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Arenas Del Mar Hotel

TripAdvisor Review
Spain, Europe
El Medano

You're just 900 metres from the centre of El Medano, and you're right on the seafront too. In other words, when you stay at the Arenas del Mar Hotel you're absolutely perfectly placed for a fabulous holiday in one of Tenerife's most popular spots. And what about that beach… it's one of the most impressive stretches of beach in the whole of Tenerife. It really is amazing: beautifully black sands that stretch as far as the eye can see, bordered by the irresistible blue of the Mediterranean.

Enjoy one of the region's premier spots, within a whisper of the rolling dunes:

The Arenas del Mar Hotel has certainly earned its four stars and its incredible reputation. People flock to El Medano for that beach and that wonderful weather. And for anyone who's stayed there, the Arenas del Mar Hotel is just as much of a draw.

The views are outstanding, and its position on the seafront within easy reach of both town and beach is unrivalled. But location isn't everything. The Arenas del Mar Hotel is so enduringly popular because it's such a smart, modern hotel with fantastic amenities.

Just wait till you see the pool. Fringed by recliners and a wave of trees, – and then by the beach itself; there's something so much more exhilarating about swimming with the unmistakable scent of the fresh sea air in your nostrils.

Whatever you do, don't forget that there's an indoor pool too. Part of a wonderful recreation suite, with the superb spa facilities available*, you really could spend a lot of time here. Floor length windows let in loads of that wonderful light, and bring out the gorgeous colours in this little haven of peace and tranquillity. Please note the recreation suite is open to Adults only.

One of the really nice things about the Arenas del Mar Hotel is that sense that whatever you might hope for, the reality is better. The guests' rooms are a good example. Bigger and better than most hotel rooms, the standard rooms are actually junior suites. So there are double beds as standard, and plenty of room for you to relax and unwind.

All rooms come with a wonderful balcony – well, you really do want to make the most of those incredible views. They also satellite plasma TV and phone, room safe and minibar. Sea view rooms are also available.

The Arenas del Mar Hotel is choc-full of amenities too, ranging from its own internet cafe and shop, to a TV lounge and all sorts of activities. With a restaurant, cafe and pool bar as well, this really is one of those hotels that you could quite happily luxuriate in for a week or more.

The Arenas del Mar Hotel in El Medano is a tourist hotspot. Some are drawn by its wonderful beaches; but some – those who've been before and stayed at the Arenas del Mar Hotel – can't resist another stay at the region's premier four star facility.

*Some facilities may incur an additional fee.

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Café
  • Pool Bar
  • Bar
  • Internet café
  • Spa* (Adults Only)
  • Gym
  • Activities
  • Shop
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Junior Suite Seaview
36m2 WiFi
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Junior Suite Mountain View
WiFi
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The Local Area

The 4* Arenas del Mar is situated on the seafront in El Medano, just 900 metres from the centre. It is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday with stunning views of the ocean and a fantastic array of amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, entertainment area, bars and a superb modern spa at a fee. La Jaquita Beach, a black sandy beach is close to the hotel.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Incredible staff but noisy hotel

Review by Nikki L Cardiff, United Kingdom

Was hoping for a quiet and relaxing 5 night break as it was an adults only hotel. We had to use ear plugs every night to get to sleep due to the noise made by a few guests every night, due to the entertainment room (basement) not being open? The noise from the atrium could be heard by lots of guests we spoke to, regardless which floor you were on. The beds were so incredibly hard that I didn’t sleep the first 2 nights...

Then we asked reception if they could provide a mattress topper which they kindly did. Just to bear in mind, there are 2 oil rigs/stations located close to the hotel which do not appear in any photos or brochures. The staff working at this hotel were amazing, each and everyone of them, from receptionists, cleaners and restaurant/bar staff. Always had a smile on their faces. Unfortunately, during our stay there were 4 guests who made the most of the all inclusive option and drank from morning until the bar closed at night and made utter nuisances of themselves. The staff did their very best to minimise the disruption they made to lots of guests, but special mention to Regina who took no nonsense from them. I don’t think I would recommend this hotel due to the noise, beds, the charge for the indoor pool and the location is a bit grotty.

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Windy But Warm

Review by michaeliferris Wigan, United Kingdom

This hotel was chosen because no children were allowed which made it a more relaxing place to stay. The hotel itself was very clean and modern and the rooms were spacious and clean. We had a "mountain view"room, through choice as to pay more for a room overlooking the sea wasn't necessary as we only used the room to sleep, get changed and showered, as there is a perfectly good terrace adjacent to the bar, overlooking the sea and beach...

