This hotel is perfect if you are looking for peace and quiet and at the same time looking for a central location.
We walked into Puerto nearly every evening and when we too tired to walk back again (plenty of steps) we took a taxi which only costs €5,-.
The hotel has received a make-over. The reception area, lounge and pool and terraces have been tastefully redone. There are also new pool loungers and umbrellas.
We did not book half board and it is also not really worth it because you have such a large choice of restaurants within walking distance and it is also not more expensive. We did not like the idea of choosing between 2 meal times and we are also not the buffet eaters. Nonetheless we did eat at the buffet one evening. Nothing spectacular like most good buffets there is a large choice of salads, vegetables, meat, fish, desserts, etc.
Rooms are lovely and large and all rooms have balconies. Just the beds are a bit too hard. Unfortunately our room was at the beginning of the 1st floor and this was pretty noisy as everyone going to the restaurant and reception pass here and of couse when people check out (especially in the middle of the night) the rolling of the suitcases can nerve. On top of that our balcony faced the deliveries side and you get woken up when the laundry or other goods get delivered early in the morning.
The whole complex is extremely clean and tidy which makes it very appealing. Not sticky tables or chairs.
Super manager who knows how to solve problems! On our first day, the terrace for breakfast was closed (although nice and warm weather). Most guests really got upset and the waiters were very unfriendly. We and a number of guests complained and the next day the terrace was open again, waiters were friendly and as an apology we received a bottle of bubbly on our room! Really lovely gesture.
Different entertainment every evening which we found very refreshing to most hotels.
This is the type of hotel that makes you feel comfortable the moment you arrive even although it is a bit big. And, surprisingly no matter what time you go to the pool there are always enough loungers available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in the La Paz district in Puerto de la Cruz * 4-story building * 300 m from the Botanical Garden * 1 km from the beach and the "Lago Martianez" salt water pools * 1.5 Km from the center of Puerto de la Cruz * Complimentary shuttle service to the center (weekdays and Saturdays until noon. Not available on public holidays) * 600 m from various shops * 110/28 km from the airports to the south/north * 200 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Garoe Hotel
- Hotel Riu Garoe Tenerife/Puerto De La Cruz