20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Good Value for Money
"Just returned from a weeks stay which was my second visit to these apartments. All of the staff are so very friendly and a credit to the Hovima group of hotels. Check in was smooth and easy and they let us in our room early as it was ready. There was a problem with the ceiling fan not working well and the maintenance man came straight away and fixed it. The studio room we had was large enough for the two of us and the beds were very comfortable. Unfortunately there is no air conditioning and even though there was a ceiling fan it was stifling at night. There are two electric rings, a toaster and an electric kettle. No microwave or oven. Able to see british tv channels. Bathroom a bit dated and in need of a refurb as cracked tiles and toilet cistern chipped but spotlessly clean. There is a hairdryer and shower gel/soap as well. Safe is 18 euro's a week with a 10 euro deposit. Pool has a lovely life guard, beds are free but if you would like a mattress they are 1.50 euros per day to hire. Never a mad rush to reserve a sunbed so no need to get up at crack of dawn. Pool area gets the sun all day. Pool is clean an nicely heated. Great position, seconds from the promenade and many restaurants and just down the hill from the San Eugenio shopping center with it's large Mercadona and also the bus stop if you like to travel the island by bus. Only bad thing I can say although it didn't bother us as we didn't spend much time in the room was the high white wall which was the back of the restaurants that was our view. They have done their best to try and disguise it by planting cypress trees but it's not the best outlook in the world. This happened the last time I went and did ask when I booked that they didn't put us there again but I think they had no choice as we booked a 'promotional room' which are what these are so would advise you pay a little bit more and avoid the promotional rooms when booking. They were doing a good offer on breakfast there. For 36 Euros for 7 days you could have a buffet breakfast. We didn't do it but it looked lovely. Cooked food, bread, cheese, meat and cereals, cakes and pastries, tea & coffee and juice - good value. It cost us 23 euro's each way by taxi to the airport, 15 minutes drive. Summing it up: Lovely staff, clean rooms if a bit dated, lovely pool, great position, would definitely stay here again. I haven't meant to sound negative as I really like it here but have tried to give an honest review."
- Travel date: 31st July 2012
We'll be back!
"Stayed at the Panorama end of June 10. What a lovely place. Staff are lovely rooms are basic but spotlessly clean. Pool is warm and clean and no probs with beds. If I have one complaint it is that the rooms desperately need aircon then this hotel would be perfect. Lots of good places to eat and drink close by. Don't be put off about the hill it's not that bad. Great little restaurant at the bottom of the hill full English for 2 euro.For a nice meal in friendly surroundings try Rossini's top of the hill cross the road and turn right. A euro or 2 more expensive but well worth it you only get what you pay for. Staff there are great and food was fab too. Dined in lots of the eateries but this was by far the best. Lookey ,lookey guys by the beach do get on your nerves but do what we do ignore. One word of warning though beware of the guys offering scratch cards everyones a winner. To claim your prize you are taken to view a newly built hotel we played along at first but when we realised it could take up a whole day we made our excuses. Loved the place so much going back with the family next week can't wait!"
