This charming little hotel in Granadilla de Abona, lies beside a quiet pedestrian street close to the village church. Although just 10 km from the sea, the hotel is 600 metres up, where the air is fresh yet warm, and the mountain scenery is beautiful.
Senderos de Abona started life as a large 19th century village house and is now a family-run hotel with 17 rooms. The house was restored with a fastidious care for both modern comfort and the guest's needs, yet nothing of the original historical values have been lost. The rooms are decorated in a comfortable country style that takes you back in time to a less frenetic age, each with en-suite bathroom or shower, telephone, television and safe.
The hotel is surrounded by a garden of fruit trees, with various terraces both sunny and shady, an elegant swimming pool and a flower-laden patio with typically Canarian architecture. There is a barbecue and the hotel even has its own little museum of Canarian artefacts. Indoors there is a reading lounge, for an occasional change from the open-air living.
The village of Granadilla offers its own tranquility, as well as being a base for all sorts of trips out. Right next to the village you can find beautiful mountain landscapes like Paisaje Lunar or Cañadas Del Teide. There are some beautiful walks that start right in the village taking in the forest trails and mountain paths that abound in the area ("senderos" translates as "footpaths"). Also beaches like El Medano (famous for the surfing championships held there) are only 10 minutes away by car and more commercialised resorts like Playa de las Americas are just 25 km away.
This is a lovely little village hotel, with a real family atmosphere, only 10 km from the sea, and surrounded by fabulous opportunities for walking, cycling and horse-riding, at an altitude where it is not too hot for some activity.
A Word from the Owner
"We think we have something a little special to offer to lovers of nature, and especially those looking for tranquility and relaxation."
The restaurant at Senderos de Abona is the place to taste typical local dishes prepared with loving care by the owners.
Half Board supplement € 16.50 per person.
Please note the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
Beaches (the nearest is El Medano, 10 km away)
Walking: fabulous walking country all around
Ethnological Museum, Granadilla
Convent of San Francisco, Granadilla
Golf (15 km)
Places to visit:
Mount Teide (the highest point on Tenerife)
Ifonche Nature Park
Corona Forest Nature Park
Las Coloradas Mountain Park
Roque de Jama Natural Monument
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
"We have just returned from Granadilla and the charming hotel Senderos. It is a family run hotel and the family is much in evidence - this adds to its charm.
The owners and staff are very helpful and facilities first class if slightly quirky in the decor. We were the only Brits staying there. The Dining Room was a bit crowded at breakfast but the quality of the food both at breakfast and dinner was excellent. We did not have a car and the bus station was about 20 mins walk away in the centre of the town. There is a bus stop outside the hotel but we were never able to establish the timetable for the No 35 service. Granadilla itself is not a tourist town, which adds to its interest. Two very good restaurants are about 15 mins walk away - in opposite directions- La Tasca Tierra del Sur and La Tasca de la Cantera. Despite the names they are not a chain and are of very high standard but by UK standards inexpensive. We would stay at this hotel again."
"We had a fantastic stay at the hotel and will definitely recommend it!"
"We liked this hotel, with all its antiquated clutter! It was very comfortable and welcoming. We did not use the pretty gardens or pool as it was too cold. The breakfast was excellent; the evening menu was not very inspired but more than adequate after a long day out exploring. Whilst we were, there a car got broken into but our room at the top of two flights of stairs (no lift) felt secure. It was a good base to explore Teide and to go down to the airport."
"This is a very pleasant small and quiet hotel. It is quite conveniently situated, providing one has a car at any rate, and it takes about half an hour to get to the popular resorts. It has a very old-fashioned feel, with a beautiful garden, with friendly birds (a white cockatoo who says 'Hola' all the time, for instance, and parrots in cages), and orange, lemon and lime trees. The rooms have a lot of character. The temperature in Granadilla is considerably less than on the coast (probably by about 5 degrees). Apart from the hotel and the church (whose bells ring out every quarter of an hour, till midnight, then start again at 8am), there doesn't seem to be so much of interest in the town, though there is an excellent restaurant, which unfortunately wasn't always open when we were there (we went there once)."
"We had a great time and enjoyed good weather. Our hotels were all good in their own way. Senderos de Abona had great breakfasts and OK dinners. The rooms were excellent and the staff very good."
"I really liked the Hotel Rural Senderos de Abona. It was away from crowds,old and interesting, the food was nice and the people/owners and the gardens. I stayed in a villa after the hotel and for a while I missed staying in the Hotel /senderos. The beach and airport are not far and possibly the most interesting road up the mountain starts near the hotel. If i was ever to go to Tenerife again I would stay there again, at least for a few days."
"Not a hotel to stay in if you go to Tenerife for winter sun, being away from the coast it was several degrees cooler during the day and very cold at night. The small heater in the room was barely enough to make any difference at all. The hotel is family run, so much so that we often felt as if we were intruding in someone else's house. Not somewhere we would stay again."
"Lovely hotel with local flavour, well away from the tourist trail - just what we were looking for. Restaurant food fresh, high quality and not overly complicated.
