“ Address: San Eugenio / 38679 Adeje / Tenerife / Spain „
The Bougainvillea is quite a large hotel and is quite popular. There is a long distance between the reception and the dining room, then down further to the pool area. Going back and forth to your room becomes a chore, so plan to take everything you need in one go to avoid wasted trips. The lobby is large and marbled, here you leave a 10 Euro deposit for your pool towel. The dining room for breakfast and evening buffet is on the first floor, it's big and noisy, but there is a lot of choice and plenty of staff serving and clearing. There is nightly entertainment shows, but that just isn't our thing so we didn't attend. The pools are clean and large with plenty of sunbathing and shade space. Some spots overlook the sea too which is really nice, a bit windy there but nice and cool too. Our room was basic, the beds not too comfortable and as the week wore on I really started to miss my bed back home. The balcony had a sea view, but rooms round the back looked over the road and car park.
The best bit about this hotel is the location. It is right at the far end of Las Americas, really near Costa Adeje really, so it's quieter but you can easily get to the noisy bars and clubs if that's what you want. Walk in the other direction for a short while and there a more options for dining and drinking, again with a quieter atmosphere, and with so much choice the prices are very competitive.
A walk down some steep steps to the beach, here you can hire sun beds and parasols.
I would recommend this hotel, but it's not outstanding, just good. Approx. £75 per night on Hotels.com when we went in April.
The Bouganville Playa hotel is located in Playa De Las Americas in Tenerife, Spain and is owned by the company Iberostar.
There are a number of Iberostar hotels in the region but none as big as this.
This was the biggest hotel I saw on holiday; we could see it from miles away.
I can't help but think it looks a little old fashioned outside but it's the inside that matters.
When you arrive, you are greeted by a man who hands out drinks while you wait to check in. All the staff speak English which is good but some do speak it better than others.
It is very modern inside with marble floors in reception and throughout the bottom 3 floors, which are -3, -2 and -1.
In total there are 15 floors with over 800 rooms.
Level -3 takes you down to the pools and also to the games rooms where there are video games, pool tables and table tennis.
There are 2 pools, one is more of a kid's pool and it is where they sometimes play water polo. This is a salt water pool and claims to be heated.
The other pool is more of an adult's pool but you do sometimes get kids in it.
There is a ledge on one side of the pool to sit and stand on; this is about 0.5metres down in the water. The depth ranges from about 1.3 to 1.75 metres and the other pool is 1.5 all over. This pool is also salt water but there doesn't seem to be as much which is a lot better than the other one.
There are plenty of sun beds around the pool and it says reserving them isn't allowed but people do anyway.
The lunch room is also located on this floor. This is a simple buffet with drinks available and are free if you are all inclusive.
They do things such as burgers, meatballs, salad and chips with some fruit and cake.
There are tables both inside and outside.
Level -2 is where the dinner and breakfast restaurant is. This is also a buffet. They do food to suit anyone. Some of the things they did for dinner was spaghetti bolognaise chips, ribs, salmon, tuna, salad, chicken, turkey and pizza. They do some different food every night.
Breakfast was very good in my opinion. Some of the things they did were toast, bacon, beans, a different sausage everyday, crepes, omelette, fried egg, scrambled egg, hard boiled egg and tomatoes.
They also had tea, coffee and water based drinks.
Level -1 was where all the holiday reps were to offer help and advise to everyone.
Level 0 was the reception and also the bar with live entertainment every night. I didn't go here but one of the shows they did was mama mia.
Levels 1-10 are the room's floors.
Level A, which is the top floor, was the solarium which is basically the roof and a glass room where you can sun bathe.
The room I stayed in wasn't too bad. There was a nice balcony with a sea and pool view and you can see over all of playa de las americas.
There was a double bed which was clearly designed by someone with 1 brain cell. If you're a couple that like to undergo certain bedroom activities, the last thing you want is a tiled floor and a bed with wheels that slide all over the room even when they are locked.
The light switches seem to have also been designed by this person, right above the pillows. The routein was wake up in the night and turn over or raise your arm, and the lights are on. There were 3 switches and we used to guess how many lights would be on in the morning when we woke up.
There was a basic TV with 1 or 2 English channels and they were ITV Wales and BBC London.
The rest of the room had what you would expect, a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower, wardrobe, draws and a safe which was 12euros, 5 of which was a deposit you get back.
All the staff were very friendly and entertaining. Out waiter reminded us of Barry from the Chuckle Brothers.
This is a 4 star hotel and is well worth the money we paid. Could not fault it apart from the bed problem.