- Travel date: 3rd October 2010
"iv just come back from two weeks in tenerife . spayed at the panorama appartments . from 28th aug 09 to 14th sep . appartments are very clean and spacious. mades came in nearly everyday. except 2 . the swiming pool is nice and warm as well. i went with my boyfriend and my sister and her friend . the panorama is very close to everything , eg beach , marina , shops , restraunts . i would recromend ricky resturant just up from the panorama. great food , i would also recromend scotch corner . you get a great meal there . very friendly . i would recromend shopping at the big supermarket under the shopping centre at the top of the hill , very cheep . we went on lots of day trips . would deffo recromend siam park its a big water park , but a great day out . also i would recromend sound of the musicals , free drink all night . see ur rep. if ur going to beook any days out there is a wee excursion shop just up from panorama its very cheep ther to book days out , highly recromended . we had a great holiday , hope u do to "
- Travel date: 18th September 2009
"just returned yesterday from 2 week stay over new year. Absolutely loved the place. Family of 2 adults and 2 young children (5 and 3). Perfect location, everything you want nearby in every direction. Great supermarket few hundred yards away in commercial centre. We booked independently, self-catering in a private apartment which is worth it if you can as save money. flew with monarch who we always find good. Apartment ground floor and at end so very private and not overlooked. Had peak at few others as walked around and seem ok but basic and nothing like furnishings and as well-equipped as ours. looking at other reviews also seems worth avoiding the apartments facing wall (30's i think). Complex superb for anyone other than youngsters looking for wild time - very quiet and relaxing, no noise, cannot reserve sunbeds (unlocked at 9 am every morning). Clean and friendly, spoke to many people who have been coming back for years (some over 25 years!!. Everything walking distance except some of the day trips. Great restaurant and drinking options whether you want cheap and cheerful or something upmarket. great value and reasonable food just outside complex at bottom of hill, really cheap even at 1 euro to 1 pound and had lovely meal at golden hands outside complex. loads of nice reasonable restaurants at night with family entertainment and had incredible meal at verde opposite commercial centre. Slow boat chinese excellent above peurto colon. Beaches have volcanic sand so darker but very clean, del duque beach yellow sand and best around We have travelled fair amount, sometimes to some exotic places and stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels but as a family holiday this is best we have had for all of us. Maybe fact were away for new year while cold and damp at home, don't know but can highly recommend and will be back."
- Travel date: 11th January 2009
we stayed in this hotel for 2 wks its in...
"we stayed in this hotel for 2 wks its in the centre of everything, we were self catering and found the supermarket under the shopping centre at the top of the hill loads cheaper than the so called netto. we had a day trip to monkey park which is fantastic its not realy advertised but well worth a visit and its only 10euros to get in. the hotel was lovely, its clean and friendly the apartment we had was big and we had a sea view, the restaurant on the corner near the hotel is fantastic the food and drinks well worth the money and friendly staff. must advise any 1 not to go to the takeaway at the top of the hill called KFC its a bloody rip off and very un friendly."
- Travel date: 28th September 2008
Five of us stayed here from 8th to 22nd ...
"Five of us stayed here from 8th to 22nd of August.Jimmy,Craig and me had a a one bedroom apartment and Claire and Dean had a studio.Both rooms were well equipped with almost everything we needed.There wasnt a kettle in the room but i had my own with me.Could have done with another wardrobe or small cupboard for clothes as there wasnt much storage space but apart from that we found them to be very nice and spacious.The ceiling fan abaove the bed was a necessity because the temperature at night was still very high.Small bathroom,small kitchen area but rings heated up quickly(for our boiled eggs in the morning) Food from the snack bar was served quickly and were reasonably priced.Drinks for the pool were served in plastic tumblers obviously to cut down the risk of breakages and injury from cuts. The pool area wasnt huge but was big enough.Never had to be up really early for sunbeds.They were tied up at night and opened between quarter to 9 and 9 oclock in the morning.We still managed to get five beds at 10 oclock, no problem.The pool itself is average size and very clean.mattresses and parasols were extra at 1 and a half euros each but we just bought lilos for 2.95 euros and used them on the sunbeds for the two weeks.Bargain!!No lilos ,balls or toys of any sort allowed in the pool.The lifeguards are very strict but they finish at 5 oclock so we took our bats and balls in the pool after 5.Table tennis at the side of the wee pool is free but you have to leave a deposit of 10 euros.Air hockey,computers and pool table are inside the games room which was nice and cool. Security are quite strict when you come home in the early hours of the morning.We didnt think we were being loud but security always appeared from nowhere wagging his finger and telling us to "shhhhhh" Panorama is in a great location for the shops,restaurants and nightlife.Go out the apartments and turn right,and down the hill and this takes you to the harbour and promenade(which goes on forever)Theres a restaurant at the bottom of the hill called Le Gran Paella Vallenciana which is great value,the portions are massive and its a busy place.They also do a takeaway service that includes nearly everything on the sit down menu.Upstairs from this is a really good chinese takeaway aswell. Or if you come out the apartments and turn left,this takes you to the shops,restaurants and bars.St Eugenes is avery busy restaurant with plenty of entertainment.Compere Mike Carlton will take the mickey out of you when you walk in or if you walk past him to go to the loo or whatever reason.He is very funny.Also lots of tribute acts on in here,Amy Winehouse,Rod Stewart,Billy Idol,Blues Brothers and lots more. Further up the street is Oreillys Irish Bar where we ended up every night.Live band called Kick played every night from 12.30 till 4 a.mThey were excellent and can play almost anything you ask them to.They have great fun with each other and with the audience.Well worth more than one visit.If you go before 12 oclock drinks are BOGOF and are really pleasant to drink.After 12 they are average price but are really,really strong. "
- Travel date: 3rd September 2008
Well i have just come back from a fab we...
