About Iberostar Anthelia
The Iberostar Anthelia is an opulent hotel located overlooking the Tenerife coastline in Costa Adeje. This 5* resort boasts stunning accommodation, unrivalled facilities, and hours of fun for all the family. The hotel holds a prime position, which truly gives the best of both worlds. Close to the diverse shopping opportunities at the Plaza del Duque as well as the numerous cafes and bars that line the promenade, this is the perfect place to stay in Tenerife, regardless of interest or passions. The resort is one of few in Costa Adeje that caters equally to families with young children, to couples, and to business travellers, with dedicated meeting rooms and office facilities. Situated just one hour from Tenerife Airport, transfers are inexpensive, quick, and, most importantly, easy. Flying into Tenerife South Airport, and the transfer is even shorter - just 10 minutes.
This resort in particular is popular for those looking for an extravagant and somewhat indulgent holiday. The Iberostar Anthelia offers all-inclusive rates, which covers meals, both soft and alcoholic drinks, and access to fitness suites. The stunning location and beautiful decor of the hotel also lend themselves to weddings, with many brides and grooms flying in from all over the world to hold their ceremony amongst such wonderful surroundings.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The Iberostar Anthelia is one of the largest accommodation complexes in Costa Adeje. Boasting no less than 365 rooms, varying from standard doubles to spacious suites, there is something to suit all budgets. However, despite its large size, there is still a very intimate atmosphere here. Rooms are divided between five separate buildings, so there’s very much a small hotel feel, which is a lot more personal. Standard rooms are available with either garden or sea views, both of which are truly stunning. These standard rooms typically accommodate two adults and one child, ideal for couples or small families.
For those travelling in larger groups, or with bigger families, the superior rooms and suites are perfect. These large rooms in Tenerife comfortably house three adults plus children, and come with luxurious features that you simply won’t find anywhere else. With spectacular views across the Atlantic, these delightful suites are ideal whatever the occasion.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The entertainment and activities here are truly diverse, and ensure that everyone, right from the kids to the grandparents, are well looked after during their time at the Iberostar Anthelia. The Mini Club and Maxi Club put on all manner of activities throughout the day, with the Mini club exclusively for children, and the Maxi Club offering more adventurous activities for teens. For adults, the Anthelia Mall Discotheque is considered to be one of the most vibrant live music and dance venues in Costa Adeje.
The onsite fitness is well equipped, and is designed to rejuvenate tired bodies. With both hot and cold pools, Traditional Turkish baths, and sensations showers, there are plenty of facilities for relaxing after a challenging gym session, game of tennis, or aerobics class. The hotel also has partnerships with local activity providers, arranging for guests to try their hand at scuba diving, play a round of golf, or cycle along the picturesque promenade.
Food and Drink Options
There are four bars and four restaurants located onsite within the Iberostar Anthelia complex. Restaurants include the Poseidon Gourmet Restaurant, Portofino Italian Restaurant, Zeus Restaurant, and Barbacoa Restaurant. The cuisine varies between restaurant. One night, dine upon mouthwatering and authentic Canarian cuisine, the next sample classic Mediterranean fare that’s sure to delight the tastebuds.
If you want the ultimate holiday feel, chill out with a few drinks at the numerous pool bars in the complex. There’s nothing like taking a dip and then sipping on cocktails to make you really appreciate the amazing Costa Adeje weather. Opt for an all-inclusive package and guests can even dine and drink for free! The Iberostar class themselves as being one of Tenerife’s prime gastronomic hotels, and they’re not wrong! Although the number of restaurants and bars may be fewer than at neighbouring hotels, the quality simply cannot be beaten.
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"I absolutely LOVED this hotel. It was the best holiday I've ever been on. The food was amazing, the weather was amazing, the rooms were amazing, the staff were amazing.. there was one young man who was particularly amazing but I won't talk too much about that! Haha.. it was lovely. Would recommend it to anyone, particularly families, but perfect for any age. Didn't really need to go out of the hotel, it had everything we needed.:) :) :)"
- Travel date: Wed 27th of May 2009
I have just came back from the GRAND ADE...
