I have been to El Marques on a number of occasions over a 22yr period and have stayed in various apartments. I would almost certainly go back as a couple, but if with the family (young children) I would probably select Las Rosas subject to location. (reviewed separately)
Location: for me El Marques is perfectly situated, at the top of the hill for both the harbour and Puerto Santiago with access to supermarkets,both behind and across the road. This does mean it's an up hill walk back from the harbour, Peurto Santiago, shops and restaurants though.
Apartment: 107, this one was clean and fit for purpose, although starting to show it's age. 107 had fresher decor and although the balcony is smaller than 109, it's a little higher so commands a better view across to La Gomera. If you have children, the bigger balcony may be a plus.
If I return I will look at villa's in the regions of 117 -119 or around 129-130's. These are a little more modern and are at the front of the complex with good views.
Complex: for the 1st week I couldn't have faulted the cleanliness. But unfortunately the 2nd week I believe they had performed some type of fumigation and there were semi conscious cockroaches running around for upto 3-4 days afterwards. 3 made there way into our apartment, With a number on the balcony. This wasn't good with a 2yr old running around.
Also the decided to carry out maintenance outside the apartments beside us. This was extremely noisy and left dust everywhere.
The swimming pool is clean and inviting, but as we were with family staying in Las Rosas, I would have to say that the pool in Las Rosas was more family orientated and better suited to children ages 2-10.
Staff: polite and friendly when checking in and wasnt required untill checking out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our luxury apartments at El Marques are superbly positioned near the scenic village of Los Gigantes, providing the perfect setting for your dream holiday with WimPen Leisure.Both the one and two bedroomed apartments are tastefully furnished and expensively fitted with everything you could possibly need, from casserole dishes to washing machines, and all have satellite television. Most have balconies from which you can watch the glorious sunsets over the island of La Gomera.The heated pool, with its safe bathing area for children and ample sun loungers, is shaded by coconut palms. The poolside bar provides snacks and drinks, and the popular resort restaurant is open each evening ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Marques Hotel Los Gigantes
- El Marques Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain