Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur
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We had a big lunch planned for today so we started today with a much smaller breakfast than normal! Just a small sandwich then off to our now customary spot at the poolside, we've both kept ourselves more than occupied by reading various books on the Kindles and making use of the free WiFi by the pool.
When lunchtime came around we ...
We decided to mix it up a little today so went for a walk straight after breakfast instead of waiting til lunch time! We saw a couple of restaurants we wanted to try and then had a walk along the coast before heading back to the hotel to relax in our usual spot by the pool.
We chose to have our lunch in a restaurant ...
The day was started with a nice buffet breakfast then we made our way to the usual sunny spot that we had taken a liking to near the heated pool. This is when the alarm bells started to ring, there was a man blowing up what looked like a bouncy castle! We thought about moving but decided to wait it out, and it turned out to be a massive water inflatable for the kids to play on! Unfortunately for us, they decided to put this in the heated pool as opposed to the kids pool or ...
Friday and Saturday rolled into one as we spent both days lazing at the pool with not much movement, Saturday morning we awoke to blue skies for the first time on the trip and apart from lunch we stayed at the pool all day making the most of the lovely weather.
At night we ventured down to las americas to sample another of Mandy's old favourites, Balkonen. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and Mandy was ...
We started the day with another lovely breakfast at the hotel, as it was cloudy again we decided we'd spend the day going for a nice long walk.
We started by walking to las Americas where Mandy pointed out numerous landmarks and we went to the hotel that Andrew had stayed at some 10+ years ago.
We stopped at a cocktail bar overlooking the sea where we had one of the worst examples of one of our fav cocktails, we then carried on to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur Costa De Adeje
Avoid the weekends
My husband and I stayed at the Vincci for a week and upon arrival were delighted to find we had been upgraded to a suite. Some of the service though was patchy - the turn down services didn't always happen and our mini-bar wasn't always restocked. The pool restaurant was overpriced for very average food and over the weekend space on the sun terraces was really limited. The location of the hotel is good in as much as you are away from the excesses of Las Americas but there is very little to do in Adeje and little in the way of quality shopping - that said it is ideal for a week of sun but is not quite up to five star standards yet
We spent a week in April at the Plantacion hotel in a standard twin-bed room on half board.
We're still here and feel compelled to write a review to rave about this gem of a place... the hotel is fantastic with plenty of space for all their guests and obviously with it being a brand new hotel they have experienced some teething problems but if you are looking for a beautifully furnished, quiet and relaxing holiday then this is definitely the place for you.
We booked La Plantacion fairly late through a well-know late-availability website as it offered a substantial saving on the room. Our first hurdle was finding the place - the motorway exit numbers on their website don't tally with the ones on the signs so although it should take around 20 minutes from Tenerife South it took us considerably longer. Plus the postcode isn't right so the ViaMichelin directions were wrong and the phone number just the Vincci hotels booking line so they couldn't help either.
Spent an appalling week in this hotel over Christmas 2005. Hotelbeds.com had booked us in and the hotel had not long opened. Even so, the rooms we had booked weren't available. The rooms we were given lacked functioning air conditioning and repeatedly flooded when the shower was used. The room TV's failed to work and they could not seem to fix them. Most of the facilities advertised were not available during our stay. The pools were unheated, the spa facilities were limited (no female masseuse for the women and no treatments!), and the pool bar couldn't even manage to produce a cocktail. The food in the hotel restaurant was dire and almost identical "fast food" every day. There was repeated recycling of leftovers from breakfast to dinner and back to breakfast, until the fruit, for example went dry (but was still being offered). There was sporadic building work. The advertised entertainment programme failed to materialise. The staff were, with one or two exceptions, surly and unhelpful. This was, quite simply, the worst holiday I have ever had. I would advise strongly that you consider an alternative hotel.
Just returned from a 5 day break in Vincci La Plantacion. Couldn't find any reviews on the hotel before we left but thought that we'd risk it given that it only opened in December. We certainly weren't disappointed. The hotel is beautifully designed, the furnishings are superb and the views are stunning. Our junior suite was first class; the gardens, pools and spa are probably the best we've seen. The hotel's "a la carte" restaurant is well worth a visit as are the seafood restaurants down by the beach. Can't wait to return.
It's already been said..........
I have just come back from 2 days at the La plantacion and I totally agree with what has already been said. It is a genuine 5 star property with service to match.
I recently travelled to the Vincci La Plantacion on a last minute package deal with a well known UK premium tour operator. The hotel is brand new (opened in December 05) and beautiful - dotted around the common areas are pieces of Indonesian-style furniture and sculptures that complement the stylish decor. My room was fantastic - I stayed in a junior suite with a four-poster bed, two plasma TVs, and one of the best showers I have experienced in years of travelling.
We have just returned from a long weekend at the wonderful Vincci La Plantacion hotel on the Costa Adeje in Tenerife. This hotel is pure 5* luxury and having very recently opened (in December 2005), the hotel is in beautiful condition and all the facilities are brand new.