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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Tenerife - Hotel Guayarmina Princess


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As promised I said I would put a piece about my holiday to Tenerife. All the pictures of the hotel were taken at night this is when it looked the most impressive.
This is not my first visit to this lovely island but my6th, my first visit was back in 1978 and over the years the island has changed - well nothing stays the same.



To be honest this hotel must be one of the best on the island. The impressive entrance is just like a cathedral and has the same sounds as a cathedral. When we sat in the piano bar, it was as if we were in a cathedral and any noise from the rest of the hotel was just muffled.

This picture is the reception and the one below is the piano bar opposite the reception, the one above is the main entrance as you go in.

The piano bar as pictured on your left, happy hour was from 4pm to 5pm a bit early, but even so very welcome on a hot day.


The hotel employees around 200 staff all the rest are what we would called agency, They are so proud of the hotel that they do a tour of the hotel every Thursday for guest who want to see behind the scenes.


The hotel has 850 rooms, and only 28 cleaners, they are only full at Christmas, Easter and summer with around 1,200 guests plus. There are marble floors everywhere and the place is spotless, they also have one carpenter and one painter who repair anything that needs repairing in house and paint any room needing doing. They have store rooms of everything they might need from the smallest screw to spare whatever, they don't just buy one item but a complete box full.

This is the lifts, well two of them we counted about six lifts in all these are in the centre of the main entrance and the photo below is taken from the archway between the lifts going down a wide marble staircase to the next level.
All the food is fresh everyday and their is a wide variety of food on the buffet table, breakfast was to us the best meal with everything you could think of. Any waste food is collected at midnight and disposed of, under Spanish law they cant give the food to the homeless or to any animal centres.



This show the staircase going up to the front of the hotel.




I don't know if you can see but my husband Vernon is standing below at the bottom of the stairs.
The entertainment was brilliant with two acts per night, and a disco for the young children, Their was also many things happening during the day. Their entertainment staff were good and working all day and live in the hotel. They also do the tours of the hotel on a Thursday.
This shows you the pool and looking into the hotel from the back.

This night picture does not show how lovely the pool with palms and banana plants around the sides, with walkways and bridges over parts of the pool. There is a slope one end so you can just walk into the pool. but it was cold and was like stepping into an ice bucket even through the temperature was 25c with the sun shinning. The pool is on the roof with four floors below, and all those rooms face the sea with wide sea views. I might add the pool is cleaned everyday but to our amazement they had a man in the pool with a skoal on under the water cleaning around the rocks and edges.

This was a holiday that was wonderful, the weather was hot and the hotel made it, I would recommend this hotel to anyone and we are looking forward to going back again in the future.

Our room was huge, we had a Junior suite, the bathroom was twice the size plus of our small bedroom all marble, we had two king size beds, a large TV, fridge, soft leather sofa coffee table and dressing table, and a very large wardrobe, plus a balcony, looking out over the sea, what more could anyone want. The picture shows how on one of the beds these was towels left for use by the pool. I just had to take a picture of how they arranged them.



And a free bottle of wine when we arrived. What more could we want.







I have some more to write about our holiday but for now this is the first part, I hope you have enjoyed reading about this hotel as we did staying in it.

take care
Hugs Margaret

2 comments:

  1. OMG...you have just made me feel like I want a holiday......Margaret this place is gorgeous,just what should be there for you on a holiday,thanks for sharing them hun,so fabulous.xxxx

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  2. WOW!!!!!! what amazing pictures.i cannot believe they have so few cleaners, they must work like robots.its looks so posh and all the marble floors must take ages to keep clean.sounds like you had a fantstic holiday.thanks for sharing.luv coops.xx

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