The Arona Gran Hotel & Spa is a 4* large adults only hotel, situated on the seafront in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. The hotel re-opened on the 24th September 2021 after a renovation and is part of the Spring Hotels group.
The Arona Gran has 7 floors, with 5 lifts, Reception is on floor 1, floors 2-6 are accommodation (391 rooms) and floor 7 is reserved for UP! Offering bed & breakfast, half board or full board accommodation.
UP! allows access to the rooftop terrace with 2 swimming pools (1 heated) and a jacuzzi, sunbeds and cabanas. Open from 10:00-18:00 in winter, guests have complimentary snacks served for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Plus a full bar service, house wines and Heineken beer, soft drinks and hot drinks. Additionally Up! guests have 1 free spa circuit and a massage included. As well as an à la carte 5 course meal on either a Tuesday or Friday evening.
The hotel’s double rooms are 30m2 and furnished with twin beds, two chairs with coffee table, desk with built in fridge (empty), coffee maker & kettle for hot drinks. Large wardrobe space with plenty of hangers, drawers and shelves plus a safe. Extra pillows and blankets provided. Lots of sockets, choice of lighting options. Good air conditioning during the daytime. In the bathroom there is a walk in shower with over head and hand held shower. Single sink, toilet & bidet. Shower gel and shampoo are wall mounted in the shower. The balcony has two plastic chairs, foot stools and table, plus a clothes dryer and an adjustable sunshade.
Double room side sea view
Double room with pool and or sea view
UP! room situated on the high floors with access to the roof terrace and UP! benefits
UP! Suite extra living room space situated on various floors and UP! access to the roof terrace with UP! benefits
Bars & Restaurants
Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers from 6pm in all bars and restaurants. During the summer months (July, August and September) the use of smart, knee-length shorts is allowed, with the exception of the à la carte restaurant, where the use of long trousers is obligatory (Evenings only).
Las Vistas is the buffet restaurant open 07:30-10:00 & 18:30-21:30, situated on floor 0. A large and light dining space with lots of window table options providing garden or sea views. A handful of tables also offer al fresco dining. Guests are offered a choice of two sittings for breakfast & dinner during check-in. Wednesday is a gala night in the buffet restaurant, roses and cava are presented on arrival, repeat guests tend to dress for the occasion and a special effort is made with the food. We particularly enjoyed the seafood & sushi options.
La Jarea is the à la carte restaurant situated on floor 0 out on the pool terrace with sea views (previously known as Palapa).
Aguaviva is the pool bar open 10:00-18:00.
Romantica is the lobby bar on floor 1 with a piano. (Currently closed)
Terraza Los Lagos is the lower lobby bar on 0, also with a piano and al fresco seating options on the terrace. Open 18:00-12:00.
Sports Bar is a small lounge offset from the Terraza Los Lagos with large televisions for sports coverage.
Salón Teide is the show bar on floor 0 with live music and acts at 21:30.
UP! Lounge is on floor 7, the roof terrace for UP! guests only. Open 10:00-18:00.
2 x outdoor freshwater pools, the dolphin tiled pool is heated from 1 Nov to 31 May.
Outdoor spa pool (heated), a new feature since refurbishment with a circuit of spa jets and jacuzzis.
UP! terrace 2 x freshwater pools, one infinity style and one raised glass walls (heated), plus a jacuzzi.
Thalasso Spa (entry €10 for hotel guests) includes sensory showers, plunge pool, sauna, steam room, Turkish bath, whirlpool, ice bucket, relaxation beds and massage treatments. Open 10.00-18:00. Accessed from pool terrace area.
Gym situated below the pool terrace with promenade views. Good selection of cardio machines for running, cycling, stepping and rowing. Plus weight lifting machines, and free weights. Exercise room for small group classes.
Shopping Gallery, selection of shops available off the reception area on floor 1.
Conference rooms on floor 1.
Salón Masca, bridge room on floor 0.
Salón Vilaflor, library on floor 2.
Cycling storage, private space for renting or storing your bike. Adjacent to the gym below the pool terrace.
These are our notes additional to the standard hotel information above, learned during our stay at this hotel for a week in November 2021.
The Arona Gran is situated opposite Los Cristianos harbour, guests should expect to hear noise from the two ferry services operating throughout the day.
We highly recommend the UP! rooms, the extra cost is worth it for the additional benefits included.
Standard rooms are situated on the side of the hotel overlooking a private community apartment block with morning sunshine. Some may be affected by wafts from a sewage treatment plant below, you could certainly smell it when walking in this area.
The double room side sea view rooms were in shade all day during our visit.
Our room was UP! 667, the sunshine was on our balcony from 10:30 to sunset during our visit in November.
On our floor, 642 was by the lift, 646 upwards were situated on the sunny side of the hotel but the furthest to walk from reception.
We were able to book a second evening in the à la carte restaurant with a €16pp supplement from UP! half board.
Wear your UP! band in the buffet restaurant in the evenings to have the house wines from the UP! terrace included free of charge. Your partial bottles of wine will be reserved with your room number to enjoy the following evening.
Direct access to the promenade is available but not obvious, take the stairs down to the gym to find it. Coming in from the promenade, you need to put your hand through the grill to access the card swipe on the other side.
The indoor and outdoor spas have chair lift access for guests with limited mobility.
Daytime activities included aqua gym, petanca, fitball, darts, yoga, ping pong, bingo, body balance, sjoelen, dance class, sunbed stretch and pilates.
Evening shows included Corazón del Caribe, Tour du Cirque, Breaking the Silence, Back to the 80’s, The Crooner, plus ABBA, Barry White & Robbie Williams tributes.
The UP! assistant is fabulous! Nerissa was amazing at answering questions, organising spa treatments and dining for us.
The first sun beds to have sunshine on the pool terrace are on the far right hand side of the hotel, as you face the sea.
The weather tended to be sunny mornings and cloudy afternoons during our stay.
There is a Superdino supermarket across the road from the hotel entrance, plus an Overseas British supermarket below the Costamar next door.
The outdoor market situated next to the hotel was open on Sunday & Tuesday.
For beaches, Playa de Los Cristianos is 750m walk along the promenade and combined with the harbour, if you continue on around the corner Playa de Las Vistas is a big beach with sunbeds (1.8km). Personally we liked Playa del Camisón a bit further on (2.5km), as it’s a smaller cove with tikki style umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach, or a grass bank that you can sunbathe on – just watch out for the sprinklers!
The coastal promenade stretches 10km from the Arona Gran Hotel in Los Cristianos to the fishing village of La Caleta. No scooters or bikes are allowed, this is a pedestrian footpath linking the resorts of Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas & Costa Adeje.
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