Oasis Golf Resort
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... of flying has always curled my toes because it means another adventure to somewhere new has started. Looking out at the brilliant silvery white cotton wool clouds in anticipation of spotting a harp playing angel soon gave way to clear skies as we past over the Bay of Biscay and ship spotting took my attention.
As we reached the Canaries the black volcanic rock of the mountains soon gave way to beach fringed blue seas next we were down, through ...
... 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!?
... lime green Opel Corsa that we christened "El Ray". This turned out to be a great decision because we not only had a blast cruising all over the island but it was also SO nice not to have to rely on buses and taxis and have everything scheduled just so to be able to get around. Plus we just looked cool :). The day after we arrived we went for a drive down to tourist central: Playa de las Americas. THIS is the place to be as an overweight drunken tourist who just spends their ...
... a ship in the morning and when we were getting back to the ship that afternoon, to see them finish and take off immediately. Before we left, another ship docked in its place.
The high speed car ferries make regular trips to other islands. The docks are so long that a bus picks you up at the ship and takes you to the street at the beginning of the dock for 4 euros. We decide to walk it. We decided to forego any shore excursions ...
... already had the boarding passes for our 1510 Jet2 flight. But this meant we would have a good couple of hours in the Executive Lounge beforehand. :-)
The exec lounge at Tenerife airport is really very good. It is quite large and has a good range of drinks and snacks to which passengers can just help themselves. There are nice big windows giving great views of the aircraft taking off and landing and there was, of course, free ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oasis Golf Resort Arona
We have just returned from our weeks stay in the Oasis Golf Resort where I must admit to being impressed on the quality of decor, size and facilities at this self catering complex. Our usual experience in SC is that we won't be spending much time in the room so it doesn't matter what it's like, however here, you could actually spend time in and around this pleasent complex. Although the beach was a 15min walk away, there was a free bus all day long which took you down to the sea front and back every hour which was quite handy for the beach & shops, however not being a beach lover myself, we chose mostly to stay around the very spacious and stylish pool bathing area.
Most evenings we ate out of the complex however we did try resort restaurant on one occasion and must admit to it being of a good standard and quality - especially good is the food around the pool bar throughout the day - very good sized portions & lots of choice.
Being a keen golfer, I did manage to escape for the day and play the resort course - I just hopped on the free bus with my clubs which took me along to their other complex Green Golf which is right opposite the club house - a good days golfing (only lost 1 ball in a badly positioned lake) and was pleased to find out that as a guests in the Oasis, I received a 10% discount off the green fee!
Overall a great holiday and would definately return!
Great place to stay
stayed at oasis from 16th december to the 30th december. lovely hotel with v pleasent surroundings. apartments are clean and have plenty of room. cleaners do a good job but do watch the floors as they can be quite slippy. hotel staff are good but at the pool side bar they often seem as though they do not want to be there and you can waited a while to be served. do be careful with the room credit. luckily we kept a check on the bill by keeping receipts and had budgeted for this but i can imaging that it would run away with itself. security at the hotel is good guards walking around the complex at night. but you still needs to hire a safe. pool could have done with cleaning more regularly, but with it being xmas,they missed 2 days and it was gritty on the bottom. My daughter has a chance to try snorkling in the pool. great time and the instructors were really friendly. take chance to have an indin head massage by the pool well worth it.
Not too bad
We have just arrived back from Oasis Golf and to be completely honest the place wasn't that bad. the down side was when we arrived at 4 am the hotel had overbooked and therefore they moved us to a nearby hotel the Granada Park. This seemed to have happened to several families during the time we were there. Three days later we were then moved into the oasis golf. As compensation for the hassle we were given an upgrade from self catering to half board. If anyone is thinking of paying the extra for half board...then don't bother!! The food was awful. the childrens choice was chicken nuggets and chips every day and the overall choices were poor. most of the meat wasn't cooked thoroughly and by the end of the week we were sick of seeing the same food, poorly presented.
The hotel was clean and the maid service was excellent.
The hotel entertainment was a bit of a let down but overall it kept the kids entertained.
The pools were lovely just a little crowded.
The hotel was a bit far out to walk to the shopping centres or the nightlife in The towns so taxi's are essential. it cost us about 5 euros each time but they were very reliable and was worth paying otherwise it gets a bit boring staying in the hotel.
in the resort no money is taken, as you pay reception to open an account then every purchase in the bars or supermarket is then deducted from the account when they 'swipe' the card you are given. In theory this may be an ideal situation for the hotel but as the holiday maker it is incredibly hard to keep tabs on what you have spent. Do check your receipts as we often ordered a glass of wine but were charged for a bottle!
I probably wouldn't stay here again but would definately book the hotel opposite the Granada Park as it was far cleaner and less busy, making sunbathing around the pool much more pleasureable.
Half term in the Oasis Golf
We have just returned from a week at the Oasis Golf Resort. We had originally booked to stay in the Green Golf Resort, but our booking was mixed up and we were told we had to stay at the Oasis Golf. The manager was very apologetic and offered us half board accommodation in place of self catering.
