Colon Guanahani - Adrian Hoteles
About Colon Guanahani - Adrian Hoteles
In 2013, the Colon Guanahani Hotel in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, made a bold move - it became an adults only resort. As one of the only adults only hotels in Tenerife, catering to those aged 16 years or above, the resort is truly luxurious, offering a level of sophistication and opulence that you simply wouldn’t find at a family-friendly complex. The hotel is small and intimate, decorated in a classic Canarian colonial style. Set back a short distance from the beachfront, the property is surrounded by lush green foliage, creating somewhat of a secluded garden haven with easy access to the ocean.
The Colon Guanahani Hotel has received many prestigious awards in recent years thanks to its high levels of service and beautiful accommodations, including ‘Top Hotel of 2013’ by Holiday Check. Located in the Londres area of Costa Adeje, just a short walk from the lively centre of town, complete with numerous bars and restaurants, and also from the Plaza del Duque shopping complex, the hotel stands in one of the most prominent positions in Tenerife. Easily accessible from the major airports in Tenerife, a stay at this resort is a must for adults looking for a quiet, romantic trip away from the kids.
Room Information and Room Facilities
There are just 154 rooms at the Colon Guanahani Hotel, making it one of the most intimate resorts in Costa Adeje. Guests can chose between double rooms and suites, both of which are well equipped and truly luxurious. All double rooms come complete with minibar, TV, well appointed bathroom, high quality complimentary toiletries, and a private balcony or terrace. Guests can opt for a room overlooking the beautiful gardens, or overlooking the ocean. Superior double rooms are similar, only more spacious, and with separate bath and shower.
Suites are much larger than double rooms. Accommodating up to four adults, these are great for couples travelling together, or groups who want spacious accommodation in which to socialise. As with double rooms, a private balcony or terrace is provided, commanding breathtaking views. Superior suites are designed for just two adults, but come with a few extra features which make them a little more comfortable. Patio furniture is provided on the balcony or terrace for enjoying the glorious Tenerife weather, while separate living and sleeping areas provide a more airy environment.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The onsite beauty centre is like no other in Costa Adeje. Offering the standard treatments, this spa also lists a range of more exotic and captivating treatments, such as chocolate therapy, and Indian abhyangam massage. There are also two heated salt water pools onsite, and two solariums for topping up the tan. For guests looking to unwind whilst on holiday in Tenerife, the facilities at the Colon Guanahani Hotel are spot on for meeting all needs.
There are also plenty of options for more energetic activities during the day; a full gymnasium is available for muscle building and cardio, along with table tennis, squash, and billiards. For those wishing to play tennis, guests are welcome to use the courts at the neighbouring Hotel de Jardines Nivaria. The Colon Guanahani Hotel boasts a number of partnerships with local tour operators, offering the chance for guests to get out and about and explore Tenerife proper.
Food and Drink Options
As a small hotel in Costa Adeje, there are two restaurants and one bar onsite at the Colon Guanahani Hotel. While these venues will surely meet all needs, there are a number of establishments in the centre of Costa Adeje for a change of scenery or cuisine.
Restaurant La Pergola is a poolside snack bar in a great setting. Ideal for people-watching, for post-swim nibbles, or a light lunch, guests can pick up everything from sandwiches to hamburger and fresh fish. The other onsite restaurant, the buffet, offers a diverse range of appetisers, main courses, and desserts, both local favourites and from around the world. Guests are also encouraged to try out Restaurante La Cupula, located at the nearby Jardines de Nivaria.
Sala Bar is ideal for a relaxing drink in the evening. Serving everything from coffees to vibrant yet lethal cocktails, there’s plenty to suite all tastes. Each evening, guests can enjoy live music at this venue, with shows performed on a regular basis.
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"In other hands this hotel would be very ordinary. It's not the swankiest place we've ever stayed, nor the most modern. It's "English-as-a-second-language" cabaret some nights would have had even Simon Cowell dashing for the exit. And by last October, it was about time some-one dug out the paint and polyfilla for a spot of touching up.
But none of that matters one little bit because what lifts this hotel well above the average is the exemplary attitude of the staff which would not be out of place in a far more upmarket hotel. Nothing is too much trouble, everything is done with a smile and everyone from reception staff to cleaners takes pride in what they do. The end result is a spotlessly clean, friendly hotel that boasts an enviable record of repeat bookings.
That said,some of the surrounding area is dreadful. Avoid the beach area unless you have no other clothes than replica football shirts, a protruding beer gut and more than four visible tattoos (and that's just the women). Incidentally, the quality of food in the "restaurants" in that area hasn't been equalled since the Reverend Jim Jones decided it was time to take his flock with him to Paradise. There are decent places to eat in Costa Adeje, but they're few and far between.
