We were travelling to Canarias and we made an extra effort (as per logistics, time and money) to spend one night at this Parador, since we found out that on Fridays an astronomer "explains the sky".
We had a blast!
The sir was extra funny (I mean, who would have thought he'd mix science with Greek mythology and the cartoon The Lion King?) and gave us a very interesting and detailed explanation of what we were seeing. First he spoke in English for all the guests to understand and then he went into details in Spanish. Despite the cold, we enjoyed his exposition so much and the fantastic stars and planets we could see.
The hotel is nice, not fantastic but it was cozy enough, and the location is unbelievable.
The heating system was not working in our room and they offered to move us, but since they gave us extra blankets and said it was not so cold at night, we stayed in the same one and in the end we slept fine.
The staff was helpful: they even arranged transportation for us (getting there without a car is not the easiest) and always with a smile on their face.
What was extravagant was the price of the restaurant, cafeteria and bar: I suppose you pay for having the possibility of eating there, in the middle of nowhere. Anyway, the quality of the food and the service were excellent (we had dinner at the restaurant, breakfast in the breakfast room and lunch at the bar).
From the hotel, we could get to the Teide Volcano by bus and then came back walking (one hour walking in that lunar scenario was like being in a movie) and then visited the "God's finger" which is right in front of the hotel.
If you live in Spain, I suggest you apply for the "Tarjeta Amigos de Paradores", a fidelity card that gives you points, special offers and a welcome drink for your stays in Paradores Hotels.
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- Also Known As:
- Parador De Canadas Del Teide Hotel La Orotava
- Parador De Canadas Del Teide Tenerife/La Orotava, Spain