Pulling up to the Costa Adeje Palace you'll immediately notice that this part of the coast is a little more exclusive than the main drag. We liked the square lobby dominated by a beamed pyramid roof just under which, running round the hall, are grilled windows allowing light to flood the room. In the centre of the room is a small fountain while to one side are views of the pool and the sea further off into the distance. There is also a certain buzz about the place, something intangible that many other hotels can't boast. The Privilege Lounge is situated in one corner of the hall where members of the club can enjoy free use of the business centre as well as hot and cold beverages and snacks. Members are also entitles to a dinner at the La Tosca à la carte restaurant, free entry to wellness centre and discounts on this latter's treatments.
Outside, the pool area and its surroundings are a real pleasure to be in. Not only is it calm and clean, but the grounds, comprising plants and trees and water features cascading over rocks, are superbly maintained and give provide one the finest pool settings we saw. The main pool takes the form of a huge shell, while there is also a smaller pool, a kids pool and a jacuzzi. There is plenty of room around the pools and excellent exposure meaning a full day's sunbathing on the stylish loungers is a real possibility. As well as the cabanas, there are also a couple of tennis courts, a kids playground and crazy golf course. Note that there is a 15? deposit for towels.
There is a full day's programme for both adults and children run by the five English-speaking animators as well as a miniclub with climbing frames, ball pool, painting, games, videos and music. For the whole family there is a film club while in the evening, after the minidisco, is a professional show, followed by another hour of dancing for adults.
The Despacio Spa Centre is a charming little wellness and fitness outfit with a decent gym and six candle-lit treatment rooms for various treatments, including wine therapy! In addition to the hairdresser, there is also a jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and an indoor heated pool with massaging jets.