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Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa – Hotel Review





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What was your first impression?
Rising above palm trees and tropical ferns like an ancient Moorish kasbah at the ocean’s edge, Sheraton La Caleta is easily one of Spain’s most striking resorts. From the moment you spot its eye-popping coral exterior, wide balconies, and cascading swimming pools fringed by flowerbeds and cocktail bars, your body decompresses: You’re in store for some serious pampering.
What’s the backstory?
Spanish firm Melvin Villarroel (who also designed the nearby Ritz-Carlton, Abama) is the brains behind the vibrant, Latin- and African-influenced architecture that earned the property instant international recognition upon opening in 2005. Design buffs will appreciate the nod to Ricardo Bofill’s iconic Muralla Roja (“Red Wall”) in Calpe, a similar maze of zigzagging staircases and sprawling outdoor spaces crowned with red adobe turrets.
Tell us all about the accommodations. Any tips on what to book?
Rooms evoke inner calm with white duvets, cream-colored walls, and patternless furnishings, but the botanical prints of tropical plants and bamboo-accented headboards remind you you’re on island time. Happily there’s enough floor space to do a full morning yoga routine—or maybe a few stomps of flamenco—without bumping into anything. Even entry-level rooms have private balconies with partial ocean views; upgraded digs have stunning 180-degree lookouts over the palms to the open Atlantic.
Is there a charge for Wi-Fi?
“Basic” WiFi is free but too sluggish to video-call or stream HD video without wanting to scream into your (high-thread-count) pillow. “Premium” will do the trick, but it’ll set you back €10 a day.
Drinking and dining—what are we looking at?
Don’t be put off by the antiquated no-shorts-no-sandals policy at La Venta: The menu at the property’s upscale Spanish restaurant is anything but stuffy. After nibbling appetizers like hand-cut Joselito, jamón ibérico, and salt cod croquettes, feast on crackly roast suckling pig or locally caught sama (redbanded seabream) griddled to pillowy perfection. La Caleta’s sushi restaurant, Kamakura, is a fine antidote to all that Spanish porcine richness, though for families and budget-conscious travelers, there’s no better people-pleaser than El Parador, the poolside buffet restaurant with its cornucopia of salads and rotation of entrées. (Insider tip: Skip Vivace Pool Restaurant, whose tired “international” cuisine and inflated prices are unbefitting of a hotel of this caliber.)
And the service?
Once you’ve braved the gauntlet that is check-in (think hordes of fanny-packed Northern Europeans), it’s all smooth sailing, service-wise. Even the bellhops here are jolly as they escort you to your room. Restaurant and front-desk staff speak multiple languages and are eager to cater to your every need. La Caleta is also a well-oiled machine when it comes to weddings, banquets, and corporate events—which all benefit from the year-round sunny 75-degree weather.
What type of travelers will you find here?
Just as La Caleta is a resort of “la vieja escuela,” so are its guests: mostly British and German snowbirds with a penchant for Hawaiian prints, floppy sombreros, and strawberry daiquiris. Families of all nationalities also love it here, thanks to a sprawling kids’ area with a heated pool, soccer field, and mini-golf.
What about the neighborhood? Does the hotel fit in, make itself part of the scene?
Let’s face it—Costa Adeje is no cultural mecca. High-rise resorts intermingle with… more high-rise resorts, and most visitors to the area don’t venture far from the pool deck. But holing up in Margaritaville has its perks, namely, a well-kept boardwalk, bountiful water sports options, restaurants with English-speaking staff, and a palpable good-vibes-only spring break feel regardless of the season.
Is there anything you’d change?
How a top-of-the-line Sheraton doesn’t have bedside outlets in the 21st century A.D. is frankly beyond us. We also wish there were more Canarian wines offered by the glass—nobody who visits Tenerife should leave without sampling the island’s beguilingly smoky listán negro reds.
Any other hotel features worth noting?
The multi-floor complex is fully adapted to guests with limited mobility.
Bottom line: Worth it? Why?
If you’re the kind of traveler who values plush linens and poolside lounging over, say, museum-hopping and eclectic cultural escapades, La Caleta is up your street. Those seeking local flavor, on the other hand, would be wise to fix their gaze due north, away from big-box resorts like this one.

