Fodor's Expert Review Iberostar Grand Mencey

Calle Dr. José Naveiras 38, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, 38004, Spain Fodor's Choice

The ancient Guanches' name for their kings was "Mencey," and you'll feel like one at this grand, white stucco-and-marble hotel north of the city center. Built in 1950, its guest list has included Elizabeth Taylor, James Brown, and Sophia Loren, and the hotel still exudes timeless elegance with crystal chandeliers, original frescoes, and a traditional Canarian patio with a turtle pool. Rooms, mostly white and minimally decorated, are less impressive than the public areas, which include a newly refitted gym, modern Canarian restaurant, and spa (fee).

PROS

  • quiet, leafy neighborhood
  • well-oiled-machine staff
  • fairy-tale garden

CONS

  • far from the action
  • jacked-up fees for parking and spa access
  • no kid-centric areas or programming

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 922-609900

HOTEL DETAILS

286 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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