Guayarmina Princess Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

C/ Londres 1, Playa de Fañabé, Costa Adeje, 38670, Spain
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
40%
499
Very Good
38%
473
Average
15%
197
Poor
4%
56
Terrible
1%
14

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  • Couples79
  • Solo66
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Super Hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

Returned only yesterday from one week in Guayarmina Princess Hotel.
Had a super time although the weather was a bit disappointing. Can`t comment on pool temperatures as I didn`t venture in but, those who did, seemed to love it.
Food, bedrooms, cleanliness, hotel staff all first class.
Only comments:-
: would be good to have coffee/tea making facilities in bedrooms, although I know this is not the norm.
: the in-house evening entertainment was enough to send you out elsewhere!
We didn`t suffer at all from noise mentioned by the previous message.

Not what I expected...

by A TripAdvisor Member

We visited the Guayarmina Princess in March 2006 as part of a week-long Thompson break. We paid around £500 per person for the vacation. I have put the rating as 'OK but some problems' - well some parts are good others are inexcusable.

Initial impressions are favourable with the hotel looking quite smart and clean, the staff well dressed and guests enjoying themselves.

Good points :

Overall, the hotel was very clean. The staff worked hard to keep the place all but spotless, which made for a pleasant environment to stay in.

Located just 50m from the beach, the hotel is in a perfect location for lounging in the sun. It's close to local shops and ATM's - both just a 2 minute walk away.

Breakfast in the hotel was good, with a nice selection of both cooked food and continental style offerings including fresh fruit, cereals and yoghurts. The head waiters in the dining room were always smiling and very courteous and efficient.

The bar tenders were polite and efficient and made some fab cocktails (at a price).

Nice pool and pool area- very clean with good access down to the beach and cafes.

Bad points :

Firstly let me justify the following points. The hotel proclaims itself as a 4* hotel - I have for some years now had an interest in a 4* hotel here in the UK so feel myself qualified to suggest the Guayarmina Princess would not make a 4* grade in the UK. The following comments are all based on the fact that the hotel is classed as 4*.

The worst part of the hotel is the evening meals. We stayed half board and after two nights, we gave up and ate elsewhere. The food was for the most part mass-produced frozen tat. The only fresh food I was able to identify was that which was being cooked on the indoor grill. That said, the steaks and kebabs I ate from there were both of poor quality, the latter obviously mass-produced frozen items. The dining room seats a maximum capacity of 500 and it felt like a cattle shed. Whisked in, fed cheap food and whisked out again as fast as possible - think Little Chef and you're somewhere along the right track. The quality and type of foods reflected the fact that the one restaurant had to serve all the hotel guests and there was no a-la-carte option. As I mentioned before though, breakfast was actually very good.

The rooms themselves are not worthy of a 4* rating either. Save for air-conditioning (somewhat old and ineffective at that) and a balcony, There is nothing in the rooms at the Guayarmina Princess that you would not find at a Premier Travel Inn or Travelodge type motel in the UK - they are of a very similar specification. Obviously, the climate suits a tiled floor in Tenerife rather than carpet in the UK. Don't be fooled by the 'luxury' marble bathrooms either - the tiles aren't marble at all - they are regular ceramic tiles with a marble pattern printed on them...! In fact, continuing on the Premier Travel Inn / Travelogde theme, most of those places in the UK have a pub next-door, serving for the most part, BETTER food than at the GP.

If you plan to take ANY electrical appliance with you on your holiday to the Guayarmina Princess, please DON'T BOTHER wasting your time because you aren't allowed to use the power sockets in the rooms or any other part of the hotel. Yep, you read it right, you can forget your camera and mobile phone chargers, forget your hair dryer and hair straighteners, your travel kettle or iron because the hotel do not allow you to plug ANYTHING in at all ANYWHERE. Apparently it's in the name of health and safety. We used hair straighteners and received a notice under the door saying we had violated some rules and had to visit reception (presumably to get a telling off - we never bothered as we were fed up with the front of house staff by then). This is a pathetic rule and needs immediate attention. There is a hairdryer in the room but it was a cheapie and utterly ineffective. Anyone with more hair than an inch long is going to be stood there a very long time.

