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The Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol received the „TUI Top Quality 2019“ award.
The clients of the German tour operator TUI have rated this hotel as one of the best holiday hotel of the world.

 




 

Weeks of activities

For the change of year from 2019 to 2020, once again we’ll be offering sporting activities at the Mar Y Sol SPA & Sport Hotel with the monitors from the German Wheelchair Sports Federation (DRS), Ute and Klaus D. Herzog.
From 22nd December, Ute and Klaus will be at our hotel in addition to the regular range of sporting activities available at the Mar y Sol. Similarly to previous years, they will be at the disposal of all guests with their support and advice. Whether this involves questions regarding greater mobility, remaining active or having an independent way of life, we will be able to offer all their knowledge and their capacity-oriented approach in both theory and practice. Ute is staying until 4th January and Klaus until 22nd January.
We’re pleased to have them with us!
If you already have any questions to ask them, you can write to them at rollikids@gmx.de or info@marysol.org.org




 

On 28th June 2019, the president of the German Help the Children Foundation (DKHS e.V), Mr Michael Seuchter, on behalf of the Social Association of Germany (SoVD, e.V.), presented Mr H. J. Fischer with the association’s plaque of honour. This plaque also indicates that the Mar y Sol Hotel is considered a good example of meditated planning that takes into account disabled and elderly persons.


 

11.04.2019

Visit us at the international exhibition for rehabilitation and mobility for all (IRMA)

Visit us at the international exhibition for rehabilitation and mobility for all (IRMA) in Bremen (Germany) from the 14th to the 16th of June 2019.

IRMA

 

20.12.2018

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear clients and friends of the Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol,

For all who are not able to stay with us we wish
a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019.

Hans-Joachim Fischer    Elli Baum-Fischer    Renate Kraus    Thomas Fischer    Ina Fischer

 

17.12.2018

“Toys for a smile” Campaign

The Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol supports the “Toys for a smile” toy and gift collection campaign by the Arona Local Council Social Welfare Office.

The needy families receive gift vouchers. This allows the fathers and mothers to participate personally in the selection of the toys for their children. The sole aim of this project is to preserve the magic and excitement of Twelfth Night and to ensure that all the children receive their toys, lighting up Arona with smiles.

The Spa & Sport Hotel has helped the Three Kings gather gifts for the children most in need in Arona.

Happy Epiphany!

 

15.12.2018

8th Mar y Sol International Wheelchair Rugby Cup 2018

The 8th Mar y Sol International Wheelchair Rugby Cup 2018 took place on 13th and 14th December 2018 at the Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel in Tenerife.

The tournament was organised by the Mar y Sol Hotel together with the agency Frontcourt (Heiko Striehl).

The players of the three teams “Löwen”, “Lions G” and “Lions S”, took part, all with the aim of pitting their sporting abilities against each other and, of course, to escape from the European winter to the warm sun of the Canary Islands. Sport, mutual exchanges with other players and, above all, fun and enjoyment of a short break are elements that make the Mar y Sol Cup stand out over other international tournaments.

For the players, the perfect place to hold the event was important. Here, everything is simply under one roof: the sports hall, the outdoor pool heated to 32ºC (with hoists), rooms and restaurant. Long trips by shuttle bus from different hotels were therefore saved and participants were able to make the most of the time between training sessions and matches to sunbathe, swim and relax. Good food and the odd drink with their sporting colleagues rounded off the day. The 9th Mar y Sol International Wheelchair Rugby Cup is planned to be held from 9th to 16th December 2019.

 

07.09.2018

New Front Office Management Team

We would like to inform you that Mrs. Corinna Behrens has been appointed as new Front Office Manager of our Company. Mrs. Behrens replaces in this position Mrs. Mariya Reichardt Tsanovska, who has left Mar y Sol.

Further to this, Mr. Rubén Pardavilla González has been appointed as Deputy Front Office Manager.

Mrs. Behrens and Mr. Pardavilla are delighted to be at your disposal for any matter concerned to the department of reception and bookings.

