Hotel Jardin Tropical
About Hotel Jardin Tropical
With 4 stars to its name, the Jardin Tropical hotel in Tenerife offers first class accommodations and a luxurious experience for all guests, both old and young. Located towards the south of Costa Adeje on the island’s west coast, the resort holds a much sought after location. Overlooking the stunning Las Cuevitas bay, and with easy access to the Nautico sailing club and the traditional Canarian farm at Caldera del Rey, this hotel is perfectly suited to those wanting to enjoy spectacular views, try their hand at exhilarating watersports, and explore the classic Tenerife away from the major beachfront resorts.
The hotel’s location, just an hours drive from Tenerife’s main airport in Santa Cruz, coupled with the unrivaled service and welcoming atmosphere, have landed the resort a number of prestigious awards, including being crowned the Most Excellent Resort in Europe and Mediterranean by Conde Nast. The hotel has also won many awards for its fine cuisine, which has a very definite Mediterranean focus, serving up local, fresh ingredients in comfortable, cozy settings.
Room Information and Room Facilities
This resort has been designed with the land and sea in mind, and the accommodations at the Jardin Tropical Hotel really reflect this. All 390 guest rooms and suites are decorated in fresh blues and whites, giving the impression of the clear blue ocean lapping up against the white sands. Standard rooms, known as Comfort Rooms, comfortably accommodate two guests, who can chill out overlooking the ocean, pool, or surrounding gardens and mountains. All rooms come equipped with minibar, LCD TV, and ensuite bathroom.
The Jardin Tropical Hotel also offers a range of suites that are suited to families, groups, and those looking for a little added luxury. The junior and standard suites provide more spacious living areas, and are especially designed for families travelling with children. The Presidential Suite, the largest and most impressive in the hotel, boasts a large balcony complete with sun loungers for gazing out across the Atlantic to La Gomera, and watching the sun set into the ocean.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Jardin Tropical Hotels offers its guests the choice of two pools - a fresh saltwater pool, perfect in the summer months, and a heated pool, complete with dedicated childrens’ area, which is ideal in the winter when there’s a slight chill coming from across the Atlantic. The heated pool looks like something from a postcard, surrounded by lush green foliage and creating a wonderful environment in which to take a dip. The pools are coupled with the tropical wellness centre, featuring traditional Turkish baths, a gymnasium, and Jacuzzi spas. For kids, a daytime entertainment club runs during the peak seasons, and child minding services are available all year round.
One of the primary reasons that guests choose the Jardin Tropical Hotel over other nearby resorts is for the dedicated onsite golf department who are skilled in arranging for guests to hit any one of Tenerife’s golf courses. Golf Costa Adeje, Golf del Sur, and Golf Los Palos are just some of the challenging courses in and around the local area.
Food and Drink Options
There are four restaurants onsite at the hotel, each specialising is a different form of Mediterranean cuisine. Las Rocas is the resort’s signature restaurant. Overlooking the ocean, there really is no better location for this seafood restaurant, serving up the catch of the day. Expect specialities such as Galician octopus, oysters, and sea bass sashimi. El Patio Restaurant, as the name suggests, is a down-to-earth al fresco venue where the menu is anything but bland. Taking classic Mediterranean fare and giving it a modern twist, guests can dine on foie gras with gingerbread, sweet and sour sardines, and poppy parfait. Las Mimosas is the classic buffet-style restaurant found in many resorts in Costa Adeje. It offers a diverse range of food in an informal atmosphere, so is a great choice for families with young children. Los Cucuruchos, another outdoor dining establishments, opens for light snacks and nibbles during the day, to keep guests going until dinner.
18 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Lovely hotel and top notch service .Food was fantastic just a shame about the evening entertainment. ..non existence apart from cabaret singing great if your over 60 !!! and want an early night all finished at 10pm not good when you have a 17 year old daughter expecting a bit of a boogie! Such a great shame as I have said hotel was excellent just need to update the entertainment. "
- Travel date: Wed 22nd of June 2016
"After looking at this hotel a few times when staying on the island we decided to book.
We booked this for a week of peaceful tranquility and we certainly got it.
After a short taxi ride (20 minutes ) costing 25â¬ we arrived at the hotel, to be greeted by a very smartly dressed gentleman taking our cases and leading us to a personal check in desk, and handed a glass of Cava each.
The reception is 24 hours and was very informative.
Our room allocated was a garden view, room 177 which faced the sea and had sun in the afternoon.
The hotel grounds are immaculate and there are plenty of different areas to sit....I would describe the hotel and grounds as an oasis.
Immediately we felt at ease, the restaurants are all excellent, and the Mater De in mimosas was extremely friendly and polite as were every single staff member.
The food was delicious, we were half board.
There is plenty to choose from, I can't imagine even with a fussy eater you could not find anything to eat, plenty of fish dishes, a vegetarian section, plenty of meat, a carvery a grill and great salad selection with some delightful deserts.
Breakfast again was a delight with a pancake and waffle station, a large choice of pastries and also cooked breakfasts if required.
The evening entertainment was very relaxing with live music in one area and at weekends the downstairs bar would be open for a wider spectrum of entertainment.
Two pools, one was heated to a lovely temperature and the lower pool was filled fresh every day from the sea....
The spa facilities, again excellent, thank you to Alex for a great massage and the team for the use of the spa, a lovely experience and highly recommended in your stay.
The roof top terrace was a fabulous place to sit in the evening so chilled out.
As for tea coffee making facilities that have been previously mentioned by others, all you have to do is ask and they will put it into your room free of charge, again just one of the many services that grade this hotel as 5 star.
Rooms were cleaned well everyday, with fresh towels....a nice bathrobe and slippers are provided for every guest.
Wifi was available free of charge in certain parts of the hotel
To round this review off, we have stayed in many hotels around the island and Europe and this is the best one yet....we will be back and most definitely recommend to people that want a break with no problems from other guests and want peace and tranquilit"
- Travel date: Thu 26th of March 2015
It is a paradise
"The beach is great and our stay a luxury , comfortable rooms and impeccable service.
The beach is close and there are many very cheap restaurants."
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of March 2015
Wonderful climate, wonderful hotel
"This was our first time in Tenerife and we (well I) decided to get the cheapest flights we could and spend a little more going B&B instead of self catering. I am so pleased I made this decision and stayed at Jardin Tropical! From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the place- wonderful decor; a kind of blend of colonial and moorish styles and just my cup of tea! Initially the lady on reception was a little ignorant, prioritising a cal lover her face to face customers, but her collague took over and he was very helpful. Our room was simple, but very large and spacious, very clean and with plenty of storage space. Our balcony was also large - we think much larger than in some other rooms. Lovely to have a bath too rather than just a shower. The ONLY thing that could have made the room better is tea and coffee making facilities- but I guess I'm just too British! The next day, having arrived in the evening, we went for breakfast and were stunned at the huge range of food available. It was also really tasty, fresh and the service was excellent. You can have pancakes, waffles, and omelettes made just how you want them and there is a massive selection of fruit, cereals, pastries, breads, eggs, meats, cheeses, juices, and even sparking wine for breakfast!
There are two pools available- both are amazing. The bigger pool is at the top end and there were ample sun beds, towels and parasols to go round. The staff here, as everywhere in the complex, were really helpful. The bottom pool is fresh (very fresh in terms of temperature!) sea water and again there was plenty of room when we were there. Tip- get towels at the top pool before you go to the bottom one; itâs a long trip back up if you forget!
Honestly, I canât say enough good things about this hotel- I have already recommended it to friends and family. The carpet in the Mimosas restaurant could do with replacing- that aside, I have nothing to gripe about! Go!
We didn't eat dinner in any of the hotel restaurants, preferring to investigate local fare; but I think you could probably quite easily spend your whole holiday there and never leave the massive grounds.
One last thing, I think maybe the wealthy and well connected stay here- the Mercedes Maybach and Mclaren Mercedes soft top parked outside suggested as much! "
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of May 2010
The Jardin Tropical Hotel can best be de...
"The Jardin Tropical Hotel can best be described by its actual name.....Tropical! It is based on the sea front and is a very luxurious place to stay with palm tree's all around the complex. The swimming pool was fabulous and is like swimming somewhere in the Bahamas because of its overall look and surroundings.
The rooms were very nice and had lots of modern amenities including TV, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms were clean and also very modern looking as well.
The hotel offered a bar that sold a wide range of wines, beers and spirits and the hotel restaurant catered for our every need in terms of also offering a range of dishes. Its nice to go on holiday and try a variety of different foods and they were certainly offered here.
In addition the hotel also offered games facilities such as a table tennis table, pool table as well as a gym for people to work out in. If you wanted to be a little more relaxed you could have a massage or visit the sauna.
For parents with little children, there was a kids club that was very enjoyable for small children to be involved with.
Overall the stay at the hotel and in the resort was excellent and the prices were very affordable and competitive."
- Travel date: Thu 31st of January 2008
The Jardin Tropical has huge, beautiful,...
