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Overview
The Columbus Aparthotel is a large complex of modern, Moorish style apartments. It is situated approximately 1 mile from Los Cristianos . There is a selection of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife conveniently located close to the property.

Distance from airport
Reina Sophia airport is located 21km

Where is the nearest beach?
The closest beach to the hotel can be found 800m away

Rooms
The hotel rooms sleep up to 3 adults and are furnished with twin beds and a sofa bed. The studios sleep up to 2 adults and 1 child and are furnished with twin beds. The 1 bedroom apartments sleep up to 3 adults and 1 child and are furnished with twin beds and a sofa bed in the living area. The studios and apartments have a kitchenette with a fridge, a 2 ring hob, a kettle and a toaster.

Food & Drink
A poolside snack bar, rooftop sun terrace and a spacious restaurant with brand new show-cooking facility. All meals are buffet service. There is also a Chinese restaurant and pizzeria on-site.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, Snacks 10.00-13.00, Tea, coffee and cakes 15.00-18.00, Ice-cream 10.00-18.00, Self-service local alcoholic and soft drinks 10.00-22.00.

Sports & Entertainment
Leisure facilities and activities available at the hotel include a second swimming pool and a pool for children, two sun terraces and a roof-top sun terrace, all furnished with free sun loungers and parasols; a Spa (local charge and under separate management) offering massage and beauty treatments, a sauna, jacuzzi and fitness gym; a children's playgound, a games room, volleyball, shooting, table tennis and a TV lounge.Nightly entertainment including dancing‚ shows and professional acts.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 2162 reviews
 

Clean, modern and Central

2 March 2015

My partner and I stayed here in February as a last minute booking. We stayed all inclusive for eleven nights. My first impression of the hotel was how modern and clean it was in the reception area...

My partner and I stayed here in February as a last minute booking. We stayed all inclusive for eleven nights. My first impression of the hotel was how modern and clean it was in the reception area. The staff were efficient and polite and checking in ran smoothly. Our room was in the back building on the second floor with a pool view - it was completely in the shade but this personally didn't bother us. The room itself was immaculately clean, it was spacious and modern with a fridge and a flat screen TV- only 4 channels and a euro per hour but who goes on holiday to watch TV? The bathroom was equally as clean and modern with a powerful walk in shower. The beds we find out to be very very firm, fine if you like your bed like that but I woke up every morning feeling a bit arthritic. It was quite cold in the room in the middle of the night, they do provide a blanket but I wish I'd packed warm pyjamas. The lifts are a bit of a nightmare especially on changeover days, no problem for us as we are fit and healthy and we were only two floors up, but I could imagine it being tiresome if you were disabled waiting for one of two lifts. The food here is edible, it's not fantastic by any stretch of the imagination but you can find something to eat at every meal. The crockery had seen better days as had the seats, I think this is the one area that lets the hotel down as the rest of the hotel is very nicely furnished. Breakfast consisted of bacon, scrambled/fried eggs, poor quality sausage and beans for those who like a full English. The salad bar was open and included a selection of continental meats and cheeses and boiled eggs. There was a selection of fruit and pastries including croissants and 3 or 4 different breads. Lunch was bread, salad, meats and a couple of hot choices. Dinner they had "show cooking" which was either a roast meat or paella or something along these lines. There was always plain pasta and a seperate bolognese sauce as a back up, chips, assorted vegetables/potatoes and a couple of hot choices such as chicken pieces or goulash. Desserts weren't great, sponge cake fruit and ice cream every day. The snacks were on an order only basis at the bar and were limited to toasties, hot dogs and chips. The all inclusive drinks were ok, the beer was reina which was pleasant enough and you could have local spirits or pre mixed cocktails. The soft drinks were Pepsi or sprite or juice. My only gripe with the bar was the glasses. While I appreciate pool safety and plastic glasses are desirable, I was very annoyed to see that if you were paying for drinks (not all inclusive) you got your drinks in proper glasses, they even served tea and coffee in white plastic cups. We didn't eat at the hotel a lot as we enjoy good food and this is a highlight of our holiday, had the food been of a better standard we would have been inclined to stay and eat in. We didn't use the pool as it was half in the shade and was cold, it was completely in the shade from about 1 or 2 o'clock. Maybe it was the time of year we went but I wasn't braving it! And neither did anyone else apart from kids. The entertainment at this hotel is a joke, do not book if you want fun provided because you will be disappointed. It's basic and cringeworthy and the animation team in the day appear once or twice to offer darts, pool or shooting etc. I wouldn't book here again as there was no atmosphere whatsoever, the staff went through the motions but there was a real lack of personality throughout the whole hotel. It was teetering on the brink of being depressing. The location is good, pretty much in the middle of everywhere. I'd recommend the Anchor for a nice atmosphere at night, if the monotony of the hotel gets too much.