 

27.08.2018

6th Mar y Sol international wheelchair table tennis training camp 2018

The sixth international wheelchair table tennis training camp was held at the Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel from 15th to 22nd August 2018 under the technical direction of the German coach Dennis Michel and his assistants.

Each participant, regardless of disability, age or playing skills, was individually developed over five hours a day of training. The coach worked under the principle that the players, despite their capacity and style of play, would progress in a modern, effective direction, correcting their technical “mistakes” to obtain the best results.

The aim was to promote the skills of the players through modern training techniques and in different groups, depending on the level of play of the players (regardless of sex), reinforcing this with colleagues with a good level of play. Over the five days of the camp, each player added up around 20 hours of training. Furthermore, video recordings were made of each player, which were carefully analysed at the start and the end of the camp together with the coaches. Thanks to this method, the players were able to monitor their progress.

The camp ended on 21st August 2018 with the second Mar y Sol friendly wheelchair table tennis tournament. The winner was Andreas Schürmann, Heiko Hohner came second and Alfred Sina was able to hold onto third place.

Next year’s Mar y Sol training camp will take place from 7th to 14th August 2019.

 

 


 

In the photo from left to right:
The director general of Imserso, Carmen Balfagón, the managing director of the Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel, Hans-Joachim Fischer, and the chairlady of Grupo SENDA, Matilde Pelegrí

9TH SENDA AWARDS

Grupo SENDA presents its annual awards.

The Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel was presented with the SENDA Tourism and Leisure award for its holiday complex for people with and without disabilities in a barrier-free environment.

The SENDA Awards seek to recognise the work of individuals, institutions, companies and professionals who strive to improve the quality of life of the elderly and/or the dependent and encourage active and healthy ageing. In the afternoon of 5th June 2018 at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid, Grupo SENDA hosted the ninth SENDA Awards ceremony. It was chaired by the chairlady of Grupo SENDA, Matilde Pelegrí, and the director general of Imserso (Institute for the Elderly and Social Services), Carmen Balfagón. The chairlady of Grupo SENDA indicated that “the SENDA Awards are the meeting point for older people and the public health sector”. She also underlined the fact that Grupo SENDA has “18 years of experience and is the leading multimedia information platform in our sectors, with paper, digital and radio media”.

About Grupo SENDA - www.gruposenda.es
Grupo SENDA is the first media platform specialising in information for seniors. It publishes the SENIOR 50 magazine, targeting the over-50’s, and the BALANCE Sociosanitario newspaper, leader in its sector. Both publications have their own website www.sendasenior.com and www.balancesociosanitario.com. It also produces the radio program Palabras Mayores on Radio Internacional (97.5 FM) and Cuaderno Mayor on RNE Radio 5.

About Imserso – http://www.imserso.es The Institute for the Elderly and Social Services (IMSERSO) is one of the Managing Bodies of Spain’s Social Security that is responsible for managing social services that are supplementary to the benefits of the Social Security System, to invalidity and retirement pensions in their non-contributory modalities, and to the exercising by the Civil Service of its competencies regarding the elderly and people in a situation of dependence.

Supplementary social services to the benefits of the Social Security System include social tourism or holidays for the elderly and social hydrotherapy or spa breaks for the elderly.


 

16.02.2018

6th International Training Camp for Wheelchair Table Tennis Mar y Sol 2018

The Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol is arranging the 6th International Training Camp for Wheelchair Table Tennis.

A new challange for players from all over Europe!

15/08/2018 - 22/08/2018

Closing date for entry forms: 15/05/2018

Registration and more information

Book now


 

18.12.2017

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear clients and friends of the Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol,

For all who are not able to stay with us we wish
a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.

Hans-Joachim Fischer    Elli Baum-Fischer    Renate Kraus    Thomas Fischer    Ina Fischer

 

18.12.2017

“Toys for a smile” Campaign

The Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol supports the “Toys for a smile” toy and gift collection campaign by the Arona Local Council Social Welfare Office.

The needy families receive gift vouchers. This allows the fathers and mothers to participate personally in the selection of the toys for their children. The sole aim of this project is to preserve the magic and excitement of Twelfth Night and to ensure that all the children receive their toys, lighting up Arona with smiles.

