We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 El Medano hotels

Hotel Carel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Principes de Espana, 22, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
Hotel amenities
Hotel Carel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Carel to your Saves list
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in El Medano
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
adventurerette London
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    10
    11
    12
    3
    3
See reviews for
3
25
5
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (39)
  • Mar-May only
    (11)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (6)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (9)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (13)
All months
London
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
39 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient for the airport and El Medano is quite a nice little resort. Stayed here at start and end of Canaries walking tour. At the start, our shower head was broken but the second time of staying we had a different room where it worked. Plenty of hot water. Rooms were clean but extremely basic. Breakfast rudimentary and heavy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

And only a short taxi ride from the Tenerife South airport. (In fact I think you could shoulder your rucksack and walk along the beach! Forget the wheelie.) An inexpensive hotel with basic but completely adequate facilities. Our room was large, clean, quiet by Spanish standards. Planes don't fly all night. By this point in our trip we had suffered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Room a had a balcony overlooking the street, but was not clean. Dusty bathroom shelves and fittings, shower holder broken, bathroom door did not close. If the windows closed do not hear the aircraft and street noise too badly, but if open a very noisy location. Breakfast poor, if you want a second cup of coffee have to pay extra.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

WE stayed here 3 nights and we'll never be back to Carel. The Hostel is located in a noisy street, we could hardly sleep and awaked lots of times during the night. Rooms quite clean, but NO HAIRDRYER!! At the reception we were told to come later since another client had been using it, but we never got the hairdryer.At... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed in Hotel Carel for one night at the beginning and one night at the end of our trip to the Canary Islands. Our first night was in a very small, dark room on the main road. The noise of the road and the noise of the aircraft meant we got very little sleep. The second night was much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

El Medano is a small seaside town literally at the end of the runway of Tenerife South Airport. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as when you get used to noise of departing aircraft, it is not a bad place for the independent traveller to visit. The town has some tourist trappings but is essentially a 'local' town.There are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Stayed one night in Hostal Carel, €45 for room with Double bed, Bathroom, TV and balcony. The staff were friendly and accommodating, let us have a late check out so we could spend the day at the beach before flying out early evening and they booked us a cab. Can't go better than all that for €45!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kolding
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I visited Hotel Carel back in december and I just loved it. Nice, clean, central and the staff is very kind. The small pub in the hotel is very nice as well... I loved it so much that I am going back in march for 3 days..

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
408 reviews 408 reviews
92 hotel reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Don´t expect the Ritz when you pay €44 for a double room with en-suite bathroom! However, this hotel is fine for those of you with standard expectations. Our room on the third floor had a refrigerator, a balcony with a partial sea view, and was perfectly adequate for our needs. It was spacious and clean and the beds were comfortable.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
14 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Good Hostal close to the beach. Very nice people. Sleeping was quiet and the wind was great. It is a Hostal not a hotel so do not expect more than a Hostal offers

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Carel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Carel

Address: Principes de Espana, 22, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > El Medano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, HostelBookers, Despegar.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Carel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Carel El Medano, Tenerife

6 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay