This stylish adults-only hotel has 2 big pools and ocean views. It’s also just a short walk from a beautiful volcanic beach.
Location-wise, this place is just a 3-minute walk to the beach, and a short taxi ride to Siam Park and Playa de la Americas.
There are 2 different places to eat and a bar, plus plenty of activities in and out of doors.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. 2 dinners in the themed restaurant for stays of 7 nights or more.
Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The heated, heart shaped pool is on the lower level. Parasols and sunbeds are provided.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served up here - plus there's show cooking too.
If you're on a special trip either with your partner or a group of friends, you can unwind with a variety of treatments. You can take time out on your own, or treatments can be provided for 2 people at the same time.
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Simply furnished with splashes of colour the twin room sleeps up to two in twin beds. For an extra charge, a kettle is available.
twin with limited sea view
Simply furnished with splashes of colour the twin room sleeps two. Outside, the balcony or terrace provides a partial sea view. For an extra charge, a kettle is available.
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Good resort, Ok hotel
First time in Tenerife and will definitely return but if it is to this hotel it will be on B&B basis rather than all inclusive. Why? The food was dull and repetitive and the all inclusive local drinks of very poor quality. With so many other bars and restaurants in Adeje within easy walking distance there is no need to tie yourself to one hotel. Other contributor's comments on the lifts are well placed. There was a ridiculous wait for a lift, specially on turn-round days. Otherwise my wife and I enjoyed the hotel. The staff were all excellent; friendly and all appeared to enjoy working there. The bar and restaurant staff were great apart from the pool bar attendant; who kept disappearing. Our room was pretty basic furnishing-wise but functional and we were up graded to a fifth floor centre room which had a fabulous view. We found the cleaners pleasant and very competent and they never got in our way. The entertainment in the hotel we found good; a regular singing trio early on, followed by a bit of something silly like a light-hearted quiz or bingo and then a main attraction. There was also a good crowd when we visited and we had a good few laughs around the pool and in the bar. By way of escape from the poor local drinks and an extension to the entertainment there is a great bar opposite with a full drinks range, friendly staff and fabulous motown/soul entertainment (and it always finished dead on midnight, so no sleep disturbance). I have reviewed this bar (Unique) separately.More
I was slightly worried about returning to this hotel as it had changed its name after we had booked. Apart from the logo it was more or less the same as last year. Most of the staff are still there and continue to be helpful and friendly both in reception and in the restaurant/Bars. The rooms were cleaned daily and more often than not were finished before we came back from Breakfast about 9.30. The maids are very efficient and always greet you with a friendly hello! Since our last visit, the a la carte restaurant has been extended and my favourite chill out section with covered seating has been removed! On the plus side it has made way for more sunbeds on the upper terrace. We had no problem finding a sunbed even though a few towels were already out about 8.30. The lovely lifeguard is always on hand to help you find a sunbed or parasol if you get stuck. The restaurant is well organised and the food is similar to last year with plenty of choice for all tastes.The salad and fresh fruit are particulary good. The staff are attentive and chat with you if its not too busy.The small breakfast coffee cups have been replaced with mugs which most customers seemed to be happy with! I was hoping the changes to the hotel would mean more seating in the entertainment area but this wasn't to be. We tended to go out to other bars straight after dinner as it is very difficult to get a seat while the entertainment is on. It is really hard work for the staff to return all the chairs customers have brought in from outside and then left when they go to bed. The local bars are within walking distance and I would recommend San Paulo and Harleys for great food,a good atmosphere and live music. Cabana is really friendly and does a mean Bacardi and coke! We would come back to the hotel after the entertainment had finished and there would be plenty of seats to choose from then! We unfortunately lost our safe key and as there wasn't a spare, the handy man had to break in to it using an axle grinder! I was really impressed that a replacement safe was brought to our room within the hour and would like to say Thank you again for the prompt service by the Reception staff and handy man. Overall, (apart from the dire weather we had which scuppered our plans to go on the dolphin trip!) the Hovima is not much different to the Luabay. On a personal note, I hate the colour of the new logo and the logo itself! The smiley face reminds me of budget hotel or a childrens cartoon character which is ironic as children aren't allowed in the hotel anymore!More
