A guide to Best Hotels in Tenerife

Stunning black-sand beaches, a gloriously sunny climate and an array of outstanding nightclubs and restaurants are just some of the attractions that make Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, such a popular holiday destination. In addition, Tenerife features a great selection of modern hotels, ranging from family-friendly resorts with large swimming pools and gorgeous sea views to more relaxed, adult-only options perfect for a peaceful break.

Catalonia Punta del Rey

Located in Las Caletillas, this hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and a wealth of leisure facilities including a split-level swimming pool, tennis courts and a gym. The two on-site restaurants serve up delicious Spanish, Indian and Chinese dishes and within walking distance are various bars and eateries and two secluded beaches. Just a 16-minute drive away is the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife with its sights and attractions.

Barcelo Santiago Hotel

Perched on Tenerife’s western coast and with breathtaking views of La Gomera island and Los Gigantes cliffs, Hotel Barcelo Santiago offers spacious, contemporary accommodation in Puerto de Santiago. Its three outdoor pools and sun terrace provide the setting for a lazy day, and in the evening the theatre bar showcases dazzling flamenco performances. All-inclusive meals are available in the restaurant and the nearest beach is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Las Vegas Hotel

This hotel occupies an enviable location in Puerto de la Cruz, just a pleasant stroll from the cosy bars and eateries in the picturesque Old Town. Guests can choose smart, comfortable rooms with a balcony overlooking the shimmering sea and they’ll find a swimming pool and a delightful tropical garden within the verdant grounds. The hotel’s restaurant dishes up buffet meals all day and its various bars offer refreshing drinks and snacks.

Hovima Hotel Costa Adeje

Thanks to its adults-only policy, Hovima Hotel is a top choice for those seeking a relaxed stay on Tenerife’s trendy Costa Adeje. This area is known for its laid-back vibe and numerous beaches, with the closest only a three-minute walk away. Some of the hotel’s other attractions include a heart-shaped pool and stylish rooms with full sea views. Themed food and drink menus are offered and comedians, illusionists and tribute acts deliver nightly entertainment.

Bahia Princess Hotel

Also in Costa Adeje, this baroque-style hotel is an impressive residence with ornate pillars and a delightful baroque styling. Its various pools provide ample opportunity for everyone to enjoy a swim and sunbathers can relax on the surrounding loungers. A 10-minute walk from the hotel is the popular Playa de Torviscas beach and an adjacent promenade offering a great selection of restaurants and bars for a change from the hotel’s buffet restaurant.

Landmar Costa Los Gigantes

There’s no danger of boredom setting in during a stay at this modern hilltop hotel in Puerto de Santiago. When you’ve had your fill of bowling, mini-golf, swimming and football, they can visit nearby Playa de la Arena and Los Gigantes along the coast. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant and live shows and mini-discos form part of the evening entertainment.

Be Live Tenerife Hotel

Be Live Tenerife Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz welcomes adults to enjoy its modern, well-equipped rooms. At its centre is an L-shaped swimming pool flanked by palm trees and sun loungers and those keen to work out can visit the on-site gym or enrol in a Zumba class. The restaurant is the destination for freshly cooked meals and Playa Jardin beach is only a five-minute walk.

Catalonia Oro Negro Hotel

Another option on Costa Adeje, this hotel is located in the heart of Playa de las Americas resort, around 10 minutes on foot from the beach. It features a pool, two bars and a restaurant, while the comfortable rooms come with a balcony or terrace, air conditioning and satellite television. Water polo, table tennis and boules are some of the sporty activities on offer and the kids will love the playground area.

Riu Arecas Hotel

A short walk from Playa del Duque, one of Costa Adeje’s best beaches, adults-only Riu Arecas Hotel offers spacious twin and double rooms with either a terrace or a balcony. On-site amenities include an amazing infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, two freshwater pools and a restaurant; there’s also a spa with an invigorating steam bath and hot tub. Shops and restaurants can be found a mile away in La Caleta.