Must have a heated pool and also be in the South I think (for the better weather). Character place preferred but not essential, prepared to spend up to €200 a night I guess so neither top of the range nor bargain bucket. (For 2 adults, 1 10 yo child that is)
Just bumping this as I am also looking at going in early April and interested to hear recommendations. Don't need childcare/kids' clubs but do need pools (ideally at least one heated), very near beach and general niceness.
Iberostar hotel. Very 5 star, lavish buffets, 3 pools - one kiddie pool, one heated pool, one saltwater cold pool, private beach area & excellent facilities. Complimentary visit to a private onsite Spa with all types of therapeutical pools & water massages! Their January sale is on, I think I have the code somewhere..
I'd second the Iberostar Anthelia - although I'd say it's pretty close to top of the range. The do a suite room with an upstairs and downstairs so your 10 yr old could sleep downstairs.
Or another option is Regency Country Club. It's not on the beach, it's in the hills, but 10 mins drive away from the beach and they have a regular bus. Lovely big heated pool and apartments rather than a hotel room, but serviced every day.
Thanks all. Anthelia was top of my list but then we got scared that the vicinity might be horrible. We've been to the Princess Yaiza in Lanzarote which was fab, including the location, is Costa Adeje anything like Playa Blanca?
Be very careful if booking Costa Adeje that your accommodation really is in that bit, rather then Playa De las Americas. They're next door to each other and we ended up literally over the border in CA but it was like being in PDLA really as we weren't near the nice bit of CA. Dubious description by tour operator!! Car hire was cheap though fortunately!