I have just returned from the relaxation trip of a lifetime. With my exams over, the tourist season imminent (I work in tourism) and the desperate need for sun, I booked a four night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife.
Many of you, like me, would have heard of the Hard Rock Cafe and this hotel was in line with the rest of the brand. The live music being performed at the pools throughout the day and the singers who performed late into the evening created a constant upbeat atmosphere.
Just like the restaurants, the memorabilia of famous musical artists was integrated into the stylish interior of the hotel and the food was phenomenal! Oh… and we had FREE WIFI!
From the moment we arrived we were immersed into the pure luxury of the hotel. We were greeted with complimentary welcome drinks (which were needed after a four hour flight), given a detailed insight into the facilities and attended to by exceptional staff.
Now I do not want to go on about the room too much… but it was incredible and I fell in love with the decor!
Our room was stylish, sleek and kitted out with state of the art facilities; from a Bose iPod docking station to an interactive, flat screen, Apple TV.
The open planned Deluxe Silver Room consisted of two incredibly comfy twin beds,a sleek desk and a modern sofa that I would love to have in my house (but it would not fit in my suitcase)!
The sinks were also situated in the bedroom area, with two double sided, hanging mirrors.
Thankfully the walk in shower and the toilet were hidden away from view behind glossy black doors.
Luckily for us Brits, a kettle and tea making equipment were supplied. They were concealed in a stylish red wardrobe along with a safe, a mini bar and cosy bathrobes! Everything you could ever need!
The room also came with a spacious, furnished balcony that looked out over the sea. Views to die for!
The food supplied at the hotel was incredible and there were so many dining options- Japanese, Steak House, Tapas and an American diner.
Breakfast consisted of the biggest buffet I have EVER seen. They had everything from a chocolate fondue to Kebab (as in a leg of doner Kebab, like the one in your local Kebab shop). You could have a full English Fry up, a continental breakfast, freshly made pancakes or just cereal! I am just listing a small selection of a wide range of food that you could pick. Breakfast truly set you up for the day!.
The 3rd Half was similar to an American Diner or a Sports Bar as it had multiple flat screen TVs broadcasting sport. I think it was the cheapest place to eat in the hotel but the price definitely did not have an affect on the quantity nor the quality of the food! On our first night we had a delicious chicken burger and massive BBQ ribs! Neither of us were able to finish our plates, despite how yummy they were.
We loved the Sports Bar so much that we return on our last night and both had a beef burger!
Montauk was an à la carte Steak House. It was by far the most expensive but it was definitely an experience. The Ribeye that we ordered was so tender and had so much flavour!
The coolest part of the evening was when we got to choose what type of knife we would like to use! Now if that is not fancy… then I don’t know what is!
This was a Spanish tapas restaurant in which you ordered lots of little dishes. My favourite was the spicy meatballs. The food was incredible and the decor was insane! On the ceiling there were brightly coloured spinning lampshades which kept you cool throughout the meal.
With 4 pools, we were spoilt for choice.
There was a Kids Splash pool as well as a larger Splash pool which were great for families.
In the mornings we headed down to the Lagoon which was a massive pool, which had a DJ set up in the middle. There was a different DJ each day but they all played rock classics as well as popular modern songs!
Also, at 12:30 everyday we would participate in water aerobics. Surprisingly, this was my favourite part of the day, possibly because the teacher as well as the other guests were so enthusiastic!
In the afternoon, we always headed up to the adult only Eden Pool and pool bar. You could order and then drink cocktails whilst sitting on a barstool submerged in the water.
The hotel also had a beach but admittedly I only visited it twice. The hard pebbles and sharp rocks discouraged me from attempting to swim out and enjoy the waves.
You would be thoroughly pampered in the Spa! It comes with a separate pool, a thermal circuit and a snow room!
We saved the 16th Floor Sky Lounge until our last night and I am so glad that we did! We sipped mojitos as the sunset and we gazed out over the sea.