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“10-15 Minutes' Walk from the Port/Downtown”

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Aparthotel El Galeon
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
106 hotel reviews
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“10-15 Minutes' Walk from the Port/Downtown”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We asked for a sea view on our booking form, but were given an apartment at the back, facing the steep hill. I have the impression that (German) tour operators book the best rooms en masse. On the other hand, our spacious apartment had two large bedrooms although we only booked one - oh well. The apartments are well equipped:
Kitchen: four-ring electric hob (no oven of any kind), crockery, pans, cutlery, glasses, washing-up liquid, dish cloth, but NO condiments or oil. Mini-bar. Our fridge (apt. 309) did not cool well. No kettle nor tea/coffee provided. The only coffee maker is the typical small metal Italian espresso percolator used on the hob.
Bathroom. Good HAIRDRYER. Fresh towels every two days. Bath with shower over.
Owing to the bad fitting of the sliding door lock, it was not possible to lock the balcony door. Not a nice feeling!
Hot water was sporadic.
TV channels: Spanish, BBC World, CNN, German ARD and ZDF, France24.
No table lamp in the living room for a cosy feel. The furniture is very Spanish - brown and bulky - we didn' t feel at home at all. Everything very clean, however. Secure parking underground.
Staff were friendly and spoke enough English. Breakfast costs €5/person extra. We booked this hotel for its proximity to the port and the good reviews on TA.
TIP: When leaving the hotel by car, do not try to go through the warren of one-way streets, but watch out for signs to the airport. This road will take you direct to the coast road still in the town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cornwall
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

If you are staying in La Palma and want an excellent apartment providing self catering, with choice of great value excellent breakfast this is a must. Great value, lovely new apartments and central in the capital city. Parking provided and easy to find. Lifts to all floors. Great base for your holiday, for walking or exploring the island. Also only a short distance from the main bus stops which provide great services around the island.

Staff very helpful and friendly

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Tenerife, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We booked here for a 3 night stay for my husbands birthday. When we arrived, on a Sunday, the reception was closed with a telephone number for you to call, within 5 mins someone arrived to show us to our room. We were in 403, it was huge, an enormous balcony, views of the port and mountains, a large sitting room and bedroom. It was spotlessly clean. For me the only downside was I personally found the bed very uncomfortable, perhaps a new mattress required? The free underground parking is a bonus, as parking is at a premium here. A bit far to walk into town, but do-able, but maybe a taxi back as it is uphill. Would definately come here again.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tonsberg, Norway
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I just saw the review from JennyP and can just confirm her views. We also stayed here during the storm and I must say, Yessica, you are a gem and an asset to the hotel. Management, are you listening? When she told us that all the restaurants were closed because of the rain and the storm, our question was: where do we eat? She just said: "I can fix you some sandwiches, if that´s ok" and within minutes she knocked on our door with a tray with sandwiches, juice, cheese and yogurt. We were actually supposed to go to Fuerteventura that day to catch a flight to Norway but being stranded in Sta Cruz de la Palma we couldn´t have found a better place. Rooms are spacious and clean, the beds comfortable, the breakfast great and then there´s Yessica! When (not if) we come back to La Palma we know where to stay. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We recently stayed at this lovely apartment and so enjoyed it. An excellent place and so very clean; our apartment was cleaned every day and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially Yessica. We actually arrived during a terrible storm on 3 March and were unable to leave the building due to the rain, high winds etc. however Yessica kindly prepared for those wanting it a lovely cold buffet supper which was way beyond her call of duty. She is a credit to the establishment and we highly recommend El Galeon as a lovely place to stay in La Palma. Our thanks to Yessica for making us so very welcome.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

This apartment was huge. Very large lounge/dining room, great kitchen, beautiful bathroom and large bedroom with huge bed. We didn't find the second bedroom for several hours. This was just for two of us! We also had a large balcony with views of the port. The breakfast costing 5 euros was excellent. We'll stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Great apartments to stay in Santa Cruz, especially if you have a car, as the underground parking is very convenient.
Spacious rooms, good quality furniture, clean, friendly staff and very quiet.
We'd definitely go back.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aparthotel El Galeon
Address: Carretera Galion 10, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > La Palma > Santa Cruz de la Palma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Santa Cruz de la Palma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotel El Galeon 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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