"The Jardin Tropical has huge, beautiful, established gardens and magnificent views out to sea, which give the feeling of an oasis of calm.
The room rate was certainly not cheap, so our expectations were high. We were given a pleasant room with the balcony overlooking a side street, and with a sea view. Unfortunately, the noise meant the balcony was useless.
We requested a move and next day we switched to the opposite side of the hotel. The room was not as luxurious but high standard and much more peaceful. After this, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The superb weather did help, no doubt.
One downside - the Mimosa restaurant: the buffet food was ok - lots of choice - but the restaurant is in need of a facelift and also some common sense management, for example order drinks, the guy brings your order.
Minutes later you begin to eat and a second guy arrives interrupting your food with a piece of paper for you to sign for the drinks.
Get up to collect a desert; return to find your table being cleared. The restaurant seemed unable to handle the volume of guests. The head waiter appeared to be ineffective and stressed; he was at times brusque to the point of rudeness when requesting guests to wait for a table.
None the less this is a beautiful retreat; the overall holiday experience was most enjoyable."
- Travel date: Fri 2nd of February 2007
We had a wonderful time. The hotel was e...
"We had a wonderful time. The hotel was excellent in every way. The pools were beautiful and well maintained.
The mini club for my 7 year old daughter was fantastic, she spent a few hours a day there and made some good friends, there was also usually a show for the children in the afternoon which was a break from the sun and pool for a while. It also allowed the adults to have a few hours of relaxation time around the pool. The evening entertainment was usually good for all the family.
Staff were helpful and polite. We stayed on a B & B basis and the food was very good with a lot of choice. The food in the pool bar was also very good. A good time had by all. Would like to return!"
- Travel date: Wed 16th of August 2006
"I came onto the Jardin Tropical review page because I was curious to see what others had to say, and was shocked that there were one or two bad reviews!
Although I haven't stayed recently, my visit to the hotel in 2003 was the second time I have been and I have just this minute booked another holiday there for September this year. So if you're looking for a more recent review, this probably isn't the best one to read. However, if you're booking or have booked up here I can provide an honest and positive account of how I found it to be.
I thought the location was absolutely perfect. Just 15-20 minutes from the airport, the hotel is tucked down a side road so there's no concerns about noisy road traffic at any time of the day. If you don't want to pay top prices for food every night, just leaving the hotel and turning right will take you onto a road with a five minute walk to a centre where there are loads of really great restaurants to choose from. You'll also find shops here and a bus station.
We stayed in a beautiful room which came with all the right things: gorgeous big beds, desk, TV, safe. And the bathrooms were well equipped with amenities like robes, slippers etc. You had to pay to use some of these though but the charges were small.
One of the best bits about the hotel was the pool. The main one in the centre of the hotel was the favourite for most people because the temperature was good and there's a good bar adjacent to it for food and snacks. By following a path out onto the higher area of the hotel, however, there's a much colder pool with water straight from the sea. It's nice up here for couples as the kids tend to stay away, and the views down onto the beach are lovely.
Although we only stayed bed and breakfast at the hotel, I would visit this place again if only for the food we had. Every morning the buffet-style breakfasts offer everything from fruit, cereal and toast, to pancakes, waffles and fry-ups. Even the drinks are fantastic with every kind of fruit juice imaginable, tea, coffee and for the indulgent, champagne! What's great is you can just help yourself to everything you want, but waiters/waitresses will still serve you things like hot drinks, and the bar area has chefs preparing the hot food there in front of you so you can customise for example, how you like your eggs and what toppings you want on your pancakes. I've read reviews of other restaurants that say they found their breakfast times to be stressful and rushed, we went at different times and had no problems whatsoever, it was a very relaxing experience.
Although this is the only area of Tenerife I have visited, I found the people to be very helpful and friendly. We had no problems with being overcharged for phonecalls or minibar use (as has happened to us on other holidays) and everyone on reception spoke perfect English so they were always available to answer any queries we had. When we had come back home we realised that an item of clothing had been left behind, and without us having to inform them, the hotel contacted us and sent it back to our house, free of charge. now that's service!
During our stay here we visited the Aqua Park, and some fantastic restaurants which were so close. Verdes, the Italian served amazing food and was literally 4 minutes walk away. And the fantastic El Molino Blanco was a mere 5 minutes in a taxi, which the hotel are happy to book for you.
All in all it has got to be the best hotel I have ever stayed in abroad. I look forward to going again this year and hope many others will do too after reading this."
- Travel date: Tue 25th of April 2006
"Having booked a week in the Jardin Tropical on the reccomendation of a friend i was a little apprehensive having subsequently read some of the negative reviews on Tripadvisor but my fears proved unfounded as my girlfriend and i loved this pretty hotel.
