Iberostar Grand El Mirador
About Iberostar Grand El Mirador
This 5* luxury resort is designed specifically to help travellers truly relax on their Tenerife holiday. Exclusively for adults, the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador is the perfect haven for those wanting a romantic getaway without being interrupted by children and babies. Styled with turrets and towers inspired by the classic architecture of both the Mediterranean and Northern Africa - two rich cultures that have significantly influenced the Canary Islands - this resort is considered to be one of the most glamorous places to stay in Tenerife.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the island. Halfway between the lively Costa Adeje centre and the quiet and serene La Caleta just to the north, guests at this hotel have the best both both worlds. Guests benefit from short airport transfer times, easy access to some of the best shops in Tenerife, and simply breathtaking views that include the white sands of Playa del Duque, the pretty island of La Gomera, and the vast Atlantic Ocean reaching as far as the eye can see.
Room Information and Room Facilities
With just 120 rooms, the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador is one of the most intimate hotels in Tenerife. There is more of a cozy, personal B&B feel here than a large resort atmosphere, which is, in part, what makes it such a unique place to stay in Costa Adeje. All rooms here are considered to be suites, ranging from the more basic - yet opulent - Junior Suite, to the extravagant Presidential and Royal suites.
Junior suites offer spacious accommodations complete with balcony, four poster beds, and views across the hotels gardens and pool areas. The more impressive suites all offer views across the ocean, and complimentary access to the prestigious VIP areas of the resort. With daily champagne receptions, free spa services, and an open bar offering snacks, teas and coffees, and soft drinks, the superior suites really are worth the extra.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
Adult-focused entertainment and activities are rife at the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, both onsite and off. Onsite, guests can gaze out at the ocean whilst working up an appetite on the treadmill, enjoy a refreshing dip in the spacious pool, or unwind with hot stone treatments and massages at the spa and wellness centre.
Offsite activities are fuelled by adrenaline. The resort boasts partnerships with some excellent local activity suppliers, allowing for guests to take catamaran excursions, try their hand at waterskiing, race along mountain bike tracks, and even go fishing.
What’s evident in terms of entertainment and activities at the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, is that the range of activities are perhaps not as diverse as those at other nearby resorts. However, this is part of the overall charm of the hotel. This isn’t a place to go for constant classes, courses, and theatre. This resort is designed to provide a serene hamlet, nestled between the ocean and the mountains, where adults can simply unwind. If guests do fancy doing something a little more energetic, there are plenty of opportunities in Costa Adeje.
Food and Drink Options
The three restaurants at the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador all focus upon blending classic Mediterranean and Canarian cuisine, creating fresh, healthy meals based upon seafood, cheeses, and speciality meats. For fine dining, the El Cenador Restaurant offers an al a carte menu in sophisticated settings. Traditional, authentic Canarian fare is given a revamping here, with the chefs adding a modern twist to their dishes that you simply wouldn’t find anywhere else.
Looking for something a bit more relaxed? No problem. Stop for lunch in the poolside La Pergola Restaurant, which serves up paellas, salads, and tapas plates to hungry swimmers. Alternatively, opt for the buffet restaurant. Not your standard resort buffet, here guests can watch skilled chefs creating their food right in front of their eyes. For drinks, Bar la Tosca is perfect for relaxing in the evenings, or head down to one of the many seafront venues on the nearby promenade.
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- free parking
- business services
- free wireless internet in room
- room service
- air conditioning
- meeting room
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- concierge desk
- hair dryer
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- car hire
- currency exchange
- english amenities
- french amenities
- 24 hour front desk
- shops amenities
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- german amenities
- italian amenities
- bicycle rental
- reduced mobility rooms
- spanish amenities
- hot tub
- heated pool
- facilities for disabled guests
- complimentary toiletries
- poolside bar
- tv rtr planeta russia
- steam room
- butler service
- adult pool
12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great stay with luxury surroundings and great friendly service
"Just coming to the end of a great week at the end of October.
