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nice place too far out for us though
Just returned from a 2 week stay at the Oasis Golf resort and will say the complex its self is lovely, great swimming pools, even though you could not get a sun bed if you didnt get up before 8 am. Staff on reception were nice, and the room was lovely with 2 floors, bed room being downstairs, I did think that the bed for our child was a bit rubbish my son is 15 and not very small and he ended up sleeping on the matress on the floor instead of the put me up bed. The cleaners were far and few between and when they did call they never cleaned your room, they left clean towels, but only hand towels for you to use. (good job we always take towels on holiday).Had to pay for everything at this complex by card and room number, and as it is so far out from anywhere you had no choice but to use the shop and bar on the complex, which we though was very expensive. The walk to Las Americas or Los christianos takes about 25 to 35 minutes and be careful because if its midday its really hot. Taxis cost around 4 to 6 euros, but when its 4 0r 5 a day it mounts up. We were a little worried about going to this resort complex as we changed at the last minute and read reviews about break ins etc, but we never experienced any problems, although we did hear of one break in during our stay. All in all this complex was a nice place, but we went to the aqua park for the day and walked down to fanabe for something to eat and saw where we should have been staying the sunwing resort fanabe, and were really dissapointed, would go back to tenerife but would not stay at oasis golf again mainly due to the fact of how far out it is from anywhere. Will stay in Fanabe next time, much more pleasant surroundings shops etc.
Will just add one more thing though we did have a great holiday and the weather was FANTASTIC
This hotel is fantastic value for Money. I travelled with my husband and 2 girls aged 8 and 14 to the Oasis Golf Resort from 28th July to 11th August. We were self catering, which was the better option as the staff in the pool-side bar/restaurant were very slow. We had a look at the All Inclusive menu as we were thinking of going AI next year and the food was very much the same to the self catering menu but it was a lot smaller. We did notice that self catering people were served first ( as you would expect because they would be getting money out of self catering) however they still took a long while to serve us. We never ate in the hotel restaurant during our holiday however i did note that for breakfast it was 4 euros for children(aged up to 10 years) and 8 euros for adults (11 +) and for dinner it was 9 euro for children (again aged up to 10 years) and 18 euro for adults ( again 11 +)
The entertainment at night was the big let down of our holiday so we went out most nights however were back at 11ish so we could sit out on the balcony with our 70 cent bottle of wine from the Supermercado Mercadona ( on the road to Playa de las Americas). My youngest daughter had a couple of friends so she went with them and was back at about 11.30 and my eldest daughter went out and we didnt see her again until about 12.30 but we knew that they were safe as the hotel is full of families.
The entertainment throughout the day was really good. The 'motivator' Henrique was very friendly and he was brilliant with kids. they started of each weekday with either a table tennis tournament or Aerobics. My eldest daughter went to the Aerobics which she enjoyed very much. After that , at about 11.30, Henrique organised a game of Either Water Basketball or Water Polo. He gave out yellow and red cards in this game and commentated in jibberish, all you could hear was your name every now and again.
The apartments were very spacious and had good decor. We were in a 1 Bedroom apartment which had an up and downstairs. Upstairs was the kitchenette and living room (which had 2 campbeds for the kids and a dining table ) and it had a balcony with a dining table and 4 chairs - this was where we ate most mornings. Downstairs was the double bedroom which had 2 built in wardrobes and doors leading out to the veranda which had 2 sunbeds. The Bathroom was also downstairs and it was very spacious and had a bath with a shower above however it was not very powerful.
Yes......... there were a lot of the ants which were very annoying but they were tiny and you only seen them if you left food lying around. The cleaners were very good in our apartment. There were no robberies in the resort when we were there. The receptionist's were very helpful and they spoke very good english so it was easy for them to help. Overall we had a great holiday and we are hoping to book up again for next year.
Very Nice Hotel
The Oasis Golf was a nice hotel, with very few drawbacks.