I had noticed the hotel on previous trips to Tenerife as it certainly stands out amid the concrete skyline of Las Americas with its whitewashed walls,turrets and Moorish style architechture so when we decided on another trip to Tenerife we decided we would give it a go,and we werent disappointed.
We booked a sea view double which did exactly as it said on the tin, it had a reasonably sized double bed and a lovely sea view, the bedroom/living area was a good size with plenty of wardrobe space, the balcony was private and reasonably quiet (junior suites and suites come with sun loungers on the balconies), the bathroom was large with an excellent above bath shower and twin basins, bathrobes were a nice touch also.
The breakfast buffet was probably the most comprehensive and best i've encountered outside of Le Palais in Prague, all tastes were catered for amply.
We booked half board but didnt dine in Las Mimosas (the buffet restaurant) at night as it always seemed to be really busy but we did dine in the other half board restaraunt Las Cuevas which was an A la carte option with a 5% supplement for half board guests, the food and service were very good, particularily the Canarian specials, we also dined in the Las Rochas beach club attached to the hotel which offers a 15% discount to guests, the food was excellent (try the sea bass in salt crust and the Iberian ham starter) and the setting is truly spectacular as the outside terrace is actually balanced above the atlantic below ! Stunning.
As other tripadvisor members have already mentioned beware the pool in Las Rochas if you dont like saltwater, its pumped from the atlantic below and is constantly freezing cold, the pool in the hotel is heated and is a nice size with plenty of sun loungers especially on the terrace area.
Overall we were very impressed with the staff and the hotel and will certainly visit again.
Ps..any building work that may have been taking place seems to have been finished as we didnt notice any at all during our stay."
- Travel date: Thu 20th of April 2006
Hotel superbly situated on the esplanade...
"Hotel superbly situated on the esplanade but away from the hustle and bustle and with private entrance. Room excellent, very clean and with all facilities.
Private pools were very clean and with courteous staff available at all times. Although it was only half board the food on offer was excellent with a wide spectrum of foods available from all countries. The hotel had a gym and beauty salon and evening entertainment.
There was no noisy pool-side entertainment during the day which made for a very relaxing timeâ¦ Would certainly visit again."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of April 2006
"As a veteran Tenerife holidaymaker this hotel was probably the best we've stayed in. The hotel did not seem busy during the day and as Brits we felt in the minority (Which was fine with us,)majority being german and dutch. The gardens and pool areas where well kept and the rooms were of a high standard. The chlorinated top pool which was the largest attracted most of the families with children and as a couple the lower pool which had its own attractive sea front restaurant Las Rochas was our favorite. (BEWARE the water in pumped in from a depth of 18m from the atlantic and is freezing all day long, but after a few days we got used to it.)
The resort was very peaceful and away from all the mass tourist hotspots, but is a 4 euro(3min) cab ride to the Las Americas shopping strip and all the action if you want it.
Lastly the staff there were great hosts anticipating our every whim and never letting our glasses run dry!. We recommend a sea view room but don't worry the mountain view rooms at the back are equally as nice. Overall don't expect the Ritz but this is a lovely hotel with plenty of character, beautiful gardens, excellent service and we think value for money too...."
- Travel date: Thu 9th of March 2006
"The Jardin tropical is situated amongst the sprawling over development in Costa Adeje; with one huge difference; it has huge, beautiful, established gardens and magnificent views out to sea contributing to create a true oasis of calm.
The room rate could not be described as a bargain so our expectations were high. We reserved a junior suite.We were given a pleasant room with the balcony overlooking a side street.Sea view as reserved, but the noise meant the balcony was useless.In fact a side sea view. We asked to be moved and next day we switched to the opposite side of the hotel.The room not as luxurious but high standard and so peaceful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.So tranquil. The superb weather did help, no doubt. One downside - the Mimosa restaurant.The buffet food was o.k. lots of choice. The restaurant is in need of a facelift.It is also in need of some commonsense management.i.e.Order drinks; the guy brings your order.Minutes later you begin to eat and a second guy arrives interupting your food with a piece of paper for you to sign for the drinks.Get up to collect a desert; return to find your table being cleared. The restaurant seemed unable to handle the volume of guests.The little head waiter appeared to be ineffective and stressed; he was at times brusque to the point of rudeness when requesting guests to wait for a table.None the less this is a beautiful retreat; the overall holiday experience was fabulous.Take a look at the hotel's video on line."
- Travel date: Fri 24th of February 2006