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Apartments California
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8 reviews
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“California Great Value”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Had a week self catering from 16th April and although was a cheap break (less than £200) we were very pleasantly suprised at the standards at the California Apartments and would recommend them to anybody.
Studio (Room 208) was ideal for a couple, well equiped and very clean. Room serviced every day,except one, which wasn't a problem. Safe available for a small charge of 16 Euros and although there was no hint of any security problems felt it was a good option.
Staff were helpful and very pleasant. Bar food and prices excellent.
Pool area cleaned daily, with plenty of loungers, (1,50 Euro charge for cushion).
If you can't retain your room the departure facilites best we've seen - baggage room, and individual shower/changing rooms which were spotless and obvioulsy recently refurbished, with plenty of clean towels.
Good location, close to main centre and plenty of local bars and restaurants. Approx 25 Euros for a taxi to/from Airport..
Overall a very enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: Ask for pool view as sun over pool from around 10.00 to 19,00 each day
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Director of Sales at Apartments California, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear Martin, Thank you for your writing your interesting and certainly helpful review on your stay at the California. We are most happy to know that the standard of the property was up to your expectation and that you had an enjoyable holiday with us. We trust that this means that when deciding your next break in Tenerife, you will decide to stay with us again either at the California itself or any of our other Coral Hotels properties.
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

we stayed at this complex in april 2012 we have never used this hotel before but have been to tenerife 1 year earlier so we had a good idea of the area. we stay in room 7b and were quite surprised at the facilitys and how clean the room was as we didnt pay a fortune for our one weeks break (£230) altho this is not in the heart of las americas it took us about 10 mins to reach at a casual pace . there is a choice of beaches you can access from this hotel .as for supplies there are plenty to choose from with a hippo market just across the road selling most things but if you turn left out of the hotel and goto the bottom of the road and left again there is an iceland but its in euros remember this as quite a bit of price change to the pound . across the road from the hotel is probaly one ofr the best chinese restraunts we have been in and so helpful give it a try.also when eatting out there is plenty to choose from we fround the highland bar good value at £9.00 for a three couse meal sunday lunch try the corner bar again great value .in closing i like many people have read alot of plus and negative comments we as a family could not fault this hotel for the price compared to some we stayed in i hope this helps
best advice you only sleep in the room all said and done

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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, Director of Sales at Apartments California, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear Martin, Thank you for your writing your interesting and certainly helpful review on your stay at the California. We are most happy to know that the standard of the property was up to your expectation and that you had an enjoyable holiday with us. We trust that this means that when deciding your next break in Tenerife, you will decide to stay with us again either at the California itself or any of our other Coral Hotels properties.
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Killie
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Stayed at the California Appartments again at New Year, as usual, could not get any better value for the money. The manager, Nacho made sure our stay was excellent and valued our opinion. We found the staff extremely helpful and the cleanliness of the appartments is first class. The rooms are spotless and nothing is too much bother for the cleaners. Use these appartments at least twice a year and thoroughly recommend them.

Room Tip: Always try for a higher floor as it is less noisier
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We travelled as three girls in our early 20s for 5 days in April. We only paid £40 each for a 5 night stay so didn't have high expectations. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The apartment was very spacious and gad everything we needed. It was extremely clean and the cleaner came in everyday and gave us clean towels. The staff were very polite and helpful and the bar food was good and very cheap. The apartments were central, just a 5 minute walk to the strip and bars. The only downside was that our apartment was on the ground floor so we found that at night some cockroaches made their way on to our balcony. Our apartment came equipped with some cockroach killing spray and my friend was brave enough to go out and spray them. The cleaner got rid of the dead roaches in the morning. Other than that I would completely recommend these apartments and would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012
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3 Thank kjonesy88
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Coral-Hotels, Director Comercial at Apartments California, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Dear guest, We would like to thank for taking the time in writing your review about your stay at the California and are happy to know that the accommodation fulfilled your expectation and even surpassed it. As for the cockroaches, unfortunately and due to the climate and the property´s location near to the sea and being surrounded by gardens, it is impossible to eliminate them entirely, despite of the fact that we fumigate the interior and exterior of the building according to official regulations. Our cleaning staff is of course always at our guests´disposal in order to assist them in these issues. We hope when planning your next trip to Tenerife see you again either at California or any other of our Coral Hotels properties.
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Lanzarote, Spain
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Very good location - close to 3 beaches, shops, bus stops, 5 min walk to the restaurants and shopping area and the disco bar area. Dino supermarket is just on the other side of the street.
We stayed a week in a smaller 2 floor building, no view form our second floor balcony - ask for a higher floor (morning or evening sun) if you like spending time in a balcony.
Old buildings (and furniture), but nicely repainted and kept tidy and clean- good service: towel swap every day apart from Sunday.
Beds on a harder side, bath tab plus shower into the tab, no hair dryer (possible to rent for 10 EURO a week), no shampoos or lotions, just soap. Weak shower pressure.
Little kitchenette with a fridge, all the possible dishes, a kettle, a coffeemaker, a toaster, cooking plates. Not a sign of cockroaches!
We didn't hear the neighbours, or they seem to be of a quieter sort.
The reception bar seemed to be quiet too all the time we passed by at night, during a day a lot of guests were at the pool area - all sun beds occupied at all the times.
The receptionists are very helpful with directions, bus services, excursions, etc.
We are pleased in the whole :)

