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Calle Alcojora s/n, 38670, Adeje, Tenerife Spain
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Updated 20/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#27 of 85 hotels in Adeje
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Royal River Luxury Hotel is situated in Tenerife’s most exclusive tourist destination, Costa Adeje, sheltered between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Royal River Luxury Hotel & Spa boasts a spectacular collection of 50 villas, all with their own private pool or plunge pool. These include the 1 and 2-bedroom African-inspired Lagoon Villas as well as the River Suites, which are linked via a connecting waterway, a unique concept that is the first of its kind in the whole of Spain. Offering a lush, tranquil setting amongst tropical vegetation, located alongside the renowned Costa Adeje Golf Course, the hotel invites guests to unwind in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. The hotel offers four restaurants including a French bistro, Asian fusion restaurant and spectacular rooftop grill serving first-class dishes. Guests can also enjoy the timeless elegance of a champagne bar, in addition to two other bars. The Serenity Spa forms a central part of Royal River; a vast, exquisite temple of wellness, where Alqvimia products and unique treatments are offered in complete peace.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Pedicure
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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TheChris_Morgan wrote a review 21 Jan
Surrey, United Kingston196 contributions63 helpful votes
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We spent six nights at Royal River, looking for some winter sunshine. It was a first class experience from arrival to departure. After some consideration on which room to book, we chose a River Villa room for two people. On arrival, following a welcome drink overlooking the main pool, we were shown to the villa. It was a truly stunning series of spaces (So not just a room, a villa) from a large living room with mini bar, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, TV, sitting area, through double doors to a beautiful bedroom (another TV), large bathroom with shower room, standing bath, double sink, and walk in wardrobe. The outdoor space was a lovely surprise. A very large patio area with a choice of furniture (comfy cabana, beds, sofa and table and chairs) and our own plunge pool which connects to the ‘river’ (there are two rivers). Swimming up and down the river (especially as the sun goes down and the birds flit through the palm trees above) is like being in a tropical paradise. The patio had a perfect mix of shade and sun, and if we were really wanting to sunbathe we also had a spiral staircase up to a roof top with two comfy sun beds. This was a lovely place to come back after exploring Tenerife and the local area. There are also other pools around the hotel for all guests to use, including the aforementioned ‘main’ pool and the rooftop infinity pool. We visited these a couple of times to try them out and they are surrounded by beautiful spaces and views of the gardens, mountains and sea. The hotel is beautifully designed throughout, lots of tropical lush gardens, wonderful spaces, well designed and calm interiors. Because many of the accommodations have their own pools, or direct access to them, the main pools are quiet and it lends itself to an overall tranquility to the place. The hotel overlooks the local golf course, with mountains on one side and the sea on the other. There’s not much in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, (so it is very peaceful), but if you want to get down to La Caleta (which is a picturesque fishing village with some wonderful seafood restaurants and a few cafes, shops and bars) it is about 20 mins walk down the hill. You can also walk along the seafront into Costa Adeje. Back at the hotel, breakfast was served on the terrace every day while we were there (glorious weather) and our first morning was a Sunday, which included a violinist which added to a calm and elegant atmosphere. The breakfast selection was varied and of high quality. The other food offered across the hotel is excellent. We booked half board, something we would not normally do as we like sampling lots of local restaurants. We weren’t disappointed and ate dinner four times at The Top, one night at Flamingo, and one at Kokoro. It’s easy enough to book a table as long as you do it in advance, and note that they are open on different nights, and we used the app for this. Service at all restaurants was excellent - relaxed and attentive. Each has its own atmosphere, and a selection of food, focused on local produce. As we ate at The Top four nights, there was enough selection to have something different every night, from seafood to steaks. Some of the dishes are prepared and served at the table, and everything is of top quality. Flamingo and Kokoro were set ‘tasting’ menus. Both were excellent and in particular on the night we attended Flamingo the weather was warm and we sat outside near the main pool. There was live music (a singer and saxophonist) which added to the ambience. As with The Top, food was great, including some really interesting dishes. One thing we did notice is there doesn’t seem to be a social hub of the hotel. There are a few bars but there doesn’t really feel like somewhere to gather with other guests for a pre-dinner drink. It didn’t really matter, as we got to make use of our own space for drinks. The hotel design, the rooms, the gardens, the pools and the restaurants all made our visit to Royal River a very special treat, especially so after the last couple of years. However, it is also the wonderful staff that really made a difference. Everyone was friendly, attentive, helpful and made our stay even better. This hotel is a real gem.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Javier Fernandez, Marketing at Royal River Luxury Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, First of all, we would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us, which will be of value both to us as a hotel and to potential travellers reading the various testimonials from previous guests. It is a real pleasure to know from such a personal point of view your feelings in the hotel from the moment you arrived and were greeted with our exquisite house cava. It gives us great happiness to know that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us in all aspects. In addition, we would like to thank you for your special mention to our unique location, our wonderfull and spacious villas, the distinctive decoration of the hotel, our high quality and varied gastronomy offer and the kindness of our service staff. In short, all your positive comments regarding all aspects of your well-deserved holiday. We will be sure to pass your kind compliments to them and thank you again for your feedback which helps us to keep improving and getting it right for our valued guests. We sincerely hope we may welcome you back very soon. Kindest wishes, Carla Noda Duty Manager
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Richard A wrote a review 19 Jan
High Wycombe, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