"Well i have just come back from a fab week in the Panorama Aparthotel, it was excellent. Very Clean, Staff very friendly and the rooms were lovely. It was me & my friend that went and we are young but didnt feel out of place as it is a place that caters for all ages. We really didn't want to come home. Met a nice family from leeds. The weather was excellent, didn't get a bad day, which always make a holiday perfect. Would definatley reccomend to friends and family, and i'd go back myself. Panorama Aparthotel is a nice size with a decent size pool, nice food served at the pool bar for a snack in the day, alittle bit of entertainment by the pool at nights, not that we seen it as we went to Las Americas... God don't the PR's do your head in!!! It is a very short walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. Il look forward to booking my next holiday there for 2010 with all my friends!!! "
- Travel date: 30th July 2008
Have booked with travelrepulic numerous ...
"Have booked with travelrepulic numerous times and every time there has been no problems,I love the ease of it all to be able to book when and where you fly from, to the location and accomodation.You can book everything you need with travelrepublic. The Panorama was clean and easily accesable the staff were really helpfull and friendly The food was really good and we received a free xmas dinner buffet,they also have barbaque nights with music and dancing. The location was good with the sea in front of you (although the hotel was situated above the port) and you could walk Right onto Adeje and Fannabe or Left into Las Americas along the sea front also if you walked up the road behind the hotel you were straight into the shopping centre etc. We are rather biased towards Tenerife we have always stayed around this area there is everything you need, if you want be quiet you can or if you want plenty of life in your holiday you can have that too."
- Travel date: 30th May 2008
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 10 ni...
"My boyfriend and I stayed here for 10 nightâs half board. Upon arrival, first thoughts probably werenât all that good. With the hotel being pretty much directly opposite the 4 star Jardin Tropical hotel (or something) we werenât expecting anything special. As soon as we checked in we had to give a 60 euro deposit (returnable on check out) for the room, and we also decided to have the safety deposit box which was an extra 37 Euros (10 euro deposit). So thatâs 97 Euros before weâve even stepped foot in the apartment. However, after a couple of days I grew to like the hotel. The apartment that we stayed in was quite large and had a kitchenette with a fridge. Other than not having any air con and having the smallest bath the apartment was spot on and very clean. The safety deposit box is quite big, fitted our wallets, phones, video/cameras, hand held game consoles, money, passports etc and still had room. The staff seemed friendly, though they werenât the talkative type, just seemed keen to get on with their job with no extra frills. Poolside is clean and there are plenty of sun beds, though like with most places, you need to get there early to get a good spot. Sun bed mats and umbrellas are 1.50 Euros each. The food at the hotel was pretty limited, but nice. If you want burger and chips every night, then you wonât find it here. They tried to vary the food from one night to the next. Watch the salads though as they tend to attract the flies. They do English breakfast; however youâll probably notice it doesnât taste the same as Wallâs sausages and Danepak bacon. The location of the hotel I thought was really good. Youâre within walking distance of Playa de Las Americas, down the hill and along the promenade. In the opposite direction thereâs Puerto Colon, which is a quieter town compared to Playa de Las Americas. Passed Puerto Colon thereâs a couple of other little sea front towns, which again are still quite quiet. Thereâs restaurants and bars, more suitable for families and