We were still very concerned about staying in the Oasis Golf due to reading reports about break-ins there.
However we were pleasantly suprised, the resort was lovely and well maintained. There are 3 big pools and a good sized play area with table tennis, pool tables, computer games etc. We did not hear about any break-ins or problems of that kind.
We were given a big 2 bedroomed apartment with a lovely big balcony and a roof terrace that had panoramic views overlooking the golf course, Los Cristianos and Las Americas.
The only down side to the resort was the poor maid service. There were not enough towels or toilet rolls. But the staff sorted it out quickly when we brought it to their attention.
We have stayed in Tenerife 10 times and would stay in these apartments again.
Just come back from a two week stay and was very impressed with the complex. The rooms are very spacious and have lovely views - the fact you have a terrace and a balcony was a real bonus.
There were only a couple of downsides, one being the location (and I love walking). Once the surrounding roads are finished the walk should not be as long though as it will be more of a direct route into Los Cristianos.
The second was the service/cleaning. I may have just chosen bad nights to go but I used the restaurant twice and both times had terrible service. The food was very good but the service appalling to be honest. The head waitress stomped around in a foul mood as she obviously felt she was too busy and we had to wait ages for anyone to even bother to ask if we wanted a drink. The rest of the staff were very pleasant however. The cleaning was practically non-existent - if you have a shower put flip-flops on as your feet will be filthy in no time. We had ants all over the kitchen surfaces and in the cupboards so had to put everything in the fridge. We dropped some breadcrumbs under one chair and they were still there two weeks later when we left. If there was a broom /mop bucket in the apartment I would have done it myself.
It was a great holiday though and I would recommend it. If you are a couple pick your times to go carefully - we left just as half time was starting both here and in Scandanavia and it was absolutely mobbed with sunbeds hard to get etc. - a real contrast to our first week where the Complex was almost empty and really peaceful.
We have just returned from a week at the oasis golf. The resort was beautiful and the accomodation very spacious and clean. We did find that the maid did not clean the floors properly too and on 2 occasions left the door to the balcony wide open although notes throughout the apartment clearly state to lock all doors! The kitchen was well equipped and we had a lovely view of the golf course.
We did eat in the restaurant twice the meals were lovely also the grill by the pool served a wide selection of food.
The downside is the location of the resort. There are no close restaurants/bars to go to as an alternative to the resort unless you walk 30 minutes downhill to playa or los christianos. Having a child in a buggy it was no mean feat tryinng to climb the hill back at the end of the evening so as not to disturb a sleeping child by using a taxi. Taxis are available though if you can put up with the erratic driving...i couldnt.
we visited the waterpark which was good value for money. you dont have to pay for kids 3 and under. its best to go on changeover days (fri/tue) it was so quiet and no queues.
Our daughter who is 3 joined in the bugs bunny club but could sadly only attend a couple of days due to lack of children at the resort. Sometimes she was the only one turning up! But the polls and the daily evening disco kept her amused.
Altogether a great resort, poor location but value for money and great weather.
I was welcomed to the hotel by friendly staff who greeted me straight away. The hotel was beautiful and apart from the long walk to the apartment that was great too. All the rooms were of good size and the balcony was huge! The three swimmimg pools were all clean and hygenic and so was the rest of the hotel although the maids sometimes would not properly clean the floor. There was regular buses to the town and the taxis were usually always waiting outside the hotel for hires. The entertainment was usually good and if ayone decides to go they will probably make a good friend in Henrique one of the hotels entertainers! I really enjoyed my time at the Oasis Golf Resort and I will definately be going back!
We stayed in a 2-bedroom suite (including kitchen, living room, bath, balcony, and roof-top balcony) at the Oasis Golf Resort from April 17-22, 2005. This is a beautiful resort in a great location. We had a suite at the very top, so we got our excersie climbing several flights of stairs (there are no lifts/elevators). Free buses shuttled us to and from downtown. Taxis were easily accessible to and from the airport, which is about 15-20 minutes away. This resort is in a great location -- close to Aqualand waterpark and Jungle Park zoo. The hotel staff were mostly friendly and helpful. The food was ok. The floors in the rooms needed to be cleaned better. The kitchen was equipped with dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker and toaster. This is a great family resort -- we loved it.
Great for families
I went here alone with my 2 kids, they had a great time, was great watching them enjoying the pools, games room and it was safe for them. I liked the idea of not having to carry money round with me in hotel, all you do is set up an account with euro's and then your room card is all you show in shop , bar etc which you sign for.
Rooms very clean, we had room 107, the only thing was the climb up to it. The kitchen was well equiped. MY fridge door would'int shut but it was fixed within 1/2 hour of me telling reception. Bathroom was class, very clean with no black corners in bath and there was always plenty of hot water for showers. We had 2 balcs and i can honestly say i felt like we were at the Ritz. Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas were both only 4 euro's each by taxi to get to so you were spolit for choice of resturants, shops, trips and anything else you fancied.