Playa Olid Apartments
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So this was my first ever vacation that I went on alone. Prior to this it has always been with family or not at all. LOL. So this was new. I have to say that I took a lot of heckling from the French about this. As I made my preparations for tickets, cell phones etc, they would ask me if I was going with my boyfriend. No, I would say. Well why not? Because I don't have one. What, you don't have a boyfriend!?? Then their eyes would bulge a ...
... El Ray as we drove up to the volcanic summit of the island called El Teide. It was a pretty fun road full of switchbacks that took us through every conceivable landscape from rainforest to snow to pine trees to mists so thick you couldn't see ten feet down the road. Wednesday found us going for a pirate ship ride from Las Americas to Los Gigantes, the huge cliffs on the western side of the island that rise straight up 600 meters from the sea. It was a fun ride and Mike even went ...
Our next shore stop was Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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... track of all the nautical miles we’ve done and we needed 2,634 to make our grand total reach an impressive 100,000. How many had we done? Unbelievably, we’d sailed a total of 2,624. I could not believe it… we were only 10 miles short. 10 miles!! So we’ve done a total of 99,990 nautical miles and will have to wait until our next cruise to reach our milestone. :-(
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... the car and reading up, whilst waiting in line for an hour, on a popular walk to do. Once receiving the car we got changed into our togs and headed for the walk which happened to be close to a beach, the weather at 20 odd degrees in winter was warm enough to go for a swim surprisingly. The walk was excellent, we saw paragliders floating above hotels and restaurants and stopped by a beautiful beach that looked more ...
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My boyfriend and I went to the Playa Olid in september for a 14nt stay and found it to be okay but when we went out the hill to come back to the hotel was a bit of a killer!! I asked for a high floor but I didnt realize that the rooms were all in blocks of 5 so we had loads of steps to get to our room which caused a bit of a problem when we were coming back after a night out.
I stayed in this hotel for a week which is the longest length of time i would recommend. Its basic but great value for money. Everything is pretty local such as shops, restaurants, beach and bars. However if your looking for more nightlife such as clubs there is no clubs near by however you can get a cab which costs you about 7euros however i must warn you that many cab men try to skank you at night when your trying to get back to the hotel as they know cab is your only option. Ideal for families young people looking for nightlife may prefer somewhere more into playa da l'americas. The rooms are clean and sheets are changed on a daily basis. However the cleaners do not wash the dishes. The swimming pool is very basic and there isnt anything to shade you with. Food in the restaurants are nice and the price is a bonus. One of the best place for clothes shopping is los cristianos which is about 10mins on the bus this will cost you as little as 1.25euros and all buses go there. There is also many restaurants . Travelling is very easy and everyone seems very helpful.
We are just back from a week in these huge spotless clean apartments. Staff were friendly and polite. We asked to borrow an iron and our request was granted. The apartments could do with updating especially having air conditioning put in, however you can hire a fan at reception for 25euros per week 15 0f these is a deposit.
We booked for a 2 week holiday at Playa Olid in August. On the whole a nice place but only for one week! Reception and lounge area are tired looking but nice, with large screen TVs - but you have to watch what the bar staff want to watch! There is even internet access! The bar has a special cocktail each night for €3.95 which worth a try! We were traveling with my daughters aged 3 and 6 so ideal for the evenings. There is no entertainment of any kind, nor is there any aircondtioning!! The apartment itself was very large, a seperate bedroom, large bathroom and huge lounge/kitchen area with balcony. The whole place was very clean, I dispute other reviews on playa olid, there were no signs of cockroaches and cleaning staff came evry day except Wednesdays and Sundays. There are several downsides, particularly if you are traveling with a young family - The pool area had no shade, but we coped, there is only one pool - the 2nd is a tiny paddling pool! The hotel is situated at the top of a hill so though it is not far to walk to the beaches it is quite a walk back, don't be put off most of Tenerife is like this - just don't walk back in the hottest part of the day! The main draw back is the close proximity of firstly the very busy main road to the front and then the motorway to the side!!! It was like being in the central reservation of the M25! Very noisy, especially as our apartment was on the 5th floor with the bedroom facing the noisy roads!! To be fair at the back we did have sea views! Down by the pool you can't hear the noise at all! This noise was what eventually drove us to being moved in our 2nd week to Tenerife Sur in Los Christianos. A word about the area - lovely, fantastic beaches, make theeffort to find the way over to Playa Fanabe which has excellent facilities (toilets, showers etc) Playa Torvicas nice too. Sunbeds and parasols €12 for the day so we bought a parasol and mats for the same price and used them everyday! Lots of places to eat if you can manage the walk back! Head to the right towards Fanabe for the greatest choice of restaurents and shops! Straight down the hill less choice! Supermarket on site expensive so walk down the hill to the first road on the left for a much larger supermarket, nice Chinese buffet upstairs too! Finally, if you fancy getting your hair braited on the beach front, beware!! They ask for €60 for a full head of long hair!! We managed to get them down to €15 but don't have any more money on you because they try to change the price half way etc!! Reception staff can seem unfreindly but are ok, main guy was mortified when we moved, took it very personally!
