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A Luxurious Stay at Hotel Botanico  – Tenerife

A Luxurious Stay at Hotel Botanico – Tenerife

EUROPE, HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL, SPAIN

Hotel Botanico, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, is one of the most prestigious hotels on the Canary Islands. Opulent with Thai accents, there is a timeless grace and tranquil ambience throughout the hotel.

The hotel is located at the foot of La Orotava Valley in the residential area of La Paz in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife with fabulous views overlooking the valley all the way to Mount Teide, opposite to the famous Botanical Gardens.

Hotel Botánico, Puerto de La Cruz

Our Arrival at Hotel Botanico

We drove up to the main entrance and were greeted by two hotel staff members who quickly assisted us with our luggage.  The lobby area is very grand with a fabulous flower centerpiece that captures the attention of any guest that enters.  During our wait at the reception desk, we were offered a tropical drink.

The Oriental flavor reflects the strong links of the owner with Thailand, and the hotel has many oriental treasures fitting effectively into the decor.

Hotel Bptanico Lobby

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Accommodations

With over 252 deluxe rooms and suites distributed on 5 floors, you have quite a selection to choose from with spectacular views of either the Atlantic Ocean, Puerto de La Cruz and even Mount Teide.

Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Hotel Botanico views of La Orotava and Mount Teide

The hotel has two One Bedroom Penthouse Suites both located on the corners on the main wing of the hotel’s fifth floor with private access. Each penthouse includes a whirlpool on the terrace.  One of the suites is called the Michael Jackson Suite (yes, that’s right). He stayed there. The other Penthouse Suite which we stayed in was called the Reina Sirikit de Tailandia Suite.  The Adeje Suite features two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms.  Occupying its own wing on the penthouse floor with exclusive access is the Presidential Suite called The Bill Clinton Suite (named after our former president) who also stayed here.  The suite has up to three bedrooms and three bathrooms, an indoor whirlpool, a private kitchen, reception area and a dining room.

To get to our suite, we had to access a private door with our key.  It lead us to a long hallway with beautiful views overlooking Puerto de La Cruz.  Our Penthouse Suite was located at the very end of the corridor.

Hotel Botanico Hallway, Puerto de La Cruz Tenerife

When we walked in, we noticed to our immediate right that there was a living room sitting area with a TV, and a dining room table. The dining room table had a nice assortment of fresh fruit and a bottle of the hotel’s complimentary wine.  The rooms are decorated with Thai silk and feature unique pieces of art and antiques.

Our Penthouse Suite at Hotel Botanico 

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Fruit Basket and Wine in the Penthouse Suite, Hotel Botanico

Penthouse Suite Living Area, Hotel Botanico

Our bedroom was a large room with two separate twin beds to accommodate my friend, Jill, and myself. It had a desk,  a pants press, and a TV.  Next to our room we had a walk-in closet.

Penthouse Suite Bedroom - Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Penthouse Suite Bedroom - Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Our Penthouse Suite had a glorious terrace with spectacular views of the Orotava Valley and Mount Teide, which was also accessible from our bedroom.  Additionally, the outdoor terrace included a dining area and two lounge chairs to soak up the sun.

Hotel Botanico Penthouse Suite Outdoor Terrace Jacuzzi

Hotel Botanico Penthouse Suite Outdoor Terrace Jacuzzi

View from our Penthouse Suite Terrace, Hotel Botanico

Our bathroom was very spacious with a tub in one corner under a sky light, which you could close if you so desired by remote control.  It had a double sink vanity which was perfect for two people as well as a toilet and bidet with a glass pocket door for privacy and a glass steam shower.  In the bathroom, we found two bathrobes and slippers for our use.

Penthouse Suite Bathroom, Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

We thought that the outdoor terrace would be perfect for hosting a small dinner party.  So, we held a farewell dinner where we invited a few of my family members to dine with us in our suite. The hotel helped arrange everything and catered a fantastic dinner.  They even provided us with a server throughout the evening.

Dining in our suite at Hotel Botanico - Puerto de La Cruz Dining in our suite at Hotel Botanico - Puerto de La CruzDining on terrace of the Penthouse Suite, Hotel Botanico

Dining Options at Hotel Botanico

The hotel has four restaurants including La Parrilla, serving traditional Spanish and Canarian dishes, II Pappagallo (Italian cuisine), The Oriental, specializing in Asian cuisine and Palmera Real, where you can have breakfast outside near the pool area or lunch which is served up to 5pm.

The Oriental Restaurant

The Oriental restaurant offers Asian style fine-dining, including a wide range of authentic Oriental dishes. The menu varies on a regular basis and offers Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

The Oriental Restaurant Entrance, Hotel Botanico

The Oriental Restaurant, Hotel Botanico

La Parilla

La Parilla offers traditional Spanish dishes in an informal atmosphere.  The Andalucian design of this restaurant really makes you feel like you’re in Spain. It is a great place to go for a romantic meal or a great dinner with friends.

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 Il Pappagallo

Il Pappagallo serves classic Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine; you can choose the indoor restaurant or the open-air terrace area with stunning views of Puerto de la Cruz and the Atlantic.

Il Pappagallo Restaurant, Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

La Palmera Real

La Palmera Real is located outside near the main swimming-pool. You can enjoy some shade under the palm trees and sit back and have the buffet breakfast outside or order a light bite for lunch.  They serve tapas, salads, fresh grilled meat and fish.

LA PALMERA REAL, HOTEL BOTANICO, PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

 Bar Hall

The Bar Hall is a great place to grab a coffee, tea, and refreshments throughout the day.  In the evening they provide live entertainment, and serve exotic cocktails.

