As usual my partner & I spent ages trawling web sites and reviews, finally balancing money against , location, view & peace and quiet. We chose Las Aguilas, we were aware of the facts clearly noted and reviewed that the hotel was approx a mile from the coast line, most of it on a hill (The hotel is Mauve/Pink and stands out very well on it's elevated position). C (Partner) & I wanted to mingle with less Britons and more Spanish, really don't like places advertising "Fish n Chips served here", or any other place purporting to be a piece of home, I'm on holiday, I want to feel as though I'm in a Spanish Bar/Restaurant, not my local chippy down the road! We decided we would eat out/away from the hotel to mingle more. Simple rustic places would be fine. We also organised a hire car that we would pick up from the airport on arrival, and we were very glad of it. It actually worked out about £100 more than if we had paid for the transfer fee's, and that's a car for 7 nights. From here I'm going to make simple comments about rest of holiday.
Picked up car from Gold Rental, no probs. Drove to hotel, great roads, well lit and major roads lit everywhere, all the time, puts our Motorways to shame. Arrived at hotel and checked in. Staff friendly. Went to room - Major problem, the room was on the bottom floor next to the car park. Cars park up against the rails of the terrace and the lights shime straight into the bedroom. Up to reception, explained why not happy. Advised we booked a promotional suite, and this was it, all rooms it seems not ideally situated are labelled promotional rooms, or if there is something about the room that people may not like, so be warned! However, even after having had a party of over 100 they agreed to find another room if we were prepared to pay an extra 10 euro a day. Small sum for having a room with a view or even away from the car park. Agreed to pay at end of stay, moved to room 507, top level, facing the hills and shopping area's, which neither of us minded, nice for a change to the sea. The room had it's own sink, fridge and a couple of cooking pots. They don't mind you taking your own food and drink up to your fridge. Went to the local Hippo Supermarket, which you can see from out balcony, also Mount Tiede, the TF5 main road and others. Distance to the road in a straight line, approx 700m. Noise, I'm not a light sleeper, however even when the patio doors were closed there was still a lot of traffic noise, the reason?, the patio doors were only single glazed, not double! Oh, what a shame. Such a lovely thing to be able to do, is to shut the doors on all the noise, but not here. Hotel safe, yes it costs extra. Shower, I do like a decent shower, and this one wasn't. We brought it to their attention and it was fixed three days later, the difference was huge. We paid for half board, simply because that's what was on offer or all inclusive. We didn't expect much in this area as the cost was so minimal, but hey, what a great surprise. Lots of everything and very organised and friendly staff. So to summarise, would we go back, possibly, but then we likely as not shall save longer and more, also we like going to different places. Would I recommend it to a friend, yes, but only my fitter friends and ones that like to drive on holiday. It's a great base to travel from, a car in my opinion is mandatory. Although I know there is a free bus you can get from the hotel to the centre of Puerto up to about 6pm. After that your into taxi world. The other thing is this, we booked the hotel ourselves, not via a travel agent. 95% of people in the hotel are either Spanish or German tourist likely 50/45% respectively. I love this as when your next to people chattering away in another language it's so much more relaxing than hearing the same possibly annoying chat in English. Have a good holiday. M :)
- 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