Recently returned from the El Tope (3/12 to 14/12/13) having travelled with Thomson on a 11 night holiday. We found the location of the hotel good as it is only a 10 minute walk into the town centre, albeit 138 steps or short hill climb back to the hotel. The hotel has been an exclusive hotel and
has a feel of some ambience. Apart from when we first arrived at reception we found the reception staff courteous and friendly. We had a room on the 5th floor with a sea view. The room
was fairly large and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom had recently been refurbished and had all
required toiletries. There was a good sized balcony. We were pleased that the room was fully carpeted, however as many previous reviewers of this hotel have stated the carpets do need changing as they are looking very tired/ worn. The same applies to the wallpaper. The room was kept clean by the housemaids. There is a fridge and plenty of wardrobe space.
Apart from one main evening meal the food / selection was good. The desserts were often a problem as on many occasions very little was left before they were re-plenished. We found the breakfast to be of a very good standard. The waiters worked very hard, although at times there did not appear to be enough of them on duty.
Evening entertainment was varied and generally quite good. The gardens are well kept. The pool area is well maintained. There is limited hotel parking.
The hotel does accept children, however whilst we were there we only observed 3 young children. We enjoyed our stay at the El Tope and would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Gran Hotel El Tope where you will be made to feel at home during your stay with us.Our philosophy is to create a warm and enjoyable atmosphere where all our guests are considered to be our friends.Enjoy the calmness and the facilities provided in a warm and cosy family-like atmosphere where our kind staff members will be on hand to assist you at all times.Our hotel reflects the hospitality typical of the area as acknowledged by our guests.Our guests will enjoy free Wireless DSL Internet access throughout the hotel.The Gran Hotel El Tope is magnificently located with a panoramic view of Puerto de La Cruz and the fabulous Valle de la Orotava. In addition, it is also adjacent to the Martíanez Shopping Centre, which is less than five minutes walk from the Atlantic Ocean beach and next to the fabulous swimming pool complex, Lago Martíanez. The hotel is only 25 and 90 kilometres from the airports Tenerife North and Tenerife South, respectively. Each room is spacious and bright with a unique and elegant character, where every detail makes a difference. Our en suite facilities included fully equipped bathrooms, hair dryer, T.V., telephone, wall-to-wall carpet and air-conditioning, as well as an optional safe and a mini bar.Their balconies are overlooking the sea or offer a view to the mountains.The swimmingpool is located in a unique setting surrounded by green vegetation and magnificent gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel El Tope Tenerife/Puerto De La Cruz