This hotel has three pools to its name, and it's in just the right spot for beaches, bars and restaurants.
This hotel is in a great spot, with shops, bars and restaurants on its doorstep. There are a couple of beaches less than five minutes’ walk away, and upmarket Playa del Duque is close by, too.
With three pools, plus one for children, there’s plenty of swimming space. The buffet restaurant has luxe touches like cava and caviar. And evening entertainment is big news, with everything from tribute acts to comedians.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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3 outdoor pools
The pools are on different levels with plenty of sunbeds scattered around each one. The main pool is the biggest and is heated in the winter.
This is the place for breakfast and dinner, with show cooking in the evenings. There's a dress code here - men are asked to wear trousers and a shirt for dinner. The dress code for gala meals is a jacket and tie with a shirt and trousers.
It's a hotel-run club for ages 4 to 12 years.
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Twin Room with Balcony
These bright twin rooms are simply decorated with luxurious touches. They come complete with air-con, minibar* and a balcony.
Single Room with Balcony
These single rooms come with air-con, a minibar* and a balcony.
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Good hotel - could be great - shame
Having stayed here for a week in October, some parts of our stay were amazing and some were a let down. The architecture of the hotel is great - the design is horrendous. There is a beautiful grand lobby with Greek style columns, badly let down by ugly furniture, poor lay out and disgusting bright strip lighting. The bedrooms are spacious but the decor gave me nightmares.... what ARE those cat/giraffe things in that awful green colour?? One plug socket per room... this is ridiculous. (If you pull the dressing table back and unplug the TV, you can access another one, although this is obviously inconvenient and a total ballache.) The hotel charges for WiFi (which is pretty much free everywhere is Tenerife)- this is disgusting, as is the charge for a fridge and safe. Is this a 4 star hotel or not?? I even saw an elderly couple have to pay an extortionate rate for a fridge for two weeks in order to safely store medication. These additional charges make the hotel look cheap and tacky. There is water available from the “juice” dispenser (note: juice from the machine is HORRENDOUS and likely to cause diabetes - but quietly tucked away is a jug of something which more resembles juice if you can find it) but only very small glasses available. Given how much the hotel wants to take your money, I guess this is so they can charge you their extortionate prices for bottled water at your “included” meal... Hotel also appears to be trying to cut costs with staff. The waiting staff were very nice and efficient but always far too busy. They are clearly doing the work of more than one person. Although they tried to be friendly, they always seemed hurried and under pressure. They are doing a good job though - we always left a tip directly with the waiter/waitress. (Given how “money-grabbing” the hotel is, no way would I leave a communal tip as I suspect some of this would be taken.) One of my biggest issues here was the problem with pool loungers. Far too many are reserved in the morning and not used. The hotel have been told about this issue hundreds of times (literally - just look through the reviews) and have not listened. I wonder if any suggestions are ever followed up? Perhaps, when management responds to this review with their usual “we appreciate your comments....”, they might actually acknowledge this issue out of respect for their guests? Management - If you could please respond to this point, that would be great thanks. I mean, the hotel can enforce their 1950s view on long trousers for dinner, so surely they must be able to enforce their own sunbed rules? Having stayed at many luxury 4 and 5* hotels around the world, it seems silly that this hotel, which doesn’t even have an a là carte option, insists on gentlemen wearing long trousers... a nice pair of evening shorts are more than appropriate for a hotel of this calibre. Other hotels with much more class, for example, with included water and fresh juice, free WiFi and complementary safe, don’t enforce this in their buffet. It seems laughable to have this rule in a hotel with so little class that you have to pay for access to a fridge! So although the review so far has been fairly negative, there are many good things to love about this hotel. It is very clean. All areas are faultless in this way and our bedroom was thoroughly cleaned every day with fresh linens left when needed. The maids are fabulous. Again, we tipped the maid everyday to show appreciation for a very good job. Hot water always available and shower pressure was good. Beds were comfy and despite being at the front of the hotel, beside the main road, we slept pretty well. The pools are really nicely maintained and well appointed IF you can get a sun lounger. Breakfast and dinner are both really very good (apart from the cheap juice on offer and the lack of tea/coffee service one would expect from a 4* star