Tenerife, Spain

Royal Hideaway Corales Beach

Rates per night from$321.66

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR282.62), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Cruise control

Setting

Black-sand bay

The perfectly placed Royal Hideaway Corales Beach is in a cool, calm part of Tenerife, away from the crowds coming in search of the faithful Canarian sun. (It’s an adults-only affair, but families can opt for its sister property next-door.) An island-born architect styled the property to look like a luxurious ocean liner, permanently docked between volcanic mountains and a black-sand beach. Gastronomy becomes an art form thanks to the perfectionist Padrón brothers, who serve up Michelin-starred miracles at the rooftop Maresia; there’s also nifty Nikkei cuisine at San Ho. And then there are those three pools…

 

Smith Extra

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A welcome gift on arrival and free entry to the spa for two adults (once per person, per stay)

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

121 junior suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.

Rates

Double rooms from $321.66 (€283), excluding tax at 7 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast.

Also

The black-sand beach – a nod to the volcanic mountains that form the backdrop to the hotel – is a far cry from the tourist-trap beaches elsewhere on the island, which have had golden grains pumped from the seabed (or, in some cases, the Sahara) and repositioned on the shore.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, valet parking, gym, beach. In rooms: air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, minibar, tea and coffee, and bath products by the White Company.

Our favourite rooms

There are two rules to keep in mind here: 1) the higher the room, the better the Atlantic-filled view; 2) any view looks better from a hot tub. The simple answer is: go for a top-floor suite with a Jacuzzi on the terrace. Easy.

Poolside

There are three heated, saltwater pools: a lawn-surrounded one by the bar, one with a bar and restaurant attached up on the roof, and a third in the spa.

Spa

The spa has seven treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy circuit. The resident brands are Décleor, Karita and Kama Ayurveda, which are employed in treatments such as the couples’ ritual, which involves a jet bath, followed by a herby body peel and a full-body massage each. Spa access is an extra charge (€27 a day), but you'll get spa access for two as part of your Smith Extra. Guests will also have free access to the 24-hour gym with Technogym equipment; Pilates, yoga and other classes are held regularly, and personal trainers can be arranged if you’re feeling extra energetic.

Packing tips

Orange is the new black, especially when it comes to striking swimwear to showcase against dark volcanic sand – rainbow shades of Lycra, welcome.

Also

There are eight specially adapted rooms for wheelchair users on the ground floor, the common areas are accessible and there's wheelchair access to both main pools.

Children

This stay’s delightfully child free, but Little Smiths are welcome at the sister property next door. The spa's for over-16s only.

Eco‐friendly

The hotel uses locally grown produce in its restaurants where possible, and the building was designed to maximise natural light and reduce energy use.

Food and Drink

Photos Royal Hideaway Corales Beach food and drink

Top Table

Base your table requests on palm-tree and pink-sky gazing through the glossy windows in San Ho, and enjoying the sea breeze on the terrace at Maresia.

Dress Code

Evenings get strict for Mr Smiths: long trousers and closed shoes are required at all of the restaurants for dinner.

Hotel restaurant

There are a handful: Nao Atlantic Food Experience, San Ho and Maresia Gastro Space, which is subdivided into Maresia the Roof and Maresia the Restaurant (open Tuesday–Saturday). Breakfast – a feast of largely local products – is served in Nao, which helpfully remains a (seafood-stocked, Mediterranean) buffet-style operation for dinner. The rooftop Maresia Gastro Space is manned by the marvellously monikered Padrón brothers (no relation to the piquant green peppers starring in a tapas selection near you), who offer fine-dining with a side order of sunset in the evening and creative poolside sustenance by day. The sea-facing San Ho serves Japanese and Peruvian fusion food; don’t miss the tiger’s-milk ceviche washed down with a lairy wasabi martini (booking is recommended; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). If your stomach’s still roving, there are a few more options open to guests over the road at Royal Hideaway Corales Suites, including a gelateria. Lunch is served at the pool bars.

