A selection of the best five star hotels in Tenerife, Spain. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience a stay like no other at Royal River, Luxury Hotel – Adults Only, a delightful boutique property that opened in July 2019. Superbly designed interiors and five outdoor swimming pools, three bars, four restaurants and a fitness centre, promise a truly memorable stay. The property has a range of suites and villas with private pools or plunge pools and all come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast each morning, relax in the spa and wellness centre, including a hammam and a sauna, or roam the hotel’s garden. Located in Adeje, the nearest airport is Tenerife Sur, 25 km away, and Royal River, Luxury Hotel – Adults Only offers an airport shuttle service for an extra cost. Playa de Fanabe is 2.7 km from the hotel.
Rooms: 50 Stars: 5
Experience the utmost in luxury at the Iberostar Grand El Mirador -Adults Only. Located off Duque Beach on the Costa Adeje, this boutique hotel features elegant junior suites with a furnished balcony or terrace, some with views of the Atlantic. Enjoy a canopy bed, separate dressing room, and sofa bed, as well as high speed WiFi. Relax in the heated freshwater pool, and savor 3 restaurants including the main buffet, an à la carte option, and a gourmet restaurant. Enjoy La Tosca Bar with evenings of live piano music, and las Pardelas Snack-Bar. This adults-only hotel is a perfect getaway for those seeking the finer things in life.
Rooms: 40 Stars: 5
Royal Hideaway Corales Suites is one of the best five star hotels in Tenerife. Situated in Adeje, it is only 300 metres away from La Enramada beach. All of its rooms feature a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom with free toiletries, a bath and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available throughout the property, and some rooms even have a terrace. The hotel offers a wide range of international and local options at its À la carte restaurant Starfish, as well as progressive Italian cuisine at Il Bocconcino and La Trattoría by Il Bocconcino. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast at Olivia Restaurant. Plus, the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and staff who can provide practical information on the area at the reception. La Pinta Beach and Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre are nearby, an.
Rooms: 114 Stars: 5
Escape to luxury at Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife, located in beautiful Adeje, just 500 metres from El Duque Beach. The 5-star hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. All air-conditioned rooms have free WiFi, private bathrooms, TVs with satellite channels, and balconies with sea views. Dine in the restaurant, enjoy a drink at the bar, and take advantage of a playground for the kids. A buffet breakfast is served each morning. Helpful staff provide multilingual assistance around the clock. Nearby attractions include Enramada Beach, Playa de Fanabe and El Duque Castle. Tenerife South Airport is 22 km away. Open since July 2020, Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife is the perfect destination for a luxurious getaway.
Rooms: 334 Stars: 5
The Gran Melia Palacio de Isora is one of the best five-star hotels in Tenerife, offering an exclusive adults-only experience of luxury and sophistication. All rooms come with a private terrace, a personalised butler service and amenities such as a coffee machine, an iPod dock and free WiFi. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of international restaurants, 8 bars, a lagoon-style infinity pool, a sun terrace and tennis courts. The exclusive Red Level lounge offers free tea and coffee all day, as well as a poolside bar and a business centre. With direct access to Alcalà Beach and just 40 minutes from Las Cañadas del Teide National Park, and 35 minutes from Tenerife Reina Sofia Airport, this is the perfect place for a luxurious escape. Please note that all guests must be 16 years or older.
Rooms: 110 Stars: 5
Surrounded by 6 hectares of lush subtropical gardens, the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort boasts an idyllic location overlooking the stunning Duque Beach in Tenerife. It features 5 outdoor pools, a fitness centre and a range of stylish accommodation with private balconies. With 8 restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and 7 bars, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a range of leisure activities, from aerobics classes to whale watching, and make use of the tennis courts, table tennis table and botanical walking route. Adeje Golf Course and Siam Water Park are around 5 minutes’ drive away and the airport is reachable in 15 minutes.
