We have recently returned from a 4 night stay at the Hotel Gran Tacande. We stayed at the Vincci Plantation (also in Adeje) 2 years ago but were looking for a hotel closer to the seafront. This hotel was perfect. From the champagne on arrival, very welcome after a 4.5 hour flight from the UK and a 4 am start, the large and spacious room overlooking the sea (we were upgraded from a standard room), the violinist at breakfast (a very civilised start to the day!), the pool area, and the fact that you could exit the hotel from the pool area and were right on the front where the best shops, bars and restaurants are located all contributed to the perfect break. One of the hotel's best assets is its staff who were so friendly, welcoming and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast buffet was one of the best we have ever experienced and it appeared that we and most of our fellow guests were enjoying a complimentary glass of excellent Cava with our breakfast - in spite of the early hour it seemed quite normal whilst on vacation sitting in the sunshine!! Our beds were extremely comfortable, the room was quiet and the TV remote worked well. Toiletries in the room were excellent and plentiful. The shower worked well with plentiful hot water. Minor gripes - the bath towels were rather small and I wish they could repair the loops on the bathrobes. The hotel information folder in the room had seen better days and a list of recommended restaurants and a hotel postcard would have been nice. We will definitely be booking again for the same time next year.