(great views), which we used daily. The food was very good and plentiful and the drinks (all inclusive) although locally made were quite good, but to pay for premium drinks when we did, wasn't too expensive at all, the all inclusive cocktails were pretty good too. The location of the hotel was just a 20 minutes walk to the lovely small town of El Medana, which we visited every day to browse the shops and have a coffee or a beer, it was just nice to see and meet other people away from the hotel. My only gripe was that parts of the hotel weren't open fully, probably due to the season or "Covid", (like the entertainment room), but the animation staff did a good job to keep you entertained if you wanted to join in. The other issue was the wind, but this can't be helped, and nobody's fault but mother nature! We got a great sun tan even though.7 nights enough at present, possible stay longer if all was open, we do like a dance.

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Slightly above average…..

We went with another a couple for a mini break over May bank holiday weekend.

Rooms They were very spacious and clean. Beds are hard but that’s a person’s preference so wouldn’t mark down on that...

The bathrooms could do with some work. The shower was falling off the wall and the grout needs to be redone. Definitely worth upgrading to a sea view. The view was beautiful and you can see for miles on a clear day.

Food & Drink For a buffet style all inclusive I was impressed by the food. Lots of choice and a good mix. We had a mix of steak, chicken and seafood. Lots of fresh salads and fruits. The only criticism I would have is the desserts sections. They were on the bland side. I had a massive issue with the drinks and this is the main reason for the 3 star rather then 4. The soft drinks were always flat. No matter which bar you went too they were the same. The fizzy lemon/Fanta and Pepsi were undrinkable. I ended up buying cans from the shop next door which wasn’t ideal when you’ve paid for all inclusive. The cocktails on the all inclusive were limited and made of watered down fruit juices. I ended up paying for premium cocktails in the end because after a day I was sick of drinking them. The beer and Baileys however were nice.

Pool & Bar The outdoor pool was amazing. It was heated and contained salt water which made you float. It was very relaxing. Never struggled to get a sun bed. The hotel pool provide towels that can be changed every two days. The bar could do with another staff member. There was always one person and on occasions you could wait a while for a drink. The bar does provide two choices of snacks daily which is on the all inclusive. They were things like toasties/hotdogs. The drinks come in paper cups and there is no cup holders around the pool. It was very windy so if you didn’t hold your drink it would go everywhere. You have to pay for ice creams. There’s no music in the day around the pool, this would improve the atmosphere.

Staff They were all very nice. The people in the main bar and restaurant in particular.

Entertainment This reflects my score. The entertainment was very poor. There’s not enough room for half the hotel to go in the room where they hold the entertainment which is a let down straight away. The staff they do have are very nice but I don’t think they have the right tools or space to actually entertain. The first night we arrived there was music but no lights or dance floor. It was just a small room was a speaker. Bingo was on another night but only 20/30 could play because of the space. They have a big space in the reception/middle part of the hotel. This space could be really utilised to improve the entertainment in the evening. Due to the hotels location you don’t have much choice in terms of finding entertainment elsewhere.

Nearby The town is around a 15min walk from the hotel. Its a lovely walk straight down the seafront. It’s a small fishing village with a few restaurants and seafront bars. Definitely worth a visit. We ate out one night and the food was amazing. They have a little market on Saturdays we’re they sell jewellery and clothing.

I would return to this hotel but not sure I could do longer then a week. For a few days of doing nothing then it’s great.

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Relaxing

Wish we had booked longer as 7 nights not enough. The hotel is lovely and clean. Staff are friendly and professional (except for one stroppy waitress in the restaurant) The food is amazing, not good if you're on a diet! It was fresh and so much choice...

My only gripe would be for people on half board to be able to have a glass of water at dinner. Not everyone benefits from all inclusive (we do not drink alcohol and could not eat 3 meals a day)...so just a free glass of water with dinner would be nice! The water from shop next door is cheap though, so if you're half board buy it there as it is 2 euros a bottle in the hotel restaurant! Our room was clean and cool, and we booked the sea view room - we are still missing waking up and looking out at that! Nature at its best. The staff are helpful at booking trips, I would recommend the whale/dolphin watching trip- was magical. The hotel is just far away from El Medano to be quiet, and is a 10 minute stroll along the sea front to get to the shops and restaurants. I cannot recommend this hotel enough, and we will definitely be returning to this beautiful hotel.

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Great little break ☀️

Review by Kmb84111 England, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel on the sea front. Rooms are spacious, a balcony with a sea view room his a must, beds not the comfiest and the showers could do with a re grouting. We only stayed for three nights! Town his a 20 min walk away...

Food in the hotel was nice enough, soft drinks weren’t good very flat and had a funny taste, we tried them in the restaurant, bar and pool bar, they was all the same . This needs sorting out. Beer was fine and it was nice we got Prosecco in the all inclusive. I didn’t use the spa, you have to pay extra just like you do for the al a carte to me more people would use the facilities if it was included maybe just once for there stay. We would return for a few nights but not sure I could do two weeks here. We have had a relaxing little break here!

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