Top 5 Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

If you are in need of some winter sun, but simply don’t have time for a week away, then Santa Cruz de Tenerife (the capital of the island of Tenerife) may be the ideal destination for you.  Tenerife is a year-round destination with an average temperature of around 23º during the winter months.  In fact, visit Santa Cruz during the summer and you may find it too hot.


Santa Cruz de Tenerife is just 38 miles (61km) from Reina Sofia Airport (Tenerife South) and about 7.5 miles (12km) from Tenerife North Airport.  If you are flying from the UK, you will need to fly into Tenerife South.

Things to Do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

There’s much more to Santa Cruz de Tenerife than warm winter weather.

The seafront promenade, squares, historic churches and wonderful museums will keep you occupied during your stay.  During the evenings, take a walk through the streets to find a great choice of restaurants.  From Italian to Chinese, you will be spoiled for choice. But, if it’s tapas you’re seeking, then you will not be disappointed.

Where to Stay

We’d recommend a stay on bed and breakfast so that you can experience some local cuisine in the evenings.  Here are our top 5 hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife – although we have many more available to suit the budget conscious or those looking for an indulgent escape.

Iberostar Grand Mencey Hotel

For 5 star luxury, the Grand Mencey ticks all the boxes and is the only 5 star hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The exterior is a nod to the traditional, colonial architecture of the island of Tenerife and this is successfully blended with it’s modern and sleek interior. There are only 4 floors at the hotel and is located in a residential area near the historic centre. The key facilities include:

– Outdoor swimming pool with free pool towels

-3 bars including a pool bar and cocktail bar

-4 A la carte restaurants

-Air conditioned gym

-Spa (minimum age 18) and beauty treatments

-Evening entertainment including live music

Iberostar Mencey, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Silken Atlantida Hotel

A centrally located hotel with panoramic views over the sea, this 4 star hotel is very close to the Cesar Manrique Marine Park with its 22,000m sq of salt-water pools.  You’ll be located near to 3 of the largest shopping centres in Santa Cruz, The Corte Ingles, Meridiano and the 3 de Mayo.  With 144 spacious and modern rooms,  The key facilities include:

-Fitness centre with jacuzzi and sauna

-2 restaurants offering Mediterranean and local cuisine

-Sun terrace



-24-hour reception

-Air-conditioning in public area

Silken Atlantida Hotel, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Escuela Santa Cruz Hotel

This 4 star hotel is located just 1.5km from the sea and 600m from The Don Quijote Park. A small hotel with just 65 rooms, the Escuela Santa Cruz is in a central quiet area and close proximity to the main shops and attractions. Rooms are contemporary in design The key facilities include:



-Outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers

-Car parking

-24-hour reception

-Air-conditioning in public areas

Escuela-Santa-Cruz Hotel

Colon Rambla Hotel

This charming 4 star hotel is located in the downtown of Santa Cruz de Tenerife that is surrounded by a large garden where you can enjoy the swimming pool.  Next to the hotel is the Garcia Sanabria Park and you will also be near to Las Ramblas and the City Hall.  Colon Rambla Hotel has 4 floors and just 40 rooms and you can enjoy the hotel restaurant. The key facilities include:

-Outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace with loungers

-24-hour reception


-Car parking

-Air-conditioning in public areas

-Spa treatments

Colon Rambla Hotel, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Occidental Santa Cruz Contemporaneo

This 150 room, 3 star hotel, is located in the most exclusive area of Rambla de Santa Cruz and close to the Garcia Sanabria Park. You will find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as tourist attractions in the area.  The centre is just 450m from the hotel and the following are the key facilities:

-Cocktail bar serving international drinks

-A la carte restaurant serving international and Spanish cuisine

-Outdoor swimming pool

-2 lifts covering 7 floors

-24-hour reception

-Car parking

-Air-conditioning in public areas

Occidenta Santa Cruz Contemoraneo hotel

If you would like to experience a city break in Santa Cruz de Tenerife either during the winter or summer, just get in contact with us.  You can email [email protected] or call us on 01582 421117.

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