Royal Garden Villas
About Royal Garden Villas
The Royal Garden Villas is unlike any other resort or hotel in Tenerife. Set back from the west coast sands, the rooms are surrounded by the lush green foliage of the Costa Adeje Golf Course, the German Golf Academy, and the beautiful town of La Caleta. With 5 stars to its name, the Royal Garden Villas isn’t just different in terms of its green surroundings, but also in terms of the accommodation offerings. Unlike other nearby hotels in Costa Adeje, the Royal Garden Villas is an exclusive complex comprising of just 28 luxury holiday homes, providing a quiet, relaxing, and intimate experience that you won’t find anywhere else on the island.
Surrounded by not one but two challenging golf courses, this resort is considered to be the best golf hotel in Tenerife. Golfers are particularly welcome here, along with couples looking for a romantic and secluded getaway under the fantastic Tenerife weather. While families with young children are also welcome, parents should think carefully about whether this resort is the best choice for them. With very limited facilities catering to children, with the hotel instead focusing on offering a babysitting service, there are perhaps other nearby resorts more suited to young families. The Royal Garden Villas are easily accessible from both of Tenerife’s main airports, and from the sea ports on both the east and west coasts of the island.
Room Information and Room Facilities
There are 11 different types of villa available at the Royal Garden Villas, with 28 available in total. All villas come complete with a large sun terrace and a private heated pool for the ultimate luxurious experience. The accommodation ranges from 140 square metres to 366 square metres, so they’re perfectly suited to families and large groups looking for a more spacious alternative to a traditional hotel.
Even the basic villas at this resort - the Duchess Villas - come complete with little luxuries that you wouldn’t even find at a 5* hotel. Branded coffee machines, massage showers, washing machines, plasma TVs, and private solarium are just some of the amenities of these ‘basic’ villas, which are anything but! The larger villas, such as the Cielo Villa, boast gazebos, covered terraces, fully equipped kitchen areas, and up to three bathrooms.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The entertainment and activities at the Royal Garden Villas are very much designed to meet the needs of adult travellers, rather than children. A gymnasium and pool are available for those wishing to keep fit whilst on holiday in Costa Adeje, while the spa, with traditional Turkish baths, ice fountains, and massage showers is perfect for unwinding amongst luxurious settings. Massages, body rituals, and couples’ treatments are just some of the offerings available at the spa.
The spa is one of the main draws of the Royal Garden Villas, along with the nearby golfing opportunities. The Costa Adeje Golf Course hosts many prestigious events, including the Tenerife Ladies’ Open, while the German Golf Academy is one of 11 renowned courses across Europe and the Mediterranean. The resort also boasts partnerships with local suppliers, allowing guests to easily arrange for excursions, allowing them to try their hand at watersports, cycle, or hike amongst the looming island mountains.
Food and Drink Options
There are two restaurants onsite for guests to enjoy during their stay. The Tucan Tucan Pub really is a home away from home. Styled on a classic British local, with bar stools, dark wood interiors, and a relaxed and down-to-earth atmosphere, this is the perfect place for enjoying a laid back pint in the evenings, and nibbling some classic bar snacks and English-style meals.
For a more sophisticated dining experience, Restaurante Jardin is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Tenerife. International cuisine is served in a setting that can only be described as classic colonial, adding a touch of class to any dinner time. Creamy lobster bisque, foie gras terrine, and sirloin carpaccio are just some of the specialities served up in this prestigious eatery. A dress code does apply, so be sure to pack appropriately if planning on dining here.
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- free parking
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- room service
- dry cleaning
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- concierge desk
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- airport transportation
- self serve laundry
- outdoor pool
- free breakfast
- rooftop terrace
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- hot tub
- heated pool
- poolside bar
- infinity pool
- golf course
- butler service
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Probably the best quality accomodation we have ever stayed at.
