Where to Stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
For colonial style glamour and luxury, served up with delicious traditional Canarian food check into the Hotel Iberostar Mencey. Set in the heart of the residential area of this buzzing capital, the tropical gardens and spa facilities of this stunning five star hotel provide the perfect environment for total relaxation, with the added bonus of the bar that has live music most nights and is open until 5am.
For a great value hotel that has genuine four star quality, the Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz is situated right in the heart of the city. You will experience the day to day hustle and bustle of the locals as the hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the stunning Auditorio de Tenerife, shops and bars, whilst still enjoying the stunning views of the mountains and its picturesque gardens.
Where to Eat in Santa Cruz
Restaurante Solona on Perez de Rozas is typically Spanish and serves traditional Canarian food with a modern twist. They do not get many tourists here but they are more than happy to translate and explain the menu for you. Run by a local couple, they serve expertly matched local wines and accommodate children happily. (C/ PÉREZ DE ROZAS, 15 38004 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
922 243 780)
La Fundacion is a Canarian gem housed in a beautifully restored mansion, serving the freshest dishes over two storeys. Upstairs is more formal and there is a more relaxed tasca bar downstairs, the food is wonderful and it is the place to be seen in Santa Cruz. You can experience traditional Canarian dishes made to perfection and washed down with exceptional wines. (Calle Imeldo Seris 25 City Centre, 922 28 39 72)
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