5-star hotels in Tenerife for sun-soaked splendour

Fun in the sun gets a luxurious makeover with these 5-star hotels in Tenerife. When it comes to high-end extras, the hotels on our list have it all.

Private Jacuzzis on the balcony, mouthwatering cuisine and sweeping sea views are just some of the treats in store. You’ll also find an oriental spa garden, a raw food bar and a resident saxophonist!

Whether you fancy exploring Tenerife’s famous black sand beaches, want to hike up Mount Teide or would just prefer to lounge by the pool, these hotels all provide a decadent base. Among our picks, you’ll find romantic spots for couples and honeymooners as well as ideal options for groups of girlfriends and mother-and-daughter weekends.

A 5-star hotel in Tenerife steps from the beach


Hotel Europe Villa Cortes is on Playa de las Americas’ ‘Golden Mile’, so you’ll be steps from the shopping, dining and nightlife this bustling resort has to offer. Back at the hotel, there’s an outdoor pool with a waterfall and a peaceful solarium with sea view. Play a game of tennis or rent a car to go exploring; there are five golf courses nearby.

Rooms use lemon yellows and cobalt blues to evoke the feeling of the sea. After a bubble bath in your intricately tiled bathroom, wrap up in the fluffy bathrobe and curl up for a romantic movie. Free chocolate on your arrival makes everything even sweeter.

Make your way to the spa for beauty treatments, a Turkish bath and a sauna, then work up an appetite at the gym. There are no less than seven restaurants to choose from. For creative Mediterranean cuisine, head to Tiziano and try dishes such as sweet roasted vegetables.

Europe Villa Cortes GL

Top rated
Playa de las Américas
9.0 Excellent (2621 reviews)

Views of the Atlantic Ocean at this 5-star hotel in Tenerife


Take some restorative time out at the quiet, adults-only Melia Hacienda Del Conde. Surrounded by the green landscape of the Buenavista Golf Course and encompassing the serene Yhi Spa, this is the place to take it easy and enjoy a slower pace (without children running about!).

After a morning of floating around in the sea-view pool under the hot sun, drop into the Pandal Pool Bar for light bites such as salads and sandwiches. By night, discover Asian fusion food at Salazar Restaurant, with its elegant white table cloths and French windows that let the fresh sea air in.

At the end of the day, your comfortable and airy room is waiting for you. Spaces here are inspired by a traditional Canarian style, with soft taupe shades, dark wood and cool tiled floors. Choose the Sea View Junior Suite for your own private bubbling Jacuzzi.

Hacienda del Conde member of Meliá Collection - Small Luxury Hotels

Top rated
Buenavista del Norte
8.9 Excellent (1181 reviews)

5-star Tenerife hotel in Puerto de la Cruz with an oriental spa garden


You’ll find the Mediterranean and Oriental-inspired Hotel Botanico in Puerto de la Cruz. Lie back on the island’s volcanic sand beaches or spend an afternoon relaxing in the Lago Martianez, a complex of saltwater pools. The hotel’s Oriental Spa Garden is not to be missed, with 20 treatment rooms, hydro massage beds and an outdoor pagoda for Thai massages.

Rooms are cosy and comfortable, and overlook the hotel’s colourful gardens. Get reading for the day in the marble bathroom. Opt for a Penthouse Suite to bathe in a private Jacuzzi on your terrace as you overlook the mountains and local towns.

Take your tastebuds on a journey at La Parrilla Restaurant, which has a distinctive Andalusian vibe. Amid rustic wooden ceilings and a mosaic tiled water fountain, you can tuck into dishes such as succulent steaks and freshly caught seafood.

Hotel Botanico y Oriental Spa Garden

Top rated
Puerto de la Cruz
9.6 Excellent (2388 reviews)

A 5-star hotel in Tenerife with a range of activities


For a luxury break just a minute’s walk from the beach, the Iberostar Anthelia fits the bill. There are plenty of activities, such as tennis, hiking, aqua spinning and organised games in the pool. Prefer a more relaxing itinerary? Head for the Spa Sensations wellness centre for a wide choice of treatments, a Finnish sauna and a ‘jet and waterfall’ circuit.

Each room has views of the gardens, ocean or pool area. Bright whites and soft creams keep the decor feeling light and modern. You’ll also have a coffee machine and a balcony.

There are five restaurants and three bars to choose from. Indulge in Italian classics at Portofino – think silky pasta coated with sweet and spicy tomato sauce, topped with light and creamy mozzarella. Of course, you’re not on holiday until you’ve had a pizza, and these ones are authentically rustic. Wash everything down with a fruity glass of Chianti.

Iberostar Selection Anthelia

Top rated
Costa Adeje
9.5 Excellent (3590 reviews)

5-star Tenerife hotel in Costa Adeje


The GF Gran Costa Adeje is located in a bustling area, so you won’t have to go far to discover some of the island’s highlights. You’ll be just 2km from Siam Park, a Siamese-themed water park, and you’ll also be close to the historic town of Adeje, where you can stroll around the Museum of Sacred Art or hike in the nature reserve.

