The location of my apartment is excellent. Two streets down (east) is the port, with ferries to Spain and the other Canary Island. Two streets south is the main street. The house is in city centre.
The apartment is a modern build. One double bedroom is ensuite, the other two double bedrooms share a completely bathroom.With hot water all time.You are welcome to use the kitchen and the living room. There is wifi here and an enclosed patio.
Santa Cruz is a lovely Spanish city in Tenerife. The south airport is one hour by bus, the north airport is 20 minutes.
We have a train which goes direct to La Laguna, an old colonial town.
Tenerife is a temperature climate with 18ªC - 25ºC almost all year round. Life is lived outside in Santa Cruz in our many beautiful piazas and parks; you should see the rainbow of colours produced by the flowers and trees in our eternal primtemps!
The price of menu of the day (menu del dia), a three course meal, is 7-10€ and you are spoilt for choice of restaurants and cafes. The Rambla (road) from the port to center city is a nice promenade. The Anaga Avenue from the port to the beach is a promenade uninterupted, for those who enjoy a long walk or run, or the 910 bus takes 15 minutes and cost 60 cents (whith bono bus ticket). The Teresitas beach is huge, snuggles beneath the hills and bogonvillea and has everything you need: toilets, changing rooms, calamari and several lifeguards.
Santa Cruz has a concert hall on the sea port not unlike the Sydney Opera House. It has museums, galleries, wind surfing and scuba diving schools.
El Teide, our magic volcano, has a cable car to carry you to the top, you do not have to be very fit to experience the highest mountain in Spain.
Santa Cruz is the real Tenerife!!
If the guests wants or need
We've stayed a couple of nights at Lena's house. A very nice and clean place in the center of Santa Cruz. Quite a big room for 2 people with a king-size bed, well-equipped kitchen with all necessary items. And a very hospitable hostess! Lena gave us helpful instructions, advice where to go and how to plan the time better. We would reccomend it!
The only thing we didn't expect that wi-fi wasn't included in the price (as we needed internet 24/7 for work it was essential). But we solved this very quickly, paid additional 2 euros. As the price of the room isn't high probably there's sense to increase a bit the total price but include such a vital service - wi-fi :)
Lena es una anfitrión excelente. Cuando llegué me ofreció todo tipo de material informativo de la isla con excursiones, mapas...
La habitación es muy amplia y dispone de todo lo necesario.
Lena Es una persona agradable, buena conversadora, y que te guía en las dudas que tengas. La habitación es amplia y todo está limpio.Buena ubicación, cerca del puerto y a 15 min. de la estación de autobuses. Me sentí muy libre de entrar,salir..Muy tranquilo para descansar. Muy buena anfitriona. Sin duda repetiría.
A big thanks to Lena, she's been a really nice and helpful host and if we come back to Tenerife, we'll ask her again. We had a beautiful, clean room in the center of Santa Cruz and the possibility to use the kitchen. It's very easy to find the house and to get to many interesting places in the surroundings. A Supermarket is right round the corner and we found our new favorite Bodegon, el Cambullon, close to plaza España!
Lena is a friendly and helpful host. The flat might be a little bit dirty, but it is a good location, bars, restaurants and bus stations are very closed to the apartment.
Everything was fine. Thanks for hosting. Nice flat.
We would like to thank Lena for hosting us. We appreciated a lot her welcome. She gave us all the necessary information about the city and about Tenerife in general. She left us the maps and the bus time table in order to help us.
The house was clean and tidy. The room was well orginised and silent.
The flat is in a great position, near the city center and it is to reach it by feet.
Lena is a very responsive host who works very hard to keep lodgers happy. Pros and cons below
Pros. Excellent location in the city centre especially for Carnival. The main bus station is a fifteen minute stroll. Supermarket, bars and bakeries all within 5 minutes in all directions. For the non Spanish ppl like myself there's a restaurant called Siete Vidas where English is spoken.
The room is spacious with ample closet space.
Lena herself was amazing when I couldn't figure out the water heating system and when toilet paper ran out . Both at really late hours at night!
Major for me is that the bedroom does not have a lock on the door.I shared with some other airbnb-ers who were not very vigilant when it came to security and they did not always lock the front door. So if thieves came in I would have been also affected by someone else's (website hidden) a lock on the door is something that Lena should look into.
There was a faint smell of sometthing not too pleasant in the common areas of the house. Sort of liked the odor of food cooked a week before or something . But as I was always out for the most part it wasn't such a big deal.
Overall decent value for money and the location can't be beat
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