This is one of the more classy acts in Tenerife. A hotel primarily for adults, it is intimate, smart and relaxing while close to the beach and town centre. It has stylish, well equipped rooms (all of which face the sea), an excellent restaurant and a magnificent new wellness centre to boot. The staff too is first class and will do everything to make your stay a memorable one. We highly recommend this property to those looking for something a bit special and who want to get away from the noisy, impersonal characteristics of the large hotels.
The Sir Anthony has a privileged situation a stone's throw away from both the centre of its resort, Playa de las Americas, and from the closest beach, Playa del Camisón. Right opposite the hotel's entrance are an array of shopping opportunities, while also not far away are the resort's main restaurants and bars. The hotel does have a car park which operates on a first come first served basis although if there is no space left here when you arrive, here'll be a spot out on the main street or one nearby.
The hotel is part of the Mare Nostrum complex which includes the Cleopatra hotel and the Mediterranean Palace. Guests at the Sir Anthony have access to the facilities of the Mediterranean Palace such as the excellent kid's club and the juice bar.
The exterior of the Sir Anthony is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of all hotels. Entirely made of glass, this semi-circular building is worthy of its five stars. The lobby, which is entered into through revolving doors, is contemporary and extremely welcoming and would not look out of place in the trendiest spots in some of the biggest cities in the world. It boasts slick armchairs, designer lamps and mosaiced columns, with oversize vases and a piano filling the gaps. There is a book swap shelf here too and a sweeping staircase leading up to the right hand side. It is a bright space which is also perfect for relaxing in the evenings with a drink or book for chatting the night away to the sounds of the ivories. The pool area outside, which allows direct access to the beach, is beautiful with palms, lawns and cabanas encircling the swimming pool. There are plenty of comfortable loungers around the place and there is no problem with the accommodation building blocking out the sun at any time of the day. The space is as clean as the flower beds are immaculately.
During our visit the Mare Nostrum Spa was not yet open, but it has since been inaugurated and is one of the finest centres on the island. Within its 1,600 m² surface area, it has 60 treatment rooms where a huge range of products are on offer such as massages, wraps, body treatments, beauty treatments, chocolate therapy and more. There are also several programmes available for those looking for the full works. There are of course hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam baths and jacuzzis here too as well as beautifully furnished relaxation areas.
There are three categories of room at the Sir Anthony, each with the option of a private outdoor pool: superior, junior suite and suite. The superior room has a very generous surface area and is beautifully appointed. Features include parquet flooring, a king leather bed with quality linens, well made, sturdy furniture (desk, wardrobe, table and chairs) and retro lamps. There are numerous amenities such as flatscreen television, full minibar, safe, tea and coffee facilities, hifi system, ice bucket and slippers. The spacious bathroom, which is separated from the room by glass wall (which can be covered with the sliding wooden doors, but which would block the sea view), is again, wonderfully designed with a stylish double vanity, jet bathtub, monsoon shower and Molton Brown toiletries. The balcony is equipped with comfortable seats and table while some rooms have a second tier over the balcony with a small private pool and sunbeds. The suites offer even more space with living areas featuring sofas and armchairs, designer furniture and dining table for four. These really are some of the nicest rooms you'll find on the island.
The hotel?s restaurant, Windsor, is an à la carte affair and has a great position just next to the swimming pool. Although it is covered it remains light and there is even a little terrace outside if you prefer to dine al fresco. As you can probably guess given the lofty standards of the rest of the hotel, Windsor is a fine dining experience. The produce was of a good quality, the presentation excellent and flavours top notch. It is often the case that restaurants like this try too hard, but here the food is kept simple and is therefore much more of a success. The hotel's only bar is situated in the lobby.
Playa del Camison is located on the hotel's doorste. Guarded and well appointed, this medium-size beach is surrounded by palm trees. Equipment (not free) include beach umbrellas, deck chairs and showers. Water sports and games for children are available. Sea walls break waves, offering a quite calm sea to swim in. We advise you to go for the right part of the beach, toward the yatch club, where there are less rocks. Sir Anthony guests have access to the Beach Club which is shared with guests from the Cleopatra and Mediterranean Palace.
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