We stayed for two weeks on an all inclusive basis at this hotel in November 2011. The hotel has a spectacular position in Puerto with fantastic views over the town on the sea side and views of Mount Teide on the land side. By day the views over the town, sea and gardens of the hotel are beautiful and by night the views on both sides are enchanting with lights twinkling in the distance. If you want the sun on your balcony / room virtually all day long then go for a land side room (Teide side). We had a sea side room with beautiful views but the sun does not shine on that side for long, at least not in winter. The gardens are immaculate and a great deal of effort is made to keep them in good order. Palm trees of all varieties, geraniums, roses, variegated shrubs all combine to make it a very colourful vista.
You need to enjoy walking if you want to get from the hotel into town because its elevated location is quite challenging and takes about 35 minutes. There is a free bus service provided by the hotel but not always at convenient times. Otherwise a taxi is only €5 each way.
The hotel rooms are well appointed with good quality finish and many with double balconies. All fixtures and fittings in the rooms are of a high standard. A strange omission is that there are no tea and coffee making facilities in any rooms even though there is a small kitchenette with fridge. Somewhat ancient television sets mainly only show German programmes and that reflects the clientele the hotel enjoys. If you like to keep up with the news in the UK, you are going to be disappointed. There is a lack of information on the hotel in rooms and this is mainly confined to two photocopied sheets. This is a pity given what the hotel has to offer.
Hotel staff are friendly and helpful and make an effort to welcome guests.
Food is good and of a high standard with a wide range of dishes on offer from the buffet. There is plenty of freshly cooked fish and meat and a real attempt to vary the menu each day. Desserts are also varied and although we don’t generally eat them, you could not fail to be impressed with the variety. Salads and fresh fruit abound and at breakfast a variety of breads that many top class restaurants would struggle to provide. Cava sparkling wine served sunday breakfast - free.
Entertainment is surprisingly good with a different act on most nights. We saw an excellent flamenco troupe, a Brazilian carnival dance group and a really good vocalist. There was also a magician and a Motown tribute group.
There are three pools at the hotel. A ‘heated’ pool directly outside the rear of the hotel with a waterfall running alongside. I say ‘heated’, because frankly it was really just normal temperature with a slight warming effect. The main pool is about 20m x 10m with a big rock waterfall and loads of sun beds by the side and great views over Puerto. Then you have a children’s pool with play area including seesaw, swing and indoor accommodation for bad weather. A giant chess board and petanque pitch are close by.
Pluses and minuses
On the plus side this hotel has a commanding position over Puerto. The name ‘Las Aguilas’ means Eagle and you certainly get impressive views from both sides of the building.
Food is well prepared, varied and interesting.
The rooms are of a good standard and cleaning and maintenance standards are good.
On the minus side, a lack of room tea and coffee making facilities in a hotel of this calibre is really odd.
The position of the hotel may not be suitable for everyone. You either need to be reasonably fit to negotiate the steep climb or use a taxi or the infrequent hotel bus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 star hotel Las Aguilas is located at the top of a mountain, surrounded by gardens of 10,000 sqm, with a spectacular view over Puerto de la Cruz and the Orotava Valley. It is just 3 km away from the city centre and from the beaches of Puerto de la Cruz and thanks to its easy accessibility this hotel is the perfect location for your holidays or your business trip. All of the suites dispose of one bedroom, one separate living room, a bathroom with Jacuzzi and a spacious balcony or terrace with wonderful views over the sea or towards the mountain Teide. Furthermore, all suites provide air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, satellite TV, large beds, rental safe and refrigerator. Refresh yourself in the two swimming pools for adults (one of them heated in winter) and one for children, surrounded by ample gardens and areas with sunbeds. Try the variety of snacks and small dishes a la carte at our Snack Bar next to the pool and relax with the panoramic sea view. In our restaurant Amaltea you may enjoy the buffet with live cooking and theme nights and spend some time on its terrace with the amazing view over the Orotava Valley. The Vulcano Show Bar provides a large variety of drinks and international cocktails as well as an evening programme with shows and live music. During the day we invite you to participate in our activities for adults as well as for children (mini club for children between 4 and 12 years). You may reach the city centre of Puerto de la Cruz several times a day with our free bus service. WiFi is available in all rooms, the use of WiFi in the hotel lobby is free of charge. In 2005, the hotel was completely reformed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Aguilas Hotel
- Las Aguilas Tenerife
- Las Aguilas Suites
- Hotel Las Aguilas Tenerife/Puerto De La Cruz