in the city centre, opposite the CD Tenerife football stadium, in walking distance of the Tenerife Auditorio, El Corte Inglés store, museums, TEA art gallery, the African market and trendy Noria district.
Bedrooms are a good size for a city centre hotel, and have a contemporary, minimalist design in predominantly cream decor with aubergine or chocolate fabrics and furnishings. There are flat-screen TVs and Internet connection. Effective double glazing makes for silent nights but summer can be stifling.
Cutting edge design throughout means it feels like you’re staying in an art gallery. Rooms are off an open wooden walkway which runs around a narrow inner courtyard lined with elegant palm trees – a contemporary take on a traditional Canarian design. Furnishings include painting and sculptures by local artists.
Eating and drinking
The Tajinaste in-house restaurant is a teaching environment which hosts top chefs from around the world to guest train its international students. Creative menus feature contemporary twists on traditional cuisine and result in first-class fine dining at affordable prices. Possibly the best hotel selection of local wines on the island.
The hotel has a swimming pool and a small gymnasium and rooftop terraces with views over the city.
As this is a teaching hotel, staff are predominantly young trainees and are eager to please. Constant supervision and assessment ensure standards are maintained.
Who stays there
Business travellers, couples and anyone with a discerning palate.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Culture vultures
- Sporty types
Pros & Cons
- Excellent cuisine
- Fabulous interior design
- Quiet and comfortable
- Little English is spoken
- Website is difficult to navigate