The Spa & Sport Hotel has helped the Three Kings gather gifts for the children most in need in Arona.

Happy Epiphany!

 

18.12.2017

7th International Mar y Sol Wheelchair Rugby Cup from 4th to 11th December 2017

The International Allstars win the exciting final

The members of the Allstars, from Swabia, Bavaria, Holland and La Palma, won all their games in the tournament and secured the victory in the final against the Heidelberg Lions by 19 to 17.

The Achimer Heroes rounded off the participating teams and had their first win ever in the return game against the Heidelberg Lions, despite ending up only third due to goal difference.

The 8th International Mar y Sol Wheelchair Rugby Cup is to be held again at the beginning of December next year.


 

18.12.2017

Saint Nick on a Trike

Saint Nicholas visited the Spa & Sport Hotel on 7th December 2017. For many years, he had chosen a dog-pulled sleigh for his travels, but this time he arrived with his helpers on shiny red trikes.

Saint Nicholas came without his stick, because all the guests had behaved themselves… and a raffle for a free trike ride was held among them.

 

 

10.12.2017

Roosevelt Association Award for barrier-free tourism and inclusive leisure time facilities

Hans-Joachim Fischer (founder and CEO of the Mar y Sol Hotel) received on 4th December 2017 the “Roosevelt Association Award for barrier-free tourism and inclusive leisure time facilities”. The award was presented to him by Benjamin Prieto Valencia (President of the provincial government of Cuenca).

Hans-Joachim Fischer received this distinction for his exemplary commitment to build the throughout accessible holiday resort Mar y Sol.


 

05.12.2017

The ARONA ACCESSIBLE AWARDS - AAA

Awards designed to reward the best actions in innovation, culture and commitment regarding functional diversity.

The ceremony to present the 2nd Arona Accessibility Awards - AAA was held on 2nd December 2017 in Los Cristianos, on the eve of the World Day for Functional Diversity. The main individuals and organisations committed to this cause over the past year were present at this year’s AAA, and were recognised in ten different categories.

The Mar y Sol Hotel received the Accessible Canary Islands AAA for its commitment towards accessible tourism. This recognition, presented by David Miguel Pérez, the councillor for Tourism at Arona Council, was received by Hans-Joachim Fischer (founder and CEO of the Mar y Sol Hotel) together with his son, Thomas Fischer (deputy CEO).


 

 

30.08.2017

5th Mar y Sol international wheelchair table tennis training camp 2017

From 16th to 23rd August 2017, the Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel held the fifth international wheelchair table tennis training camp, under the technical management of the German coach Dennis Michel and his assistants Thomas Pellny and Felix Schmidt.

As in previous years, the camp particularly involved group training sessions and focused on serving and backhand techniques, correct grip and direct and backhand play with topspin. The participants were also offered individual training, where Dennis Michel analysed the game skills of each player and provided personalised training sessions.

The training programme was exhausting and required a lot of physical strength. However, the participants were, of course, given time to relax at the pool or on the beach. In the evenings they met at the pool bar to chat and exchange experiences. In short, there was a great balance between competition sport and a holiday. The icing on the cake was the fifth Mar y Sol friendly wheelchair table tennis tournament that took place on Tuesday 22nd August 2017. The winner was Heiko Hohner, Peter Kopetzky came second and Alfred Sina was able to tie up third place.

For this year’s tournament the municipality of Arona (Los Cristianos) sponsored the trophies and medals. The municipal councillor, David Pérez, joined the awards ceremony.

The sixth training camp has already been planned for 15th to 22rd August 2018. Next year’s aim is again for inclusion, and the goal is for wheelchair users and those able to walk to train together and measure their skills.

 

15.07.2017

IV Mahou - A PROVINCIA - La Opinión Awards for Gastronomy

The Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel has been presented with the Mahou - LA PROVINCIA - La Opinión Award for Gastronomy and won in the category "hotel with entrepreneurial social responsibility".

