More about La Siesta Hotel
2 Great Weeks at La Siesta
My girlfriend and I spent two wonderful weeks at La Siesta this year. On arrival, we were checked in fairly quickly. Its worth noting that you are 40 euros in total for the safety deposit box and the fridge (billed as a minibar and you get some drinks in it when you pay for it but the money is worth it for the fridge in my opinion).
The room was spotless and large, with a large bathroom and balcony. Ours was a standard room which looked out onto a pedestrian plaza - noisy pub till half one nearby but with the windows shut (the room is air conditioned) no problems. One gripe was we had two large single beds pushed together for a double but ce la vie, we managed. There is also a sofa and coffee table, and a small dining table, as well as a double wardrobe with full length mirrors.
Nice toiletries and clean towels every day and regular sheet changes were another welcome feature of our stay.
The food was excellent (we were half board), with a wonderful selection of salad items and some great hot choices, particularly the "show cooking" where your choice cut of meat is cooked in front of you to your satisfaction. If you are a fussy eater and prefer british type food, you may be limited in your choices, but there is a Canarian, Mexican, Italian and Spanish night over the two weeks so there is variety. Seafood lovers will ceratinly enjoy the dishes on offer. Every thursday there is a BBQ outside if you chooose it instead of the restaurant and we went the first week. The food was good and I recommend it at least once, but we chose the restaurant itself the second week.
Breakfasts were similarly comprehensive with full continental meats, cheeses, fruits and fish and also hot choices like bacon, eggs, sausages etc.
The bar area is nice and quite classy, and the bar staff were really friendly.
The vast majority of staff are indeed very friendly and helpful, with a couple of notable exceptions but this is to be expected I suppose.
The reception staff dealt with the couple of quibbles we had (very minor ones) very quickly and efficiently, and the cleaners were great.
We also played tennis on the hotel's nice hardcourt for 3 euros an hour and racquets and balls are provided.
We didn't take part in any of the activities but there was shooting, aqua aerobics, putting, and football amongst others.
There is a spa at the hotel which has reasonable rates but again we didn't use it so can't comment.
The pool area was clean and the pool itself was nice. Sunbeds are available through the day in June at least but not if you want the shade of an umbrella!
We found that the area to the left of the hotel was good with nice bars and restaurants but to the right it was a bit seedy for us (we were offered a full range of drugs on our first night when we walked through it) and, with the world cup being in full swing, we found the majority of the clientele here a bit "chavvy", with football tops and lots of tattoos being the order of the day. That's just our opinion mind, and everyone who frequented there certainly appeared to enjoy themselves, it just wasn't for us.
Tenerife is also plagued with ticket touts who will NOT take no for an answer and will block your path and interrupt you if you attempt to ignore them, and we had verbal altercations an a couple of occasions with some of them near the hotel on the corner when you turn left out of the hotel door, who resorted to abusing us when we tried to ignore them. This is not the La Siesta's fault, of course, but is worth bearing in mind as it could easily lead to trouble if you are not careful and could ruin a holiday. The touts also use the hotel toilets during the day, which is a bit cheeky!
There is a courtesy room available for your use if you have checked out the hotel on your last day and your flight is later on, so you can go out and have somewhere to come back and shower, change etc before travelling if you wish. i thought this was a nice touch.
All in all, the hotel was great value and we will endeavour to stay there again if we return to Tenerife.
Fantastic 2 week stay in La Siesta
We have just returned from a glorious 2 week break at La Siesta.
On reading the previous reviews we decided that a pool facing room would be ideal for us, and thats what we got! I travelled with my 20 month son and my husband and we had a wonderful holiday.
Check in was quick with the staff being very friendly.
We were delighted with out room. It was on the ground floor with a large balcony, an ideal area for our son to play as it was shaded in the day. The rooms were spotless and the maid was in every day for a towel change and tidy.
Excellent choice at both breakfast and dinner. The BBQ night on the Thursday is great however the food choice was limited for our child. I asked for an alternative and once again the staff were excellent, they allowed me to get some food from the resteraunt to take up to the terrace area.
The pool area...
Very clean. On the first week of our stay we had no problem in getting sunbeds however on the last day of the holiday we got the last umbrella at 7.45am! There is a lack of umbrellas and these spots seem to go quickly (you need it for shade in the afternoon, esp for babies)
The entertainment was good however we found that activites for our son were very limited. He was too young to participate in the pool games and the baby pool is very small. Also, you are not allowed lilos etc in the main pool and as a result the baby pool does become very overcrowded. My suggestion we be to provide an indoor soft play for babies and toddlers. The mini disco was great (8.30pm every night)
I would recommend the mini bar. You pay 24 euro and it comes with a range of soft drinks and 2 beers. We then stocked up with purchases from the nearby supermarket (out of the hotel turn right and right again) with soft drinks and snacks as the poolside bar is expensive (3 euro for a coke!!!) Also, great for keeping fruit etc for kids during the day.
