It's difficult to miss La Siesta, a long peach-coloured structure in the centre of the resort, with its name in large letters emblazoned on a support structure. Above the main entrance is the hotel's butterfly emblem whose grace is perhaps a little misleading in terms of the reality of the hotel. The lobby, which has a mirrored ceiling, is not the most attractive in the world with a clash of styles at reception between the bamboo and marble tiling. The chill out music though was welcome (and is welcoming, just like the staff) and the flower arrangements on the tables at each cluster of seating brighten the space up. The rest of the lobby is largely empty with a mix of wicker and old fashioned upholstered furniture taking up some of the space. Outside you'll find the hotel's main pool with a smaller one close by for children. There is heaps of space in which to set up your lounger and parasol and take in the rays all day which are not blocked by the low-rise buildings surrounding the area. The bridge which arches over the pool leads on one side to Magic Park the hotel's kids club. An excellent facility, it comprises two rooms with arcade games, a ball pool and everything else needed to keep the little ones entertained (although in the afternoon parents must accompany their children). There is a full animation programme for both adults and kids involving sports tournaments, a minidisco and entertainment such as the Eagle Show and traditional music.
Natural is La Siesta's spa and wellness centre, which also has a small fitness room with basic machines. The entrance is made atmospheric with tiny spotlights in the ceiling resembling a night sky, while the rest comprises four treatment rooms, a hair salon and both a hydrotherapy pool and jacuzzi. Not the most complete or aesthetically pleasing spa in Tenerife, but one with a good offering of treatments and which is perhaps a bit of a surprise for a hotel of this standing. The hotel also offers a business centre with coin-operated PCs, free wifi in the lobby (this will be extended to some rooms soon) and a tennis court.
The hotel is in good condition despite being filled with dated décor and furniture and is clean and user-friendly. Access to the rooms is easy if not sometimes quite lengthly.