97 independent reviews of the Compostela Beach Apartments
Address: Av de las Américas, 8, 38660 Arona (Tenerife), Spain
Compostela Beach Apartments
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Ranked #64 of 80 hotels in Playa de las Americas


3/5
Compostela Beach Apartments Compostela Beach Apartments is rated 3.1 out of 5 from 97 Reviews
60% of users recommend this property
Review Overview (97 reviews)

Cleanliness 4 stars
Entertainment 3 stars
Food 3 stars
Service 4 stars
Location 3 stars

Compostela Beach Apartments Reviews

4/5
4

Vicky visited the Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas in July 2005
On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the friendly and constantly friendly staff, even at 4am when we were trying to phone some boys we had met there! they were more than happy to help and let us use the reception phone for free!

We were allocated a 2nd floor room with a pool view as requested. The room was clean and spacious for a studio, were able to cook but ate out every night as its so cheap. Maids came everyday and even tidied around 2 hungover girls and were polite and towels often changed.

The view was lovely and pool was clean and was always able to get a sunlounger no matter what time we got up.

The Happy Days bar was also good friendly English staff, great full English breakfasts for 4euros, great washed down with ...
a cocktail, really strong and cheap!

Great hotel over all would go back however it's really more for families and older people it's a fair walk to the clubs so we got taxis which were cheap enough. We did get told off one night for being to loud but what do you expect from a club resort. We did become quiet though.

Nice enough hotel.

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Tour Operator: Sunset

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
3 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
3 stars

2/5
2

chereethe kids club were had a holiday at Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel, Playa de las Americas in July 2005
The hotel itself was fantastic, one of the best ive stopped in,it was very clean.

We had a 2 floor apartment which was great overlookin the golf course which wasnt the best idea as we had 4 children and we couldnt let them go to the pool alone.Plenty of sun beds .

We never saw the pool bar open all the time we were there though . The hotel is miles from anywhere to get to the nearest local bar for a meal it took 20 mins down a dirt track and I was 6 months pregnant (not very nice) plus it was litterd with USED condoms I wouldnt like to walk down there at night anyway, so advice would be a taxi.

We ended up moving hotels 4 days into the holiday as they were 15 in our company ...
and it was too far out we need to get 4 taxis into town every day and night as there was little else to do at the hotel the food was awful so we had to go out to eat it started costing more in taxis.

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Tour Operator: thomas cook
Review Rating

Cleanliness
3 stars
Entertainment
1 stars
Service
1 stars
Location
1 stars

3/5
3

Lorraine visited the Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel, Playa de las Americas in July 2005
We got out of the taxi expecting to see the 4 star accomodation I was promised. I didn\'t.

All I saw was 2 pool tables,beer bottles and boxes of noodles from a chinese takeaway...not a very good first impression.
It took a while to get the keys for our room off the staff and took at least 25 mins to find our room.

When we found our room my jaw dropped,it was spacious and clean, our towels were changed daily that was all I liked about the hotel,the rooms.

We went down to the pool the next morning...it was a Butlins camp I could barely move. My daughter only had about 3 square feet of space in the pool she could barely move either.

The entertainment....zzzzzzzzzzzzz boring.

We got a taxi everywhere as it was not in a convenient place.

It was so bad we moved ...
after 6 days, we were there for 2 weeks.

I don\'t recommened this place . If you like Butlins by all means go to the Compostella.

If you like to relax...DON\'T!

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Tour Operator: My Travel
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
1 stars
Service
2 stars
Location
2 stars

3/5
3

M Williams had a holiday at Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel, Playa de las Americas, Spain in June 2005
The complex is looking a little tired.
We booked a private apartment over the internet.

The apartment we stayed in was very good. The only problem was the noise early in the morning from the pool cleaning machine which rattled on every joint of every tile and if you happen to go to bed before midnight the bars on the complex can be a bit noisy.

The location is perfect with good bars shops and the beach nearby.

