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Hotel Palia Don Jose Hotel 3 star
1, HERCULES Costa Del Silencio, Spain -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Appropriate for families with children, Club Palia Parque Don Jose offers 100 % French-speaking entertainments, a mini-club and spacious apartments, in the most sunlit part of the Tenerife region, where tropical vegetation and desert lanscape blend. t is inconveniently far from the beach.

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    Location 6.5 /10

    Close to the small port of Las Galletas in the tourist area of Costa del Silencio, 7.5 miles away from Las Americas and several golf courses. To reach the hotel from the Tenerife Sur airport located 9 miles away, will need a 20-minute drive. The hotel is some 50 miles away from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Island.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    Spacious and elegant, the rooms are all furnished with standard wood furniture and a double sofa-bed. One room has a single bed and a larger room has a double bed. Most of them have a well-appointed terrace (a green table, two chairs, a deckchair, a beach umbrella and a clothes dryer) opening to the centre of the hotel and the pool or to the tropical garden. Equipment include a direct international phone line, ceiling fan, coded safe (10 pounds per day), and satellite television (17 channels); the remote control is provided at reception for a 16 pound deposit); the bathroom is quite small and simple. It has a bathtub equipped with a flexible shower and no handle (contrary to most of the hotels in the Canary Islands), washbasin and integrated toilet. However, there are no toiletries and no hair-dryer.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Open in 1985, the Palia Parque Don Jose Club is a 2-storey white building with no elevator, with a vast interior space lodging 187 rooms, studios and apartments. At the heart of the hotel is a pleasurable sea water swimming pool with a pool for children, spreading out like a small lagoon, crossed by a wooden footbridge and topped by a spin-top bar where streams of water water trickle down. Guests walk to the water as people do to the beach, there are no stairs. The pool is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Guests enjoy the showers, toilets, deckchairs and beach umbrellas (kept in a box), tennis court, four petanque fields, multiple-sports field, playground for children, and small gardens with beautifully decorated stone-made benches.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    Meals are served in buffet in a simply-decorated 240-plate setting restaurant. The latter has a large picture window alongside with view to the pool. The cuisine is internationally inspired with Canarian specialties and local wine provided in abundance. Breakfast is served from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for 4 pounds, lunch from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for 7 pounds and diner from 7:30 Pm to 9:30 PM for 8 pounds. Snacks are equally provided for lunch.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The closest beach is in Las Galletas, located 2.5 miles away from the hotel. Appointed and covered with black pebbles, it provides several water sports (snorkelling, jet skiing, half-pipe, sailing windsurfing...), deckchairs, beach umbrellas and showers. Surrounded by a walkway, the beach is close to several bars and restaurants, the marina and fish market.

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    This French-speaking club basically welcomes families and provides daily entertainments. For guests wishing to enjoy the beach or go on a trip, the club also makes it possible to reserve picnics for lunch. Some areas of the hotel however deserve a fresh coat of paint and better upkeep.


    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, (paying), stretching, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool


    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, golf, (nearby), jet ski, (paying), sailing, (paying), step, archery, water-polo, sports

    • Safe


    • Pleasant architecture.
    • Wine in abundance during meals.
    • The enjoyable lagoon-pool at the centre of the hotel.


    • No nearby beach.
    • Uninteresting setting and long distance from town centres.
    • Noise made by airplanes flying over.

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    • Overall Score nc/10