louiserew, Leeds, United Kingdom
DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
First off let me start by saying that don't you find it funny how they keep changing their hotel name? First Esmerelda, then at the time I stayed Luabay and now Hovima... So where do I start, it's taken me a long time to post this as the holiday was that traumatic. On arrival at the Luabay hotel, we got given a room on the second floor. As you can imagine the journey made us very tired and we just wanted to go to bed, so we get to our room and all you can hear is the entertainment downstairs as if it's in the room with you. This is due to it being a open planned sort of hotel and it's not until you get higher up that there is a wall to seperate you from the noise. My partner in the end had to complain because it was so loud so fortunately we got moved up a floor. Now time for the list: 1) The hotel is falling apart, concrete slabs uneven and broken on the stairs and the walls are so thin you will hear a pin drop. 2) Having gone all inclusive we were stuck eating here so if you fancy the same terrible cold plain boring food every day of the week then this hotel is right up your street. In the end we ate out as it was a lot better quality and more of a selection. 3) If you have a shower, you will need plenty of towels to mop up the floor afterwards as it overflows to the rest of the bathroom floor. 4) The cleaners do not talk to one another down the hall to communicate, instead they shout and it doesn't matter what time of the day it is. This forces you out of your room and when you go back at the end of the day- your room still isn't cleaned. 5) Aside from the noisy cleaning staff, you'll have another lovely sound to wake you up in the morning- the scrubber dryer machine they use to clean outside by the pool. Earplugs are recommended otherwise it's like waking up in a building site. 6) Entertainment? Is that what you call it...please just avoid. 7) Whether you have a disability or you just want to use the lifts, you must be patient....VERY PATIENT. You will have to wait 30 minutes for it to finally make up it's mind and come to your level and by then you would have been able to climb the stairs x100000 8) Staff warn you to not put your towels out by the pool to reserve the seats but everyone does it anyway and if you do reserve seats a couple we met at the hotel had their towels thrown into the pool by staff!! 9) One elderly couple tried to get all hotel customers to march up to reception and demand our money back. Unfortunately they didn't win and got a early flight home which they had to pay for. I could go on but you get the hint. This is not a 4* "Platinum" hotel, considering the amount of money we paid. I have booked with Thomson before and have never been to a hotel so awful. We tried to escape the hotel and go for long walks but the area around the hotel is so run down that you are best off staying at the beach all day. 1 good trip out of the 3 we went to was Mount Tiede By Night and although the trips were a lot of money for what they were it got us out of the hotel. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE!More
RAD02, Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Two weeks holiday
Hotel very nice indeed food excellent staff could not be more helpfull bedrooms very nice indeed the only complaint was that for a platinum hotel you had to pay 25 euros a week for Internet entertainment ok bar across road from hotel had great soul music every night fantastic this is the first stay at this hotel we have stayed in tenerife many times the good thing about it was no children what a lovely ousted two weeks without screaming kids just able to relax and enjoy ourselves would recommend it for older couplesMore
Fiona B, Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
What a dissapointment!
We stayed here for a week, and that was to long! We had booked with Thomson.. this is not a 4star platinum in any way, we have used Thomson many times and this is way below their normal 4 star, struggle to see how they have come to this rating. Prior to travel, I had contacted the hotel and upgraded to a suite, with a larger balcony and a bath as well as a shower, at an extra cost of 210 euros. On arrival was given small room with no bath, so went down and complained and then moved to a room with a bath on 7th floor. On entering the room there was a very overpowering smell of smoking, but we put up with it for the better room! The rooms are clean, but need a complete overhaul, looking very tired, especially the balcony where tiles were missing and paint flaking off walls. The restaurant was another dissapointment, the food was only ever lukewarm, and I know there was a microwave, but you shouldn't have to use it.. the food should be hot! Also, as a vegetarian I struggled a little as food was not clearly marked, after 2 day we only ate breakfast at the hotel and went out to local restaurants for the rest of our meals, making it a very expensive holiday! Walked past the evening entertainment a couple of times but avoided it, all rowed up like being back at school, no thanks! We have travelled to Tenerife over a dozen times and this is by far the worst hotel we have had to stay in, lovely area, and thankfully many great restaurants around, but avoid the Hovima!More
Samantha R, Elgin, United Kingdom
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