"Me, my wife and 8 year old daughter stayed in a 2 bedroom Majestic Villa for 9 nights over New Year and it was a real treat. The Villas are amazing, it felt as we were in an interior designer's house and the standard of workmanship throughout is first class with the best quality of materials used everywhere.
They are located about 2/3 minutes drive from the lovely village of La Caleta (20 minutes walk) passing the Adeje golf course on the way down. La Caleta has 3/4 good restaurants but you can have room service in the Villa or eat at their formal restaurant as well if you like.
A 6/7 Euro taxi gets you to Playa Fanabe and Puerto Colom where there are lots of shps, cafes and good restaurants. The Villas are in a quite location overlooking the Adeje golf driving range and the mountains but you can see the coastal towns/resorts and the sea as well. You are well away from the "madness" of Las Americas etc but a 10 Euro taxi will get you there is you feel the need.
We will definately return to Royal Garden Villas as it is safe and secure for families (they have a security guard in the resort overnight) and perfect for couples especially honeymooners!
We have travelled extensively and it is up there with the very best as it is 5 star GL standard but without the fuss and formality that you experience with other 5 star GL hotels."
- Travel date: Fri 18th of January 2008
Stylish Retreat but...
"This hotel is simply stunning and there is no doubt that the majority of you will love it. Royal Garden Villas and the spa are designed to perfection.
If like me you are looking for comfort you will get it...the beds are very comfy, the rooms have not one, but three curtains to ensure a dark room and at night it's nice and quiet. So a good nightÂ´s sleep is guaranteed.
Not so quiet, as you have heard from other reviews, during the day. This should not however put you ALL off this beautiful boutique hotel.
I have to say it did not bother me too much, but it was a real turn off for my husband. The traffic noise and construction is not that bad but definately noticeable.
If you are planning to spend every day by your plunge pool (a bit too cool to plunge into!) you will probably get a bit annoyed. But if you want to go off to the Playa del Duque and La Caleta areas during the day as well and just spend part of the day at the villa, you will enjoy it. After all it's far more relaxing to eat lunch overlooking the ocean than a mini pool.
Then you can look forward to return to your retreat for a quiet night in your villa. A definate plus if you have kids and don't want to venture out every night.
Many of the other hotels here are far too big and lack the character, taste and class of Royal Garden Villas. If you want to splash out Bahia Del Duque is probably your best bet (did not have a chance to visit though) but we did not think much of the other hotel we were planning to book and visited - Jardines De Nivaria. Are we glad we did not book that one!"
- Travel date: Sun 13th of January 2008
Gorgeous Villas But Road Noise Runis It
"We stayed in one bedroom villa - Villa Marta from 24th to 28th Dec. I agree with all the other comments about the decor and beauty of the villas. They are well fitted out and the quality of fixtures is first class. The plus points about this resort is that the attention to detail is excellent, the maid service is very good and the staff in general are all polite and courteous. The DOWN side to this resort though is the road noise. As per the previous reviewer, we were in a one bed villa in the lower level and the road noise was constant. There were mopeds, cars, buses, construction lorries etc constantly going by. Also there is a hell of a lot of construction work going on in the surrounding area. It is not right next door to you, but as this complex overlooks a golf practise range you can hear the building work in all the nearby areas and the drumming of the diggers. For me this totally ruins the idea that the resort is trying to convey, ie peace tranquility and beauty. Yes, it is a lovely looking resort, but unitl all the local building works are complete in 2 - 3 years, you cannot get away from the noise, plus as more places are built, the road noise will also increase.
I find it hard to write this and appear negative, but this isn't a cheap place to stay and for the money you spend, you really should be expecting what the resort promises - peace, tranquility and beauty.
If you stay here, you need a car to get around as it is not near anything of real note and is not within walking distance of bars and restaurants other than it's own onsite facilities and the golf club opposite.
If you don't mind the noise, you will love the resort."