Tour Operator: private
Review Rating

Cleanliness
3 stars
Entertainment
2 stars
Service
3 stars
Location
5 stars

2/5
2

Tanya stayed at Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas, Spain in May 2005
We stayed in the Compostella Golf Three for 2 weeks well it wasn

Tour Operator: Thomas cook
Review Rating

Cleanliness
3 stars
Entertainment
1 stars
Food
1 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
1 stars

4/5
4

Louise visited the Compostela Beach Apartments in May 2005
Having read some of the reports regarding this hotel we were a little wary, but had a lovely holiday. Our apartment was very clean and spacious, we had a double balcony overlooking the golf course - excellent for late p.m. sun and a class of wine.
The Hotel food was good and there was plenty of it.
The entertainment for children was not so good. Evening entertainment was fine, but perhaps started too late.
With regards to the location of the Hotel, it was situated a litle way out. That suited us because you can get a way from the hussle and bussle of main Tenerife. The walk is about 20 mins and taxis are cheap. If your unsteady on your feet, or have childrens in buggies I would not recommend this hotel.

Tour Operator: First Choice

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service
5 stars
Location
4 stars

4/5
4

steph visited the Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas in April 2005
we stayed at the compastella for a week it wasn\'t long enough we didn\'t want to go home!!!

the hotel was excellent we had a great time, we stayed in a pent-house which was over looking the golf course the view was amazing!!!the rooms were very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

there was loads to do in the day and night the staff were geting you up dancing and doing games with the young ones it was fantastic!!!

it was quite a walk to get into the town but its a lovely walk,

there is guards around the entrance all night and day so it makes you feel very safe.

i would defentely go there again

Tour Operator: monarch

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
4 stars
Service
5 stars
Location
3 stars

2/5
2

Linda visited the Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas, Spain in March 2005
Our balcony overlooked the volleyball court/reception entrance and was very noisy. Cars, coaches and delivery lorries coming in and going out of the underground car park all times of the day and night.

Room definitely not soundproof! Could actually hear conversations from people above clearly and every single footstep, we couldn

Tour Operator: Thomas Cook
Review Rating

Cleanliness
2 stars
Entertainment
2 stars
Service
3 stars
Location
2 stars

4/5
4

stan had a holiday at Compostela Beach Apartments in March 2005
Stayed at compostela beach apartments which we booked independantly through peterman moral holidays. Roy and Mercedes who run the company are two of the most helpful people I have ever come across in all my years of foreign travel.

Nothing is too much trouble for them, from the moment they pick you up from the airport until the time you return home everything you may require is catered for(they even lent us a wheelchair free of charge for my father)the rooms are exellent, you can change towels daily if you wish, most rooms have pool/sea view.

We stayed in one of the villas on the complex 4bedrooms 3bathrooms sleeps 11 people comfortably would recommend this holiday to anyone we are returning in september \"can\"t wait\"

Tour Operator: independant traveller

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
2 stars
Service
5 stars
Location
5 stars

3/5
3

P Fox stayed at Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel, Playa de las Americas in February 2005
The Hotel was very nice but the location was poor. There was quite a lot of walking to get into the main town.

The entertainment was average, so we went out most nights. The room was large and tidy but apparently the Penthouse rooms are a must!

The hotel bar was expensive, so I am sure that lot\'s of holidaymakers went out at night. I would not suggest staying here all inclusive, as the food did not look too clever.
I would go back here for a short winter break but it would not be a preferred choice in the summer.

Tour Operator: Expedia

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
4 stars
Entertainment
3 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
2 stars

2/5
2

Denise stayed at Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas in January 2005
We booked a \"Penthouse\" appt to stay in, well quite obviously it was not a penthouse but a 2 bedroomed appt with a veranda above. When we arrived our appt was very dirty, I even had to clean the bath before I showered my son. We visited the restaurant across the pool area and found crumbs and a dirty tablecloth (nice!). After discussions with the Manager, we had our room cleaned immediately, although I had already cleaned a lot of it. The dust levels were appauling and having looked under the beds, it was quite obvious it had not been swept or mopped properly in weeks.

I would beware if you are looking for a clean, comfortable and decent 4 star accomodation, you will certain not get it if you stay at Compastella 3. The maids were ...
extremely lazy and to use the phrase \"a cats lick and a promise\" is an understatement.

Many other people we met were equally unhappy about the quality of their accomodation also, including the cleaning or lack of it!! Someone indeed saw the chef visit the gents and not bother to wash his hands afterwards-I think that says it all.

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Tour Operator: Dial a Flight
Review Rating

Cleanliness
1 stars
Entertainment
3 stars
Service
3 stars
Location
1 stars

4/5
4

Margaret Abbey visited the Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel in January 2005
Taxis are a bit of a nightmare. Dropping us off at the wrong hotel in the pouring rain. But eh I

Tour Operator: Thomsons

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
3 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
5 stars

4/5
4

Amanda Kay visited the Compostela Beach Apartments in December 2004
We visited Compostela Beach in December 2004 for a family holiday. We had a fabulous time. The apartment was very basic but comfortable and very clean. The cleaners came in 5 times a week to clean the apartment and left clean towels every time. Our only complaint was the fact that we had no kettle which confused us slightly as we thought a kettle would be basic self-catering equipment. We did have a toaster and a coffee machine though. We just boiled a saucepan of water for a cup of tea.

The reception area was good. We made one little complaint and it was seen to straight away.

The resort was being cleaned all day, every day. The pool was cleaned out daily before it was opened. The big pool was ...
very deep and didn\'t have a shallow end so it was not for little ones to use. There was a baby pool as well but that was really shallow. It could have done with one in between.

The Happy Days bar was fabulous. The food was excellent and the bar men were funny and made the kids laugh. We ate there every day in our first week because we knew the food was good. It was also quiet because we went just before christmas and it wasn\'t busy at all. There was no entertainment at night because of that. We appreciated that though as the children would have been disturbed if there had been loud music until the early hours. We were told it was loud in the summer months.

The resort was set in a fabulous location. Playa De Las Americas was in one direction and Los Christianos in the other. There were shops and bars/restaurants galore - lots of them English. They made you feel really welcome. The only thing which drove us mad were the sales people/ticket touters. In the end, we had to be plain rude just to get rid of them.

All in all, we had a brilliant time and didn\'t want to come home.

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Tour Operator: Ilkeston Co-Op

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
2 stars
Service
3 stars
Location
5 stars

4/5
4

kim hart visited the Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas in November 2004
We stayed at this hotel in November. When we got there I was a bit worried about how far it was to the shops and bars but it turned out to be a 10 minute walk past the golf course.

The rooms were cleaned daily and the room itself was massive we had a large double balcony with doors coming off the bedroom and the living room overlooking the golf course. The kitchen was compact but had everything you would need the bathroom had two doors also one from the bedroom and one from the living room.

The entertainment was great for small children (discos, parrot shows, comedy shows etc) my son loved it.

We ate at the hotel a couple of times the food was nice a good selection of food and drinks available they also had a bbq once a ...
week which I think was about 20 euros but that included your food and wine they had face painting to keep the children occupied.

The pool area was great we couldn

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Tour Operator: thomas cook

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
5 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
3 stars

3/5
3

smith &co visited the Compostela Beach Apartments in October 2004
We checked in to the hotel at about 1630,it was quicker and easier to pre-book a taxi via the travel agent not much extra cost either.By doing the latter the early morning flight transfer is much less stress!

Hotel staff were good on check-in despite being very busy.As we were two couples sharing a self catered appartment we requested an up-grade to give us an extra bedroom.This was offered at 25 Euros per night,well worth the cost as we were given a penthouse appartment with roof tce.

The appartment was well equipped and kept very clean. The maid service was good and discreet.

