Santa Cruz is a nice green relaxed city with Ramblas like Barcelona and this hotel is on the Ramblas, next to the Parque Sanabria and a short dive from, the centre of town, UNESCO World Heritage University Town La Laguna and above all the best beach in the Canaries: the Saharan Las Teresitas. A great location for a short city break or perhaps a two part holiday with Puerto de la Cruz. You need a 4 wheel drive to explore the nearby Anaga mountains.
The hotel has superb service almost on a par with Majorca's Formentor in its heyday: especially good were the dinners and the cocktail bar for staff friendliness and quality of food and drink. The grounds and function rooms are magnificent for a city hotel. Tons of 12 euros a day under hotel parking & a disabled space next to the Spa is never used, if you have a blue badge. Lifts every where and a shallow slope in the grounds.Wi fi is free, but no tennis courts.
The downside was like the Formentor: no indoor swimming pool only a spa pool you had to pay for and the hotel swimming pool was also unheated. We did not try the pool side restaurant/cafe/bar. Breakfast while friendly (great hot chocolate, ok coffee make your own tea) was good mass catering, but not excellent and natural like the Formentor's were.
- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey Tenerife/Santa Cruz De Tenerife
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Declared a cultural heritage site and completely renovated in 2011, the Iberostar Grand Mencey in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is in a class of its own, not only renowned in the Canary Islands but also throughout all of Spain. An architectural jewel, this hotel combines urban luxury with the modern concepts of VIP guests, Wellness & SPA, adults-only, business and vacation travel, conventions, the beach, and relaxation. The hotel also features other unique spots such as a kitchen, lounge, and beautiful gardens...a world of pleasure to discover. ... more less
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