Vincci Tenerife Golf Hotel [Update 2020} Review - Is it worth 4 Stars?
We cover here today the Vincci Tenerife Golf Hotel Review as this hotel is just 5km from Tenerife South airport in Costa adeje. The hotel vincci tenerife offers a restaurant, all-inclusive packages, swimming pools, Sundeck, rooms, attractions, amenities, reception, entertainment. Conveniently located for shops, cafes, restaurants, supermarket and bars, seafront location, Spa & only 100 yards from Tenerife's Golf del Sur Golf Course, but is it worthy of 4 star?
How to find the Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf
To find the hotel from the Tenerife South airport (TFS), it only takes between 11 -15 minutes by car to costa adeje.
Public transport options are also available from the airport terminals taking approximately 34 minutes.
The quickest route by car is to follow the TF-1 to the TF-645, then onwards to the TF-65 until you reach your destination.
Taxi charges from TFS airport is approx 15 - 20 euros only (Prices correct @ 2020)
The Reception area
As we arrived at the main entrance doors, our first impressions were of a good quality, 4 star hotel. The facade of the hotel is impressive with floor to ceiling glass, very well presented outside with Palm trees and a marble forecourt. Everything was kept scrupulously clean and well maintained, so far, so good we thought.
As we entered the main reception there is a large reception desk staffed by two Vincci employees. From reception you can view the outdoor swimming pool and Sundeck area, to the right we could see a large restaurant area.
Around the reception area are various sofas, armchairs & coffee tables. A long, cushioned seating area, lounge sofas, a pool table and bar area. This gave us the impression of a very good 4 Star Hotel so far.
The Receptionist welcomed us with a friendly "hola" and booked us in quickly and explained the hotel facilities & services. Please be aware there are no porter service available at this hotel, luckily our allocated room was on the ground floor. Escalators assist all customers to other floors within the hotel.
We arrived just after midday so our room was not available yet, we only had to wait about 15 minutes for cleaning duties to be finished.
The Pools & Sundeck area
The Vincci Tenerife Golf hotel accommodates one main swimming pool & one smaller children's pool both separated.
Around the perimeter of the wooden Sundeck we only saw enough space to hold about 40 x sunloungers and parasols. The amount of Sundeck floorspace area does not mirror the amount of rooms within the hotel. We visited in March out of season and did ask ourselves what would happen in-season?
We can only imagine in the high season that many customers would be unhappy when not being able to secure a space for a sunlounger during their main summer holidays.
Tenerife is known for strong winds especially along the coastal resorts, this hotel has fitted glass screens around the Sundeck areas which work well to deflect strong winds coming off the sea.
The sunloungers were in good condition but the cushions looked like they could have been in need of some deep cleaning as we observed many cushions with stains. The cushions were stored away in two small rooms, one at the rear of the sundeck and one located next to the lifeguard.
The main pool was clean but cold with no heating installed. The children's pool was the same.
The lifeguard was on duty from 10am through to 5pm everyday and controlled the music played next to the swimming pools which was quite loud on most days.
On our first day we decided to explore the pool areas after breakfast and found another Sundeck area up a set of stairs. The upper Sundeck contained double, cushioned sunbeds, its own sunloungers with cushions and an area containing Rattan sofas and chair furniture, all under a canopy for shade. This was very useful to take a quick break from the Tenerife sun at midday.
We found this upper Sundeck area a retreat from the main, busy pool area on the ground floor. During our entire trip only a handful of people used the upper area to sunbathe and relax.
If your like us and prefer a quieter, more relaxing area then this upper Sundeck is for you. There was always sunloungers available everyday during our trip so no need to keep getting up early to put your towels on a sunlounger but this was March.
Our Room accommodation
We booked a Sea-facing balcony room as accommodation during our stay. When we entered our room our first impressions were not so good, especially after the good impression we had of the hotel from the main reception area.
Our room size was adequate, a king sized bed, flat screen TV, bathroom, balcony, wardrobe with safe and air conditioning, but as we looked closer we saw signs of wear and tear throughout and the whole room required some serious need of updating.
The balcony partly faced the sea so we could not complain but the patio doors were old, tatty and the curtains in need of replacing. The housekeeping was of a good standard and cleaning including new bedding, towels and toiletries replaced everyday.
In our opinion the entire room required a serious update / refurbishment, it looked to us as if no investment had been made in the room for atleast 10 years.
The bathroom consisted of two wash hand basins set into a worktop, a toilet, a bidet and a bath with shower and glass screen and extra towels were stored away.
Once again, the bathroom looked like it could do with an update and a good refurbishment.
