About Bahia del Duque
The 5* Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort is a luxury accommodation complex situated in one of Tenerife’s most beautiful destinations. Overlooking the blue waves of the Atlantic, the mysterious Casa del Duque, and with views across to La Gomera, this is one of the most scenic places to stay in Tenerife. This family-friendly hotel is located just an hours drive from the airport and sea port in Santa Cruz, making it easily accessible and convenient for travellers regardless of how they arrive into the Canaries. Boasting a combination of opulent rooms, relaxing spas, and lively and exciting activities for children and teenagers, this Costa Adeje resort is perfect for both a romantic getaway and for a family holiday.
The resort is highly acclaimed around the world, and boasts a number of awards displaying unrivalled excellence. Amongst it’s accolades, the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort is proud to hold the title of Best Destination Hotel 2014, awarded by Condé Nast, and received an Award for Excellence from Sovereign Luxury Travel. For those looking for true extravagance, there are few places better than the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort in the world.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort boasts 299 standard accommodations, and 52 luxurious suites. Double rooms are perfect for couples, while the larger suites are ideal for those travelling as a group or family and wish to lodge together. Most rooms offer views across the warm sands of the Playa del Duque. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to treat yourself, the Casa Ducales rooms are the ultimate in opulence. Featuring a courtesy bar and complimentary butler services, these rooms aim to take travellers back to colonial times, reintroducing the luxurious nature of travel. The resort also offers three unique villas which are perfect for large families and groups. With butler service, private pools, and beautiful lush gardens, the villas are the place to go for the holiday of a lifetime.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort offers a range of activities to keep the whole family happy. Although the diversity of the activities is great, they can typically be grouped into three categories - health and fitness, relaxation, and kids.
In terms of health and fitness, this is one resort where you can truly indulge whilst still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Guests can enjoy a few games of tennis, squash, or golf, can try out free exercises classes in the gymnasium, or strengthen their core with a yoga course. The hotel boasts not one but six onsite swimming pools, so there are plenty of opportunities for taking a dip. Looking at relaxation, the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort is widely considered to house the most well-equipped spa in all of Spain. The spa is L’Occitane branded, so guests can be sure that only the highest quality products are used here.
The hotel offers the Duqui Club for children aged between 3 and 12 years, and the Teen Lounge for older children. Board games, video games, and treasure hunts are just some of the activities that will keep kids of all ages occupied during the day.
Food and Drink Options
The Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque offers guests the choice of eight onsite dining establishments, all of which offer something different. Ranging from Las Aguas serving traditional Canarian cuisine to Asia-Kan offering mouthwatering dishes such as sushi and sashimi, guests really will be spoiled for choice. Some restaurants are reserved for adult diners only, but there are a range of casual restaurants, such as the Beach Club cafe, which cater well to children.
In addition to the dining rooms, there are 12 onsite bars for relaxing with a cocktail or two. The Piano Bar is one of the most popular venues, known for its live music events and extensive cocktail menu. Fancy something a bit more laid back? No problem. The Sports Bar serves up a number of Spanish and international beers, along with classic bar snacks for nibbles.
13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We arrived at this hotel after a long flight. We were amazed by the outstanding reception building. I have to say this hotel deserves its 5 star plus status.
The breakfast is excellent, the staff are curtious.
We had a tour of the facility and even had a 20 minute complimentary spa visit which was very appreciated to say the least.
We have stayed at many 5 star hotels / resorts, this HAS to be my favourite.
- Travel date: Sat 24th of January 2009
Superb! - at every level
"This is possibly the best hotel I have stayed in taking everything into account.
On arrival I was unhappy with my Junior Suite as I was expecting a seperate lounge area. Without the slightest delay I was upgraded to a Villa - which was magnificent!
The accommodation is spacious and well designed, every little detail has been thought of and included.
The public areas were awe inspiring - from the photos I was expecting somewhere a little on the 'brash' side - but no! it was tasteful, convenient and relaxing.