Hotel Botanico Bar Lounge

 Breakfast at Hotel Botanico

The breakfast buffet is quite possibly the best in Tenerife and includes a good selection aimed at those who have special dietary requirements and the weight-conscious.  They even have a chef ready to make made-to-order omelettes.

Breakfast Buffet at Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Activities

The hotel has two outdoor tennis courts, a golf putting green, and a state of the art fitness center with a separate room which provides Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi classes.   If that’s not enough, you can play pool or relax with a good book from the many choices available in the library.

Hotel Botanico Golf Putting Green, Puerto de La Cruz

Hotel Botanico Pool and Library

Hotel Botanico Fitness Center, Puerto de La Cruz

Shopping

You don’t even have to leave the premises to go shopping.  They have a an ESCADA store in the lobby area.  I found the cutest ESCADA flat shoes to bring home.

Shopping at Hotel Botanico Puerto de La Cruz Tenerife

Hotel Botanico Puerto de La Cruz Shopping

 Hotel Botanico Gardens

One of our favorite things about the hotel was the subtropical gardens.  We enjoyed strolling through the gardens over the wooden bridges and admiring the black swans and multitude of Japanese Koi fish in the water.  The gardens have a variety of different types of plants and trees, giving you a sense of peace and tranquility as you walk along.

HOTEL BOTANICA BOTANICAL GARDENS, PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

HOTEL BOTANICA BOTANICAL GARDENS, PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

Hotel Botanico Tropical Gardens, Puerto de La Cruz

Part of the garden is the herb section for the Chef, where they grow all types of herbs that are used in the hotel’s meal preparation.

Chefs Garden at Hotel Botanico Puerto de La Cruz Tenerife

Pool

The hotel has two pools surrounded by large tropical garden areas, the main pool has lounge chairs and even sun beds to relax on.  The other pool is located in the Oriental Garden Spa area where no one under the age of 16 is allowed, however, children are allowed in the main pool area. Both of the pools are heated.

Pool Area of Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Pool Area of Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Pool Area of Hotel Botanico, Puerto de La Cruz

Spa

The Spa is incredible and has its own ground floor area and separate gardens, along with relaxation pools and a cave Jacuzzi. If the weather’s bad, then hop inside to the indoor pool which is heated to around 39 degrees. There are 5 separate steam rooms, along with aromatherapy rooms, a sauna, and turkish baths. The spa puts on free activities ranging from Tai Chi, Yoga to Latin style dance workouts on a daily basis, which were great to try as well as the usual type of spa massages and therapies.  We did try several of the treatments and really enjoyed laying by the pool afterwords.  The spa was an absolute gem, styled on an oriental theme.

Hotel Botanico Spa, Puerto de La Cruz

Hotel Botanico Spa, Puerto de La Cruz

Once in a while you find somewhere that is extra special and the Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden was certainly that. For us, the hotel was a gem and we can’t wait to go back.

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Avenida Richard J Yeoward 1, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain 

We stayed as guests of the Hotel Botanico at a reduced rate, all opinions here are my own.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

14 Comments

  1. Suze The Luxury Columnist
    July 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm
    Reply

    I love the hot tub on the terrace of your penthouse suite and the gardens look beautiful too. I’ve always wanted to visit Tenerife and see the volcano

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Carmen
      July 31, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      When you go to Tenerife, this is the place to stay. When we first went outside on the terrace and saw how large it was, I turned to my friend and said this would be a great place to have a party. The views are spectacular, especially of Mount Teide volcano is the background.

  2. Paula McInerney
    August 1, 2015 at 9:20 am
    Reply

    Love how large the terrace is and the views that you had from it. I agree, it is an ideal place for a dinner party.

    • Carmen
      August 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

      The outside terrace was special. I could of stayed there all day sunning myself in the sun and enjoying the views of the towns and volcano in the distance.

  3. Ruth - Tanama Tales
    August 1, 2015 at 11:26 am
    Reply

    This hotel is totally awesome. What not to love about it? I like all the food options (of course!).

    • Carmen
      August 1, 2015 at 11:53 am

      I told my husband that it’s one of those places that if he went with me he wouldn’t want to leave the property,

  4. Carolann & Macrae - One Modern Couple
    August 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm
    Reply

    What a suite and what a view! There doesn’t seem to be anything that’s been left out! We’ll definitely be keeping our eye out for this hotel when we are in the area – the Michael Jackson suite? Yes please!

    • Carmen
      August 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      The Michael Jackson suite is identical to the one we stayed in. If you want to go all out, you can stay in the Bill Clinton Suite, which I didn’t mention. It was named after he stayed at the hotel too.

  5. Brain & Amanda - Eat_Work_Travel
    August 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm
    Reply

    Wow, your room looked incredible, especially the terrace and the bathroom! Fun idea to have a dinner party in your suite and it looks like there are quite a number of food options as well!

    • Carmen
      August 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      My family really enjoyed the food and the view from our suite. We could of probably fit around 20 people in the outdoor terrace. All the food that the hotel made was delicious.

  6. Linda Bibb
    August 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm
    Reply

    I’ve never had the opportunity to stay in a penthouse suite but judging from your photos and that view it’s worth the price.

    And the hotel itself … what an absolutely stunning property, both inside and out. Those gardens are fabulous.

    • Carmen
      August 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      It was my first time staying in a penthouse suite as well, and after staying in a suite it’s hard to settle for anything else.

  7. Melanie Eckert
    August 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm
    Reply

    Tenerife is a stunning island! Next time I go I’ll stay at this hotel!

    • Carmen
      August 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Tenerife is a wonderful island with a lot to offer. Hotel Botanico is one of the best hotels on the island.

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