The classically styled Botanico and Oriental Spa Garden offers guests a superior stay on the sun-soaked island of Tenerife amid elegant and peaceful surroundings. It also boasts a prime location in Puerto de la Cruz set amid sub-tropical landscape at the foot of the island’s majestic Mount Teide overlooking an impressive volcanic coastline. To get here, it’s a 25km drive from Los Rodeos airport.
The hotel’s 252 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are spread across five guest floors. They’re offer bright and airy interiors with a traditional décor featuring cream walls and bright coloured accents. Most rooms have balconies, as well as plenty of modern amenities including flat-screen TVs, writing desks, Wi-Fi and modern bathrooms. If you’re feeling flush, the Bill Clinton suite – so called due to the various politicians who have stayed here over the years – occupies its own wing on the penthouse floor, sleeps up to six people, boasts a large marble bathroom, separate dressing room, spacious lounge, private kitchen, reception areas and a dining room. There’s also a wraparound terrace for al fresco entertaining.
The hotel’s range of facilities will make it hard for you to leave. Take a workout in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness centre, which also offers a selection of classes. There are also flood-lit tennis courts, a golf putting green with bunker and driving range, table tennis and a pool table. If you do fancy heading out, there’s a bus which runs several times a day to the centre of the pretty town of Puerto de la Cruz.
If you’re not hosting a dinner party in your Bill Clinton suite, the Hotel Botanico offers a number of dining options. The La Palmera Real is an open-air restaurant set in the hotel’s gardens near the pool, offering an international menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar Hall is a sophisticated setting for coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches, while La Parrilla is an informal restaurant serving regional dishes alongside an excellent selection of local and Spanish wines.
RICHARD J. YEOWARDPUERTO DE LA CRUZTenerife1 38400