Did not try the food on the complex,tended to eat out or buy at the town supermarkets and eat in.

This was a quiet time of year but the weather was great every day.

The only real bad comment is about the ...
pool....the loose and chipped tiles realy are dangerous.We felt that this area needed some attention ASAP.

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Tour Operator: first choice

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
4 stars
Entertainment
1 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
3 stars

3/5
3

hyde visited the Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel, Playa de las Americas, Spain in October 2004
Just returned from this huge holiday centre, had a great time with wonderful weather. We walked into the town every night which took about 20 mins with 2 kids.

Hotel was too large, but be very careful of the swimming pools which have loose tiles and the surrounding walkway tiles are very slippery. 2 peaople fell while we were there, but if you are going to this hotel you won't be dissapointed although unsure if it merits a 4 star.

Tour Operator: lets go canaries

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
4 stars
Entertainment
1 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
2 stars

4/5
4

IAN MILLICHIP visited the Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas, Spain in October 2004
Very clean hotel with helpful staff can be a bit noisy late at night. The swimming pool is very cold and very slippery around the edges. The location is very good, but beware venture out of the complex between 10and 3 and expect to be harassed by time share people every 100 yards. The sports bar on the complex is very good with nice food.

Tour Operator: THOMAS COOK

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
2 stars
Service
5 stars
Location
5 stars

3/5
3

Apple Party visited the Compostela Beach Apartments, Playa de las Americas, Spain in September 2004
We have just arrived back from our Holiday. It was a pleasant stay and the weather was brilliant.

The food was a difficult one as we went Half Board. Most of the food when we first arrived was rather cold and to be honest we could not face it. Every week at the hotel we were given a Questionnaire to fill with regards to the Restaurant and I have to say it did improve slightly by the end of our stay.

The most disturbing aspect of the food was the pudding that I chose. It was a small square of cake with a cream filling. When I bought it back to the table in which we were dining my Friend said "What's that green stuff?" When I looked down to my disgust is was mould growing. I informed one the waiters and ...
he said "I don't think it is" He took the cake away, no apology....nothing. Then out of curiosity I had a look at all of the other pieces of cake that were on the same tray and 90% of them were mouldy too. I called a different Waiter and showed him the cakes. He then took them all away. NO APOLOGY AGAIN THOUGH!
Put it this way none of us had another one of those!

There was a good combination of different foods, Fish, Beef, Chicken, Chinese Food, Chips, Veg, Bread, Salad, Pate, Cheese, Soup etc. The Fresh Bread was really really nice, the small Baps were rather hard and difficult to chew. There was also a section for children which consisted of, Burgers (no onion), Spaghetti, Fish Fingers, Pizza, Onion Rings, Potato's etc.

Breakfast - There was BACON...although it is not what people from the UK would call Bacon. It was more like.....FAT really. If you can see the Bacon you have better eyes than any of us. The Sausage did not seem cooked although it was, but again on most occasions it was only just warm. The scrambled egg was really nice and that was hot. I had that most days with some toast. There were plenty of different Cereal's.

The Staff in the Restaurant are mostly very pleasant and there English is not bad at all.

They all multi skill and work all over the complex.

POOL- The pool was very nice but some of the tiles are very loose and others are missing. The side of the pool is very very slippy so if you take children be careful.
We did not seem to have a problem getting a bed as others have mentioned.


The Hotel was very clean. Our room was fairly clean but the floor was often not mopped thoroughly.

The Bathroom and Kitchen were really nice. We had a Bath and Shower. The Maid put clean Towels in every other day, including Toilet Roll, Mopping the floor (cloth rather Dirty though) The Maids were really really nice.

The Supermarket at the complex was very expensive, it is a lot cheaper to go into Las Americas and get food and bits from there. For a 4 litre bottle of water if cost 1 Euro 10 cents. BARGAIN!

TAXIS- Beware of Taxis.