Rooms use warm, neutral tones to create a cosy haven. Spend long, lazy afternoons soaking up the sun on your private balcony. There are comfortable chairs for sipping a cool drink and reading a book, twin washbasins and even an extensive pillow menu.

For an elegant evening dinner, head to La Laja Restaurant. The menu’s inspired by the cuisine of the Canary Islands. Try dishes such as hake with a nutty crumb as a resident saxophonist serenades you into the night. There’s also a buffet restaurant with a wide range of themed dishes.


Top rated
Costa Adeje
8.6 Excellent (11337 reviews)

5-star Tenerife hotel for relaxing and recharging


Make your first stop at the tranquil Hotel Gran Tacande the Vitanova Spa. Aromatherapy massages tease out tired muscles and soothe your senses, while real mineral-rich marine water is used in the refreshing hydrotherapy circuit to help you unwind and treat your skin.

If you’ve been hanging out in the pool all day, there’s only steps to walk to indulgent nibbles at the Azotea Sunset Raw Bar. Munch on pre-dinner crudités, such as caviar and oysters. A glass of chilled champagne is just the thing as the sun goes down.

Rooms are inspired by traditional Canarian interiors, with intricately patterned throws and cushions, rustic wicker chairs on your balcony and tiles of bright blue in the bathroom. Choose a Gold Level room to watch the waves from your terrace Jacuzzi. There’s a beach bag and sarong to use for beach days, too.

Gran Tacande Wellness & Relax Costa Adeje

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (1991 reviews)

A 5-star Tenerife hotel with luxurious villas


If you like plenty of space on holiday, try the Hotel Suite Villa Maria. Villas have either one, two or three bedrooms – so there’s one for you whether you’re on a romantic honeymoon or a seaside getaway with friends. With private pools and gardens, hydro massage showers and sun-kissed terraces for al-fresco breakfasts, they offer all the amenities of a hotel room with just a little more space.

Experience experimental fusion food at La Torre Restaurant. Recipes take their inspiration from the much-loved recipes of the Canary Islands and update them with modern cooking techniques. Expect dishes such as succulent fresh fish, local vegetables and an extensive wine list.

Golf fans are in luck at the Hotel Suite Villa Maria. The hotel can be found within the nine-hole Los Lagos-Costa Adeje course. Improve your swing under the warm sun while admiring views of Mount Teide.

Hotel Suite Villa Maria

Top rated
La Caleta
9.4 Excellent (323 reviews)

A 5-star hotel in Tenerife exuding modern charm


Contemporary and stylish, the Sir Anthony Hotel is located in bustling Playa de Las Americas. Discover a serene oasis at The Oasis spa, where treatments take place in softly lit individual cabins. There’s also a private Jacuzzi area for relaxing among the bubbles with a partner.

Rooms are positioned to look out at the ocean, with sliding doors and spacious balconies. In the Deluxe Suite, you can lather up with Molton Brown toiletries under your power shower to get ready for the day, and tuck into your complimentary breakfast.

The Windsor Gastronomic Place is where internationally influenced flavours and cooking techniques come together in a delicious fusion. Indulge in dishes such as creamy risotto with earthy mushrooms followed by a rich, white chocolate panna cotta.

Sir Anthony

Top rated
Playa de las Américas
9.3 Excellent (520 reviews)

A colonial-inspired 5-star hotel in Tenerife


Welcome to the Hotel Colon Guanahani, an adults-only hotel for a restful atmosphere. Rooms use the sea as their inspiration, with fresh blue interiors. White accents and tile floors keep things cool and bright. Choose a room with a balcony to have your own private outdoor space – step out to watch the flaming sky as the sun goes down.

For a refreshing afternoon cocktail, head to Bar la Pergola to sip on a cooling Cuba Libre. For dinner, you can sample traditional Tenerife fish dishes at the à la carte restaurant, or a range of international food at the buffet.

A trip to the spa, which is inspired by the principles of ancient Ayurveda, will help you to really relax. Treat your skin to a firming massage using Malvasia grapes, or for sensitive skin, try an argan oil wrap.

A 5-star Tenerife hotel dedicated to relaxation


Switch off and unwind at the Hotel Jardines de Nivaria. The Aequor Spa offers treatments ranging from deep tissue massages to moisturising facials. Its hydrotherapy circuit uses natural materials and water of varying temperatures to soothe your muscles.

There are 200 rooms at the hotel, all of which feature warm, taupe tones punctuated with bright accents. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, go for the Junior Suite Seaview, which has its own lounge, mini bar and spacious bathroom with separate bathtub. Your balcony’s the place for relaxing with a glass of Sangria before dinner.

Dining options include a decadent French tasting menu at La Cupula, or if you can’t decide what you fancy, have a little of everything with tapas at La Cascada.

Adrian Hoteles Jardines de Nivaria

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (5842 reviews)