The place itself is nice for those who don't mind being in the middle of the tourist fellows all the time. Very nice white sand beaches! water temperature is bath-able (around 20C) in April!
Nice promenades to the nearest "villages". Just enough shopping for a non-maniac and all close a walking distance. Out of restaurants would recommend: Mason Castellano, (Casa del Mar with a view!), La Rana, La Taverna del Puerto :)
Siam park together with the Teide trip is a must! For the Teide trip I'd rather not take excursion: take a local bus at around 9 in the morning (1,5 hrs drive thru serpentine roads and lovely landscapes), get off at the cable car or a national park base and walk around "the desert" apart from getting up the vulcano itself, then take the same bus back at 16.

Room Tip: ask for a higher floor (morning or evening sun) if you like spending time in a balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

A freind and i spent around 5 nights in tenerfife - at these apartments.

It was cheap, clean, comfortable, and close enough walking distance to the main stretch of bars and clubs, as well as the beach.

Nothing special, but hey they are cheap apartments, that said, perfectly suitable, for bunch of young guys or girls, not for families, or reserved folk, as the youth do get loud at the pool etc......so for us it was fine, as we made enough noise of our own with loud music from our balcony.

personally i didnt like Tenerife, as im not a beach holiday person, and this was my first, and if i wanted a similar holiday here or anywhere i would choose a beach front/sea view hotel/apartments.

Tenerife is a favourite for many, i found the variety of bars and clubs quiet small in Playa de las americas - to wonder how everybody i know - goes EVERY YEAR!!!??

The siam and loro parks are good places to go to spend a couple of days for family outings etc.....guess tenerife not the best place if you dont drink alcohol like me :-)

hoep you enjoy and if you need cheap /clean adequate apartments - California is fine.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Coral-Hotels, Director Comercial at Apartments California, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Dear Momin, Just a few words to say that we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at California and that the property was up to what you expected. Perhaps you decide to visit us again, although Tenerife does not seem to be your favourite holiday destination. Should this be a case we would be pleased to welcome you again at California or at any other of our properties.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

I booked these apartments in December 2011 for a one week stay in March 2012 through Jet2 Holidays. 2 male/female couples on 2 separate bookings.

On arrival at the hotel we were 'greeted' by the receptionist who before I could even say 'Hola' launched into what sounded like a very well rehearsed speech about 'pipes broken' and we have moved you to our sister hotel 'Bonanza'. She said for us not to worry and they were going to pay for a taxi to transport us to our new hotel.

"Erm, no. Hang on. I've booked to stay here, not the Bonanza" I said. From there on her attitude was rude and unhelpful. “Well you can't the pipes are broken” was the reply. I asked how come we weren't informed of this prior to our arrival, she said that it had only happened that morning. Unfortunately for her my friend had already logged on to the internet to have a look at the 'Bonanza' on TripAdvisor and found a review on the California Apartments which detailed the exact same problem we were experiencing but some 11 days earlier.

The receptionist would not give me the telephone number for the Jet2 Holiday rep, refused to allow me to use the phone to contact our rep and said I couldn't speak to the manager. After I refused to leave the reception area the manager eventually appeared and was just as rude as his receptionist. At one point he asked me how old I was, although of what relevance this is I still don't know.

The Bonanza is about a 30 min walk from the California. The reason we booked to stay at the California was in order to be close to our parents/in-laws who were staying at the Cleopatra Palace. Our only saving grace was the Jet2 Holidays rep who spoke fluent Spanish and managed to move us to different accommodation which was closer to the Cleopatra (Compostella Beach).

Basically, it would seem the California are happy to overbook and then fob you of with a poor excuse before shipping you off to the Bonanza; which is no where near where you had initially booked to stay.

BE WARNED!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Coral-Hotels, Director Comercial at Apartments California, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Dear Olivier, We certainly can understand the frustration upon your arrival to the hotel. Indeed there was a quite a serious maintenance water supply problem at the California at that time which finally is being resolved in due time. We regret also that you disliked the attitude of our staff. Certainly we will take it into account in the future. Said that, please note that the Bonanza is a perfect alternative accommodation to the California, as its rating is of 3 star, whereas the California is only 2 key. Moreover, its location is also in Playa de las Américas at only 450 m from the Troya Beach. It´s a very popular property among our guests. As we understand from your comments, finally, our staff was able to arrange you an alternative accommodation at Compostela Beach, 3 star with excellent location right on the Las Vistas Beach and next to the the Cleopatra Hotel, where your relatives stayed. We would like would to apologize for this incident and hope that despite of this we will be able to welcome you again either at California or any of our other properties, in order to provide you a great holiday.
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Property: Apartments California
Address: Avenida Noelia Afonso 2, 38660 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Playa de las Americas
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Ranked #11 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Playa de las Americas
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Number of rooms: 94
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