Hotel Riu Garoe

Doctor Celestino Gonzalez Padron 3, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 38400, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by btfreder

... 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 ...

Week 4

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... grammatical structures. He loves to talk about politics, healthcare systems, hospital relations, useful Spanish/English words, and just about anything else that can possibly come up in conversation. He treats his patients and fellow coworkers like family, which I have never seen in the US. It's been such a humbling experience to see him work with his patients, and I've really learned a lot from him--not only about internal medicine and patient care, but also ...

Today I don't feel like doing anything...

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... me about the realities of an intensive care doctor in Tenerife. We laughed a lot and had a good time, and I could tell that the doctors and nurses supported each other and offered each other relief when times get hard. It was so nice to see and be apart of for the day. The main patient that I saw today was a German woman with Endocarditis who needed to have several catheters inserted for her treatment. I watched, for what is now probably the tenth time, as ...

La medicina intensiva y Base5 Problems

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... class and argued about who wanted to have more Spanish each week. As soon as I tried to take initiative to rearrange classes, everyone shut me down and told me we would wait until Friday to do it.

By Friday we will already be halfway done! No one cares that we haven't been getting anywhere, and I feel like a jerk if I try to say anything. There's no reason that the teachers who already know the level of their students can't get together and decide who belongs ...

Sleeping in and Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by btfreder

... for making churros (a very interesting thing believe it or not). They had this huge vat of hot oil on the stove with a large pot of batter to the side and a funnel-like apparatus that allowed batter to flow into the vat. The cook would take the funnel and allow batter to drop into the vat in the shape of a giant spiraling wheel. The end product was so cool looking and it made us all want more. It only took about sixty seconds for the churro wheel to be done cooking, ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Doctor Celestino Gonzalez Padron 3, Puerto de la Cruz, is near Lago Martianez, Botanical Gardens, La Orotava, and Plaza Charco.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Riu Garoe Puerto de la Cruz

    Buen hotel


    Un hotel y una comida de primera clase. Teníamos una habitación encima de la zona de entretenimientos con lo que podíamos oír todo hasta las 23-30 horas.

    Little gem


    what a gem of a hotel - only 190 rooms so not too big. Hotel location in quiet area of upmarket La Paz district only about 500m from Botanical Gardens. You can walk to town centre and lido in Puerto but it's down 184 steps. Best to use hotel free bus which runs on a regular basis except Sunday.

    Good hotel


    first class hotel and food,we had room above entertainments,so till approx 23-30 hours we could hear everything.

    Das Muss der Kanarischen Inseln


    Meine Familie und ich haben eine Woche in diesem Hotel verbracht. Alles war wundervoll: Personal, Ausstattung, Zimmer, Essen. Obwohl ich zum ersten Mal auf Teneriffa war, wollte ich das Hotel überhaupt nicht mehr verlassen, um andere Dinge zu sehen. Das war gar nicht nötig! Man hatte alles, was man brauchte, im Hotel. Ich kann dieses Hotel sehr empfehlen. Es arbeiten sehr nette Leute dort, vor allem Sergio, der mit seinem Gesang und Klavierspiel für unvergessliche Abende verantwortlich war. Falls Sie mit ein paar Extra-Kilos nach Hause kommen wollen, dann ist dies der richtige Ort für Sie. Was für ein hochwertiges, gut präsentiertes Essen! Sprechen Sie nicht von Teneriffa, sprechen Sie vom vom Riu Garoe Hotel!



    My family and I spent one week on this hotel. Everything was wonderful: staff, facilities, rooms, food. Althoug this was my first stay in Tenerife I did not wanted to leave the hotel to visit other things. This was not necessary! You had whatever you needed inside the hotel. I can strongly recomend this hotel. Very nice people working there, specially Sergio who was responsible of unforgeteable evenings, singing and playing piano.

    If you want to come back to home with some more Kilograms, this is the right place to choose. What excellent quality and presentation food ! Don´t say Tenerife, say Riu Garoe Hotel !

    A good experience.


    Stayed for 7 days. No lager-lout Brits or a soccer shirt in sight. Hotel had a German bias which is a definate plus, as they do all the complianing and enforcement of standards (I assume) and we had to do nothing but enjoy the ambiance. That said, I'm not sure that any complaining was necessary as there is a high and visible hotel management presence on a daily basis.

    Food was very good and cosmopolitan (if you are looking for fish, chips and peas then you will need to go elsewhere), and service was attentive, but then again, they assume you are German but will speak English to you when they realise who you are. Interestingly, you keep the same dining table each day as your own and the same waiter.

    For a 7 day break we would certainly go back again.

    First class hotel


    After many visits to hotels and apartments in Puerto de la Cruz have just returned from a weeks holiday in the Hotel Garoe in the La Paz area.

    One of the nicest Hotels


    On arrival it was a pleasure to find fresh fruit, wine, a cold plate of meat/cheese and freshly laundered bath robes in our room. The mini bar was a bonus in that its prices were one of the cheapest I have experienced.

    Marvellous Holiday


    My wife and I who are both in our 60s stayed at the Riu Garoe in June . From the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble for Sen. Figueroa, the Manager and his staff to make our stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. Our suitcases were delivered to our room without us raising a finger. Our room was decorated to a high standard and kept immaculately clean by our maid Carmen.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Riu Garoe Puerto de la Cruz

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding