Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Canary Islands, Spain
Rising from the site of a grand old Canary Islands estate is the decade-old Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, situated on the south coast of Tenerife and part of Leading Hotels of the World. Spread across 17 subtropical acres, this Spanish resort resembles a magnificent village, with a collection of nearly two dozen oceanfront buildings housing spacious rooms and suites, many with seaside views. The resort is completely full service, with 6 swimming pools, a trio of tennis courts, two squash courts, a fitness center, massage therapy, putting green and plenty of water activities.
The resort's El Duque Beach is a magnificent place to enjoy the island's amiable weather and tropical breezes. Along the sands you'll find well-tended changing rooms, vibrant umbrellas and comfortable deck chairs, as well as several beachfront bars and restaurants. The resort is well equipped to please every palate, with 10 restaurants serving everything from Spanish and Mexican to Italian and French cuisine. The colonial charm of Tenerife makes for a wonderful outing, as does the island's national volcanic park, casinos and observatory.
Location of Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque
Nearest Airport: TFS
Reviews for Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque
Stayed here at the end of June for a week with family, this is a beautiful resort style Hotel, huge grounds with amazing plants and a fish pond my grandson loved, there are also swans and ducks just walking around. The size of the place is vast but there are golf buggies on call if you have mobility problems, the breakfast was also amazing anything you could want, service also was first class, lovely staff. When we checked in we had a lovely glass of ice cold Cava at the bar,complementary very nice.The rooms are very spacious,maybe could do with a refurb but nothing you would complain about,the bathroom is also very nice with double sinks a bath and separate shower cubicle,also very nice la occitane toiletries every day. I can't comment on the restaurants as we are out every night but there are around ten so you could eat here and not leave the resort, the evening entertainment was very good seen a couple of acts in the outdoor courtyard where the kids can run around. I have got to say the secrurity in this hotel is the best I have ever seen, there is a door at the beach club at the bottom of the resort and you can only enter with a keycard this takes you right on to the beautiful Del Duque beach or you can walk along the promenade, the main entrance to the hotel has a barrier so you have to be staying in the hotel to get in, made me feel very safe. Would I stay here again, yes, the drinks are a bit steep by Tenerife standards but it is a truly five star hotel so you have got to expect to pay a bit more for the service, we had an amazing time.
JanDundeeScotland - Dundee Scotland
Beautiful hotel which is situated in a great location. The grounds of the hotel are well laid out and spacious, plenty of places to sit or sunbathe, with comfortable sun loungers. Some of the corridors and walkways are starting to look a little tired and could do with refurbishment. However we had a suite which was very comfortable and well furnished. Staff were excellent, friendly, & attentive, really couldn't fault them. A wonderful hotel for a long weekend break out of season.
hil217 - West Midlands
As our holiday draws to a close, I relish the last few hours in the heaven that is Hotel Bahia del Duque in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. Trip Advisor readers, if you are reading this review in order to help you decide whether or not to book this hotel, I urge you to go ahead and book Gran Bahia, you will not regret it! This is our 3rd visit, having first come in 2013 and then 2016. It is every bit as lovely as we remembered. From the moment you step in to hotel reception, you are made to feel welcome. All the staff are friendly, helpful and courteous, especially Mario in the Lobby bar, who served us our welcome drink on arrival and who remembered us from previous visits. It's that sort of personal touch which makes this hotel so special and unique. The food and service in all the restaurants continues to be excellent. The bedrooms are well cleaned every day and the housekeeping staff are meticulous in their work. The nightly entertainment is very enjoyable and of a very high standard and of course the mini disco continues to be the main highlight of the evening for our younger family members! The waiters in the restaurants and in the Wine Bar are friendly and welcoming and treat you like an old friend. This is not a level of service you get in any other hotel I have stayed in . I particularly want to mention the following staff for their kindness and great service. Ramon in housekeeping who organised a birthday cake, balloons and candles for our 11 year old son in his bedroom as a surprise gift - it was such a lovely thing to do and also all