Surroundings impressive and spotlessly clean. Stayed in a Junior suite with lots of room and spotless decor and efficient staff .
Food excellent, a mix of buffet style with plenty of choices in the main restaurant for starters and deserts, and a choice of up to 6 mains served at your table. Wines very good and reasonably priced. Specialty Canarian cuisine served in the specialty a la cart restaurants exceptional. Two visits to the specialty restaurants included in the Half Board package.
Pool area really great. Always a choice of sun beds with parasols and cushions and fresh towels daily. Rarely more than about 10 adults in the pool. Pool side bars with attentive friendly staff,
Overall a great holiday, and good position adjacent to the sea and promenade which can be taken all the way to Los Christiano (if you have the stamina and time) . Great mix of accessibility and peace if you want it as the hotel is towards the quieter end if the resort."
- Travel date: Fri 30th of October 2015
How can anyone say anything negative?
"We are here at Gran Mirador now...it is glorious! We have a lovely (upgraded!)suite on the Balconada area..with a private pool shared among about a dozen suites. The room is very spacious, lovely seaviews & sunbeds are best ever! Pools are not deep, but seem a little cool Not easy to get in and out though!! Perhaps Im getting old...steps/handrails would be good.
Breakfast buffet is great,,,we are even offered cava & chocs...it was rude to say No!
Dinner so far has been good too...huge buffet choice for starters & desserts, with a small choice of 4 mains, freshly cooked & brought to our table...last night there was grilled lobster as an additional choice. Weve not yet tried La Cenador a la carte restaurant, as it is only open Fri Sat Sundays, but have booked it for tomorrow!
Weve been lucky enough to have stayed in many top hotels around the world...this can match most of them!
Just one complaint...common to many hotels...the awful toaster at breakfast! Can Dyson invent a commercial toaster that actually works...i.e.delivers HOT toast...not warm dry bread! Or can hotels just put baskets of toast out individually to tables when tea/coffees are ordered?"
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of May 2012
What a pity so nearly so good!
"El Mirador certainly has 5 star location and facilities but somehow just manages to just miss giving that complete satisfaction.
The location is great with views directly over the ocean and easy access to the beach and sea front walks.
The pool and gardens are well laid out and provide relaxing and quiet sunbathing and swimming.
Junior suite was great with good views and comfortable beds and ample bathroom and storage with small balcony and good views. But the aircon did not work. We told reception at least 4 times although the first was not with urgency. In the end I asked reception to tell me what at been done -- reception staff changed frequently and lacked continuity -- no answer to date.
We had half board (there was an offer on at the time) with the usual buffet breakfast which was fine with friendly and attentive staff .
Evening dinning was primarliy in the same facilty with an ample bufffet starter and sweets with cheese. The main course was cooked to order and I would class as so or 4 star.
2 nights a week there was an opton of a romantic moonlight dinner in a seperate restaurant. Full of anticipation we had a fist course then we had loud discordant music from 2 seperate sources --- one was the live performance in the adjacent hotel bar and the other was various performers practicing with the patio doors open in the contiguous conference rooms -- the real performance was the next night. Restaurant staff were embarrased and tried to close the doors but it made little difference the evening could not be saved. However the real bad point is the lack of response by management to this occurrence when it was reported 3 times to reception staff on the last 2 with a request for management to accept that there was problem and hopefully say why it would not happen again.
Now here is a truly excellent part -- dinner in the El Celandor Restaurant -- it was fine dining with excellent and imaginative chef as well as good local wine recommendation. Some course were an extra cost which because of the quality did not matter. However only open a few nights a week and limited choice menu so not a week long option.
Do remember to book as it can fill up. 5 Star..
The lack of management response to these 2 issues, aircon and restaurant noise, lead me to feel that the Hotel lacks a sensistivity and care for its customers when a problem arises --- the reception staff are a post box and not empowered to follow through. Maybe I am too Engish and not assertive enough but if it was my hotel I would be concerned.
