Finding Five Star Luxury Hotels on Tenerife

Fri, August 19th, 2011 - By Jack Montgomery

There are many reasons why Tenerife is the consummate holiday destination. Year-round warm weather is the obvious one but another important aspect of choosing Tenerife as a holiday destination is that it can be many things to many people; from cheap and cheerful fun in the sun, cultural breaks, rural idylls or just plain idyllic pampering in sumptuous five star palatial hotels.

In recent years a new breed of stylish hotels have joined the familiar family favourites in Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife. However, although the lion’s share of luxury accommodation is found there, visitors seeking five star pampering have other choices. Here are five of the best luxury hotels on Tenerife.


Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque, Costa Adeje
Almost Disney like in appearance, the Bahá del Duque is more of a village than a hotel. The architectural style veers from colonial to fairy tale spires and there are more bars and restaurants than is found in a small holiday resort; guests can eat their way around the world without leaving the hotel. Right outside the hotel is the beautiful Del Duque beach.
Downside: The film set appearance of the Bahía del Duque may be too over the top for some.

The Abama Hotel, Playa San Juan
Considered by many to be the best hotel on Tenerife, the Abama looks like a North African palace overlooking Playa San Juan. The hotel’s golf course has attracted celebrities from Bill Clinton to Pat Cash whilst amongst its restaurants is Michelin star M.B, the showcase restaurant from renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui. The Abama has its own golden beach in a cove directly below the hotel.
Downside: The Abama is isolated. The nearest town is too far to walk to during the evening.


Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora, Alcalá
The Palacio de Isora is one of the most tastefully designed of the new five star hotels. Its creamy low-rise pavilions and turrets blend perfectly with the landscape and the Balinese styled beds around the Venetian tiled pools just cry out for your presence. It’s located next to the charming little fishing village of Alcalá which offers an authentic taste of Canarian culture.
Downside: Its restaurants don’t match those of the previous two hotels.

Sir Anthony, Playa de las Amèricas
The Sir Anthony exudes a chic cool. The design has a deliciously retro avant-garde feel about it and you could imagine Daniel Craig’s James Bond lounging on one of the bubblegum pink terraces with Martini in hand. It’s only a couple of steps from the hotel to Playa del Camisón, one of the nicest beaches in the area.
Downside: As part of the Mare Nostrum Resort, the rear of the hotel backs on to the resort’s pools and community areas.


Hotel Botanico, Puerto de la Cruz
The choice for anyone looking for old school five star luxury. The Hotel Botanico doesn’t look overly impressive from the outside, but inside is a reminder of the days when five star meant exclusivity and elegance. The owner’s love of all things Thai is evident throughout and a visit to its delectable spa is like being transported halfway around the world to the land of smiles.
Downside: Might be a bit old fashioned for some.

Posted : Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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