- Travel date: Thu 27th of December 2007
"We recently stayed at the villas for 5 nights and were allocated villa Carmen, which is a one bedroom on the lower level of the complex. On first impressions of the location, it doesn't really look much from the outside, sandwiched between the Golf course and practice range with a main road running both sides, very understated.But once through the big wooden doorway, it is very tranquil.The reception is very pretty, having to walk over a wooden bridge that spans the lovely warm infinity pool which has views, over the golf course, sea and mountains.We were given a warm welcome and I have to say that all of the staff were fantastic, nothing too much trouble. The villa was gorgeous, full kitchen, the bedroom had a huge comfortable bed, a bathroom to die for and a tastefully decorated lounge that looked out to the terrace with plunge pool ( which I have to say was freezing)The one downside that I have to mention, is the road noise experienced from the villa terrace that contradicts the whole concept of the complex which promotes tranquility and serenity. The one bedroom villas are virtually on the road level and as it is a busy route, there is constant traffic up and down, which is noisy. Also high level vehicles such as coaches, buses, lorries and vans can see straight onto your terrace, so not much privacy.I tried really hard to ignore this and for it not to be an issue, as I loved everything else so much but unfortunately for me it was a problem. Breakfast in the restaurant was included in the room rate, which was limited but very nice.We didn't eat there in the evening as it was a bit pricey but the menu was varied and the actual restaurant was really nice.There was also a spa and sauna which we took advantage of and a small gym and squash court.Overall we loved this hotel and would highly recommend it. We would definately return but would book a villa on the upper level next time as they do not experience the road noise and have tremendous views."
- Travel date: Tue 25th of December 2007
Our secret garden
"My girlfriend & I spent a week in Royal Garden Villa & we have to say it was the most perfect & romantic place, Hidden Behind a wall with a small wooden door once you enter its like a secret garden. The staff are only to be seen when you need them & are so friendly, We stayed in Villa Star & each Villa has its own style, Karen being a 5 Star plus girl could not fault it, The furnishings & layout were second to none, With your own pool & views over the golf course & the coast line of Las Americas it was the the most Romantic week ever. I would like keep Royal garden villa a secret but Im sure the word will spread how fantastic it is, I hope to go back there someday but only for one reason. Nudge Nudge K xx."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of November 2007
"On arrival we found the accomodation to be somewhat different to what we expected. The website does not do it justice by any means. For those of us with young children it was refreshing to see that the villas were surrounded on 3 sides with a high wall with CCTV and entry was requested via an intercom with reception. The other side which is where the villa terraces were is protected by a long drop to the roadway below. (and surrounded by the golf course)
On arrival we were shown to a two bedroom villa although we had booked a one bedroom. We found the villa itself to be very comfortable, well furnished with a high standard of decor. The terrace and pool area were a good size with more than enough room for the three of us.
Breakfast in the restaurant was of a very high standard with the availability of eggs and bacon to give a change from a cold buffet.
All staff were professional, helpful and gave a welcoming smile whenever approached.
For anyone wishing to have a relaxing holiday with a complete lack of the rowdiness of nearby resorts, this is the place to go.
The entire complex has been well thought out and is extemely well run. My only regret is that I never took my golf clubs as the course surrounding the villas is absoluetly gorgeous"
- Travel date: Sun 9th of September 2007
"We were after a 5 star hotel in Tenerife and after browsing the web we found this little gem on the Thomson website. Having done a bit of research I realised the price on their website must have been a bit of a mistake as it was showing at Â£600 pp including free car hire and over the bank hols.The brochure said Â£1200 pp for a week so we booked it asap!Needless to say the next day the price had shot up to double what we paid!!
Anyway,after a short drive from TFS we found ourselves in Costa Adeje and the exclusive looking Royal Garden Villas.
You are greeted through some large wooden doors into a haven of peace and tranquility.The lady on reception was quick and efficient and we stayed in Villa Sofia. All the 'villas' are individually designed and ours had an african/elephant theme.
Now lets get one thing straight-they are called 'villas' but really they are large apartment rooms with plunge pools.
