Riu Garoe Hotel 4 star
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Lying on the north coast of Tenerife in a quiet neighbourhood of Puerto de la Cruz close to the renowned botanic garden, the Riu Garoe is a lovely, very quiet and well built hotel that will meet the expectations of couples in search of quiet and rest. The quality of services offered should equally ensure a pleasant stay for the visitor.

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      Riu Garoe   -   © Carlos RODRIGUES / EASYVOYAGE

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      Riu Garoe   -   © Carlos RODRIGUES / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.0 /10

    On the north of Tenerife, the Riu Garoe perches in the La Paz residential area in a very quiet neighbourhood on the heights of Puerto de la Cruz 985 feet from the botanic garden at the edge of the city (approximately 1 mile from the town centre), but relatively far from the beach. To reach the hotel from the Los Rodeos airport north of Tenerife, located 17.5 miles away, will need a 30-minute drive and 1:30 from the Tenerife Sur airport located some 68 miles away. The hotel is some 25 miles away from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Island.

    Accommodation 7.50 /10

    The Riu Garoe comprises 190 rooms, including 7 junior suites and 7 suites. Clean and tastefully laid out (paintings, wooden furniture, flowers, floor tiles), they are perfectly equipped with two single beds or a king-size bed, a wooden office desk, a round wooden table, an armchair, a large balcony (or patio), well laid out and overlooking the sea, the pool or Teide volcano (depending on the direction of the room), an electronically-coded safe (1.5 pounds per day plus an 8 pound deposit), satellite television, central airconditioning, a fridge/mini-bar with tea and coffee facilities, direct phone line and Internet connection. The bathroom is well equipped and immaculate, with a bath fitted out with handset and flexible shower, a clothes drying line, hospitality products, hair dryer, handkerchiefs, shoehorn, dressing robe, double basin, non-separate toilets and a bidet. The suites have an individual parlour, a large patio with deck chairs, parasols and a magnifying glass in the bathroom.

    Overview 7.25 /10

    Built in 2002, the Riu Garoe is made up of two buildings with pastel colours (yellow and orange), four storeys of a charming architecture, which is quite uncommon in Tenerife. The entire setup includes a garden lined with fountains, flowery alleys, benches and other unusuals like the typically-Canarian wine press. Chess lovers will have the pleasure of playing on a giant chessboard. At the centre of the hotel, surrounded by a patio sundeck, clients can find a 3,228 feet² airconditioned freshwater pool (25°C) with built-in jacuzzi and a 323 feet² pool for children adorned with deck chairs with mattresses, parasols, showers and a snack-bar offering breakfast and lunch. Towels are available free of charge at the reception. Clients can enjoy a second pool of 430 feet² heated at 26°C within the hotel. A panoramic elevator offers a view of the pool.

    Food and drink 7.00 /10

    The hotel boasts a restaurant, El Rincon that offers meals in the form of a buffet with a patio area. It alternates between theme-based buffets (Canarian, Oriental, Mediterranean....) and international menus with dishes cooked under your watchful eyes. As in all hotels of the Riu chain, dishes are varied and of good quality. Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM and dinner from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM for the first service and from 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM for the second service. For lunch, it can be taken at the pool-side snack-bar offering à la carte packages between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. You can equally sip your favorite cocktails from the lobby bar patio.

    Beach

    A free shuttle drops clients at the Martianez shopping centre downtown Puerto de la Cruz situated 1 mile away. The Playa Martianez is just nearby. It does not offer bathing facilities and its equipment are rather restricted. Beware of waves and currents that are often quite strong. Many people prefer to bathe at the Lago Martianez nearby, with its giant sea water pool that encompasses the casino like a lake.

    To know

    A member of the Riu chain of hotels, the Riu Garoe is located a stonethrow away from the renowned Puerto de la Cruz botanic garden, one of the foremost acclimatization gardens in the world. It equally offers to clients numerous leisure and distraction facilities and equipment free of charge: mini-golf, sauna, tennis, squash, fitness centre... You will find absolute pleasure exercising one of these activities. A free shuttle will take you to downtown Puerto de la Cruz close to the Martianez shopping centre of Lago Martianez and the Playa Martianez from 9:30 AM to 5:45 PM.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, squash, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Free tennis, squash courts, sauna, fitness centre and mini-golf course.
    • Free shuttles to Puerto de la Cruz.

    disadvantages

    • Distance from the beach.
    • Located far from the town centre.

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in juillet 2011 Posted on 2013-09-11 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Très bel hôtel, les extérieurs sont magnifiques, verdoyants très bien entretenus, un goût de paradis. La décoration intérieur de l'hôtel typiquement canarienne

      • Advantages

        Très bonne cuisine, personnel très agréable et serviable, le jardin de l'hôtel est vraiment magnifique. Piscine intérieur et extérieur pratique dans cette partie de l'île qui ne dépasse pas tjrs les 25degrés, hôtel très calme et reposant

      • Disavantages

        Pas d'animations pour les jeunes, pas de possibilité de all inclusive

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
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