Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur
About Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur
La Plantacion del Sur is a 5* resort in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. The name of the hotel, and both the interior and exterior design, demonstrate the resort’s dedication to educating visitors to the islands to Tenerife’s vast and rich colonial history. The classic, old-style charm, however, is just a small part of what draws travellers from all across the world to this exclusive and intimate hotel, situated close to both the lively and vibrant centre of Costa Adeje, and the quieter area of La Caletta just to the north. With just a short 20 minute transfer to Tenerife’s south airport, and approximately an hours’ drive from the north airport, La Plantacion del Sur is easily accessible.
With just 165 guest rooms and 3 additional luxury suites, La Plantacion del Sur is one of the smallest and most intimate of hotels in Costa Adeje, and indeed across the island. Many travellers choose this hotel especially for the cozy feel and personal service.
Although this hotel is one of the most opulent in Tenerife, it welcomes families with young children just as much as it does solo travellers and couples. The facilities at the resort cater equally to adults looking for a relaxing getaway, as well as those wanting to ensure their children have fun during the trip.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The 164 guest accommodations at La Plantacion del Sur all feature a private balcony or terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean - there are no rooms with less-than-perfect views! The 95 double rooms are ideal for couples and solo travellers, while families and large groups would find one of the 24 junior suites to be spacious and well appointed.These rooms include both bathtub and massage shower, flat screen TV, and mini bar.
The are 42 deluxe villas, 1 imperial villa, and 2 royal suites located onsite at La Plantacion del Sur. These accommodations all include canopy beds, adding a touch of colonial class, private garden or solarium, and outdoor Jacuzzi for really enjoying the great Tenerife weather in total luxury. All rooms are non-smoking, and some are specially adapted to cater to disabled guests.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
For adults, SPA Nammu is a haven of relaxation and luxury. This one of the only spas in Tenerife that offers treatments in keeping with Canarian history and nature, with the Canarian Circuit offering banana facemasks applied in replica volcanic settings, helping guests to feel connected to the origins of the beautiful islands. The sports centre is also well worth checking out. Yoga and pilates classes are held for those wishing to strengthen their core, while fit-ball and Nordic walking is available for those wanting to fit in some cardio. There are even a number of classes designed to get the kids moving.
For the little ones, the Mini-club is ideal. Welcoming children of all ages, qualified staff keep the kids busy all day long, with treasure hunts, games, and numerous activities and crafts. In the evenings, babysitting services are available which allow parents to spend some time at the onsite jazz club, complete with live music, unrivalled socialising opportunities, and a dance floor.
Food and Drink Options
There are two bars and three restaurants at La Plantacion del Sur. The classic buffet restaurant is perfect for an informal dinner, and is very popular for families as children have the choice of a wide number of foods, ranging from kids’ favourites right through to international cuisine. La Jaima is another informal dining option. Located overlooking one of the five swimming pools situated within the resort’s grounds, mouthwatering Mediterranean fare is served throughout the day. The hotel’s signature restaurant, The Canary Gourmet, is dedicated to introducing travellers to authentic Canarian dishes, using local produce from across the islands.
The Timple and The Library are two relaxed, down-to-earth bars that are perfect for enjoying a quiet drink in wonderful settings. For something a little more lively, the Jazz Club offers cocktails in a vibrant and energetic environment.
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- free parking
- business services
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- room service
- dry cleaning
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- concierge desk
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- banquet room
- multilingual staff
- airport transportation
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- free breakfast
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- reduced mobility rooms
- hot tub
- heated pool
- free shuttle or taxi services
- facilities for disabled guests
- kids activities
- poolside bar
- kids club
- adult pool
15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We have just returned from La Plantacion Del Sur and what a fantastic 10days.From the moment we arrived we were greeted with smiles and helpful staff. The champagne on arrival definitely helped my flying nerves settle. When we arrived at our room, it just took our breath away, so beautiful. In the morning we were greeted with the most amazing view across the ocean, mountains and nearby town.
Breakfast was an adventure on its own, everything you could ever imagine was available to have, (my husband loved the chocolate do-nuts and champagne)!
Evenings were tranquil with the low level sounds of the entertainment, no loud rap music here, superb!