The 'villas' are all well decorated -the bed is amazing--it was so large and the mattress was double thickness-bliss!
Outside we had a double day bed,sun loungers and dining set. The rooms all back onto quite a busy road but you still have privacy so it didnt cause any issues for us.
The kitchen is fully equipped,complete with washing machine,dishwasher etc...
I would highly recommend having a car as it is remote and unless you are into hiking it is not really possible to go to the supermarket and buy large bottles of water etc..... There are 2 large supermarkets nearby.
The resort does have a swimming pool though all week we only saw one couple use it.
On one of the nights we ate at the Jardin restaurant in the complex and whilst we were the only ones in there the food,surroundings and service were superb. Pricey-but highly recommended.I imagine at weekends it is full.
As this resort is so new I dont think many people even know its there which is a shame as it is such a great concept.
If you want peace and quiet away from the crowds and busy resorts this is perfect. Husband also visited the golf course across the road and rated it very highly too
Go on spoil yourselves ( and check the Thomson website for more pricing blunders!!)"
- Travel date: Fri 7th of September 2007
"Have just spent a week in a one bedroom villa here and can't praise the accomodation highly enough. The standard of the decor and furnishings is extremely high and it was lovely just to stroll out of your villa to your own private plunge pool. Only had breakfast once as the beds were so comfy we never woke up early enough (plus we had some late nights!). The rooms were cleaned every day with fresh towels.
There is a two large Supermarkets nearby to stock up however a car is essential. In the evening we used taxis to takie us to Playa Fanabe which cost around 7 euro each way.
It helped that we only paid Â£256.00 each for the week including the flight and a weeks car hire!! Think on the Thomson website they charged us the online discount instead of the price which should have been Â£938.00 each!!
We definately like to return if the price was right."
- Travel date: Fri 15th of June 2007
Very luxurious - apart from the building noise.
"There can be no doubt that the 'Royal Garden Villas', in Costa Adeje, Tenerife offers a true 'five star' holiday experience (at a five star price of course!).
The Royal Garden Villas complex, built within the grounds of the Costa Adeje Golf Course, has had no expense spared in terms of creating a high class environment from which to base your holiday.
We recently stayed in one of the three bedroom Villas (Villa Bali) there which had the following features:
- One large double bedroom with LCD TV, a large en-suite bathroom with bath, 'his & hers' sinks, separate multi-jet shower and a separate room for the toilet.
- Two good-sized twin bedrooms, each with LCD TV, en-suite shower room with 'power-shower', single sink and toilet. One bedroom also had an external shower enclosure.
- A good-sized 'internal' living area with a larger LCD TV, Sofa, several arm-chairs, a small table with four chairs and a kitchenette with oven, hob, microwave, fridge (no freezer), sink and a small dishwasher.
- An 'outside' living area with a larger table and six chairs, a sofa, a kind of couchette, a coffee table and several stools. There was no barbecue (perhaps due to the proximity to other Villas).
There were plenty of sun-loungers outside, a small pool (solar-heated, so rather cool until later in the day), a kind of covered bed and a so-called 'plunge pool' (actually an external bath that you fill with water as required, not a Jacuzzi or similar).
The Villas were cleaned every day, with new towels and high quality toiletries supplied as required. The Fridge and an external cabinet contained a well-stocked mini-bar, although there is plenty of room in the fridge to stock it with your own (somewhat lower cost!) refreshments.
All the furnishings / fittings were to a very high standard, with extensive use made of Marble / high-quality stone.
The Villas are built into a cliff on two levels (single storey one & two bedroom Villas on the lower level, two storey two and three bedroom Villas on the upper level) and all enjoy fabulous views to the mountains, over the golf-course, and down towards the Fishing Village of La Caletta and the main developments in Costa Adeje, Las Americas and Los Christianos.
