H10 Tenerife Playa
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... city at 5:00 in the morning or a stroll along the sand on the beach, I always have the potential to make an impact on people and let them impact me. This island, my friends, the hospital and this culture have impacted me significantly more than I thought they would, and I can only hope that I could do the same for them. Now that I've had my five weeks, I'm ready to go home and get ready for the rest of my life--it's been a good one so far, but I can tell it's only going to get better!
... session. I've really enjoyed going to this seminar, even though it's only once a week and rarely lasts an entire hour, because the topics we discuss are interesting and offer a new perspective on how to become a doctor in the modern medical system. Today our doctor emphasized the extreme importance of primary care in all medical systems in the world, and he explained to us that in order to truly improve public health, we have to develop strong ...
... a broken hip. Irene, as she revealed her name to be, is the prototypical European retiree who decided to move to Tenerife in her old age. She's been living in Tenerife for upwards of twenty years in the Southern region of the island. People like Irene come to the island for the climate and the relaxation, not for the culture nor the language. She and her friends and family do not speak a word of Spanish, and they never tried to learn the language in their entire twenty years ...
... customs, into a taxi to arrive at Tony's apartment on Palm Beach. I had achieved the journey out and felt good. My gratitude to everyone who helped is beyond words and with a special 'thank you' to the wheelchair angel at Tenerife South airport who managed to clear a speedy flight path through crowds of passengers with her verbal beep beeping and deliver me from aircraft to taxi in record time.
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... since it was in the south we had absolutely perfect weather. It was extremely sunny and warm, but not uncomfortably hot or humid--perfect weather for the beach. The south is the most popular tourist area on the island, so everyone on the beach spoke an awkward mix of Spanish, English, French and German. The beach itself though was among the top five most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. The sand was a mix of black and white, so it had this cool brown/silver color I've never ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Tenerife Playa Puerto de la Cruz
the hotel is lovley but deals better with older people .
there is no parking if you hire a car .and if you do your in for a big shock .
its cost about £70 to park for the week in the local supermarket . no on st parking at all .
the hotel staff were not very helpfull at all about parking .
25 Wedding Aniversary Holiday
We stayed at this hotel for 10 days from 21 June 2005 to 01 JULY 2005.
We booked it through a Tour Operator. We found the Hotel and staff were excellent. Meal times were very good as you did not have worry about getting nup early. Staff were very polite. View from blcony was of sea view to the right and Mount Teide. The only problem was that were no tea and coffee making facilities in the room and we were in a room with twin beds instead of adouble as asked for when made booking. Pools and bar was excellent. We will definitely go back.
Worth it for Sally
Stayed here from November 19 to December 3 . Tour operator had warned us of building work in the area but this was very unobtrusive and we were glad we did not take advantage on the offer to switch , we did not like the look of the other 4* hotels . You could not get a better location than the H10 in PDLC . Impressive reception , nice staff , lovely pool area , nice lunchtime snacks but breakfast / dinner were average hotel fayre , but if you cook for hundreds of guests.........
Our room was somewhat dated and dingy . Overall a 4* but only just .
Watch out for the lovely Sally who does the aqua gym in the pool , and helps out with evening enteratainment .