couples, rather than a heavy night out. If you go up the hill then youâve got your food shops and souvenir shops. If you go self catering then thereâs a big supermarket under the shopping centre on the right hand side, itâs a lot cheaper than the other shops. Jungle Park â 21 Euros per adult at the park gates. You can get money off vouchers for this park at the airport. Think itâs only 3 Euros per couple, but itâs something. Thereâs a free bus, make sure you get to the bus stop early to guarantee a seat. The park itself is quite good, couldnât seem to find the best way round, so we ended up going back on ourselves to get to different areas. The eagle show was quite good, though seemed more like a big bird show and the eagles didnât really want to play ball the day we went, but was OK overall. The Parrot show was more like a small bird show. Weâve seen better, but it was good to watch while we ate our lunch. Thereâs an obstacle course, which was interesting (probably best not to wear flip flops for this). Thereâs also the toboggans, they cost 3.50 per person but are pretty fun. Have a go on them if you can. Aqualand â 23.50 Euros per adult at the park gates. The park is within walking distance, up the hill, over the roundabout, carry on up the hill and cross the dusty bit of land. There is a free bus though youâd probably end up walking the same amount of distance. Lockers are 6 Euros (2 euro deposit). Donât be fooled by buying a ring, these are 11 Euros each but there are a couple supplied for the rides but are very limited. The dolphin show is 3-4, so this is the time to go on the rides that require the ring. The floor does get quite hot, so take a cheap pair of flip flops or something; you can leave them at the beginning of the ride. Again you can get money off vouchers for the park at the airport, think its 3 Euros per person, canât exactly remember. We didnât get a chance to go to Loro Parque, but it looks quite good. Think itâs one of the more expensive parks to go to, but it looks worthwhile. All in all we both enjoyed ourselves. The hotel was pleasant and the location was ideal. If we were to visit Costa Adeje again then weâd probably return to this hotel. Itâs a fairly cheap hotel and I think it suits being a 3 star. It may be a bit out dated, but itâs got the necessities. After all, if you want luxury then youâll have to pay for it."
- Travel date: 24th September 2007
Greet holidays in Panorama!
"It was one week of good vacations with my wife and son. The food was magnificent and all the staff was very likeable and friendly. And for who wants calm vacations, with much sun, and a swimming pool (or the beach) to all time, the Aparthotel Panorama is the ideal. And is not very expensive for these its good conditions."
- Travel date: 12th August 2007
Great location, spacious studio room
"Panorama Aparthotel Costa Adeje Tenerife. Great Location We have just returned from the Panorama Aparthotel, Tenerife. The tansfer coach dropped us off on the road outside of the hotel grounds, as the gates were closed & there was only a small car parking area anyway, inside the hotel grounds. There were a lot of Germans at the Panorama, there were not many English there when we were there. The Reception- We booked in & had to pay 60 euro on arrival as a deposit against damages. The 60 euro was returned to you at the end of your stay. The safe to hire was 28 euro you got 10 euro of that back when you handed in your safe key. The Studio Room- We were pleasantly suprised at the size of the studio room. There were 2 single beds, with a bedside cabinet to share in between them. An L shaped seating area, plenty of room for 2 people.The room was well equipped for anyone self catering with a hob with 2 rings, plenty of plates, cutlery etc & a fridge. There was no air con only a ceiling fan, which we had switched on for most of the time. There is a safety catch on the patio door leading to the balcony, enabling you to leave the patio door slightly ajar but secure.The balcony was a good size with