The Best Luxury Hotels in Tenerife, Spain

Royal Hideaway Corales Beachs ship-like shape was inspired by the coral around Tenerife
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach's ship-like shape was inspired by the coral around Tenerife | Courtesy of Royal Hideaway Corales Beach / Expedia.com
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Tenerife’s volcanic coastline is known for its bustling beaches, waterparks and lively nightlife. However, you can unwind in serene luxury at one of these Tenerife hotels.

Whether you want to attend the famous Carnaval de Santa Cruz or simply relax on the beach, Tenerife has plenty of luxury hotels on offer. Adult-only boltholes provide much-needed poolside serenity, while family-friendly resorts are packed with five-star amenities. Treat yourself to a stay at one of these opulent hotels in Tenerife.

1. Hotel San Roque

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel

The terracotta exterior of the two-storey Hotel San Roque surrounds its pool area where sun loungers and dining tables sit.
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With only 20 rooms, Hotel San Roque differentiates itself from the rest as a stately 18th century mansion that only accepts adult guests. Each room at this Tenerife luxury hotel has a different character, some with avant-garde European furnishings, others with wooden jacuzzi tubs just steps from the bed. Coral red walls surround a sun deck and heated pool, which makes for an ideal hangout spot year-round.

2. Royal Garden Villas & Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Villa Cielo swimming pool and its straw-roofed pool cabana at sunset
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Balinese-style architecture with manicured sub-tropical gardens adds the Royal Garden Villas & Spa to the list of best places to stay in Tenerife. Each of their 11 villas are completely private, with personal pools and all the amenities you’d expect at a five-star hotel. Hydromassage showers and Turkish baths are a highlight at Golden Pond, their onsite spa. Snag some homemade foie terrine on apple crumble from the restaurant while you’re at it.

3. Hotel Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur

Hotel

Hotel Vincci Selección La Plantación del Surs contemprary seating area fetures hanging ferns and potted palms.
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Ideally located in Costa Adeje in south Tenerife, Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur is a quick 20-minute drive from the airport and close to Bahia del Duque Beach. Colonial Canarian architecture at this Tenerife hotel lends to an open, elegant style — complete with panoramic views of the glittering blue sea. Top it off with some “bambutherapy”, a massage with bamboo canes, and call it a day.

4. Royal Hideaway Corales Beach

Resort

A hotel room at the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach opens to a private sun deck next to the ocean.
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This sumptuous adults-only luxury hotel in Tenerife is located in La Caleta, on the southwest coast of the island. Designed by local architect, Leonardo Omar, the hotel’s ship-like shape was inspired by the coral around the island. Rooms are large and chic, with light beach-inspired decor, polished concrete floors and stunning sea views from the private balconies. Gourmet restaurants, trendy bar-terraces, a luxurious spa and outdoor pools are among the long list of amenities that you can enjoy here.

5. Baobab Suites

Suite Hotel

A hotel suite opens up to its private pool overlooking the volcanic landscape.
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Situated on the Costa Adeje, on the southwest side of the island, the Baobab Suites resemble a string of glass boxes trailed along the hillside above the beach. Ultra-modern and contemporary, this top hotel in Tenerife features one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with living and dining areas as well as kitchenettes. Luxury suites even offer the added benefit of a private pool. With four restaurants, a golf academy, yoga and pilates classes, and a hotel catamaran for sunset cruises, you won’t want to leave in a hurry.

6. Iberostar Grand Salome

Chain Hotel

The pool area and balconies of the Iberostar Grande Salome are oceanside and warmed in the midday sun.
Courtesy of Iberostar Grand Salome / Expedia

This five-star adults-only hotel lies directly on the Costa Adeje, and is just a short walk away from El Duque Castle and two big shopping malls. Deluxe suites at this luxury Tenerife hotel are sophisticated and feature whirlpool baths, private solariums, large terraces, sea views and even butler service. The mind-boggling array of amenities includes six restaurants, four bars, tennis courts, a golf course and a spa.

7. Bahia del Duque

Resort, Chain Hotel, Hotel

A hotel room at Bahia del Duque looks out over the ocean.
Courtesy of Bahia del Duque / Hotels.com

Just a few minutes walk from Playa El Duque beach on the Costa Adeje, the Bahia del Duque offers barefoot luxury within its grand, five-star hotel in Tenerife. The hotel is housed in a building inspired by a 19th-century traditional Canarian villa, and is surrounded by palm-fringed pools, lush gardens and volcanic stone. Rooms ooze Canarian country charm with tiled floors, colonial-style furniture and neutral tones. It’s a great resort for families, with kids’ clubs, teen lounges and suites big enough for four. Amenities include everything from restaurants and bars to a wellness centre, tennis courts and a pitch-and-putt green.

8. Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Trees reflected in the serene pool of the Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden
Courtesy of Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden / Expedia

The Hotel Botanico and Oriental Spa Garden is situated in the town of Puerto de la Cruz on the northern coast of the island. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, this luxury, five-star hotel in Tenerife offers the ultimate vacation indulgence alongside family-friendliness. Rooms are decorated in a classy style with tones of sunset red. Besides the four dining venues, the hotel’s standout feature is its Oriental Spa Garden. Taking inspiration from the Far East, the spa features an outdoor Thai massage temple, Indonesian carvings in the treatment rooms, a Japanese-style sauna and Buddha statues around the cave-like hot tub.

9. La Laguna Gran Hotel

Hotel

Seating in the double-height lobby at the modern La Laguna Hotel.
Courtesy of La Laguna Gran Hotel / Expedia

Located in the Unesco World Heritage town of San Cristobal La Laguna, this elegant hotel is housed in a classic old building that has been many things, including a house, a school and a cigar factory, in its former lives. Filled with vintage pieces and natural tones, it fuses hip and classic styles. Rooms are set around a light-filled indoor courtyard dotted with sink-in armchairs. Start your day with laps of the rooftop pool before indulging in the gourmet breakfast buffet.

10. Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora

Resort

A large infinity pool dotted with shaded cabanas at the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
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Near Alcalá on the west coast of the island, this huge resort complex has everything you could possibly want from a luxury holiday. Rooms are stylish and sophisticated, with neutral tones and splashes of colour. Sea views and private terraces with hydromassage baths are just some of the luxuries on offer. There are restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, as well as a spa and a variety of sports areas.

Taking the whole family away? Check out our guide to Tenerife’s top family-friendly hotels. For travellers looking for something a little more local, we’ve curated our selection of the best cultural and boutique hotels and the best hotels on the island, and if you want to save some money, here are the best budget-friendly hotels in Tenerife – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Sarah Lempa contributed additional reporting to this article.

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