Ah yes, the front of house staff. They knew their job well, but utterly Po-faced and acted like they didn't give a monkeys for the most part - particularly the girl who appeared to be the duty/general manager. Generally speaking, you get a warmer welcome at McDonalds - no exaggeration. Any semblance of a smile we did get was obviously strained. The room maids who, unlike the front of house staff, didn't speak any English were great and would readily join in hybrid English/Spanish conversations. As previously mentioned, bar staff and most of the waiters were also great - The front of house staff could learn a lot from their colleagues...!

Finally, the sun terraces were too small. People packed in on sun-loungers like sardines in a can. Other than that, the terraces were lovely.

This all said, for the money and given how far we flew, it was OK, but just OK, nothing more. Can I recommend the GP...? Yes and No. If you bear in mind the Guayarmina Princess is obviously geared towards the upper end of the 'chav' market then you'll know what you're going to get. All that glitters is not gold. It has left me wondering what a genuine equivalent to a UK based 4* hotel would be rated as in Tenerife - about 6* I reckon.

The above is a review of the hotel only. May I add that Thompson staff and operations were excellent throughout. Smiling, timely and helpful. Well done Thompson, Guayarmina Princess, get your act together or print a rating that's equivalent to a UK hotel.

Beware this hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member 10-23-08

Just came back from Tenerife and having read very bad reviews on the Guayarmina Princess we were in trepidation about staying there! The hotel is approx 17 years old so pretty dated. Capacity is approx 1000 and lounging areas are obviously too small for this size hotel. Not enough to do in the hotel itself - no massage/health facilities but we knew this but would have thought a hotel of this size would need to have these facilities. Our room was at the end of a corridor (3023)with a slight sea view and siding on to the hotel next door with their horrible drab balconies. Unfortunately there was also their generators whirring away night & day - awful drone continously! We also had builders above our room banging from 7.30am onwards - something you don't need or want on holiday. On the day we decided to have a siesta and catch up on our sleep they decided to start DRILLING as well. Nightmare!! We asked reception for another room but decided not to risk moving as they offered another higher up and on the other side of hotel (We had heard that the other side of hotel is even noisier!). Reception were very stoney faced and offered no apology. We asked very pleasantly for a room change so we didn't go in defensively so it certainly wasn't our attitude - they were just stroppy people! A bottle of wine might have been a token apology afterall we DID pay full price for a decidedly second rate room!
Generally cleanliness etc was fine and the food extremely good so other than the continual builders noise we had an OK holiday.
We thought it was outrageous that the management saw it in their greedy wisdom to place people under the noise but we won't forget it so won't be going back!!

Great hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member HertfordshireGilly

Just got back from staying a week at the Guayarmina Hotel. We booked through Thomson price breakers Platinum selection and was expecting to get the Tenerife Princess hotel so was pleasantly surprised when we were allocated with this hotel. Okay, we didn't get a room overlooking the pool or sea and it was noisy due to the closeness to refuse collection/delivery point of Bahia Princess across the road but the room was very spacious, clean and had a double bed so we couldn't really complain for the price we paid. Food was very good and overall I thought the hotel deserved its Platinum status. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would love to go back!

Awesome Hotel!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Got back on friday, from the Guayarmina, it was a fantanstic holliday and a great hotel. the weather was unexpectedly hot, didnt go below 25C! the beach outside the holiday was lovely and beaches in tenerife are scarce! the drinks made at the bar in the middle of the pool are lovely but a bit pricey.

Great Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member gridgirl

Me and my mum stayed in this hotel in November 2004 and loved every minute of it, staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were a great size and plenty of room for the two of us, we stayed on a half board basis and the food was great, location was excellent shops etc nearby, only downside was the pool was very cold when we went but dont let that put you off the sea's right behind the hotel.
I find a good tip when you go away is to look at the other hotels in the area that's what we did when we went to tenerife the previous year.