Not having received any response to my problems reluctantly I could not recommend the hotel to friend unless they accepted and understood this shortcoming. A Pity because it has excellent facilities and huge potential with some delightful staff."
- Travel date: Sun 10th of January 2010
nice place for a winter break
"ive been to Tenerife many times and this is a really nice part of the island and a nice place to say
the hotel is pleasantly relaxed and not fussy .... but the services is friendly and efficient
the location is right by the beach and is ideally situated
the hotel boasts a few pools .. salt water i think .. a gym and squash courts..
when checking out they allowed us to stay in the room for another six hours.. a good sign methinks
all in all a nice stay!"
- Travel date: Thu 7th of January 2010
Fabulous - & it's just been made adult only - already booked for next year
"This is a fabulous hotel in a fantastic location - if you want privacy, peace & quiet & just to get away from it all then this really is the hotel for that. The rooms are all devine & immaculately clean, the evening turn down service is sweet, but it is to be expected from a hotel of this calibre.
We did have a couple of niggles whilst staying there but nothing major - 2 chefs where unable to cook poached eggs on 2 seperate occassions(annoying but not the end of the world), the waiting staff where either very good or just bothered!!!
The pool is lovely & not deep which means it's at a nice temperature & wont leave you gasping when you get in.
The bar area is quite small & can get busy (but overly so), the bar is quite expensive, but too be expected & actually is no cheaper than the bars outside on the beach. (Raul makes a lovely cocktail).
Overall this is a lovely hotel it is what they say it is - "small & intimate". The staff & general serice are very good & you do feel looked after. And for us the even bigger bonus is - "this is now an adult only hotel".
Highly recommend this hotel - fabulous,fabulous,fabulous!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 25th of November 2009
Proper 5 star - (nearly)
"Very lovely stay, rooms and food excellent,and service first class. Pool and gardens exceptional and in a beautiful area. Thanks to new starter Ryan for all your help (Iberostar management note he will be an asset for you)
Just 2 small niggles that does note quite rate it full 5 stars for me.
1) TV needs to be lcd/plasma and have greater selection of channels, Pay TV and free Internet.
2) Spa facilities are at sister Anthelia hotel which is 15 minute walk or 4 euro taxi ride.
However, we would have walked it over and over again because the Thai massage was out of this world.
Book direct with Iberostar for best deals."
- Travel date: Wed 25th of November 2009
this is one of the best hotels we have stayed in
"fabulous hotel, very spacious, excellant position in Adeje,the bedrooms are huge, large sitting area with sofa and chairs,coffee table,huge 4 poster bed,dressing room,large bathroom with sunken bath, seperate shower and toilet,the balcony was about 30foot wide with sofa,coffee table,table and chairs,beautiful cresent shaped pool at a lovely temperature,deep padded loungers,fruit available for you to help yourselves,water provided in the room everyday free of charge,good selection at breakfast,very pleasant staff,we have stayed in many nice hotels all over the world, but this would rate as one of the best"
- Travel date: Sat 30th of May 2009
5 star faulty towers!
"there were four adults and seven children split over four rooms for one week over christmas. the hotel had just been taken over (which we were not informed about before we went) there were TEN staff for 110 guests. the hotel is beautiful. the bedrooms were spacious and beautifully furnished with lovely toiletries/bathrobes/fruit/wine and iced biscuits on arrival. the pool area is a delight. the staff were doing triple shifts as the hotel had just been taken over! the waiters were also the bellhops/concierges/recetionists/barmen, the same people kept popping up all over the hotel!!! it was like 5 star 'faulty towers' the food was lovely but very 'processed'. the staff were incredibly apologetic the whole week and we did laugh a lot! we complained to the manager incessently and to his credit refund all the food for 11 of us for the whole week! but i wouldnt go back to this hotel even if i was offered a free holiday!"
