Grand Hotel Callao
What We Love
- An exclusive Canary Islands retreat boasting fab sports facilities, with an all-inclusive optionTaking in a beautiful sunset from the restaurant at dinnertime
- Opting for an all-inclusive offer to enjoy a completely fuss-free stay
- The impressive sports and wellness facilities, from 33 tennis courts to a Mayan-inspired spa
What To Know
- Many people come just for a day at the hotel's spa
- There's a "chill out zone" on a terrace, with swinging lounges and sweeping island views
- The property is on a hill, some the walk around the grounds and into town can be steep
- The hotel is remote, meaning the beach is a good distance away
Sun, sea, spa pampering and sports facilities go hand-in-hand at Grand Hotel Callao, a bold and bright base on the Costa Adeje – a must-visit coastal spot along southwestern Tenerife. Opt for a day of Jacuzzi sessions, cocooning body wraps and poolside bliss, or amp things up with a workout at the golf course, gym or one of 33 tennis courts. You’ll have a buffet restaurant and poolside bar, as well as airy rooms, to look forward to, each complete with lovely views.
You’ll have plenty sightseeing options here, too, starting with Teide National Par,k with Mount Teide at its heart, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife an hour’s ride away along the eastern coast. The latter is home to the vibrant Playa de Las Teresitas, the Auditorio de Tenerife, and the lush Parque García Sanabria, with its fountains and architectural splendour.
How to Get There
Not worthy of 4 star rooms are basic and dated pool is nice staff are ok but more French than anything food is very poor not a big selection and totally over cooked I didn’t have one decent meal since arriving the hotel has nothing next to it so without a car you have a very long walk To the center of Adeje it’s quiet but too far out found cockroach in my room also and the gardens are not well kept it’s a 2 star resort the spa is what gives them the stars but truly not worthy of them seen much better hotels for 4 stars you would expect a certain level of luxury and it’s not here our welcome to the hotel wasn’t very friendly either simply handed our room key no hello welcome nothing rooms grubby
Unfortunately for me I didn’t do enough research when booking my hotel.
95% of the guests in the hotel are French and the hotel entertainment is in French.
The hotel is isolated at the top of a mountain away from everything so extremely quiet & boring.
The rooms are very outdated, the cleaners literally only change the bed sheets, there is thick dust over everything else. There is a pointless tiny fridge that can hold 1 bottle of drink in the room and the tv only has 2 English channels. There’s also a free, easy to use safe in the room.
The bathroom was clean, shower was impressive and the cleaners will change your towels everyday if you wish.
The hotel food was poor, I only enjoyed the crepes at breakfast and the pasta at dinner.
The meat selection was either pork, some dry looking chicken or lamb that looked & tasted like dog food.
Poor choice of deserts ended up getting ice cream most nights because the deserts were mostly creme caramel (which tastes awful), a bowl of moose or flies everywhere.
All inclusive pool food is asda smart price food at its best.
First time we ordered a pizza that was burnt to a crisp, hot dogs and burgers are your best bet however be prepared to be attacked by a swarm of flies that surround the pool bar. Considering it’s where the food is cooked the hotel should perhaps have some things in place to try and control the flies. The alcohol included in the all inclusive is House spirits and 1 unknown beer. I did opt to pay for a cocktail one night only for my mojito to consist of House rum thrown in a glass with some brown looking limes and loads of sugar no presentation and no mint.
The hotel pools consist of one that is absolutely ice cold and another one next to it which is slightly warmer. There is also an inside pool & spa but you have to pay to use them.
You can get a free morning or afternoon bus to take you into Costa Adeje which has a big grey sand beach full of restaurants including McDonald’s & subway. Also has a market on Thursdays & Saturday with a cool guy that will draw your portrait for €10 and other cultural stuff in the market.
Weather was poor & Island is expensive, I will not only not come back to this hotel I would not come back to Tenerife again.
I would say it is a place for the older generation not the young.
I have rated this hotel as good rather than excellent because it is in need of a refurbishment. The decor is beginning to look very worn and tired. That said, the rooms are comfortable and a good size. The staff are helpful and friendly and the food in the restaurant is very tasty and of a good quality, although if you are doing half board as we are, you may wish to spend a couple of evenings off site to sample some of the very good restaurants down the hill for a change of scene. The exercise will certainly do you good.
We stayed at this hotel in February and again last week (June). Very pleasant stay again with some lovely staff, special thanks to Michele, Voncarlos, Angelise and Sonia. This is our third stay here and we always enjoy our time here. This time the weather could have been slightly better though! :) We did have to move room on first evening due to the loud voices coming from room next door! I do think the green covers that fit over the sunbeds could do with being renewed as many of them are stained etc. The only other negative is that at times we found the music to be too loud at pool area.
A lovely stay which was even more special this time as we got engaged, hope to visit again soon! :-)
Great hotel and friendly staff , lots to do if you like sport. great pools and one is heated. June is early season so its quite. The guests seem to be mostly french but the reps did include us by translating everything in to English as required. Very 70s/80s organ music at night but the games and quizzes liven it all up a great deal. The food is great with a good selection of different dishes.
breakfast is 8:00am to 10:00am
Lunch 1:00 - 2:30pm
Eve meal 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar open early until 11:00pm
17 mins walk to the coast from the hotel and its a nice walk but hot in the sun. The bay is small with 20 or so bars / restaurants / shops to browse. The beach is stony with black volcanic sand but quite nice.
Better for an older couple or family rather than youngsters or teens looking for all day drinking an fun.