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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Wow! Unit 3 is a spacious, high end duplex with fantastic, uninterrupted south facing views over the golf course to the marina and ocean.

There is a large, open plan living/dining area on the ground floor, with a superb €55,000 gaggenau kitchen - including a marvellous induction hob you almost need an engineering degree to work, full size oven, microwave, big fridge, separate big freezer and even a dishwasher. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery, cutlery and basic pots and pans plus salt and pepper.

There is a dining table with four chairs on one side of the kitchen. At the other end of the space, a 2 seater sofa and 2 uncomfortable but very stylish chairs and a coffee table. In a corner next to the kitchen, 2 comfortable wing chairs angled to watch the medium-size TV, which has a USB socket. Wifi is superfast.

2 sets of glass doors at the back open to the large pool, shared by 4 units. There are generous sunbathing areas with a choice of several comfortable sun beds with parasol, garden table and chairs, and the wonderful view, of course. Throughout our stay, unfortunately, we were told the gorgeous pool could not be heated due to the strong winds.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms: the large master has huge windows on two sides and a spacious ensuite with a whirlpool bathtub and a shower while the twin bedroom has a large shower-room across the hall - and there’s yet another spacious shower room on the ground floor. All showers are hose showers, which we find much more practical than the popular rain showers. Water pressure is adequate. There is a hairdryer in each upstairs bathroom. Both bedrooms have good wardrobe space and balconies but no furniture there yet.

2 towels (1 hand and 1 bath) per person and 1 pool towel per person are provided. Mon-Fri there is a free laundry service, usually returned around 5.30pm if collected from you in the morning. Suggest having your next lot ready to give the nice lady (no English) when the previous lot is delivered - much the easiest way.

We, a couple, were here unexpectedly; this was an upgrade, due to problems that suddenly developed at the originally booked property. When we arrived we learned that these new units were not quite ready but the owner had graciously permitted early use. However, this meant some minor snagging was outstanding. Niggles were usually dealt with as soon as reasonably possible, sometimes the same day.

The landing path for planes is almost directly overhead (Golf del Sur is next to the airport) and planes are frequent and close but it only took a few days to get used to the noise.

The owner’s new bar/cafe is just 30 meters away (open your doors to the pool and turn left) and open from 9am until 11pm. So, on arrival, it is a convenient 1 minute stroll for food and drink. However, it can be noisy at night although there was talk of limiting this by closing the nearest section in the evenings.

The nearest shop, a small, basic supermarket (called Pebble Beach), is about 200 m away, opposite Fairways. It’s open from 8am to 8pm and run by an Englishwoman. She sells freshly baked baguettes every morning as well as fresh milk, while most other supermarkets only stock UHT.

Large HiperDino Charifas II is 4-5 km away and open 9am-10pm every day except Sunday; it has some products we are used to in the UK but not available in most other supermarkets here, including fresh milk/yoghurt/cream, magnum ice creams, good quality cooked chicken and generally products are of a higher quality than the nearby Mercolada, which sells mainly own label products. There is a petrol station next to Mercolada.

After we got home, we learned the breakage deposit is only returned 10 days after departure and THEN takes several days to show up, so allow 2 weeks. Finally, in case you might arrive late, request confirmation that a large bottle of water will be put in the fridge ready for your arrival. If you prefer real coffee, bring your own cafetière or other makings. Also, do pack some washing up liquid for the kitchen and small soaps for 3 bathrooms (both handbasins and showers). A roll of toilet paper is provided in each bathroom, a rubbish bag was already in the kitchen bin and a sponge by the sink, so you will not need to pack those. We arrived mid-afternoon so were able to go out right away to buy a few basics like water, milk, butter, bread, sugar, tea, coffee and other basic necessities.

Summary: roomy, modern 2 bed, 3 bath villa. It’s called a “duplex” but it’s really a villa; noisy location, but how many 2 bed units have you come across where you can walk straight out of your huge living/dining room straight onto that amazing patio with sunbathing beds, a beautiful swimming pool - and those fabulous views!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
3 Dec 2017
Thank you for your lovely 5 star review. I am so glad that one of our first customers had such a great experience at Amarilla Golf Villas. The development is getting better and better every day with the owner adding new touches all the time.
The pool is now permanently heated throughout winter.
We believe this is a very quiet and relaxing spot. Not sure where the noise would come from although I take your point about the on-site bar. This is now closing at 10pm.
We really appreciate your comments both during and after your stay and are working hard to ensure all our clients have the same wonderful experience as you.
We feel we have a very special development here (I am not sure there is anything in the area that can touch it) and hope that all our clients are as happy as you were.
Thank you and hope to see you again in the future.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing hotel and stunning views!! A must have holiday experience!!”
Reviewed 15 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Just had an amazing time at Amarilla Golf and Country Club !

The word luxury just about sums up our whole experience! Well worth the money! our apartment was brand new, spacious and the view from our balcony was out of this world!

The complex swimming pool was one of our favourite parts of the holiday!

The staff at the complex could not do enough to help us and they were all so friendly and welcoming. Even the Manager Marco was on hand to help out with any questions we had.

I would highly recommend this complex and we will definitely be returning next year!

Thank you also to Jon Stewart Tenerife Holiday Homes who provided great servic and support!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Nov 2017
Many thanks for your lovely review. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. I hope that many others like you will come and enjoy our wonderful development at Amarilla Golf Villas. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. With best wishes from the team at Tenerife Holiday Homes
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Jon S
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely stunning!”
Reviewed 6 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
person found this review helpful

We were lucky enough to be the first people to rent in this gorgeous new development. Wow, the accommodation is amazing and the location / views are stunning. We loved just lazing on the sunny terrace all day enjoying the views!
Marcos the owner could not have been more helpful - even helping us with a trip to the local supermarket.
Having been to Tenerife for 20 years, for me, Amarilla Golf Villas has to rank as one of the best complexes I have stayed. I can't see that anyone would be disappointed.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Oct 2017
Dear Jon,

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time at the new development. We are very excited about it too and are sure that everyone who stays there will have a fantastic time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tenerife. With best wishes from the team at Tenerife Holiday Homes
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