Gala is a family-friendly hotel near Playa de las Americas, on the south west coast of Tenerife. It has two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is heated throughout the year. Children can play in the splash pool, which also has a water slide. It's a short stroll to the beach, where you can paddle in the shallow water or stretch out on the dark-coloured sand. You'll also be a short walk from the bars, nightclubs and restaurants of Playa de las Americas, along with its palm tree-lined waterfront. You can dine at the restaurant, which offers a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you feel peckish between meals, you can also order snacks and drinks from the two bars. Set in gently sloping gardens, the building has a whitewashed exterior, with a sun terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You'll find floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby, alongside a bar, TV corner and Wi-Fi. Rooms have light coloured walls, wooden floors and matching furniture, plus patio doors leading onto a balcony or sun terrace. At Gala, you can spend time at the spa, which offers a selection of treatments, including wraps, peels and massages. If you prefer something more active, you'll find table tennis, darts and fitness classes onsite. The hotel is within walking distance of local attractions, including a water park, golf course and three shopping centres. You can take a day trip to visit more sandy beaches and rocky mountains, along with the seaside resort of Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of the island.
Gala is a short walk from the centre of Playa de las Americas, with its bright lights, nightclubs and bars. You can hunt for souvenirs in the local shops or sip a cocktail at a waterfront cafe. You'll be 1km from Siam Park, which has water slides, swimming pools and a lazy river, set amidst the palm trees. If you like walking, you can wander across the seafront to Los Cristianos, which is a short drive away. The former fishing village is home to two beaches and a boat-lined harbour. You can dine on freshly caught seafood at a waterside restaurant or order drinks at a rooftop bar. Further afield, you could take a day trip to the Teide National Park, with its active volcano and mountainous terrain. You can hike through the hillside trails or take a cable car to the summit. From here, you'll have views across Tenerife and neighbouring islands, including Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma.
At Gala, you can dine alfresco or indoors at the buffet restaurant, which offers a selection of international cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You could also sit in the shade of the poolside bar, which serves internationally branded drinks and snacks from morning until late.
You can keep fit at the gym or join an aqua aerobics class in the pool. After sunset, you could watch the evening entertainment with a drink.
Two pool areas and a pool bar.
Rooms at Gala come with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a safe, plus a TV with satellite channels. Cots are available for younger guests.
Distance to city centre 1km
Distance to beach 0.25km
Distance to airport 15km
Address: 0034922794513, Avenida Arquitecto Gomez Cuesta, 3, Playa De Las Americas, Canary Islands
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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I have read some of the reviews and while breakfast becomes tiresome as it does in all hotels the food served in the evening is sublime with the chefs proud of their presentation.
The fish the team cook is second to none and respect to the chefs!
This is a nice hotel, definitely worthy of the 4 star rating. However our room was broken into and the security team wouldn't let us ring the police saying they would deal with the problem. We moved rooms and in the morning we were told we would have to pay €300 to fix the hotel room door or we would be forced to leave the hotel. So we paid as we didn't want the hastle, now I'm trying to contact the hotel for insurance and they are refusing to respond to emails and acknowledge this happened. Very poor from management.
Here now as a family of 4, I really couldn’t ask for much more in terms of cleanliness and the functions of a hotel however I do not recommend all inclusive.
The food is cheap and tasteless, there isn’t a great selection and it’s pretty much the same every day - I know it’s all inclusive and it’s never “amazing” wherever you go, but this genuinely has to be the poorest I’ve seen/eaten. Especially difficult if you have children.
The soft drinks are also very watered down to the point their almost tasteless, this isn’t the case at dinner lunch & breakfast as they’re served in bottles rather than draft.
The hotel is clean, the majority of the staff are friendly and everyone is making the best of a bad situation I suppose.
Would I stay here again? Probably not - It was cheap so I feel it’s harsh to criticise for the money I paid but I genuinely think if I had paid any more I’d of felt it was over priced. Small things like an actual kids park would be good too.
Not horrendous , not fantastic so worth a punt if you get a deal - absolutely no way would i recommend all inclusive to anyone as the food is just rubbish.