the staff in the buffet who wished him happy birthday when he came down to breakfast that morning. Carlos, Michael and Camillo at the Wine Bar who also brought out drinks, desserts, and gifts for Eddie on the night of his birthday and who also looked after all of us so well over the entire holiday, especially our three sons who will miss all the fun and laughs they shared with these guys. Many great memories to take home with us! Thanks also to Ana Patricia and Benito at the brasserie, who looked after us so well at the pool. Also we must mention Octavian in Hacienda and Stefano at Alisios restaurants who both were outstanding, so friendly and welcoming, and always made time to talk with us and were so attentive in looking after us. So many other lovely staff members who all contributed to us having a fantastic holiday in Gran Bahia, the McCaughan Family thank you so much!! We look forward to returning to this Canarian corner of Paradise some day again soon. Xx
Moylemum - Ballycastle, United Kingdom
Again, what a beautiful, peaceful place with lovely gardens. On arriving I was taken by taxi to the Casa Ducales part of the hotel and dropped off outside, my luggage was taken and I was invited into the reception area for a complimentary drink of Cava. What a fabulous way to start the holiday with the best Cava ever! ( I detest Cava but this was something else). My room was excellent, the air con was fantastic, it was spacious and lovely. I even had another bottle of Cava waiting for me in the room!!! The bathroom was very clean and tidy, with 2 wash basins. The shower was great. The cleaning of my room was of high standard. There were a few maintenance issues with the balcony doors which had to be attended to on more than one occasion - but they were fixed in the end. I would say that the corridors outside of the rooms are little noisy and noise does carry especially when children are around - one insisted on screaming for fun every time he/she got back to the room and then the noise carried on until about 11.30 pm at night before I complained and then it was half an hour before the noise ceased. The Casa Ducale reception area is very peaceful and relaxing.The pools were fantastic, and it was great when pieces of fruit were handed out in the middle of day along with free bottles of water whilst sunbathing. The bars and restaurants are placed exactly right where I was able to keep my sunbed (being a solo traveller) whilst having lunch! The choice of food was excellent and in the Casa Ducale part you get a waiter service at breakfast along with a buffet of different bread, cakes and fruit. Also in the afternoons about 4 pm they bring out a selection of cakes and sandwiches which are free (though I think this is paid for in the price of the room). There was also a wide selection of different alcoholic drinks from Cava to spirits to beer - all free this helped with the expense of the drinks as they were quite expensive but then it is a 5 star hotel. The hotel grounds are so well kept, clean and tidy. the sunbeds are great to lie on as they are cushioned with mattresses. The breakfast restaurant has a wide choice of food - even had a vegetarian selection which I appreciated. The main hotel reception areas are just fantastic - like a palace really. The negative: There is an water aerobics class which takes place at around 12.00 each day with dance music blaring out for an hour which although no-one seemed bothered by it or moved sunbeds it was a bit noisy and if you don't like dance music I guess you could be more than irritated by it. Anyway despite that, the waiters and waitresses and the reception at the Casa Ducale could not do enough for you and on leaving I got given a goodie bag with a few gifts in it which was an added touch. All in all I had a really restful holiday and was certainly recharged when I got home. I'm looking at my holiday for next year. Maybe I shall return for the third time!........
This is our 4th visit to Las Villas and we still love the place. It's the perfect resort for a perfect family holiday. The army of staff are all amazing and always make the kids smile. All staff deserve huge credit but Dolores in particular has made our breakfasts very memorable over the past few years. The food and drink throughout the resort is excellent and the half board deal is great value. At Las Villas we love the space in our villa, along with a great private garden including plunge pool. The main Las Villas pool is great for a swim with excellent poolside service. In addition, there are daily kids' activities - ours particularly enjoyed the midweek circus (also no extra charge). The unlimited afternoon / evening Tattinger at Las Villas is a tremendous bonus for grown ups. All the little extras throughout the resort such as free sweets and marshmallows for the kids, free daily kids' cookies and milk, free kids' club and nightly entertainment, or the free adult day pass to the excellent spa all add to make a phenomenal experience. We look forward to returning again.
Chandra_O76 - Leicester, UK