In the heart of Tenerife’s most prestigious Costa Adeje resort, where it rubs shoulders with the most exclusive and deluxe hotels on the island. A quiet location 20 minutes from South Tenerife airport and a €10 taxi from the nightlife of Playa de Las Américas. My favourite beach, Playa Del Duque, is just 500 yards away as the crow flies but 10 to 15 minutes walk to get around the Bahia Del Duque and Mirador Hotels.
All rooms have a sea view. Standard double rooms have large twin beds pushed together, flat screen TV, WiFi, a selection of pillows, fluffy dressing gowns and fabulous marbled bathrooms with hydromassage showers and baths. Décor is classically elegant in creams and muted earth tones with minimalist clutter. Furnishings combine modern design with traditional materials such as wood and wicker. Balconies are a tad on the small size but the views are more than adequate compensation. Suites and villas have four poster beds so large you need GPS to find one another, plus a private garden or terrace with Jacuzzi, and the option for your own butler service.
Vincci Hotels have taken local inspiration and amalgamated it with the best in contemporary design. The result is a stylish hotel which perfectly fits its surroundings and presents discerning guests with the best of traditional and modern. The Canarian colonial style of open wooden balconies, rectangular turrets and garden courtyards merge with Moorish domes and cutting edge furniture design in wicker, wood and rattan. Outside, tall palm trees punctuate manicured lawns. Inside, low ceilings create intimate spaces decorated in cream and sepia in which rattan sedan-style chairs and four-poster chaise longues draped in cotton curtains combine design with comfort.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is buffet style on the terrace with views over the pools and tropical gardens to the Atlantic beyond. Choice is overwhelming and the standard is as good as any Michelin-starred establishment. The buffet dinner is excellent but less impressive and not cheap. The hotel’s a la carte restaurant, Gourmet Canarios is one of Tenerife’s best restaurants. Chef Javier Mora takes fresh, local produce and transforms it into the most incredible dishes you’re likely to encounter on the island. I can recommend beef with almagrote cheese and papas bonitas with mojo.
Six elegant swimming pools are set on tiered levels amongst decking and sun terraces and surrounded by tropical gardens - take your pick of geometric shape and sunbed style from semi-circular with lounger to rectangular with Balinese-style beds. But the real wow factor of the leisure services is the amazing spa which is set into a volcanic cave with blue uplighting illuminating the rock face. Sweet-scented essential oils fill the atmosphere, candles light the floor and a womb-like atmosphere of total relaxation prevails.
Simply world class. Formal dress is required in the evenings.
Who stays there
Discerning holiday makers and business travellers on expense accounts. Mainly couples and Europeans.
The hotel has continuous offers including hotel+spa, romantic and singles packages.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Gourmet Canario restaurant
- Nammu spa
- Extras are expensive