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Dream Hotel Gran Tacande
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Alcalde Walter Paetzmann s/n | Playa Del Duque, Fanabe, 38670 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain   |  
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€153 (EUR)
Ranked #2 of 38 hotels in Costa Adeje
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“Good Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Just returned from a week at this hotel. Thanks to all TA's for your comments and advice which helped our decision in booking this hotel. Having never been to this island before we were pleased with the location which was ideal. Would advise though that you email ahead to request room preference as we assumed that booking a superior sea view room there would be no problem, but on checking-in we were first given a ground floor room (!), we asked for a higher floor and after an hour's wait for the room to be cleaned, was given a room on the 6th floor. Initially disappointed in the room size as having looked at the hotel website assumed the room would have both a chair and a settee, but on entering the room noticed that we only had a chair. However, the view made up for the disappointment as we had a large southwest facing corner balcony that overlooked both Adeje and the island of Gomera.

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Easy walking distance to two good beaches and the very expensive and exclusive shopping Plaza. This part of Adeje is really very upmarket and classy. Pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was with absolutely no aircraft noise considering the close proximity to the airport. Suggest you take kettle to save extra cost. Good empty fridge in room for milk etc. No charge for fridge or safe. Pleasantly surprised that towels on sunbeds didn't seem to be a problem when we were there.

Staff really friendly and helpful and any request dealt with immediately. The whole area looked spotlessly clean. Even outside the hotel the area was clean with well managed gardens. However, some public areas of the hotel do need sprucing up and are looking slightly tired. Surprised though at the drab, tired looking walkway/entrance to the Spa, we expected it to look far more glamorous, especially the way they promote the Spa.

Food
Hubby found that some mornings the cooked breakfast wasn't really hot enough. I had porridge (runny) a couple of mornings and, again, this was only warm (would the hotel please note that it may be a good idea not to have the bacon behind the bowl of porridge as any drips from the bacon will go straight into the porridge!). Otherwise good selection of food to suit all tastes. Good buffet selection in the evening to suit most tastes. Separate cooking stations for sushi, Chinese, fish, steak, pizza and roast meat. Good varied selection of vegetables. The only disappointment was the dessert section which lacked imagination with the same offerings each night. It must be difficult to please everyone, considering the different nationalities staying at the hotel, but they did do their best to provide a varied menu.

Entertainment
It was good to see a more mature offering of entertainment from live soothing music in the restaurant at breakfast to a pianist in the bar early evening, followed by resident musicians and singers and then finally guest appearances later in the evening. Some were better than others and it was a pity that most nights they only played to a small audience.

Out and About
Hired a car for two days from Namcar in Adeje, not far from the hotel; the hotel rate was very expensive. Probably cheaper to hire from the UK as we paid €79 for B Class fully inclusive). The drive to Tiede was scenic on good roads. Found cable car very expensive for what it was at €25 each and not worth the cost. The drive to Masca, north of Adeje, was very scenic but the road was very windy and if you get behind a coach it is very slow. Didn't seem to be anything to stop for at Masca and also difficult to park so just drove back up the other side. There is a nice cafe with brilliant views just out of Masca on the road to Garachico. Garachico also worth a visit.

As you check-in for your return flight be aware of official looking person with tablet asking for your name, date of birth and telephone number. They are not with the airlines, as they would like you to believe, but timeshare touts.

Would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel at some time in the future, if the price is right.

Room Tip: Be aware that rooms facing the swimming pools seemed to be in shade until late afternoon. Also avoi...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Wonderful. We stayed for 7 days and everything was perfect: the service, the structure, the restaurant, .... all. We started in the morning with a pantagruelic breakfast, we had even a local champagne Cava. The swimming pools where amazing and one was filled with warm water. The beach was in front of the hotel and we could swim in the ocean. The area was charmy with many high class restaurants. We had dinner only once but next time we'll buy the 5 dinner package for 25€ p.p. It was amazing.
We will go again next year. A special thank to the chef Omar for making my wife's birthday a very special one.

Room Tip: We were lucky because we had a front sea room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Classy hotel. Breakfast excellent. Staff throughout friendly,happy and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Comfortable clean well laid out rooms. Very professional reception.
Would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 January 31, 2014

We were very impressed on arrival a glass of cava ,the car parked for us and cases taken to the room,which was a good size with good facilities and view.There were nice touches like dressing gowns ,slippers and chocolates on the pillows at night.The room service was as good as we have had any where in the world.
The food is buffet but of a very high standard with chefs on hand to cook your selection of meat or fish.
The only let down was the entertainment especially the tribute groups it would be better not to have these .The pool table needs to be recovered and the table tennis bats replaced.

Room Tip: Standard suites in casa fuerte have a good view and are quiet
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 January 31, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel with my mam and can say the location and staff are very friendly,we always have a girlie holiday and this is the place we stay from the quiet pool area to the thermal circuit spa in the hotel, the rooms are very clean and quiet also the shower has power jets and is stand alone cubicle it also has a shower over the bath for those of you that like that.

Room Tip: Pool facing rooms
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Gran Tacande in January 2014. The hotel was absolutely wonderful, except for two small things, so I'll focus on those so that the management can try and remove these two small blemishes from the hotel's otherwise impeccable image: (1) the shampoo and the hair conditioner provided by the hotel simply did not do what they were supposed to do, so we had to buy our own; and (2) never before have I had so much trouble using wi-fi because of the strange log-in system where you have to repeatedly type in your e-mail address and your password in order to reconnect - with three devices this was time consuming and somewhat irritating. Besides, in the beginning I was several times forced to manually reopen multiple pages after habitually clicking the "Refresh All" button in my browser on returning to the room without being aware that I had been disconnected (the connection indicator was 'on') - as a result, each page turned into a log-in page with the "Back" button inactive.
Like I said, in every other respect the hotel has been marvelous. In fact, we are planning to revisit it next year for another stay...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stayed August 2013 at the Gran tacande for the 2nd time.
Excellent again .. Julios head waiter &
Victor both made it special for my daughter who needs Gluten free.

Andreas the bar man remembered us from the year before which was nice.

Fran in the restaurant was always very happy to help and see us every day.
All in all a great week and hope to go back again.

The only thing i can fault is trying to book over email as I'm trying to do this again for this year in finding it some what challenging!


Stayed August 2013
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Address: Alcalde Walter Paetzmann s/n | Playa Del Duque, Fanabe, 38670 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Costa Adeje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Costa Adeje
#1 Family Hotel in Costa Adeje
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Adeje
#2 Luxury Hotel in Costa Adeje
#2 Business Hotel in Costa Adeje
#2 Spa Hotel in Costa Adeje
#4 Romantic Hotel in Costa Adeje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dream Hotel Gran Tacande 5*
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Dream Hotel Costa Adeje
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Gran Tacande Tenerife
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