Nice but not 4 star

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have just got back from Tenrife where we stayed at the above hotel.
The pool area and bars were lovely always spotless.
We booked a double room and received a family room on the side of the hotel. We had twin beds divided by a fixed bedside cabinet so were unable to push them together. These beds were divided from the rest of the room by a three-quarter length wall. There was also a bed settee in the room but this looked even more uncomfotable than the plastic clad beds we were given.
The food was good but the dining room was frantic. You were not encouraged to sit and relax as there were so many people either eating or waiting for tables. Not a pleasurable experience.
The hotel is not 4 star

Nice break

by TripAdvisor Member WendyBristow

Bar pricey - not a lot going on in the evening; plenty of sunbeds; but cramped. Pool cold. Close to shops, side entrance can be steep; lots of steps, much better than Bahia princess opposite at least can access the sea from the hotel.

Watch out for time share touts.
Food ok if you enjoy salad; agree as before, dining rooms frantic

Sunburnt in March tho so watch out!
Staff friendly and helpful; clean hotel; not a hotel for the herod societies....small children (lots of) and walls are very thin.

Great for families

by A TripAdvisor Member

good points:
clean
lovely food
good entertainment
nice rooms
nice decor
lovely pool
next to beach
good staff
kid friendly
oap friendly
bikini shop
hairdressers + henna
water sports at beach
nice beach nextdoor

bad points:
pool is cold
adults disco is ymca etc
pool area is slightly slippery
gym has seen better days


I would not really advise going to aqualand on a rainy day !! dolphin show was excellent at aqualand, Loro park is gr8 for 2-3 hours, do not do a day trip !!!!

overall, i would go back to this hotel.

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Winter Sun in Tenerife

by AntoKeane

Hi folks,

Am thinking about sneaking a way before Christmas for a week of some very much needed sun and was wondering if anybody had any ideas on what sort of temperatures you can expect in Tenerife, and if anybody has been there before at this time of the year, what to expect.


Regards,
Anto.

Re: Winter Sun in Tenerife

by leics

Weather is always difficult to predict, but you can get an idea from the climate tables here:

http://www.tenerife-uncovered.com/index.php/Weather-Climate.html

and here:

http://www.webtenerifeuk.co.uk/PortalTenerife/Area+profesional/Tenerife+Film+Commission/El+tiempo/Clima/valores+climatologicos+normales.htm?Lang=en

Re: Winter Sun in Tenerife

by Pijlmans

Like mentioned in Leic's link above, the temperature and probably the rain are dependent on which side of the island you are, due to the mountain ridge on the island...

I've not been to tenerife, but the same effect was very prominent on La Palma, with one side of the island being very dry and the other side very green...

Cheers
Dennis

Re: Winter Sun in Tenerife

by Pijlmans

Like mentioned in Leic's link above, the temperature and probably the rain are dependent on which side of the island you are, due to the mountain ridge on the island...

I've not been to tenerife, but the same effect was very prominent on La Palma, with one side of the island being very dry and the other side very green...

Cheers
Dennis

Re: Winter Sun in Tenerife

by Pijlmans

Two for the price of one???

Re: Winter Sun in Tenerife

by digate

Hi, I have lived on Tenerife for 17 years, so I can give you a good idea of the weather.
Today 25th November 11am - Bright sunshine- 22 degrees, bright blue sky- no wind.

I live on the south of the Island, inland not on the coast,so it will be a lot warmer in Los Cristianos and along the coast to Los Gigantees, which is the warmest part of the Island, this time of year.

The weather here does vary a lot depending on what part of the Island you are on, especially in winter months (Oct - Mar), this is classed as winter, if we are going to get any.

What you have to remember is, if we do get rain, WE GET RAIN, but the next day we get back to bright sunshine, it's very rare that we string together a few days of bad weather.

Hope this helps, this is a good site for good info :-

http://tenerifeexplored.blogspot.com/

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Address: C/ Londres 1, Playa de Fañabé, Costa Adeje, 38670, Spain