We stayed as an extended family group (parents, two sons and their girlfriends) ages ranged from early twenties to mid-fifties.
We had a great time at this hotel. The boys had been with their parents before, but neither girlfriend had been to Tenerfife before at all.
The location is fantastic, right on the beach front, and walking distance to all the bars and shops in the lovely old town area.
The rooms were basic, and probably a little dated, the whole upstairs of the hotel could do with a bit of updating, but this doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with it. Our room was always clean and tidy when we came back in the afternoons. The airconditioning unit is obviously very old, as it's so noisy. My boyfriend and I are sound sleepers and managed to sleep with it on all night, but I know others in our group had to switch it off at night, which would have made it too warm for me.
The food was ok, by no means michelin standard, and by the end of the week it was all getting pretty repetitive. Having said that though, we were on half board, which is excellent value and we always ate well. There were also plenty of vegetarian options and there was a different special each night which was cooked to order. I also loved the cold soups!
The bar had a buy one get one free offer on at around 5pm each evening when we were there, which was excellent value, particularly as Tenerife measures seem to be however much the barman fancies pouring in the glass which is usually a lot!
The pools were brilliant. There was one heated, which the Spaniards seemed to favour, and another unheated which was perfect for cooling off in. Do be careful of the pool attendant, if you put your towels down before breakfast, don't expect them to still be on your loungers when you come down! However, if you're good to him, he's good to you. Just don't take advantage and you'll be fine.
The area is great, we didn't really do much, this was a relaxation holiday more than anything else, and we were happy to spend most of the day by the pool and just go out for a wander and a couple of drinks in the evening.
We did go to Loro Parque one day which is definitely worth the trip - take the free train/bus which leaves form the centre of town, I think every 20 minutes or so. Get there early in the morning as the queues will be quite big. It's a full day out, but definitely worth it - the whale and dolphin shows were just as good as Sea World in Florida, and infact one of the whales they have there is Shamu's baby!
I would come back, definitely. But I can imagine that in the height of summer it would be a lot busier, and more people clammoring for space in the pool - if you can, steer clear of the school holidays. When we went it was mostly couples over 40/50, which didn't bother us at all - meant we had a great peaceful and quiet holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in northern Tenerife along the coastal town of Puerto de la Cruz, the H10Tenerife Playa stands in a prime location on the pedestrian promenade in front of the famous Lago Martiánez, just 50 metres from the sea. The hotel’s complete facilities include swimming pools, a varied array of dining options and meeting rooms for any type of event. In addition, the hotel now offers Privilege, Exclusive Rooms and Services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- h10 Tenerife Playa Hotel Puerto De La Cruz
- Tenerife Playa
- H10 Tenerife Playa Puerto De La Cruz