"I have just came back from the GRAND ADEJE HOTEL ( 15 - 22/09/08 ) I have to say after reading all the other comments about this hotel, the entrance to the hotel is wow & i mean the wow factor, the staff & i mean completely all the staff are very polite & nice to you, they will do anything when asked, the room are very big & clean, the foos was all way's hot with prenty of choice, the roof top pool is the best i've come across, i can only say nice things about this hotel & will be going back to this hotel, i do think the hotel has took on board about the bad points & have 100% fixed or worked on the issues, a fantastic hotel over all honestly."
- Travel date: Fri 26th of September 2008
Just returned from a weeks holiday and w...
"Just returned from a weeks holiday and we had a great time. The hotel is just lovely, the grounds are very spacious and although the hotel was full you had the feeling that there were not too many people around when you went for a walk around the grounds.
We loved the kids club my 7 year old went every day, 10.30 - 13.00 and 15.00 -17.00. Age group 4 - 12 years, they were signed in in the morning and we were asked if they were allowed to return to us on their own if not they were kept at the club until someone came to pick them up, the doors were closed but not locked, it was completely self contained with their own indoor area where they had various arts and crafts, but most of the activities where outdoors, where they played table tennis, football, and had a sand pit, separate outdoor pool area for the children the water being knee deep for my 7 year old. They played games during the day for which they were awarded medals and certificates for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place at the mini disco in the evening and then the usual dancing and a visit from Smiley the resident cuddly dog.
She was happy during the day and we were able to relax around the smaller and quieter outdoor heated pool.
We ate in the buffet dinning room the food was excellent., we could have eaten in the A La Carte restaurants for a supplement but thought they were too stuffy for children and did not even have a childrens menu.
The evening entertainment was OK the usual mixture of good and bad, funny and maybe funny when it should not have been!
The hotel is in a great location, turn left outside the front of the hotel and there are all the designer shops and turn right and its the usual tacky nick nacks. head out the back door and you have a lovely walk along the sea front.
All in all a fabulous holiday we would most certainly return but would upgrade on the room, the only fault I could find, the rooms were small with 3 beds all pushed together, but nevertheless it did not spoil anything. The staff are excellent went the extra mile and with a smile.
- Travel date: Sat 26th of April 2008
Do not believe everything that you read...
"Do not believe everything that you read !!!! This was our fourth Easter holiday at this hotel since 2005 and along with friends, think it is great for families. OK when you spend Â£6000 on a holiday do you really expect to get a beer for 1 euro? I don't think so. Every year things get better around the hotel and gardens and there are not many hotels which that could be said about. Even with a steep hike in prices caused by the pound / euro exchange we will be back next Easter. Hasta el prÃ³ximo aÃ±o. "
- Travel date: Thu 24th of April 2008
This hotel is fabulous! You are treated...
"This hotel is fabulous! You are treated like a king/queen here.
The food is lovely.At breakfast a wide range of english food is served.All cooked to a high standard.At dinner,many foods are served,mainly english.Very tasty indeed.They have wide selection of cakes and ice cream for the kids!
The pools are amazing.The salt water pool can be very cold so I recommend that you go in the pool with the flower in the middle.At both pools there are bars selling drinks and ice-creams.The waiters will deliver your drinks straight to your loungers.
The rooms are spectacular.So clean and cosy. All rooms have a view of the sea,which is a lovely site to see!The bathrooms are filled with clean towels and toiletries every day.The maids do a wonderful job cleaning the room.
Overall,this hotel is great for families and people without children.Anyone who says this hotel is rubbish must be blind!!!! I strongly recommened this hotel and we will be visting it for the 7th time in may."
