“This hotel has not yet been inspected and reviewed by the Hotel Guru but has been recommended by other guides that we respect.”
This estate is the oldest in the Canaries, dating back to 1572. It once farmed sugarcane, but today it grows bananas. Breakfast is in its El Alpende (toolshed) restaurant, on a stone table that was once a horses' trough. The 18-room retreat has a pool, gym and Jacuzzi, and nearby Arucas has restaurants, a distillery and botanical gardens.
Originally published by The Independent (view article)