Discover a Tenerife hotel called Hotel rural Victoria which even has class on the outside.
Contrary to the nearby Hotel Rural Orotava it may rather be seen as colonial, while the latter has much more the looks of a genuine, rustic country inn.
Actually, both hotels are in the old quarters which were much more agricultural in the past.
Hotel Rural Victoria is like a charming large townhouse where it's easy to feel at home.
Its 13 beautiful double bed rooms with bath en suite go with the flow of the elegant la Orotava.
Its extra bonus is chef Richard Etherington who once owned the highly popular Restaurant Los Olivos of Santa Ursula. Richard is chef artist who made dance everybody's taste buds. Now he does it again and again at the Tenerife Victoria hotel.
This hotel rural Victoria of Orotava has a magic roof top with breath taking panoramic views.
Spread out in front of your eyes are more than the clay tiled roofs of the town.
Mount Teide and its green belt of forests are on one side and the scintillating ocean is on the other. Calle Hermano Apolinar below shows a green urban environment.
The so called daughter of the famous Botanical Gardens of Tenerife adjoins this hotel. So is the elegant Town Hall. Domes and bell towers of the many beautiful churches add to the variety.
By the way, the extremely well restored XVI century hotel which was named after Queen Victoria blends in perfectly into the old hub of the town.
The mansion has a spacious sun kissed indoor hotel yard. It's of typical, charming Canary Island style. Lush green ferns and Ivy trail down over stunning Portuguese wall tiles. The plants hang down from the balcony galleries of an upper floor. Below it, a bar and a generous drawing room with cane furniture invite to relax. Black and white floor tiles round off the picture book perfect impression in some areas.
All you need is to book a perfect toddler suite at Hotel rural Victoria. But plan it early...
By the way, you may book the 'Sala de Vinos' for a lunch or supper for your family or friends. The door can be closed to keep your little ones inside.
Discover the relaxed mood of children within the hotel patio... Hotel management doesn't seem to mind. That's a family hotel at its best.
I caught the little boys in this Tenerife Hotel Rural Victoria on camera on the afternoon of the Corpus Christi celebrations of La Orotava, when something was on at the hotel, as usual.
Opposite the 'Casa de los Balcones' is a big free parking ground. Walk a few meters up the road from the hotel. Turn right and you are almost there.
Rent a car, to get the most for your vacation time and, as not to miss out on amazing surroundings. Use it to get to attractions. Not to forget are the best spots for mountain hikes and walks, while excursions to the Tenerife National Park are not more than 1 hour of leisure driving away.
The beaches of the former fishing village of Orotava and the Loro Park thrills may be reached easily within 15 or 20 minutes. To get to the capital with Teresita beach takes a good half an hour. It is always best to have your own car on the biggest of all Canary Islands, in any case. A day trip will get to Las Americas with all its water fun, famous golf courses and so much more to do for singles or a whole family.
Pueblo Chico outside La Orotava delights young and old.
Indeed, much to do in its neighborhood is there to guaranty interesting and happy family holidays.
The stylish Tenerife Hotel rural Victoria prides itself of many of them. It always organizes cultural suppers with a theme.
By the way, no cancellation fees are charged at this country hotel Tenerife with welcome surprises.
Tenerife holiday home insider's Flickr photo stream of la Orotava
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