About Apartamentos Casablanca
Tenerife has plenty to offer tourists so it is hardly surprising thousands head here every year. If you are intent on being one of them this year, make sure you consider Apartments Casablanca as your three-star resort of choice.
Located in La Paz, an area renowned for being quiet and laid-back, the apartments are well-situated for the nearby beach at Puerto de la Cruz. You also have the opportunity to visit Lago Martianez, an inviting swimming pool complex, during your stay.
You’ll have a journey of less than half an hour to reach Apartments Casablanca once you’ve landed at Tenerife North Airport, so the resort is easy to get to and not too close to the airport itself either. And of course there are many local attractions that are within easy reach as well.
Finally you have plenty of facilities on hand to enjoy during your stay at Apartments Casablanca. This is a resort that caters very well for families and children, so you’ll enjoy your stay if you are looking for a family-friendly place to stay. Couples are more than welcome too of course, and there’s plenty to keep you amused too!
Room Information and Room Facilities
There are three types of apartments available at this resort — studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments. Comfortable and featuring everything you could need to complete a great trip, they all come with a private balcony or terrace as well. Brew some tea or coffee in the fully-equipped kitchen in the morning and enjoy the perfect start by wandering out onto your balcony or terrace, complete with its chairs and table.
Satellite television is included as standard, along with a generously-sized wardrobe to accommodate your needs. Aside from this the furniture provided is comfortable and appealing, and the décor is fresh and engaging too. All in all this is the perfect apartment style for a great holiday.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
First and foremost is the amazing pool, providing a wonderfully-fluid area in which to sunbathe and enjoy the water. The curved design means there are numerous areas in which to lay on a sun lounger and yet still be within easy reach of the water.
There is also a gym on-site, providing those looking for a little exercise with a chance to take part in aerobics and spinning classes. Alternatively there are numerous fitness machines available, not to mention a sauna when you want to enjoy a little relaxation instead.
Entertainment is not forgotten at the Apartments Casablanca either. Your kids will love the entertainment provided especially for them during the summer months. And with live music and many different shows on offer as well, the adults are guaranteed to be entertained too.
Food and Drink Options
Eating has never been so much fun at Apartments Casablanca. You can avail yourself of a great continental breakfast in the friendly restaurant, not to mention enjoy a wide range of meals in the evenings as well. The venue also provides you with a bar area so if it’s a drink you’re after you can certainly enjoy that. Aside from the interior seating area there is also outdoor seating for those moments when you wish to enjoy al fresco dining.
Of course, since your apartment offers a fully-equipped kitchen you can also enjoy cooking your own meals from time to time if you wish. With many shops and restaurants nearby and within easy distance of the resort, you have every option here you may require. You can choose to eat in your room or visit the restaurant on different days, depending on what you fancy. The choice is always yours at Apartments Casablanca.
20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Very nice apartments
"Just back from a week in the Casablanca apartments. We thought it was great. The apartment was very clean, with white marble floors and shiny surfaces. Loads of storage. We were lucky to get a long balcony with a sea view. No sun until sunset and all that marble could be a little chilly, so take slippers is my advice. Microwave, cooker and fridge means you can make cheap meals if you want to. We used the cafÃ© once and had two drinks and two hot meals for 10 euros.
The Casablanca occupies an entire city block, though I think most of it is time share.
The front desk were very helpful and booked a bus tour for us. There was a free bottle of red wine on the table when we arrived. Computer access in the basement â 10 minutes for 1 euro.
Puerto is a lovely town for walking around. Lots of coast walks and pedestrian streets. Far more cloud than sun though. Favourite restaurant â Regulo. Cherne (local white fish) in Canary sauce and rabbit in spicy sauce were the favourite local dishes. The infamous stairs only take a few minutes. At the bottom is a large supermarket in the Martianez centre. We did all our shopping there as the local shops were very limited.
The local buses were very good value on the Bono card. It was only a couple of pounds each way for a trip across the island to Los Gigantes. A bus tour ( 27 euros) to the caldera at the top of the island was stunning. A desert landscape inside a 28 mile circumference crater where the top of the mountain blew off.