To walk to Las Americas from the complex it will take you about 15-20 mins. The easiest was it to walk down the path that runs just behind the Golf Course, then when you get near to the end of it turn left, and then take the first turning on your right to take you to the fantastic blue sea.

Taxi Drivers will try and rip you off. We got charged from 1.93 Euros to 5.98 Euros for a Taxi going to or coming from the same place/Area.

When you get in a Taxi ask how much it will be before you agree to get in or if you just get in then ask for a receipt once the Taxi has stopped. That way they will not press a button their meter that increases the price to something ridiculous. They will actually charge you what is on the meter. You should not pay any more than 3 Euros in the day for a Taxi to Las Americas or back to the complex....and for late at night after 12 not more than 5 Euros.

The Taxi's are all the same company.

We did not really watch much of the Entertainment. We did stay to watch a Hypnotist, he was rather good.

Just in reception everyday they have people that come in to sell different products. There was a handbag stall, Jewellery Stall, Caricature Stall/Pictures. They were quite nice.

The staff were all very nice and some of them were quite funny as they like to try and speak the way that we do.

There is a little cafe type place at the complex also. The Pizza's there are fantastic, I recommend that you try them.

Reps were on the site, but we did not have much to do with them. We mentioned about the Taxi's but they were not bothered at all.

I would go to this complex again even though I had Mouldy food.

I liked Las Americas too, not many shops for me though...but hey we're all different.

If you go here enjoy it.....nothings perfect...JUST WATCH THOSE TAXI'S.

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Tour Operator: JMC

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
4 stars
Entertainment
2 stars
Food
3 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
4 stars

4/5
4

paul norris visited the Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel in September 2004
Arrived early morning, the reception staff were very helpful and speedy in the allocation of our room which was very clean and well equipped.

The kitchen consisted of a electric oven and hob large fridge freezer and all crockery including egg cups. As we stayed self catering we visited the hotel shop which can be expensive but ok for the essentials, your better taking the short 10 min walk down to the town or even a taxi but try to agree a price as no 2 taxis will never be the same price.

The town has a multitude of small and large supermarkets, gift and designer outlets among the hundreds of bars and clubs very nice during the day but you can't walk 10 meters at night without bar reps trying to entice you in to their bar with the ...
promise of the cheapest 2 for 1 offer in town Also not forgetting the lookie lookie men trying to sell fake designer watches and gold if you do take them on barter they start from

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Tour Operator: booked from internet

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
4 stars
Entertainment
3 stars
Service
4 stars
Location
3 stars

4/5
4

Mike Briggs had a holiday at Compostela Beach Apartments Hotel in September 2004
I booked my accomodation with a private owner of an apartment on the complex. I see most people have booked through a tour operator and have stayed in rooms that require payment for TV, irons etc etc. Our 1 bedroom apartment was fabulous with all home comforts provided. I am thinking of asking for commision off the owner as we showed 2 couples around the apartment whilst we were there, and they couldn\'t believe the standard or the price we paid! There are various private owner web sites but we found ours by just searching the hotel name on google. We booked ours direct with the owner www.compostela3.com there are all sorts of useful links on this site. I must have asked the owner loads of questiond via e-mail and we were given lots of good tips.

Hotel staff were very ...
nice. Entertainment team kept the kids happy but not really for the parents! A trip into Las Americas for that I think!

The path to the complex does require some attention and taxis would be advised at night. There were some ladies of the night at the bottom of the road so families would be better off in a taxi, but where in the world can you go and not stumble across the oldest trade in the world?

Hotel shop good for bread but everything else expensive. Netto outside Hotel Colon very cheap with a taxi rank outside, return trip costing about 3 Euro.

We like to visit Tenerife in the winter months and will hopefully return to this apartment again.

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Tour Operator: www.compostela3.com

Recommended: Yes
Review Rating

Cleanliness
5 stars
Entertainment
3 stars
Service
3 stars
Location
4 stars
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