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What can I say every part of this experience is wonderful from the moment you step out the taxi till the beautiful wonderful welcome from the staff. One of the greatest assets of any business is it’s Staff. I would like to thank Gabriel & Raff who are front of house and just such a delight. Then we get to Carla who is the manager who smile beams even through a mask. Thanks to you all for my wonderful stay. Now for the facilities this place has it all beautiful spa and pools with incredible service at the main pool bar thanks guys you know who you are. Then the decadence of the breakfast room I even have one of the flamingo lamps in my house which I found rather amazing. The food and drinks are great the prices are good for what you are experiencing being the best hotel in Spain 2022. This place will always have a place in my heart because of the spacious rooms and wonderful bathrooms and total privacy that the room gives you. Spend all day in your robe and don’t feel judged the atmosphere is really the best. I have been twice in the last 2 months already because it’s so so good I am from the UK.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Javier Fernandez, Marketing at Royal River Luxury Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Firstly, thanks a million for leaving us such a lovely review and for your kind words. We aim to provide a memorable stay and our entire team is thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us. We do our utmost to provide the best experience possible and ensure all our guests are satisfied, so this positive feedback is truly rewarding. Our wish is for all of our guests to leave us feeling exactly as you do and this is our greatest reward. We are pleased to know you'll remember us forever and do not doubt we'll do so too! We really can not wait to welcoming you back any time soon. Sending you the best wishes for the new year and kindest regards from the whole Royal River team, Carla Noda Duty Manager and Guest Relations
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Tom Macdonald wrote a review 13 Jan
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We spent 10 days in a private pool villa for our honeymoon. The hotel is so beautiful with an incredible design. You would honestly think you are in the Caribbean. Incredible views and facilities are 6 star! What you get with this hotel is privacy, 50 rooms where other 5 star hotels they are too big and so many people with buffet style dinners. Staff have been so friendly and made us feel very welcome and helped us with anything needed with a smile. Specifically 1 member of staff in particular Julio has really put a smile on our faces and gone the extra mile to help us where needed! On the whole all the staff have been brilliant though. Amazing memories and cannot wait to one day come back to this place paradise!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Javier Fernandez, Marketing at Royal River Luxury Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It's very rewarding to know that you had a great time at Royal River Luxury Hotel and appreciated the space and peace of our destination on its own. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing us for this special ocassion. We're delighted that you made good use of our facilities and felt welcomed and well looked after by our wonderful team. We will be sure to pass your kind compliments to them and thank you again for your feedback which helps us to keep improving and getting it right for our valued guests. We sincerely hope we may welcome you back very soon. Wishing you all the very best, Carla Noda Duty Manager
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Andrew W wrote a review 12 Jan
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This may take a while to read, but if you are the traveler who truly wants something special, you need to read on. I’ve written a few reviews. I’m am a holiday lover with no bias other to enjoy holidays and well earned breaks. I have travelled extensively. All holiday happiness is subjective to each person’s personal likes and dislikes. By way of exclusive luxury there is officially a knew number 1 in Spain and rightfully so. Royal River Luxury hotel If you like the best which can be offered, the Royal River hotel is that hidden gem that will not be hidden for long. WOW. WOW. WOW. I am currently staying here and today, the hotel has been voted the No1 in Spain. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 I came across this hotel on line looking for 5 star hotels Tenerife. We spent two weeks with friends in another hotel and my wife and I decided to stay on. We arrived at the Royal River and we were overwhelmed with its quality. I have to try and put this into some sort of context to enable trip advisor readers to get an idea of just how spectacular this place is. I will try. The one and only Cape town. Langkawi Dante Le royal Meridien Dubai ( my second home). Grosvenor house Dubai Armani hotel Dubai Jumeriah beach Dubai Sheraton Abu Dhabi The Wynn Las Vegas Biltmore & Mayfair London Ballyincurragh house Kinsale. Ajman Saray Ajman. these are a few hotel which I have had the pleasure of staying at. The Royal River is at the top of that list for its attention to detail, it’s fine dining, facilities in its spa, pool area and bars. This boutique hotel has to be on your list to come to. The best of hotels have good and bad days. Understanding this and having read a couple of reviews, it’s clear that some have agendas. I will say no more than that Carla and her team are amazing. This property is amazing. I have never seen so many new guests walking around taking photos. Whatever the language is, wow and amazing are easily understood. Look out all 5 star hotels around the world. The bar has been raised by a boutique hotel in Tenerife which today was voted number 1 in Spain. Royal River Luxury Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, There are not enough words to show how excited we are to read your review of your recent stay with us. Your words are the greatest gift we can receive to prove to us that every effort is rewarded. The most important and primordial aspect for all our staff is the satisfaction of our guests. Therefore, we strive to make your stay at Royal River unforgettable. It makes us very happy to know that we have undoubtedly succeeded in doing so. Our aim is not only to make our guests feel at home, but also to make them feel in paradise. Personalisation, friendliness, absolute availability and dedication to the satisfaction of our guests are the values that define us, and what we work for every day, with the aim of achieving their wellbeing and happiness during their stay. The excellent news that you have had an unbeatable experience represents for our hotel, the best encouragement and the greatest of rewards. It has been a pleasure to receive you and to be your hosts, offering you our hospitality. We would also like to thank you for your wonderful comments regarding our facilities and the gastronomic offer of the hotel. Having said that, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future to once again provide you with a memorable experience. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. The whole team will be at your disposal. Wishing you all the best, Carla Noda Duty Manager.