Abama Golf and Spa Resort Review, Tenerife

You only need to mention that you are off to ‘The Abama’ hotel to anyone who has been there and you are greeted with envious sighs as they recall their last R&R retreat to the secluded resort tucked away on Tenerife’s west coast. The Abama Golf & Spa Resort is really is one of those places where you can balance ‘me time’ with ‘family time’ and where everyone gets a holiday.

Abama’s main pool

The largest of the Spanish Canary islands, Tenerife is closer to the coast of Africa than to the coast of Spain, which is why it boasts year round sunshine. And, it’s why The Abama is such a draw, particularly to European families looking to escaping their unpredictable climates for a warm pampered break in the sun.

This resort oozes understated luxury in a beautiful coastal setting. There are a range of accommodation options, ranging from villa suites clustered around pools, to incredibly spacious guest rooms in the main hotel building.

The main hotel sits at the top of the hill and the guest rooms and villas are scattered amongst the resort’s beautiful botanic gardens leading down to the sea. Staff are always on hand to take you around the resort by buggy and some villas come with their own private buggy too.

The Abama is surrounded by tropical gardens

Activities for Kids and Parents

The main swimming pool has a shore-like edge, perfect for children to splash in and out of, and there are several other pools dotted around the resort, including natural pools carved out of the rocks by the shoreline. A funicular takes you down to the golden crescent-shaped beach, where staff are on hand with towels and water, whilst the Beach Club restaurant stays open until sunset to ensure you need not go far for a meal.

The funky and cleverly designed kids’ club is one of the best equipped I’ve come across, with a large indoor space including soft play area and an outdoor area big enough to contain a game of football that remains shaded most of the day. During peak times a programme of activities runs from morning till night and they will even keep your kids entertained through dinner.

This gives you many opportunities for that ‘me time’ I mentioned. You can have a round of golf, play tennis at the tennis academy, read a book by the serene adults-only pool or unwind in the spa. And the spa here hasn’t been designed as an add on, it has been created to rival some of the world’s finest, with a fantastic hydrotherapy pool, a range of steam rooms, a hammam and a spa treatment menu that will make your mouth water almost as much as the menu at the Michelin starred MB restaurant, one of the 14 eateries on site.

The shallow shore is perfect for little ones

Dining at Abama

To guarantee you get to sample each and every one of these restaurants, it’s advisable to book up even before your arrival. Ranging from casual buffet-style restaurants to sophisticated Japanese and  regional tapas you will never tire of the choice. Also note that not all restaurants are open year round and some do not accept young children, which is when the babysitting service and evening kids club entertainment comes in useful.


There is so much to do on the resort and also so many opportunities to just do nothing, that most guests rarely leave the Abama for the duration of their stay. Nevertheless, the concierge is on hand for those that do want to explore the island’s spectacular volcanic scenery further or perhaps enjoy some of its popular man-made attractions such as the Siam Water park!

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Based on 88 hotel reviews


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    Review date: March 23, 2022



    1 review

    no bathrobes, poor soundproofing.

    location, good cuisine, view from the window

    Time of stay: March 2022

  • Review date: February 10, 2022



    14 reviews

    1 mark “useful review”

    is very noisy, the music is blaring until the night, in tower B the music was blaring until 5 am, it’s impossible to sleep

    located on the first line of the sea, nice staff

    Length of stay: February 2022

  • Review date: 26 January 2022



    4 reviews

    1 mark “useful review”

    It is not possible to pay in advance before arrival.

    Gave a room as requested on the quiet side. The food is very tasty. Resort center on the 1st line from the beach. The entire infrastructure of the resort is within walking distance.

    Time of stay: January 2022

  • Review date: January 18, 2022



    12 reviews

    4 marks “useful review”

    The furniture is old, cosmetic repairs are needed (but then the price will increase …..)

    Good deposit, excellent breakfasts and dinners, great staff (any issue was immediately resolved without problems), good price / quality ratio.

    Time of stay: November 2021

  • Review date: 11 January 2022



    13 reviews

    7 marks “useful review”

    Unfortunately, you cannot buy tea for dinner, and there is no kettle in the room, and there is no cooler in the lobby either. In winter it is cool in the evening, and this service would be needed. And the mattresses seemed hard.

    This hotel was visited for the second time,
    The main advantage is that almost all rooms have a beautiful view of the ocean, moderate cost of living with breakfast and dinner, good location of the hotel.

    Time of stay: January 2022

  • Review date: December 18, 2021



    131 reviews

    11 “useful review” marks

    There hasn’t been a major overhaul in the rooms for a very long time.
    But everything works.

    The location is excellent. Breakfast and dinner are decent (choice and taste of food).
    The view from the room to the ocean is gorgeous (building A).

    Length of stay: December 2021

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    Review date: December 1, 2021



    5 reviews

    1 mark “useful review”

    Very noisy. There are discos all around. The British yell until 3-4 in the morning.

    Location, food.

    Time of stay: November 2021

  • Review date: December 25, 2020



    2 reviews

    4 marks “useful review”

    One socket in the bathroom and one in the room (where the TV is plugged into). Repair has not been carried out for a long time, the ceiling in the bathroom will fall apart. The noise of the ocean interferes with sleep, the balcony doors do not isolate sounds. The room is dimly lit. Small parking lot.

    The first thing that impressed me was the view from the window. If you are lucky enough to get a room on the ocean, then you will understand what it is about, the higher – the better the view of the throat and the ocean). Near the beach, cafes (delicious coffee at Macdonald’s) and souvenir shops. Good wi-fi.

    Length of stay: December 2020

  • Review date: September 23, 2020



    51 reviews

    8 marks “useful review”

    A very old building and the same one hundred years old repair. Everything is dilapidated. The toilet did not work in our room, after several requests the problem was not fixed. The offer to replace the room from the staff was never received. and there are only 2 of them, they are old and barely move. The area is the heart of all discos. I would give the hotel a three-star stretch and personally I will make a different choice in the future.

    Excellent location and great ocean views

    Time of stay: September 2020

  • Review date: August 20, 2020



    5 reviews

    1 mark “useful review”

    The room we checked in had three beds together. The place did not allow even a little to move the son’s bed.
    Air conditioner did not work in the room. I had to sleep with the door open, but because of the music from some cafe, which continued until 4 in the morning, it was not possible to sleep normally.

    The location of the hotel is excellent. Close to shops, cafes and the beach.

    Time of stay: July 2020

  • Review date: February 20, 2020



    26 reviews

    24 “useful review” marks

    Excellent breakfast buffet, promenade in both directions for several kilometers, excellent for walking

    Length of stay: February 2020

  • Review date: February 5, 2020



    4 reviews

    Update the furniture in the rooms. Make more sockets.

    Excellent location, varied dinners.

    Length of stay: January 2020

  • Review date: January 22, 2020



    3 reviews

    In building B you can hear the night disco

    delicious breakfast and dinner. great staff at the reception Julia , Alina, Alexandra

    Length of stay: January 2020

  • Review date: January 20, 2020



    10 reviews

    5 marks “useful review”

    I really liked the food in the hotel restaurant. We had breakfasts and dinners. The menu is varied and the dishes are delicious. Great location on the ocean. Beautiful view from the room, and from any room. I recommend staying on the upper floors. All rooms with balconies, angled towards the ocean. The reception has Russian-speaking staff. The room was cleaned every day. Linens were changed twice in eight days. Towels were changed every day. Beautifully landscaped hotel grounds.

    Time of stay: December 2019

  • Review date: January 19, 2020



    43 reviews

    36 “useful review” marks

    Old number stock. At night, the tin does not fall asleep noise until 3 am.

    . The food is excellent.