How many hotels these days still have a bath fitted with a shower attached?
The taps were discoloured due to constant cleaning with chemicals, all chrome fittings like the shower fittings, plugs were all tarnished and discoloured but clean. The shower attachment off the bath taps took some adjusting as when we turned the shower on, the shower head shot upwards making a lot of water on the bathroom floor. For the rest of our stay we had to have showers at a half flow and lean backwards just to shower and get clean.
The colour scheme of the bathroom had a lot to be desired. It felt like we had gone back in time to the 90's with the lime green washbasins, marble effect worktops and a strange, lime green painted toothbrush holder.
The toilet flush system stuck when you flushed so constantly refilled which I had to fix myself. Also, there was no extraction system fitted in the bathroom so the mirrors steamed up constantly.
Television & Wi-Fi Service
The LCD flat screen Television in our room had approximately 40 channels installed, however out those 40 channels we could only find three American channels of which two of those were news channels. This was disappointing as we have read many reviews online that a lot of English people stay at the hotel.
The hotel does not have Wi-Fi installed in any rooms. If you want to access Wi-Fi you need to be in the reception area and its chargeable on a weekly fee rate. We did find two PC's at the rear of reception which charged €1 per 10 minutes of internet access.
The Restaurant / Breakfast
The Restaurant area is located off reception next to a bar area and holds approximately 60 tables including various areas serving hot & cold foods, drinks, tea / coffee and a chef manned egg station.
The Restaurant serves daily breakfast from 7am - 10am, lunch from 1pm - 3pm and Dinner serving from 7pm - 10pm everyday.
Dinner rates on a daily basis cost €39.00 for two people including drinks at your table which is billed to your room.
As we only paid for Room & Breakfast rate at the hotel we can't comment on the Lunch or Dinner servings
Breakfast Serving in our opinion was of a good standard. The choice on offer was varied from hot cooked items such as bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms etc. Freshly cooked eggs are available from the egg station and your choice are cooked to order by a chef.
The Restaurant at breakfast served a multitude of different foods & drinks such as cold meats, cheeses, salads, fresh & dried fruits, cereals, nuts, yogurt, sliced breads, rolls & baguette.
We opted for on many days the cooked eggs of choice from the egg station which were very good. The omelette is cooked to order and you can request additional items such as onions, peppers, ham, mushrooms etc.
Outside the restaurant we discovered another area with tables & chairs so customers can eat breakfast in the morning Sun. Unfortunately this area is also shared with smokers so if your unfortunate like we found you can be sharing your breakfast time with people smoking on the table next to you.
In our opinion the restaurant offerings and service were of a good 4 Star Hotel standard.
The Local area & Facilities
One of the main reasons we choose the Vincci Tenerife Golf was the local area adjacent to the hotel. Using Tripadvisor reviews we found that the hotel was located next to a shopping parade containing many restaurants, bars, cafes, banks, shops and a Supermarket.
This shopping parade was only a few minutes walk from the hotel and was very convenient to pop out for a few snacks, eating out for dinner or just to take an evening stroll.
During our stay we found a few very nice restaurants including an excellent Indian, an Italian and a Spanish restaurant cooking a multitude of different dishes.
Prices in our opinion where similar to some English restaurants, we spent on average £30 a night for dinner for two with soft drinks.
Our Verdict / Recommendations
During our research for a hotel located near the Tenerife South airport, on the coast and a minimum of a 4-Star rating at a decent price, the range of hotels on offer was always going to be limited.
We find it such a shame when hotels portray a great image on the internet, invest in the "front of house" & facilities but then fail miserably when it comes to the standard of the customer rooms. This hotel has a lot going for it with a good location, a great restaurant but why not invest in updating the rooms?
We are lucky that including using a discount code we managed to only pay £82.00 a night Room & Breakfast rate for our stay. If we had paid more than this rate we would have not been very happy.
We found the best price available by using various hotel comparison sites on the web. Once we had decided on the right hotel, we then search for the cheapest price available. If you do decide to stay at the Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf, make sure you look at a lot of online travel companies offering hotels as this can dramatically reduce the price than going diretc.
In the end, we used Trivago as they displayed the most competitive rates, using the information displayed on Trivago we then made a note of the cheapest companies then headed over to Topcashback to bag some cashback off the final price & using a discount code.
To read our British airways Club Europe flight Review from Gatwick to Tenerife South click here > BA Club Europe Review < or our Review of the Business Class Lounge at Tenerife South airport by clicking here > Tenerife Airport Lounge & Our Gatwick Airport Lounge experience here - BA Gatwick South Lounge