Monopol

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Address: Quintana, 15, Puerto de la Cruz, 38660, Spain

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.7

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
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
3.2
90%
Leisure facilities
3
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.4
90%
Public areas
3.5
90%

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.

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."

Who stays there

More mature visitors, mainly British and German.

Price advice

Bed & breakfast is the best option.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching

Pros & Cons

  • Traditional architecture
  • Location
  • No direct access by car for unloading
  • Few facilities
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