During the day we really didn't want to leave the pool areas of which there is 5 choices of, but we ventured down to the local town, note; if you have trouble walking you will need bus or taxi as very steep sloping paths to the town and beach. The hotel is definitely set in the money side of the island. If you are after cheep deals the a 30min walk to the main town is where you will need to go.
The restaurants nearby were lovely. All the food we had was perfect.
All the staff at this hotel were top notch,(British hotels could use some tips from these)!
This hotel is great for all ages for the kids there is a kids club and the staff gave full attention to them at meal times which was great to see.
This is not the holiday for you if you want bingo and cheesy Abba or Elvis cabaret music, but a peaceful, tranquil, relaxing, beautiful and pampered get away.
5* all the way.
Mr & Mrs Thompson"
- Travel date: Sat 17th of September 2011
For a truly 5* experience this is it. Th...
"For a truly 5* experience this is it. The hotel is at the top of a hill away from noise and bustle. The architecture and furnishings are very elegant and the gardens are beautifully kept. Our room was huge with lovely big bathroom with separate shower room, lavatory and bath.
Service from all staff is friendly and attentive. Buffet breakfast is superb with generous and interesting choices. Evening buffet likewise or you can try a couple of restaurants within the hotel or visit other restaurants nearby.
A full programme of activities is provided daily during the week including Pilates classes water aerobics etc., guided walks, scuba diving, childrens club, live music every night.
Two of the 6 swimming pools are set aside for small children. There were quite a few families with babies or toddlers and they seemed to be having a great time. Us oldies were also very well cared for.
If you're looking to sit by the pool, eat good food and enjoy being waited on then this is a great hotel to do it in."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of February 2008
I just came back from the Vincci la Plac...
"I just came back from the Vincci la Plactacion. It's a new 5* we read about and after researching different agents we found one which was around Â£300 cheaper than everyone else! When we got there the hotel was gorgeous!
The room was beautiful and the service and food was fantastic. We normally stay at the Sheraton la Caleta in Tenerife which we also love, but this made a new change and we will definitely go back.
We will be recommending both hotel and agent to everyone we know!"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of January 2007
relax and calm in a luxury atmosphere
"My wife and I have just returned from 10 days at the Vincci la PlantaciÃ³n. The hotel is magnificent, plenty of space, and best for us (in our late 40), plenty of silence. We have never experienced such incredible calm and relaxing service before in a near beach and pools hotel. There were very few children or adolescents, so the atmosphere in the common areas is very relaxing. Except the weekends, were it seems the hotel offers discount packages for the tenerife residents, there are no problems finding a sun bed in the pool or a table in the pool restaurant or the dinner buffet. The personnel are very professional and very affectionate, always with a smile in her face. Listening to their commentaries, one perceives that the co-workers climate, including the directives, make them feel happy, so this is transfered to the clients, improving the service quality. The service in the restaurants and bars is fast, except the dinner buffet grill, where some days (Saturday nights), due to the necessary slowness in preparing some shellfish, we were queuing for more than 15 min. The menus are not repetitive and, in our opinion, excellentment chosen. During the dinner, there are some musical groups (one for each night) livening up the evening.
Some other commentaries state that this hotel is in a hill, and it has nothing (restaurants, shopping centres, and inclusive the beach) near. The hill is very pronunciate and the Tenerife sun at some hours is very hot, so it could be an extenuating experience trying to walk it. The hotel has a free mini bus that brings you to the beach and near shopping centres (a 5 min excursion. but as we took it only 1 time, we are not sure its schedules). Better, more freedom, you can take a taxi (aprox 3 euros for trip), with no problems to find a free taxi in the hours we took them (9.00 am- 6.00 pm). Maybe at night could be more problematic, we don't know. But being in the hill has extraordinaire sea and town views, the hotel was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from it. The beach and shopping centres were so hot and busy there, we couldn't wait to get back to the peace and tranquillity of the hotel.
The pools are lovely; not very big any of them, but with no problem to find a relaxing place in any of them at any time. People enters and leaves the pools for no more than 15 min, many for no more than few minutes, there is no one playing with balls, splashing, etc. It's relaxing and delicious. Only during 30 min one of the pools is reserved for the aerobic class, but if you don't want to participate in it, you have the other pools to be in. In the adultâs pools, the temperature in the water is 24-25 Celsius degrees, and its depths are constant from 1.25 to 1.40 m., except one that has depths from 0.5 meters to 1.4 m. The pool attendants were wonderful, laying out as many towels as you need, and helping you if you have any problem with the parasol (as all the things, it has its own trick). There are 6 sun beds (yes, king size beds with cushions and mattress). We really recommend being in one of them.
