My opinion: A stylish, elegant four star hotel with the film star looks of a five star in its luxurious rooms and its stunning beach club, swimming pool and gardens.
Compared to many of the ostentatious hotels that now populate Costa Adeje, the Jardín Tropical has quite a modest frontage, but few people pass by the fabulous cliff top location of its Beach Club and Las Rocas restaurant without stopping to drool. A snatched break earlier this year, just ahead of the Easter holidays, saw me checking in to this, one of Costa Adeje’s oldest hotels and still one of its most popular.
Location, location: On the border between Torviscas and San Eugenio, the Jardín Tropical is flanked on one side by the popular Puerto Colón area with its bars and restaurants, boat trips and über cool nightspot of Faro Chill Art, and on the other by the golden expanse of Playa Bobo beach. For me, this is the ideal location which affords all the tranquillity of Costa Adeje but in easy reach of the shops and nightlife of Playa de Las Américas.
Rooms and Grounds: Designed by the same architect who created the Abama Hotel in Playa San Juan, the themes of North African and Colonial design are present in this hotel too with turrets, arches and inner courtyards in dreamy, creamy white teamed with vibrant turquoise. With the principles of Feng Shui incorporated into the design, there’s a relaxing air about the whole hotel which loosens the neck muscles the moment you step over the threshold.
If I was impressed by the lobby and grounds, I was blown away by my bedroom which had as much floor space as four of me could possibly use, a bed of such proportions that I had to travel to get out of it in the morning, and an en suite bathroom that made me feel like a Hollywood starlet, as long as I avoided looking in the mirror. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I felt so at home I could easily have arranged to have my furniture sent on.
The grounds of the hotel are a tropical paradise of palm trees and giant leaves into which mint blue water cascades down a waterfall and settles in a huge, free form swimming pool. The grounds continue on the other side of the promenade in the form of the very swish Beach Club with another waterfall, a meandering stream and jaw-dropping views over the Atlantic.
Facilities: They take their relaxation very seriously at the Jardín Tropical, which is why they provide poolside massages and a full range of treatments at their spa centre. Golfers get all sorts of goodies from shoe and club cleaning to reduced fees and preferential access to the prestigious Abama golf course.
Food: Both of Jardín Tropical’s restaurants enjoy a reputation on the island – Las Rocas for its romantic cliff side location and excellent food and El Patio for its idyllic garden setting and gourmet cuisine. The breakfast buffet in the Las Mimosas dining room was particularly good with one of the best selections of fresh fruit I’ve seen at a hotel buffet along with superb, cooked to order omelettes, eggs, pancakes and waffles.
The Jardín Tropical Hotel is ideal for: Couples, families, golfers and foodies.
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