Europe Villa Cortes

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Address: Avenida Rafael Puig, 38, , Playa de Las Américas, ES38660, Spain

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.6

A fabulous, luxurious hotel with character, individuality and first-class service.

I love everything about this hotel, from its smiling, friendly staff and warm welcome to its loud colours and quirky design - you’ve got to love somewhere that can build a Catholic church on top of a Maya pyramid. Themed on a Mexican hacienda, the Villa Cortés is all romantic courtyards, vermilion walls and wooden verandas.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.6
90%
Leisure facilities
4.6
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.7
90%

Location

Right on the seafront close to the nightlife and designer shopping centres of Playa de Las Américas, but far enough away to ensure complete quiet and relaxation.

Bedrooms

Even the standard double rooms are some of the largest I’ve been in, and the suites are tantamount to having your own small hacienda. Colour schemes are vermilion or ochre teamed with taupe or cornflower blue with pale yellow, and sit easily with the dark, carved wood and bold upholstery prints of the Mexican, colonial style furniture. The bathrooms feature exquisite Mexican tiles.

Public areas

Beautifully tiled courtyards and fountains, vividly painted porticos, wrought-iron gates and huge ceramic pots present a Hollywood image of a Mexican mansion. At night the whole place is lit by candles, chandeliers and elegant wall lights, and turns hopelessly romantic.

Eating and drinking

No buffet dining here. No less than five a la carte restaurants offer a range of cuisine from Mediterranean to, unsurprisingly, Mexican where you can be serenaded by a Mariachi band as you tuck into your guacamole. A sumptuous breakfast is served in the charming inner patio. The Chiringuito beach bar is my favourite spot along this coast for a sundowner and it’s great for people watching.

Leisure facilities

The grounds are a fabulous place in which to enjoy the year-round sunshine. Freeform pools have waterfalls and mock caves and are surrounded by oodles of sun terraces where you can find your own private little spot. There’s even a small artificial beach in case you can’t make the few steps to the real thing and an amazing spa and wellness centre where you exchange your old body for a new one.

Service

Friendly and professional. 

Who stays there

Discerning British and German holidaymakers and, increasingly, monied Eastern Europeans. Most guests take the opportunity to dress up for dinner.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • Luxurious
  • Unique style
  • Lovers of bland decor will hate it
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