Sharing the site of the Mare Nostrum Resort but with its own entrance and private grounds, the Sir Anthony sits in a prime location alongside the lovely Playa El Camisón in the upmarket heart of Playa de Las Américas. Top drawer designer label shopping, trendy restaurants and cool bars are all just a Manolo Blanik step away.
When you walk into a standard room, the first thing you’re aware of is the black-tiled bathroom with its white Bañacril suite, concealed lighting and Molten Brown toiletries. At first glance I thought the bedroom was smaller than I expected but then I realised it was just that the bed was so large. With its silk pillows and marshmallow quilt, it floated in the centre of its luxurious gold, black, beige and pink furnishings just crying out to be slipped into. Black louvre doors slide between bedroom and bathroom to reveal or conceal the Jacuzzi. Air con, lights and entertainment controls are small blue lights in a black panel, and everything from the taps to the kettle are in cutting edge contemporary design. Balconies are deluxe and private with a Californian pink, perspex frontage which mysteriously changes colour at night. Third-floor suites have a sunken plunge pool on the upper storey where there’s nothing else to do but lie back and order a Martini – shaken, naturally.
The Sir Anthony is an oasis of exquisite taste with its lounge furnished in ultra modern, retro’ 50s style. Plush armchairs are in muted tones of dusky pink, beige, moss and ivory and the low, clean-lined pool furniture is in the hotel’s trademark California pink and cream colours. Rooms are located off walkways with one-way glass so guests can see but not be seen - all part of the celebrity-style privacy that completely separates the Sir Anthony from the rest of the Mare Nostrum Resort.
Eating and drinking
All meals are a la carte. The Windsor restaurant offers gourmet dining overlooking the pool or inside the chic dining room. The Beach Club at the top of El Camisón beach is a funky and stylish place to chill with a cooling cocktail and a light snack.
The three-storey building curves seductively in an arc around imaginatively designed and perfectly maintained gardens, terraces and a tranquil pool. All the facilities of the Mare Nostrum Resort are freely available for guests, including the excellent spa and wellness centre.
The atmosphere feels like an exclusive, expensive environment – which is what it is. The quality of the staff is exactly what you’d expect from a hotel of this calibre: first class, friendly and professional, for whom nothing is too much trouble.
Who stays there
Discerning holidaymakers and business travellers; romantics and honeymooners; couples and singles. And possibly Daniel Craig...or if he doesn't, he should do.
Families will find the Mediterranean Palace sister hotel a better option.
- Business travellers
Pros & Cons
- Feels exclusive and private
- Boutique luxury in the heart of Playa de Las Américas
- Spa has to be accessed via the Mare Nostrum Resort