by Belinda Maude, The Telegraph, March 3, 2017
The cast of The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) is set to take Tenerife by storm for series 20 of the popular reality TV show, which will air on March 5 at 10pm on ITVBe. The five-star Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, located in Costa Adeje, has once again been chosen as the backdrop of the series after the success of the cast's first stay in 2015.
The luxurious, family-friendly Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel boasts fantastic ocean views towards the neighbouring island of La Gomera from its position in the resort of Playa Paraiso. TOWIE's production team were sold on it's incredible location and plethora of activities on offer.
Read the full review: Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, Tenerife
Décor is minimalist in the rooms combining dark wood and opaque glass sliding doors.
The hotel's spectacular outside space is a patchwork of sun terraces and manicured lawns tied together by a tumbling waterfall and two large, linked infinity pools, two children's pools and a whirlpool tub. Expect to see TOWIE stars, including Georgia Kousoulou, Chloe Sims and Bobby Norris, lounging by the pools and ordering cocktails from the Ahémon pool bar.
Guests can also enjoy lunch at the Ahémon bar, or there are two à la carte restaurants on site, one offering Italian and the other Spanish. The Garoé restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, usually of international fare.
Other key filming spots include the hotel's exclusive Presidential Suite. Our resident Tenerife expert, Andrea Montgomery, says: "Décor is minimalist [in the rooms] combining dark wood, opaque glass sliding doors to closet and en suite, and a silk throw in warm earthy tones on the bed to contrast with plain amber walls."
Sun seekers will enjoy the impressive lift that transports guests down to the base of the cliffs to enjoy the sandy cove, dotted with sun loungers. More active guests may opt for the tennis courts, putting green, volleyball court and state-of-the-art gym. A serene spa also offers a range of therapy treatments.
Expect to see TOWIE stars, including Georgia Kousoulou, Chloe Sims and Bobby Norris, lounging by the pools and ordering cocktails from the Ahémon pool bar.
TOWIE members were spoilt for choice with all that's available at Roca Nivaria Gran, but rumour has it that this didn't stop them exploring what else is on offer in Tenerife, including dining at Bianco's, a tourist hotspot in Playa de las Americas, partying at the recently opened Hard Rock Hotel and visiting local waterpark Siam Park.
This isn't the first time a reality TV show has set up camp in a hotel. The latest series of Channel Four's First Dates swapped its original London restaurant setting for a romantic boutique hotel in the south of France.
Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, Avenida Adeje, 300, 38678 Adeje, Tenerife, Spain. Double rooms from €137 (£107) per night, including breakfast, in low season; rising to €212 (£166) in high. Read the full review here. For more Tenerife hotel recommendations see here .