It's hard to place this hotel...it is priced like a 4 star hotel, feels like a nice 4 star but is technically a 5 star...so. A bit about my frame of reference; when I travel for fun I often stay in 5 star hotels and for work I often stay in 4 star business hotels I stayed in this hotel for work so will judge it based on that frame of mind...so let's go at it:
The entrance and overall ground floor
The hotel has elements that stand alone are very nice (classic wooden balconies, nicely shown wine cellar in the restaurant) but somehow it all lacks a bit of character. It's hard to describe but it's what I felt...just very clean...maybe a bit empty...
I had a standard room...and it was very standard. The bed was nice enough...the room is modern and white. But aside from the lack of identity I found in the entrance it didn't feel "luxurious"...it was a bit plain. But as I said for the price I paid (120 euros per night) this was one of the best hotels I've been at...but typically 5 star hotels are nicer AND more expensive
The overall grounds (gym, spa)
The hotel has a great gym, big with plenty of machines...better than many standalone gyms. The pool is nice enough and the spa looks very nice (only saw it from the outside unfortunately). So overall great!
The place itself is somewhat reminiscent of a large meeting room. The round tables in a large white room...the limited decoration...so the looks are nothing special. The food is simple but flavorful and the service is pleasant (like it is in most of Spain I must say). Overall a pleasant experience although don't expect to feel like you would in the restaurant of a 5 star Parisian hotel (so not very refined food...but not very expensive food either!)
Great value! I can understand why they have the 5 stars (the great gym, the pool, the spa) and dont get me wrong the value is amazing...but, if you are used to staying in 5 star hotels you might be a bit disappointed with the lack of personality, the simplicity of the food in the restaurant and the rooms. I know that at 120 euros I would surely recommend it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As part of the architectural and emotional heritage of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey is a symbol of the island. Over the course of six decades it has imbued the stays of famous figures with elegance and good taste. And likewise, the stays of the numerous guests who have chosen this hotel on the Canary Islands as the place for their holidays, events and business trips. Today we want you to also contribute to the history of the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey. Infinite relaxation. From charming stays for a romantic getaway to rooms especially designed for groups and exclusive suites with infinite space. Whichever you choose, relaxation is guaranteed! I do. Imagine getting married under a pergola of fragrant flowers, celebrating your ceremony in a garden lit up by lanterns and ending the night by dancing until sunrise. At this luxury hotel in Tenerife, you can personalise the wedding of your dreams to suit your every need. A universe of sensations. This is what awaits you in Spa Sensations. Discover the final frontier of relaxation in its water circuits and with its massages, or rejuvenate like a fine wine with the Wine Sensation therapy. A symphony of flavours. The traditional dishes of the island and the special touch of our chefs make each meal a moment to remember. Cuttlefish on a bed of tomato tartar, prawn salad, artisanal Canary Island cheeses … Music for the ears and the greatest of pleasures for your palette! In the heart of Tenerife. The location of this hotel means you have everything within easy reach. Spend an afternoon shopping at the shopping centres just a stone’s throw away. Or visit Parque Rural de Anaga and explore its lush laurel forest. All kinds of rooms for all kinds of events. This, combined with its terraces, the 7,000 m² of gardens and the best temperature in the world, make this hotel in Tenerife a unique setting to organise events. And, speaking of gardens… Don’t forget to pay a fun visit to the turtles that live in the hotel! All without even leaving the hotel. At the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey there are an infinite number of activities you can try. Test out your culinary skills in our cooking master classes, refine your olfactory senses with our wine tasting sessions or challenge your partner to an exhilarating game of paddle tennis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey Tenerife/Santa Cruz De Tenerife