The Amazing Hard Rock Hotel – Tenerife

Our Hard Rock Haven, drinks and in-house date ideas.

After a rather hazy Jet2 transfer to the hotel, which I’m told took thirty minutes, thirty minutes which felt like three… Three cheers for gin and juice! We were greeted upon arrival with a glass of fizz each and our bags were taken to our room. There was a swift introduction to the Hotel’s policies, facilities and we were given pre-loaded electronic wristbands to the value of €500, which allowed us to purchase food, drinks merchandise and access our room and the hotel facilities. As we had opted for bed and breakfast with the intention of exploring and eating out most nights, this seemed agreeable, for now.
First impressions of our Studio Suite Gold were jaw-dropping; open planned with bed and living space combined, a room-enough-for-two Jacuzzi bath and his-and-her wash stand facilities. It was oozing with black shiny surfaces which appealed to both of our magpie tendencies – not to mention those added Rockstar touches, shag pile rug overlooked by a ceiling mirror, stocked bar and surround sound.
There was a separate cubicle for the shower and toilet, ideal for couples who aren’t quite at the simultaneous bath ruined by toilet business stage. Hey, I love him but the man doesn’t always smell of roses!
The fridge came well stocked with beers, spirits, mixers and snacks, plus full-sized bottles of wine waiting in the room, it is worth mentioning these are NOT complimentary; however, there is a shop parallel to the hotel which can fulfil all of your beverage needs for a much more Bambi approved rate. The guest (free) Wi-Fi maintained a consistent signal throughout the various areas of the hotel, facilities, in the room and by the pool. Our pool-view room, did overlook the immediate hotel facilities but much more impressively: out to sea, the mountains and was perfect for enjoying the sunset from the loveseat on the balcony.

The grounds included: A Rock Spa* and beauty lounge, where a gel mani and pedi will set you back a cool €120, while an hour’s massage is around €180 but the spa facilities really are wonderful for the price of €20 a guest for two hours, or ‘free’ if you book in for a treatment. There’s a thermal and water area with a variety of plunge and Jacuzzi pools, an outdoor swimming pool, sun loungers, heated sun loungers, a steam room, sauna and even a snow room!
Nirvana and Oasis Pool with surrounding sun loungers, poolside beds and bar service.
A stairway to sunset elevator, which provides hotel guests convenient access to the beach cove below.
Numerous à la carte restaurants; we opted to eat at the Narumi sushi and seafood restaurant, but the choice extends to four different continents and cuisines.

The Narumi Restaurant along with the other al a carte dining options, spa, gym and access to the sky lounge are in the right wing of the resort branch, while we were accommodated in the left, conveniently located just above the breakfast area. The reservation for the booking was made through the hotel guest reception assistant who was extremely helpful, she was able to provide full menus for all of the restaurants and even take a pre-payment so that Bear wasn’t tempted to chip in. I did want it to be a bit of a surprise for him afterall… wife material anyone?

The sushi was some of the best we have eaten, we opted for the forty-piece sashimi and sushi platter which we were able to customise as we pleased and pick our own rolls from the menu, or go for the chef’s choice. The restaurant, unlike the pool bars had a great selection of top shelf tipples and whiskeys. We were able to dine without being rushed or bothered and it made a lovely change. The meal and drinks set me back just over €250 but it really was worth it!

Following Bambi’s review on TripAdvisor of the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife: The hotel followed up to explain it now offers guests a half board package, which wasn’t available at the time we visited, but dining at the buffet or any of the three a la carte restaurants is included. So, if like us you prefer to mix-it-up with alternative dining too, be sure to weigh up the cost.

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