Problems? The bed was a bit hard and the sound-proofing could be better in the bedroom. TV very limited â only sport and news in English.
Where Los Gigantes was crowded with British tourists in skimpy vests, Puerto felt much more Spanish. Most tourists were middle aged Germans and there was very little noise or crowding at any time. The town has 40,000 indigenous Spaniards and that seems to make it cheaper and neater with more and better restaurants."
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of April 2007
Beginning to go downhill?
"We stayed from 16 to 30th March 2007, our second stay. In our opinion the Casablanca is beginning to go downhill. Generally we agree with the positive comments about the location, staff, facilities and cleanliness but the bar/food service was slow in the daytime and maintenance could not resolve a simple but fast leak from the bathroom sink. Something I could have done myself in 10 minutes. Initially we had room 7206 but moved to 11402 for the last two nights due to noise from some students billeted below us. No problem with 11402. The final straw was being woken around 3.30 in the morning. Even after complaining to the night porter the noise did not fully subside until 4.45 am. We also experienced serious noise from the footpath alongside the apartment. Reception did offer the move after we complained but we had to move ourselves which spoilt the day.
This time we also noticed that the apartments were beginning to show signs of wear and tear.
Did we otherwise enjoy the holiday - very much yes. Would we go back - we would love to but only if we knew we were not going to get woken in the early hours of the morning."
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of April 2007
Great Family Apartments
"We have stayed here on several occassions. We always book direct with the apts and specifiy that we want a room poolside - to ensure sun on the balcony. We also were upgraded for free last time and so had our own private BBQ which was great!
Yes the pool is on the small side for the size of the complex but the lidos are just down the road so it wasn;t really an issue. We never tend to eat in the bar area but rather make our own or eat out in town - lots of entertainment available and everything in walking distance. The bar is handy though for lunch time snacks for kids - pizza/chips/toasties etc
Always found the rooms to be spacious and clean. The maids come round every other day. You can hire fans from the reception. The girls on reception are extremely helpful. There is a laundry room so you don't have to take all your dirty washng home with you - which was a plus.
All in all I would recommend the Casablanca to families."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of April 2007
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"We have just spent two wonderful weeks in The Casablanca. It exceeded our expectations in everyway, that we couldn't have stayed anywhere better. Our one bedroom apartment was extremely well appointed, well maintained, and thoroughly clean. And Puerto has so much to offer. Each day we loved our walks along the seafront taking in the panoramic views, and the clean black sand. The Promenade has a gentle, lively atmosphere. And for those who have felt the Casablanca pool too small! Then Lake Martianez with it's various pools, restaurants, and gardens. Is large enough to enjoy a perfect day. In Puerto the restaurants are plentiful, all offering a delicious cuisine. So we were thankful of the steps returning to The Casablanca, an opportunity to burn some of those calories! And ceraintly not as bad as we had been expecting, from previous reviews. By the end of the day we were often too tired for evening entertainment, and liked to enjoy the comforts of our apartment. But, we did go out one evening,and found there is always plenty going on.
We are 62 and 68; and have been very well looked after. Reception staff very acommodating. and will do their best to make your stay a pleasant and comfortable one. Lastly, I would recommend, Loro Parque, It's fantastic. But you need a full day to enjoy it.
Thank you to everyone at The Casablanca. Looking forward to a return trip later in the year. Only this time for longer!
Angela & David"
- Travel date: Sat 31st of March 2007
Does just fine
"We just used this as an apartment to sleep in and spend a little time when the weather was off (16 hour thunderstorm one night!). As such it wasn't our destination in the way some travellers might use their holiday hotel/apartment.
Does what's needed. Big apartment, very clean and well equipped. The bar and cafe are hideously overlit so didn't appeal but found a nice cafe nearby (La Alpisipa) to hang out in. Pool and terrace small for no. of rooms but with the Lido so near who cares?
Parking tricky unless you fancy buying a place under the hotel.
Well situated between La Paz and central Puerto but steps help you build up bunchy calves!"
