We arrived at Midnight, and were put in "The Dungeons" Room 021 (Rooms under the pool) We were happy with the room. Very clean and the balcony was spacious and we were very happy to find a tray of fruit, salad, cold meats and bread waiting for us after our days travelling. The air conditioning didn't really work. There were only 2 English channels on TV. (We weren't there to watch TV though.) No Wifi in rooms, only Pool Bar and Reception. Workmen had a tool hut under our balcony and were quite noisy at 7am, so keep balcony window and main window closed if they are still doing the road works when you go (I think they should finish soon).
Hotel guests were about 80% German. Probably most of Puerto de la Cruz was 80% German.
Pool was very quiet even though it was mid 20's most days.
Entertainment wasn't to bad. Seen worse.
Staff didn't speak a great deal of English, but we got by OK, and it gave me an opportunity to try a bit of Spanish.
My Girlfriend and I are in our 30's, and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere the hotel had, and being waited on hand and foot.
We both enjoyed the food, and there where vast amounts to choose from buffet style for Breakfast and Dinner. Every Champagne at breakfast!!! Tea/Coffee/Juice/Champagne were all free in the morning, but drinks have to be paid for in the evening meals.
Didn't enjoy the steps much, but there is a free bus service into and back to town daily. Or taxi is about 3 Euro.
David the Thomson Rep was very helpful, and booked our excursions with no commission. He even gave us a refund for a trip we missed when we missed the bus.
All in all we really enjoyed our week at the El Tope, and would definitely stay again if we visited Puerto de la Cruz.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Gran Hotel El Tope where you will be made to feel at home during your stay with us.Our philosophy is to create a warm and enjoyable atmosphere where all our guests are considered to be our friends.Enjoy the calmness and the facilities provided in a warm and cosy family-like atmosphere where our kind staff members will be on hand to assist you at all times.Our hotel reflects the hospitality typical of the area as acknowledged by our guests.Our guests will enjoy free Wireless DSL Internet access throughout the hotel. The Gran Hotel El Tope is magnificently located with a panoramic view of Puerto de La Cruz and the fabulous Valle de la Orotava. In addition, it is also adjacent to the Martianez Shopping Centre, which is less than five minutes walk from the Atlantic Ocean beach and next to the fabulous swimming pool complex, Lago Martianez. The hotel is only 25 and 90 kilometres from the airports Tenerife North and Tenerife South, respectively. Each room is spacious and bright with a unique and elegant character, where every detail makes a difference. Our en suite facilities included fully equipped bathrooms, hair dryer, T.V., Telephone, wall-to-wall carpet and air-conditioning, as well as an optional safe and a mini bar. Their balconies are overlooking the sea or offer a view to the mountains.The swimming pool is located in a unique setting surrounded by green vegetation and magnificent gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Tope Tenerife/Puerto De La Cruz