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“The Best Hotel in Tenerife continues to deliver surprises” 5 of 5 stars
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Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Avenida Bruselas s/n, 38670 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain   |  
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Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Costa Adeje
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“The Best Hotel in Tenerife continues to deliver surprises”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My family visit was in October... and what a surprise. Yet again this feeling of visiting the same hotel so frequently has been blown!! The whole hub of the hotel the square has been completely changed from the point of view my earlier warnings of high heel: they no longer apply. The Brasserie has a lovely extended terrace .. great for your lobster. The square bar is now great for pre or post getting ready for dinner drinks.
Good points : the menus have yet again been changed ensuring you can't get bored here. The Asian restaurant is outside at this time of year; as it is in July however not in June. The manager here is a really great but quiet individual who delivers quiet smooth service. (not like me to mention an individual however the unassuming have been missed).
I can't find anything to complain about...oh yes some one once sat in my preferred chair....Think I can live with the fact someone else loved it too!!!
Enjoy your holiday at this fabulous hotel. One word to the wise check your package with your tour operator. I travel Thomson and a different times of the year they do not inform you of their different arrangements with the hotel for half board. ie: June and July half board is choice... October you have to pay a supplement for the choice of buffet and restaurant. It is not a major issue however we didn't know about it. I think it is 270 euros per week. Check with your tour operator.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GHBDR, Gerente at Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear client,

Thank you for your confidence choosing again the Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort to enjoy your holidays.

As you well mentioned, we have done some improvements such as the pavement of La Placita area. It is a great feedback to know that the new menus pleased you. Our menus are updated every six months, incorporating seasonal products.

We appreciate the time you took to share your comments and it is our hope to welcome you in the future.

Sincerely,

Hotel Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A lovely friendly hotel with great restaurants. Perfect location. Excellent staff. Rooms rather small but adequate. Beautiful gardens. Reasonable gym & selection of classes. Very good breakfast buffet. We have had 3 holidays at this hotel and would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Gran Bahia del Duque is a luxurious hotel/villa resort with stunning architecture and beautifully landscaped gardens. The property has various tiers leading down to a pretty promenade. No matter where you go there are steps to contend with however persons with mobility issues can hop on the free buggies that will take you around the complex within minutes. The hotel can be reached easily and is a twenty to thirty minute drive from the southern airport and is perfectly located in the upmarket area of Costa Adeje. It stands opposite a charming and popular public man-made beach (Bahia del Duque...bay of the Duke). There are some very good restaurants close by and a short stroll brings you to a couple of shopping malls - one with every day essentials: chemist, spa, bucket and spade shop etc. The other mall slightly more away and up the hill (10 min walk or so) has designer clothing/shoes/jewellery/sunglasses to offer.

The hotel itself offers eight restaurants of which one is buffet style and apart from the buffet and sometimes the Beach Club reservations need to be made in advance for the others. It is worth noting that males aged twelve years and over need to follow the dress code of wearing long trousers in the evening to all the restaurants. We tried all the restaurants and would sum up as follows:

Las Aguas is the most formal of all and situated near the villas. This restaurant offers unique canarian cuisine, has a good wine list and offers very attentive service. La Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner. It is situated in the square where the evening entertainment takes place. It has a good menu and wine list. La Trattoria (Italian) also stands within the square and is open for dinner only. It has perfect views of the entertainment from it's higher terraced outdoor area. It also has an indoor seating area which has quite a cosy feel to it. La Tasca has an outdoor/indoor area and offers Spanish cuisine however we didn't feel the outdoor tables were as private due to residents being able to pass by. Asia-Kan is also on the same tier and is open for dinner and blends Japanese, Chinese and Thai. Not the best I have ever had but still nice. The Beach Club (Mediterranean) is located near the bottom pool and is open at lunch time. It is a little on the pricey side but has a nice setting overlooking the pool and the bay and has live music which we enjoyed over a few relaxing lunches. La Hacienda is accessible via the hotel grounds or the promenade, it is popular, has a good atmosphere and offers a comprehensive menu with something for everyone. El Bernegal is buffet style and is open for breakfast and dinner in the evening. You can choose to sit inside or out. There is a good selection of food available and possibly my only slight gripe is that at breakfast time the egg/omelette/pancake station which is in quite a small section of the restaurant can become very crowded and sometimes people do not respect the queue. The hotel also has Café Bahia situated on the prom and overlooking the bay. It is perfect for a lunch-time stop with offerings of sandwiches, pizza, ice-creams etc.