The complex also boasts a beautiful reception area with a much larger (but still rather cool!) pool and loungers, a high-class Restaurant (where the inclusive 'Champagne Breakfast' (it's actually Cava) is taken), a small but very good Health Spa, small exercise room and a Squash Court.
The Restaurant is very expensive, with food in the 'Nouvelle Cuisine' mode, i.e. a lot of money for not a lot of food, although the service was exemplary and our daughter (5) loved the magician they had visiting each table on the night we eat there.
You can also book a Chef to cook in your Villa - again, not cheap, but the results were excellent, with larger portions this time around!
Car Parking is provided in the large Golf Clubhouse Car Park across the Road from the Villas (you can also take lunch here if you wish).
So all in all, an excellent place to spend some time, except for one 'fly in the ointment'...
Our Villa was right to one end of the development (which had the advantage of giving us more outside space than most of the other Villas, and probably the best view, due to the way the cliff angled outwards), but just beyond us was another (somewhat larger) Villa which was still very much 'work in progress'. We were told this was to be for the owner of the complex - there was a door to access this from the main complex, so this could well have been the case.
We arrived on Good Friday, so over the course of the holiday weekend all was fine, until Monday morning at least...
Then the building noise commenced at 7.20am with banging and drilling from the site next door. We did of course complain about this immediately and to be fair to the staff, they did attend to matters very quickly by agreeing with the workman to restrict early morning noise (successfully).
They also offered us an alternative Villa, two along from Villa Bali (Villa Bora Bora - you're probably beginning to pick-up the theme), which would probably have experienced a much lower level of noise intrusion, but as this Villa was slightly smaller than the one we already had, it had a much smaller external area and a very small pool, we decided to stay where we were.
In the end, the noise didn't represent too much of an issue once they had taken action to reduce the worst of it and we thought that the staff reaction to the problem was actually very professional, so we didn't really have much to complain about in the end.
If you are thinking of staying here and noise would be an issue to you, however, then I would specifically request a Villa as far away from this source of noise as possible, but bear in mind that Villa Bali is probably one of the best (if not the best) three bedroom Villa in terms of internal / external space and the all- round view, so you would need to make your own decision as to whether this is a real issue or not.
All in all, I would certainly recommend Royal Garden Villas as a great place to spend your holiday - although the price was high, the quality of the development fully justifies this."
- Travel date: Sun 15th of April 2007
"We stayed at these new villas for a week in April. Having only opened in December 2006 they haven't really got going yet and whilst we were there there were only three/four villas out of the 28 being used.
The villas themselves are very luxurious and each one is different. We had villa Lola which is the african themed villas shown on the publicity photos - all zebra stripes etc. Very well designed, with their own fully fitted kitchen. Beautiful bathroom with bath and walk in shower and separate toilet. All fitted to a very high standard. The outside space included a small pool which was heated, plenty of space to eat/sit outside and take in the lovely views of the mountains, sea and the golf course. The public areas of the hotel are very well presented with no expense spared. Breakfast is included in the room and was also very good. The restraurant is managed separately to the hotel and the evening meals (we had two) were very good. They are a little more expensive than elsewhere in the resort and areas but we felt this was worth it for both the place and the service.
The downside to the hotel is that if you are expecting 5* service you wont find it here. Our arrival didnt get of to a great start, with the villa not being ready and the lady at reception sending to the bar which was closed along with the restaurant which was also closed. Not the end of the world but not 5*. The room cleaning was done everyday but a bit on the erratic side - meaning a towel missing or pool towels not replaced. There are no 'concerge' staff so to speak so its carry your bags yourself and there is also no turndown service. The villas are also on what will be a main road when the contruction in the area is built and sold. This will make the villas noisey to say the least as they are set on a hill on a fast stretch of road.
We had a great time in a great location. Car essentual it has to be said and if you want privacy with your own pool away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger resorts then you will like it here. We would recommend the restuarant which is open to non residents - Restuarant Jardin. Give it a try."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of April 2007