    Length of stay: January 2020

  • Review date: January 15, 2020



    6 reviews

    12 marks “useful review”

    – The hotel is located opposite the party street Veronicas, where the English youth buzz at night. If everything looks innocent during the day, then from 10 pm each disco tries to shout over the other and the cacophony does not stop until 5 am. Through the balcony door, all the sounds seep into the room and you get the feeling that you are also hanging out there. At first we lived with a gorgeous view on the 11th floor in building B, but due to night noise we asked for a quieter room. Moved to the 6th floor in building A with a view in the other direction. It got quieter, but not much. The quietest rooms are in Building B, where the windows face Los Cristianos. In general, the hotel urgently needs to change windows or somehow deal with Veronicas Street. It won’t be quiet.
    – The hotel is pretty battered by life, it needs to update the furniture, repair, carpets in the corridors. At the same time, he retains the status of 4 *. Have you been to the Crimean sanatoriums? Here it is somewhat reminiscent of their appearance. That being said, the food and service are good.
    – The hotel does not have its own beach, or at least its own area on one of the beaches with 9 sun loungers0005

    + Food! – we had half board (dinner and breakfast), the impressions were only positive. Convenient time to visit, a huge selection of dishes, they cook deliciously, every day something new. When we checked out of the hotel at 5:30 in the morning, a restaurant was specially opened for us. For dinner, alcohol can be purchased for a fee (optional).
    + Location – close to many good beaches, restaurants, nightlife (if you are interested)
    + High-quality daily cleaning in the room
    + Each room has a balcony, air conditioning, refrigerator, good view (you can see the ocean from almost everywhere)
    + There are two large swimming pools, one of them is heated (relevant for winter)
    + The hotel has a shop with adequate prices for food and souvenirs
    + You can always find a parking space in the parking lots adjacent to the hotel (we were in January)
    + There is Russian-speaking staff (we are used to English, but it will be convenient for someone)
    + Cockroaches, which someone says in other reviews, were not seen (again – we were in January)

    Length of stay: January 2020

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    Review date: January 6, 2020



    7 reviews

    7 “useful review” marks

    Does not correspond to the declared level of stardom and price, old building, small room, dirty dishes in the restaurant

    Close to the sea and entertainment, good view from the room

    Length of stay: January 2020

  • Review date: 25 December 2019



    11 reviews

    Lack of renovation, old furniture, noise from the street at night

    Location, sea nearby, food excellent, Wi-Fi in the room

    Time of stay: December 2019

  • Review date: November 25, 2019



    17 reviews

    4 marks “useful review”

    Non-daily and careless cleaning of the room. For three days only the garbage was taken out. The presence of only 2 outlets – in the bathroom and under the TV.

    View from the room, delicious food.

    Time of stay: November 2019

  • Review date: 22 November 2019



    13 reviews

    8 marks “useful review”

    Requested a room with a large double bed. In fact, two beds on wheels were installed together and as a result parted. There was no kettle in the room and you had to go to the pool bar outside to get hot water.

    Thanks to Oleksiy at the reception – a Russian-speaking manager, he explained everything clearly and intelligibly, helped with navigating the structure of the hotel and its capabilities. I really liked the food at the hotel (we took breakfast and dinner) – everything is delicious and a large selection of dishes, including seafood.

    Time of stay: November 2019

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    Review date: 5 November 2019



    11 reviews

    8 “useful review” marks

    Pools are cold. Pts uncomfortable and cramped bath in the room. The three of us in the room are very cramped and uncomfortable.

    the hotel is modest. Nothing superfluous, but necessary. The rooms are not very fresh, but there is no dirt, although repairs would not hurt. Embankment, promenade all nearby. For your money it is quite worthy if you choose a place for bed and breakfast. Everything else is outside the hotel. The buffet is quite varied, without frills, but there is a choice.

    Time of stay: October 2019

  • Review date: 7 May 2022


    Great Britain

    16 reviews

    3 marks “useful review”

    I liked everything. Brits around, drunk, parties until 6 in the morning, relaxing by the pool, food to the point of death like in a school canteen. Another time, definitely away from this area))

    Length of stay: April 2022

  • Review date: March 22, 2022



    16 reviews

    3 marks “useful review”

    Very small parking lot, next to a night club very loud music plays until 2-3 am.

    The location of the hotel is great!

    Length of stay: February 2022

  • Review date: February 16, 2022



    15 reviews

    2 marks “useful review”

    Excellent food, proximity to the ocean and the beach, availability of sun loungers around the pool.

    Length of stay: February 2022

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