hotel). Good selection of breads and fruit and hot food replenished regularly and always hot. Fresh meat and omelettes cooked live were always lovely. Management, please take note and thank the buffet manager for doing an excellent job. Please also allow him/her to hire additional staff so that the waiters have time to breathe and be friendly. The location is very good - about 6 minutes downhill to Fañabe beach and close to shops and places to eat. If, like us, you don’t fancy getting up early to fight for a space by the pool, the day is even nicer to spend on the beach. If you want to hire a lounger on the beach you can expect to pay between €15-€30. Although this isn’t necessarily more expensive than the hotel, who charge far too much for drinks and snacks. Most people on the beach opt for a towel on the sand which is pretty good too! This is a good hotel, although the issues mentioned here are annoying, it is still a good place to stay. Just be prepared to feel like a customer instead of a guest. With a couple of changes, we would stay here again. More
First time Tenerife
Stayed at the Bahia princess in September,all the staff are very pleasant and easy going.the rooms were kept very clean everyday with clean towels.there is a lot of steps but that never bothered us.the pools were a bit touch and go the top 2 never got sun until late morning,but ok at the large pool at the bottom.now the best bit the restaurant was outstanding food was amazing and loads of choice,restaurant staff were really on the ball and lovely people.👍More
Great hotel, lovely staff and the room was clean. Food was great and I am very fussy. We didn't hear any building noise. Couple of small issues. Only one socket in the room. The men having to wear long trousers at night for me was rather sexist. We saw some women coming in at night with the same short shorts they have worn at the pool. Men's shorts can be very dressy now. Sunbed hoggers are a problem, one day we sat at the pool and no one came near the "reserved" bed for 5 hours. Can't comment on the entertainment as we went out every night. Will I go back...... YESMore
Stayed at Bahia Princess for 2 weeks 19th Sept to 3rd October. Had a great holiday in this hotel. Food great with plenty of choices. Staff all very good. Very spacious hotel, yes there are a lot of steps but also lifts too. Large bedroom with large balcony, we were in room 432 at front of hotel on 4th floor. No noise from hotel next door being refurbished. Entertainment very good in hotel at night.More
A nice hotel, despite a few small issues...
Bahia Princess: 27/40 Restaurant: 7/10 Excellent service in a well run restaurant with friendly staff. Food choice was pretty good, and the seafood was a standout. Rolls & bread could do with being fresher. Cooked breakfast was average so had the muesli each day. Very pleased to be able to have Nescafe coffee, but only in small cups, it was great to get a mug full on return to UK! Croissants were not nice at all, not sure why, they tasted horrible for some reason. Carvery meat & the fish cooked before you was good. There were a couple of themed nights which I liked, but there could have been more effort put in to them. Room: 7/10 We stayed in room 20** overlooking the pool area, and it was very nice all told. Had a problem with a very firm bed the first night, but luckily a softer third bed was much better, although a duvet would have been good instead of sheets & blankets. Air con was noisy and probably needs a good service. Room was always cleaned daily to a good standard. Fridge & safe had to be paid for but we knew this before so it wasn’t an issue, didn’t pay for the Wi-Fi as the 4G worked fine. Entertainment: 6/10 Not the best, would liken it to a Butlins style, but could have been worse, bar prices too expensive. One gripe was that it went on until 11pm, and with the clear up and extra music lasting until midnight, it was impossible to have an early night or watch TV as it was so loud. Activities during the day were let down by a lack of support from the guests, but the staff tried hard to make it work. Pool: 7/10 A very nice three pool set up, the main one lower down and the two quieter/smaller ones on a higher level. It was usually peaceful, with the local sister hotel Guayarmina Princess having the louder clientele. Rating would be higher apart from the appalling hogging of sun beds. Not unknown for the best 20 or so loungers to be hogged at breakfast, and not used again for hours. Needs to be policed better, maybe with guests issued a towel with the room number on to see who the repeat offenders were. Average age of guests for our first week at the end of September was around 60, but more thirty something’s stayed for week 2. Noisy building work from an adjacent hotel was no problem and didn’t impact on the holiday at all. Ventured out a few times, and would recommend a walk to Del Duque and the harbour area. Did Jungle Park which was good (had done Loro Parque before), but was a little disappointed with the choice of nightspots in Playa De Las Americas so only visited once. If I visit Tenerife again I would consider using the Bahia Princess, but it was quite expensive so would possibly try Las Rocas Beach Club if prices were similar next time. More
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