Ocean Beach Aparthotel
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... area and I was determined to do it without any walking aid; consequently we did not get far by normal standards but my stroll in the park pace with stops at various waterholes achieved a reasonable standard.
The town buzzes with tourists from all over Europe and their languages sound like various parts of a great orchestra with differing tones and sounds,some are soft and smooth, others seem to flow up and down the scales in staccato while the ...
... into my world there. It was so perfect. I have to say, if they spoke french, I would move there! LMAO.
Fun fact about the Spanish Canary Islands. They are closer to Africa than they are to Spain. One of the Islands is also the birth place of that language composed seulement of whistling! Very Very cool!
Talk to you all later! Luv and Hugs from France.
-The traveling tricoteuse, who has yet to do any knitting in France. WHAT!?
... swim but the sea was freezing so he didn't stay in long! We also had a sangria demonstration ;). Thursday was a quiet day and Friday morning we went for a horse ride at a surprisingly nice place. Mike even rode in an English saddle like a champ! Saturday we toured around more of the island and Sunday we returned El Ray (sadly!) and hopped on a bus bound for Santa Cruz along with all the dressed up kids headed that way for Carnaval! Now we are in Santa Cruz for a few days until we ...
Our next shore stop was Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
This is a major big city. While the island of Lanzarote is around 140,000, Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife is over 200,000 people alone. Again, the modern city structures are unbelievable since all of the products to build had to be shipped in. This is a major port for these islands with many container ships sitting off shore waiting to be unloaded. We watched ...
... flew back from Buenos Aires.
When we arrived it Manchester, it took absolutely ages waiting at the luggage carousel for our cases to arrive. Then it was onto the shuttle bus and back to the long-term car parking, where we picked up our Vauxhall Meriva for the drive back to Durham.
We arrived back home right on the stroke of midnight; the end of another fabulous holiday in some unusual places.Here’s to the next time! ...
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Have stayed in this aparthotel every New Year since the first year after it opened - about 10 years now. One bedroomed apartments are the best choice as they all have sea and pool views. Nice Clean place. great staff - many of whom have been there for years. It's nice to go back every year and meet up with them. Also lots of other people from England and Ireland return each year and we have made many friends. Entertainment is good and even if you choose to go self catering you can still pay to have a meal or breakfast in their restaurant if you want to do that. A couple of euros for breakfast and you can eat as much as you like - it's well worth it. Also Juan at the pool bar makes a fab chicken mayo toastie. Although the sunbeds are free you can rent daily the most comfortable padded bed to go on top. You can really enjoy your sunbathing then along with a good book. Can't wait to get back this coming December.
Cant wait go back
Stayed at ocean beach between 22-29 june 2004. Had a great time ' staff and entertainment
excellent ' i will hopefully be back in november 'cant wait. Nice friendly atmosphere ' never any trouble ' great for families and couples.
Just got back from a week at ocean beach. The hotel was ok. we were self catering but were shocked that you had to hire kettle and toaster plus no air con but fans were available to hire. as for the entertainment we went on the first night and didnt go back its very cheesy and not suitable for younger people. The location was great and only a short cab ride from the strip of clubs and bars. would go back to tenerife but not this hotel.
I have just returned from spending a week at the Ocean Beach and I have very much enjoyed most things about my stay. In terms of the room/apartment, it was exactly what we were looking for as a couple. The rooms were clean, spacious and larger than expected, with the addition of a balcony view. The location was very convienient with bars, and restuarants very near by the hotel itself. The Beach was only a short walk away although the walk back is demanding but enjoyable. The only negative note I have about the holiday as a whole is the staff at reception and also the first choice reps. Both parties could really do with having a happy face as a pose to a face that looks as if you are a burden on them. The hotel entertainment was much better than I could have anticipated and there really are some great shows both for the childeren, couples and adults, and the guy James that looks after the entertainment is also very good and works hard at getting everyone involved in the evening, giving his "one more Jimmy Boy" in the Bingo as a regualr theme of any evening. I would recommend this as an ideal location for all parties as everything is well within walking distance including the "strip" of Veronicas so well worth checking out.
I spent a week at the Ocean Beach from the 16th to the 24th July with my boyfriend.
We had a great time the hotel was lovely and with the beach, bars and restaurants being so close it made it a great location to stay.
There was some good evening entertainment in the hotel hosted by James the hotel's entertainment guy (who was very friendly).
I did find the reception ladies to never smile and were impolite.
Overall though a great holiday.
I stayed at the apartments on June 18 2004, we were located on the ground floor, ok as we had a buggy and that was ideal however it was a big mistake with regards to noise. It was meant to be a family area however was overun with young loud mouths. My baby (15 mths old) was woken a least 3 times a night with the noise of people shouting and singing whilst carrying on going through the corridors and ringing our door bell, i wouldn't have minded as much if it was children, but it obviously wasn't at 4am. This happended every night without fail. This spoilt the holiday a little. The apartment was ideal with regards to size and had a good outlook over the pool and sea. Good entertainment at night. Would stay again. The only complaint was the other noisy guests!!!!! - and please change the poolside CD. The same songs got played over and over again!!!! - i think i know every word of the CD!!!!!
Best in tenerife
we stayed in the aparthotel:
My extended family and i loved this place the pool was lovely the pub manager antonio was a gem and as for jimmy the entertainments manager, we all loved him.The hotel rooms were lovely and clean with great maid service so good that the 4 rooms we occupied all gave the maid a tip, the view from the top floor of the hotel was breath taking you could see the whole island all the staff were helpful and friendly. I would highly recomend this aparthotel for everything you need so much so im on my third visit this summer.
Hotel was fine ... everything at hand ...only problem was we stayed half board ...breakfast was superb ... but the evening meal was not what we expected ... how ever there are plenty of local places to eat and were excellent value and choice ...wouldnt think twice about returning again ....
Have stayed twice in these apts and found them to be very good. One bed apt. was spacious, clean and was adequate for our young family. Nightly entertainment programme was an added bonus. Pool area was well maintained and cleaned every day. The only draw back was the early morning queue for the sun loungers!! Path to the beach is not for the faint hearted. Bring your trainers!! Will definitely be going back!
I have stayed at the Ocean Beach 9 times now and am returning for my honeymoon for a month shortly.I find this hotel one of the best i have stayed in.The food is excellent downstairs in the restaurant along with the poolside bar.I highly reccommend the tuna sandwiches. The hotel is of a very good standard and value for money.The entertainments manager Jimmy is fantastic and always has great shows on at night.There is a happy hour every night where drinks are cheap.The local restraunts are loveley and Chaplins oppisite the hotel is fantastic.The pool is cleaned daily and my little girl loves it.There is poolside music playing all day which helps you relax even more.The staff are friendly and helpful and around 24 hours a day.I personally would give this hotel 10 out of 10.The local Troviscas market is a bargain must.