10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Arrived in the dark and hotel was a little hard to find, in daylight it can`t be missed. Staff were all superb, rooms excellent barring no coffee/ tea facilities which I would expect in a Four star hotel. The grounds and swimming areas were all beautifully maintained apart from the water was so cold hardly anyone went in !. The hotel food was excellent for a weeks stay, more would be a bit repetative.. All in all great value for money suitable for young families and middle to older age couples. Entertainment was it has to be said poor and car hire is a must due to the out of town location. Would recommend."
- Travel date: 28th April 2008
Superb place to stay
"An excellent hotel - superb grounds with 2 excellent pools with waterfalls. The gardens were beautiful and had breathtaking views as did the rooms on the coastal side. We stayed in a family suite with 2 bedrooms having read the tripadvisor review. It was excellent with loads of space every where and 2 marble en suite bathrooms and a very spacious balcony. The food was very good with plenty of choice with fresh fruits, salads, freshly cooked fish and meat. The staff were friendly, our children had great fun at the kids club. Although the hotel is up on the hill above Puerto there are houly free buses into town. We had a hire car and enjoyed the drive through to Teide. Loro Parque is well worth a visit as is the Lago M. Lido. I would go again without hesitation - the only slight down side was that the buffet restaurant was a bit busy, the hotel was full while we were there - it looks as if work is in progress to extend the seating area. There can be a bit of a queue at the buffet counter. The building work on the restaurant gym and spa was discrete and not a problem. Don't let it put you off."
- Travel date: 15th April 2008
"I went to Las Aguillas last year with my boyfriend and I enjoyed it very much actually. I suppose APRIL is a bit quiet time to spend holidays in Tenerife, but if you are looking for a getaway place to rest and forget city problems, this hotel is perfect for you. I thought it was overall very clean, the rooms were very pleasant, cousy and were cleaned daily. It had a nice balcony with chairs, and a lovely bathroom with hidromassage. The food at that season was always excellent at breakfast , and nice at dinner , but very dissapointing at lunch.There were little people at lunch and maybe that was one of the reasons. And also the la-carte restaurant was always closed. There was litle action on that side. This hotel has very nice and clean pools, though in April is still a bit cold to get in them.The staff at the reception were really nice and polite and all the other staff too.There was some animation every night, but most of it tended to be for children."
- Travel date: 14th April 2008
"The Hotel Las Aguilas is situated on a hill with fabulous views. We drove up from Teneriffe South airport and when we arrived in Puerto de la Cruz you couldn't miss the hotel - it looked very impressive high up on a hill. When we arrived in our suite we were also very impressed. There was only me, my husband and our 7 year old daughter but we had a suite with two double bedrooms and two bathrooms - it was fantastic. The balcony was enormous but unfortunately in January was not in a position to catch the sun but nevertheless it was wonderful. The main bathroom also had a spa bath, which proved popular with our daughter. The staff were also great, the food was equally good. Normally when we stay in a half board hotel, we usually end up eating out a few evenings as we get sick of going into the same restaurant but we ate in the hotel every morning and every night. There was an excellent selection. There is a great shopping centre over the road but really you do need a car if you want to get around. We did walk into Puerto de la Cruz one day leaving from the back entrance to the hotel but our legs were aching the next day as it's all downhill and it took as about an hour. There is a bus that runs regularly from the hotel, so it's not a problem getting into the town and the taxi fares if you want to stay in Puerto de la Cruz in the evenings are extremely reasonable. The entertainment in the hotel was okay. They had dancers on a couple of nights a week and a resident entertainer - who was a hit with our little girl. A visit to Loro Park is also a must in Puerto de la Cruz. The penguin park is extremely impressive and there are shows with dolphins, sea lions and killer whales - equally as good as Seaworld in Florida . We stayed for 10 days and could have stayed longer. We would have no problem staying at the Las Aguilas hotel again and would definitely recommend it."
- Travel date: 18th March 2008
Loved It! GO
"This was a fantastic place to stay - it was quiet when we were there and had the pool to ourselves - think the hotel is will be advertising more widely - i cant wait to go back to this hotel and hope that it keeps up the fantastic work staff were fantastic and location was out of this world if you are in any doubt - dont be this is a lovely place to stay and great for kids the hotel bus is so regular and takes you down town where you can explore more of this lovely island"
- Travel date: 29th February 2008
Wonderful and QUIET - The hotel with no name !!!!!
"We too cannot understand why this hotel was so quiet as we too ended up having the whole pool to ourselves some days! Not that we went in the pools because they were too cold but they did look very nice. It was also strange in that the hotel didn't have a name - take a look at our photo - wouldn't you think there should be a sign for the Aguilas? The staff were fantastic. The room was fantastic. The views were fantastic. The weather was fantastic. The rooms are suites with a bedroom (huge bed) , a living area with a kitchen (no utensils as I think you have to pay to hire these separately but as we were half board we didn't want to cook), a huge bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and an enormous balcony accessible from the bedroom or the living room. Food was great as there was something for everyone but we tended to stick to the salad bar and still could hardly walk out of the restaurant! We did use the courtesy bus into Puerto but as mentioned the Germans tended to push their way onto the bus and this did cause a problem as we had formed a queue! Taxi's weren't expensive but a car is the best option to get out and about. Puerto de la Cruz is a wonderful place and we spent a couple of days at the pools and the botanical gardens. The rest of the time we drove out to other resorts. The only thing I can complain about is that I had asked for a high floor room and the noise from the motorway was much louder than I expected. The motorway seems to be busy all night. You can pay extra for a room at the front but I think they would lose the sun earlier in the day. Would love to be able to visit this hotel again."