We spent a week there recuperating from a hectic workload . The Guanahani proved the difference between going home refreshed and going home early. We'd unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone who needs a restful break."
- Travel date: Fri 30th of November 2007
Good location for amenties
"Colon Guanahani, Adeje, Costa De Adeje, Tenerife
Date October 2007
We have just returned from a week's break. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We changed room as we were originally located overlooking a busy main road. After looking at several bedrooms found the ideal location - overlooking the pool on the 4th floor. Would suggest anyone booking this hotel to request an elevated room overlooking the pool. The food was "help yourself" at breakfast and dinner and there was a good choice for all appetites. As we stayed half board, we chose to change dinner for lunch - this was served at the poolside bar and had a varied selection. On our arrival, we were not told that IF we had dinner the first evening, lunch would not be included on departure day! The bedroom were cleaned daily and fresh bedlinen and towels were supplied. My only disappointment was the actual building, it badly needed painting, updating in some areas and essential repairs to marble floors. The "live" entertainment daily was not to my taste but would appeal to an "older" audience! A courtesy room was provided to have a shower on departure day. The Playa Del Dulce was only a short stroll away but walking into Costa Adeje was "interesting" as there was alot of "Blackpool type shops and restaurants"!!!! - this certainly added to the variety of the holiday!"
- Travel date: Sat 20th of October 2007
Very Clean but......
"I am very surprised no one has mentioned the traffic and the busy roads around this hotel. No where in the brochures or on the web site are they mentioned. We where told, sea view, pool view or garden view. Sea view if you stood on the roof, pool view if you where lucky. Garden - well yes, just at the side of the road!
Also money went missing from the room but the guy on reception was not interested in our coins as 2 handbags had gone missing from a room the previous day. Sorry to say I do not believe that a stranger walked off the street, some one must have had a key to get into our room on the third floor."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of October 2007
Loved the Guanahani
"My husband and I stayed at this hotel last year and were so impressed by the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff thta we decided to stay again this year and take with us our grown up children, their partners and our 2 year old grandson. Once again we were not let down and the hotel exceeded our expectations. All the family loved the variety of the food and the restaurant staff were extremely helpfull bearing in mind we had a 2 year old toddler with us. We were made to feel that our party of seven were very special to them. Our rooms which we requested when we booked were spotless and the chamber maid service surpassed all the other hotels we have stayed in in the Costa Adeje area even the 4+ platinum hotels . We had no problem getting sunbeds together by the pools even though the hotel appeared to be quite full. All in all an excellent hotel, well run friendly and clean. We are going back again later this year and will continue to do so. Highly recommended."
- Travel date: Sat 19th of May 2007
"Have just come home from a week in the Colon Guanahani (pronounced HUAN-A-HANI) and I must say it was very enjoyable. I have to agree with most of the above comments e.g. more an older crowd, buffet breakfast very good, staff very helpful,etc. We only stayed on a B&B basis and cannot comment on dinner but the poolside snack bar was much superior to what you would expect in that location. Admittedly, the bar and night entertainment was not the most exciting but as we ate and drank out every night it was a nice place to come home to unwind with a nightcap. The hotel is owned by the same family who own the Hotel Jardin de Nivaria across the road so guests of the Guanahani can use all the 5 star facilties in that hotel. The location of the Guanahani is also a plus. It is the southern part of Adeje so it is central to other resorts on the coast. Highly recommend it."
- Travel date: Tue 20th of February 2007
A good place to take very young children
"My mother and I took my 15 month old daughter to this hotel. At first, I thought it was 'average' but the hotel grew on me more and more as the week progressed. Now I would go back again. It's given me the confidence to take my young daughter abroad.
For anyone with young children, it's a great place to go. All the rooms are near the restaurant, so you can take the baby monitor and be within hearing distance. There are lots of German and Italien families as well as some English, and the children all play really nicely together. There is a nice poolside bar where you have lunch and a childrens playroom, if you want to get them out of the sun at midday.
There isn't a horrid, scuffle for sunbeds in the morning, it's very laid back. There are caberet acts on every night, which are actually very good.
If you get bored of sunbathing, there is a really nice, upmarket shopping centre down the road, which is brand new. You can easily spend a day there, and have a nice lunch. It's great if you have an odd rainy day.
The food is okay at the hotel, nothing amazing but quite nice. However, one night we hired a babysitter (booked with the reception staff) and went out for dinner. She was a lovely girl, and sat on the balcony reading whilst we went out. It cost about Â£10 per hour, but was well worth it for a break.
There is a really expensive, and upmarket hotel just a 10 minute walk down the hill and has a multitude of great restaurants to go and eat. If you walk in one direction, you come across the all the 'English egg and chips' not very nice type places, but you can avoid all this and stay at the nicer part of the town, where this hotel is located.
