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“Still great choice for north Tenerife.”
Review of Hotel Riu Garoe

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Hotel Riu Garoe
Ranked #2 of 82 Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We decided to return to the garoe after the good experience we encountered on our last visit. The hotel is an excellent solid 4 star hotel, beautiful gardens and spacious rooms.
The staff are really first class and Mr Hernandez runs an ultra proffesional team. The guests are mainly middle aged Germans but this is fine. The pool area is a haven of quite, beautifully looked after by Gustavo. He is really a credit to the hotel, you won't find a cleaner pool area. The general housekeeping is fantastic, the hotel is immaculate and our maid left our room tidy clean every day. The waiting staff are pleasant and hard working. Many I know have been working here for many years.
The choices at dinner were extensive. I do think it was maybe not as good on our last visit, too much pork and at times the hot meats were not replenished quickly enough.
The salads and soups mind you we're excellent. Entertainment on a night is low key, some nights a duo. Trad. dancers and a magician. The hotel is in a nice quite residential area about 10 mins stroll to bar/restaurant.
So, as you see the Garoe continues to get great ratings. If you yearn a nice relaxing break in a really good GENUINE 4 star hotel, you won't go far wrong.
Some people have a problem with Puerto, being unfashionable and now in the shadow of the ultra chic resorts in the south but for value it's unbeatable. If the north appeals to you the Garoe is still the No1 choice by many.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank tLESLIE
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Luis-B-Hernandez, Director General at Hotel Riu Garoe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Clients,

Thank you very much for the excellent comments on Riu Garoe Hotel.

Thanks for the positive comments about our excellent hotel with beautiful gardens, spacious rooms and first class and very plesant staff. These are great comments which help us to continue growing and providing our customers with holiday as their own.
We will take note of your recommendation to improve our entertainment and dinner buffet.
We are satisfied to know that you have been a wonderful and relaxing holidays in our hotel. Let us know about your next visit to satisfy all your wishes.

Yours Faithfully,

Luís Hernández
Hotel Director

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Return visit after 3 years and still find it a wonderful hotel. Spotless room, lovely well kept grounds which are a pleasure to sit in. Lovely pool with a helpful caring attendant.
Bus to town ran perfectly on time always, though weekends included would be helpful. It is not though as described in hotel info as an area shuttle, it is strictly only to and from an edge of town shopping center car park from where there is much walking to be done. It would be helpful if it went by the bus station for trips further afield. A taxi is 5 - 7 Euros depending on traffic.

The food I felt this time was strictly 3 star and not 4 star and leaned heavily towards German tastes (which of course the majority of guests are) so logical enough but you could always construct a nice enough meal from the variety at dinner and at breakfast it was much the same. The bacon was not good quality and always cold, the boiled eggs never related to the purported minutes time and almost always had to be dumped as they were still half raw, the variety and quality of cold meats available at breakfast was simply poor but the home made bread served still hot was to die for. Staff at the grill station with the fried eggs sausages etc sometimes were hard pressed and could not keep up with demand on occasions but on the whole we got bye and still enjoyed both meals. All dining room staff were very helpful and were
doing all they could to please.

Rooms were kept spotless and the air con was very good and not at all noisy and was controlled well within the room, fridge was fine and there was tea/coffee. The beds were very good although I did require a mattress topper for my bed, though my husband thought they were fine and the pillows were very comfy. Shower over the bath was quite high to get in to but was a good shower with sufficient grips to enable you to feel safe. I did note that the was no body lotions or creams provided in the given amenities (usually present in a 4 star hotel !) and I had to purchase my own in the Spa - so take some with you .

The manager tried very has to do everything possible to help you have a great holiday and nothing was too much trouble and all of the staff who were always wonderful, polite, helpful and prepared to go beyond the call and to do anything for you seemed happy at their work were a great credit to the hotel.

Would I return again ? Maybe, just maybe

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Luis-B-Hernandez, Director General at Hotel Riu Garoe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Clients,

Thank you very much for the excellent comments on Riu Garoe Hotel.

Thanks for the positive comments about our spottless rooms, lovey well kept grounds and wonderful, polite and helpful staff. These are great comments which help us to continue growing and providing our customers with holiday as their own. Thank you so much for your visit, We will take note of your recommendations to improve our food.
We are satisfied to know that you have been again a wonderful and relaxing holidays in our hotel. Let us know about your next visit to satisfy all your wishes.

Waiting to see you in a near future,

Yours Faithfully,

Luís Hernández
Hotel Director

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Such a great hotel, wonderful staff fabulous gardens with banana trees, very clean. Food esp for vegetarians was varied & very tasty. Hotel was in a lovely area near to the botanical gardens.I would highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Luis-B-Hernandez, Director General at Hotel Riu Garoe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your Comments about Riu Garoé Hotel in your recent stay.

Thanks for the positive comments again about our great hotel, wonderful staff and varied and tasty food. These are great comments which help us to continue growing and providing our customers with holiday as their own. Thanks for recommending the hotel Riu Garoé and please let us know about your next visit to satisfy all your wishes.

Yours Faithfully,

Luís Hernández

Director

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We are staying at the above hotel, as we gave up our home here in the north of the Island. We have tried other hotels in the area but they do not compare with this hotel. The service is exceptional,food , room service and the attention to detail second to none. Local people we have met say it is better than the Botanic Gardens hotel which is 5 star, this hotel deserves 5stars.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
3  Thank rapleyp
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Luis-B-Hernandez, Director General at Hotel Riu Garoe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for the excellent comments about Riu Garoé Hotel.

Thanks for the positive comments about our exceptional service and food. These are great comments which help us to continue growing and providing our customers with holiday as their own. We are satisfied to know that you have had again wonderful and relaxing holidays in our hotel.

Thanks for recommending the hotel Riu Garoé and please let us know about your next visit to offer again the best of us.

Yours Faithfully,

Luís Hernández,

Hotel Director

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

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.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank wroughtironron
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Luis-B-Hernandez, Director General at Hotel Riu Garoe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for the excellent comments about Riu Garoé Hotel.

Thanks for the positive comments about our fresh and variety food, beautiful gardens and public areas, and wonderful and well trained staff. These are great comments which help us growing and providing our customers great vacations. We are working in our Wifi connecction to impruve the service.
We take a good note about the happy hour to improve our service. We are satisfied to know that you have spent a wonderful and relaxing holydays in our hotel.

Let us know about your next visit to satisfy all your wishes.

A warm hug on behalf of all staff

Luís Hernández

Hotel Director

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Address: Calle Doctor Celestino Gonzalez Padron 3 | Puerto de la Cruz- Tenerife, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Puerto de la Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz
#2 Luxury Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz
#3 Family Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz
Price Range: RM472 - RM1,366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Garoe 4*
Number of rooms: 190
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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