- Travel date: 25th February 2008
Peaceful Good Quality Hotel
"We stayed at the Las Aguilas in November last year. You can spot the impressive hotel from the motorway as it sits upon it's own perch above the bay. Check in was no problem, we found the reception staff to be exceptional thoughout our stay. They answered any questions we had and nothing seemed to be too much of a task for them. Our room was particularly nice, we had a one bedroom apartment with a view of the front of the hotel which was nice in the evening as we got the last sun of the day. The sun was hot enough from around 10 am to 5 pm to sit out. There is a living area witha small kitchen however there didn't seem to be any untensils! The views form the hotel were stunning and defintely worth the 4 euro taxi journey into the centre of town. Breakfast was served in the large dining hall on the gound floor. You could choose from a selection of hot and cold food which ranged from a fried breakfast to meat and cheese. There is also sparkling wine to get the day started! The are two pools, the main one which is right beside the bar/ restaurant area and the other which is further round the corner at the kids club area. We spen most of our time at the bar area pool as it was closer and generally quieter. There was one day when we had the whole pool to ourselves! The downside of the hotel being quieter was that it was slower to get served in the restaurant. Even if you were looking for a snack you had to wait a while and sit at the restaurant area which could sometimes be a bit chilly in the shade! The hotel was very european, we prefered the mix of people rather than being stuck in hotel than may as well be anywhere in the uk. However if you enjoy that part of your holiday this isn't the hotel for you. It takes around 5 mins in a taxi to get the centre square which is great for evenings out. There are quite a few restaurants however most of them serve the same kind of food. Most of it is to a good standard and there are a few bars in the area however we found that the majority of them were closed as it was late in the year. The ones that were open catered for an older crowd. Overall we enjoyed out stay in the hotel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet holiday in a good standard hotel."
- Travel date: 17th February 2008
"Stayed in February 2008 found the hotel excellent. There are fantastic views from all sides of the hotel Mount Teide to the South and equally stunning views down to Puerto de la Cruz to the North. The hotel does provide a free shuttle bus on the hour to the centre of Puerto de la Cruz this only takes about 10 minutes but forget about walking it is too far. Taxis are easy to get from Puerto to the Hotel and the fare is only 5 euros. We rented a car from the airport and found driving about easy and you can't miss the hotel it can be seen from miles away. Have your transport arranged from the airport to the Hotel as it does take about 1.5 hrs and the airport taxi fare can be expensive but the Titsa buses can be caught if you have the time to wait for them. The accomodation is very spacious and the breakfast and the evening meals are excellent with plenty of vegatables but if you have a sweet touth you will enjoy the cakes more in the resort centre. This is a great place to stay and the fact that you can't just take a stroll from the hotel but need transport prehaps does not make it the best place for children but that might make it a more attractive place to go for other holiday makers.( Helena)"
- Travel date: 16th February 2008
"Myself and my boyfriend went here for a relaxed week!! Relaxed wasn't the word for it. There is nothing at all to do in the hotel. There is one bar which didnt open until 4pm!! We were the only english couple (all german, spanish and french) and the staff had difficulty understanding us! Even asking for a drink in the restuarant was such hard work, most nights i settled for a coke. The hotel has nothing within walking distance, but they provide a bus service. The buses come every hour but only take 18 people. The Germans that do not believe in queing, would push on first meaning you would be left wiating another hour with nothing to do waiting for the next bus! The rooms were lovely and clean though. There was a telly but no english channels except sky news! All the channels were german or spanish. Food was nice but repetative. I would not recommend this hotel/holiday to anyone. Unless sitting around the hotel reading a book all day is what you want. Because the hotel is so high up a mountain, the sun is mostly blocked with the clouds so you have to go on the bus down into the town to get any sun. There are no night bars/clubs or even pubs around, just restuarants and cafes. Overall a very dissappointing holiday!! No photos as nothing to photograph! only thing worth doing here was Loro parque which is like a big zoo, with sealine shows and dolphin shows etc. Would seriously consider going to another area of tenerife if you are going."
- Travel date: 9th December 2007
wonderful views, very peaceful, almost had the hotel to ourselves!
"Overall we had a wonderful stay in this hotel, the views are incredible. However it is not a five minute walk from the beach as the travel agent told me, it is a ten minute drive. But the view makes up for it. The apartment was so spacious and ideal for our family. The food was really nice, esp the pancakes at breakfast, although the evening buffet tended to be a bit repetitive, but was nice all the same. The only disappointing thing was that there were not more children attending the kids club, I thought my children would be able to make lots of friends but they were the only ones there! They were keen to go all the same. All the staff were really friendly, apart from one person on reception who was quite confrontational with my husband!! Just can't understand why such a large and nicely decorated hotel was so empty..."
- Travel date: 21st November 2007
Hotel Las Aguilas is also called
- Aparthotel Las Aguilas
- las aguilas hotel
- las aguilas tenerife