The Spa they recommend is not as impressive as their web page states. The multifunction pool is outdoors (no problems with the always spring climate of the island), the water temperature is very warm (delicious), but, here comes our buts, its not for aquaphobics: its depth is more than the between navel- breast for a 1.78 m tall person and there are no one handless to grasp to feel one secure in the splashing pool.
Finally, the room is super, plenty of space (terrace, living space, king size bed, dressing room, bathroom; the front door is as far of the living or resting room, that is almost impossible to hear the voices or footsteps of the other people in the corridors). There is sea and pools views, and a very efficient room service (changing towels and bathrobes, replacing shampoos, shaving machines, etc, every day; inclusive every night they place a card with the next day meteor prevision). In resume, excellent.
Overall we would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in on holiday and I am extremely fussy! Recommended for couples who want to mix luxury with relax and calm."
- Travel date: Sun 24th of September 2006
A beautiful hotel , but........
"We have just returned from La Plantacion del Sur in Costa Adeje.
Travelling as a family of 4 , with 2 teenage girls 14 and 18.
We had decided on the 5* Grand Luxe hotel in Costa Adeje booked as a probable last family holiday before the eldest goes to Uni in September.
Beautiful hotel, absolutely 5* in its decoration and ambience.. We were upgraded to two luxury suites on arrival with views over the Del Duque beach and the hotel pools , beautiful , looked like the best rooms in the hotel - fabulous.
Surprisingly the hotel was very quiet and only half full, we were told that it had officially opened in March of this year and it became apparent that there were still a few things that need to be sorted out.
We do like to dress for dinner and enjoy the whole dining experience each evening , especially on holiday... I had booked half board as we were expecting 5 star food /service......... unfortunately we felt overdressed for our first nights dinner and were dissapointed with the food and the restaurant service. We found that there were hardly any english /germans at the hotel , mainly French and Spanish , with what seemed like an influx of Spanish families with small children especially over the weekend periods.. It seemed that the dress code in the hotels information was ignored and shorts, flip flops and even jeans were worn to dinner. My daughters had bought their dressier stuff with them and we found that in our dining experience was not 5 star. There was no apparent Maitre D and the service was not good. Some Tables were in a beautiful terrace area outdoors, some indoors in the self service restaurant which was open from 7 til 11pm... most tables laid for 2 , but could easily be put together to provide tables for 4 . But , Guests including ourselves had to resort to moving tables together , themselves , as we were left standing there for ages ... not 5 star service and dishes remained on the tables between courses ..not 5 star. The food was plentiful , but sometimes had been standing for hours .There was a grill where 1 chef would cook steaks/ fish /pasta to order, but guests had to queue for up to 10 mins sometimes , not 5 star... my husband said it was like school dinners...
There was a separate a la carte restaurant(empty) , but we had paid for our half board and were reluctant to pay extra for the service we had expected .
The breakfast buffet was plentiful , but service was not good and we were often still awaiting our coffee/ tea at the end of our
Reception and maids service was certainly 5 star , but the food/ dining experience was poor.
Entertainment was also poor, and nothing really to entertain our teenagers ie sports etc , they did use the gym , and the pools were nice , but very quiet , no one else around their ages. Would be super for a quiet , relaxed, holiday for two, if you are prefer to
eat out and travel via taxi to Del Duque Beach area is approx 5 euros each way, approx 5 mins , but down hill . We ate out a couple of nights and found that it was much nicer and cheaper than in the hotel especially for cocktails / coffees etc..
Our room overlooked the Bahia Del Duque which was spectacular and seemed to have very professional entertainments and would be our choice for a family holiday in future, access direct to their own beach and very secure with access only for guests. We went to their restaurant most days for lunch which was excellent and reasonably priced.
Rather dissapointed having paid 5 star prices . We had been looking forward to a 5 star hotel, in the Canaries, facilities to suit all of us, in a quieter more sophisticated area . (Costa Adeje) Del Duque Plaza and Del Duque Beach is certainly that, if rather quiet .
Would give it a low 4 Star rating myself - based solely on the restaurant / service - needs some improvement.
