La Quinta Park Suites
14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
The Junior SC Suites were sparsely furnished and noisey
"We stayed at La Quinta Parks over Christmas 2010 and were overall disappointed by the junior self catering apartment, especially considering the hotel's 4 star rating. Having read plenty of reviews and looked at photos, LQP seemed to have pleasant rooms, lovely views and be reasonabley priced. These must have mainly been written by people who actually stayed in the main hotel part of the complex (the Park is divided into 3 sections, 2 of which are accessed via a lift or 3 flights of stairs). Here were the positives: - The apartments and balconies were spacious and had a reasonable view of the sea (we could see the sea over the roof tops of the other apartment blocks. - The hotel surroundings were well kept and tidy, esp around the swimming pools. - The apartment had endless hot water and excellent water pressure. - It was reasonably cleaned. Here are the negatives: - The apartments completely lacked soft furnishings and decoration, making them feel empty, echoey and unfriendly - the lack of curtains was odd. This, the poor quality sliding doors entrance doors, and the hard floor made the apartment incredibly noisey and if your were unlucky to have noisey neightbours like us.... - Lack of sound proofing. We were able to hear entire conversations and snoring coming from the rooms in the adjacent apartments - some of which was so loud we thought people had come in to our apartment by mistake. Could also hear every detail when the neighbours used their bathrooms....... - The kitchen lacked catering essentials such as chopping boards, oven gloves and draining rack. The fridge leaked. The kitchen units were flimsy, some smelt damp and were in need of maintenance. - No hotel car parking area. We parked out on the narrow street outside with numerous other hire cars & local cars and passing traffic (some quite large buses). Was not surprised to discover 3 large scrapes on our bumper one morning. - General lack of information, eg on spa costs, opening times, local attractions etc. The staff were also vague when asked, although their English was extremely good. Overall, nice complex with good views and well kept, but definitely pay more to ensure a better rooms (and views) as the 4 star rating does not seem to apply to the basic SC apartments."
- Travel date: 4th January 2011
Wow!!! Its really Fantastic holiday i ev...
"Wow!!! Its really Fantastic holiday i ever had. Nice Food, Freindly Staff, Great hospitality, nice rooms with beautiful views. Overall a memorable Holiday. By The Beautiful beaches we can really have a great time, relax by the beach and nice restaurants with the close proximity. I love to go Again & Again only to this hotel. Take my words, Surely you ll have a Great Holiday."
- Travel date: 24th August 2008
Nice hotel but not a 4 star
"We found the hotel quite pleasant, a little dated but it was very clean. The staff were friendly, we found the indoor pool very usefull and reasonably priced. I would rate the hotel as a 3 star rather than a 4 star, mainly due to the food which I thought didn't meet the 4 star standard, apart from that we had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay."
- Travel date: 2nd January 2008
A bit basic
"Stayed for 2 weeks in Aug. 2+2 the accom has seen better days and is a bit tired. Junior suite is quite a title that this doesnt live up to. Had ants and a lizard for visitors. To be fair its a reasonable hotel but too far removed from everything. Yes a bus is provided each day but thats a hassle. Waiter service sporadic to say the least. Meals fine and a good selection. Good quiet hotel but very few english. Staff helpful and polite. Gala night great the first week but a week here is plenty. To stay here you will want car hire. The North end of the island surprised me this year, cloudy quite a lot of the time whilst 10 mile down the road bright and sunny. Had we been hotel bound it would have been an issue. Sandy beach outside santa cruz heading North Lovely. Candelaria worth seeing. Tour of the South worth doing. Cable car up mount Teide, a long queue and not worth it. But all in all a reasonable holiday"
- Travel date: 2nd November 2007
Good Hotel Need more staff....
"Hotel looks impressive, nice communal rooms excellently decorated to a high standard. Had a junior suite, which was too much just for the two of us, the room had a kitchenette, bathroom a bedroom and lounge. In the lounge was a TV two chairs a sofa bed and a small table and chairs. The hotel overall catered for all but the British seemed somewhat at the bottom of their list of prioroities, if you go all inclusive watch out for the timings of the food and drinks as you are only allowed certain things at certain times (ie no snacks during the afternoon). When you put your wristband on make it large so you can slip it on and off as you get better service, then after being served show them the wristband. the GALA night was okay but th food very poor, do not do what the family onb our table did and pay for it. Good hotel for adults, nothing for the kids or the lager louts. The staff were very busy and most dont understand english so try and learn how to ask for things in Spanish, you will get served better. The room was very bland (orange decor) and the air conditioning was very bad. Hire a car as per week it's cheaper than the transfer from the airport, and leave the mtorway at the second junction for Santa Ursula, then head for LA QUINTA. Overall a very relaxing hotel and would recommend it to others."
