Superb gardens A review of Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
We stayed at the Botanico for 10 nights before Christmas. Puerto de la Cruz was magical decorated profusely with poinsettias and tasteful lighting. Hotel breakfast was the best we ever expect to see anywhere. The gardens were immaculate, featuring ornamental bridges across a small lake. Two black swans and huge koi carp. Collared doves and small parrots fly in the palm tree canopy. Less happy about the caged parrots at the back of the garden. Do not miss the flamenco show in the hotel. Tho it starts out a little predictably, the finale was something to behold. All in all very genteel and we will return. but not for children. and the restaurants though impressive to dine in were overpriced. For a really good value meal try a garlic steak at Bar Paco. just turn left on the main road and walk about 100yards.