We stayed in the Bahia Principe which is very nearby and were watching it being built last year. It is in a remote area but you can easily get buses or cabs from the hotel if you want to venture out. The Hard Rock hotel looks very nice.
Thanks for the replies. Hadn't realised it was so isolated but I think the hotel itself being nice is the main thing. To be honest DCs (5 & 8) are happy with pools and kids club most of the time. How long would it take to walk to restaurants and shops?
We have always been happy chilling round the pool but there are always buses and cabs outside the hotels. We visited Siam water park and went into Las Americas but were relieved to get back to the hotel after! If you want to visit places with more shops and restaurants you would need to get a bus but there are some small shops etc near the Hard Rock. I know this as we had to walk to the pharmacy there last time as my husband had an ear infection.
I'm in Tenerife now and haven't seen it. Now I've read where it is, no wonder. We tend to stay around las Americas/ Los Cris Especially Los Cris as we like the ambience there. Should be ok for you if there's a pool and taxis are quite cheap. Kids will love monkey world. Ask at hotel, there may be a free bus. It's beautifully laid out and animals are well cared for . Only €5 for children and €10 for adults. It's beautiful here right now. Yesterday was 28 and so much nicer than the 34 we had the days before when it was grey and muggy with the calima.
We're back and all thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that we might go again. We found a handful of local bars/restaurantsa and apart from breakfast we only ate in the hotel once which was expensive and vast portions of not terribly exciting food.