Hotel Rural Victoria

Hermano Apolinar, 8, La Orotava, S/C de Tenerife, Spain, 38300

Price from: £58

Entrance

By Andrea Montgomery, your Tenerife expert

I write for Going Native in Tenerife, .... Read more
#20 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Tenerife
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.5
4.5
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
3.3
3.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Sightseeing

Expert review of Hotel Rural Victoria

Fine food and tradition in Tenerife’s most aristocratic town.

Amongst La Orotava’s plethora of beautifully preserved Baroque and Renaissance houses, you could easily walk right past the Victoria. But one glimpse through the doorway into the cool tiled and polished courtyard and you’ll be seduced into its interior.

Location: 

In the old quarter of La Orotava, which has been home to Tenerife’s aristocracy for 500 years and has the architectural and horticultural pedigree to prove it. The 16th-century Hotel Victoria is alongside the famous Casas Balcones, the finest examples of traditional balconied houses on the island, and the town’s iconic 18th century baroque church of La Concepción. A 25 minute transfer from the north airport and an hour or more from the south airport.

Bedrooms: 

The 14 rooms each preserve all the original features of the house, such as its mudejar styled ceilings and wooden floors, and are furnished in period antiques. Décor is understated in soft tones of ivory, mustard and saffron; satellite TV and WiFi are standard, and bathrooms feature beautiful, original tiles. Request one of the two rooms with roof terraces for your own private viewing platform over the town and the mountains.

Check availability and compare prices for Hotel Rural Victoria

Public areas: 

Antique heart pine wood features large, from the carved balconies and rich, dark window seats to the shine on the floor that’s deep enough to apply your lipstick in. The breathtaking interior courtyard doubles as the lobby and bar and features original wall tiles, carved balconies and period furnishings.

Eating and drinking: 

The hotel’s refined a la carte restaurant has a deserved reputation for excellence where chef Richard Etherington, a Scot, creates fine cuisine using seasonal, local ingredients and fusing traditional Canarian with his own distinctive contemporary twist. He also does an excellent rabbit stew which keeps the cool of winter nights in La Orotava at bay. Popular with non residents as well as guests, Richard changes his menu regularly and introduces special theme nights and sample menus.

Leisure facilities: 

A roof sun terrace gives panoramic vistas over the Arabic roof tiles of the old quarter and the mountains, which is just as well because when the clouds occasionally roll in on winter days, sunbathing leaves by the side door.

Service: 

Enrique and his staff offer a warm welcome and personal attention to all their guests.

Check availability and compare prices for Hotel Rural Victoria

Who stays there: 

A mix of northern European couples.

Pros: 
Probably the best restaurant in town
Splendid architecture
Cons: 
You might have to get a taxi from the nearest available parking space
Streets are steep and off limits for those with walking difficulties

More information on Hotel Rural Victoria:

Price from:
£58
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Hermano Apolinar, 8, La Orotava, S/C de Tenerife, Spain, 38300
Amenities:
Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool

Hotel Rural Victoria

Set focus Read our Best Price Guarantee

Hotel Rural Victoria - Check availability and compare prices from over 30 leading sites at the same time

Comparing over 30 hotel providers:

Have you been to Hotel Rural Victoria? Would you recommended it?