We have just returned from a fantastic 1 week stay in this hotel (14 - 21st July)
I had stayed at a Riu in Jamaica, so I was expecting high standards....and I wasn't disappointed!
First impressions were a clean, quiet and very modern hotel with fantastic staff who were only too willing to help.
We arrived before check in time but this wasn't a problem and we were given our room key straight away.
We were able to park our hire car for free on a field next to the hotel, which the staff suggested rather than having to pay for a space.
Our room had a huge (comfortable!) bed, spacious bathroom, and tea and coffee making facilities. There was also a very reasonably priced mini bar.
The buffet breakfast in the morning and in the evening was fantastic - so much selection, there was something for everyone, delicious and fresh. The meat and fish was cooked while you wait so you know its fresh. The waiting staff were very attentive.
Little tip - they ask you to dress nicely for dinner so make sure your boyfriends/husbands take some trousers/jeans as no shorts allowed.
There was no shortage of sun loungers by the pool, and the hotel seemed to ensure people were not reserving loungers and not using them all day. The pool side staff were very helpful, and towels are provided.
There were very few children at the hotel, so its a little bit quieter around tehe pool during the day, which was perfect for us.
We didn't use the shuttle bus into the town, but the service is provided free of charge which is great.The hotel is a short walk from a mini market, and a 5 minute walk from the bank, shops and other restaurants.
The only suggestion we would make to the hotel is the snack menu at the poolside bar - we would have liked to see a little more traditional tapas/salads included, as some of the meals were too heavy for lunchtime.
Thank you Riu Garoe - we had the perfect relaxing quiet holiday we had hoped for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in the La Paz district in Puerto de la Cruz * 4-story building * Sauna, Squash, minigolf, children playground * 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