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Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend & i have just returned from a week at the Santa Barbara after booking it last minute just a couple of weeks ago. When we arrived we were put up in a huge two bedroom apartment when we had expected a small studio which was a lovely surprise!

The beds were incredibly comfortable, we had a lovely living room & kitchen with all mod cons, & a big double balcony. We were on the right hand end of the hotel so didn't have much of a view over the villas but it didn't matter to us as we were so chuffed with the room! Ours wasn't a newly refurbished apartment but was still in great condition, well looked after & spotlessly clean.

The apartments are right amongst good restaurants & bars, but it also has it has its own pool and terrace bar as well which has great views out over the complex & the sea. There is also a well priced supermarket so you don't have to go far for your essentials!

The pools are lovely, very clean, with plenty of sun beds; there's also a jacuzzi/spa pool & a smaller pool for children.

We only spent about 10 minutes in the W pub, it wasn't quite our thing, & we weren't interested in the animation teams activities but there's plenty going on if you're into that!

Some reviews mentioned a smell of sewage but we didn't notice it at all!

Overall it was a lovely hotel, well positioned close to the airport, the staff were pleasant & the rooms were spot on! There are improvement works going on in the hotel which can be noisy but you forget about it pretty quickly, & it's good to see that they're working to update some of the rooms.


  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank Hannah P
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diamondresorts, Manager at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! We’re delighted that you chose to stay at the Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club, and that you had a great time here. We really hope you’ll consider returning here if you come back to Tenerife for another holiday – we’d love to see you again!

Javier Baqueiro
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just come back from our fifth visit. We enjoy these apartment as we know that they are of a high standard, all furniture and fittings are modern and up to date. Our one bedroom apartment didn't disappoint air con, fans Tv in lounge and bedroom, one bathroom en suite, one off the lounge. Staff really friendly. One down side this time had a funny shape balcony which didn't get the sun for very long. Also since we have started visiting this resort we noticed that thy are putting in more sun loungers so there is very little space between lounge. This does put us off using them. Good selection of restaurants in the vicinity as well.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SylviaSmith185
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diamondresorts, Manager at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Thank you for your review – we’re really pleased that you enjoy staying at Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club, and that you had a lovely time on your most recent stay here!

We’re sorry to read your concerns about the sunbeds at the resort, though – we have increased the number that we have as guests have previously raised concerns that there were not sufficient sunbeds available, and we are sorry for any disappointment that this decision has caused to you.

We really hope that this didn’t mar your last stay here, and that it doesn’t dissuade you from returning to Santa Barbara in the future – we’d love to see you again!

Javier Baqueiro
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was my 2nd time at Santa Barbara and both times I have returning with a longing to go back.
The hotel itself is picturesque and very clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful providing outstanding service to make your stay enjoyable on both occasions I have stayed here. Apartments are spacious and well equipped, you will want for nothing in them! There is a supermarket on site, spa & gym facilities, snack bar by the pool and a evening entertainment club. Only down side is the smell from the sewage plant adjacent to hotel.
If you like a morning stroll there is a coastal path at the back of the hotel that takes you around to San Blas, approx. 10/15 minute walk depending on how leisurely you take it. plenty of benches along the path to sit and soak up the sun and listen to the sea. Plenty of lizard spotting for the kids too! In San Blas there is plenty of cafes, shops, bars and restaurant's. There are other shops, bars & restaurant's nearer to the hotel if you don't fancy a small walk.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Wendyb78xx
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Visited this hotel many times in the past 20 years, situated on the shoreline (there is no beach here) with a pathway going out in 2 directions. East as far as Los Obrigos and west to Amerilla Golf. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are spacious, all with balconies facing the sea. The pool bar eating is very good value, the restaurant upstairs - Little Italy - is for more formal dining. We had room service from here one evening - not the best experience, we complained and they did not charge us for any of the other courses. Not bad PR. The check-in staff were extremely efficient, my thanks to the Assistant Manager - Rosario - who helped us out on one occasion.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have a better view of the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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diamondresorts, Manager at Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

We’re delighted that you enjoy staying at Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club – thank you for your review! We’re sorry that you had an unsatisfactory experience with room service on your most recent visit, but we’re very pleased that our team were able to set things right for you. We really hope you’ll come back here for another holiday – we look forward to seeing you again!

Javier Baqueiro
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just back from two weeks in this great hotel,we booked this thru expedia.com,won't make that mistake again.anyway on to the good points,the reception staff were 1st class,can't say enough about how good they were and everyone else so friendly it made for a great holiday.the rooms were spotless and quite spacious.
the only thing that lets this hotel down is it's location,the sewage plant can be a bit smelly at times but the thing that got me was the walk to and from the san blas area up and down not steep slopes but when pushing a wheelchair can be a bit challenging.s.o overall a great hotel if you like the quite life,i loved it

Room Tip: get one away from the sewage plant
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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