Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque  


Arriving at this hotel is a bit like stepping into a fairytale film set. Quirky turreted buildings resemble small castles in shades of lemon, terracotta and pink. And they’re laid out village-like around pretty squares. But it’s not just its charming architecture that sets this place apart. On every level, it deserves to be part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World chain.

Take dining as an example. You’ve got nine restaurants here - from a French brasserie with chandeliers and potted plants to a rustic Spanish venue with checked table cloths and a strumming guitarist. One night you’ll be enjoying the informality of an Italian trattoria, the next putting napkin to collar in a restaurant that’s rather like a dining room in a stately home. There’s even a contemporary restaurant that wouldn’t look out of place in uptown New York. What's more, nearly all the restaurants offer up a children's menu, ideal if you're with the little ones.

The guest accommodation, meanwhile, is in comfortable rooms and sumptuous villas. Plump armchairs, minibars and TVs come as standard in the bedrooms, while the villas really raise the bar on luxury. In these, you’ve got a private pool and garden, whirlpool bath and seriously opulent furnishings.

The pool scene is pretty special, too. Discreet sun terraces are dotted around five swimming pools that descend in tiers towards the beach. And for ‘beach’, read ‘800 metres of soft golden sand’. Plus there's a children's pool, kids' club and teens' club to keep the younger guests happy.

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  • 20Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 6Lifts
  • Rooms: 310 rooms
    46 suites

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Las Aguas Canarian à la carte restaurant

Canarian cuisine is offered at Las Aguas using fresh, local ingredients.

El Duqui kids' club

Fun for little ones aged 3 to 12 years, with activities, afternoon shows and a mini-disco each evening.


Michal Novotny, the prestigious sports physiotherapist has opened a practice within the Bahia del Duque Spa. The peaceful, outdoor spa features thalassotherapy treatments and hot stone massage with lava rocks. There's a sauna, a healthy-eating restaurant, a thalassotherapy pool and a beauty salon here too.

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Villa sleeps up to 4 with pillow menu, hydro-massage shower, four poster bed, luxury toiletries, private terrace and sun deck, dining area and private, heated infinity pool.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with pillow menu and hydro-massage shower.

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Another brilliant stay

We have just returned (sadly) from a brilliant week at this fab hotel.We were lucky we had lovely weather which always helps especially as we had 3 children our twin grand daughters age 20months and Olivia age 5.We travelled as a family with our daughter and husband.We requested 2 rooms on ground level as the twins are rather active.We got exactly that very pleasant overlooking a small kiddies play area(we didnt even know it was there) and we have been 4 previous times both with and without the kiddies.The entertainment both for the kids and adults just flowed in the evenings the junior disco was a great hit with the kids they love it.The hotel has so much to offer and although very full there is loads of room (except round kids pool) but there were rather a lot of kiddies Our room maids service was excellent the ladies are charming. Our welcome drink was appreciated.The kiddies club kept ours occupied for an hour each morning and is so well run.The restaurants very good and as always the breakfast for me rate amoung the best breakfasts buffets i have attended so much of everything and always plenty of choice hot cold and even a glass of champagne should you desire. .I would often stroll around the grounds for an hour at night trying to get the babies asleep and just have to say the hotel grounds and views to sea and over the pools are breathtaking busy hotel but an air of tranquility.If i could change anything it would be increase the size of the kiddies pool by joining with the adults pool maybe put a pirate ship in the centre or something as the kids pool is always full and the surrounding area but hardly anybody uses the adjacent adults pool and also use one of the restaurants to cater for kids meals from 5.00pm-7pm as young kids need to be fed a little before adults and the restaurants dont open before 7pm maybe have character dinning.!! These suggestions only applies to families with young kiddies My husband and i come to the hotel at least once a year by ourselves and wouldnt even think of the fore mentioned . All in all we love this hotel and are always planning our next visit before we even vacateMore

laurapooEssex, essex

Excellent Hotel

Just returned from a week here, had standard room which was very quiet and well equiped, the whole place is outstanding with lovely areas to sit and relax, never had a problem with getting sunbeds and the staff are very friendly and obliging. We ate in La Trattoria, Las Tasco, The Brasserie and Haicienda restaurants and had lovely meal in all of them with the prices being resonable for 5* resort we also ate in a lovely Italian just outside the resort. Visited the Piano bar every evening for the live music some nights they had better quality artists than others but on the whole very good, nice place to sit and enjoy a cocktail. We very much enjoyed our holiday and will return in the futureMore

reader21, Crawley, United Kingdom

Ss you can see we love it, BUT

This was our fourth visit to this hotel and we still love it but there are some improving’s that has to be done: Last time ( 7-21/4 2013) we visit the Hotel it was school holidays in UK and there were a lot of young people occupying the heated pool, even when we had aqua gym, diving and screaming. Read what an another guest wrote on Tripadviser this March, I suggest that you make the pool besides the children’s pool a heated one and make the pool by the Brasserie an ADOLTS ONLY pool. I think it is very common that parents have both babies and youngsters and they could check them better if there were two pools near each other. I think, as you can see on Tripadviser, a lot of your ordinary guests choose this hotel to have a relaxing time and that is impossible with this youngster all over the place, to solve this problem you should have two heated pools. Best regards Stig Blomberg SwedenMore

Stig B, Sweden

Outstanding Resort

I've been three times in this hotel and personally it is my favorite in the Canarias Island. Service is great and the breakfast is just ideal with plenty of choices and fresh fruit. You have many magical places in the hotel and the beach is good. The room allocation is great, however, I think they should improve their system to identify guest recognition because I have been there three times and they did not know that. However is beautiful and people are very charming!More

DiegoLV, Montreux, Switzerland

Choose your moment to go depending on your needs

I think this hotel tries to be all things to all people which works in some areas and not others. We arrived and had booked 2 doubles with balcony for both rooms and we strongly requested they be sunny. We ended up with a twin and a double with only one having a dark, teeny weeney balcony. We asked to move and were shown some pretty awful rooms, one backing onto the main buffet restaurant and another with no balcony again! To cut a long story short we upgraded to the Villas which we had stayed in when first opened. The villas are very nice and we had our own pool and this was definitely a good move. The main hotel was full and people were packed in like sardines with some quite unruly children. We like children, don't get me wrong, but they are allowed to run wild disturbing others with their parents totally ignoring them. Even at the villas they were noisy and running wild. We know this isn't the hotels fault but they should have more adult areas to suit those people that want a peaceful holiday. We found refuge in the spa pool, but you have to pay for this and we had already paid enough to stay in the villas!! Food was a mixed bag too but then when running at full capacity I suppose the kitchens are stretched. Also you had to book quite a bit in advance to get a table in most of their restaurants. Would we go back? Probably, but out of season and to the villas only. The main hotel would be a no go for us as would school holiday periods! PLEASE hotel Gran Baia Del Duque, give more consideration to those holiday makers that don't have small children!!!More


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