It's a short trip from the airport too and if you book online you can organise your flight times around the baby and their feeds etc.
If you are wondering where to stay with a very young family, I'd definitely recommend it."
- Travel date: Mon 8th of January 2007
"Stayed for 10 nights at this hotel in September 2006. On first arriving in the reception area I wasn't as impressed as some of the 4* hotels I have stayed in but then on reflexion it was quite nice. The hotel room was of a very high standard, quite large with all usual amenities. Furniture of a very good quality. Room kept lovely and clean. Only went on a bed and breakfast option, but as there are some wonderful restaurants in the area I think choosing B/B is the best. Breakfast was always nice with plenty to choose from and even had champagne on offer. Some mornings had smoked salmon and caviar. It is not a huge hotel and the pool area only looks smallish, but again no problem, always plenty of beds and no hassle getting one. When we first arrived and realised it was nearly all foreign nationalities staying there, (very few British) I thought this would be off putting especially for my husband, but not so, we were so impressed by the clientell during our stay that we even commented that they put some of the Brits to shame. Would definately recommend this hotel and would certainly use it again."
- Travel date: Tue 7th of November 2006
A good hotel
"Not quite as impressed as previous reviewers. Hotel is officially rated as a 4 star I believe - in our opinion it is good 3 star. We stayed for 4 nights on a halfboard basis.
On the plus side the room was spacious & clean, the staff very helpful and it is generally a nice hotel in a good location.
On the minus side we found the evening buffet pretty uninspiring & the dining room (if the ouside terrace is full) to be an echoy cold feeling place with little atmosphere. The evening entertainment is pretty bland. The comination of the two made us decide to eat & drink outside the hotel for a couple of nights. The pool area is not big enough if there are a substantial number of guests & so suffers from people reserving sunbeds with towels at 6am.
Of course all of this is a personal opinion - we are both mid-thirties and from what we saw the buffet & entertainment were most enjoyable to the 50+ crowd! The hotel caters for all ages & many many nationalities so I guess you can't please all the people all the time.
If we returned then we would go for bed & breakfast and go out each evening for meals - there are many restaurants & bars in the area."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of October 2006
great place to stay in tenerife
"I just got back from a one week stay in Tenerife. We stayed at the excellent Colon Guanahani which is located by Playa Adeje.
Going to Tenerife during the winter, we decided to go to the South of the island because it's much warmer and sunnier there. It was the right choice (although some areas and hotels in the North look really nice, too). We rented a car and drove to Puerto de la Cruze and to the North coast three times. I rained heavily twice whereas in the South the weather was always nice. So, if you go to Tenerife during the winter months I would recommend searching for a hotel in the South (mainly Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas, Fanabe/Playe Adeje, Playe del Duque (not sure about spelling)). Anyways, the hotels around Playa de las Americas are rather monstrous - the whole area looks like a Disney touristy city on a small island. However, the area around Fanabe is really nice. The hotels are mostly high standard and the whole area is much quieter.
The hotel Colon Guanahani proved to be a very good choice. The room was really nice - high 4star standard for a Southern European country. It was rather big and even had an extra door between the bedroom and bathroom/front door so you can easily avoid any unnecessary noise from outside/in front of the door. There was a nice size balcony with table and chairs. We chose a room that faces the street (we thought that the extra 200 something euros were too much for one week). The street in front of our room was not really busy and especially during the night it calmed down a lot. We always had the balcony door open and weren't really disturbed by traffic noise (rather by the band playing in the neighbouring hotel).
The food at the Colon Guanahani was what I call perfect. Breakfast was all that you could dream of and dinner even better. We had fresh fish from the grill every day - also the fish varied daily so did the various seafood salads. There was also plenty of meat, differents sorts of bread, salads, pasta, potatoes, sauces, ice cream, fruits, cheese, ...
There are two pools in the backyard of the hotel. I think that they are rather small when the hotel is full. However they are heated which is necessary during the winter months. Due to the fact that the beach (which is a really nice one, by the way) is only 5 minutes (per pedes :-)) we didn't really care that much about the pool.
All in all, I can highly recommend this hotel. It is worth its price if you enjoy good food and want to be located centrally but not in a loud environment. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this hotel to families with many children for there is absolutely no special entertainment program for anyone."
- Travel date: Thu 5th of January 2006
Love the Colon Guanahani
"Having returned to the Colon Guanahani for the second time we really wasnt disappointed. This hotel is lovely. We stayed in a suite because it was my husbands 50th Birthday. The staff and management were excellent they even baked him a cake, they had put balloons in the room. The food is excellent the atmosphere is so relaxed. I recommend this hotel. Everything is first class here. I will definately be returning next year"
- Travel date: Sat 9th of July 2005