- Travel date: 24th August 2007
"My partner and I stayed here for a week recently and had a wonderful time. We had booked a junior suite with mountain view and in fact had a sea view as well. The suites are fantastic with seperate lounge/kitchen/bathroom/bedroom and of course a balcony. As this hotel isnt in any UK travel brochures there were very few English people here, most holiday makers are in fact German and alot of Spanish people holiday here. We also saw several Spanish weddings as the hotel and grounds are beautiful. We stayed bed and breakfast and the choice at breakfast was amazing, really good value. We did stay one evening for dinner which you can do for around Â£15.00 but preferred to eat out. Dinner again was good value though with lots of choice. The pool area was very quiet (no loud music or silly hotel organised things) just very relaxing with pleanty of sun loungers. This was predominantly a adult hotel with very few children which again for us made it even more relaxing. The staff were very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. We hired a car and toured the whole north part of the island which impresssed us both as it was so beautiful and lush with lots of national parks. There are very few beaches but lovely rocky bays etc. We had fantastic weather the whole week and both of us agreed we would return to the same hotel without a doubt. It really is a lovely place. If you would like to know more please fel free to email me on [email protected]"
- Travel date: 29th July 2007
A Great stay :)
"We stayed for four nights recently and have returned very impressed with this hotel. The facilites and service are second to none. A complimentary bottle of Champagne was delivered to our studio room in celebration for my Birthday and then Complimentary Choclate Cake with more Champagne to our table over Dinner. The Food is Superb is you like Buffets; We used the Spa for treatments which are inexpensive compared to prices at home in Ireland. Mario's massage comes highly recommended. We flew to the North Airport and took the 102 Bus to Santa Ursula...5 Minute Walk and your at the Hotel's front door. The Free Bus service to Peurto de la Cruz is excellant. We were quoted 67 sterling for transfers taking the bus it not only good fun but much cheaper and easy!!! The Studio Room (Mountain view) was basic enough but for the time we spent in the room it was sufficient for our needs. The Fridge gives generous space for any items you have. All in All....i would go back there tomorrow. Highly Recommended"
- Travel date: 25th June 2007
A treasured holiday.
"We have just been a fortnight at La Qiunta Park in Tenerife. This hotel was of great walue to us, especially the indoor pools and spapool. Our bungalow had a lot of space for the three of us, with nice furniture and satelite tv. At the same time a beautiful view over the ocean from our balcony. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom with good facilities, new towels every day. Food. With the half-board option, it was in buffet-style morning and evening, specially in the evenings with changing menues from different parts of the world. The waiters were very polite and always approaching the guests with a smile. We were estrimely happy for the breakfast and eveningbuffet. A great experience for us were the gallaevenings on tuesdays with free drinks, music and other entertainments. It was our experience that the staff on all levels were working and joking very nicely together. This made a difference on the hole atmosphere. That is why we had one of our best holidays, we have been traveling in more then 35 countries in the world. The surrounding garden and outdoor poolside were very beautiful and well taken care off by the staff. Free shuttle bus from the hotel to Puerto Della Cruz that takes you to the central busstation from where you can take other buses to see and explore the rest of this very lovely island. You can buy speciel bustickets 12 or 30 Euro. It gives you 50% discount. All in all a very nice experience and we will be back for another visit this coming x-mas and new year."
- Travel date: 21st January 2006
OK for Families & Older People
"Room - enough space, a little run down and in need of a re-furb, not 4 star as is claimed. Cleaned every day but a haphazard approach, had to ask for items missed or forgotten 3 times in 10 days. Food - Hotel mass catering edible but not enjoyable. Bar snacks OK but variable, was given a hamburger which was raw inside! Beaches - None close to hotel, you need a car here or prepare to go stir crazy. Clientele - Dominated by German tourists, so everything seems to be catered for the German market - even the Bingo nite ! General Service - Passive not pro-active, you got what you wantd as long as you were prepared to ask for it. Spa facilities - useful if the weather was not good enough to sunbathe or go out. Location - Good for the adventurous traveller not wanting the Anglicised resorts, and everything on the island is pretty much within an hours car trip, (Canarian driving can be aggressive, not for the faint hearted). Would we go back ? - Err No, not the hotel for couples who are not yet at retirment age."
- Travel date: 8th January 2006
A great hotel in a fabulous location - i...
