El Tope Hotel
What We Love
- A scenic stay in sunny Tenerife, with sea views, half board and champagneThe fantastic views of Puerto de la Cruz, the sea and Mount Teide
- Splashing about among the saltwater pools and sculptures at Lago Martiniaz
- Your half-board basis makes for a laid-back, stress-free stay
What To Know
- The hotel is located at the top of a steep slope – expect a lot of stairs
- It's a 15-minute walk to the Botanical Gardens
- The pool has plenty of sun loungers so finding a spot shouldn't be hard
In an elevated position above the coastal town of Puerto de la Cruz, Gran Hotel el Tope enjoys a prime location with a fabulous views towards the sea and up towards looming Mount Teide.
Outside the hotel, this attractive town is a mix of traditional tiled houses, modern architecture and quiet plazas. Don’t miss one of the town’s main draws – the impressive Lago Martíanez water complex, which boasts one of Europe’s largest saltwater pools. Puerto’s beach is a striking arc of dark volcanic sand and the balmy year-round climate (1,600 hours of sunshine each year) means you can enjoy all this even in the winter months.
The hotel itself is a modern affair surrounded by lush green vegetation, bougainvillea and verdant gardens. It’s recently undergone extensive renovation in many areas, so expect smart fresh décor, especially in your room, which boast fantastic sea views from your private balcony. Facilities include a gym, wellness facilities, a circular swimming pool and tennis courts.
Good to know
There is a steep climb up steps to the hotel so those with mobility problems should go by way of the road. Parking is available for hotel guests.
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It was our first time in tenerife and we were really unsure how to feel about all the reviews we have read about this place!
We kept an open mind for the whole stay and we couldn't have been more happy than our stay here.
Our hotel room was modern and cleaned daily to a high standard. The food (we were half board) had alot to offer. Each day the food was different, each day they served different meats and each day they cooked one fish and one meat on the grill.
Each time we visited the restaurant the food was hot and tasty! I was really worried about the reviews that I had seen before hand but I think people are expecting too much from such a hotel for the price which was paid.
Parking was limited, however each time we came back from the day/evening out we got a space.
There are a few recommendations to the hotel which I would like to make, these are;
- to improve the coverage of the wifi in rooms
- changing the times of the buffet (breakfast and dinner) to open half an hour earlier than scheduled
- look at the water pressure in the rooms for the shower
All in all we had a fantastic stay and we couldn't have asked for a better stay. Our beds were super comfy which allowed us to have a good night sleep each night.
Thank you hotel el tope.
We booked this hotel through Secret Escapes and expected something special.
We were so disappointed! The hotel is very dated,in fact some floors underneath were derelict. We had a smell in our room we couldn't get rid off! We did complain and the beds were changed which made things better for a little while, but the smell came back.
The food was pretty boring and limited and barely warm!
Can't reccommend this at all.
We booked El Tope for one night only when visiting north part of the Island. We didn't expect too much to be honest. The hotel is a bit old and does not look very impressive at first, however the rooms were very nice and very clean. The service was good and flexible. We had a breakfast and a dinner which were included in the price and were ok. Food is nice and there is a good variety at the buffet. Drinks including water are paid separately, but the cost is very reasonable. Hotel has a good location with walking distance to the seaside and restaurants/shops etc. Fairly close to Loro Parque free bus pickup.
We went with a big group and got the best services ever. Excellent rooms , good food, friendly service and Amazing sea view.
We requested them to provide us rooms near by and they did do that . And Due to our delayed flight , we checked in literally at 1:00 in the night and still got the perfect welcome .
Would love to stay longer next time .
Our stay at Hotel El Tope was perfect. I came here for a few days and I am already planning another trip back where I'll be staying at this hotel with no doubt. The views of el Teide from our room were just breathtaking, and also the coast was just a few minutes away walking distance. The location was great. The food offered at the hotel is varied and tasty, with many local dishes worth trying. The service at this hotel really made the difference, they were always so helpful!