I'll get the bad points out of the way, the entertainment was rubbish and the food was expensive. That's it. They are the bad points.
The pools were lovely and warm, but I'd have expected them to be bigger considering the size of the apartments.
Our room was right at the rear of the complex, which involved steps, but there was plenty of access for disabled people (if the pusher likes steep slopes). We had no, or heard of no burglaries whilst we were there.
We were presently surprised to discover our room had TWO floors (Lounge, kitchen and balcony on top floor with the door, and master bedroom [with balcony] and bathroom on ground floor)! This was a great surprise, but I can't guarantee that all rooms have this layout (so don't get your hopes up).
If you wanted TV it was between 2 and 3 euros a day (cheaper the longer you are staying), it had a grand selection, with ITV Wales and BBC London, plus sky movies 7, sky news, Cartoon Network, and many other channels (Not all channels are English). Oh, and if you want a remote to go with the TV its a 15 Euro deposit (you do get it back).
Overall, it was a nice hotel, I've been to better, but I've defiantly been to worse.
I'd recommend it.
Second Visit - Cumbrian family
After reading all the previous reviews about this resort, I felt compelled to add my own. We,(me, my husband and daughter 12 and son 6) have just returned from our wonderful "second" visit to this resort. Everything was just as we remembered it from last year. The staff were fantastic, especially the receptionist Marta, who had the unfortunate job of evening arrivals and informing us that we would be moved to the Green Golf sister hotel for one night. When I expressed to her that I had telephoned the hotel the previous week to confirm this wouldn't happen, she was most sympathetic and confirmed on our return the following day we would be guaranteed a room and as compensation she offered us free breakfasts for the duration of our stay.
We did have a problem with ants in our apartment, but we weren't going to let it spoil our well earned holiday.
The biggest problem of all were the whinging brits. A neighbouring hotel was under refurbishment which meant a lot of the clients had been moved to the Oasis Golf instead. This seemed to upset many of them who I believe go on holiday to whinge. (God help the reps!) Why don't they read the hotels description before choosing? The apartments are nestled around a golf course so it's obviously not going to be near the bars and shopping centres!
Our apartment was the end one overlooking the large pool, brilliant. The only downside were the noisey teenagers hanging around at night time (no parents to be seen) too busy swilling their all inclusive local brewed booze. I feel the all inclusive option has spoilt the resort, but again this is not down to the accomodation or staff, but the holiday makers themselves.
There was no evidence of break ins, but we heard someone had an mp3 player & camera stolen from the pool area (take more care!!)
Last year we vistied in May which was a lot quieter. I would recommend going out of peak season if you would prefer it to be quieter and not having to reserve your sunbeds!!!!!!!
I stayed at the Oasis Golf for 14 nights betweeen July & August 2006 with my wife and 6 year old daughter. The hotel is lovely and the pool area is excellent.
We dined on a half board basis and the food was very good indeed, much better than what is usually served up in spanish hotels and there was a wide selection available from the buffet.
The rooms are on 2 floors with the bedroom, bathroom and balocny on the ground floor. The large living area and kitchen with a second balcony are on the first floor.
The kitchen is well equipped and the furnishings are modern and tasteful throughout.
Unfortunately there is no air con which is the major failing of this hotel. there is only a ceiling fan in the bedroom which merely blows warm air around.
Satellite TV with limited English channels such as sky news, ITV, MTV, Sky movies are available at a cost of about £10 per week.
The staff are English speaking and generally polite, however the place does seemed a bit under staffed and the workers seemed a bit pressurised.
This is a cashless hotel with all purchases being made with a key card. I didn't find this too much of a problem but expect to pay a huge bill when you leave.
Drinks at the hotel are a bit cheaper than England, but more expensive than going outside the hotel. The onsite supermarket is quite basic, stocking only essentials and but is priced along similar lines to Enghlish supermarkets.However supermarkets away from the hotel are much cheaper.
