Hotel Botanico
Excellence and Luxury in the North of the Island

In the Hotel Botanico nothing is what it seems, luxury is discretely distributed by its 25,000 square meter area of ​​gardens and a building carefully renovated and refurbished few years ago. Countless celebrities became guests of the hotel, in the likes of the former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the popstar Michael Jackson, the King of Thailand, the Kings of Spain, presidents of different countries around the world and many personalities in the world of arts and sciences. It is not surprising then that the Hotel Botanico belongs to the exclusive group of "The Leading Hotels of the World".

Every room in the Hotel Botanico is full of character with a tasteful decoration, like the pool of the Spa

To satisfy that curiosity that perhaps this information has given you, the hotel has its own "Hall of Fame" where you can see the pictures of almost all celebrities who have enjoyed this fantastic 5-star hotel in Tenerife... and why not? You will belong to that select group of guests if you choose to spend your holiday there :)

A hotel of this category receives people from almost all parts the world (including guests from colder countries or those running away from the European winter), so the hotel staff speak quite few languages, including Spanish, English, German and French – the most common ones.


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From the reception through various public spaces of the hotel to the five different floors (even in some of the rooms) the art lovers in general and in particular those who love Canary art may enjoy the largest artistic Canarian collection concentrated in a single space worldwide.

Walking around the facilities of the Hotel, it is possible to spot some paintings from the largest Canarian collection in the world

The hotel gardens are simply spectacular, with more than 25.000 square meters – it is a real orchard. By taking a simple walk around the lake, it seems we are transported to a world of tranquility and peace. The floral nature thereof together with the black swans, carps and the several birds from Loro Parque that also became guests, make this place a small paradise on the island. Not difficult to explain then, why the Hotel Botanico is one of the most requested in Tenerife and Canary Islands by newly married couples to celebrate their wedding or just to serve as environment for the pictures of their big day. The shadow of the palm trees are also perfect to relax by reading a book or by simply cherishing the view.

Black swans can be seen during the day in the lake of the Hotel

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Rooms

Complimentary reception for the guests with fresh fruits, water and wine

The rooms are fantastic and every detail, even in the standard rooms, are top notch, but we have to consider that standard in the Hotel Botanico is already a sign of luxury. The visitor is warmly welcomed with a bottle of wine, mineral water and fresh fruits. Each room has a safe, bath or shower, and everything you need for a comfortable stay, such as bathrobe, slippers and a minibar. Overall the views from the hotel are: gardens, La Orotava Valley and Mount Teide; Island of La Palma and sea; and Puerto de la Cruz with partial view of the north coast and sea.

Standard room

The Suites are wonderful and from those you can enjoy a full view of Teide, La Orotava Valley, the beautiful gardens of the hotel, Puerto de la Cruz, the island of La Palma and the sea. They have a relaxation area with TV and computer table. Over the bed, a graceful handmade in Thailand mini-elephant (which can be purchased at the reception) is part of the decoration. 

The beautiful handmade mini-Elephant gives a special touch in the decoration of the suites

You have then available a large dressing room, and a very spacious and bright bathroom. In fact, over the bath there is a skylight that lets in a lot of light during the day. There is also a spacious shower that enables access by wheelchair, if necessary for guests with physical disabilities. 

If you are coming with your whole Family you also have the option to book the interconnecting rooms with special Family rates.

The skylight gives natural light in the bathrooms
Living of the suites

On the fifth floor are the most exclusive suites that can be found throughout the archipelago. There are certainly very few suites in Tenerife with the services provided at the Hotel Botanico. They have about 600 square meters each; windows with bulletproof glass and you can even hire a butler to serve you during your stay. No surprise then that the Hotel Botanico have hosted many celebrities and some great personalities of the world. 

The manager of the hotel that was taking the tour with us was kind enough to show one of those suites, which is called "Bill Clinton" (one of the guests of the hotel) or Royal suite, and that has a beautiful and colorful stained-glass skylight in the entrance.

