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Stunning setting, loads of activities, lovely staff
This was our first trip to La Gomera and we will definitely return again. The island is beautiful, varied terrain with beaches and heat on the coast then up into the rainforest at the centre for stunning hikes. We will stay at the Hotel Tecina again for sure. It was a real treat to stay there. We are an active family so played alot of tennis (the courts are good quality and plenty of them), played golf (stunning golf course), yoga, fitness classes, swam in the pool and the sea and also plenty of time to relax and read by the pool. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Everyone greets you. Especially the two fitness staff who, despite Covid restrictions so fewer guests, were incredibly positive and made the classes such fun. The room was great, a good size bedroom and the bathroom had been recently modernised. The balconies are small but big enough to sit out when you are relaxing. Rooms were cleaned daily and everything supplied in a Covid secure way. The location of the hotel is perfect. We stayed on B&B so every evening we walked down to Santiago town which has so many very good restaurants and cafes to choose from. We were really glad we went out every evening to be with the locals and feel what life is like in La Gomera. We had a hire car and so explored the island, going on hikes most days. I'd really recommend a day in San Sebastian as well to wonder around the beautiful old town, have some lunch and go for a swim. The beach is so sheltered. We went as a couple for a last minute get away from the dreary UK but will certainly return with our teenage children and our friends.
Loads to do
Very much enjoyed staying at the Tecina. Like everywhere on La Gomera, the staff were wonderful, very helpful and friendly. We played tennis alot, yoga, aqua. The beach club is also a really nice set up. I played golf twice, the course is wonderful, you start way up the hill and play down or across the slope all the way. Sensational views on every hole. Really good fun, and players of all standards would enjoy, the white tees are quite long. My only recommendation would be to upgrade the tee boxes now the golf course is quiet. They were often scruffy and worn out, which is something that gets noticed. Breakfast was nice, though suffered from the covid restrictions. They had made a huge effort to comply everywhere, we just felt lucky to be here. We tended to eat down by the beach in the evenings so can't comment on the evening food. Thanks for having us!
Splendid setting in a botanical garden
La Gomera is a beautiful island with its own microclimate and this is wonderful setting on top of a cliff for this Fred Olsen Hotel with a long history of his personal role in the development of the island as a holiday destination. Anne-Tina is the resident pianist and her playing is wonderful and evocative, the sound of the grand piano ringing around the hotel. It is a wonderful island for walking.
We’ve twice visited Jardin Tecina in the past and have really enjoyed ourselves on both occasions. We think there are several highlights for the hotel that made us want to return. So we booked to return September 2019 but Thomas Cook went under so we lost that visit; rebooked for April 2020 then COVID-19 stopped that holiday. The hotel is superb, the setting, the facilities, the staff. Above all to us is the sheer pleasure we’ve had in the piano bar listening to Anne-Tina’s music and enjoying her conversation; she is very talented and a great credit to the hotel, long may she continue there. We really hope to be able to get there in 2021, possibly in the autumn, and look forward to our visit and being able to enjoy Anne-Tina’s music.
Paradise in COVID times
It was a bit difficult to organise a trip to La Gomera this time but we don’t regret the efforts. Nature, the sun, the ocean... they are not affected by the virus... and the hotel... all the efforts they made to keep everyone safe: really impressing! The staff was nice and helpful as ever. Of course the masks, the gloves, the plexi screens, the disinfection gels... make the atmosphere feel different. And of course some facilities were closed due to the low number of guests, but living from lock-down to semi lock down to lock down again for so many months now, this holiday at JT perhaps even felt better than ever. Jardin Tecina and La Gomera definitely felt like the safest place on earth!
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