Sorry - La Plantacion , my comments to friends have been , gorgeous hotel and rooms, but food and service in restaurant were hopeless."
- Travel date: Fri 18th of August 2006
Amazing , GO now!
"This hotel is the most luxurious hotel I have ever stayed in. Upon arrival two men gathered our cases and took us into reception. At reception we were greetd with champagne and fruit juice was offered too. The receptionist had a problem finding our booking so called the manager. The manager apollogised for any inconvienence and upgraded us to junior suite! We only had to wait 5 minutes for the manager so this was a very nice form of apology. The junior suite was amazing with grat views. There were two LCD tv's. The rest of the holiday was fantastic. The food was great; there are a massive choice of toiletries with spa shower and bath. A free spa entry was also given. i would reccomend anyone to go here as it is true luxury."
- Travel date: Tue 1st of August 2006
"We liked to garden and pool area but even the heated pool was to cold to swim in may.
The service and the staf were very nice but where not listning to our complain about noise.
If you book a nice hotel like this you dont want to know what is happening in the room next door(You could here people snoring or having sex)
We complainet many times but the only thing they told that the knew about this problem.
In the weekend they opended the nightclub/disco,it sounded like the band was paying next to our bed(after 1 oclock in the morning)
The area is also borring so you need a taxi to get somewere(beach,shopping)
We stayed in a junior suite witch was nice but basic for this level of hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 30th of July 2006
"This brand-new 5* GL is worth the money: great relation price-quality.
Been for a week with my partner in a double superior room with sea views and really enjoyed our stay (we asked for an upper floor room, but were given a ground fllor one, overlooking the beakfast an dining patio, but away from the noisy areas of the pool) Great modern and elegant common areas. Big sunny rooms with huge bathroom (really impressive) and terrace. Friendly and available service (reception, waiters, cleaners, pool side personal and spa). Great breakfast buffet with a big choice of cold and hot meals. An a wonderful pool area well stocked with sun beds and garden, with a great situation as you got sun from the very morning to the sun setting. The Mondariz Spa at the hotel is worth the visit, apart from the free thalasso circuit at the outsider jet pool, there are two other circuits available. We took a private Canary Circuit of 1 hour and Â½ for 40 â¬ each person (private for rooms OR groups of over 7 people) and it was a great experience.
But the hotel have got other âblackâ points as well. The situation on a step hill provides with nice views overlooking the Playa del Duque and Playa FaÃ±abe areas, but takes a short (but step) walk to get to the beach and seafront walk and shopping areas. The hotel provides with a shuttle service to get to the beach, but had not tried it as I do not like the beaches around the area (Tenerife is not know for quality beaches, anyway). The dinner buffet (chose bead and breakfast accommodation) was a good choice of cold and hot dishes but a bit expensive (42 euro/person), and the Jaima Restaurant by the pool area was a bit expensive too and with a short menu to choose.
Around the area is worth the LA VIEJA restaurant in La Caleta, a 1 km walk from the hotel, for good fresh fish and seafood. In the seafront walk, there is a couple of restaurants La Terraza(worldwide cuisine) and La Casa del Lago, which belong to the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, and an Italian restaurant close by, belongong to the Dreamplace Gran Tacande Hotel, with nice pizza and pasta. We took our last dinner at El Duque in the Bahia del Duque Hotel, and even tough itÂ´s not cheap, we had a great dinner: well prepared and served courses in a really distinguished placed ( the hotel is worth the visit)."
- Travel date: Tue 4th of July 2006
The hotel with the "WOW" factor
"My hubby and myself stayed at this hotel to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we were treated like royalty.
We had a junior suite which was out of this world and the view from our balcony was one to die for.
In our room on our arrival was a bottle of champagne, two bottles of wine and some fruit. We had booked an ordinary double room but were given a free upgrade.
We cannot really say anything bad about this hotel. The staff were all polite and friendly and the service was excellent. We were on bed and breakfast and although I am a vegetarian there was never a problem with my meals - loved the champagne at breakfast every morning - suddenly acquired a liking for bucks fizz!!! We feel that this hotel is a superior five star.
The hotel is very new and is within walking distance of other hotels. The hotel sits on top of a hill but close to all the amenities of Costa Adeje. There is a bus service that runs on the main road close to the hotel. We went to various parts of Tenerife during our stay and found the taxi prices to be very reasonable.
