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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Riu Garoe Puerto de la Cruz
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.
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.
Quality of hotel, fixtures, fittings,cleanliness, staff, food etc. all to what we know is Riu standards. Manager always out and about and is very approachable. Reception staff exceptional. No problems with sunbeds and shades. Mainly German and Spanish guests, only about 20 English whilst we were there, but this didn't create any problems. Garden areas are a delight. As you can see we consider this to be one of the gems of the Riu chain. Entertainment low key just as we like it. Happy hour each day between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. The North of Tenerife is much more scenic than the South and we used the local buses with our bono tickets to get around. A super holiday with temperatures in the 30's each day.
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!
THE MUST OF CANARY ISLANDS
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.
The hotel is advertised as 4-star and it certainly deserves this rating if not 4 star plus. It has been built less than 3 years and this certainly shows. The hotel looks lovely from the outside being only 4 floors and the design and layout inside is just as good. The rooms are excellent. I expected a single room but had a double room to myself. There is water, wine and fluffy bath robes waiting for you on arrival, and a KETTLE ! This is the only spanish hotel I have ever been to where a kettle and tea etc is provided for you. Shame I lugged my own all the way there ! The food is excellent, there was nothing missing and the choice and quality of the fresh meat was superb. The poolside area is very pretty and clean if not abit crowded on very sunny days. The hotel caters mainly for Germans who insist on putting their towels out on the beds and disappearing for half the day which can be annoying especially as it asks you not to, but there are plenty of beds and we had no difficulty finding some after breakfast. My only critisism is that I was on the ground floor over the kitchen which tended to be abit noisy until about 11pm so I would recommend asking for a higher floor. We booked through Corona holidays on the internet which worked out cheaper than through the other tour operator Portland Direct, probably because they use a Spanish flight company. 10/10 all round. Will definately use this hotel again.
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.
The evening meal provided as part of the price was excellent and saved a packet of Euros. One thing to bear in mind though is that the hotel caters for mainly Spanish and Germans. There is still a big enough selection for all tastes.
Keeping fit was not too much of a problem as I was on most days the only visitor to the Hotel gym, sauna and indoor pool. The only member of staff who could do with a lesson in smiling is the driver of the free bus service who gives Victor Meldrew a good name.
The location of the hotel is in the german quarter of the town and you have to search hard for entertainment, good bars and places to eat away from the hotel. Its a good 20 minute walk to Puerto de la cruz.
Not much to keep the kids happy for the whole hoilday but a lovely relaxing time at this hotel.
Dave From Newcastle
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.
The food was of a high standard with a wide choice of fish and meat as well ws a good selection of salads, the ali oli I can personally recommend. The gardens and pool areas were very clean and well maintained and I particularly enjoyed the jaccuzzi, The poolside snack bar served a wide selection of meals and drinks in the bar were reasonably priced . We are hoping to return to the Riu Garoe in the near future.