Food in all the restaurants we tried was superb - the best being the Casa del Lago.
Bars and nighlife was varied and stylish - excellent entertainment every night .
Without a doubt in my mind - it was the service that made this Hotels stand out. At all levels - from the welcome at Reception - service in the bars and restaurants - to housekeeping - the level was very professional - but also incredibly friendly.
The beach area was beautiful and well equipped with stylish sunshades and loungers.
This is a 5 star plus hotel - and lives up to it - including the prices which are not for the feint hearted"
- Travel date: Fri 5th of December 2008
Best Experience Ever
"I took my mother to the Bahia Del Duque resort to celebrate her birthday and I can soundly say that it was a birthday she will never forget.
The staff can only be described as second to none in every aspect of the service we received. Multi Lingual, attentive, courteous, each member of the staff exceeded our expectations by far and went above and beyond their roles to help us in any way they could.
There was nothing this hotel couldn't offer, beach location, a stones throw away from all the shops in the area, both heated and sea water swimming pools, fantastic evening entertainment, delicious food and decor that is beyond your wildest imagination.
Forget about self catering apartments from now on. The Bahia Del Duque is worth every penny and more.
We will definately be coming back!"
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of November 2008
Great resort, service didn't match up thou..
"Myself and my husband stayed here for 5 days in October. The resort is very impressive if not a little large and disneyland'ish, we spent alot of time trying to find our way around for the first couple of days. The rooms were nice if not a little small. We didn't find the service that good, infact some of the staff were very rude, especially in the restaurant 'La Tasca', were they arrived at our table with the wrong drinks at least twice and when we pointed out that the drinks weren't ours our waitress stormed off instead of apologising!!!. On the plus side the breakfast buffet was amazing, well worth working up a good appetite for. Also the italian restaurant served up some delicious fare and the staff were very nice. Unfortunately their new ESpa is still not open. It is expensive enough but is very family orientated with mini disco's every nite. I would recommend it for families but maybe not for a quiet getaway for a couple.. A really nice italian restaurant just up to the right when you exit towards the beach, well worth a visit."
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of November 2008
"Just returned from Spain.....this was the best resort that I have ever visited! We (the group) stayed in the Villas. The personal swimming pools were exactly what the doctor ordered. The staff was only a telephone call away and always arrived with a smile. The service was past remarkable. With resorts like Gran Bahia you realize why a vacation is needed. The Villas have various floor plans but all serve the same purpose. My villa was a duplex. I was very happy with the large wading bathtub. The entire master bathroom was outstanding european. The views of Tenerife were breathtaking! If you are in search of a classy, elegant and luxurious vacation destination, this is this place for you."
- Travel date: Sat 27th of September 2008
What a Resort!!!!
"I stayed here for a long weekend in June and my only complaint was that it could not have lasted for so much longer. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, staff where on hand to deal with anything that came to mind. The architecture, layout and location of the resort leave you in amazement for some time. The room was so fresh and inviting with a great en suite, products and an amazing shower. Balcony gave a great view although some upgrading works where happening in the area and mixers where going from after 9 in the morning.
As you wonder around the hotel it is only then that you get any idea to it's sheer size and amenities. The pools and lounging areas are excellent and so comfortable with enough room for everyone to find a special area. Breakfast had arrays of all types of food, pastries, fruit etc. We also had dinner and lunch during our stay and where more than impressed with the quality of food and service. I also took in a relaxation massage in the Spa - although the new ESPA Spa has not opened, I left my treatment more than happy.
Overall I would highly recommend this resort and know for sure that I will be back soon."
