We booked with low cost holidays about 6 weeks ago and decided on this hotel, in spite of some mixed reviews. All we wanted was some sun, time to relax and in a quiet and peaceful location. We arrived after a 4.5 hour flight, got our transfer (which was much quicker than expected) and arrived at around 2 in the morning. We originally arrived at the Interpalace which to be completely honest had a damp smell so when they told us we were booked at the Canarife over the road, we couldn't be happier. On arrival, the staff were very helpful and check-in was very simple. We stayed on a half-board basis which was fine as it included breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was great - there was a great selection of hot and cold food, breads, cheese, meat, fruit, juices and coffee. Dinner was also good - a bit hit and miss sometimes, perhaps they have alternative chefs on different days! However, the food was on the whole really quite tasty and always had a different variety each day. There were good desert choices too. The one thing to mention if you are booking half-board is that the drinks on your evening meal aren't included. This is an extra charge at 2 euros each per day so that was an extra 20 euros we hadn't counted on. You can have as many drinks as you like with your meal though.
In the day, there was plenty of sunbeds available around the pool and it was generally a very friendly and quiet atmosphere. At the start of the week, there was none of this 'sunbed-reserving' but towards the weekend when it got busier, it was much more difficult to get a sunbed. There are reviews here about the pools being cold but we didn't notice - the sun is so strong in Tenerife that the pool is just what you need to cool off. Neither of us noticed either pool ever being cold and they were both very clean.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful whenever we needed anything. Cleaning only happened once on a 6 day stay but to us it didn't really matter, we didn't stay in the room very much so it didn't get dirty. The guests tend to be either couples, young families or older couples - no big groups out late etc.
We had a sea-view room with a good size balcony which was lovely to spend the evening on after dinner.
The village itself was great and had everything you could need. We went to 'Suma', the local supermarket, and stocked up on some basics. We bought some lovely spanish wine for only 2 euros to enjoy on our balcony which is definitely worth doing. There were also some nice looking places to eat in the village.
If you wanted to walk 20 minutes down to the sea, we would definitely recommend it! The resort is on a cliff-top and has beautiful views of the sea and Mount Teide behind. The trip down to the sea was well worth it though and then you can see Puerto de la Cruz town which seemed much busier than the village (La Paz) that the resort is in.
We really enjoyed staying here and were both pleasantly surprised. All we wanted was a chilled out week away and we definitely got it here, and it was good value for money. The hotel is quite basic in amenities, but what more do you actually need than good, clean pools, friendly staff, good food, amenities to use in any of the 3 hotels, and the gorgeous Tenerife sun!!
Definitely recommended - enjoy your holiday!
We put in a request for a sea view and top floor - well worth it, it was quite secluded and so very...
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