Grand Mencey Hotel on Tenerife: the Place that Makes You Feel Like a Movie Star

When we were planning our vacation on the biggest island of the Canary archipelago, first of all we decided to explore the capital – Santa Cruz. We knew this place was not the most popular tourist destination, but we couldn’t miss the main city of Tenerife. And we didn’t regret it as we were lucky to stay at the legendary Iberostar Grand Mencey Hotel, where the King of Spain once celebrated his birthday.

View from Grand hotel mencey in santa Cruz

The first thing we loved about the hotel was the view from our gorgeous room. The hotel is located in the centre of the capital overlooking the park on one side and mountains on another.

The hotel where The King of Spain was celebrating his birthday

This hotel is loved by the Spanish Royal family and many celebrities. So we were happy to join them.    

The best hotel in Tenerife Grand Hotel Mencey

Most of the city hotels are very busy and noisy. But Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey is located in a very quiet residential area and it does indeed care about the privacy and peace of its guests.

Check-in in Grand Hotel Mencey

Just entering the hotel, I felt like in the Royal Palace. And I would not be surprised to see the Queen walking down the restaurant. A massive crystal chandelier, majestic Greek columns and huge flower bowls made me feel very special here.

The oldest hotel in Tenerife

The hotel’s taste and attitude is in every detail here...

Luxury hotel in Santa Cruz

The construction of the hotel started in 1945 in order to attract tourists to the capital, offering them an exclusive place to stay. Five years later, designed in the traditional for Santa Cruz colonial style, it earned a great reputation among the most demanding travelers.

Sophia Loren stayed in Grand Hotel Mencey

Since that time the hotel has welcomed many famous guests: the Spanish Royal Family and other members of the nobility such as the Duchess of Alba; movie stars such as Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Bisset; musicians Paul Freeman and Mstislav Rostropovich; a sport star Diego Armando Maradona and many others.

Iberostar Grand Mencey Hotel like a noble gentleman knows and keeps the secrets of all honoured visitors.

Luxury hotel in Tenerife

Famous guests usually choose the Royal Suite with 165m2 of floor space, private butler and concierge service. This marvelous apartment is decorated with exquisite antiques that have been exclusively restored for this suite. If you want to stay here we recommend booking it early in advance.

swimming pool in Grand Hotel Mencey

The inner garden of one of the best hotels in Santa Cruz Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey.

Room in Grand Hotel mencey

For the last six years, the hotel has been managed by the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts chain. All the rooms were refurbished and newly decorated. At the same time, designers tried to preserve the special spirit of this place, so we could feel the connection between the old times and the new era; the mix of traditions and modernity.

Restaurant in Grand Hotel Mencey

Breakfast in Grand Hotel Mencey

Hotel’s restaurant, where I have enjoyed one of the best breakfasts away from home. It also serves traditional afternoon tea and delicious branches.

Spa in Grand Hotel mencey

After a busy day, it’s time to visit a new hotel’s spa and its wonderful Thai Zen Suite for a massage or have a swim at the outdoor heated swimming pool with ocean water.    

what to do in Grand Hotel Mencey

Relaxation in Grand Hotel Mencey

The peace, relax and tranquility is how the hotel welcomes its guests. It’s a very special place on a busy island.

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