- Travel date: Wed 8th of April 2009
Very relaxing... Nothing to do for the kids
"El Mirador Gran Hotel was a very peaceful holiday except there is nothing to do for the kids apart from the swimming pool. The bartenders and waitresses took a while to give the orders when not even busy but they were quite friendly. The gym was good and the pool was excellent. The price was quite expensive for drinks and food. If you discover down the promenade on the beach their is lovely shops and restaurants. The holiday was very relaxing but there was nothing to do for the kids."
- Travel date: Wed 1st of April 2009
Could be fantastic but lots of small problems to iron out first
"I went to the Iberostar El Mirador Gran thanks to a special offer I received. The promotional material I received made it out to be a brand new hotel which as many people will know it is not. Iberostar have purchased the old annexe from Bahia Del Duque and market it as its own hotel now. It also states that there is an oriental themed restaurant - It doesnt!
The food at the hotel's own restaurants was fantastic - breakfast, lunch and evening
Housekeeping also excellent - the room was kept spotless
Views - some amazing views
Staff - some staff were amazingly helpful and could not do enough for you
Service - first night we were not told about the menu in the evening restaurant and had already helped ourselves to the buffet when the menu was brought across. We asked 3 times about massages and were told 3 different answers. One day I was shouted at in Spanish by a waiter in front of other hotel guests. Im sorry but I dont speak Spanish (I should make more of an effort but I do already speak 3 languages) and in my opinion if you are a waiter at a '5 star' hotel in an area frequented by English guests you should at least speak a smattering of it.
There are signs and adverts for a restaurant called La Nonna all over the hotel. It is no longer part of the hotel but the material you see makes you think otherwise. We had an appalling meal there, I did speak to others who had said they had a good meal so it could be a case of hit and miss.
The mattresses on the sun loungers were stained and some sun loungers did not even have them.
Overall for the price I paid I was happy but I do know how much this costs to the normal traveller. If I had a choice of the Abama, Bahia Del Duque or the Iberostar all at around the same price the Iberostar would come third without a shadow of a doubt.
HOWEVER if they can rectify some of the small problems that they have then this hotel can give the other two a real run for their money."
- Travel date: Tue 17th of March 2009
super plush hotel
"Great Hotel. Food wonderful, especially breakfasts. Pool icy cold until 2 days before we left. Maintainence work going on which we were not informed about when booking or checking in was a nuisance. Lovely grounds, very select. Staff wonderful in dining room, a little bit sooty/unfriendly at main desk. Upgraded to suite with use of VIP pool, pricy but very special and private. Super location with amazing view of beach. Great clean rooms, dressing gowns, slippers, flowers, complimentary water. Would go back in a flash but spoilt with suite and wouldn't want to go to a normal room now."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of March 2009
Peace and quiet
"This hotel used to be a little "annexe" of the larger Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, and has recently broken away and is now "managed" by Iberostar.
We live in Tenerife and went for 1 night to celebrate a birthday. What can I say? The standard rooms are a good size there is no need to have a suite in my opinion. You get a lounge area with good size sofa, small walk in wardrobe, huge bathroom, nice balcony or terrace and most rooms have a sea view. We had a room on 4th floor and the views of Del Duque beach were stunning. Buffet dinner was excellent with the hot starter and main course served at your table from a nice menu choice. Breakfast again on the terrace outside the restaurant was very good with a nice selection "from the chef" so poached eggs come fresh and hot, or you can order crepes or omelette all fresh from the kitchen, along with all the usual yummy breakfast buffet eats. Excellent!! and gallons of hot coffee.
Hotel grounds and pool area lovely, the sun beds have really plush towelling covers on them fresh every day and you can help yourself to pool towels. noone seemed to mind that we had more than 1 each. There is direct access down to the beach but the public cannot get to the hotel without a key card.
Staff can't do enough for you, they are attentive but not OTT. Room service menu is affordable as is the mini bar . I know!!
So all in all, an excellent choice for a mini break, honeymoon or quiet break away.
I think this hotel will quickly become a favourite in Tenerife, it is a little gem."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of January 2009