Gran Hotel El Tope

Address: Calzada de Martianez, 2, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 38400, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Calzada de Martianez, 2, Puerto de la Cruz, is near Lago Martianez, Botanical Gardens, Plaza Charco, and Casa Del Vino La Baranda (El Sauzal).
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Hotel El Tope Puerto de la Cruz

          Excellent holiday


          A really good hotel, we have a months winter hoilday every year in puerto de la cruz using another hotel. We decided to try the Le Tope this winter in november/december and wish we'd found this hotel years ago. I neednt list all the good points for since in our opinion there was'nt a single bad thing about this hotel We've already booked our next winter holiday at the El Tope so we can recomend this hotel to all.

          What a relaxing holiday


          Good hotel, wonderful food, if not a little samey if staying for two weeks. My only complaint was the awful air conditioning. A hand held fan would have; given more satisfaction and prevent us from passing out. All in all though, thoroughly enjoyable. Get the sunbeds before those bloody Germans!

          Relaxing Holida


          We had a wonderful 2weeks holiday. Staff were very efficient, room was good, food very good, entertainment good and the thompson reps were great. A very good 4* Hotel which we would use again.

          I must be too fussy


          Although I found the hotel staff & Thompson reps extremely efficient, I thought the food was very unadventurous and not always very hot which is more than I can say about the temperature in the rooms. We were nearly passing out all night and ended up sleeping on the balcony on sun beds and dining out as the air conditioning was faulty all week.

          They said it was too much of a drain on the electricity so switched it off! I certainly would not go there again. The entertainment was very good but the pool could have been larger and there was a definite shortage of sun beds.

          Great Hotel


          Brilliant holiday, resort beutiful laid back and relaxing.

          Hotel first rate, rooms well equiped, and good views from room. Hotel staff friendly and helpful, and Thomsons staff always on hand. As has been mentioned in other review, food excellent, and I am fussy as well, but always found something to eat. Staff always checking temperature of food and ensuring that everything is to your satisfaction.

          Mt Teidi cake fed everyone in hotel as a sweet and was a masterpiece of decoration.

          I would have no problem with recomending this Hotel to anyone who wants a relaxing break away in a well run friendly hotel in a town that has retained some of its own character.

          Fabulous Holiday


          We have just got back from a great holiday at the El Tope which we booked through Thompson Gold.It was a most enjoyable and relaxing break. We found the room spacious and very comfortable and everywhere was kept spotless. The staff were so helpful and the entertainment was varied and well planned.It was in such a nice location although quite a steep climb back from the town the views were worth it. The food was always plentiful although the menu was a bit unadventurous.We would certainly recommend El Tope to older couples aged 30 plus for its friendliness and peaceful relaxed atmosphere.

          Great hotel


          Booked the hotel through Thomsons Gold, hoping for a better than average holiday hotel only to find a terrific one.

          The food was great, the staff constantly checked the temperature of all of the buffet and replaced anything that had droped below the required level.

          I am told that I am too fussy over my eating habits (by the wife), and I thouroughly enjoyed all that was served up.

          The staff were always there but not obtrusive as were the thomsons staff. The trips were as usual overpriced but after being lulled by the hotel who cares. Great HOTEL.

          Nice with at Touch of luxury


          Stayed at the El Tope with my sister June 02, booked with Thomsons Gold.Impressed by public areas, and room was lovely, though had to be moved at our expense as Thomsons had not informed the hotel I have walking difficulties and they put us in rooms with stairs only access - and overlooking the road.Pool was too small and we never ever got a sunbed for the day. We had to wait till around 4pm and then go down for a swim. Fortunately our second room had a very large balcony overlooking the pool and two sun loungers, but I do love to swim so that was a disappointment.Food was average, perfectly nice but would expect better for this type of hotel. Not too much variation, after the first couple of days and we did eat out once or twice. Waiters and service superb, very friendly. Have to say having champagne at breakfast was a very nice touch, though we had to limit ourselves!!!!Other thing is the El Tope is high up, another thing not explained by Thomsons, and the only way down to the town really was via lots of steps, ( or a very very steep hill) no handrails, so a huge problem for me. Managed it once and from then on we got a taxi to town, but missing all the little shops on the way, far cheaper than the sea front..I should mention I was 39 and my sister 30 at the time of this holiday,so we were also about the youngest there, but this wasn't a problem at all. We love our nieces and nephews, but a week in a child free environment, I have to say was very relaxing. This was our first girls holiday together alone, and to be honest the hotel was great for us, reading, sunbathing, exploring, shopping.Entertainment was absolutely first class. No need to go out if you didn't want to.I have been to Tenerife once before, to Los Christianos, but really wanted to visit Puerto de la Cruz. Have to say this resort is just beautiful. Much more traditional, laid back, entertainment there if you want it but not in your face all day and all night. Much much nicer than the south, which my sister agreed when we had a day lovely holiday at this hotel, and I would return, despite the steps. Puerto de la Cruz would always be my first choice for Tenerife.

          Loved The Place & The Atomosphere


          Great place! Stayed three times. Once we were there in October when the hotel celebrated its' 21st. birthday. Wonderful night!he monstrous cake was the hotel. Party went on until 4 amLove to holiday there again



          Only stayed the once quite by accident but would certainly love to stay there again, most beautiful rooms,warm friendly staff,panaramic veiws , only one down side is the walk up and down the hill or steps to town but this would not put me off another visit,and of course the wonderfull weather,many thanks for a wonderfull time Christine Moughtin

          TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Hotel El Tope Puerto de la Cruz

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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