Also, you can put all your drinks/food on a 'tab' which you settle at the end of the holiday. It was great as you don't have to carry cash however you do tend to forget how much you have spent!!
All in all it was a fantastic break and would recommend this hotel for families and couples alike.
Absoloutly Fantastic 2 weeks
Just spent two of the best weeks of my life at hotel la siesta with my fiancee. When we arrived at the hotel at 2 o clock in the morning, reception staff were very helpfull and checked us in in moments. The room itself was spotless, lovely bathroom and a spacious balcony. Only downside was that the bed was too single beds pushed together.
Breakfast is ok, with a choice of breads, croissants, fruits or cooked foods, with champagne available if you like that kind of thing at 9 in the morning!
Tea was ok too, very varied throughought the week with themed nights including italian.
The restaurant staff are extremely hardworking. You could have a salad to start, then leave you plate on the table to get some mains, come back and your plates would be cleared ready for your new plate in the space of 30 seconds. If you stay for longer than a week, the staff start to recognise you more and more and become freindlier and freindlier.
The Bar staff are just as hardworking and freindly, especialy 'david' who my fiancee took a bit of a shine too! He is 'cute' apparently!! Not the best dancer in the world though.
The pool area can become busy, but is comfortable and spacious, with a large variety of snacks and drinks available at the poolside snack bar. Entertainment is provided through ought the day for both kids and adults.
Nighttime entertainment is varied, with some shows being good and others not so good.
The location of the hotel is perfect, smack bang in the middle of los christianos and play de las americas, meaning you can either go left for a quit night or right for a lively night!
I found the majority of the staff to be friendly and helpfull with one or too exceptions, and the cleanliness of the hotel is fantastic.
The only downside to the whole holiday was the thomas cook representitive, who was very unhelpfull, unorganised and uncaring.
Overall, i would recomend this hotel to anybody who isnt scared to try something that isnt english. It seems like a lot of the stick this hotel takes come from people who like everything to be the same is it is at home. This hotel mixes a nice blend of british hospitality and spanish culture.
We have just returned from a weeks stay at "La siesta". After reading some of the reviews about this hotel we were a little worried but in actaul fact we had no need to be concerned. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were well maintained. We had a room overlooking the pool which was great and had lots of sleep at night as there was no noise. We found all staff to be very friendly and efficient and it didn't take long to check in.
The food was superb and there was always plenty of choice.
Great hotel especially for couples or families - we would recommend La Siesta as a great place to stay.
The God Damn Life!
Just returned from a weeks stay at la siesta. FAB!
Defintely recommend it. We had the best time and have just been looking to book again.
It is brilliant for families and couples as we were 2 young girls the nightlife is just down the road which is where we spent most of our time. Rooms were spotless and we also got the mini bar which is great as this is only 24 euros and we got to choose what we wanted, which consisted of the local beer Dorada and vodka. Swimming pool area was really good and easy to get a sunbed at this time of the year, the lifeguard provides lots of entertainment without realising it and you have to bomb in the pool, see what he says to that one....
We tried to get to the thursday night BBQ however get there early or else you will stand there waiting for a table looking like an idiot to be told by antonio the waiter that it is full. most embarasing. Food in the hotel was ok. We missed breakfast most mornings so went to Tony Romas down the road most days for lunch - you have to try the baby back ribs! We still crave them now. maybe a bit pricey but well worth every cent.
As for the nightlife check out rags, players lounge (and ask for ian!) and linakers, we also went to jumping jacks but linakers is really the place to end up. Watch out for the PR's from Tramps they will try anything to get you in there.
We went on the free bird boat to see the whales and dolphins, the crew on board were a bit special and really nice, this was a great experience and would go again (and you might get to see a few hippys that live on the beach at spaghetti bay)
We would definately say go here if you are young as you still get a good holiday with a brilliant hotel.
We hope to be going back in september but if not next year - See you soon
very good but
we have just returned from a 10 day stay at la siesta.the hotel is very clean with a pleasant and hardworking staff.
it is positioned in a very good spot with the promenade a 2/3 minute walk away and various eating drinking establishments close by.
the rooms are large with good sized balconies and well equipped.
