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Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Avd del Atlantico, Urb Golf de Sur, 38620 San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain   |  
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Stirling
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Have visited here before (as a child) and have to say it's still as beautiful as I remember it. The receptionist was very helpful when we arrived and the apartment we stayed in was lovely, and had a gorgeous view of the marina (first time I've stayed somewhere and not had a pool-view).
The complex was spotless (despite renovations going on), the staff were all friendly and helpful, and the weather, despite being forecast for storms, stayed blindingly sunny the whole time.
For the first time we dined in the restaurant in the complex and I have to say, it was a wonderful surprise - lovely food, great atmosphere, and if you were lucky you and had a seat by the window you could see the evening entertainment on the patio below. I'm only sorry we didn't find out about this restaurant until near the end!
The only thing I will say is that, due to this visit being outside of peak tourist season it was far too quiet for us, both is the resort and the surrounding area - especially at nights.
Will definitely be back here though!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
It is very reassuring to read that we live up to your childhood memories and you were not disappointed once you arrived at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club. Thank you very much for sharing your impressions! We are pleased to read that you found out team helpful and welcoming and that that you have enjoyed your dining experience. We do hope you will be soon coming back for a second helping!

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Javier Baqueiro
Resort Manager
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at the Santa Barbara for a night before moving on to join our family at another resort. We had visited this resort when it was first built but never stayed there previously. What a lovely experience. On arrival the receptionist was so helpful and the booking in so painless. Everybody was extremely helpful. The entrance lounge and reception were decorated for Christmas and this was a wonderful introduction to our stay. We had booked a studio room and were delighted to find we had been allocated a lovely one bedroomed apartment. It was clean and fresh and very spacious. Santa Barbara is in a good position with plenty of choices when it came to restaurants. I wished we had booked to stay there for the week and will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Travelled with my daughter in mid September for a four night rest and relaxation break. The weather was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful and our accommodation and surroundings spacious, clean and very comfortable. Also several nice eateries within walking distance. We could not have asked for more

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This resort really blew my expectations away! I stayed here with my family from the 21st of December to the 29th. We luckily got given two of the brand new rooms that had just been recently refurbished. The rooms were immaculate, comfiest beds ever, and i have never slept on such comfy pillows in my life! A flat screen TV was in both the bedrooms and living room, with a wide selection of channels which was perfect for viewing christmas eve and chirstmas day television on BBC 1 and BBC 2. The living room was really big, everything looked gleaming, brand new, even came with a dock station so i could plug my iphone in a listen to music every day! The kitchen was also very well equipped, came with everything you could ever need! Touch screen hobs, oven, microwave, massive fridge and crockery a set f 5 fancy knives and even an orange juice extractor which came in very handy :) The kitchen was perfect for making our fruit filled breakfast every morning and there was also a shop down from the lobby with fresh spanish food. The bathroom was also just perfect, so clean! Lovely shower and bath and a vanity mirror with perfect lighting for applying makeup. We did not eat at the restaurants as we liked to go out and experience real spanish tapas out and about but there seemed to be a great selection of food! The staff here were all so lovely, and gave us lots of tips for where to go and where not to go. The weather was amazing, stayed around 25 degrees celcius every day and maxed 30 one day aswell which was nice! There was also a pianist which played in the restaurant every night and he played some really nice relaxing music, the pool area is really nice too, lots and lots of comfy new sun loungers. The pool was massive, and they had just opened a new pool for young children which was nice, not to say that i actually went in myself! there is a gate from the swimming pool which means you can leave the resort straight onto the coast (no beach) which was perfect for taking evening strolls down while watching the sunset. all in all there is not one thing we could fault from our stay, Oh and for anyone worried there is Wifi in the lobby and access to 2 computers. Great prices and a great stay which meant we had a magical christmas :) Thank you Santa Barbara!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This has been the most beautifully holiday ever.
The climate was very hot and consistent the whole time.
The hotel just fantastic really amazing this is one of the places you must visit before you die.
From swimming with dolphins to visiting a volcano to playing golf what more can I say.
Most definitely recommend it Tenerife is the best place on the planet!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Just spent a week 4th to 11th of Jan at the Santa Barbara. This place is huge!!!! got lost several times for the first couple of days ;-)

Room - gorgeous large 1 bed apartment with all mod cons, very clean as is the whole place

Pool - lots of sun loungers with nice thick pads, never had a problem getting one even when we didnt get to the pool till 11am, found a nice quiet spot behind little italy.

Facilities - cant really comment on this as we were mainly using the hotel as a base and ate out every night and only used the pool but i did see signs for a gym and there was a good list of activites if you wanted to do things.

Staff - The maids, bartender and reception staff we encountered were all very helpful and so welcoming.

Would we return? Yes, would we recommend? Yes

Have a great time if you go here, you should do !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts following your recent stay at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club - we are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable time here with us.
It is very important to us to ensure that our quests can relax in clean and friendly surroundings, therefore, we are happy to read that you found the apartment you were staying at conveniently equipped, our resort well maintained and our team members helpful and welcoming.
We are very happy to know that you would recommend Santa Barbara and may be returning for another visit - we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Kind regards
Javier Baqueiro
Resort Manager
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Hi,
Just spent five days in Santa Barbara Golf Resort near Tenerife Sur airport. We got a last minute bargain and stayed in a luxury two bedroom apartment for nextto nothing. Ryan air flights for £150 approx and £24 for I Park parking at Liverpool airport for four nights. Very close to the terminal indeed and not as apcked as the long term car park.
The hotel was clean and Moorish in design. There was a pool and two bar/restaurants serving Ok food. We only ate there on day one as we wanted to exp[lore.
We hired a car for 100 euros for three days and petrol is not expensive.
The hotel gave us the hire car number in the nearby San Blas commercial centre.
Fishing coves with restaurants worth visitin are El Medano, Los Abrigos and La Caleta.
To see an old town go up North in the car to La Laguna; a colonialised old town with a not so pretty rest of town. The motorways are good and not charged as they are in many European countried.
~If you like fresh fish La Tasquita in the port of Los Abrigos serves delish fish and huge portions but tis a little bit pricy.
For wild sea and a beach bar go to La Pirata bar on La Tajita beach which is situated a cou-plke of kms from Los Abrigos.
(5 ish euros in taxi)
Theres a little tiny cove with people living in caves and tipis as well but thats my secret and those who have already discovered it.
Buenas vacaciones.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Owner at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for this detailed review of your recent stay at Santa Barbara – we feel sure that the information you’ve provided will be greatly appreciated by other travellers! We’re really glad that you enjoyed your stay here, and we hope we’ll see you again!

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Address: Avd del Atlantico, Urb Golf de Sur, 38620 San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > San Miguel de Abona
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in San Miguel de Abona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club 4*
Number of rooms: 279
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moorish-inspired architecture and beautifully finished luxury accommodations, some overlooking the Atlantic, are just two of the features that make Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club one of the finest resorts in Southern Europe.Nestled on the sun-drenched southern coast of Tenerife, Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club boasts a truly superb range of facilities including swimming pools, landscaped gardens, shops and even its own gymnasium.A golfer's paradise, the fairways that host the prestigious Tenerife Open are just a few steps away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Golf And Ocean Club
Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club Hotel San Miguel De Abona
Santa Barbara Hotel Ocean
Santa Barbara Resort Ocean
Santa Barbara Tenerife
Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club Tenerife, Spain

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