Having read some previous bad reviews, I am not sure that we stayed in the same hotel! The El Tope we stayed in was very comfortable. The room was excellent, very big with a wonderful, huge balcony furnished with lovely loungers and views of both Mt Teide and the sea. This is a superior feature view room on first floor. The beds were very comfortable and the pillows soft. All was spotlessly clean, constant hot water in the bathroom with large walk in shower. I can imagine that the hotel was full because we stayed in March during carnival week. We did not find collecting pool towels 'a rigmarole', hand in the docket to the very charming pool attendant and he will fetch your towel. He also brings out the mattresses for the sun loungers. The pool area was kept clean and tidy and we saw the pool water being tested on a regular daily basis. All the staff were very helpful and professional, at no time did we consider that we were being treated any differently to the Germans. There was plenty of literature of excursions at the reps desk on the lower floor and in reception was a list of all the daily parades for carnival week with explanation of where and when in Spanish, English and German. Breakfast was good, the usual choice of continental and full English. We felt the dinner menu was a little unimaginative, particularly the hot section, lacking in variety, colour and fresh vegatables. We came for the carnival and had a very nice week enjoying the local flavour. The location was excellent for us as we were able to climb the 127 steps up and down to the resort several times a day!
- 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 Martianez Shopping Centre, which is less than five minutes walk from the Atlantic Ocean beach and next to the fabulous swimming pool complex, Lago Martianez. 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