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“Transport” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz

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Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz
London, England
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Transport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is a perfectly decent hotel with very nice and helpful staff.We stayed for a week over Christmas and it was obvious that they did not get many British guests.We ended up buying a dictionary and working things out which you either think is fun-or not.In fact the whole city is not a tourist area and when the locals say they speak "only a little" english they are not being modest.In view of this I would guess that all the hotels are much the same in this regard.We did not have a car and did not need one as the bus and tram service is excellent and cheap.If you do nothing else(and there is plenty to do)take the 246 bus over the mountains.At an amazing 1Euro fare this has to be the best value thrill ride in Europe.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BRAZILLONDON
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marketingh, Departamento de Marketing at Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Dear guest,
First of all we would like to thank you for your comments.
We are very pleased to read your opinion about our staff. The town of Santa Cruz offers many activities and places to visit. During Christmas time it is certainly a more peaceful place than the rest of the year. We are pleased to know that you took advantage of the public transport to discover the northern part of the island.
Regards,
Lourdes Barbero Bretón
Marketing Department
HECANSA
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2008

This is a great hotel, though it will not appeal to everyone. Let me list its good points and then what might be drawbacks for some people.

On the plus side: firstly, it is excellent value, especially if you book for several nights. We stayed for a week, in genuine four-star comfort, with an excellent breakfast ncluded, for less than £500. The room facilities were excellent (one exception -see below), the staff really helpful, and the atmosphere quiet and civilized. Very good bathroom, extremely comfortable bed, good range of TV channels & even a complementary chilled mineral water in the minibar rather than the usual rip-off price.

Might be negative for some people: the one flaw in the room was less-than-great air conditioning. So we opened the windows, but this let in the Canarian mosquitos !! Oh well. Also, the location is convenient, but not exactly beautiful - busy road right outside & you are opposite the city football stadium and surrounded by fairly humdrum apartment blocks. Then again, our room had a view of the mountains behind the city and there was absolutely no traffic noise.

The 'escuela' in the hotel name means this is also a hotel school, so some of the staff are trainees learning the business. In our experience, this meant they were really eager to help, but as this city doesn't attract many British visitors (who usually go elsewhere in Tenerife) you need to be able to speak at least basic Spanish. Fine for us, but might not suit others.

Santa Cruz is not, in many ways, a holiday city - it's the island capital & full of everyday urban bustle, but this makes it highly atmospheric for those who enjoy Hispanic culture. Lots of great shops (including an eight-storey El Corte Ingles - retail heaven) and a cafe on every corner. If you like city breaks on the Spanish mainland, Santa Cruz is an interesting option - it's reminiscent, in different ways, of Valencia and Malaga. And you have easy access to anywhere on the island via the brilliant bus network.

  • Liked — Four-star comfort at real value price
  • Disliked — The mosquitos
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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11 Thank wolfo
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Additional Information about Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz

Property: Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz
Address: Avenida San Sebastian 152, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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