"A great hotel in a fabulous location - if you like a variety of nationalities and enjoy relaxing and sightseeing rather than nightlife. The rooms are large and ours had a great view from the bedroom and balcony. We had half board which was great value with an all you can eat buffet for breakfast and lunch. The pools are sparkling and the gym/squash/tennis etc facilities are the best. The staff were very helpful. A great holiday! "
- Travel date: 30th September 2005
Great holiday (if you don't overpay)
"My wife and I and our 12 year old came back today after a fortnight at La Quinta Park Suites in Tenerife, our first time in the Canaries. We were very pleased with the hotel and the food, considering what we paid for it on the internet. Overall, this hotel is not âprestigeâ or âluxuryâ by any imagination, but it was for us great value, and we had most of everything we wanted for a good family break. No beach, but two connected outdoor pools and loads of loungers and parasols around meant you didnât need to go outside the hotel grounds. We were helped by great weather. Many families staying, so kids could make friends and they would entertain themselves for most of the day in or by the pool. That was the reason we chose the holiday over a villa in the South of France. Well sound proofed rooms meant we had no babies or other noise issues at night time, so I would say the hotel is fine for the child-less wanting some peace and quiet. Some specific comments: Rooms. Living room (with sofa-bed, which was not comfortable for anyone but very small kids). Bedroom had cheap mattresses, but were just about OK comfort wise. Shame they didnât use mattress covers. Kitchenette with fridge and cooker very useful to keep beers and fix light baguette lunches. Bathroom was fine, with good shower. Aircon barely worked, but I heard some rooms suffered from over-efficient aircon! Yes the rooms could do with a fresh lick of paint, but it didnât seem important to us. Maid cleaned our large suite very well daily, including fresh towels, and mopping wooden floors throughout the suite. Large private balcony was great for enjoying evening cocktails before dinner. Food. Buffet breakfast was execellent. So was the buffet dinner. Great variety of salads, meats, fish, pasta, etc. There was always some stuff on the grill being done in front of you by the chef, such as beef or pork steaks. Really, there was almost too much variety. We paid a mere Â£5 total per night (internet) for all 3 of us for the half-board option, it was the most amazing value. If you have complaints at that sort of price, you will never be happy. We either drank good wine (Torres red at Â£5) or local beer (Dorada) and the nightly booze bill at the restaurant was never anything but very reasonable. You either pay cash on your way out of the dining room, or you sign a chit. If you just walk out the dining room without doing either, then yes they will come chasing after you, but they would anywhere else I think. We paid for the lot at the end of our stay, and the restaurant booze bill was 100 euros. Service. Almost all staff friendly and helpful. Considering the hotel had almost 300 suites, itâs amazing there werenât more grumpy waiters (there were a few, but they were in a very very small minority, mostly based behind the bar). There were some star waiters and waitresses too, couldnât do more to please. We made sure they were brought to managementâs attention. Most speak English. Almost all spoke German. Free entertainment in the evenings at the bar. I would rate it good (considering it was free). Parrot show OK for kids, resident couple singers (lot of âLuis Miguelâ), some karaoke, bingo nights etc. Hey, if you donât like it, you can go out and do something else. Remember itâs FREE. Couple of very helpful and friendly ladies next to reception (Marleen and Sandy), who saw to entertainments, made sure rooms were OK etc. âBungalowâ v. main hotel room. Sandy sorted out our rooms - initially we were moved into a âbungalowâ but we had booked a room with air-con so we were moved into the main hotel, which I would recommend (though air-con was feeble). So long as you are off the ground floor, if you are in the main part of the hotel, you can enjoy privacy and feel safe on your own very large balcony for evenings drinks etc. Didnât bother us that we had an inland looking suite, it was actually quieter during the day and early evening, though the pool/sea facing rooms looked very nice. Spa. We didnât use the spa facilies (including the gym and the indoor pool) but in the winter time, I suspect thatâs a nice place to go and relax. Kids under 12 are restricted to 1 hour a day in the evening for the indoor pool (coincides with dinner time) but they all seemed too content with the out door pools. They do massage and facials for ladies etc if you are into that sort of thing. Outdoors, there was free table tennis and I saw a couple of pool tables, plus mini golf (subject to small deposit for the clubs). Lunch â Lunch by the bar was pretty good. Bar prices for drinks very reasonable (same price at night). Pizzas, pasta, steak, salads, (funny) âspecialâ hamburger, paella, etc. at lunchtime, all really cheap. No point going out, especially if you have kids in tow. Local town. Free shuttle buses between the hotel and Puerto de la Cruz, which we found to be a delightful place. Yes, rather