This was 10 days in a sub-tropical paradise. From the moment of our arrival until the time of our reluctant departure we enjoyed every aspect of this peaceful hotel and its beautiful gardens. The two storey groups of rooms are set amongst shrubs and trees with stunning views of the gardens, the blue Atlantic ocean and Mt Tiede standing over the strait between La Gomera and Teneriffe. Our arrival was at night so the following morning's breakfast on the sunny restaurant terrace overlooking the gardens, the sea and the small village of Playa Santiago was a delight to be repeated as often as possible. The food and choice of dishes at both breakfast and dinner was excellent, it was tempting to try everything, and with two restaurants to choose from, each with efficient and friendly staff, meals were a great pleasure. There is a third restaurant at Club Laurel in the beach club which we never got around to trying. Friendly reception staff were always on hand to advise and help and the room staff changed the bed sheets every three days.
The general ambiance of the place is one of care and quality. The gardens are immaculate and the many paths and steps between the rooms, the pools and the main hotel complex are a pleasure to explore. There is always another corner to turn and a sight to behold. Perhaps the African Tulip tree in full colour or a glimpse of Mt Tiede in the distance across the white speckled water.
For energetic people there is plenty of walking available on the island, either with a local group or individually and there is a beautiful golf course. Several sunny swimming pools, each with a lifeguard and fresh towels, encouraged a dip or two. Two of the many highlights were the Wednesday garden tour and the Thursday banana plantation tour. These entertaining and informative tours are led by Hans who is a mine of information on the history and flaura of the garden and many other things as well.
There was evening entertainment most evenings including a fascinating demonstration of El Silbo, the Gomeran whistle language, a Mongolian acrobatic troupe and Gomeran folk dancing.
Everything about this hotel and its setting is just right. It was a real pleasure to stay here and thoroughly worth the rather lengthy plane, ferry and mountain taxi journey.
Many thanks to all the staff for making it such a pleasure and thanks to Mr and Mrs Olsen who had the imagination to create a wonderful holiday place which is also clearly of benefit to the local community.
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