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Fabulous Xmas / New Year despite COVID restrictions
We are so glad that we made the effort and returned to Tecina for a five week break mid December to mid January. No regrets!! This year the vacation was needed more than ever!!Management of the covid situation was superb with never a moment of feeling unsafe. From the disinfecting of luggage on arrival, to the room cleaning, to the assisted buffets, to the online app for pre-booking of meals, activities & sun loungers - nothing could be faulted. Restrictions in place plus vastly reduced client numbers had undoubtedly, and unfortunately, meant that some amenities could not be made available. We missed the restaurants and piano bar which were temporarily closed but applaud those services which were available. The breakfasts and dinners were, as ever, of a very high standard. Big thank you to the Animation team for daily socially distanced outdoor yoga, fitness & dance classes and for the song & dance evening entertainment shows. Big thank you to each and every staff member. The friendliness and helpfulness of all added to the magical holiday and, of course, the beauty of La Gomera, the sun, sea snd hills are all unchanged. Back home now, in the wind, rain snd snow, dreaming of a return visit!!
Felt so great
Travelling these days is not easy and in the beginning, I was honestly not entirely sure if Jardin Tecina is worth all the effort. Today I can say it absolutely was as since our arrival, we found a true hidden paradise. The stay here was the balm for the soul and the nerves. I felt again how great it is to travel and feel like a human being (compared to this lockdown-madness we have in Europe now). For this, I need to thank a lot. The whole hotel is basically one botanic garden placed in the beautiful La Gomera. The food, animation programs, evening shows, the service, everything was great. All our requests (blankets, different wine glass, electric heating, more body lotion …), nothing was a problem. If I remember correctly, the hotel is designed for something over 800 persons. During our visit, it was always full below 10%. What is of course a problem for a property owner was a huge benefit for us. I do not really know how it was during top seasons but right now, you could just relax and enjoy the place without worrying about too many people. I felt we received a 5-star comfort in a 4-star resort. One can’t write the review these days without mentioning the covid safety measures. Well, these guys take this really seriously. Everything was always crystal clear (chambermaids do a great job), disinfection everywhere, in the dinner buffet, you can’t just take things, one person performing service will give you what you ask for, everything is packed (even the ice-cream), all stuff always wearing face masks (I can only imagine how difficult it is especially in the hot weather). Long story short, this was a real relax escape and I believe we get the best out of the place. We can strongly recommend to visit the place and if you have any worries, throw them away and visit the place now.
Very good low key hotel for mass tourism
The hotel hosts a lot of rooms, but because it is spread over a large area and the little houses with the rooms have maximum one floor, you do not feel too much like being in a hotel for the mass tourism. It is well located right next to a golf course. It has different swimming pools. I would recommend breakfast only as there are a number of nice and not too expense restaurants in the neighborhood and the buffet can be insipid and boring after some days. I would very much recommend to rent a car (we rented at the hotel and paid Eur 17 a day), as it gives you much liberty. They are not great at the reception for giving information on what to visit on the island, but the officer from the rent-a-car can give you plenty of good advice.
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!
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