Just returned from a weeks stay. Generally pleased with El Tope given the cost of this hotel accommodation in a TUI Thomson booking. Room, staff, food, location etc etc are fine though the room safe charge is rather excesive. As like other tripadviser ratings one could always pick on things but I do not want to join in that except for one thing that is important to me.
The El Tope wifi connection is not just poor it is terrible. What do I mean? Well initially it seem good in that as a resident you ask for an access code and are given a special personal one that lasts for 24 hours but then try to use it. It worked in our room occasionally, no that is the wrong word, it hardly ever worked except early mornings but then so slow my ipad went to sleep mode. To read emails, news, access google I had to go to the ground floor, no I mean the basement and sit patiently in the corner and wait. wait, wait and if you are lucky and that is not every day then eventually you may get something. I ended up walking down to McDonalds café where you can get instant free wifi more than once.
El Tope you need to do something particularly as I have stayed in other Puerto hotels over recent years and none are as bad as you concerning wifi access.
- 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