Hotel Hacienda de Abajo
What We Love
- An award-winning, adults-only, antique-filled boutique spa hotel on La Palma's peaceful coastThis is one of the highest islands in the world and known for its spectacular star gazing
- The eclectic boutique charm of the interiors
- Exploring the island's lush green forests and black sand beaches
What To Know
- Set on a 17th-century sugar and banana plantation, surrounded by botanical gardens
- Interior design of antiques, chandeliers and oil paintings
- It's a 10-minute walk to the beach; but there's a tranquil outdoor pool on-site
La Palma is the most northwesterly of the Canary Islands, which lie just off the coast of northern Africa. Known as the ‘Green Island’, its mountainous landscape is dotted with laurisilva and pine forests and its dramatic black sand beaches are peaceful spots for sunbathing.
A dusky pink building on the west coast of the island and a 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice pick among the top 25 hotels in all of Spain, Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is a boutique spa hideaway, set in a carefully-renovated 17th-century sugar estate in historic Villa y Puerto de Tazacorte. Surrounded by botanical gardens, it looks out over the Atlantic Ocean and a sea of exotic banana plantations.
With a unique sense of eclectic style, the hotel has curated a collection of antique furnishings, chandeliers and paintings that are scattered throughout the bedrooms and the chic restaurant. Dine on authentic local dishes while you look out over the sea and hang out by the poolside or in the wellness centre, where you’ll find a sauna and a range of international treatments.
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This hotel feels like a small palace. Absolutely georgeous garden, beautiful room, very good beds, well maintained. Superb by any standards. The staff helps you out with a smile. Friendly and welcoming. It was our best experience on the island.
The hotell is fantastic and have a garden that would make most gardeners sick of jealousy. The restaurant was indeed nice and had a tartar med of veal that was fantastic. However the breakfast was appalling and the two girls working there did their best to make the breakfast insufferable!! They mad such much noise with the dishes so it was almost impossible to sit inside which we did due to cold weather. This is a 5 star hotell and the least you would expect is that the personell act like that.These two girls did not and that is why the mark for service will be bad.
After reading the reviews my wife and I decided to stay here. We were not disappointed. Every thing was perfect , the staff, the food, the room and the location were great. I would certainly recommend anyone to experience a wonderful hotel.
The reviews and photographs do this place do it justice. This is a superb hotel tucked away and surrounded by banana plantations. Had a room just away from the pool area on he ground floor which has two chairs and a table outside to allow you to admire the tropical garden and its attendant bird life. We even watched a film crew and actors at work one morning.The bedroom and shower room are massive. Some notable firsts for us, first time we have slept in a room with actual oil paintings decorating the walls, first time we have had to use steps to get into a king size bed and first time we have had a sunken shower.
The breakfast is more then adequate and of good quality. Omelettes etc. to order.
All the staff were very attentive from the moment we arrived. Taking our cases to the room as we wandered through the gardens.
The only niggle was I think there was an issue with the water when we there and apparently the plumber had to come from Tenerife? The water was ok but not excessively hot.
The hotel is tucked away down some narrow streets so pleased that we came by taxi as not sure we would have found it. The climb back to the town is relatively short but quite steep. The trip to the port and beach is much longer but still a steep incline.
There was construction work going on some 500m or so from the hotel when we were there, you could hear it from the outside breakfast bar but not from the gardens or room. I not sure what they were doing, I'm guessing building a by-pass for the town.
We would undoubtably come again as it is in ideal position and of course located on the west side of the island where all the sun is.
This is an extraordinary place to stay. Our room was akin to sleeping in an art gallery except it had a four poster bed. The gardens and pool area are exotic and in our opinion the (not cheap) prices are worth paying for a special experience. We felt the breakfast buffet could have offered a little more than it did although it was perfectly adequate.