Hotel bar

There are four, including Nao the Bar by one of the pools, which keeps guests hydrated from 10.30am until 11pm. Maresia the Roof has a bar by the rooftop infinity pool; it’s open from 10.30am until midnight. Food is served in both bars from noon until 5.30pm. The other two are Starfish and Alice, at the family-friendly sister hotel Royal Hideaway Corales Suites.

Last orders

Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 10.30am. Lunch in Nao is noon till 5.30pm; dinner is from 7pm until 10pm. Maresia the Roof is open during the day; Maresia the Restaurant takes over for formal dinner service (7pm–10pm). San Ho’s hours are 7pm–10pm.

Room service

Breakfast can be served in your room, as can a series of salads, pastas, pizzas, main meals and snacks.

Location

Photos Royal Hideaway Corales Beach location
Address
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach
Av. Virgen de Guadalupe 21 Playa La Enramada, La Caleta
Adeje
38679
Spain

Planes

The island’s South airport (occasionally still known as Reina Sofía) is around 25 minutes away by car. Hotel transfers cost €92 each way (for a maximum of three passengers). Tenerife Norte is an hour’s drive north.

Automobiles

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Costa Adeje. Guests arriving by car should drop their bags off first – valet parking’s available for €18 a day.

Other

A ferry service links Tenerife with the rest of the Canary Islands, including Gran Canaria.

Worth getting out of bed for

Once you’ve checked out the various bars and restaurants, chilled in the spa and relaxed by the rooftop pool, it’s time to get active, which, in Tenerife, can include any combination of the following: volcano hiking, surfing, diving, vineyard touring, stargazing, kitesurfing, paragliding, tennis, canyoning, sailing and cycling, all of which can be organised by the hotel. The nearest beach at La Enramada is of the black-sand (AKA authentic) variety – unlike its shipped-in sugar-white counterparts in the more tourist-packed parts of the island. Don’t miss a sunset paella by the water in La Caleta, a charming little town where the locals like to eat and drink.

 

Local restaurants

For fine French fare just off the coast of Africa, head for a lively lunch at La Brasserie by Pierre Résimont, within walking distance of the hotel in Costa Adeje. Slick Japanese food is on offer at Kamakura and the Michelin-starred, ocean-facing Kabuki; and sushi lovers can get their fix at Restaurant 88. If it’s imported Italian notes you’re craving, try Saúco up the coast in Alcalá (a 20-minute drive north). Also in Alcalá is Lúpulo, which is where to turn up with an expandable waistband and an appetite for a tasting menu. Grilled goodness awaits at the aptly named Char in La Caleta.

Local bars

Enlist the master mixologists at Lagarto in La Caleta to muddle up your favourite alcoholic concoction – its cocktails are legendary.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this beachfront hotel in the Canary Islands and unpacked their seashells and souvenirs, a full account of their beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Royal Hideaway Corales Beach in Tenerife

Vast cruise ships may be a bit of an eyesore at sea, but on dry land, with the anchor dropped between palm trees, burnished mountains and a black-sand beach, the liner-esque curved white walls of Royal Hideaway Corales Beach look like a stroke of architectural genius. It’s an all-suite, adults-only sort of stay close to Costa Adeje, Tenerife’s smartest spot, miles from the soulless mega-resorts that populate much of this Canary Island. The archipelago is Spain’s most southerly point, and the off-the-coast-of-Africa setting draws crowds seeking year-round sun – but you’ll be stretched to find too many of them here, since the hotel has chosen the most perfect, people-free perch for its spacious, terrace-toting rooms and fabulously creative cuisine. Even the nearest town, La Caleta, is more likely to packed with locals. Travellers venturing here are the in-the-know sort… ready to join them?

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Royal Hideaway Corales Beach’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Very spacious room and large balcony. Very friendly staff. Good location – a 10-minute walk to the beach, and loads of restaurants nearby. We enjoyed walking down to the sea after dinner.

Don’t expect

A view if you are on the ground floor! The room originally allocated to us was on the ground floor and had a view of the back of the changing huts by the pool. The bathroom was accessible and didn't have a bath, which we specifically wanted and which was shown on all the photos on the website for that grade of room.

Rating

Stayed on 16 Sep 2018

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