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Who would have thought Tenerife would be the place to try on my 'travelling boots' once again; it is not a back packers place of discovery, adventure or contact with the indigenous population but it is away and somewhere I had not yet visited.
The four hour flight from Gatwick was wonderful, (mainly because I had spent too long grounded in the UK), regretfully the airport assistance was needed to transfer me from the check-in to the aircraft. ...
Well, it really does feel good to be mostly caught up on my blogs. I am sorry you all have had to wait so long for the pics etc form the Canary Islands. It has been hectic, but in the best way possible. I have to say that I am so thankful to UoL for budgeting in a bit of money for travel outside of France, because this was an experience of a lifetime. To be honest without them, I would not have been able to have that exoerience. At least not now ...
... back and forth to the bar from the pool. Aside from that though it was a gorgeous spot and had some great restaurants along the boardwalk and beaches to check out. After that we drove up the coast to Playa de San Juan and then Puerto Santiago for a great late lunch. On the way home we stopped at Los Cristianos for a look around but it seemed to just be the same as Playa de las Americas but circa 1976. On Monday we booked ourselves into the cheapest accommodation we could find ...
Last lie in of the holiday so we made sure it was a good one! Then a long shower to make the most of the facilities before packing up and tidying around the apartment. I wanted to see the sea one last time so we went for a stroll along the beach where we stopped for brunch (a great idea brunch...you get breakfasty food mixed with lunchtime food and its served all morning long!). I had ...
Didn't do all that much today so only a short post. Went for a walk in the morning and brought pastries for breakfast ... we had a huge pain au raison and a chocolate croissant! We then just sat on the beach, watching the waves and the surfers. It was so calming and relaxing. The sun was warming but there was a gentle breeze. We talked about how nice ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Playa Olid Apartments Costa De Adeje
Good value for money.....
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.
the rooms were very big and spacious which was good and the balcony was big too. in the hotel there are 2 swimming pools but one of them takes you about a week to find it as the hotel staff look at you gone off when you ask them to show you, but it is well worth it when you get there as it is peacefull and the familys generaly stay by the first pool as it is bigger. you can use the internet for a couple of euros and theres pooltables and t.v's in reception as well, we hired a t.v for approx 30euros but we had 5 back at the end of our stay. when you go out at night you automatically turn left but try and turn right a few times, you think you are just going along the road but if you keep going you will come to alot more bars and restaurants. the water park is close by so dont get stung by paying for it with a company just go on the free bus and pay at the door coz it is that close, loro park is amazing but will take about a hour or so, so be prepared.
all in all I would go back as it is basic but clean and tidy staff are friendly and when you are going along the bars you can buy a pint for 1euro so its even better.!!!!!!!
Lively in the day, quiet at night
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.
If thinking about exchanging money once you are over there i would recommend you keep all currency in sterling this includes travellerz cheques as it commision free. You can exchange it in many excursion information offices which are all over the place.
The only problem i had was that one of the men at reception was very rude and tended to dismiss you and take very long before he decide to help you with any problems you may have. Also they tended to talk amongest themselves when you need thier help so you need to be patient.
Good Value for Money
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.
After reading some of the reviews i was a bit wary of staying here. This proved unfounded.
We were on the 4th floor at the back, and although the main road was very close we never heard a sound. The apartments have feedback from customer notices at the front desk , asking people to respect others as far as noise is concerned and states if this is not adhered to the offenders will be asked to leave.
On the whole these apartments are value for money accomodation.
P.S. The hill up to them is very steep which makes them unsuitable for people who are not very fit. and although they do not have a kettle they are equipped with a coffee maker which gives you boiling water.
Basic but value for money
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!
The room was adequate with a large lounge/kitchen/dining room. It was nicely furnished and clean when we arrived. However it didnt stay like that for long as there isnt a cleaning service during the week. The maids change the towels and bins twice a week.
The room doesnt contain a tv, however you can request to rent one from reception, which we did. It is 3 euros per day, or 15 for the week. a 15 euro deposit is required if you want a remote.
There is no air conditioning in the room which was a disappointment as it got very warm during the night, so much so i often slept on the balcony. The balcony is a good size, and has both shady and sunny bits throughout the day. We were on the 5th floor, so we werent overlooked at all.
The layout of the hotel is unusual, so we had to take a lift up to the 1st floor, then walk along a balcony-type thing which overlooks the pool, then walk up 3 flights of stairs to get to our room. This wasnt a problem for us, and did wonders for our thighs!
The hotel is extremely close to the "sky park" which was closed when we were there, probably indefinately.
The cost of a taxi to the airport was 22 euros.
The facilities of the hotel include two swimming pools (make sure you claim your sun lounger before 9am to ensure they arent all taken) including pool bars, internet access via the reception, bar, and pizzzaria.
We found the reception staff to be rude and unhelpful with our requests. They didnt seem to speak much english and didnt go beyond their duties to help.
Overall we found the hotel to be exactly what we were looking for -it was cheap and cheerful. The room was clean and large, the hotel was perfectly situated and the facilities were what we expected.
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!!
Take care. Burgalar about !!!
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.
Watch out for break ins
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.
The second last night before we came home there were four break-ins at the compled. One which occured in the apartment above us on the second floor. The thief broke in whilst the occupants were asleep in the bedroom. The safe key was taken out of the ladies handbag, the safe was opened and all the 2 ladies money, £1000, mobile phone, and jewellery were stolen. This ruined the last night of our holiday as were very nervous in our studio and would not go out.
Apart from all this I enjoyed the area of costa adeje and did enjoy my holiday but to all future travellers out there beware there is a thief about.
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.