In the heart of Costa Adeje’s most exclusive area, a well-heeled step away from the beautiful, white sand beach of Playa Del Duque and a short taxi ride away from the busier resort centres. There are gift, clothes and jewellery shops in the small shopping centre alongside.
Casablanca meets Laura Ashley - in oversized canopy beds draped in soft cotton with lace tie-backs, great swathes of curtains, cane chairs, and cream walls with ornate pelmets and moulded cornices. Colour schemes are the palest of pastels in ivory, pink (naturally) and cream, with bleached pine or white furnishings.
A fairytale castle of pastel-coloured turrets with arched walls, open walkways and canopied Balinese beds where romantics will feel right at home. Latticed balconies, ornate urns, cane furniture, potted palms and more floaty curtains than your average drapery add to the Moorish style of the lounge and public areas.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast and dinner are served in the El Mirador restaurant; breakfast is buffet style whereas dinner has main courses served at table. Fresh breads, cold meats, hot food to order and chilled cava set you up nicely for a day amongst the palm trees by the pools. The biggest disappointment in the evenings is the lack of ice cream; what fool supposed that a child-free hotel wouldn’t need ice cream in its buffet?
The child free experience really pays off when it comes time to idle away hours at the hotel’s elegant pools, where peace and quiet are the watchwords.
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere but guests are expected to dress for dinner and shorts are off the evening clothes agenda for men.
Who stays there
Couples. Mainly British but also French, Italian, Scandinavian and Eastern Europeans.
- Mature travellers
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- No children
- Modernists and minimalists will hate the twee touches