HOWEVER what lets this hotel down is the unscrupulous way that they try to make money out of you with regards to your room.
when you book in you are given the oppurtunity to "upgrade" to a superior room now reading the hotels website they have "22 SUPERIOR ROOMS" but in reality they simply put you in a standard room but give you slippers a bathrobe a bit of fruit and water and a free spa session all for a nominal 6 euros a person per night. this then puts you overlooking the pool fine but if you dont pay the upgrade you may still get a room overlooking the pool.
we booked through airtours and paid £160 for a superior room as it was a special occasion ie my wifes 50th birthday while we were there. we were also allocated a standard room with the extras despite paying the equivilant of 228 euros when we had booked on the basis of getting one of the 22 superior rooms as advertised on their website.
i would reccomend this hotel as a nice 4**** hotel but give very careful thought to wether you want to pay extra for the product you have already paid for.
We returned to this hotel for the second year running and were not disappointed. It has been recently renovated and the rooms are clean and furnished in a sytlish and contemporary manner. The food was excellent with a breadth of choice catering to all tastes. The children's entertainment appeared to have improved since last year.
If I have one grumble it's that the hotel is now featured widely in British package holiday brochures and the clientele this time around reflected that. Last year only Portland featured the hotel and the clientele were maintely continental European. This time around the British 'chav' element was in force!
I really fail to understand how anyone can be less than impressed with this hotel and I cannot understand where the negative reviews have come from. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Playa de las Americas - you will not be disappointed. It is a certainty that if we return to Tenerife we will be staying at this hotel.
i hate this rude hotel
i cant belive that this hotel has any guests! the staff were rude and unhelpfull even with a simple request of borrowing a pen. the man on reception is the worst of the lot and looks a lot like a frog and does not seem to like the english much i only say this as the only english word he uses is no!!!
CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS 4 STAR
I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW RUDE AND UNHELPFUL THE STAFF REALLY ARE. YOU ASK A QUESTION AND THEY EITHER BLANK YOU OR TALK TO SOMEONE ELSE IN SPANISH.i would definelty not visit ths hotel again you dont come on holiday to pay over the odds and be spoken to like your an idiot!!!! On the plus side it is always tidy and the food is okay. its purely just the manners of the staff.
Very nice disco with lot of deutch people.
2 dancefloors, 2 bars and 1 terrasse.
Free before midnight and 1500 pesetas after.
website : http://www.snoepys.com
"La Siesta camping :"
The best situated camping in Salou !!!
In the center, 200 meters from the beach, 10 minutes from the central station, restaurant-bar, swimming-pool, shop.
"Port Avantura :"
"Universal Studios" Theme Park in Europe.
1 km from the center of Salou.
1 day :
adult : 4600 pesetas
senior : 3400 pesetas
information : 902 20 22 20
website : www.portaventura.es
"How to go to Port Aventura..."
Campsite, Camping La Siesta
I am thinking about a holiday, for my family and I, at a camp site called' camping La Siesta' on the Costa Brava. I have read lots of holiday brochures and the site seems O.K. I have 2young children (age 4 & 6)and wonder if this would make an enjoyable holiday!. If anyone has been there, their thoughts would be most welcome.
Last year we went to Camping La Sirene, near Argeles in southern France. This was exerlent,but I think there is alot more to see in Europe than one site.
Your thoughts would be welcome.
RE: Campsite, Camping La Siesta
As I come from nearby, I have never been in this camping site.
The only thing I can say about is, that most of campingplaces in the middle of Costa Brava are good above average. I have been working at the reception desk at three of them.
But: Public transportation is there quite bad. If you have no car, you won't be able to see much of the wonderful Costa Brava.
As a tipp, don't miss:
+ the "Far de San Sebastià" (lighthouse of St. Sebastian) -near Palafrugell
+ "Jardi botànic de Cap Roig" (Botanic garden of "Cap Roig") -in Calella.
+ Palamós and its old town and the Fish Auction (daily except Mondays)
RE: Campsite, Camping La Siesta
Fantastic place your kids will love. Here is a direct link to campsite: http://www.campinglasiesta.com/web.php?lang=EN
train from barcelona to la siesta camp site in calella de prafrugell
Can anyone please tell me the closest train station to the La Siesta campsite in calella de prafrugell...we are travelling up from barcelona.
Re: train from barcelona to la siesta camp site in calella de prafrugell
there are no trains serving Calella de Palafrugell. The nearest station is Flaçà, about 30 Km away, there you can take buses to Calella
another option, probably slightly more expensive but probably easier (not sure, I always went to this area by car) is taking a bus from Barcelona to Palafrugell and from there another bust to Calella de P.
Look at www.sarfa.es