Sheraton La Caleta in Tenerife

My boyfriend and I decided to visit Sheraton la Caleta after we found a great Internet offer for just €90 (£60) a night. This was for the both of us and this included a buffet breakfast each morning. We stayed during June so the offer was for an off-peak season holiday but the great thing about Tenerife is that it’s warm all year round so if you can go off-peak your more likely to get a better deal. We also enjoyed the peace and quiet around the hotel and on the beach that you wouldn’t normally get during peak season.

The hotel it situated in Costa Adeje, about 10 minutes from Playas de las Americas so the entertainment is just round the corner id that’s what you’re after. The only downside is that the Sheraton la Caleta beach isn’t sandy and we had to walk along the promenade a little to find a nice spot to sunbath. However, overall I was extremely impressed with the hotel and the facilities and would definitely return if I got the chance.

Hotel

The hotel is a very unique brick red colour and almost looks like a castle due to the structure. I liked this about the hotel, I felt it had much more character than the usual white painted hotels I am use to. There are 284 guest rooms and suites in total, meeting rooms, restaurants, cafés, bars, a grand ballroom and a spa. You can probably get an idea of the size of this hotel.

Bedroom

The bedroom was extremely grand, consisting of a huge double Sweet Sleeper bed, wardrobe, desk, TV, safe etc. Every bedroom has free wireless Internet access which can be activated by contacting reception. My favourite part about the bedroom was the balcony; it was large and overlooked the swimming pool with a beautiful sea view and had wicker table and chairs so you can sit out there with a glass or wine while watching the sun go down.

The bathroom was also extremely grand with tan coloured marble tiles and counter, shower and bath. The toilet and bidet were in the bathroom but in a smaller room with a door, very well thought out!

Room service is 24 hours in case you miss any meals, or fancy a midnight snack!

Swimming Pool

There are two large swimming pools; the one closest to the hotel is chlorine and the one furthest salt water. In the centre of the salt water pool was a warm Jacuzzi accessed by a wooden bridge. Be careful, this bridge can get slippery when wet. Both pools are extremely cold but great to take a quick dip after a long morning of sunbathing. Palm trees and garden areas make the pools look attractive and the peaceful scenery will make you feel like you’re in heaven.

Restaurants

Breakfast is served in the main hall known as El Parador, a beautiful spread of pastries, cereals, fruit, jams, cheeses, hot food, juices, tea and coffee is laid out every morning. Lunch and snacks can be bought from the pool café if you decide to eat in the hotel. Sheraton la Caleta has an amazing variety of restaurants for evening meals, although expensive, give each restaurant a try if you can. There is a La Venta restaurant (Spanish), Kamakura restaurant (Japanese) and the Vivace restaurant.

When you have finished your evening meal there isn’t an awful lot to do in the hotel but there are a few bars that serve fantastic sangria and sometimes live music in the lobby.

Spa

The hotel was extremely new when we visited and the spa was still under construction. I did go in and have a nose and it looked truly luxurious. They offer all sorts of treatments such as massages, mud treatments, yoga, plunge pools and more. There are also relaxation areas that provide beautiful and peaceful scenery away from the main pool areas.

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