First time visit to Tenerife, the land of hotels and apartment complexes! Went for the winter sun, and would have been disappointed if I wanted to visit an interesting island because this is not! We drove all around the island, saw some interesting cliffs and a volcano. Wouldn't go again.
However, to the hotel itself, if you want sunshine and a beach holiday the hotel is fine. In a nice area of Tenerife, very close to a nice shopping centre, upmarket variety.
It should be noted that the hotel does not have a private beach or private beach access. There are two pools, one which is heated and quite warm - I managed to get in it and swim on a cold day in January - and I hate cold water! Plenty of sun beds available, towels provided.
The hotel room was good - would have preferred one with some sunshine in the afternoon so maybe ask for that. The sea is quite a way off so not really worth asking for a sea view. The room had a large bathroom with full bath with shower over, separate shower cubicle and a separate toilet cubicle. Two sinks as well. There was a safe in the room (free) but no iron or board. There was also a flat screen tv and a fridge. Turn down service in the evening with chocolate. Bath robes and slippers too! Bed was a little on the hard side!
Officially wifi is free in the lobby and not available in the rooms. We managed to pick up wifi in the room from neighbouring hotels - easily on the balcony and ok in the room sometimes.
We were on bed and breakfast basis and the breakfast was superb. The hotel was very busy at breakfast but we never had a problem getting a table - better because you just walked in and selected a table rather than having to queue to be seated. This worked very well. The food was superb - I can't think of anything that was not available - and if a dish became empty it was refilled almost immediately - even with only five minutes serving time left. The violin music in the morning was very pleasant.
Between the hotel and the beach (via the exit by the pool) there are a couple of restaurants and a shopping centre with a supermarket (ideal for purchasing a bottle of wine for the room) etc. Also shops selling beach clothes, shoes etc. More restaurants and an ice cream parlour can be found along a very pleasant walk along the boardwalk.
We didn't eat in the hotel in the evening but did enjoy the restaurants in Caleta (by car) as they were mainly fresh fish restaurants overlooking the sea. Also travelled to Carlos Restaurant twice (out of five nights).
Car parking was available (free) in the basement of the hotel with lifts up to all floors. Need room key card for access.
Overall the hotel was very good and would stay there again in the unlikely event that I return to Tenerife.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the exclusive Costa Adeje area, beside Playa del Duque, in a glorious setting overlooking the sea with a beautiful view of southern Tenerife and the Island of La Gomera. This magnificent Canary mansion offers a peaceful and intimate atmosphere, splendid gardens and swimming pools for relaxation and enjoyment - the perfect spot for an unforgettable break. The construction is divided in four colonial style blocks: Sansofe, San Sebastian, Malpais and Casa Fuerte. Gran Tacande · Wellness & Relax not only offers magnificent seaviews from its rooms and suites, but also top Canary, national and international cuisine in its exquisite and pleasantly discrete restaurants. Take in the relaxing atmosphere of the “Vitanova Spa” thalassotherapy centre, where you can benefit from the thermal waters and special treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dream Hotel Costa Adeje
- Dream Resort Costa Adeje
- Gran Tacande Tenerife
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