The closest airport hotel Tenerife for southern flights now a health hazard?
The airport hotel Tenerife Monica Sur was recommended by myself to a
friend of mine. Shortly after he arrived there he called me by "Whats
app". That was in December 2015.
He was shocked. He encountered
graffiti in the hotel elevator, dirty towels in the room and no hot
water for the bath after running it for 15 minutes.
I called reception and asked to please do something, as the elderly man was
tired and feeling ill. Reception told me that he had to talk to
them himself. By the way, there was no telephone in the room.
The only positive thing he noticed was a good TV reception with many channels.
By the way a few hours later, hot water for the bath was available.
So much to hotel news of December 19, 2015.
Also, he had booked online but, they couldn't find it. He had to pay cash again. The hotel receptionist only issued a receipt when asked for it.
I asked the gentleman to take photos when he is feeling a little better.
Poor public relations and rudeness are two things. The receptionist hung up on me when I called again.
What made this hotel ideal for air travel?
It's the closest to the airport of all hotels in the region.
Nearby are a public bus service as well as taxis.
- It has only three stories but, a spacious roof top with views
- It was a friendly and clean family type hotel where you even easily made friends with other guests
- Kids were welcome
- It used to have a 24hours with 7days per week reception
- English was spoken by its main staff
- Charming Elizabeth from the UK was your receptionist in the past
- Parking was easy in its side street
This medium sized 3 star Tenerife hotel is just far enough off the main road of San Isidro to ward off traffic noise.
It gives you more than just relaxing accommodation.
So what was this Airport hotel Aeropuerto Sur like?
Its pleasant airport hotel lobby
felt like a buzzing family lounge.
The lobby of Hotel Monika Sur
It's near the dinging rooms
It gives you upper floors access
It used to have many books and tourist information for you to read.
Mostly Spanish speaking hotels guests passed by, a few years ago
The Tenerife airport hotel bedroom
- It reminded a modern boutique hotel.
- It had Satellite TV.
- There were double beds, wardrobes and sideboards
- Cool colors mixed with vibrant bright shades.
- Interior decorating was enhanced by dried flowers in big vases which stood on the floor.
The airport hotel Tenerife bath
The airport hotel bathroom
is not very big, had no frills but, was very clean and everything including showers worked well in the past.
A hotel billiard room
Play billiard or other social games at the south airport hotel games room
A bar room for special functions
One of the quarters behind the lobby is for taking refreshments, for snacks or for meals.
It's of generous size and may even accommodate a medium sized conference.
This dining hall with its airport hotel Tenerife bar was cozy despite its size. There, an open door to the street allowed for extra ventilation and fresh air, while there was air conditioning in the bedrooms, by the way.
Lighting any type of tobacco was prohibited by Spain's anti smoking law.
The dining room
You could even glimpse the cook in the adjacent modern and previously clean kitchen from this South airport hotel dining
The airport hotel Tenerife also had rather innovative features, here and there.
There was a modern furniture
sideboard by the entrance which was rather nice.
A healthy lunch at the airport hotel Tenerife Monica Sur
Depicted below are photos of the hotel lunch that I had there on August 19, 2011.
The price for the 3 course meal was € 8 at the time which may be more now. It was an absolute bargain, as bread and a local house wine were included in the price. The fish with its nutty bite in the delicate herbal sauce was simply delicious and so was the Lasagna.
Unfortunately, we never know if this hotel doesn't have a new cook or introduced food that isn't as good as before. Why? Much can change in gastronomy within a few years.
A hotel sauna on the roof
A woman with a baby in a pram asked how to get to the airport hotel pool veranda,
while I was by the hotel reception. Find it on the rooftop azotea, where you also encounter a fitness center and sauna.
A pool to be enjoyed under stars
However, I only visited the sparkling pool and hotel azotea.
The swimming basin has been sunk into an elevated podium by the big bar. Rustic, wooden pool loungers with umbrellas and round tables with individual seating were grouped all around the swimming platform. Everything hugged the bar.
A big pot plant looked a bit starved of water, unfortunately.
Much roof veranda potential, indeed
Otherwise, the airport hotel Tenerife has its brand name Hotel Aeropuerto Sur
displayed above its pool within the open air 'azotea'. This roof veranda must have been very attractive when it was alive with waiters serving a party crowd between 50 and 90 people or with small open air seminars or meetings.
Excellent hotel infrastructure
Learn how well this airport hotel connected you to get around Tenerife
as far as to the capital Santa Cruz in less than an hour.
Reasons to book this South airport hotel
Easter or July and August are the peak Medano surf holiday seasons for Tinerfeños. Many come down to the south of the biggest of all Canary Islands where they often have their holiday home in Tenerife. The Canarios wouldn't go to mainland Spain in summer, as they prefer a more moderate Tenerife climate, more about which learn here.
Why I selected this hotel?
- The good price
- Its utmost closeness to the Tenerife south airport
- I had never seen El Medano the kitesurfing Tenerife paradise which is almost down the road from the Monika Sur hotel
People who may reserve this hotel for the airport also look at
the Beach Hotel El Medano
Please look at some Trip Advisor reviews before booking at closest hotel of Tenerife South airport or just call by phone.
I feel like I must apologize to have recommended the airport hotel Tenerife South Monica Sur which was in top condition in 2011. This was a mere five years ago compared to now in almost 2016.
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