In a video shared on social media, desperate British tourists could be seen running to get the best spot once the hotel’s pool opened at 8am.
Holidaymakers at the four-star Spring Hotel Bitacora in Playa de las Américas, Tenerife, could queue next to the pool gate at 6am to get the best sunbeds.
It is believed that some hotel guests have waited as long as 90 minutes.
The video shows some running and then throwing their bags and towels to take their favorite spot by the pool.
Tourist Chloe Turner, who shot the video, explained that this was her “favorite family resort”.
Vacationers stood there from 6:30am until the gates opened at 8am.
Chloe explained: “So I’m in Tenerife and everyone is running to secure their tanning spot.”
She posted another video the next day that read, “Another day, again sunbed war.”
TikTok users took to the comment section to share their thoughts with Icela, saying, “That’s not a vacation!!”
Another, @umm.so_not.ab1, commented: “I was there from July 29 to August 9 and my dad said it was. I stayed at the same hotel.”
Lauren Kent said: “Nightmare vacation to be honest. Who wants to sit next to a pool all day? Amazes me.”
Social media user Lauren O Connor added: “That’s crazy and that’s actually a really nice hotel.”
“I stayed here, a good hotel, but this is ridiculous,” says Natalie Jane.
The increase in holiday bookings in Spain this year has had an effect on prices, as the new average cost of a hotel stay is now 200 euros per night.
According to a report by Simon-Kucher & Partners, hotel prices have skyrocketed this month, with accommodation up 42 percent more than last summer.
The average daily rate in the Spanish coastal areas, such as the Balearic Islands or Costa del Sol, rose to 168 euros in August.
In cities such as Barcelona, prices have increased by 17 percent compared to the previous year.