  • Upon entering you are in a large living room, and on the left you can access one of the three rooms of the suite, with its own bathroom. It is just as large as the rooms of the suites described above;
  • On the right side from the entrance, you can access a lounge where you will find a beautiful Henry VIII style desk;
  • Also on the right wing are the other two rooms with a very large bathroom with Jacuzzi surrounded by windows showing wonderful views of the La Orotava Valley;
  • There is a small but complete kitchen, where you can enjoy the services of a butler, if you request. If you wish, you can also request the service of a driver;
  • The large dining room has a table that can serve 12 people;
  • And last, but not least, you can choose the pillow that best suits your taste and comfort in the catalog available in the room.
The dining table of the Royal Suite serves 12 people

The other large suite is called "Michael Jackson", named after the pop star that stayed in the very same place some years ago. This suite, also called Penthouse Suite, we couldn’t visit as it was busy the day of our tour, but sustain the same excellence of services and luxury as the Royal suite.

The views of the suites are somewhat wonderful

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Restaurants and Facilities

The hotel offers breakfast buffet in a large hall with a partly open space near the main pool and heated pool for kids. Crossing the hall, on the right side, there is a large glass birdcage inhabited by some exotic birds from the Loro Parque. With some many exotic animals, no wonder that the hotel admits pets from their guests.

The main restaurant where the breakfast is served is surrounding the birdcage with exotic birds

There are 4 restaurants in the hotel: La Parrilla is the restaurant serving Spanish and Canarian dishes. Il Pappagallo is an Italian restaurant. The Oriental, as the name says, serves Oriental dishes. All these are only open at night for dinner. In contrast, the fourth, the Palmera Real, serves lunch and dinner.

The lavish restaurant Il Pappagallo

Among other facilities of the hotel you will find a reading area and snooker, as well as a business center with internet access. Of course that the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all areas of it.

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The Oriental Spa Garden

As the name suggests, The Oriental Spa Garden of the Hotel Botanico has a decoration mostly oriental focusing mainly on small and captivating Thai accents. Furthermore, the floral decoration of the Spa is natural, so the flowers used throughout your stay to embellish the place will most likely vary. The hotel owner, Mr. Kiessling, is a lover of Thailand and its culture (he is also a Honorary Consul of Thailand), and that is reflected in the decoration of the Oriental Spa.

The spa area has about 3000 square meters and just entering it you immediately spot the beautiful pagoda where you can request a relaxing massage, enjoying the sound of the small waterfall nearby, in addition to the beautiful views of the gardens and the different outdoor heated pools. The walk up to the real entrance is lined with small water channels filled with friendly carps living in tranquillity in this haven of peace. Some of the carps are so friendly that might actually let to be touched by the guests.

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The Kings of Thailand once gave Mr. Kiessling the gorgeous Spa gateways, with more than 2000 years. The doors have a motion sensor and automatically open when someone approaches, giving the guests the impression of being transported to a world of tranquillity and relaxation.

These beautiful doors are in the entrance of the Spa and have more than 2000 years

The Oriental Spa Garden of the Hotel Botanico is open to hotel guests daily from 8 am until 8 pm, and the access to the facilities is limited to those over 16 years. You can expect during your visit a wide range of treatments, from the most simple or common ones to some exquisite soothing massages and treatments, with essential oils, papaya wrap, gold… yes that’s right, gold…

Below you can have an idea of the different treatments and services offered at the Oriental Spa:

·     Hairdresser;

·     Gym with different appliances for entertainment while exercising;

·   Room for some activities such as Yoga, tai chi, meditation... all exercises held by qualified instructors. The wood ceiling of this room is stunning, and the large windows allow a lot of natural light to come in and giving even more ambience for relaxation to the guests;

·     22 booths are available, where different treatments can be given with various methods for relaxation, beauty and healing. You can have those treatments together with your partner (in the Duet Room) or individually. Some of the treatments are: facials, massages, showers, skin exfoliation in warm bes, mud baths, cabin pressure, flotation bath, etc.;

·     In the outdoor area, you can have a massage below the pagoda located in the gardens of the Spa;

·    There is a separate area with an indoor pool, where you can perform the thermal circuits with hot and cold water, Jacuzzi and sauna with aromatherapy, hammam (Turkish bath), and a cave of ice ;

·      You have at your disposal also a solarium area with warm beds, for complete relaxation of the body and mind.

