We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A touch of old Tenerife - a lovely hotel, full of charm”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Hotel Rural Orotava
Ranked #1 of 6 La Orotava B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Felt like entering another world. We learnt this building had been a museum of rural life and had been made into a hotel. Our room was lovely with original wooden floor and ceiling. It looked into the central patio and with no window, was dark but SO atmospheric. Spotlessly clean and staff were lovely. Buffet breakfast in the original kitchen was very good. We ate in the friendly dining area a couple of times and the meal was fine but nothing special. Good value and right in the centre of old La Orotava which is lovely with lots of historic buildings . What a find after travelling through modern urban sprawl all the way from Santa Cruz.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Delesseria
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (74)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

21 - 27 of 74 reviews

Reviewed December 13, 2011

Whilst staying down in Los Christianos in Dec '11, my partner and I decided that we would like to see another part of the island. We booked a one night stay at the Hotel Rural Oratava and set off in the car towards La Oratava. We decided to go the scenic route and drove off in bright sunshine into the mountainous central part of Tenerife zig-zagging our way through quaint, atmospheric little villages until we plateaued around Mount Teide and started to descend into the Orotava valley. The change in the scenery and weather was dramatic...from glorious sunshine we hit a bank of mist and drizzle and the temperature plummeted...it was incredible!
The hotel is situated in the historic part of town and is one of the oldest buildings in town, being late 15th century. They haven't renovated the soul out of the building and it looks pretty much how I imagine it would have looked in the days of Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake! The hotel has an open central courtyard and all the rooms are situated on the second floor. To spend a night here is like... literally stepping back in time! The huge bedroom door was old and gnarled and studded and amazing. The room itself was huge and tall and there was even a huge, weathered, 'fresco' on the wall depicting a medieval scene....maybe not to everyone's tastes but we loved it. The bed was gargantuan and comfy.
We ate dinner in the hotel and were anticipating a hearty local meal...we were very disappointed! The menu stated that the restaurant had been awarded a 'Tourist Board' level of excellence for cooking typical Canarian cuisine...My lamb stew was supposedly a speciality dish but turned out to be dry and rather tasteless. My partners meal was equally disappointing.
In conclusion, I would say well worth the experience...the tariff was reasonable around 80 Euros for bed & breakfast. La Oratava 'old town' is interesting with lots of little bars to seek refuge in if it gets too cold!! We would certainly recommend the hotel for one or two nights.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank HardyMarsh55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 8, 2011

We stayed one night in this hotel, which is situated in an old historical building of La Orotava. The room was spacious, clean, well decorated, with bathroom. The bed was comfortable. The rooms are around a patio, which has advantages (no noise from the street) and disadvantages (no window looking outside). The ancient kitchen where we had breakfast is worth a look. There is a restaurant on the ground floor which offers decent food. Overall the hotel is very good value.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jul3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 26, 2011

This is a beautiful old wooden building carefully restored. Huge polished wooden floor panels and high wooden ceilings with old hand made window glass. Perfectly situated for exploring the old town with free parking close by. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and poured the most generous whiskeys! The food was very well cooked - be sure to have the mixed grill for two - so good, we had it twice. We chose to eat here for all but one night (which was an error) and were happy enough to book an extra night. My sole negative point was that although the bed was huge, it was very bouncy so we both had disturbed sleep. Apart from that, I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank diamondek
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 5, 2011

La Orotava was our first stop in an almost month-long vacation in the Canaries. We arrived at Hotel Rural Orotava after a long flight from the States to Madrid and then to Tenerife. Such a nice welcome, almost like we were family, after leaving our bags in our spacious room, we were treated to an assortment of tapas and beer in their restaurant. This is a family-run hotel, but all of the staff was very accomodating. Breakfast was provided with an assortment of meat, cheese, fruit, yogurt, cerals, breads, pastries and coffee, tea and juice. By choice, we ate our dinners in their restaurant and were very pleased with all of our selections. Truly a wonderful start to a great vacation. Just a note, all the rooms are on the second floor and you need to climb one flight of stairs.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Toadhollowtravellers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 10, 2011

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Hotel Rural Orotava, which is located in the centre of one of the prettiest towns on the whole island. The building originally belonged to a noble Canarian family & is considered to be one of the oldest in the town of La Orotava, dating back to 1585. Don't let that put you off though - the hotel is very well maintained throughout while retaining many of the old wooden features, which makes you feel as if you've ventured back to another era. We stayed on a half-board basis. The food was traditional Canarian fare which was worth the trip alone. Breakfast was continental style where you could help yourself to as much as you wanted (even more so if you go at a quiet time of year & you have the entire kitchen to yourselves, as we did!). The evening meal was served in the restaurant which is also open to the public and appeals to locals as much as tourists. In summary, if you want to experience the real, true Tenerife, go here.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JohnC16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 4, 2009

A beautiful, old, rustic building with lots of character and charm. Set in the mediaeval quarter of the town of La Orotava. The hotel is a family run business and the owner Angel Dominguez takes pride in this fact. The owner and his staff make a great deal of effort to ensure the comfort of their guests. Carlos the waiter always has a smile while he is busily serving the customers in the bar and dining area. La Orotava is a small town 500m above sea level behind Puerto de la Cruz. It is therefore a little cooler than at sea level and during the winter months it is advisable to take a fleece if you enjoy sitting outside the small bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank HolyMurfy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near La Orotava
0.0 mi away
Hotel Rural Victoria
Hotel Rural Victoria
#2 of 6 in La Orotava
229 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Sp...
#2 of 82 in Puerto de la Cruz
1,676 reviews
12.9 mi away
Parador de Canadas del Teide
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Hotel Alhambra
Hotel Alhambra
#3 of 6 in La Orotava
105 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hotel Riu Garoe
Hotel Riu Garoe
#1 of 82 in Puerto de la Cruz
810 reviews
19.9 mi away
Casa Regina Tenerife
Casa Regina Tenerife
#1 of 1 in Puerto de Santiago
93 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Rural Orotava? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Rural Orotava

Address: Carrera Escultor Estevez N 17, 38300 La Orotava, Tenerife, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > La Orotava
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in La Orotava
Price Range: $90 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rural Orotava 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Hotel Rural Orotava reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Rural Orotava Tenerife/La Orotava, Spain

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing