Pros

  • On a pretty square in Puerto de la Cruz's seafront center
  • Impressive 18th-century interiors, with the bonus of an elevator
  • Cozy rooms have satellite TVs, mini-fridges, and desks
  • Heated outdoor pool with loungers and adjacent bar
  • Free buffet breakfast with bacon, scrambled eggs, and cold spread
  • Gazebo hot tub, sauna, and outdoor kids' play spot
  • Mediterranean restaurant, plus evening drinks with live entertainment
  • 24-hour front desk
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Cons

  • Interiors are dated
  • Food doesn't receive great reviews
  • Fees for safes and Wi-Fi
  • No in-room AC or kettles
  • Beds are twins pushed together (common for area)
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Bottom Line

Hotel Monopol offers good value for a crowd of mostly couples in downtown Puerto de la Cruz. On a charming square of its own, the hotel is a quick walk to the famous Plaza del Charco, and within walking distance of a beach. The 92 rooms are dated but homey, outfitted with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and balconies in some. They're also not air-conditioned, and fees are required for safes and Wi-Fi. Still, features are good for the budget price, and an outdoor pool accompanies three sun terraces, a sauna, whirlpool, and play area. The bars are popular, although the buffet restaurant, less-so. Compare amenities with the next door Marquesa Hotel, where some rooms have AC.

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Amenities

  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Monopol

Scene

Historic Puerto de la Cruz hotel, popular with older vacationing couples

Overlooking a 17th-century church, the hotel welcomes guests with its own piece of history. Three stories of carved wooden balconies wrap its internal lobby atrium, where indoor palms and tropical plants are lush amid cozy seating areas. Patterned tile floors, pale-blue wicker furniture topped with floral and striped cushions, and colorful flower artwork aren't the most contemporary, but they're charming in a traditional way. Run by the same German family since 1928, there's a steady feel to the place, and amenities follow suit. Having a bond with the owners, Germans join Brits and Spaniards here. The hotel draws an older crowd, although small groups and families can be seen using the outdoor foosball and table tennis. Live guitar trios and dancers honor the property's dancing house heritage, and cheerful vibes  extend outdoors to the sunny pool and terraces.

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Location

Unbeatable location, near Puerto de la Cruz's plazas, restaurants, and beach

Leisure travelers choose Puerto de la Cruz for a taste of Canarian culture, and though not a party hotspot, the city is large. Hotel Monopol occupies a prime spot in the Old Town, and is opposite the 17th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Pena. Beautiful churches and restaurant-packed streets are great to wander, and concerts at Plaza del Charco are a four-minute walk (as is its bus stop). The city's harbor and Museo de Arte Contemporanero are even closer. Piramides Mall is eight minutes on foot, and for an unusual take on Spain's beaches, Playa Jardin's black sands are a 15-minute walk. Fountain-flanked tropical gardens at Sitio Litre are three minutes closer. Allow an hour's drive from Tenerife South Airport, or twice that by public transport.

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Rooms

Tidy, cozy rooms with TVs and fridges, plus balconies in some

Although dated, rooms are homey and cozy, featuring striped or rose-patterned bedspreads and curtains, terra-cotta tile floors, wood furniture, and peach walls. Amenities include satellite flat-screen TVs, phones, mini-fridges, and large, mirror-fronted wardrobes. Ceiling fans combat the lack of AC. Note, rooms don't have tea- or coffee-making facilities. Original wooden balconies in some offer a feel of the property's history, though they're furnished with less-impressive white plastic furniture. Bathrooms are a mix of old and new. Lucky ones have walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads, but the alternatives have a somewhat clinical feel and shower/tub combos. Towels, hairdryers, and basic toiletries are provided. Sea, square, or mountain views are mostly lovely, but note, a few rooms face an alley, and some are in the basement. Rooms can be fitted with cribs for free, but charges apply for safes and Wi-Fi.

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Features

Outdoor pool and terraces, free breakfast, and a restaurant, plus evening entertainment

Three sun terraces stagger spaces around the outdoor pool, which is small but heated, and surrouded by loungers and patio dining furniture. It gets the sun, and a pool bar serves reasonably priced drinks here. Table tennis, foosball, and a life-size chess board offer hands-on alternatives to a covered whirlpool and sauna, plus kids can use a colorful play area here. An indoor space has board games, but like most areas, decor is solidly in days gone by. 

Dining-wise, the free buffet breakfast offers pastries, cheeses, and hams, plus cereals and fruits, but hot dishes aren't regularly replenished. Tea, coffee, and juice are provided. The restaurant's blue-and-yellow palette is typically Canarian, and flowered trellises on the ceiling are charming. Soups, salads, pastas, and grill dishes make up the menu, but food receives mediocre reviews. Though there's no dedicated indoor bar, drinks in the lobby's plant-filled lounge turn lively in evenings thanks to guitar and flamenco shows. 

A weighing scale, guest computer, and tobacco vending machine are available here. Parking at the nearby port is free, although immediate streets are pedestrian-only. Wi-Fi throughout incurs a fee.

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Things You Should Know About Hotel Monopol

Also Known As

  • Hotel Monopol

Address

Calle Quintana 15, Puerto de la Cruz 38400, Tenerife

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Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Monopol

Scene

Historic Puerto de la Cruz hotel, popular with older vacationing couples

Overlooking a 17th-century church, the hotel welcomes guests with its own piece of history. Three stories of carved wooden balconies wrap its internal lobby atrium, where indoor palms and tropical plants are lush amid cozy seating areas. Patterned tile floors, pale-blue wicker furniture topped with floral and striped cushions, and colorful flower artwork aren't the most contemporary, but they're charming in a traditional way. Run by the same German family since 1928, there's a steady feel to the place, and amenities follow suit. Having a bond with the owners, Germans join Brits and Spaniards here. The hotel draws an older crowd, although small groups and families can be seen using the outdoor foosball and table tennis. Live guitar trios and dancers honor the property's dancing house heritage, and cheerful vibes  extend outdoors to the sunny pool and terraces.

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Location

Unbeatable location, near Puerto de la Cruz's plazas, restaurants, and beach

Leisure travelers choose Puerto de la Cruz for a taste of Canarian culture, and though not a party hotspot, the city is large. Hotel Monopol occupies a prime spot in the Old Town, and is opposite the 17th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Pena. Beautiful churches and restaurant-packed streets are great to wander, and concerts at Plaza del Charco are a four-minute walk (as is its bus stop). The city's harbor and Museo de Arte Contemporanero are even closer. Piramides Mall is eight minutes on foot, and for an unusual take on Spain's beaches, Playa Jardin's black sands are a 15-minute walk. Fountain-flanked tropical gardens at Sitio Litre are three minutes closer. Allow an hour's drive from Tenerife South Airport, or twice that by public transport.

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Rooms

Tidy, cozy rooms with TVs and fridges, plus balconies in some

Although dated, rooms are homey and cozy, featuring striped or rose-patterned bedspreads and curtains, terra-cotta tile floors, wood furniture, and peach walls. Amenities include satellite flat-screen TVs, phones, mini-fridges, and large, mirror-fronted wardrobes. Ceiling fans combat the lack of AC. Note, rooms don't have tea- or coffee-making facilities. Original wooden balconies in some offer a feel of the property's history, though they're furnished with less-impressive white plastic furniture. Bathrooms are a mix of old and new. Lucky ones have walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads, but the alternatives have a somewhat clinical feel and shower/tub combos. Towels, hairdryers, and basic toiletries are provided. Sea, square, or mountain views are mostly lovely, but note, a few rooms face an alley, and some are in the basement. Rooms can be fitted with cribs for free, but charges apply for safes and Wi-Fi.

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Features

Outdoor pool and terraces, free breakfast, and a restaurant, plus evening entertainment

Three sun terraces stagger spaces around the outdoor pool, which is small but heated, and surrouded by loungers and patio dining furniture. It gets the sun, and a pool bar serves reasonably priced drinks here. Table tennis, foosball, and a life-size chess board offer hands-on alternatives to a covered whirlpool and sauna, plus kids can use a colorful play area here. An indoor space has board games, but like most areas, decor is solidly in days gone by. 

Dining-wise, the free buffet breakfast offers pastries, cheeses, and hams, plus cereals and fruits, but hot dishes aren't regularly replenished. Tea, coffee, and juice are provided. The restaurant's blue-and-yellow palette is typically Canarian, and flowered trellises on the ceiling are charming. Soups, salads, pastas, and grill dishes make up the menu, but food receives mediocre reviews. Though there's no dedicated indoor bar, drinks in the lobby's plant-filled lounge turn lively in evenings thanks to guitar and flamenco shows. 

A weighing scale, guest computer, and tobacco vending machine are available here. Parking at the nearby port is free, although immediate streets are pedestrian-only. Wi-Fi throughout incurs a fee.

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Amenities

  • Beach

  • Cable

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

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