The Spa has more than 20 rooms for the wide range of treatments
Gym at the Oriental Spa Garden
Pool of the Spa and the pagoda under which you could enjoy a massage session

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Activities and Other Services in the Hotel

For those who love Golf, Tenerife is an attractive destination especially in winter, when almost all European courses are closed because of the weather. Of course, thanks to the mild winter in Tenerife, you can practice this sport across the island in any of its seven public courses. Hotel Botanico might offer you special prices. But if you want more privacy, the hotel has mini-golf in its facilities, although not so mini when you consider it has 5000 square meters.

Another major advantage of staying in this hotel is the enviable location right in the La Orotava Valley with stunning views of Mount Teide. In case the clouds covering the valley do not let you see this wonder of nature, we invite you to walk up Las Cañadas del Teide and enjoy live one of the places declared World Heritage Site on the island.

If you wish to visit Puerto de la Cruz, there is a free shuttle that will drop you at the heart of this beautiful town, as well as to bring you back to the Hotel Botanico. Or you might decide to take a tour in the beautiful village of La Orotava.

Mini golf
You really feel surrounded by nature in this 5-star luxury hotel
Panoramic view of Teide and the sea, taken from the Hotel Botanico

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Attractions and Activities Around

For those parents who want to have some romantic moments by the garden, pools or in the restaurants, the Hotel Botanico offers the service of babysitting, whenever requested in advance. The prices can then be negotiated directly at the hotel.

Thinking of the children staying at the hotel, there are several activities planned for them, in and outside the hotel, such as visiting different places of the island or go to the beach. The highlight is the visit to the Loro Parque, in a program starting in the morning till 6PM, where the kids enjoy a unique natural environment and have the chance to see one of the largest bird collections in the world, on top of experience fun events with the animals living there and learn from their caretakers. The visit includes lunch.

Loro Parque is one of the nearby attractions

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Location

The Hotel Botanico is really well located, in Puerto de La Cruz, on the North of the Island, close to shopping malls, supermarkets, cultural cities, beaches, excellent restaurants and everything you need to ensure that you can squeeze the maximum out of your holidays.

Hotel Botanico - Av. Richard J Yeoward, 1. 38400 Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife


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Final Comments from the Authors

It is real a challenge to try and transmit what a guest can feel during their stay in a Hotel of this category. The attention to details of the decoration and service is indescribable. 

We certainly want to return to the Hotel Botanico. What a wonderful service! How relaxing the Spa! What haven of tranquility reigned in the gardens! And most of all, how special it is to have this panoramic view of one of the greatest natural spectacles of the Islands, the volcano El Teide

From the moment we were received by the manager of the Hotel Botanico, through the whole detailed tour, we could notice this is a special place. The area of the Spa is amazingly relaxing, and there you certainly have a number of activities that let you forget the stress of the urban life. There´s a wide range of massages, and the highlight is the possibility to have a session under the pagoda, around the pool and gardens.The menu in the restaurants is a mixed of sophistication and simplicity, but always bringing the tasteful results you were expecting in this 5-star hotel. Another positive remark is that if you are coming with your partner you will enjoy as much as if you are coming with your family, since the hotel provides a number of activities for all tastes and ages - like the visit of the Loro Parque. That means that you can have that Familymoon you were expecting for a while - enjoying the precious moments with your partner while your kids are having fun around, and later all getting together for some moments in Family.

The truth is that the quality of the hotels in Tenerife and in the Canary Islands is very high and when it seems impossible to exceed the expectations, one reaches and rises them to another level. And best of all, you do not have to spend a lot of money to enjoy such wonders for a few days. 

Tenerife Travel Secrets recommends the Hotel Botanico without any problems. It is a great hotel in the center of one of the first resorts in the Canaries (Puerto de la Cruz) and it is an excellent place for unforgettable days on the island.

Enjoy your stay!

Imposing view of El Teide that can be seen from the Hotel Botanico

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