A cozy clifftop hotel, the Barcelo Santiago is a top choice for visitors who would like to stay around the Los Gigantes area. This comfortable hotel is perched at the top of Puerto de Santiago, with views of the ocean that are hard to beat. It is located on the south-west coast of Tenerife and has an incredible view of the setting sun in the evening, that is nothing short of magnificent.
It is a large hotel, which feels safe and secure, with an array of amenities and activities on its grounds. The beach itself is walking distance from the Barcelo Santiago, as well as the Puerto de Santiago center, which can be perused for some shopping. It is only a kilometer away from Playa de Los Gigantes, where many of its guests like to spend their days.
Barcelo Santiago is a family-friendly hotel that has entertainment for every age group. Children will have plenty of activities to choose at the mini club, where there are many ways they can keep busy, whether in the sun or outdoors. The staff is accommodating and always ready to assist, making your stay comfortable and a breeze. Wheelchair access makes it possible for visitors with disabilities to navigate the premises without hassle, and 24-hour room service will guarantee that you can always get what you need within minutes.
There are 400 rooms available at the Barcelo Santiago, with junior suites, deluxe suites, and rooms, and sea view rooms to choose from, to suit your liking. All rooms come equipped with free wifi connection, a terrace, air conditioning, and iPhone docking stations and a minibar. Because it was built on top of the cliffs, you will have access to spectacular views of the sea and the sunset, but also the island of La Gomera and the cliffs of Los Gigantes.
The Barcelo Santiago is fitted with amenities and activities that will ensure that boredom will never ensue. It has several swimming pools to choose from, with one kiddie pool for the little ones, but also an outdoor pool that is heated during the colder winter season months. A variety of day and night entertainment is available to those who like to keep busy, even offering a mini club for children, complete with fun things to try, such as handicraft and painting workshops.
If you are someone who likes to stay active when on vacation, the many sports amenities will undoubtedly have something for you at any given time. There is a gym to cater to your daily workouts, tennis courts, and a sports court that can be used for all sorts of ball games.
After your workout, you may need a little pampering, for which you can head on over to the spa, which has hydro massage seats in a heated pool, a Turkish bath, an essential oils bath, aromatherapy, and a toning pool. A sauna will help you sweat out the cocktails from the night before, while an ice spring will get your blood flow going.
The hotel restaurant has a buffet that will blow you away, as its selection in daily dishes are guaranteed to make your mouth water. A variety of meat, fish, and pasta dishes will offer something for anyone’s palette, with kids menus also available for the younger visitors. If you feel like relaxing with some tapas and wine, the Tasca Bar will have some authentic Spanish dishes to serve up for you, along with a great selection of local and European wines.
During the day, you may want to hit the poolside snack bar for some appetizers that will go well with your cocktails or juices, while the reception bar or theatre bar will allow you to unwind in a quieter and more upscale setting.
Acces to Beach
From the Barcelo Santiago, the beach is easily accessible via a short walk, where you will have several coves to choose from. Approximately 1 kilometer away is the beach of Los Gigantes which is an ideal spot for a little swim in the sea, or a family picnic.
How to Book
Making your reservations through booking sites such as Thomas Cook can help get you the right deal for the right price, as you will be able to filter out your preferences, and also avail of package deals that include flights, hotel, and rental cars. You will often encounter savings of up to 300£, as they will have a unique promo code that you can use during the checkout process.
Booking through TUI, formerly known as Thomson will give you the option to book not only your flights and hotel but maybe even a cruise that passes through the resort towns you would like to visit. Many of these sites offer low prices at hotels like Barcelo Santiago, even during peak months.