- Travel date: Thu 29th of March 2007
"We booked for 2 weeks but after one week decided ,for various reasons , to move. The apartment itself was perfectly ok except we had a very small balconey and no sun at any time of the day. As the mornings and evenings were quite chilly the apartament and especially the marble floors were quite cold. It is a very large complex but quite a small pool and while there was no problem with getting a sun bed in February in better and hotter weather I imagine this could be a problem. A big disappointment was the bar area, totally lacking in atmosphere and with very minimal entertainment. Many previous reviews have mentioned the steps, there is no escaping them which ever way you go. The supermarket and shops in the area up from the complex are good and easier to get to than the ones on the down. We liked Puerto, it has a lot of character , some great restuarants but been there now and unlikely to go again and definately not to the Casablanca."
- Travel date: Mon 5th of March 2007
Tthe best stay ever thanks to my beautiful sister Lisette
"Hello everbody at Casa Blanca, to my dear sister Lisette. It is now snowing here in Norway so we had to check in with you guys at Casa Blanca. We had a wonderful week and we will be back.....................!!! Thank you for everything and sell a lot.
best regard from the Conraduz and Ãiseth family in Norway.
Miss you sis, Rita"
- Travel date: Fri 9th of February 2007
Nice place but needs unruly teenagers taking care of
"We have stayed here on numerous occasions both summer and winter. On our last stay we had an apartment overlooking the patio area where teenagers would gather till the early hours of the morning making lots of noise.
Not much to do inside the hotel, although the rooms are of a very good standard. The food in the restaurant was not great and the service was very poor, one of the waiters even short changed my daughter taking out his own tip before giving the change!!! Parking is a nightmare and we had to wait days on alist to be able to park in the underground parking, so be prepared to park some way away and walk!!"
- Travel date: Sun 28th of January 2007
Pity about all the stairs to resort
"We stayed there as timeshare exchange and was surprised to find several holiday companies use the apartments. We had no complaints with the apartment, very clean and well maintained, furnishings could be a bit better as regards the sofa but otherwise v.good.
Supplied with fresh fruit and a bottle of wine. Also a bottle of water in frig which is always welcome.
Had a two bedroom apartment but balcony was rather small, think this was because we were at the end of a block, but it overlooked Teide which was fantastic.
I found the stairs very steep up to the apartment from town centre but as we had hired a car spent several days visiting surrounding areas.
Cannot really comment on facilities as did not actually use any of them in the resort except for pool at end of day for a quick swim when it was a bit quietert . Do not think you can blame timeshare owners for banning balls etc in pool as adults should also be able to have their swim without fear of being bombed. I have been to many hotels (not timeshare) where balls etc are banned.
Fans in bedrooms kept them cool at night but could have done with this in lounge as had to keep balcony doors open."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of November 2006
A perfect winter break
"We stayed in the Casablanca apartments 7th Nov for a week and they were just what was needed - the other positive reviews are spot on and we chose them on that basis
The whole complex is spotlessly clean and all the staff we came into contact with were friendly and professional
Literally everything you need is there - kettle, toaster, microwave, cork screw, a hob and cooker (if you have to) and an iron and board etc etc
Couple of minor maintenance problems - a bedroom ceiling fan that would not stop and a missing tv channel - were resolved in minutes. They could also do with a couple of English speaking news channels eg CNN, BBC News 24 or Sky as there is only BBC World available
A birthday was recognised by a knock at the door from a porter with a complimentary bottle of champagne and birthday card from the management team - after many years as a hotel manager that small gesture is Gold Star customer care and will be remembered for a long time
Housekeeping team were excellent and a couple of mornings we were still in the apartment when they called it was no problem for them to return later
Reception were very helpful - make sure they give you a sketch map of the site as there are several blocks and you really don't want to be lugging cases around the pool area in the heat looking for your room
As with other reviews please be aware of the location - it is built on the side of a very steep hill - be warned. To find the steps everyone refers to go out of reception cross the road on the crossing by the El Tope and they are in front of you - take your time going down and especially up!