We tried out the lobby bar and piano bar during our evenings. The piano bar provided live vocalists from around 10pm and had a cosy relaxing atmosphere - perfect for a drink or two before bed.

We had interconnecting rooms and these had a wonderful view of the beautiful architecture and rooftops around us together with the ocean in the distance. The rooms were spacious and had everything you could possibly want. We found floor mats and slippers placed by the side of our bed at night time, a little choccy placed upon our pillows and an activity list for the following day. I did find the beds a little hard and enquired if any matrass toppers were available, one was brought straight away and after that my sleep improved. There was also a complimentary bottle of water in each room per day - a most welcome touch.

We tried various activities in the hotel: aqua aerobics at noon around the bottom pool, the tennis courts, the paddle courts, the table tennis. Quite fancied trying the pitch and putt however never got around to it! There was a giant chess area, a children's club and a teen lounge. There were also of course 6 pools to enjoy (one of which was for young children). There were also enough sun beds to cater for all guests thus reducing the need to secure your beds before breakfast. All pool areas had attentive Socorristas who would bring your towels over, secure a parasol for you etc and nothing was too much trouble for them. Around or close to their work stations you would also find a water dispenser and plastic cups which is handy to know when the sun is working hard too.

We also tried the spa/thalassotherapy area and enjoyed our treatments.

Although a little costly this is an excellent hotel, perfectly located with attentive and polite staff and every amenity you will need close at hand.

We had a perfect holiday and will return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GHBDR, Gerente at Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Client,

We kindly would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your comments about your stay with us. We are sure that your impression with full details will encourage TripAdvisor users to visit us.

It is our hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in the future and have the opportunity to cater for your needs and expectations.

Yours sincerely,

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It's hard to fault this lovely hotel; from the minute you arrive you are treated in a very special way. All the staff are very helpful and friendly without being intrusive. The resort is immaculate and the setting immediately adjacent to the beach was perfect for us as we just wanted a relaxing week in the sun. We had a superior double room with a balcony and a sea view; it was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed although it was a little dated; other rooms in the complex were being refurbished and I imagine this is an ongoing process. We had a restricted half board deal which limited us to using the main restaurant which is all buffet - normally we would avoid buffets but this one was exceptional with a wide variety of international dishes and it was excellent. The hotel offers you the option to upgrade this so that you can use all of the nine restaurants and they ask you to decide this by the end of the second day of your stay - we were so impressed with the buffet that we decided against.
We will definitely stay at the hotel again as it was everything we could have hoped for and more!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We spent 8 nights at Bahia del Duque at the start of October 2013, with our 18 month old daughter. I will categorise my review in an effort to make it easier to follow. I'm only writing about the parts of the hotel we experienced - it is a huge place and there is much that we didn't get time to do or see.
STAFF: Everyone was amazing - very friendly, cheerful and helpful. From the reception, to the maids, to the pool staff, beach staff and waiters, all went out of their way to make sure we were happy. In fact in all my travels I don't think I have ever stayed anywhere with such great staff. By midweek my daughter was saying "Hola!" to everyone, as she heard this everywhere she went. Just lovely!
FOOD: The selection at the breakfast and dinner buffets was really great. There was something for everyone. The staff do an amazing job, efficiently clearing up as you finish so there are no pests like birds and flies hanging around. Only two complaints - 1) I would have liked a bigger non-smoking section. Good food should not be ruined by cigarette smoke! 2) It was quite hard to find suitable food at lunch or teatime for our daughter - so in the end we just bought food at the local supermarket and fed her sandwiches / ready-made baby food. The children's menus in the hotel restaurants could do with re-thinking, as there wasn't a great choice for toddlers. More simple, plain foods please!
ROOMS: We had adjoining, double, sea view rooms on the 4th floor. The decor is a little bit dated, but is still ok. Our room had a balcony with a huge gap in the base of the railings - which our daughter spotted immediately and wanted to climb through. Toddlers are magnets for danger! Hence - sadly - we didn't use the balcony much when she was awake. Please Bahia del Duque can you fix this? One day a parent/guardian will not be watching and a child will be through the railings in an instant. The rooms are not "minimalist" in the slightest. Every flat surface had something on it - glasses, drinks, biscuits, sweets, information pamphlets, booklets, etc etc. Even in the bathrooms every space was decorated with stuff - facecloths, vase of flowers, toiletries, glasses, baskets of toiletries, etc. I found it all too much and cleared everything away each day - only to have our dear maid replace it all exactly as it was the following day. It became quite entertaining! But I am being too critical - the attention to detail was faultless, and the rooms were thoroughly clean and comfortable.
POOLS: We only used the heated pool and the children's pool. The children's pool was very cold, not really ideal for a toddler. The heated pool was very comfortable, but not a big enough area for small children to play. Perhaps this is intended...! There were plenty of sunbeds and towels available, plus plenty of toys available at the children's pool which all the kids there really enjoyed.
SPA: Based in a separate building away from the main hotel, it really was an oasis of calm. The treatments are a bit expensive even compared to London prices. Maybe worth it if you spend time using all the additional things on offer like jet pools etc, but not really if just going for the massage as I did.
GARDENS: Beautiful! Especially with toddler in tow, the gardens were a godsend. Our little one loved seeing the ducks in the lake, the gorgeous floral displays, the magnificent trees. Even the steps all over the place were entertaining for her, climbing up and down. There is a very easy step-free route too. Major praise to the gardeners for keeping everything looking so well.
CHILDREN'S CLUB: Again, amazing staff - cheerful and welcoming. We spent a couple of hours with our daughter there, as she is too small to be left without a guardian. She enjoyed the excellent selection of toys and both indoor and outdoor space. The only thing missing was something to climb on, and some baby swings. Toddlers love to climb and swing, so please do invest in these things.
BEACH: Located right in front of the hotel, towels are readily provided and cleaning facilities for when you finish. It is very easy to access, which for us with our toddler was just great. It is a very safe, family friendly beach.
GENERAL AREA: Good shops and eateries a short stroll away, pleasant walks to La Caleta in the other direction. Nicely quiet - not dead, but not full of annoying party goers :-)
SUMMARY: Whilst I see a gap in the provision for toddlers which can be easily fixed, this hotel is utterly perfect for those with babies and older children. I would definitely highly recommend this hotel and would love to return if visiting Tenerife again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GHBDR, Gerente at Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Client,

Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review on TripAdvisor.

While it is great to receive wonderful accolades, the constructive comments are the most appreciated ones, as they help us to improve in our services and standards.

We hope you will stay with us again when your future travel plans call for a return visit to Tenerife.

Yours sincerely,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one week in October. This is our first visit to the hotel. The levels of service are fabulous staff are always on hand very attentive and excellent service. The property itself is delightful, but starting to look a little frayed at the edges. They were doing some work in the grounds when we visited but the corridors have chipped paintwork and the tiled floors look a little dirty. Outside the pathways are very uneven in places and make walking in high heels virtually impossible, the property just needs smarting back up, but the facilities it provides are spot on. The hotel is spotlessly clean. The hotel is ideally situated in Adeje and close to some up market shops and some nice bars and restaurants certainly well away from the tat of Fanabe and Las Americas. Bedrooms are well appointed with lovely L'Occtaine toiletries and rainfall showers, beds are large and comfortable. The entertainment in the evening was enjoyable and drew a pretty big crowd. The pool areas are in lovely well kept gardens although the main pool was way too cold for me the top pool is heated. Be aware if you don't like lots of walking then this resort is not for you as very steep steps all over the resort there is a buggy that seems to ferry people around but didn't see it very often. To conclude one of the nicest resorts in this area and yes would definitely return.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The bahia el duque is in the perfect location in Tenerife, the hotel And grounds and swimming pools are exceptional, the spa is fabulous. The service is very good. It really is a great luxury family hotel. The only downside was the food in the hotel and the size of the bedrooms were really very small.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GHBDR, Gerente at Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Client,

Thank you for your comments about your stay at the Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort.

We are glad to know that you enjoyed the grounds, swimming pools and spa. In relation to the food, we wish to inform that our restaurants menus are being updated, and we hope the new menus will please our clients.

We look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Hotel Management
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Address: Avenida Bruselas s/n, 38670 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Costa Adeje
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Costa Adeje
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Costa Adeje
#6 Spa Hotel in Costa Adeje
#6 Family Hotel in Costa Adeje
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Adeje
#7 Romantic Hotel in Costa Adeje
#8 Luxury Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 356
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bahia del Duque is a charming hotel inspired by the traditional Canarian architecture of the end of the 19th Century. This adaptation of a tropical oasis rises majestically on the azure shores of the beautiful Duque Beach. Apart from the original 19 buildings of the resort, 40 exclusive villas designed by the prestigious interior decorator Pascua Ortega have been opened in January 2008. Additionally, the inauguration of the luxurious Spa is planned for this summer. ... more   less 
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Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque Adeje
Gran Resort Bahia Del Duque
Bahia Del Duque Tenerife
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