- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Ideal for romantic German couples
La Casa Rural Amarilla - The Yellow Country House - appealed to me because it was an old finca surrounded by farmland. However, it turned out to be situated in a very isolated place, where the approach was bordered by very high black coralstone walls and it looked very forbidding...once there one had to call a cell number to locate a caretaker who would come to open the gate...this did not happen and in the end we had to call the owner, Teresa, who then got hold of the elderly person who came down to let us in and it took some 20 minutes or more, and the fact that it was late in the day and pouring with rain did not add to the situation. Upon arrival at the house, I found the actual house pretty and nicely furnished. However, upon viewing the room, which was not the room I was promised, I found it dark and rather depressing. The taps in the bathroom for both the shower and bidet did not work and little water flowed through and I saw in fact it was because the faucets were caked with calcium and limescale deposits. The water was not hot, so no nice hot shower and no bath even though we were promised one in our original booking. The beds were reasonable, but the pillows like bricks...luckily I had my own pillow, which I then left behind when we left after just one night, but which Teresa the lady owner kindly brought down for me the day I left Tenerife as she had to go up to her property. The breakfast was not appetising, coffee bitter, eggs cold. Not good.