Good place for family with child
We had a lovely family holiday in the Playa de la Arena. It was a nice and quiet place. The hotel room need a bit renovation but the hotel services and facilities were superb. There was very clean. Food was standard but diverse. Each day was nice thematic dinner (cooking from different countries; each day different). We explored Tenerife and discovered amaizing spaces. We love Tenerife very much!
November 2, 2012
Had a lovely holiday at the playa la arena.tenerife.staff were very helpful over my gluten intolerance.weather was warm.and a great location
December 4, 2013
Bad staff, dodgy food, terrible, avoid.
Despite paying for all inclusive package, we had to pay to eat out for almost every meal during our stay as the dining in the hotel had undercooked eggs and pork every morning - it was also closed on our last morning for poor hygeine standards.
Members of staff was frequently rude (Reception, towel hire, bar). Maids came into the room despite the 'do not disturb' sign being on.
We booked a double room (couple mid twenties on holiday for Valentines) but were put in a twin with both beds on wheels with no breaks, which meant we ended up rolling away from each other every single night. NOT what you want as a young couple in love celebrating Valentines!!
A vast shortage of sunbeds around the pools meant we had no choice but to put our beds out on the balcony and sunbathe there. We did not have a single day where we could get a sunbed during the whole trip and often saw many other people struggling to find a vacant one when we visited the bar/restaurant.
I.e we couldn't use the pool, sunbathing facilities or restaurant we had already paid for. It was a waste of money. Do NOT recommend. Would NOT return.
March 1, 2013
Great Hotel! Great Location! Fantastic Weather!
The Be Live Playa La Arena is an excellent resort situated on the warm west coast of Tenerife. I stayed there for a week starting the end of January and except for one overcast period the weather was sunny and warm. Even at night the temperature never dropped below 18degrees. I flew to Tenerife on a last minute package deal from Thomas Cook to escape from the chilly, wintery UK. I live in Vancouver, Canada but was in the UK for five weeks for personal reasons.
I didn't like the first room I was assigned; the sea view was blocked by a derelict concrete building and the room itself was quite unappealing. At this point I was quite upset but the staff at the front desk were wonderful and gave me a great room on the sixth floor overlooking the ocean and the stunning "Los Gigantos" cliffs at no additional charge.
The nearby town was nicely low key touristy and had the most amazing Karaoke bar called the Blarney Stone. I''ve never heard such great Karaoke, especially considering the Canaries are in the middle of nowhere.
The hotel itself was populated by fairly elderly European couples and young families with children As a 52 year old solo traveller this wasn't really a problem because the weather and location were so lovely. in Addition I made some great "holiday" friends at the Blarney Stone in the nearby town.
February 16, 2013
GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY WITH FRIENDS.
An excellent resort and facilities. Food and service very good. Room spacious and clean. All in all a top resort and we will no doubt return. A credit to Thomas Cook..
January 10, 2013
Good holiday for families and couples
Hotel was very good in all respects. This was our second time this year at Be Live Playa La Arena. We came back as we had enjoyed it so much.Our holiday was to lie in the sun at the pool and this what we did.
November 5, 2012
great family holiday in playa la Arena
on arrival we was taken aback by the stunning lobby having stayed in 3* accomadation before we was pleasently suprised by our room and balcony with sun canopy...we was with our daughte rson inlaw and 22mths grandson we had an adjoining room which was great. the rooms where spotlessly clean we had towling robes and carva wine .staff very nice and so helpfull my husband has walking difficulties and even this wasnt aproblem as there is a lift to the shops and bars also plenty of ramps so could recomend to people in wheelchairs.food excellent so much to choose from we went oct16 12 and it was so hot .the only thing that was a bit wrong was some mouthy woman from birmingham that had a massive go at the poor fella that cleaned the pool area all he done was ask her to move her sun bed she was a disgrace to british people..the flights out & in where very good meal on plane very yummy cabin crew brill cant praise this enough from start to finsh didnt want it to end
October 27, 2012
good quiet family hotel
stayed at Play la Arena hotel in Tenerife 2nd to 12th October 2012. Read some dodgy reviews about staff and lack of sunbeds. As a family of four we never had a day we couldn't get sunbeds. Staff great. Never seen a dining room work so effiiciently to turn tables around. Food pretty good too. Themed country every evening. Rooms cleaned every day, with clean towels. Occasional wait at piano bar but you can't have everything. Flights were very cramped for leg room, although our ten to one in the morning flight home was almost empty. Had a row of 3 seats to myself, but still couldn't stretch out to sleep!
October 18, 2012