At the heart of the resort opposite the picturesque church plaza and a step away from shopping, restaurants, promenade and beach.
Rooms ooze personality and are furnished in keeping with the style and period of the hotel, with long drapes, hand-carved, straight-backed chairs and beautiful tiled floors. Colour themes are soft peach with pale blues and lilacs. Bathrooms have period style fittings and white tiling, and balconies have wrought iron railings and furniture. The best views are over the church plaza in rooms 7 to 11 on each floor, but light sleepers may want to request a room on the opposite side to avoid the hourly bells.
The hotel has exquisite tiled floors throughout and is decorated and furnished in 1930s period style. Stained glass, wall mounted chrome-stemmed lamps and full drapes hung in theatre-style folds feature heavily and give the place the air of the setting for an Agatha Christie mystery. A five-storey-high central courtyard is panelled in stained glass and has a magnificent stained glass roof.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served in the charming Mirador Plaza restaurant on the fourth floor, with views across Los Cristianos harbour. It's an excellent cold buffet with full continental choices and hot food prepared fresh. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis with dinner as an added upgrade, but I’d recommend eating out in the evenings as there’s so much choice on the doorstep. I believe skewers of fresh fruit are given pool-side mid morning but I’ve never been there at the right time to get them.
A rooftop pool provides an oasis of tranquillity in the centre of the town. With a uniform depth of 1.57 metres and no lifeguard, it’s not suitable for children. A surprisingly large and well equipped gym (given the size of hotel) is popular with non-residents, so can get busy at weekends and after work. Aerobics and pilates classes are available, and there’s a nice sauna, Jacuzzi and even a squash court for the fitness minded.
There’s a reason this hotel has been in the same family for generations and continues to be one of the resort’s best: service is personal, affable and efficient and run more like a city centre than resort hotel.
Who stays there
Mainly couples, predominantly British during the winter and generally more mature.
Book 60 days in advance for 5% discount.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Packed with character and personality
- Central location
- Not a good choice for children