and down the hill, many of which overlook the excellent golf course which forms part of the resort. The rooms in the hotel are large, modern, comfortable, and fully equipped (coffee machine, kettle, hairdryer, bathrobes etc) and all have a large balcony with seating for 2. All rooms seem to be facing an arc from south west to north west so all have varying degrees of sea views and the afternoon sun. The public areas are nearly all polished marble floors, impeccably clean, and various stone/tile combinations in the outside areas, pool areas (several pools), etc. The staff were all amazingly polite and helpful, and check in was so seemless as not to be true! As we came through the security gate we were given a paper which we presented to the waiting staff member at the main entrance. It turned out that this was our room number and we never saw our luggage until it arrived in our room. The hotel boasts 10 restaurants, and those we tried were all excellent. By British standards they are expensive, but in a luxury hotel it's what you expect to pay. Access around the hotel involves a lot of walking and stair climbing (of course there are lifts but for access to pools you walk!). There is a shuttle down to the beach and lower adult only pool, but from what we could see this place would not be suitable for anyone with a mobility problem.
"ABAMA, AND NOTHING ELSE"
We spent 3 of the most beautiful days of our holidays here. We choose Abama Ritz Carlton to celebrate a 3 years Love Anniversary. From the day of booking, the front door team, the welcome at the reception, the room service, the housekeeping staff, the good morning people at breakfast and the so professional Hostess there, pool staff and train&van drivers and the all attention to details from everyone created such a high professional environment who truly made an unforgettable Experience. CONGRATULATIONS! The place itself is legendary stunning but who made the feeling is this GREAT TEAM that will surprise you anytime it can. The Amazing experience at Kabuki restaurant was the perfect choice for our official celebration night with excellence in everything and everyone. El Mirador restaurant become our perfect lunch place with great service, amazing presentation and quality. Gym, Mind Studio and Spa were so clean and well organized too. And what about the Infinity Pool' Wow! When you are in Abama, you feel that is the only place you want to be and nothing else. We felt the warm welcome and warm staff all the time during our stay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM