Hotel Las Aguilas

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Address: Calle Doctor Barajas 19, , Puerto de la Cruz, 38400, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

Incredible value for money and elegant surroundings in a stunning hilltop location.

This modern, stylish hotel with its huge rooms, great food and views to die for is a favourite weekend destination for friends of mine who live in the south of Tenerife - so I’m a regular visitor. The Las Aguilas is ideal for a relaxing getaway for couples, with the restaurants and nightlife of Puerto in easy taxi distance.

Location
3.9
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
3.3
90%
Service
3.7
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

The hotel sits splendidly atop a sizeable hill on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz, and has panoramic views. The resort centre and beach are a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Bedrooms

Formerly a timeshare complex, all rooms are suites and are apartment sized with oodles of floor and closet space. Furnishings are modern and good quality, finished in a bleached wood effect, and décor is bold reds teamed with pale pastels. Jacuzzi corner bath with shower, and large balcony or terrace, come as standard, as do the views. I recommend upgrading to a sea view for €10 a night for the panorama, but if you want winter sun on the balcony, go for a room facing Mount Teide.

Public areas

The rather odd looking exterior hides an eclectic fusion of modern, ethnic and traditional Guanche themes and artefacts, which give the hotel a unique and chic style which I love. Lounges and cosy corners are plentiful and tasteful with bold primary colours against soft pastel, colour washed walls.

Eating and drinking

A cut above your average hotel buffet, the choice is enough to send decision-making skills of even the fussiest eaters into turmoil. Chefs prepare food to order; omelettes at breakfast and meats at dinner, and themed nights travel the culinary globe. I sometimes have meetings here and always arrange them around lunch time…

Leisure facilities

Set in its own landscaped tropical gardens, it’s the vistas over Puerto and the North West coast that really wow. Freeform swimming pools, a fountain and a duck pond provide the feng shui to go along with the view. On the downside, there are no spa facilities which is a shame - a Jacuzzi with those views would be fab.

Service

An easy-going atmosphere prevails, with friendly, efficient staff and hands-on management.

Who stays there

Couples and families with the usual Puerto mix of Spanish and Northern Europeans.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Apartment-sized rooms
  • Stunning views
  • No spa facilities
  • Isolated from town centre on a steep hill
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