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of April 2008
"i stayed in this hotel for about three weeks. in my opinion, it is very big. because of that people who like it quite will enjoy it. the enormes pool and the big garden puts you in the holiday feeling. and if you like the sea- its just 20 meters away. i enjoyed my stay- thanks to the friendly staff"
- Travel date: Sat 28th of January 2006
Fantastic holiday in a fantastic hotel
"We have just come back from one week's holiday at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, the nicest 4 star in the area (in our opinion) as it turned out, on a half board basis. We booked an ordinary room on the third floor with fantastic sea view and close to the pool and restaurant in the hopes that our baby call would work (digital). The room was large enough to comfortably fit 3 beds (our daughter is almost 3 so likes a big bed), had satellite tv, minibar, large balcony facing the heated pool and the sea, large bathroom with bath and shower, a/c etc. Babysitting is available at 12 euros per hour but we didn't use it.
The hotel has a mini club for children from 4 years and upwards - but they were happy to have our daughter join in if one of us accompanied her. We paid nothing for the service, and she got a lot out of it. She drew one morning, painted her own t-shirt one afternoon, had her face painted one afternoon, and played in the fully equipped outdoor playground. They organised a children's disco at 8:30 every evening, and a life sized dog called Smiley came out and hugged the children. They all adored him!
The hotel has 4 pools, one huge one, one heated one that our room overlooked, and 2 children's pools. The heated pool wasn't as warm as we'd expected, but we all swam most days and when the sun was shining, it was heated up quickly.
The weather was sunny/cloudy while we were there â it averages around 21 degrees there at that time of year, but we had some cold days at about 15 degrees. When it is raining or cold there is very little to do at the hotel/beach. When the sun shone it felt very warm indeed, hot enough to sunbathe but it just wasn't reliable enough to do all day.
The food was fabulous!!! Breakfast and dinner was buffet style, but beautifully done. A lot of foods were available made to order such as fillet steaks, seafood; and there was champagne and caviar and smoked salmon for breakfast everyday if you wanted it. The service was impeccable and the staff were all so friendly with the children.
A word of warning, the dress-code for evenings was quite smart and men wore shirts in the restaurant and women were often in glitzy gowns.
As we booked half board, we ate lunches out or in the pizzeria at the poolside. Optionally you can upgrade your evening meal to the a la carte restaurant for a small charge, but we never did that as the main restaurant was so wonderful.
The hotel is right at the sea side with two beaches on either side. By far the nicest beach is Playa del Duque with nice cafes and restaurants. It is a five minute walk away. In the other direction are cheap cafes and shops catering towards the package holidaymaker.
We didn't do any sightseeing as our aim was a "relax and stay at the hotel" kind of holiday. However, there are lots of things to do like a boat trip to see the whales, funicular up to Tiede, Spain's highest peak which was snow capped whilst we were there, diving and other watersports, parachuting, golf, waterpark etc.
Our daughter napped in the room for an hour or so everyday, and our baby call worked so we could sit at the pool and sunbathe â luxury! In the evenings, we put her to bed just after the disco and sat on the balcony and played cards until she was asleep. 2 nights we sneaked downstairs to see shows, a fantastic professional flamenco show and a fun musical variety show peformed by the animation team. The baby call unfortunately didn't work that far away, but my husband checked on our daughter every 30 mins.
In summary, we loved the holiday. The hotel was fantastic and provided everything we wished for. The only downside was the unreliability of the weather, although we came home with suntans."
- Travel date: Tue 24th of January 2006
"having just returned from this hotel as part of a travel agents educational, i would defo not have any problems with sending any of my clents to this hotel the staff were all very very helpfull could not do enough for you. i had a problem with my sink n the bathroom and within 15min of me reporting the problem the sink was fixed!! the rooms are all very nice and clean they have plenty of space as well. the pools are not to crouded and there is no fights over sunloungers!! the lobbie is so different from anything that i have ever seen before it is so big and bright the piano gets played in the corner which is so relaxing. the security in this hotel is also good you cant get nto the main part of the hotel unless you have a key card and also a few nights i noticed security guards walking around the hotel. There is also direct access to the beach through a gate at the bottom of the hotel which you can only use if again you have a key card. I was there for 4 days and the bedding and towels were changed twice during my stay.
All in all i would recomend this hotel and would give it more a 5* than a 4 star.
if you would like any more info on this hotel send me an e-mail and i will be more than happy to help if i can."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of December 2005
One of the best ever
"What a hotel. We have just returned from a fortnights stay. I was sceptical having read some of the reviews on this site and even attempted to switch my booking. Thank goodness I did not. There is nothing to criticise - the food is fantastic, the animation team probably the best in over 70 holidays in five star hotels in the last ten years. The accomodation is spotless, the rooms spacious and noise free. Add to that fantastic views , wonderful warm and firendly staff, beautiful grounds and you have the almost perfect holiday. Couple that with the fact that the hotel is so large that you have the illusion of privacy and peace all the time. The location is fine for walks and other activities. Excursions are plentiful and reasonably priced. Dont miss Raffles ( a unique show - I wont spoil it by telling you what will happen , but believe me it is not to be missed. Add to that one of the many whale watch expeditions (magical), and you have the perfect holiday. Some people have said the animation was amateurish - I found quite the reverse - with them providing shows from Vampira (a gothic rock extravaganza to Celtic Pride ( a river dance tribute) - all brilliant. The interspersed bought shows are great - Supremes and Beatles tribute especially."
- Travel date: Wed 21st of September 2005
A Hotel not too be missed! Fantastic stay!!!!!!!!!
"This was our third time at this hotel. All I can say is it is fantastic! I am fairly hard to please as we run three highly rated hotels in the UK with aproximately 200 rooms and a restaurant serving food of a 3 AA Rosettes standard. We are talking about Tenerife and a large chain of hotels under the Iberostar banner and whilst the food is very acceptable, it is not gastronomic and i would not expect it to be. The hotel is great, and the staff very accommodating, especially the Animation team led by Sergio. We have stayed at the Grand Anthelia three times and are going back in October for a fourth visit, this should say it all. The hotel is ideal for families and the staff very friendly, apart from Reception where it is efficient yet a little cooler in the approach, which is fairly normal at a busy desk. My daughter who is 6 did not want to go anywhere else as the mini club is first rate, with games, activities and all carried out with a very caring approach, followed by a medal at the mini disco in the evening if they have won. After the mini disco there is a mixture of weekly entertainment, one night will be an amateur show by the animation team which is on the whole extremely entertaining and the other nights with fairly professional acts which are normally very entertaining. We always book an executive room which is larger with a huge bay window and larger balcony and always ask for a room on a higher floor as the views down the coast to Las Americas are fantastic. The hotel is in a very nice and quiet area with great walks just outside the bottom gate. The pools are very nice (one small and heated, ideal for children and the other much larger but not heated) . Whilst I do not enjoy too many activities, the animation team during the day try to involve you and if you dont wish to join in you don't have to. After catering for over 400 people a day at home I prefer to listen to my ipod and while the time away in the sun. Please go, and don't read the take too much notice of the negative reviews, the majority are very positive and as I said I am not easy to please, but this hotel really is first class. Thank you Iberostar."
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of September 2005
Go, Go, Go!!!! It does what it says on the tin!!!!
"We have literally just got back (as in yesterday...) from this hotel. Due to some of the previous comments we were apprehensive about our stay as it was our honeymoon. All I can say is that we needn't have worried, and I'm afraid that in my opinion the comments running the hotel and the ameneties down are WAY off mark!!. Sure there is building work across from the hotel but this does not impact in any way and we spoke to guests who have been for 3 years running who say this work actually started 3 years ago..... The hotel is superb...absolutely 1st class. The food is to die for. We went when the hotel was fully booked and it didn't feel crowded, there were sunloungers to spare (just get up 10 mins early and sneak the towels on...) and the staff just couldn't do enough. The previous reviewer from Yorkshire got it right, and I agree with their comments too.. People were enquiring about booking for next year when we left so it aint that bad is it!!!! Costa Adeje is lovely (and was completely free from 'aggressive touts' outside the hotel....) Do be prepared to barter with just about everyone (apart from restaraunts) and if you have long hair go with the flow and get it braided...!!! hey...it's a holiday enjoy yourself!
The beer in the hotel is quite expensive....so either drink it and don't moan or walk about 400mtrs to the nearest shop and buy cheap stuff to drink in the room....we did both.
I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel and the staff, any queries anyone needs answering then you can email me at [email protected] I can only speak as I find and this was a fantastic (expensive) holiday... Oh, if you DO find you are craving something plain and substantial try Bentleys English restaurant on the seafront.....yummy food."
- Travel date: Fri 5th of August 2005
Very mixed opinion! Detailed description, well worth reading.
"I've just returned back from a week staying in what seems to be a absolutely fantastic hotel.
When we arrived we were left speechless, the lobby, is absolutely fantastic! We walked in at around 10:30pm, the piano was being played quietly in the corner and I had a smile like no other.
After checking in the bell rang for the bell boy to collect out bags and we followed him to our room through all the very very glamerous surroundings.
The bell boy turned to leave without me offering a tip which impressed me as were all used to them hanging around for the tip. I had to call him back to tip him.
We unpacked and unwound... infact as soon as the bell boy left the room I literally jumped for joy, it was a dream holiday, in a dream surrounding, and I thought NOTHING could be better.
The next morning we headed down the lovely marble stairs to the restaurant.. it was very spacious, and fresh looking. But here is where the first of a trend of negatives arose. We walked into the restaurant, and pondered around.. we were completely unsure of where to sit, or whether we were allowed to.. there were no reserved tables, and you literally just walked in and picked a spot... It made my girlfriend and I feel a bit on edge because we didn't want Herman the German to come and claim were sitting in his seat.
This negative was soon forgotten as soon as I saw there was at least 7 different types of freshly squeezed fruit juices! I was gobsmacked to see that you could have caviat (sp) salmon, and champagne for breakfast! (I did have a glass but only for the novelty) We headed to the 1st pool we found but were disapointed as it was located in the centre of the hotel, so there was no view. We moved to the salt water pool which was very nice.
It was here where the next negative arose! whilst relaxing with a book around the pool on marched the entertainment staff, informing us of water polo or something.. this was a trend that occured at least 3 times every day! it was extremely annoying as I wasn't interested in any sports.. I'd seen them advertised and knew what time they were on, and if I was interested i'd have taken part.. I didn't need the entertainment staff to come around me every few hours to pester me into playing darts.
The Entertainment was also the next negative, I used to work as an entertainer at a 5 star resort, so I knew all about the business. I expected a good quality of entertainment as is often the case from in house teams.. I was SHOCKED when the poor excuse for entertainment began, an awful, hideous, rendition of a cabaret show which was absolutely horrifically mimed meant my girlfriend and I left as soon as we had finished our drinks...
Drinks was the next negative.. The hotel seemed to have a split personality, the nice side that welcomed you to help yourself to as many portions as you liked, and brought a free bottle of champagne to my room for my girlfriends birthday... and then the bad side which tried to scam money out of you in every way posible... the drinks were extortionate, and they tried cheap tricks of giving you extremely salty peanuts with your order so you became thirsty again. I was anxious as to whether to use the Air con in my room because I feared it may charge me.
All in all the hotel is fantastic, the staff although a little annoying mean well, they are a completely different type of workers to those in thsi country and when they're working show no sign of discontent. Although the waiting staff nick your plate the second you munch your last mouthful.
I'd put the negative points of Anthelia down to poor senior management, everything is run supremely but I imagine the drinks are a huge revenue and thus they use this to their advantage.
3 days into our holiday as we walked into the restaurant we were shown to a table and told how the system works.. (I think they thought we had just arrived) only 3 days late.
I wouldn't go to the hotel again, although only because of how much I was frustrated by teh extremely annoying entertainment staff of poor talent.
Other than that, its a dream of a hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 31st of July 2005