At the bottom cross the road turn right then left and keep going, this takes you to the town centre, you will see the sea down the roads to the right
We used the supermarket at the bottom of the hill on the lower floor of the shopping centre with the pyramids on top, seemed to stock most things and prices were reasonable - the only downside is the hill on the way back
Loro Parque is a definite - we got tickets at reception and caught the free yellow train out to the park from Plaza Reyes Catolicos not far from the lido - allow 4 - 5 hours for your visit - the whole experience is fantastic
There are plenty of good eating places - include Plaza del Charco (the main square) - and then in the side streets beyond
Overall a really great winter sun break in a high standard apartment in a quietish location - just what we wanted and also no hassle from timeshare or begging"
- Travel date: Wed 15th of November 2006
"Just back from two weeks at the Casablanca apartments. Our first impression was of how good the apartments were. Everything we needed. fridge, cooker, microwave, toaster, hairdryer. Also a large TV with plenty of British channels and no charge. The only negative that made my rating a 9 rather than a 10, was there's no air conditioning. I found it difficult to get to sleep at night. This is in September, so I dread to think how I'd fare in July or August.
Anyway apart from the air conditioning everything else was excellent. The reception staff ate the best I've encountered on my travels. They are genuinely friendly and very helpful. The meals in the Bar/restaurant are a good choice and reasonably priced.
I've read a lot of comments about the fact the apartments are at the top of steep steps. this is true, but not as bad as some suggest. There are plenty of benches on the stairway for older or less mobile people to stop for a breather and admire the view, there's also a little cafe/bar about halfway up where you can relax with a cold drink.
we went with Thomas Cook, the Rep was fine and gave us good information about the resort.
We went on three trips. The first one was the free trip to visit a bed factory. This was actually quite enjoyable. we had a lovely coach trip around the north west of the island, stopping for lunch, before arriving at the bed factory. The rep there was the Islands Tom Jones impersonator. The guy's originally from Portsmouth and a very pleasant guy he is. Didn't persuade me to by anything though!!
The second trip was on "Freebird one", a catamaran sailing. We didn't enjoy this very much. The catamaran, we felt, was overcrowded with mostly Germans. I don't know if this is only a personal opinion but I find them rude and unfriendly. The food was rubbish, so if you go on this take a packed lunch!!
Our final trip was to Loro Parque, this place is amazing. You must spend the whole day there to see everything.
All in all a great holiday, plenty of sunshine, although most days had some cloud, but I arrived home with a smashing tan.
I would go back here again, hopefully they'll improve by fitting air conditioning.
I'll mention the stairs again. Don't let them put you off, they're very manageable. There's also a pavement you can take to avoid the stairs, it's a more gradual incline and takes a little longer."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of September 2010
Kathy and Anne
Just got back from Casablanca Apartments Puerto De La Cruz. These apartments are beautifull, spotlessly clean. We stayed in a studio which was very spacious with a big bathroom, brilliant shower, storage,and a hairdryer, towels were plentiful soft and clean.
Beautifully decorated and everything you need.In the kitchen there was a breakfast bar with stools, fridge, toaster, microwave, sandwich toaster 4 rings on hob, oven pots pans corkscrew the list goes on. A safe is in your room which you pay for at reception. Maid service was excellent. I would say the only downside was there was no air conditioning that we could see but it was not needed as we went in February there was fans on the ceiling plenty of wardrobe space and drawers. These apartments are on a hill so be warned you need to be fit or you would have to taxi up and down which is about 3 euros each way there was a choice of taking steps down but believe me that was not an easy option and we are fit and able saying that this would not put me off staying here again. We were there for Carnival week and if you need any information about buses or where places are ask the receptionists they all were extremely helpful and a credit to the complex. It was my birthday while I was there and when I returned after a day out there was a bottle of champagne in my room I had not told anyone about my birthday so it was a very nice gesture. Loads of bars restaurants and entertainment down the hill it is impossible to visit all of them. A great Tapas bar was called La Papa very spanish food was delicous and reasonable this was just in a side street off the main square a good English bar with great staff was the Beehive you would pass this on your walk home. The beach Playa Jardin is a good 20 minute walk but a pleasent walk a smallish beach but lovely we went to the Martinez nearly every day which was lovely and clean loads of space it is 3 50 euros to enter but sunbeds are free and it is 1 50 euros for umberelo drinks a bit more expensive than outside. Altogether a brilliant holiday.
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of March 2009