A good location for what we wanted but other guests need to be warned of the steps as some found this quite a strain. Taxis are cheap enough so this shouldn't pose a great problem.
The food is very good for a buffet style service with a wide selections at both breakfast (inc bubbly) and dinner. As well as the buffet you can have fresh selcetions from the geill including eggs at breakfast and meat/fish inth eevening. Some food was nit as hot as it should be but this tends to be a Spanish thing rather than any fault of the hotel. One suggestion was to wait until the first queue of guests had started and the first top up of fresh food was always hotter. Why people actually want to queue up for their meal in advance of the dining room opening is beyond me when the opening time is for nearly 3 hours.
Our room was in a lovely position with 2 balconies including 2 sun beds with views over the sea and the mountains. We also were provided with tea/coffee and a kettle plus a fridge so a bounus at no charge. Fresh fruiy and water was also provided.
One advantage - as we had a few days of cold weather and rain was BBC1 and BBC2 on the room tv. Where as I wouldn't suggest watching TV on holiday it was great to have breakfast tv in the morning cup of tea plus a benefit when it was wet and cold a couple of evenings. And there was FREE wifi across all the hotel.
The decor is a little tired and in need of an upgrade. Whilst I understand Spanish style is not always up to the mark in modern furnishings the threadbare carpets really do need replacing. The bathrooms have rcently been upgraded with a great walk in shower but I would have liked a bath as well.
Finally I must mention again the steps and raised location as it will bother some other future guests not prepared for this although it does feature in most descriptions of the hotel prior to booking. I would certianly use the hotel again but perhaps not in the summer as the outside areas of the hotel are quite small and the pool space is limited and very regimented.
- 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