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great apartments

1 March 2015

stayed here beginning feb 2015 for 2nd time, apartments have all been refurbished and are lovely , spacious,and clean . staff are very friendly and always very helpful , we asked for extra pillows...

stayed here beginning feb 2015 for 2nd time, apartments have all been refurbished and are lovely , spacious,and clean . staff are very friendly and always very helpful , we asked for extra pillows and had them in bout 5 mins . great location , central and plenty of good bars and eating houses .we were self catering so cant comment on all inclusive but self catering apartments have everything you need ,,even a microwave .We will definitely be back hopefully b4 the end of this year . would definitely recommend these apartments !!

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Budget hotel with budget expectations

1 March 2015

I recently stayed All Inclusive for 5 nights in the Columbus Hotel in Tenerife. The transfer from the airport to the hotel was approximately 15 minutes. First of the location is great! Although...

I recently stayed All Inclusive for 5 nights in the Columbus Hotel in Tenerife. The transfer from the airport to the hotel was approximately 15 minutes. First of the location is great! Although when I first arrived the island was a little overcast, I walked down the beach which is about 10-15minutes where the sun was shining all afternoon. From here you can walk along the promenade for plenty of bars and restaurants. However when I got to the hotel I was told I would have to wait 1hour for my room to be ready which I expected as I had arrived on an early morning flight. After the hour had elapsed I went back to reception and was told I had to wait another 45 minutes. I then went up to my room to find a maid still cleaning the floor and waited another 15 minutes. After travelling all I wanted to do was getting into my room and found it a little challening. I couldnt even grab something to eat on my AI until gone 1pm so found myself eating at the Bohemian Gaden around the corner from the hotel (which was pleasant!) The room itself is lovely for the amount I payed. It was clean and spacious. The only thing I would say to be careful with is the shower. Once you have used shower gel or conditioner it can get rather slippy! The main cleaned my room 4 of the 5 nights I stayed to a good standard. Unforuntately none of the rooms I can imagine will be very quiet on a nightly basis as the hallaways and the way the hotel is laid out with two block opposite each other make very loud echos and sounds throughout the night and my sleep was disturbed almost evey single night. The food was lovely with breakfast being a choice of full english, cereal or cold salad bar with meats and cheeses. For lunch you can order food from the bar but only between certain times so beware. I went to the bar at 1300 to get a grilled sandwich and they stop serving between 1300-1400 which seems silly as lunch is normally around this time. At dinner time they have different themes evey night with some nights being Mexican and Asian themed with a big range of deserts to choose from. The man that shows people into the restaurant was always really friendly. I also had a massage and pedicure at the spa whilst I was there which was lovely. I also used the spa facilities and although small was a much needed relaxation part of my holiday. Book early though as there is only one lady that does everything so gets very busy. I didnt sunbathe near the main pool as a lot of people have said it is constantly in the shade. I found myself sunbathing on the roof terrace on the 6th floor or in a seperate more secluded area at the back of the hotel. Overall I was very pleased with my stay at the Columbus for the amount I paid for All Inclusive and for the duration however would next time would stay nearer the beach such as the Nostrum which looked lovely everytime I walked past it with a sheltered sunbathing spot in sunlight most of the day!

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Columbus

28 February 2015

We arrived at this hotel Friday 20th Feb, firstly the only good thing about the hotel was the location. It was close to the town. Now from here onwards it was a disaster, reception staff had no...

We arrived at this hotel Friday 20th Feb, firstly the only good thing about the hotel was the location. It was close to the town. Now from here onwards it was a disaster, reception staff had no customer service skills at all, we waited around to check in for a good hour. Then we did finally settle we asked on day 3 if the cleaners could clean up and get clean towels, this seemed to be a problem & didn't happen. When they did finally come to the room the cleaners told lies to reception, we were locked out of our own room for about 4hours waiting on the manager (which never happened either didn't get the chance to meet him) they refused to let us into room until we paid €60 for a TINY curry stain on the bed sheet. This was on our 5th day considering we were running low of money & they still took the €60. From here onwards they watched every single movement of us, it got that bad that we didn't even sit by the pool. Will never stay in Columbus again!

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Atlantic/Canary
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

Weather

There's little rain here except for the odd shower in winter, and it's permanently humid: 17° Celsius on average at New Year compared with temperatures in the late 20s° Celsius by the summer apex. The water temperature is also constantly warm, and fresh Atlantic breezes stave off any oppressive heat.

Jabs

As UK, Courses or boosters sometimes advised: hepatitis A (not normally for package tourists).

Electricity

European Style 2-Pin Sockets, 220/225V

Visa

No visa is required for a stay of up to 3 months