We stayed in a two bed, two bath apartment with a terrace offering great views across the pool and down to Candelaria. Facilities were good and the views were worth the steep drive up from the TF1. The onsite restaurant in a cave is fantastic, great food in a memorable location. The hosts were warm and welcoming. A great place to base yourself for visiting Tenerife away from the crowds!
We wanted somewhere away from the beach resorts and chose La Orotava for its location. The hotel Rural Victoria was a real find. Room was fine, staff very friendly and helpful and food excellent - and all for a very reasonable price. Only minor drawback was the limited parking which meant driving round the very busy (narrow) streets if the few spaces were occupied. We would certainly book again and recommend it to others.
A pleasant hotel about 10/15 minutes walk from the centre. Good underground parking (free). The hotel seems to function as a training school (as the name suggests) and there are plenty of staff around. We dined in the first night but were the only ones and therefore went out on other nights (taxi to town 2.75 euros). Food was good but on our own there was no atmosphere.
BEC from Cumbria, UK
Modern building inaugurated in 1998 and located in the heart of city of Santa Cruz, a few minutes of the new Auditorium, the …More
The room was clean and spacious. Only the room facing the street has a balcony; other rooms just have windows opening into a small lightwell, so there was no view. Cigarette smoke from someone smoking one floor below tended to rise up the lightwell and into my room. Apart from that my stay was quite comfortable.
Nearby is the daily produce market, and plenty of cafes and bars. The bus station is within walking distance. The hotel is in a narrow nondescript street, but it's very well placed to access the attractions of Santa Cruz.
Over Christmas/New Year the area was very noisy with lots of fireworks, but it quietened after Three Kings Day on 6th January.
Internet connectivity was important to me, and there was a wired ethernet port with unlimited high speed access. Just as well, because the hotel's WiFi didn't reach my room and I would have had to access it from the small lounge.
There's no restaurant, but there are plenty of eating places in the nearby streets. There are small stores in the locality, and two large supermarkets within ten minutes walk.
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