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Introducing Royal River: Our Newest Luxury Tenerife Hotel

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24-Mar-2021 Amy Henderson

Introducing Royal River: Our Newest Luxury Tenerife Hotel

Sleek, sophisticated and oh so stylish...

Opened just last year, we're delighted to introduce the latest addition to our prestigious portfolio of Tenerife hideaways, Royal River. With the rugged mountains on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this cool, contemporary and truly luxurious resort offers an elegant, adults-focused escape on the 'island of eternal spring'. So... what awaits when you visit?

Sustainable Luxury

While dedicated to offering utterly unforgettable stays in true luxury, Royal River also realises that they have a responsibility to be as socially, economically and environmentally sustainable as possible. That's why, even in the early planning stages, sustainability was at the centre of the vision for the luxury hotel. Fast forward to today, here are just some of the (many!) ways that the resort aims to protect the planet and its people...
- The resort consumes only 100% renewable energy

- All water is heated through biomass boilers

- The use of home-automation in villas and public areas ensures that lighting and air conditioning is effectively managed

- Only biodegradable products are used for cleaning

- Pools are kept clean with saltwater rather than an abundance of chemicals

- There is a state-of-the-art waste recycling system

- Single-use plastics are nowhere to be seen - shower caps, bin bags, straws and water bottles are all biodegradable, while toiletries are in larger dispensers to avoid single-use products

- Following the building of the hotel, they have planted over 100 palm trees and more than 3,000 other plants

- There are charging points for electric vehicles

- In terms of social sustainability, the resort purchases potatoes, cheese, fish, vegetables, fruit and wine from local suppliers, in order to support the island's agricultural economy
Main Pool
Main Pool

Romantic River Suites and Impressive Villas

Choose from a selection of 50 beautifully finished, characterful villas that have each been carefully designed to offer complete comfort and plenty of privacy, showcasing tastefully rustic décor and ulta-luxurious touches. Once you've chosen your perfect sanctuary, the tough part will be ever wanting to leave!
Only adults can stay in these super stylish sanctuaries, which are linked by a unique swimmable river pool that leads into the individual plunge pools of each villa. Romance will flourish in the one-bedroom River Villas, while the two-bedroom option is great for a duo of couples or a group travelling together.

Serene, spacious and oh so stylish, these light-drenched, one-bedroom villas welcome guests of all ages, making them the perfect choice for luxury-loving families. Enjoy pure privacy in your charming walled terrace, complete with your own pool for cooling off after soaking up the Spanish sun.

It's hard to say what you'll love most about these seriously spacious villas. Perhaps the choice of one, two or three bedrooms, the oodles of living space, exquisite décor, or the views over the lush vegetation of the neighbouring golf course from your spacious terrace and private pool.

Also reserved for adults only, the thatched Lagoon Villas celebrate the bold architecture, joyful colours and striking furnishings of Africa. Whether you choose a villa with one or two bedrooms, you're guaranteed the same luxurious experience, sprawling terrace and access to the exclusive lagoon pool.

There's probably no name more suitable for this stunning three-bedroom villa, an ideal choice for families and groups alike, that manages to strike the perfect balance between luxurious and completely calming. Highlights include the freestanding alfresco tub surrounded by banana plants, the well-stocked wine cellar, and the huge terrace with views over the golf course and access to a large private pool.
Lagoon Pool
Lagoon Pool

Delightful Dining Options

While home to just 50 luxe villas, there are no less than four fabulous restaurants to choose from at Royal River. Prepare to be spoilt for choice, as they serve up delightful dishes from around the globe, while always showcasing the finest, local produce, in keeping with the hotel's commitment to sustainability.
Named after the Japanese term for 'the connection between heart and soul', Kokoro is bound to delight lovers of Asian flavours, serving up a tasting menu of outstanding dishes that will excite, surprise and delight your senses. For elegant French chic with a splash of modernity, Flamingo is an oasis of bold prints and striking décor, presenting rich and delicious French bistro dishes that will rival any you may have tasted in France's finest restaurants. Think crab crêpes, top-class caviar and classic crème brulee. Meanwhile, only one thing surpasses the jaw-dropping panoramic views that await at the stunning rooftop restaurant 'The Top': the food. Here, only the finest quality ingredients, beautifully prepared, make it onto the menu, to create a dining experience that will stay with you forever.
Just a short stroll away is family-friendly sister hotel Royal Garden Villas, where there are yet more marvellous restaurants that you are welcome to try out.
Flamingo Restaurant
Flamingo Restaurant

An Extra-Special Spa

After the past year or so, it's fair to say we could all do with a little rest and relaxation. Luckily, Royal River is home to the sensational (and aptly named) Serenity Spa. Whether you fancy a hot stone massage, anti-ageing facial or exfoliating body scrub, the renowned, all-natural ALQVIMIA products (in keeping with the sustainable philosophy) and expert therapists promise a luxury spa experience like never before. Even better, each spa journey begins with a relaxing lavender foot bath, embracing eye mask and a gentle chakra head massage, easing tension and inducing complete calm before your chosen therapy.
Spa Circuit
Spa Circuit

Endless Experiences

This luxury Tenerife hotel has nailed the balance between true relaxation and unique experiences. The incredible infinity pool (reserved for grown-ups only) promises amazing views over the ocean and adjacent Costa Adeje Golf Course, at which golf lovers can enjoy a round surrounded by some very special scenery.
Timelessly elegant and easily mistaken for a chic Parisian hangout, Bubble Bar is the place to head for a glass (or two) or fizz, refreshing Bellini or another creative Champagne cocktail. The dreamy drinks are hard to beat, though the gorgeous glassware and opulent décor are also bound to impress. Coming soon for the upcoming summer season, Royal River is set to make Sundays extra special with a vibrant weekly brunch of delectable dishes, live music and flowing drinks.
If you want to see more of Tenerife, the hotel is just a 15-minute walk (and super-quick drive) away from La Caleta, a seaside spot that offers superb seafood restaurant, a sandy beach and terrific turquoise water. Elsewhere on the island, there's so much to do! From whale-watching off the southern coast, to hiking mighty Mountain Teide, to mingling at a medley of traditional festivals, we can arrange an array of eye-opening excursions that promise the perfect adventure, whatever season you choose to visit.
Teide Hiking
Teide Hiking
Amy Henderson

Amy Henderson


From driving along the sun-kissed California coast and whale watching in Canada, to swimming with turtles in Barbados, cookery classes in Oman and touring temples in Thailand, I've enjoyed some amazing experiences around the world. With a genuine love for all things travel, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than research, experience and share incredible destinations, luxury hotels and bespoke adventures.

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