The 10 Best Cultural and Boutique Hotels in Tenerife
South-west coast of Tenerife offers an amazing cluster of world renowned and pricey five-star hotels. Set within expansive landscapes, they offer the top quality service and luxurious living conditions that have become a trademark of the island. Below is The Culture Trip guide to the best boutique, luxury and cultural hotels in Tenerife.
Hotel Rural La Quinta Roja
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Former residence of the Marquesses, La Quinta Roja is now a hotel, providing one of the finest examples of the architecture from the island’s baroque period. The building dates back to the 16th century, and offers accommodation of three types: a standard double room, situated on the first floor and overlooking the street behind the hotel, the double plus that are larger in size, and the junior suites, located on the second floor overlooking the square and featuring individual sash windows. All rooms comprise of an en-suite bathroom, double beds, satellite TV, air-conditioning, toiletries and beach towel.
Located amidst the mock Canarian village of Costa Adeje, the Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque Resort is a family-friendly hotel that offers marvellous colonial-style interiors with bespoke furniture. Guests will enjoy a choice of eight restaurants, with dining options that range from the gourmet Las Aguas to the Chiringuito beach bar. The complex of the Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque includes a spacious lobby, bedrooms and suites, and restaurants that are built around five swimming pools. With highly attentive yet unobtrusive service of staff members, your stay at Bahía Del Duque Resort will be full of charms and little pleasant explorations. Rooms are performed with canopies around beds and have an access to a terrace.
Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide is a hotel situated 2,000 meters above sea level in a ten-mile wide volcanic crater in Teide National Park, in the heart of the Tenerife island. It offers a cosy mountain-lodge featuring wood furnishing and an exterior made from an exposed stone. The rooms are decorated with white walls and floral prints, dark-wood furniture and beige furnishings. The hotel has a telescope, which is used in a guided stargazing session every Friday. Parador de Las Cañadas has two restaurants with an excellent standard of food and creative dishes such as rabbit and goat.
Located in Adeje, Royal Garden Villas offers both a luxurious boutique hotel and a golf field. The concept of the Royal Garden Villas is having 28 separate opulent private villas in the same complex. Each villa is actually a two and three bedroom duplex with a private pool, bathrooms with a hydro massage shower, a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and a coffee machine. All feature different interior and elements of décor, which add to their special vibe. The swimming pool invites guests to soak in its warm and shiny water while sipping a cocktail, before indulging on juicy and delicious meals at the hotel restaurant, which, by the way, is Michelin recommended. This is a must try experience. Open to guests are the Golden Pond Spa, waterfall, waterbeds and a Turkish bath and ice fountain – all perfect summer activities.
Located within walking distance to the Playa del Duque beach, luxurious Vincci La Plantación del Sur enjoys a convenient location in the south-west of Tenerife, which opens up fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the neighboring island of La Gomera. Hotel Vincci La Plantación del Sur features an interior in a colonial style and is surrounded by a tropical garden and a sunny pool. All rooms offer stunning ocean views of the ocean from their balconies. The hotel spa is a space of relaxation and tranquillity, where treatment rooms, a thermal and a spa pool invite you to indulge in their program of treatments.
Found on the Mare Nostrum Resort on El Camisón beach in the heart of Playa de Las Américas, Mediterranean Palace Hotel offers family-friendly accommodation, with numerous sun shades and sunbathing lounged and a children playground. Mediterranean Palace Hotel features a 1970’s inspired retro interior and would be an ideal match for families with children, looking for a peaceful retreat together. This hotel offers one of the largest swimming pools in the Mare Nostrum Resort, which has enough space for everyone. Inside, the elements of décor and furnishing are performed in white and navy relaxing colors, with soft blue furnishings. The large dining hall offers tasty breakfasts in a buffet-style.
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Botánico Hotel & Oriental Spa Garden is a Thai-inspired and themed Tenerife hotel with spa facilities, offering incredible views over the valley to the Teide Mountain. The furniture and art objects are part of the personal collection of the owner and were produced by local artists. Botánico Hotel’s décor is executed in retro-inspired reds and golds, with rooms painted in red and creamy pastels. The ground floor of the hotel is an exotic and appealing sight, with palm trees and a small lake with peacefully swimming carps. Even the standard rooms are large enough, and have private terraces with panoramic views over the valley. The breakfast buffet offers an outstanding variety of ingredients and options.
A recently restored 17th century manor house converted into a boutique hotel, San Roque Hotel has preserved classic colonial architectural features ameliorated by a contemporary aesthetic and an ideal combination of wood and steel, geometric shapes and warm colors in the interior decoration. San Roque showcases works created by famous Bauhaus designers, including Le Corbusier, Charles Mackintosh and others. It is relatively small, with only 20 rooms on site, however each one is decorated differently so that not one would be alike. Inside the rooms have excellent amenities, including jacuzzis and a flat screen TV. The romantic open patio is perfect for sunset watching, the swimming pool is meant to be used extensively, while a first-class restaurant with excellent wine suggests a menu that us hard to resist.
The elegant Costa Adeje Gran Hotel is situated in sunny and welcoming Costa Adeje, surrounded by the golden sands of Playa de Fañabé. The hotel is comprised of an enormous reception hall, several swimming pools and restaurants and bars, gym, squash court, thermal circuit and. The area of Costa Adeje is great, with plenty of bars and restaurants that cater to all tastes. Rooms feature spacious beds, a small fridge and a wide wardrobe.
Located on the beachfront in the charming Los Cristianos, H10 Big Sur Boutique Hotel makes an offer that is impossible to resist: a heated outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor jacuzzi and an open terrace with stunning ocean views – all surrounded by exotic cacti and palm trees – invite you to soak up the sun in one of the luxurious apartments. Built in Mediterranean design with a vintage touch, H10 Big Sur is a perfect spot for an exclusive retreat. Each room and suite boasts a balcony and a Nespresso coffee machine, a fully furnished terrace and striking views of the Atlantic.