Thomas Fischer, assistant manager of the hotel and son of the founder and owner of Mar y Sol, collected the prestigious award at the gala ceremony held on 29th June 2017 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria). The Mahou - LA PROVINCIA - La Opinión Award for Gastronomy was presented to him personally by the director of the daily newspaper La Opinión, Joaquín Catalán.


 

19.04.2017

Visit us at the international exhibition for rehabilitation and mobility for all (IRMA)

Visit us at the international exhibition for rehabilitation and mobility for all (IRMA) in Bremen (Germany) from the 8th to the 10th of June 2017.

IRMA

 

 

16.03.2017

5th International Training Camp Mar y Sol 2017 for Wheelchair Table Tennis

Tenerife - Spain

16th - 23rd August 2017

An inclusive sport event for players from all over Europe!

We offer you:
  • Individual training taught by professional trainers from the table tennis school Cologne
  • 5 days with two sessions (5 hours table tennis per day)
  • Table tennis ball basket
  • Video training analysis
  • Final tournament
  • Appropriate for competitive players, but also for beginner
Prices:

Training fee for players who are accommodated in the hotel: 50,00 Euro per person

The price for external participants with lunch included is 50,00 Euros per or 200,00 Euro for the 5 day package.

 

 

 

15.03.2017

"Hey, it’s great the number of things you can do!"

Two weeks of sporting activities at the Mar y Sol SPA & Sporthotel in Tenerife

Klaus D. Herzog, from the DRS Rollikids

I’ve been coming to Tenerife for New Year’s Eve for the past 6 years, but this time I’ve been able to spend the whole of February here: 2 weeks of sporting activities with the kids from the German Wheelchair Sports Federation (DRS) and friends from the Mar y Sol SPA & Sporthotel, and another 2 weeks on holiday, going on trips, discovering new places, reading and lazing around in the sun in the south of the island. All in all, my stay was fantastic, meeting a lot of memorable people and having a wonderful time. It’s a shame that Ute and Samira weren’t there this time. But let’s start at the beginning.

When I got off the plane in Tenerife, my wheelchair was at the door, I had all my luggage and the sun was shining - as it almost always is in the south of the island. I had arrived. I had arrived to another world to one of the islands of eternal springtime. The past year and my day-to-day routine were behind me. A friendly employee from “Sin barreras” accompanied me as a VIP and made sure I reached the airport exit safe and sound with my tons of luggage, where my transport to the hotel was waiting for me.

This time I was accompanied on the bus by another two tourists - one of whom was also in a wheelchair - who were going to another hotel. The question of where we were each staying soon arose, “ ... the Mar y Sol, oh yeah! That’s the hotel for the disabled, isn’t it?” So, it seems that the Mar y Sol is well known in the circles, although with fewer people who are actually familiar with it and able to rate it. A similar thing happened to Konrad and Maria, from the region of Franconia. They first stayed in Gran Canaria and then visited the Mar y Sol on a trip to Tenerife. After a brief period of familiarisation, they were over the moon with it. Konrad is responsible for the phrase “Hey, it’s great the number of things you can do in a wheelchair!”, once he had overcome the first lessons in balance and equilibrium and was able to focus on the many different possibilities of the wheelchair.

In terms of construction and facilities, the Mar y Sol is simply fantastic. Given that it is on a hillside, it doesn't seem as large as it actually is. Its architecture is open and elegant, with areas of great activity and others to which you can retire, although with the pool area in full view if that’s what you want.

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20.01.2017

6th Mar y Sol International Wheelchair Rugby Cup 2016

The 6th Mar y Sol International Wheelchair Rugby Cup 2016 took place during the week from the 12th to the 19th of December 2016 at the Mar y Sol Spa & Sport Hotel in Tenerife.

Once again the tournament was organised by the Mar y Sol Hotel together with the agency Frontcourt (Heiko Striehl).

This year Mar y Sol Wheelchair Rugby Cup was won by the team “La Palma”. They beat the Heidelberg Lions from Germany at the final game with 25:20. The exciting final has been the crowning glory of a great tournament week themed "competition and holiday atmosphere".

The 7th Mar y Sol International Wheelchair Rugby Cup is planned to be held during the week of 4th to 11th December 2017. Registrations are already being accepted.