We will continue to use your website."
"We had a lovely one night stay at the above hotel in Granadillo, Tenerife.
This hotel is amazing-full of charm and character with the rooms being dotted around in between a luscious garden where you can pick and eat your own bananas and oranges There are lots of places to sit and relax amongst the flowers and birds and a small pool, although unheated, makes a refreshing dip if you overheat.
Dinner in the evening was delicious-authentic local cuisine cooked superbly (we had dorada and rabbit) and some good local wines too. Service very friendly and knowledgeable and a traditional dining room with portraits of the family around the walls.
Breakfast is self service and can be taken on a cobbled terrace overlooking the church and square. With its location high up in the mountains but just 8km from the airport it is a refreshing change from the crowds on the beaches down below.
"This is non-touristy, very Spanish (very little English spoken...but that's part of the fun) and very quirky.....(from the terrace to the terrapin.....and from the parrot to the pool*!!).
Breakfast is taken self-service style in the cosy restaurant (where dinner is also served)...with the family who own the hotel...Grandad, Grandma, two kids and , while we were there, three grand-kids!...again, part of the charm of the place.
The family were very friendly and helpful and it felt like staying in someone's home, rather than in a hotel.
Parts of the hotel need to be seen to be believed...the bar-cum-bar/dining room being one of them....Not the sort of place you'd allow toddlers to career about or where you'd invite your friend from the Health and Safety Executive...but excellent nonetheless as it's a museum/collection of industrial/artisan bric-a-brac ...
* the pool and terrace are small but ideal for a quiet relax in between sight-seeing forays...
The double room we stayed in was spacious and spotless and the hotel staff did an excellent job.
We stayed a week and whilst the self-serve breakfast varied little, the meats and cheeses, cereals and fruit (especially the melons) etc were great...
We only had dinner there once and that was fine...but we like our variety and ate out most nights**.
The hotel is an excellent base to explore the island...far enough away from the more touristy bits, but close to the main communication links and only 20 mins from the airport...
...and ...as for the Church bells ...well, you'll either learn to ignore them or they'll drive you to distraction!
The Church/bells are right next to the hotel and they 'go off' every quarter of an hour ...24/7!
**Recommended restaurant by a country mile....is La Tasca Cantera...(turn right out of hotel to main road ..turn left and it's a quarter of a mile down on the left. All you'll see is a not-very obvious sign on the wall near to the Ferreteria (don't ask!)...with the restaurant tucked away in the adjoining courtyard.
The food and friendliness were the best we have experienced for an aeon...and we reckon ourselves to be seasoned travellers!
Everything was fresh...with most of the produce coming from the finca/farm above the restaurant (We won't spoil the surprise, but the interior of the restaurant is simple...but lovely)..
The owner, who could speak few words of English was a treat...friendly, amusing and very accomodating. After a lengthy exchange, where we were half-communicating over the menu of the day...he asked us to 'trust him'...and said he'd just keep serving us until we said 'stop'....
Five courses of the most delicious sequence of unusual tapas and 'mains'...(which represented some seriously-good food)... later, we 'surrendered'...but he still presented us with a wonderfully light 'postre'....and a 'date liqueur'....5* eating!! (and the wine was good as well!)...at sensible/reasonable prices."
"This hotel has a wonderful, rustic charm, but coupled with all the
facilities you could possibly want on holiday.
The family who own and run the hotel did everything possible to make our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible and we spent a very pleasant week in the heart of 'real Tenerife'. We would have no hesitation in recommending both the hotel and the area to anyone wishing to visit Tenerife, and we hope to return at some point in the future."
"We have just returned from our Tenerife holiday in the Senderos. The hotel was excellent in all respects. we asked for a junior suite and were given the biggest room ever, furnished beautifully with antique/repro fittings. The bathroom was also excellent with unlimited hot water and clean towels.
All the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, despite the fact that most of them did not speak English! We loved the small town and the area, a world away from the nightmare coast of Tenerife, where we ventured one day, to convince ourselves that there are two Tenerifes and most people only see the trashy one.
Staying in Granadilla was like staying in Spain 50 years ago, long may it stay that way, we will certainly go back.
As to the hotel, we could not fault it and would love to go back.
Many thanks and good luck to your company."
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
"A paradise in miniature, a place to daydream."
"We could not fault the food or the service, and felt thoroughly spoiled by the time we left. The gardens too were lovely." H.H.
"The hotel was excellent in all respects. We asked for a junior suite and were given the biggest room ever, furnished beautifully with antique/repro fittings. The bathroom was also excellent with unlimited hot water and clean towels. All the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, despite the fact that most of them did not speak English! We could not fault it and would love to go back." R.S.
Guest Rating: 8.7 / 10
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|Free Nights||2 Jun - 10 Sep 2018|
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Full breakfast included
|Half Board||16.50 euros per person.
Restaurant closed on Tuesdays
|Reception hours||09.00 - 22.00|
|Check-in / Check-out||Check in: 12:00 until 22:00
Check out: 08:00 until 12:00
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