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whitburn M wrote a review Nov 2021
Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom16 contributions15 helpful votes
The hotel is one of the most stunning in terms of design , build quality and facilities that I have seen in fifty years of travelling the world in thirty years of owning a tour operator and latterly as an individual . The level of design and attention is quite exceptional and every day we noticed something we hadn’t see before and it’s clear that no expense has been spared to create a six star level - surely one of the very best in Spain. All the residences have their own pool and there are one two and three bedded villas available . The two and three bedroomed have their own bigger pools overlooking a golf course . The one bedroomed villas have own pool but a unique feature is that there are two one hundred metre heated “rivers”that a guest can enter directly from their own pool and the river is wide enough for two people to swim up and down The bedrooms and bathrooms and sitting areas are very spacious , carefully designed and expensively fitted out to the highest standards. There are two swimming pools - one at ground level and one amazing horizon pool on the roof . To cap it all there is a beautifully designed Spa - one of the best I have seen The service provided by Reception , Housekeeping and Maintenance is faultless.Five gold stars to the garden designer for providing the the most beautiful gardens I have seen and the estates team for keeping them beautiful. The reason I have given four stars is the standard of food and service which is nowhere near five star standard. I recommend you book bed and breakfast only and then you can make your own judgement . If you dont take dinner at the hotel there are at least a dozen really high quality seafood and other restaurants in La Caleta a beautiful bay just ten mins from hotel. Breakfast food and service is very good . The problem is lunch and dinner . Like most hotels in Europe it!s clear that that there are problems with staff shortage with the result that many of the staff are untrained , look nervous all the time and make elementary mistakes .in addition their English is very limited which results in most orders being delivered wrongly and having to be sent back . This applies to both food and beverage. The Executive Chef needs to get out of the kitchen and see what is happening out front . Also the menus are far too clever for their own good . If you can’t get the most simple dishes right from the lunchtime menu then there’s no chance of getting the dreaded “fine dining “ options right in the dinner menus . Keep it more straightforward and there’s a chance it might be more acceptable . Finally the management need to be more visible so that they see the level of service and quality of food are nowhere near acceptable for a fantastic five star hotel Go to this hotel but if the food and service remain poor there are other options .
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Javier Fernandez, Marketing at Royal River Luxury Hotel
Responded 2 Dec 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for the time taken to complete this review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of your accommodation and our wonderful location. We aim to offer an authentic experience of Tenerife at our beautiful Royal River that simply cannot be found anywhere else, and we do regret that you found our service to have fallen below the standards expected of us and will be addressing this with the relevant teams. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and know that we have taken your remarks into consideration. We have noted your feedback regarding our restaurant-food offer and we are deeply sorry for not reaching your expectations in this sense. We would like to thank you for it as we truly value your comments as this will help us improve our services and offerings for the future. We do hope that you will return for a more memorable experience and please do not hesitate to contact us in case you need anything. All the team, and me personally will be at your entire disposal. Kind regards, Carla Noda Duty Manager at Royal River Luxury Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
US$314 - US$530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCanary IslandsTenerifeAdeje
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal River Luxury Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Nearby attractions include La Caleta National Park (1.1 km), Playa Blanca (1.1 km), and Tenerife Top Training (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include San Hô Restaurant, Ristorante Pizzeria Desiderio, and Starfish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Royal River Luxury Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Royal River Luxury Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal River Luxury Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal River Luxury Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.