The entertainment on offer is poor and runs on a weekly basis so if you are there for two weeks expect to see every show twice. The only saving grace here is the onsite children's entertainer Henrique who the kids love.
First Choice runs a kids club but the hours are limited and they don't really do any activities with the kids, just sit them in front of the telly. My daughter said it was boring and didnt want to go back. The kids club is free for FC travellers otherwise £10 per session. FC also run a course of 5 swimming lessons at a cost of £25.
The hotel is half way between Los Christianos and Las Americas. It is not really walking distance to either resort but the are 24 hour taxis outside reception and they are fairly cheap (eg about £3.50 to the main resorts. There is also a free hourly bus which runs to the beaches.
Next to the pool area is a games room with internet facilities. There are also privet shower cubicles in the toilets. There is suppossed to be a ban on placing towels on sunbeds and although the hotel has more beds than is usually available in spanish hotels, there still were not enough to go round and people were getting up in the early hours of the morning to put towels on beds..
Of the hotel generally I found it quite noisy at night and early mornings. There are also a lot of steps so its not really fot the elderly or infirm. The outside areas have very slippery tiles - I saw a number of people fall and hurt themselves.
To sum up, The hotel is beautiful and food is great. The only things that really let it down are the poor evening entertainment and lack of air con in the rooms. I would definately go back though.
Nice place but.........
Just returned from oasis resort (2weeks). The rooms are really modern, duplex apartments with a balcony upstairs, and a terrace downstairs, ok to get some piece. The cleaners could do with a little more training though, don't sweep up very well and the towel change wasn't up to scratch , ie... instead of bath towels we got hand towels, soon sorted that out. Nothing much to do on site, me, wife and 2 children, 13 and 16yrs. The entertainment at night was rubbish, 8.30 mini disco then the parrot show, then some dodgy singers,saw these on the notice board , never went to them, went into town most nights ,taxi 5/6 euros. Hotel a couple of km from town, but taxis outside reception are fantastic, 15 to choose from all evening, every evening.(i wonder why all them taxis).Supermarket onsite very expensive, plenty of cheaper supermarkets in town.Taxi or courtesy bus back to complex with your bags of shopping is on hand.The card system you use in the complex was a little worring before we went, it was ok, just give reception the amount you want to spend that day, and keep receipts until you book out on your last day.Safe deposit box, 2.50 per day + 30 euros deposit you get back when you hand back key, this is a must as we heard they was robberies onsite before we came here, never saw any while we where here, just be on gaurd though....Place not for us, won't come back, but still a very nice resort for younger famillies and older couples.
Out of the way ...
We were self-catering at this resort and were put right at the back (over 100 steps to the apartment from the reception) they also took over 5 hours after our arrival to let us into our room and after watching several other families turn up and go straight to their rooms i was almost ready to tell airtours to either get us somewhere else or go straight home ...
the resort itself is absolutely gorgeous and had it been closer to the beach it would have been perfect, but as other people have mentioned, the area it is in is very barren and secluded ... i dont recommend you attempt to walk into town unless you know where you are going and know the area, and dont have children with you or people with walking difficulties - it took over half an hour for us to get to the beach with our children and there were no shops to walk past to get them drinks or anything for about 20 mins ...
the card system seemed to work fine for us but we were aware of it before we went and tried very hard not to use it too much ... make sure you get a statement every day or so to make sure there is nothing unexpected on your account and you should be fine ...
we didnt hear of any break ins and there were security guards patrolling the area but we were very vigilent and didnt leave anything of value in the apartment at any time - we used the hotel safe (30 euros i think for the 11 days we were there)for our passports, extra money and travel tickets and checked on them every few days or so but it was very secure.
the entertainment was absolutely rubbish ... the guy they have singing (Gabriel) sounds like chris rea no matter what he sings and i couldnt stand another night of listening to him but the only entertainment for children at night was the amusement arcade which cost us a fortune in euros ...
