The Best Hotels in Tenerife for Every Traveller

Playa de las Teresitas, in the north of Tenerife
Playa de las Teresitas, in the north of Tenerife | © Joris Van Ostaeyen / Alamy Stock Photo
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4 February 2021

The largest of the popular Canary Islands, Tenerife is a must visit. From deep sea diving and horseback rides to delicious dining and exciting hikes, there’s no shortage of activities. To help you plan the perfect stay, here are some of the very best hotels for you to choose from.

Hotel Emblemático San Marcos

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
4.6/5 (50 Reviews)
Hotel Emblemático San Marcos
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Found in a restored 18th-century Canarian manor, Hotel Emblemático San Marcos is a beautiful adults-only retreat that makes the most of its rich heritage. Quality over quantity is definitely the mantra here, with just six expertly designed guestrooms that include a host of welcome additions, including a private terrace, extra storage space and large windows, which bathe the space in natural light. Just a short trip out of the historic Icod de los Vinos region, the hotel is a great place for guests wanting to explore the island’s fascinating history.
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Hotel La Casona del Patio

Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (83 Reviews)
Hotel La Casona del Patio
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A sun-soaked sanctuary found on the edge of Santiago del Teide, this is the ideal place for guests looking to focus on some rest and recuperation. The rooms are open with thoughtful designs, and the personable staff have a great knowledge of the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, make sure to stop by the fantastic in-house restaurant, serving a delicious range of vegetarian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Europe Villa Cortes

4.6/5 (238 Reviews)
Europe Villa Cortes
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Welcoming guests for a little over 30 years, Europe Villa Cortes offers a fun and fresh villa option, just a short walk from some of Tenerife’s most picture perfect beaches. The guest rooms are filled with traditional Mexican furniture and a vibrant design, while still offering the amenities common to a modern stay, including satellite TV, room service and complimentary wifi. Well suited for active guests, the hotel is just a short distance from scuba diving, golf, cycling and plenty of nearby hiking trails.
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Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

4.6/5 (982 Reviews)
Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey has its own spa
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Situated on the edge of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the five-star Iberostar Grand Mencey is part of the architectural heritage of the city. Set in a grand building, it offers stylish and sleek rooms with either city or garden views. The range of facilities include a spa, paddle tennis courts and a gym. There are also four restaurants to choose from, each offering a variety of Canarian, Spanish and international cuisine.

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Hotel San Roque

Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.8/5 (45 Reviews)
The Hotel San Roque’s rooms are spacious and decorated in soft colours
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Located on the northern coast of the island in the town of Garachico, the Hotel San Roque is set around a beautiful courtyard. An adults-only hotel, it makes for an ideal romantic break where you can enjoy candlelit al fresco dining, massages in the spa and swimming in the pool. The rooms are spacious, decorated in soft colours and feature wood furnishings. Nearby, you can play a round of golf, go wine tasting or hike in the natural park.

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Hotel Rural La Quinta Roja

4.6/5 (142 Reviews)
Hotel Rural La Quinta Roja, Tenerife
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You’ll find La Quinta Roja in a historic building in the town of Garachico. The rooms are cosy and rustic with wooden rafters, and some even have stone walls. It’s ideal for nature and adventure sport lovers, being so close to Teno Rural Park, the natural pools of El Caleton and lots of hiking and biking trails.

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  • Parador de las Cañadas del Teide

    Hotel, Lodge
    4.3/5 (168 Reviews)
    Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide
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    Right in the centre of the island, the Parador de las Cañadas del Teide is inside the Teide National Park. Housed in a lodge between the Çhaorra Caldera and Montaña Blanca, it offers spectacular views of the volcano, the highest mountain in Spain. Inside, there’s a cosy lobby with a stone fireplace and lots of wood, as well as a stylish lounge area. The rooms are a good size and feature huge beds. Other facilities include an indoor pool, a classy restaurant and a bar area.

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    Meliá Hacienda del Conde

    Chain Hotel
    4.5/5 (242 Reviews)
    Guests at the Meliá Hacienda del Conde can enjoy views over the Atlantic Ocean
    Guests at the Meliá Hacienda del Conde can enjoy views over the Atlantic Ocean | Courtesy of Meliá Hacienda del Conde /

    This five-star resort, which is situated on the northwestern edge of the island, close to the Buenavista Golf Course, is adults only. It offers views over the Atlantic and rooms in colonial-style buildings with typical Canarian architecture. Couples can spend their time here dining at the Salazar Restaurant, enjoying a cocktail at the El Pandano Pool Bar and relaxing at the YHI Spa.

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    Royal Gardens Villa & Spa

    Resort, Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Villa
    4.8/5 (134 Reviews)
    The Royal Gardens Villa & Spa exudes luxury
    The Royal Gardens Villa & Spa exudes luxury | Courtesy of Royal Gardens Villa & Spa /

    Found on the western coast within the Golf Costa Adeje, the Royal Gardens comprises 28 individual villas. The resort exudes luxury, with a number of Balinese and Thai wood carvings and statues dotted around the premises. Many of the villas also have their own private pools, and there’s Golden Pond Spa and Jardin Restaurant.

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    Hotel Laguna Nivaria

    Boutique Hotel
    Hotel Laguna Nivaria’s suites can sleep up to four people
    Hotel Laguna Nivaria’s suites can sleep up to four people | Courtesy of Hotel Laguna Nivaria /

    Hotel Laguna Nivaria is housed in a charming 16th-century mansion in the Unesco World Heritage town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It comprises stylish rooms and suites with patterned wallpaper and interesting artwork on the walls. The suites can sleep up to four people, so are ideal for families. Add in a large spa, a gym, a first-class restaurant and a cafe, and you may never want to leave.

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    Nicholas Grantham contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on February 4, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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