El Duque Aparthotel

Just a short walk from the beach, El Duque teams stylish interiors with 2 big pools.

This place has plenty of style, from its smart marble lobby to its contemporary bedrooms. It also has 2 pools – one of them heated. Theme nights at the buffet restaurant keep the menu fresh.

The hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk to the manmade, sandy beaches of Playa del Duque, and there’s a little shopping complex right next-door.

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Based On 476 reviews

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  • 3Floors
  • Lifts: 9, 1 in each building

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Picnics on request. Afternoon tea, coffee & pastries 16.00-17.00. All Inclusive available up until 12 noon on day of departure.

Drink

Locally produced alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and hot beverages including beer, sangria, house wine & selected cocktails 11.00-23.00. Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

There are two pools, and one is heated all year round.

International buffet restaurant

With themed evenings. Highchairs are available on request and gentlemen are required to wear long trousers for dinner.

Entertainment

The entertainment programme boasts a large variety of activities that changes each week. You can expect quizzes, bingo and cabaret nights.

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1-bedroom apartment with pool view

1-bedroom apartment with pool view sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child, with twin beds and a sofa-bed for 2 children or 1 adult. With a separate lounge, kitchenette with microwave oven and 2 electric rings.

studio

Studio sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with twin beds and sofa-bed - can be sold as a single. With kitchenette, microwave oven and 2 electric rings.

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Enjoyable stay.

Went all inclusive with First Choice & upgraded to 1 bed apartment (worth doing) overlooking small pool. Some rooms do have poor views! Apartment had plenty of space and was comfortable. Complex is clean and tidy, and staff are cheerful and helpful. Service is very good: we arrived late (missing dinner) and food was provided in our room, also there was a minor problem with the bedside lights which was sorted very quickly. Food plentiful and as a vegetarian I did have a good choice. No queues for meals (hotel was pretty well full). Lots of salads and fruit. Local shopping centre for supermarket and new food court (worth a visit). Bus stop nearby (good service). Complex is close to facilities (including new swanky shops at the C/C El Duque) but away from the coastal strip (so no hassle from vendors etc!) - a haven of peace and quiet! Only negative is lack of Wi-Fi, but most cafes/bars will oblige. Hope you enjoy - we did.More

Petsnelson, Norwich, United Kingdom

Most Outdated Hotel Ever

Booked this hotel through Barrhead Travel which is a Thomson's Hotel. Worst choice ever. Staff are most miserable bunch I have ever associated with. Couple of waiters and couple of bar staff very nice but reception, cleaners and others as miserable as ever. Rooms were kept clean but could have changed bed sheets a bit more. NO INTERNET......was told by rep to just go and buy a coffee in cafe just outside hotel but not to mention you stayed in hotel otherwise they won't give you password.......I had a band stuck to my wrist. Asked for password and was clearly told NO! No English on TV. Thomson Rep tried to palm us off with some rubbish about sky so can now understand watching movies in German or Spanish. Entertainment was awful. Was there for Christmas and New Year. Was putting up with entertainment at New Year until the kids entertainer came on and started singing the most depressing song ever. Food was lovely at New Year, must admit they did go all out on Hogmanay menu. Otherwise it was just the same things for the fortnight we were there. One night of Mexican and one night Italian then International the rest of holiday. All Inclusive.....don't waste your money. Breakfast starts at 7 but the one bar that was open didn't start still 10 and your all inclusive finished at 11pm but by that point a lot of guests had left to go somewhere there was life and entertainment as got fed up with kids disco. From experience of all inclusive there is constant food on the go, might as well just have paid full board as you only eat when restaurant is open. Snack Bar only served burgers or pizza between 1pm and 3pm, at this point lunch was being served in restaurant? Definitely won't be returning to this hotel and will not be recommending it, will be telling all to look elsewhere.More

Joanna L, Cumbernauld, United Kingdom

Pluses and minuses of Aparthotel El Duque

This was the second time we had visited this hotel, the first having been a couple of years ago. We went for Christmas which may not be everybody's cup of tea but it suits us! I can't claim that we could completely get away from the festive season but it was much more watered down in the sun and good weather! Don't go there expecting carols and you Christmas dinner anyway! The hotel hadn't changed much, the bar was slightly better positioned and the restaurant seemed a bit more comfortable, you can also hire towels with just a deposit for your whole stay. Nothing else of interest seem to have been added since our last visit anyway. Pluses of the place are; plenty of sunbeds at the time we stayed anyway, the kids pool has 4 canopied double bed loungers which are big enough for the whole family, apartments are bright and airy, mattresses fab, cleaners very thorough and seemed to be there daily, only half an hour transfer time, lovely big pools if on the chilly side in December, 10 mins walk to beach but close to surrounding bars, restaurants and shops, no noisy entertainment lasting into the night as everything closes down at the hotel by 11. Minuses; apartments starting to look shabby and in need of an update, furniture marked and sheets threadbare, even the heated pool is very cold, the slight cockroach problem, restaurant workers can be quite officious and the food is quite repetitive after a week we ended up eating out, no coffee, or other drinks, available between 10 when the breakfast finishes and 11 when the bar opens and you have no kettle in the room, very slippy bath with no shower mat we bought one for 7 euros in the end, don't even think about there being any TV you can watch, ashtrays outside a very scarce commodity and a very weird system if you wanted to pay for an ice cream you had to go to reception and then bring the receipt back to the bar! Overall we had a great time and never stopped laughing the whole time we were there. The sky was blue and the temperature barely dropped below 25c. We love Tenerife and Costa Adeje but I don't think there will be a 3rd visit to Aparthotel El Duque.More

Clare B, Eye, United Kingdom

Nice hotel

Just returned from a Christmas break at El Duque. We had the ground floor in block D. Very spacious, very clean room. Slightly disappointed as our balcony looked onto the back of the shopping centre, but not a massive problem. Room was cleaned everyday, clean towels everyday. We were bed and breakfast, food not bad, one of the waiters was very rude and shouted at us when we came in for breakfast that the restaurant was full.... I don't care if it was full or not... I paid for breakfast so I expect to have a table for breakfast! Another waiter kindly found us a table. We had to pay a 20 euro deposit for a kettle for our apartment, no idea why?!?. If we wanted a drink at the pool bar we had to go to reception, pay for what we wanted then take the receipt to the bar, again, no idea why?!?. Grounds and pool area very clean and well kept. All staff (apart from that one waiter!) very friendly and pleasant. Would stay here again. More

c_clark25, Dundee, United Kingdom

Perfect for our needs

El Duque is a little bit tired in places, but was absolutely perfect for our needs. The rooms are very clean, as are the public areas. All staff were very pleasant, particularly in the bar and restaurant. Evening entertainment was a bit of a hit and miss. We were all inclusive so all local spirits and beers / wines / cava were included in that together with branded soft drinks, coffees, etc. We had two studio appartments which were on the ground floor and had enormous verandas, overlooking one of the pools. One pool was heated and the other was freezing, but we're from Scotland, so it wasn't as cold as the weather back home. All in all a great hotel, which had everything we needed and the location was a short walk from the sea front, bars, restaurants and other local attractions.More

ClanThomson, Midlothian

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