A Closer Look at Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

Fri, January 9th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery

My opinion: Nothing at Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque comes cheap, from the room to the a la carte restaurants on site but everything is top quality, from the food to the materials and toiletries in the rooms. Despite the number of newer, deluxe hotels that flank it, this is still a top notch hotel and you get what you pay for.

 

Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

Location, location: The Bahía Del Duque dominates the Costa Adeje coastline directly behind the pristine El Duque beach and alongside the Plaza Del Duque shopping centre.

 

Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

Rooms and Grounds: Laying the foundations for the luxury development that now trademarks this part of the coastline, the Bahía Del Duque was constructed in 1993 and is designed to resemble a 19th century Tenerife village, including a landmark mock-up of the tower of the church of La Concepción in La Laguna. The 19 buildings housing rooms, bars, restaurants and reception areas form a series of small plazas surrounded by landscaped gardens and interconnected by walkways which means, despite the hotel’s size, there are lots of cosy, intimate corners and quiet recesses.

 

Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

The hotel has 299 double rooms and 42 suites and Junior suites with sea or garden view, which are decorated in colonial style to fit with the 19th century design theme and in soft, muted creams and beige to maximise the light. Beds are enormous, dreamily comfy and have half canopies; there’s oodles of floor space, the en suites are luxurious with nicely scented toiletries and there’s a terrace or balcony with table and chairs. There’s also free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, a pillow menu and the best stocked mini bar I’ve ever seen. Suites and Junior suites have more floor space, bigger balconies and better views. For those with the wallet size to afford it, you can upgrade to the lovely Cases Ducales with its own reception and dining room where you’ll get more floor space; a bigger en-suite with a chic, louvre effect divider and Acqua Di Parma toiletries, and a free bar with snacks.

 

Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

Facilities: Five swimming pools cascade down the hillside, two of them heated, culminating in the large, stylish pool and bar restaurant behind the beach from which there’s direct access onto the beach. The hotel’s fabulous spa is set in its own gardens, away from the main hotel and has won the Conde Nast Best Spa in Spain award for the last 2 years. For €35 you can soak, splash and relax the day away in amazing surroundings. There’s the Duqui Club for 3-12 year olds and a teen lounge with videos, Playstation, table football and a chill out zone.

 

Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

Food: There are 8 restaurants and snack bars in the hotel grounds ranging from the adults-only, Las Aguas gourmet restaurant to the Beach Club beside the lower pool which has live entertainment at lunchtime. Breakfast and buffet dinners are served in the Bernegal restaurant which has enough choices to send decision making skills into turmoil. Then there’s the Asian, French, Italian and Spanish restaurants to enable you to eat your way around the world.

Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque is ideal for: singles, business, couples (incl. honeymooners) and families

Posted : Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 1:05 pm
Category : accommodation
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