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Ocean Ponderosa Hotel

32 of 41 hotels in Costa Adeje

3 out of 5 from 2 reviews
3 stars
C/ Venezuela, S/N, 38660 Adeje (Tenerife), Spain

2 Reviews

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  • Cleanliness
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Service
  • Location
12 years 3 months ago
I'm a Brit and my wife is spanish and both of us felt out of place here. According to the (friendly & helpful) barstaff, the Ponderosa is usually 95% German occupation, this year it's about 90%. Everything is in German,there were a few Spanish and Brit holidaymakers around, all looked a bit lost.
The hotel is fairly old, 1970's I'd say and looking a bit drab. Pools are OK and we had no problem getting a sun lounger. Cleanliness very good.
In general the food was OK, edible, but nothing more - a bit like Butlins food but more german. Coffee was horrible from the machines. Drinks in the AI were a strange affair, brands I'd never seen before, I'm sure they were of the variety "Ingredients: Water, alcohol, whiskey flavouring". Beer was low alcohol.
Entertainment, animation all in German, the monitors, who were employed by a German travel company, not the hotel, spoke a bit of English, and nothing much of Spanish, we were told there were activities for kids - ours is 4 years old, but we couldn't leave him with them as everything was in German.
In general I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone except a German.

Travel operator: Spanish Package

Laine Marie
12 years 6 months ago
hotel was cleanish and food ok. location was at the top of hill,so not good for poor mobility.
Al the entertainment was in german (mainly german guests) it was very loud by the pool during the day and we couldnt understand what the entertainment team were talking about there was no english translation. same in evening, entertainment all german.
Very noisy hotel all night I could hear revellers coming home then at 5 o clock the staff started arriving talking very loud. no air con in rooms so either noisy with window open or to hot.Would return to this resort (Excellent) but not this hotel.
Girls on reception had very good english and very helpful.

Travel operator: independant

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