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Hotel Endsleigh
Devon, England

Effortlessly elegant,
beautiful location,
lovingly decorated

Wish you were here?

Son Julia
Mallorca, Spain

Large rooms,
outstanding views,
recently refurbished

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Hotel Tresanton
Cornwall, England

Luxury bedrooms,
elegant decoration,
seaside sophistication!

Wish you were here?

Corriegour Lodge
Inverness-shire, Scotland

Comfortable bedrooms,
magical views,
private beach & jetty

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The Pig near Bath
Bath, England

Beautiful style,
delightful rooms,
excellent food

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Agriturismo la Traversina
Piedmont, Italy

Delightful atmosphere,
superb food,
attractive rooms


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Our website is based on a series of long-established printed guides, where no one pays for an entry.

Our series editor, Fiona Duncan, writes for the Sunday Telegraph and is the UK's most respected hotel reviewer.

No cliches, no flattery, no gushing - just objective, honest, expert reviews.

Our selection of places to stay on the Canary Islands, off the north-west coast of Africa, but belonging to Spain, is limited to a few hand-picked places that buck the prevailing norm of large conventional hotels. The islands, with their wonderful balmy climate offering reliable winter sun, have largely been developed for the mass, packaged holiday market.

 There are seven Canary Islands, of which we have found places worth recommending on four: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma and Tenerife.

 As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay on the Canary Islands offers an interesting range to choose from: guesthouses (hostals), restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

We have recently taken Hotel Rural Las Calas at San Mateo off the site and can no longer recommend it. If you would like to know why, please contact our web editor on 02077201692 during working hours UK time. 

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Canadas del Teide

PCT, 38300, Parc Nacional del Teide, +34 922 386415
Mountain top hotel, Tenerife

Hacienda de Anzo

Pablo Diaz, 37, 35460, Galdar, +34 928551655
Welcoming country guesthouse, Gran Canaria

Hotel Amberes

General Street Franco 13, 38760, Llanos, +34 922401040
Charming town hotel, La Palma

La Palma Romantica

Las Llanadas s/n, 38726, Barlovento, +34 922 186221
Seaside hotel with views, La Palma

San Roque

Calle Esteban de Ponte, 32, 38450, Garachico, +34 922 133435
Bohemian seaside hotel on Tenerife
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