Just returned from a fantastic two weeks and can't believe how different our experience was compared to some of the other recent reviews! Just goes to show how your holiday can be made (or ruined) by those who are sharing their time with you. We found the apartments to be extremely clean at all times and even the bowling green was hoovered every day!! Pool towels can be hired (15 euros deposit) and changed every other day. Great to save on kgs if you have limited luggage allowance. The cleaners were up and around early in the morning but they never disturbed us and I'm not a heavy sleeper. There was noise - but isn't that to be expected??? Yes you can hear footsteps, as I'm sure others below us could hear us, but it wasn't a problem. One thing that we did comment on was the lack of noise - no music around the poolside, no music in the bar area in the daytime and the evening entertainment stopped dead at 11.30 precisely. No more drinks were served after midnight and people did sit on their balconies but it was peaceful. The pool area was busy a couple of times but there were always sunbeds available. No-one was by the pool before 8.30 and only a few times did we see towels reserving beds, usually by a Spanish guy who would then disappear until 4pm. There were children in the pool, making a noise funnily enough, but isn't that called enjoying themselves? If you want to chill out and not share the pool then book a villa or an adults only hotel! The pool had a lifeguard whose main aim seemed to be stopping everyone's fun however. Very strict rules on no diving, no running and jumping in, no balls, no inflatables, no diving sticks to be thrown etc. etc. Glad our two daughters are no longer interested in those things as their fun would have been stopped. We had some very hot days with lots of sunshine and a couple of cloudy days, but don't be caught out by the cloud - you still need suncream. The resort of Puerto de la Cruz is very nice with lots of hidden gems up side streets and is not the place to stay if you want English breakfasts, Sunday roasts and Boddingtons. Caters for the Spanish and Germans and was perfect for us. You do get mither from the street sellers but think we Brits find it harder to be rude to them. A polite 'no' usually worked. The resort is up a hill but it's not as bad as we expected and we've had worse. Try De Cano's Italian, just off the main pedestrian street near the square, where the pizzas are enough for lunch and dinner - huge!!
All in all a great place to stay if you don't want a typically British resort. Well done to the staff at the apartments. We have definitely found somewhere we would go back to. Don't be put off by the other reviews! As was mentioned at the start - one thing you can't predict is who you will be holidaying with and whether their behaviour is spoiling your holiday. Not once did we see any drunken Brits or fighting kids and the other parents were as responsible as I hope we were.
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- Apartments Casablanca Hotel Puerto De La Cruz
- Casablanca Tenerife
- Casablanca Apartments Tenerife
- Apartamentos Casablanca Tenerife/Puerto De La Cruz