a table & 2 chairs. There was an airer on the balcony which you had to pull out it had about 6 lines on it enough space for towels, swimwear. We were in room 139 which overlooked the pool & with a view of Mount Teide. The Food- We stayed half board but were not impressed with the food, not very appetising.There were only 4 baymarie's of hot food. At breakfast there were side plates in which you put your breakfast on. Nearly all the week we were there the bacon was burnt & the fried eggs were cold. There were boiled eggs which had already been cooked but there was a pan on the heat to warm the eggs up. There were cereals & yoghurts. At dinner there were salads, hot food, desserts & ice-cream. The desserts were o.k. There is a barbeque night once a week. We ate out for a lot of the time. For 2 meals & drinks it was only about 9 euro. The Enertainment- There was a man playing an organ & one night there was a man singing. There was not much in entertainment but we went out every night so it didn't matter to us. The Staff- The staff were very pleasant they got to know who you were & handed you your key as you walked into reception. Each time you left the hotel you were expected to leave the key on your way out. There was a secure drop in box on the reception counter that you would drop your room key into. Security- The security man was on site as we entered the hotel. As it was the key had jammed in one of our suitcases & we could not open it. I asked him if he could help us get the case open. He tried for a while to open it with the key but it wouldn't open. Then he promptly appeared with some boltcroppers asked if he could use them & chopped the padlock off the case, now that's service! The Maids- The maids came every day apart from Thursday & Sunday. If you wanted a change of towels you were to leave the towels in the bath. The maid who cleaned our room was pleasant enough. Sunbeds- The sunbeds are stacked up & locked every night at 8p.m. They are not unlocked til 9a.m. the next day. That way people cannot throw their towels on the sunbeds to reserve them. The mattresses & parasols for around the pool are 1.50 euro each to hire. The maintenance man stands outside of the restuaurant with his barrow twice a day at 10.30a.m. & then 12.30p.m. for anyone wishing to hire the sunbed mattress or parasol. Although there is a shaded spot where trees branches overhang I did notice a German family got this spot everyday hence they had no need to hire a parasol. Two maintenance men checked & cleaned the pool every day, about 8a.m. Location- The location of the Panorama is ideal. As you walk out of the hotel & turn right walk down a slope & the beach is right in front of you. Or turn right at the bottom of the slope & there are cafe's & shops there is a netto there. The harbour is opposite the shops. If you turn left at the bottom of the slope it takes you along the seafront, there are bars & shops galore all the way along. There are a few English bars. If you carry on walking it will take you all the way to Playa de las Americas. If you turn left as you go out of the hotel & walk up the hill you are on the main strip. Across the road is the San Eugenio shopping centre. All along that strip there are cafe's/bars & shops. We ate at Mario's a few times We went on a 3 hr catamaran trip to watch whales & dolphins. We saw the whales but no dolphins. The food & bar were included in the trip but all you got was a sandwich & what tasted like cheap drink. I don't think it was worth what it cost &in hindsight we would have gone on the 2 hr trip with no swim. On the 3 hr trip the boat stops for about 20 mins to allow for people who want to go for a swim, in the sea. The 3hr trip cost 27 euro each, the 2hr trip was 17 euro each. We booked the trip with Admiral travel which is opposite Mario's. Admiral travel also has a good exchange rate commission free. We got 1.44 euro for every pound. I would stay at the Panorama again for the location alone but I would stay on a self catering basis & eat out."