We spent a week at the Playa Olid Apartments. We found the location to be perfect, being situated about a 10 minute walk away from the Torviscas Beach. The walk down was fine, but the walk back was a bit of a struggle as it is up a fairly steep hill. However, taxis cost between 2 and 4 euros which we felt to be worth it!
Loved the location
I recently stayed in the Playa Olid Apartments in Torviscas, Tenerife. While the apartments were good, the location was excellent, 10 minute walk from beautiful beach, lots of restaurants/shops near by.
we had a large apartment for three people and they were very clean with good facilities, overall complex was very quiet at night time so you'd need to venture outside if you're looking for entertainment at night. We were only a short taxi ride into las americas which was great because when this got a bit mad at night, you could hop into a taxi home to the quiet Torviscas which is stunning.
Would recommend this SC holiday, very reasonable to eat/drink - recommended!!
My freind and I arrived on the 16/5/06 and our apartment was burgled as we slept between 2am and 4am on the 18/5/06.The theif had gained entry via the balcony and tlifted the static side patio door out of its runner. The side of the door that door that locks was still locked. Fortunately our bank cards and travel documents were not taken. All our money,some jewellry and other personel possesions were stolen. It cost us time and money( thank goodness for our bank cards) with taxis to the police staion etc, a lady at the reception told us that it wasn't their fault and could have happened anywhere and indeed to one of them.Just what you need to hear under the circumstances. Our travel rep arranged for us to be transferred to a safer complex as we felt to vunerable to remain at the Olid. We had to collect a police report and write a report for our tour operator, all time and upset. Now back home we have the hassle of claiming on our insurance. I know we were not the only people to be broken into at the Olid. I really think it needs to tighten up it's security and change the safes to digital ones instead of the key operated and maybe find a way of securing the static door, a security guard or two would help as well. The apartment faciities and set up were o.k and the surrounding area was pleasant,but for obvious reasons we will not be staying there again. We felt much better at the apartments the that we were moved to and managed to salvage some of our "holiday". If you are going there just take care.
just back from play olid apartments in costa adeje in tenerife. On arrival the gentleman on reception was not very friendly, no smiles of welcome here even though we arrived at approx. 10 at night. We received our key to a studio which was based on the ground floor number 102 block red. This was quite spacious with two big single beds and a nice sized balcony overlooking a quiet village type setting of palm trees etc. Unfortunately our hot water did not work from the time of our arrival to the date of our departure even though technicians arrived twice to fix same, we gave up in the end and washed ourselves in the sink by boiling kettles of water. (incidentially you have to hire kettles, we brought our own with us). There are two swimming pools, one located by the reception area which was quite packed people were quite literally on top of each other. We opted for the quieter pool which is located at the back of the complex. Not many people at the complex knew about this second pool which was to our advantage as we basically had the pool to ourselves along with a handful of people. There is an aqua park overlooking this pool which was not in operation while we were there but, I would say would be very noisy when it does open as there is a bungee jumping machine etc. Also towards the end of our holiday there seemed to be some building going on, on the hill overlooking the pool, with diggers and cement mixers which started work at 7.30 in the morning.
Great & very clean apartments
great apartments very clean and good value, no trouble with noise and all staff very friendly, have booked again for this year, great family apartments
The accommodation is a very average three star but it is well located in Costa Adeje/Playa de las Americas, can easily get to all resorts on the island.
The staff are friendly enough and facilties are good and beach is a mere 5 minute walk.
I wouldn't suggest families to go as there are no kids clubs at all. Only facilities are shallow end of the main pool.
Only go if your looking for somewhere to get ready and sleep, NOT if your planning to stay in your room!
I would return there but not as a first option.