If you want a holiday to die for, I suggest you holiday at this hotel."
- Travel date: Wed 14th of June 2006
great new hotel
"Just back from a week of pretty much luxury, great new property finished to v. high standards. Upgraded to junior suite which was as good as any hotel room we have stayed in , including 5 times the price Madinat Jumeirah. Made all the better by some of the most friendly and personable staff, pool food ordinary though for all that. Fab shower and Hermes bathrooms goodies were beautiful, not the best position up the hill from the beach and just a bit remote but far enough away from Playa da las Americas thank goodness.
For restaurants Limoncello in Old Adeje is a must with the fresh homemade pasta wonderful, Los Toritos is a great meat restaurant just 10 minutes walk down the hill, try the suckling pig, wow! La Vieja was another recommendation from the delightful ladies on reception and my induction into Canarian parrot fish. Stay well well clear of La Hacienda, one of the restaurant attached to Grand Hotel Bahia Del Duque, the worst service ever and when I complained they actually called the police!! I agree that the serice at the hotel is not up to some of the greats like Madinat, Raffles or Four Seasons but for the price simply fantastic and super to see so many locals employed, well done Vincci."
- Travel date: Sat 10th of June 2006
Beautiful new hotel
"The hotel is immaculate.
On arrival we received an immediate welcome drink of sparkling wine. The porter having taken us to our room expected a tip, and proceeded to cough until he got one!
The room had a view of the pools and garden and beyond that the sea. Some rooms have balconies facing the road, but still have sea view.
The bathroom and particularly the shower were very impressive. LCD TV in the room. Towels were replaced twice a day.
We stayed for 3 nights, Wednesday to Saturday, and still received a complimentary ticket for a spa treatment.
The buffet style breakfast had a lot of choice, and a chef preparing eggs, omletes, and fresh fruit juice. Choice of alfresco dinning with views of the sea was enjoyed. Good standard overall but not the best I have seen for a five star hotel.
The only criticism is the location of the hotel, which is 10-15 mins walk down a steep hill to the sea. The promenade goes south towards playa de las Americas and north towards the more picturesque La Caleta. Here there were several fish restaurants by the sea, with very reasonable prices, fantastic food. and plenty of locals eating.
Staff apart from one porter (see above), were extremely helpful and friendly. I think they could do with a pool attendant, to assist with umbrellas, etc. and the loungers by the pool were a touch uncomfortable and need matresses.
Overall first rate hotel. Ideal for a short break."
- Travel date: Sun 21st of May 2006
"The place - the hotel is situated up the hill from the resort and you are welcomed to a beautiful entrance. when we arrived we were treated to some nice cava and canapes whilst our luggage was removed to our room. The hotel is situated on several different levels and is gorgeous. There are a number of pools offering heated water, salt and a spa pool(complementary ticket included)
The staff - Absolutely brilliant. Albeit they were not busy, they were endearing and made EVERY effort to ensure we were relaxed. Especially Daniel, the Romenian who was just a nice guy. That doesnt detract from the others who did their bit too.
The food- buffet style meals, loads of variety and choice. We like seafood and were not disappointed. Smoked salmon, tuna, king prawns every night and if it wasnt there they went and made it especially. The only point was the lunch menu which was slightly limited. This was felt by others too some of whom went down town. Having said that, the quality was very good. Breakfasts for us were started with a wee glass of cava - well we were on hols. Loads of fresh fruit etc
The room was superb. As you enter the hallway, wardrobes to right and bathroom to left. The bathroom is spacious with a twin bath and seperate shower room and wc with bidet. The shower is worth a mention as it has a overhead rose, 2 jets and a seperate shower head. the water it pumped out could not go down the drain fast enough! Some localised flooding on the tiled floor! His and hers sink and plentlyof fresh towels daily. Our room was cleaned by Angela and she did a superb job. No need for hairdryer, towels bathrobes.
We got engaged on the way out and on learning this, the staff left a bottle of champers and some fruits dipped in chocolate in the room. This was very nice and much appreciated.
The entertainment - jazz room closed cos it was so quiet. They did have live entertainment some of the nights - guitar, sax/clarinet, harp, very good standard but could have ben every night.
This was a totally relaxing holiday spent in a gorgeous hotel ithlovely staff. I would recommend it and will return."
- Travel date: Thu 18th of May 2006