- Travel date: 16th July 2007
Great location and service
"We arrived at this hotel mid afternoon on a thursday. The taxi pulled up and dropped us off, but it wasnt clear where we were meant to be going, looked quite built up and as 2 young girls alone, wondered where we had let ourselves in for! We found the hotel reception rather easily after the taxi man had directed us, and we both had to admit, it was lovely. The reception is more like a bar area, and altho the people that work there do not speak the best english, it was easy to check in and find out room. You do have to give in your key each time you leave the building complex, but you get a yellow card that gets you in 24 hours a day as the reception is always manned. We got the apartment and walked in, it was great. 2 single beds, a kitchenette with fridge, sink and burners, the lounge and the balcony. The bathroom was a good size too. The beds, ok not great, i did wake up every night several times because of the springs being noisy and uncomfortable, but i did sleep a bit, and pillow was really nice. The bathroon, great little room, the shower however did flood the floor, so make sure you tilt them up so the flow heads to the otehr end of the bath. The toilet you need to hold the flush down for a couple of seconds for it to all go and the hairdryer is one of the ones you have to hold your finger on the go button for the entirety of the use! But it was a great little bathroom. The kitchenette - You got a sink, a fridhe, 2 electric hob burners and a lot of cutlery. You may have read that you have to pay 20euros for a kettle and another 20euros for a toaster, this is correct, however what everyone has failed to say is that the hotel provide an old fashioned kettle that you fill with water and heat on the hob, this worked fine ofr us! The fridge is not noisy, i was very surprised it didnt contribute to keeping me awake at night! The cupboards are a little wonky, but who cares, as long as they stay up and hold their contents ok, we cant complain. You get all the cutlery you could want, even a fruit squeezer! A top kitchenette. The lounge - big comfortable sofa, sattelite tv with british channels, a desk and a table for yor case to go on. YOu also have the fan above the lounge, be warned in the hot hot months, there is no air con, so it does get hot, but if you have the door to the balcony open on the catch and the fan going, you will be fine. This lead onto the balcony. Our balcony over looked the pool and bar area and i have to say, was a great location. It was clean (a man even came and painted it on sunday morning!) and it has a towel rail fixed to the wall for you to dry your towels on. They are very into recycling, so if you use a towel, why not hang it to dry outsode rather than put it in the bath for the miads to take and clean, and you have to sperate glass from your rubbish and put it in its own bin! The maid service is great, they even folded our pj's, now thats service, but you dont get the maids on a thursday or a sunday, so if you need loo roll on these days, go and ask, we had to ration, and then got lots more! Overall the apartments are great, i cant fault them, the floors can be a little grubby, but when you got so many showers, pools and beaches around, they wont stay grubby long! I loved the apartment! Outside of the apartment is the pool and bar/restaurant area. This was lovely. The pool is big and a great shape, its not heated, but when the sun is out, it is lovely and warm and it has a little really shallow part for children. The loungers are free, but you have to pay for the mats to go on the lpoungers and the parasoles to shade you, but its not much i dont think. Bar area is nice and clean, seating outside and there is a bbq everyday. The service is grewat and they do put on evening entertainment a few nights a week. If you want to buy anything, there are shops a stones throw from the entrance in both directions. If you come out and go down the hill, then left at the bottom, you find the beaches, the bars and clubs, a supermarket and shops. It really has everything you want. Be warned tho, if you have never beem to volcanic region before, you will not know that the sand on the beach is black, and extremely hot. we both burnt our feet on it, wasnt pleasant! Try the castle bar, its english, and for 5.50 euros, you can have a 3 course meal and for 5euro you can have 2 cocktails that even have sparkelrs. They even have tvs with british programmes showing all day! It really is a great bar, we went everynight! Perfume shop is great, cheap, the supermarket gives you free vouchers for the jungle and aquapark, which helps a lot. If you want a taxi from the hotel, give them 30cents and one arrives in seconds! very clever! It is approx 20euro for 2 people in a taxi to the airport form this hotel. There is a postbox in the lobby of the hotel and they do sell stamps for the postcards too! There is even a cat that you see everynight and a pidgeon you see every day, quite a characteristic place. I would definately come here again. Downsides, the pool area can be noisy. It is only open from 8 til 8, but you get drunk peple and the cleaner that you hear splash about if you sleep with the balcony door open a bit, and there are old windows in the batroom that unless your tall you cant close and you hear the noise from the corridoors when people come back. The walls not too thin, only heard next door once, and they just being noisy as grown ups are! lol! Apart from that, this really is more than a 3* place to stay, its like a home and i would certainly give it a hugh 6* thumbs up! Enjoy your stay here and if you have any questions, dont hesitate to contact me."
- Travel date: 22nd May 2007
Top traveller tips for HOVIMA Panorama
"Give it a try you won't be sorry"
"rickys resturant. scotch corner . visit siam park and sound of musicals "
"favourite restaurants were verde opposite san eugenio, slow boat chinese peurto colon, golden hands"
HOVIMA Panorama is also called
- Aparthotel Panorama
- Panorama Apartments
- panorama tenerife