The Gran Melia Palacio de Isora (formerly known as TUI SENSATORI Resort Tenerife) combines luxury with a family-friendly welcome. Brilliantly located just an hour from the island's southern airport, and 10 minutes from the major tourist resort of Los Gigantes, it offers masses of activities by day and night. They include kids' sleepovers with films and hot chocolate – leaving parents free to enjoy a meal in one of the many wonderful restaurants, which includes an Asian eatery with a sushi bar. There's also a sumptuous Clarins spa (including children's treatments) and adults' classes including wine-tasting, cocktail-mixing and sushi-making.
From April to October and over the festive period (making this hotel in Tenerife the perfect choice for Christmas holidays), ages 3-12 years can use the kids' club for a couple of hours daily. Younger guests (0-4 years) can be booked into the nursery for morning or afternoon sessions year-round. Meanwhile, teens have access to a full-on activity program of sports and entertainment in high season. There's a beach with a natural swimming pool, and five pools (one indoor, and some for kids).
Some of the spacious rooms with sea or garden views have a private garden area. The suites are particularly suitable for families, with separate sleeping areas for adults and kids. For the ultimate luxury, there is also the option of Red Level Family villas and suites - with extras including a concierge service and extra treats and facilities for all to enjoy.
Gran Melia Palacio de Isora Tenerife is on the west coast of the island, 10 minutes' drive from Los Gigantes and 1 hour from Tenerife South airport. Flights are available from across the UK.
What to expect
Nursery (ages 8 months-5 years; morning and afternoon sessions; extra charge; hotel-run, by qualified staff; you can pre-book direct with the hotel before travel).
Kids' club (ages 5-12 years, hotel-run, summer months and Christmas) and Teens' Club (hotel-run, summer months)
The beautiful setting of the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
A deluxe twin (sleeping up to 4) at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
The Gran Melia Palacio de Isora has bright, stylish rooms and suites. All rooms have a balcony or terrace and you can choose between garden view and partial or full ocean view. If there's someone particularly tall in your party, this hotel is a great choice as they have beds longer than 2m/6ft 7"!
Deluxe Garden Rooms sleep 2 adults + 2 children in double or twin beds and a double sofabed, with private terrace.
Deluxe Twin Rooms sleep 2 adults + 2 children in a double bed and double sofabed, with balcony or terrace.
A choice of Suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6.
Red Level for Families: suites and villas include the services of the Red Level Family Concierge plus a host of other extras including free drinks for kids in the family lounger, a complementary Water Ritual treatment for the whole family at the spa (min. age 5 years), free family minibar on arrival, welcome drinks and gifts for the children, children's bathrobes and amenities in the bathrooms, family dvds and movies menu and the use of a games console (on request - PS3 or XBox).
Red Level for Families - Garden Villas: enjoy the luxury of a private villa plus all the services of the whole resort. Villas have a private heated pool and large garden.
Red Level for Families - Suites: 1 or 2 bedrooms suites with ocean or garden view, sleeping up to 6.
There are Half Board and All-Inclusive options. The Dine Around Half Board option allows you to choose 3 a la carte restaurants as well as the main buffet restaurant. Alternatively, Luxury Half Board enables you to dine in any of the resort's 7 restaurants. There is also an all-inclusive option which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner plus pastries, ice cream and snacks at certain times. It also includes a selection of drinks for adults and children throughout the day (some premium-brand drinks carry an extra charge).
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So much fun to be had at the kids club at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
- Childcare (see above)
- Play House (daytime activities; live shows; family use)
- Teen activities (peak season only)
- Saltwater infinity pool, family pool, kids' pool (with a pirate ship and baby pool) and adults-only pool. Some pools are heated.
- Beach with natural swimming pool.
- Clarins spa (with an indoor pool; children's treatments available).
- Health Club and gym with personal training and group classes such as yoga, pilates and spinning.
- Tennis and Sunball Tennis School (lessons and camps for adults and kids)
- Day and evening activities and entertainment, such as stargazing and live music - the programme changes every week.
- 7 restaurants and 6 bars and lounges, including 5 fine-dining restaurants - ranging from Japanese (with its own sushi bar) to Mediterranean.
Kids pool with pirate ship at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
The spa pool at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
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