Rooms: 356 Stars: 5
Experience an unforgettable stay at Sir Anthony, one of Tenerife’s most luxurious five star hotels. Set directly on Camisón Beach in Playa de las Américas, the resort boasts a relaxing atmosphere and great location. Unwind in the outdoor pool and spa, or enjoy the stunning ocean views from your air-conditioned balcony. Take advantage of the complimentary cava upon arrival, and indulge in the Mediterranean dishes at the Windsor Restaurant. There’s also a poolside juice bar and private beach club with live music. Plus, you can use the neighbouring Mare Nostrum’s spa facilities, featuring a hot tub, fitness centre and tennis courts. For golfers, Las Américas Course is a short 1 km away, and Siam Park is also nearby. Tenerife South Airport is conveniently located just 15 km away.
Rooms: 70 Stars: 5
This luxurious resort is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a tranquil holiday. Experience a paradise of comfort, elegance and hospitality on Tenerife’s southwest coast. Relax in the lush tropical gardens, take a dip in one of the 7 outdoor pools, or enjoy the award-winning spa. With a golf course, tennis academy and golden-sand beach nearby, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Choose from a selection of guestrooms and villas, each with luxury marble bathrooms, interactive TVs and internet access. Enjoy a gourmet feast at one of 8 restaurants, including 2 with Michelin stars, or simply relax and take in the views over the Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring Gomera. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is the perfect place to escape to.
Rooms: 459 Stars: 5
Hotel Botanico y Oriental Spa Garden is the perfect choice for those seeking luxury and elegance. With 3 outdoor pools, free spa access and rooms with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mount Teide, it is the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. Enjoy the exquisite cuisine of the 4 restaurants, and indulge in beauty treatments and massages. Relax in the Japanese sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool, or take a stroll in the lush gardens. With its unbeatable location, just a 10-minute drive from Jardin Beach, Hotel Botanico y Oriental Spa Garden is the perfect choice for your next holiday.
Rooms: 252 Stars: 5
Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur is a luxurious colonial-style hotel situated on Costa Adeje, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy 5 swimming pools surrounded by sun terraces and gardens, as well as the Nammu Spa with thermal circuits and massage and beauty treatments. There are elegant rooms with balconies and sea views, interactive flat-screen TVs and hydromassage showers and baths. Duque Beach is just 500 metres away, and the hotel also offers a fitness centre, bicycle and car rental. There are two restaurants – one serving creative Canarian cuisine, and the other specialising in charcoal-grilled meats. Breakfast includes products for celiacs. Reina Sofía Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away.
Rooms: 165 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Tenerife, Spain
Tenerife is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, and the largest of the seven Canary Islands. It offers a unique combination of stunning landscapes, amazing beaches, vibrant nightlife, and cultural attractions. As such, it’s no surprise that there are so many great places to stay in Tenerife.
The capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a great place to start your search for a hotel. Here, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options ranging from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hostels. Be sure to check out the city’s old town, which is full of historic buildings and monuments, as well as many great restaurants and bars.
If you’re looking for a beach holiday, then head to the south of the island. Here, you’ll find some of Tenerife’s most popular resorts, including Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. The resorts are full of hotels, ranging from five-star luxury to budget-friendly options. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops in the area.
The north of the island is also a great place to stay. Here, you’ll find the charming towns of Puerto de la Cruz and Garachico. Both towns have plenty of hotels to choose from, as well as great restaurants and bars. Puerto de la Cruz is also home to the famous Loro Parque, which is one of the best animal parks in Europe.
If you’re looking for a rural getaway, then head to the interior of the island. Here, you’ll find the villages of Vilaflor and La Orotava, which are both full of traditional Canarian charm. Both villages offer a range of accommodation options, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, and traditional guesthouses.
Finally, if you’re looking for a remote escape, then head to the island of La Gomera. This small island is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in Spain, and offers plenty of accommodation options ranging from luxury resorts to traditional guesthouses.
No matter where you decide to stay in Tenerife, you’re sure to find a hotel that suits your needs. With so many great places to stay, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.