We got a room on the ground floor which was large, had air-con, a Sony TV with 6 English-speaking stations, a fridge and kettle/tea tray. The shower is over the bath which could cause difficulty for elderly guests, but apart from that, we couldn't find fault. A plate of fresh fruit and half bottle of Cava were left in the room for us.
The food is as good as you'll get in a Spanish Hotel - loads of choice and well presented. You can have either Spanish or English style bacon at breakfast - a real rarity.
The pool and gardens are kept beautiful, as are all the public areas - cleaned and polished with everything kept pristine
The entertainment is very low-key - a singer guitarist (Pedro) playing to backing tracks was very good but the lounge bar was frequently almost empty. We couldn't hear any noise at night in our room.
The staff we spoke to, were all wonderful and very well trained. Most of the guests were German, but that wasn't a problem, as they were unfailingly polite. The hotel is in a residential area with loads of free parking outside the hotel. You can pay 2 euros per day for a safe, but we didn't bother.
Outside there are bars./restaurants about 7 minutes walk away and the town is just over a mile or so.
There is free Wi-Fi all around the hotel - not the fastest, but certainly not the slowest. I can't believe the guy who gave this hotel one star on the basis of slow Wi-Fi - for goodness sake fella, get a life .
If you're looking for bingo/karaoke and loud music, don't book here, but if you want quiet quality and relaxation, this is the place.
- 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 Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, Spain