there are plenty of taxis outside the resort at all times of the day and night and they cost around 4 - 6 euros a time to get to los cristianos or las americas ... some are very good at giving advice on where to go for food/shopping etc and some are just plain grumpy so its a bit pot luck ...
the pools are absolutely gorgeous and were the best part of the resort for us ... our children were never out of them and they had one for all ages ... plenty of sunbeds too but at the time of year we went you had to be there early to get one as everyone reserved them ... my husband went to the pool early each morning to wake up and have a dip so we didnt have many problems getting a bed but they could be all gone by 8am so be careful - people arent supposed to reserve them but they always do ... the shop on the resort also does lovely hot baguettes first thing on the morning which make a fantastic lunch if you are self-catering but you need to be quick as they go rather fast ...
we tried the restaurant one night unfortunately it was a buffet night and not to our taste so we didnt eat but i think it would be ok any other night ... other people we met said the bbq was very good and the food was fine ...
drinks were a bit expensive and we met some people on fully inclusive and others who were self-catering ... they all noticed that the people on fully inclusive basis were given beer from a different tap and in a cardboard coke cup, in fact all their drinks were in coke cups and they had bands on their wrists to identify them ... usually only one bar open per night with 2 bar staff so can be very busy ...
the apartments were very clean and we didnt see any insects in them apart from a few ants but there are lots of palm trees and plants right outside the apartments and you are bound to get something coming in from them and i was very grateful that it was just ants ... never saw any nasty creepy crawlies the whole time i was there so credit to the cleaning staff for that ... although there were hundreds of stray cats - i am yet to see one that has all four legs and a tail and am convinced someone is trapping them somewhere !!!
our apartment was on two levels (as are most) as you go in the door, you go up a couple of steps and have a kitchen (large fridge freezer, oven with two hobs, toaster, coffee maker and microwave) and a large sitting area with tv and dining table and chairs (please note if you want to use the tv you have to pay 15 euro deposit for the remote and the only channels you get are BBC Wales, ITV London, Sky News, Cartoon Network, CNN, MTV and Sky Movies 7 !!! bizarre but it did us as we didnt want it on much ... just to catch up on the news as we heard about the security scare while we were over there) plus you had to pay 3 euros per day to watch tv - never heard of this in my life for a 4 star hotel !!! you also have a balcony with a table and chairs, and downstairs you have a large bedroom with ceiling fan (no aircon)and a bathroom and another balcony with two sunbeds ... all very nice and it was very clean.
I wouldnt go back simply because of the location, if it was closer to the action i wouldnt hesitate and hopefully they will remedy that with the building work that is going on ie get some pubs, restaurants, shops built closer to the 4 star resorts that are popping up around the golf course, but as it is it is very secluded although in lovely surroundings. If your idea of a holiday is to lie by the pool you will love this place ... but it isnt ideal for the beach and the restaurants in town ... taxis arent too bad tho but i would have preferred to just have a short walk instead of having to rely on them all the time.
we also heard while we were there that they are trying to go completely all inclusive next year - not sure how true this is but they have a pretty much captive audience for the bar and restaurant as it is ...
All in all a good hotel but could be better ...
Four of us went, just home on the 18th August ... 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 5 and 9).
Having read a few reviews of this hotel prior to our visit, we more or less knew what to expect in terms of the negative/positive aspects. True to form, we found that there were ants in our apartment (big deal its a hot country, goes with the territory), and yes the maid service could have seriously been better. Booked this through First Choice and its advertised as a four star hotel, so I would expect maid service on a daily basis, not the case. Thats the bad stuff out of the way.
We had booked a 2 bedroomed apartment and were fortunate enough to have one at the top of the resort, giving us a our own private roof terrace. Very spacious apartment, decent well equipped kitchen and a lovely big balcony, the views were great right across the golf course, however we did have a main road behind us (but hardly heard any traffic noise). The downside of this great apartment was that it was at the very top of the resort and this meant a great deal of stairs to climb .. hope you are fit if you get one!!