touristy, but still enough of the old Tenerife there that we went there several times. Many many nice lunch places. Good for shopping â jewellery in particular. Many were buying digital cameras etc, due to lower value added tax rate in Tenerife (I think 5%, compared to the EU average of 15-20% VAT). IN CONCLUSION. We had a great time and we would go back again. But itâs stretching it to say that this is a âprestigeâ or âluxuryâ place. However for families, given the spacious, clean suites and great breakfast and dinner, cheap (optional) lunches, free entertainment, outdoor pools and loads of loungers etc, cheap bar prices, the place got 4-stars from us. But this was influenced by what we paid. We were âindependentâ travellers, having booked flights, hotel, and hire car through a certain world-famous internet travel agency. But some guests we met had gone through a traditional UK tour operator â exactly same deal except you fly with the tour companyâs own charter airline â which I think was better because of direct flights, than our schedule flights with connection in Madrid where they lost our luggage on the way back! But if you had booked the holiday through the UK tour company, you would have paid a little over DOUBLE what we paid for the same deal, and they didnât have the hire-car either (though they had courtesy coach/taxi to/from the âSouthâ airport which is a good 1 hour away) â we had a mid-size car with air-con with insurances etc for the whole of our stay, which was useful for touring the island but it was only used for about 4 days so was a bit of a wasted luxury, but as independent travellers, we like to know our transport is right outside the door. (There were loads of local car hire firms, though offering what appeared to be unsustainable hire charges of Â£10-15 per day for a small car with no air con). One UK tour operator is listing this hotel in their 2005 âluxuryâ brochure, I understand. I think if I had paid the UK tour operatorâs price, I too would have had some mixed feelings. What we paid was close to (but a touch less than) the hotelâs direct-booking ârack rateâ. Just goes to show what a killing the tour operator is making. Do a little homework on pricing and I doubt you will be disappointed."
- Travel date: 6th September 2004
"Stayed at La Quinta Park from 27/7/04 for one week. Holiday sold as 'Prestige' by tour operator. Accomodation was reasonable (suite of bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom), but in need of a little upgrade(paint, and more comfortable beds and pillows) to qualify as prestige. Rooms were kept clean and fresh linen was provided as often as required. The sea/pool view from our 4th floor room was fantastic, and the sound proofing meant outdoor noise did not disturb you in your room. However the air conditioning rarely worked properly and it was on average 30 degrees during our stay. Food, however, was a great disappointment, as we had read a review saying how good the food 'looked'. The reviewer was only B&B. The breakfasts were of a reasonable standard for a 4* hotel, and were the best part of the food the hotel had to offer. The evening buffet was dreadful on our first night, with meat too tough to cut, never mind chew, and everything else luke warm or cold. Salad choice was very limited that night, as were fruit and deserts. We felt as though we had eaten because we had tried to eat so many things, but had not really had a meal. One one night of our stay the meal was quite good, but on the others it was only just passable. Service varied form quite rude, to really very pleasant. You were given 2 coloured cards by reception, one for meals and one for pool towels. You had to have your card marked on the way into the restaurant, and if you lost your card then too bad, no more meals. As you were greeted for your evening meal, you were almost marched to a seat of their choice(on one evening we were met by a waiter who was exteremly courteous and attentive and asked us where we would like to sit). The restaurant was more often like a school canteen than a 4* restaurant. Beware, you must pay for drinks taken as you leave the restaurant, they are not charged to your room as we had expected when we gave our room number (embarrassing for us as we were chased out of the rest. to pay for our two beers). The spa facilities at the hotel cost extra and could amount to a considerable cost if you were to make full use of them. Having said this, I decided to have a massage, costing 40â¬ for one hour. It was EXCELLENT and well worth the money. As we had a late evening flight, I asked about a late checkout. The initial reaction was a definite no, but a couple of days later when I enquired of another member of staff, that changed, became a possibility, and yes, we did get our late checkout, till 8pm on our day of departure. It cost 18â¬. Overall the room was kept clean and the view was excellent, had the holiday not been billed as 'Prestige', the we might not have been so disappointed by the food. So perhaps the tour operator has some responsibility in that respect."
- Travel date: 3rd August 2004
Top traveller tips for La Quinta Park Suites
"An excellent location to explore the El Teide region, and the lovely town of Puerto de la Cruz"
La Quinta Park Suites is also called
- La Quinta Park Suites Hotel
- la quinta santa ursula
- la quinta park hotel