Hotel Barceló Santiago  

This hotel is in one of the island’s most scenic spots. Along with great views, you get three main pools and two restaurants.

This place is built into a cliff, which means you get panoramic views over the island of La Gomera and Los Gigantes. Playa de Arena is about a 15-minute stroll away, and you’re 5 minutes’ walk from a sandy beach.

The Barcelo has three huge pools and a good range of eating spots, too, as well as a snack bar which stays open late in summer. There’s also a handful of bars and restaurants just outside the hotel.

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  • 2Buildings
  • 9Floors
  • 400Rooms
  • 4Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Buffet restaurant

This buffet restaurant serves a range of international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's live show cooking with meat, fish and pasta dishes. Not only that but you can enjoy your meal while admiring the views of La Gomera. There's a dress code here, with long trousers for gentlemen at dinner.

3 outdoor pools

There are three outdoor pools to choose from. Dotted with palm trees, sunbeds and parasols you have views of the sea from all three. The pool snack bar is also within easy reach.

Tapas bar*

This place offers a selection of tapas dishes and Spanish wines on the terrace with views of Mount Teide. Open selected days.

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superior twin room with sea view

You have a bit more space in the superior twin rooms sleeping up to three. Plus you get some extras like one free entrance to the spa circuit per stay, a rain shower and your minibar is restocked daily with one bottle of water per person. The balcony or terrace lets in plenty of light with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

twin room with sea view

Twin rooms are modern and decorated in neutral tones with tiled flooring. On the balcony or terrace, you have views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Give this hotel a miss

Having stayed at a Barcelo Hotel in Fuerteventura last year, we expected this to be of the same high standard. We were sadly disappointed. The superior room we had was tatty with chipped furniture and generally in need of a major refurb. Within half an hour of getting to our room (on the 6th floor) we saw a cockroach scurry across the floor and proceeded to climb the dressing table leg. Shortly after that, a lizard appeared down the wall from within the lowered ceiling. Despite informing reception ourselves twice and once by the Thomson rep, it took almost 24 hours for a maid to attend with a spray can As regards the food - well that's another story. We were on half board and for the first four nights the meat at dinner was inedible. The knives couldn't cut through it but when they did eventually manage it, you just couldn't chew it. You could have soled your shoes with it. I think even "Jaws" would have struggled! The wifi was very hit and miss too. We certainly would not recommend this hotel. Barcelo Fuerteventura leaves this hotel standing. Never again here.More

bettywoo1949, Blackburn, United Kingdom

Amazing views

Recently returned from 1 week all inclusive. The views from all around this hotel are great, food and drink when all inc is perfect. The staff are really attentive to all your needs can't say enough good things about my stay here other than i will return in the future.More

alan b, Motherwell, United Kingdom

Nice Hotel

We got back from our trip to Barcelo Santiago a few days ago. After reading mixed reviews on this hotel we weren't sure what to expect.The check in was very quick, we got a glass of champagne each on arrival and the staff were incredibly polite and helpful. We had a room on level 3 (which was on the first floor) which has beautiful views of the sea, rock pools and of La Gomera in the distance. The room was cleaned to high standard every day and the beds were extremely comfortable. The only downside with the rooms is that they are are looking a little tired and could do with a lick of paint. We had mixed opinion about the food. The first few nights we were there the evening meals weren't great. We found that there wasn't a huge choice of meat/fish, and a lot of them were overcooked to the point that we only really ate vegetarian. However, three days in the food dramatically improved. They did live cooking every night, and their sushi was delicious. Also the octopus dishes, the goats meat and the lasagna was very yummy. However, dinner time was slightly chaotic. No one really queued and just barged in everywhere. The waiters were very polite but were obsessed with clearing the tables. On three occasions we went up to get another course, and came back to find our tables had been cleared. This was particularly annoying at dinner when we had paid for our drinks (we were half board), returned to find they had all been cleared and the table reset when we hadn't even touched our drinks. The views from the hotel were gorgeous, definitely the best views in the area. There were always sun beds available with umbrellas no matter what time we went up - we usually went out in the morning and went to the pool in the afternoon. The Animacion team seemed pretty good. We didn't really get involved in the activities so we can't really comment, but they were always getting people involved in the activities. The entertainment in the evening was also really good, especially the Beijing Acrobats. They had different entertainment on every night so there was also something for everybody. The resort itself is pretty quiet, but only a short walk away from Playa La Arena and Los Gigantes. I would definitely recommend getting a boat trip from the harbour at Los Gigantes, 15 euros each for a two hour trip to see the dolphins and whales, definitely recommended! And also a day to Siam Park is well worth the money. Overall we had a lovely relaxing holiday here and for what we paid it was very good value.More

Dannee L,

Excellent Stay

Recently returned from 7 night stay at this hotel. We booked half board but upgrade to All Inclusive on arrival for 21 euros per person, better deal than tour operator offered! As previous reviewers have commented rooms on level 2 are predominately at ground level with coastal path immediately outside the balcony. We were allocated one of these rooms but swift return to reception with a request for a room on higher floor was quickly and efficiently dealt with even though the hotel was near capacity. Well done to all on reception desk, first class service. Hotel is excellent location with stunning views of the cliffs at Los Gigantes. The pool area and pool bar spotlessly clean and well kept, sun beds plentiful even though the ‘dawn patrol’ was evident most mornings! Yes rooms are slightly dated and could do with refurbishment but are cleaned to a high standard every day. Like the rooms, the hotel public areas are kept spotlessly clean. I cannot understand the various complaints regarding the food. There was always an excellent choice for every meal and cooked to a high standard. Yes sometimes it was not ‘piping hot’ but only to be expected when catering for nearly a thousand guests. If you want 5 star ‘fine dining’ this hotel is not for you. I have nothing but praise for the chefs and serving staff. Would I stay here again, most definitely!!!! Room tip, higher the floor, the better. Looking for a nice night out with great band playing everything from Buddy Holly to One Direction, try ‘Old Dogs New Tricks’ at Route 66 across the street. A fun night….More

Fifersdownsouth, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


We were out on a walk, staying in another resort where we had a problem with flies, and came across this tropical haven. We asked the possibility of staying our last 2 nights there and were delighted with the response. This finished off the holiday in the best way possible. A fantastic hotel with fantastic facilities - too many to single out!More

Karin R, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

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Hotel Barceló Santiago
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