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Globales Acuario
Reviewed 5 March 2012

booked on a budget and we got 'what we paid for! tiny rooms and balcony however great shower - it nearly blew us away. we were half board, breakfast was actualy good! excellent selection from a fry up to fruit however dinner was the pits, very limited selection but was not bad tasting and edible. all the staff were very helpful.

its about 1.5 mile from the beech and main town and its all the way downhill probably at 20% and more in some places, very steep in sections. not good for a pram, kids elderly etc. a taxi is around 4 euro which is well worth it. take caution at zebra crossings too.

a small supermarket is to the rear out the back door, just the usual in there. also a bar which was ok, more locals than tourists but also alot of young yins loitering around the area.

the walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. there was a domestic on the last night and it was like they were in the same room as us - bring ear plugs or have an extra couple of pints before bed!

Room Tip: all rooms are bad. bring ear plugs.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I stayed here with my girlfriend for four nights and was surprised at how busy the hotel was for early February. The hotel is a fair walk from town which suits us fine but would be a no-no for anyone who's not used to it. The Canaries are all hilly!

Our room was rather small but clean and the beds were really comfortable. It's an older hotel so it looks a touch dated but for the price you really couldn't complain.

We arrived late on our first night and my girlfriend had had a terrible time on our journey over from Gran Canaria on the ferry, so we decided to eat at the hotel. For 9€ the buffet is slightly below par for the area. A walk into town can see you with a three course meal of a much better standard for around 10€ if you opt for one of the various menu del dia's (some including a drink) on offer in the restaurants in and around the main town.

Breakfast was nice with a good selection but bad coffee and the food was not hot enough.

Overall a pleasant stay definitely representing good value.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

This hotel is a great hotel if u want something basic.you won't get nightly entertaient or anything like that but the pools good so is thewifi lounge and the food is first class :-)

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank JordanMckay
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

i found the meals were plentiful lots of choices at breakfast but i had to warm it in a microwave the beans were never hot evening meals were basic in 14 days stay had 2 bqd selection choices and one of them were fish heads ugh ugh location was not ideal if your legs are not very goodi enjoyed walking up snd down to the beach along the barranco it is definitely not a sun hotspot the volcano sees to that the south gets 2 more hours each day and definitey no sunset but on the whole it is a very clean hotel cleaners are top class and is suitable for 50+ and very quiet i enjoyed my 2 week stay and for me value for money and would stay in the south next time as it is flatter terrain siampark and loro park are a must do both are awesome

Room Tip: go for 4th floor sun lounge on your doorstep
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

With this hotel, you get what you pay for to a certain extent. The rooms are adequate and the en suites are kept clean. Everything is a little old and in need of updating. The soundproofing is practically non-existent, it is possible to hear conversations in surrounding rooms and in the corridors. The amenities are also adequate - an internet room with free Wi-Fi, a small pool and a games room with a pool table and a table tennis table, and a reading / television room. (The rooms do not have their own TVs). All could do with an update and an injection of style, but this is not really an issue.
Staff are very friendly and helpful, assisting with organising day trips, car hire and are happy to take messages, and translate if required.
The hotel really falls down on its food offerings. Breakfast is buffet style and kept warm for hours and intermittently topped up, but is not really any worse than any other cheap hotel. The evening meal is lousy. Other than salad and pasta which is served every evening, there only really seems to be one option of a main course, and one dessert option. Drinks are not included in the half-board catering option (not even any soft drinks). Again, the dinner options kept warm for a while, and the food offered is very cheap and nasty - a kind of miserable school dinner.
A budget hotel with cheap rooms, friendly and helpful staff, and bad food.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jaybells11
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

this hotel has had an unfair write up from some. the rooms are small and basic but clean and well serviced. the reception staff are courteous and willing to help. the buffet breakfast is varied - yogurts, fruit, cereal, toast, cheese, meats and cooked food - so there is something for everyone. we did not try the evening food so i can't comment on that. there is free wi-fi in the main hotel building and there are sunbeds and umbrellas provided free of charge around the pool. the only downside is the location - you have to walk around 15 minutes downhill to the main centre of puerto de la cruz for bars and restaurants which means about a 20 minute walk back uphill to get home again!! a taxi is around 4 euros though so wouldn't break the bank. if you do have difficulty walking then don't choose this hotel but if you're relatively fit and like a stroll in the evening before having your meal then you can't go far wrong with the Acuario.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

I'm writing this to warn anyone thinking of booking this hotel,or location.
Let me start....It's in the middle of no where. Their are no bars near by. Every think ivolved a very long walk. So if your looking for a relaxing hoilday this will certainly ''NOT'' fit the bill. It was that bad. Me and my partner checked out after just one night and got a direct coach the playa las america. luckly for us we saved our hoilday. And also the weather difference is massive. So please be aware...A week here would have been a hoilday from HELL !!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Globales Acuario

Address: Lugar Parque de Las Flores 35 | Puerto de la Cruz, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Puerto de la Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto de la Cruz
Price Range: £29 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Globales Acuario 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Globales Acuario Hotel is located in one of the most peaceful spots of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, just 1.5Km from the beach of Playa del Centro and 2km from the famous lake, Lago Martinez. The hotel enjoys impressive views towards Teide and across the sea. The Globales Acuario in Puerto de la Cruz offers great value as it has facilities for a comfortable stay making it the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday with your family. This hotel is the perfect starting point for discovering the most charming areas of the island of Tenerife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Acuario Hotel
Acuario Tenerife
Globales Acuario Tenerife/Puerto De La Cruz

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