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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- Rooms: 310 rooms
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The hotel's 5 pools descend in tiers towards the beach. There are hidden terraces, plenty of comfy, cushioned sunbeds, waterfalls and whirlpool baths. Two of the pools are heated.
Canarian cuisine is offered at Las Aguas using fresh, local ingredients.
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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Superb in every way, we will be back next October!
We stayed in October for 10 days with a 4 year old and 18 month old. I emailed the hotel in advance to see if we could check in a little earlier as we started travelling at 3.30am and kindly they emailed me back to say they would do their best. We arrived to a fantastic welcome and we were upgraded to a suite at which point I wanted to kiss the receptionist and after our awful holiday in Mexico at the Paradisus (see previous review) I felt we were going to have a wonderful time. I wasn't mistaken, the hotel is simply beautiful, the food is superb (never seen a breakfast buffet like it) but what makes it are the exceptional staff. NOTHING is too much trouble and for the first time since we became a family we weren't treated as a burden but instead to enjoy a really special time all together by helping us. Louis (beach restaurant) was simply wonderful to two very tired children who entertained them and gave Mummy and Daddy a large glass of delicious white wine. Andrea (lady who cleans at the pool area) was so lovely and helpful every day when we arrived with two children covered head to toe in sand for a shower. Sylvia our did our daily room service was fantastic as she asked when our little one had her nap so she always made sure our room was done before 1pm. Sebastian at the Brasserie restaurant was wonderful with the children, our little boy adored the aeroplane he made him. Ana our babysitter was wonderful too and our two children (who were supposed to be asleep) loved her and allowed us a couple of hours to enjoy dinner on our own. All of the staff though really deserve a special mention - it is you that get people to return every year. I cannot fault this hotel, it was truly exceptional in every way and we will be back next year, saving like mad already! Thank you again!More
A wonderful week in November
Just returned from a very relaxing week at this hotel, as many people report the staff are very helpful and very pleasant. The hotel provides every comfort with water dispensers liberally placed around the grounds, lavish towels in the room and pools, excellent showers and toilets around the grounds, and lots of places to settle down for the day in comfort. The access to the sea is wonderful and you can walk along the sea front path in both directions easily. There are several eating options for day and evening. We were upgraded to a sea view room on arrival and this offered the most spectacular sunset views. We will certainly return.More
Christine Susan J, Crowborough, United Kingdom
Place where your dreams come true
That’s the place where your dreams come true, just tell them to the hospitable hotel team. It is like a separate town with its own habits, splendid views, nice and responsive people. Clock tower is the creative solution – you may see and hear it in any place so that you do not need to think about time. Territory and infrastructure are great. During the whole stay we did not have time to come to mini-club even though it was right behind our apartment. Bahia del Duque is a very quiet place on a quiet coast ideal for family stay and definitely not for those intending to spend active holiday inside the hotel or its surroundings. Its only minus is that after Bahia del Duque you may return only to Bahia del Duque :-)More
We have used this hotel on many occasions but this was the first time we sampled the new villas, which are sensational. they're not cheap but, compared with similar offerings, they are good value. However, notwithstanding the excellence of the villas, the main attraction of this hotel is the staff. Whether it's the ever helpful villa staff, the wonderfully friendly crew at the Beach Club restaurant, or one of the countless gardeners or maintenance staff who keep the property looking beautiful, they are ever helpful and friendly; always looking for ways to make ones stay as enjoyable as possible. The food throughout the complex is very good but a special thanks to the staff at The Beach Club restaurant for the seven glorious lunches we had. If I stay on the bread and water diet I might be able to come back next year.More
Just come home from the bahia del duque after a fabulous holiday. The service and staff are first class. We had a small problem with first room we were allocated (408) and asked to move. they dealt with the complaint efficiently and were extremely helpful. Cant wait to go back !!More
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