booked hotel through main hotel group online confimation received straight away and payment confirmed called two days before to check reservation ok, apparently although booked 4 months before the hotel did not receive notification so spent all day waiting to make sure booking ok! when arrived found room above main street and no balcony when booking specifically requested a sea view and balcony, so make sure you check again, when moved with the 'help' of the reception staff had to pay again for balcony, not expensive but if already paid very annoying, so start of holiday ruined by staff who were not happy that we wanted what we paid for, the staff were polite but you could tell it was not easy and they were very unfriendly when my husband pointed out that it was not our fault they got the information late and incorrect but we had to pay for that, the room was nice but bathroom very small, and several people got bitten by insects, which i have not experienced in any other hotels we have stayed at in the town, the dinnning room is all no smoking which is fine but several mornings and evenings i refused point blank to join a queue for meals which stretched back 20 feet, subsequently it cost us extra in meals as well, having paid for something again not possible to use, the downstairs areas poolside bar and bar area were very nice and there is a pool attendant 9-6pm everyday, i would not stay at the hotel again and would not recommend to anyone i know maybe if the reception staff were more friendly and you didn't have to struggle to use the toilet instead of the bidet, due to the size, our stay may have been bettter but i will not q for meals like cattle due to inadequate space, on a lighter note as usual puerto cruz was fantastic and already planning another holiday at a different hotel of course
Was I somewhere different
This place is good for Tenerawful but bad compared to a real 4 star hotel. The pool area is dated the various lounges a terrible mish mash of bad taste.. and the food..............eat elsewhere unless the... all you can eat / Bob & Julies English pub is your thing. Luke warm slop done in a psuedo English/German (to suit the maj of the guests) style. For gods sake cook you local stuff what you know how and there will be no problems. Its one of thise free for all buffets as well, you feel your on a merry go round. The best is the clothes policy. the Manager thinks its the Ivy. If you must go to PDLC then I suppose is not the worst choice but surelt there is something better.
Loved the hotel
It was a very good hotel. We found the location perfect, the food was delicious. The entertainment very good. i was pleased with my holiday there i would definatly go there again.
Good All Round
I would concur with the other excellent reviews about this hotel. I have just returned (May 04) from the Tenerife Playa with my 83 year old father & 44 yr old husband. All three of us found the the hotel to be of a high standard and suitable for all age groups. Food was varried and of very good quality; rooms were clean and comfortable; staff were always very friendly, helpful and kind (most spoke good English, German and some French); grounds, garden and swimming area were overlooked by other buildings, but didn't feel intrusive - in fact it was quite calming with lots of greenery and on the odd day there was a sea breeze, the area was sheltered. The live entertainment on two evenings was superb, although on other nights I personally did not like the resident two piece duo - a bit too old and staid - however plenty of other entertainment was close by. The location could not have been better - Puerto is located on a hill, but the Playa is right on the promenade, so no difficult walking for my father. The resort felt very safe and we all wandered about freely at night, when it seemed like the whole town was out for a stroll. There are loads of pavement cafes etc, but no noisy discos. I was not disturbed by noise at night, although I must add that the Lido at the front of the hotel is currently undergoing re-furbishment and there was very occsaional noise from workmen. However this was not audiable from inside the hotel, the works are well screened off and this honestly would not put me off recommending the Playa. Indeed the Lido will soon be finished and add to the lovely scenery. Having seen other hotels in the resort, the Playa is well worth its 4 star rating. Have a good holiday !
A very good hotel
My wife and I stayed at the Tenerife Playa last Feb/03 after a weeks cruise. The Hotel is in a first class position being right on the sea front with super views from the roof top sun bathing area. It is very clean and first class servise from all the staff and the choice of food in the dining room is beyond believe from champayne with breakfast an excellent cafe bar by the pool and a first class meal at night. The rooms are clean and comfortable although if you are at the front of the Hotel there is noise about 2 A M from the disco turning out made mainly by the English BUT that is not the Hotels fault. We look forward to a return stay in Jan/04
Location Location Location
This hotel is in a superb position right by the sea and lido, traffic free outlook.No hills to climb straight out of the hotel into a beautiful tropical setting . Food is very varied and of a good standard. Bedrooms (beds are comfy) and rooms are up to standard. Staff are friendly and there is a hard working entertainments manager. Live shows on a few of the nights, found very good. Good resident two piece duo for dancing. I was there this Nov 03 with my mother and I am looking to go again next year to this hotel. Annette Stafford
Viva the North of Tenerife, and not just the wrinkles
My husband and I stay a week at the H10 Tenerife Playa in March 2003, The location, presentation, staff, food, sevice at this hotel were all excellent. In fact i am trying to organise another trip for 2004. Well worth a holiday.