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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Who stays there
More mature visitors, mainly British and German.
Bed & breakfast is the best option.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Traditional architecture
- No direct access by car for unloading
- Few facilities