The pools were great for the kids, but same old story, a real shame that the sunbeds were in such demand that you had to go down and reserve them at 8am. Not sure about anyone else, but I dont go on holiday to get up that early! It would have helped if the hotel staff did something about it.
Cant tell you a great deal about the hotel food, we only ate there twice at lunchtime in the pool bar, food was ok but nothing brilliant. Spent most of our time eating in Los Christianos or Playa de las Americas. Go to Tony Romas ... good food!
The hotel is a good 20 minute down to the resorts for the nightlife, but we had pre-booked a hire car, saved our legs I can tell you ! Taxis cost about 6 Euros back from the town. There is a courtesy bus/coach that goes into the town every hour, very useful.
Some lovely restaurants in Parque Santiago, give the market in Los Christianos a miss unless you are interested in tat. We didnt see much of the pool activities during the day but the evening entertainment we did see wasnt worth hanging around for.
All in all, an enjoyable holiday, the hotel could really have been better though if they put more resources into their staff, they could have offered more e.g. room service, pool waiters etc ... they have a great setting and arent making the best of it especially considering its so far out of the town. Reception staff were helpful.
Nice hotel for a 3 star
A nice clean hotel, very good for a 3 star. The room was a 2 storey apartment with bedroom and bathroom downstairs and dining room/lounge and kitchen upstairs. We had one child and he slept on a fold out bed in the lounge that could be stored away in its own cupboard. Both floors had balconies with sun longers on one and table & chairs on the other. The pool area is superb with a toddlers pool and two other larger pools with spa/jacuzzi areas.
We were SC and didn't really eat in the hotel, loads of places to eat out at. Drinks in the hotel were pricey and queues were a bit of a pain. As the "enterainment" in the evening wasn't up to much we were out pretty much every night.
A little bit far out of the resort to walk with it being so hilly, fine going in but the walk back is a killer, I did it just the once! The courtesy bus is a godsend during the day but make sure you're early for it as the driver doesn't hang about. Taxis to and from resort are about 5 euros so not too bad.
We went with First Choice and the reps were excellent, especially the Kids Club. Nice short transfer to/from the airport, only about 30 mins. Had no problems at the hotel with bills etc mentioned by others, I kept all receipts and it was fine. Would recommend a trip out whale & dolphin spotting, trips can be booked at the harbours rather than through the reps. The walk to the next resort Los Christianos along the sea front only takes about 15 mins at a leisurely pace and is worth the effort.
Basically if you don't mind being a little bit of a trek from the nearest resort, this hotel will do you just fine and I would have no concerns about going back.
Resort Good but Entertainment Rubbish
We have just returned from 2 weeks self catering at this resort. The accommodation is lovely but not as clean as I'd have liked it. Although, once I brought my own cleaning products and gave it the once over it was fine. We had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment on 1 level with a full width balcony and in addition had a roof top terrace just to ourselves with sunbeds, table & chairs and a gazebo. The apartment had all the relevant appliances, even down to a iron & ironing board. Although there was a problem with ants even on the top floor! So make sure you take sandwich bags & ties to seal up any food that you put in the cupboards. We made sure we kept everything in the fridge & freezer. The maids came in every day apart from 2 days out of the whole 2 weeks and we tipped them 4 euros whenever we saw them and got a very good service. The staff at the resort were friendly and spoke English, although it was nice to say a few words to them in Spanish as they seemed to appreciate it. There were maintenance men on site and also a security guard at all times.
The resort had 3 pools - a small toddler pool, medium pool & large pool with fountains. There was a small playground for younger children, a small putting green & a giant chess set. There is a supermarket (fairly expensive) and a games rooms, which has a few arcade machines, pool tables & 1 or 2 computer/playstionstation consoles. But that is about it, nothing special.
