Monopol

Quintana, 15, Puerto De La Cruz, Spain, 38660

Price from: £21

An hibiscus welcome at the Monopol

By Andrea Montgomery, your Puerto de la Cruz expert

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#6 of 6
expert-rated hotels in Puerto de la Cruz
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
3.4
3.4
Eating/drinking:
3.2
3.2
Public areas:
3.5
3.5
Leisure facilities:
3
3.0
Service:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, People watching

Best for On a budget - Expert review of Monopol

Located in the heart of the town, a small, old fashioned hotel that oozes character and history

From its hibiscus lined steps which are refreshed every morning by a woman in traditional Canarian costume, to its wooden carved balconies, what the Monopol lacks in facilities it more than makes up for in location and charm. One for the culture seekers, particularly those who love a bargain.

Location: 

On Calle Quintana in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, opposite the picturesque Plaza Iglesia and in striding distance of the harbour, shops and restaurants.

Bedrooms: 

Small on space but big on comfort, don’t expect any frills and you won’t be disappointed. Décor is old fashioned but not offensive and is in keeping with the style of the hotel; pastel peach walls and floral prints abound. Try for one of the 15 rooms with traditional wooden balconies that face onto Plaza Iglesia, and enjoy sitting out and people watching on one of the town’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfares.

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Public areas: 

The hotel’s crowning glory is its four storey lobby atrium with galleried carved wooden balconies dripping with greenery; I always take visitors into the lobby, and it never fails to impress. Exploring the lounges and bars is like moving between the pages of an Agatha Christie novel and the snug of the Rover’s Return.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is good value for what you’re paying; it’s plentiful, fresh and there’s ample choice. Take my advice and go for the bed & breakfast option rather than half board: Puerto has so many excellent restaurants to enjoy.

Leisure facilities: 

There’s a small pool on the roof overlooking Plaza Europa and the harbour, but the sun terrace is barely wide enough for a sun bed. If you’re looking for sports and leisure activities, this isn’t the hotel for you.

Service: 

Informal, friendly and helpful, with the owners taking a hand in the day to day running. The hotel motto is "our clients are our friends."

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Who stays there: 

More mature visitors, mainly British and German.

Price advice: 

Bed & breakfast is the best option.

Pros: 
Location
Traditional architecture
Cons: 
No direct access by car for unloading
Few facilities

More information on Monopol:

Price from:
£21
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Quintana, 15, Puerto De La Cruz, Spain, 38660
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool, Pets Allowed

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