- Travel date: Tue 17th of June 2008
Love the new villas
"I had stayed at this hotel for the first time in march 2007 and much as i loved the hotel, the rooms were a bit on the small side and a bit dated. we went back in april this year, this time i had two small kids so we pushed the boat out and went for the villas. they were amazing!! we had our own pool, plus another prviate pool and sooo much space!! it really made a difference. the set up for kids is great and we wouldnt have ordinarily chosen to go back if it werent for our travel company, tots too, that deal only with top notch family hotels and they told me about the villas. we also organised car seats, sterilisers in the room and advance babysitting through them so i just relaxed when i was there (as much as you can with a 6 month old and a 2 year old. the icecream parlour on the promenade was great for the kids - definately worth eating at the cafe outside the hotel as the restaurants there can be a bit on the pricey side! all in all i recommend the villas and travel company, tots too if you are travelling with kids"
- Travel date: Wed 14th of May 2008
The Villas - will be great when building work finished
"Just returned from a week at the new Villas. Our villas was lovely - with a massive bath and rain shower. We think we were the first to stay in the villa as there were a few teething problems, but they were dealt with quickly.
All the villas seemed built but not all were furnished so there was occasional drilling and maintenance noises throughout the day.
The major problem though was the building work going on at the Spa. The Spa is next to the villa complex and is due to be completed in August. The building work is massive and the noise from this site was horrendous when sitting by the villas main pool. We are surprised that some people seem not to see this as a problem as it was incredibly intrusive - maybe they didn't sit by the pool?
After paying a rather large sum to stay at the villas we didn't expect to be sitting next to a building site during the day - a good thing was that at least we knew when it was lunchtime as a loud siren went off to tell the building workers to down tools!!!
Service was OK. The staff were friendly and well intentioned. However, they seemed a little unsure of what they were doing, but we think this is just because the villas are new.
Would we go again - probably, but not until all building works are complete. We were led to believe the works were minor when we checked before we went. Such reassurances will be taken with a pinch of salt next time!"
- Travel date: Sat 12th of April 2008
Lived up to its billing
"We spent a week in one of the newly completed villas. The quality of the rooms, facilities and service was excellent. On arrival we were treated to champagne and chocolate dipped stawberries and lovely touches like this abounded throughout the week. Had a great meal in the new flagship restaurant, although one dinner in the Trattoria was poor.
The resort is an oasis of quality. On the day of departure my wife felt unwell and the hotel were happy for us to remain in the villa until our departure transport arrived, well after checkout time.
There is still on-going development of the spa on site and there is offsite work. It did not spoil the stay. The hotel was recommended to us by friends and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone else."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of April 2008
"We stayed there easter 2008. The room was very good. Most bathrooms in the hotel have been totally renovated the last 2 years, also the rooms have been brushed up. Service always excellent. Special service and afternoon tea in Casa Ducales where we had a room.The hotel has got a lot of restaurants, we recommend La Brasserie for good food and service, and for gourmets: Please try the new Las Acquas. We got a chance to try it before the official opening. The Degustation menu was just fantastic. The Chef has got a Michelin star from Madrid and deserves it. The english Sommelier had composed a Wine menu that fitted perfectly.
The hotel and the garden area, swimmingpools are just beautiful.
Breakfast is fantastic, for Spain extraordinary, no problem with a place at any time.
In february 2008 the hotel cancelled the operation with the neighbour hotel and no they have no problems with overcrowding.
Einar and Hanne Aas, Norway"
- Travel date: Mon 31st of March 2008
"new villas are wonderful but not completely finished as there is building work beening carried out,just in front of the villas. so its a bit noisey but if you can stand some disruption the villas luxury are well worth it. we spent 7 nights here and enjoyed it. just as good as the hotel but more private with own dip pools ."
- Travel date: Sat 8th of March 2008
My wife and myself have just returned af...
"My wife and myself have just returned after spending 2 weeks at this stunning hotel. Everything was how we dreamt it would be.
The grounds were well kept, grass cut short, pools clean as well as the surrounding areas.
The staff couldn't be more helpful, polite and there for you every minute of the day. Everything was to the highest standard.
We will definately be returning. Our only complaint was the 2 weeks went to quick."
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of July 2007