The whole resort operates a "No Cash" policy and everything goes onto your room keycard. This is given to you when you check in and you use it for your room, supermarket, bar, restaurant etc. I would adivse that you hire a safety deposit box from reception as the ones in the rooms are not in use any more. The ones behind reception are perfectly safe and you will need to pay a deposit which is refunded when you check out. You can either put cash onto your keycard or give your credit card details. When you check out you will then be asked to settle your account with either cash or credit card. This system seems to work OK, but would advise that you keep all receipts and check your amount on a regular basis. We had no problems with thefts and didn't hear of anyone else having any either.
I can't comment on the restaurant, as we were self catering, but we did have breakfast on the first morning and it was rather expensive for what it was!
The entertainment needs a lot of work. The kids club was the same thing every single night and they same the same songs, which after the 3rd night drove us up the wall. The singer was also a nightmare, he sang the same thing every night to the point that we closed the patio doors as we couldn't put up with it again.
Overall though, the resort is good but not much there for the kids to do, as there is only so much time you can spend in a swimming pool.
Our advice is to hire a car as we did and get out and explore the real Tenerife. We clocked up loads of miles and drove everywhere.
Must see sites are:
Pico de Teide - we drove there and the drive is fantastic. You end up in the lush pine forests of the National Park and then all of a sudden you are driving through lava fields. When you get to the volcano you must go in the cable car, although the queues can be long but it's worth the wait. This was an experience I'll never forget and walking around when you get to 3,555km is fantastic although the altitude sickness can get to you a bit. The final walk to the summit is only available by permit and is limited to 150 people per day but the views from where you are allowed to walk are breathtaking!
Jungle Park - a must see. It is not far from Playa de las Americas and is a fantastic zoo. I enjoyed this more than Loro Park.
Loro Park - is ok, but expensive for what is there. It is a very lush zoo and the shows are fantastic, but apart from that there is a couple of lions & monkeys and the rest is Parrots....hundreds of them.
Aqualand - this is quite expensive for what is there and my kids got bored after half a day. Although the dolphin show here is outstanding! There is a few water slides, flumes & a large pool.
Drago Milenario - This is a extraordinary tree. It is supposed to be a Thousand-year-old Dragon Tree, but is the oldest known specimen and dates back about 600 years. This is beautiful to look at and is set high up in Icod de los Vinos next to a very pretty church & park. Here you will see small high street shops & just outside the park entrance is a very good gift shop.
Las Montanas de Anaga - the mountains to the north is a must drive. This was just a wonderful drive, after spending the afternoon at Playa de las Teresitas (a golden beach imported from the Sahara). We drove up into these mountains and the views are breath-taking. It is amazing to drive these winding roads and then suddenly drive through the cloud and then above them. It gets a bit chilly above the cloads but the scenery is out of this world.
We went on 2 excursions - The VIP Freebird One, which took up whale & dolphin watching. This was a very good trip and we all enjoyed it. The other was the Medieval Night, this one we really enjoyed and was a fantastic night out which we would all highly recommend.
I would suggest that you bring a cd with you though for the car journey, as the radio can get on your nerves.
We did venture into Playa de las Americas & Los Cristianos and they are quite nice. You do get hastled by people trying to get you to buy tickets or scratch cards and my advice is to say NO THANKS and walk away. Also, you will be approached by men selling sunglasses, watches & jewelley, so again just say NO THANKS and walk away.
There are plenty of nice restaurants to eat in and we found a really nice one in Udella Park in Playa de las Americas called El Gomera II. It was great value for money and the food & service was lovely.
All in all we had a great time in Tenerife and would go back there again some day and would stay at the same resort. I read the reviews about this resort before I went and was really worried as it was already booked & paid for, but I'm happy to say that we had no problems what so ever. So I hope that this review had helped anyone who is thinking of staying at this resort and hope you enjoy your holiday.