For a relaxing break the Parador is very well located in Brena Baja on the west of the island within 15 minutes drive from Santa Cruz and the airport and is set in beautiful gardens.
There is a local bus service from a bus stop at the bottom of the drive but we found that a hire car was essential to explore the island.
This was our first stay in a Parador and it lived up to the expectations gleaned from reading reviews on TA and elsewhere.
We chose a superior room with full sea view which was very spacious and included a couple of armchairs , a sofa , a coffee table and a dressing table plus TV, a minibar and a safe.The balcony was also spacious.
In the main we ate out but on the one occasion when we dined at the hotel the quality of the food was good the service was also good and the dining room itself was well appointed.
The only criticism was that the electrics were outdated and several of the wall sockets worked erratically and it took a long while to get hot water.
As commented on by other reviewers the swimming pool was extremely cold during our stay at the end of March.More